Please note that this listing is provided as a sample of external funding and resources that may be available to students, and is provided for your information only. CaPS and McGill University accept no responsibility for the content of the non-McGill linked websites below.

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A-1 Auto Transport Annual Scholarship openURL
Submit an essay to win one of the 3 scholarships.
Deadline: March 10
Buffered VPN Privacy & Security Scholarship openURL
Submit an essay to win this scholarship. Applicants must be identified as woman, currently pursuing or plan to pursue a degree with a focus on math, science, engineering or technology (STEM).
Deadline: July 01
CGStudio - Scholarship openURL
Submit an essay to win this scholarship.  Must be a full-time student.
Deadline: April 16
COIT Cleanin GIF Scholarship Contest openURL
Win this scholarship by design a GIF that showcases how to clean your space fast and effectively.
Deadline: August 31
Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada Scholarship Program openURL
Submit an essay to win this scholarship. 
Deadline: April 09, 2018
Cover Guy - Annual Scholarship openURL
Scholarship for students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in the USA or Canada. Essay topics must be in and around the applicants experience with hot tubs or backyard experiences.
Deadline: July 01
Creative Armenia - Challenge to human rights filmmakers openURL
Calling all filmmakers to submit a 60-second video, no dialogue, portraying something about human rights. Something close to your heart. The winner receive $5000 as well as social exposure.
Deadline: December 15
Creative Biolabs Scholarship Program openURL
Win a scholarship by submitting an essay about your views on a specific topic in the science field.
Deadline: October 21
Ecommerce-Platforms.com - Ecommerce Marketing and Technology Science Scholoarship openURL
Submit an essay to win this scholarship. 
Deadline: November 15, 2017
EssayPro - Essay Writing Contest openURL
Submit an essay to win this scholarship. There are prizes for 3 places.
Deadline: January 20
Forktip Women’s Innovation Scholarship openURL
Scholarships to female students enrolled full or part-time, studying at any accredited university/college in the US, Australia, Canada, UK, Singapore or New Zealand.
Deadline: September 15
Health Spawn - Health & Fitness Scholarship openURL
Submit an essay to win this scholarship. Must be enrolled in a college/university.
Deadline: December 14
Job-Applications.ca - Working Parent College Scholarship Program openURL
Submit an essay to win this scholarship. Must be a full or part-time student in an accredited Canadian post-secondary educational institution. Must be a legal resident of Canada. Must be a residential parent of at least one minor child.
Deadline: December 08
Just Rent to Own Scholarship openURL
Submit an essay to win.  Open to all students currently enrolled for any educational program at any educational institute.
Deadline: April 10
Law Office of Renkin & Associates - Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness/Law School Scholarship openURL
Scholarship for a current or incoming law student at an accredited U.S. law school who has been affected by or dealing with issues related to lymphoma or leukemia. Must be a U.S. citizen with a minimum CGPA 3.0.
Deadline: July 31
Louer.com - Student Scholarship Program openURL
Scholarships to students currently enrolled in a CEGEP, University or Trade School located in province of Quebec. Must be a Canadian citizen and resident of Quebec.
Deadline: January 21, April 21, July 21, October 21, December 31
Microdea - Synergize Scholarship Fund openURL
Submit an essay to win this scholarship. Applicants can be in any field of study towards the completion of a post-secondary certificate or diploma. Deadline: July 31
Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers Annual Scholarship Fund openURL
Create a video to enter this contest. Available to any student currently enrolled in an university in Canada or the USA.
Deadline: July 31
News Ledge - Media and Journalism Scholarship Program openURL
The annual News Ledge Scholar Program was established to provide financial assistance to students, regardless of field of major.
Deadline: November 15
Sadek and Cooper Law Offices - Sadek Law Scholarship openURL
Submit an essay of any given topic to win this scholarship.
Deadline: April 20
SchoolTutoring Academy - Monthly College Scholarship Contest openURL
Submit an essay to win monthly scholarship. Any individual aged 16-22, who is beginning or continuing their college enrollment.
SeniorAdvice.com - Senior Caregiver Scholarship openURL
For students who have acted as caregiver to an adult relative in any capacity. Share your story to win the scholarship. Eligible for students attending a 2-4 year university or college.
Deadline: July 15, 2018
ShearComfort - Engineering and Automotive Technology Scholarship openURL
Scholarship to students enrolled in engineering, automotive technology, or programs related to the automotive industry in Canada or the United States.
Deadline: April 15 / October 15
ShoesTracker Scholarship Program openURL
Submit an essay to win this annual scholarship.
Deadline: September 09
Sleep Cupid - Women in Tech Scholarship openURL
Annual scholarship aimed at helping to grow the number of women working in technology. Must be a female student studying any technology relevant degree or course. Must attend officially accredited university or college in the USA or Canada with min. 3.00 GPA or equivalent.
Deadline: October 30
Sleep Sherpa Scholarship Program openURL
Create a short video to win this scholarship.
Deadline: May 31
SomniShop - International Research Scholarship on Primary Snoring openURL
The scholarship application must present a sound scientific approach which has the potential to improve the diagnosis or therapy of non-pathological snoring. Eligible are all students of any subject / area enrolled at a college or university.
Deadline: July 31
Sump Pump Guides - Scholarship openURL
Sumibt an essay to win this scholarship.
Deadline: February 20
Technology Evaluation Centers - TEC Award for Academic Writing openURL
This award is offered in September and January each year. To enter, students must submit a paper written on a topic chosen by the professional software analysts at TEC. Entrants will receive a chance to win one of three prizes and to have their paper published on the TEC website.
Deadline: December 31
Varsity Tutors - Scholarship Contest openURL
A monthly college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the college scholarship.
Webisoft Web App Evolution Scholarship openURL
Submit an essay to win this scholarship.  Must currently be enrolled in a college/university as a student within the Canada or United States.  Must be a Canadian or American citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid student visa.
Deadline: December 31
YuJa Quarterly Scholarship Essay Contest openURL
Submit an essay to win this scholarship. 
Deadline: January 15

Study or Training Programs

Atlantic Council Millennium Leadership Program openURL
This is a two-year program that brings young leaders together to join a global network and build life-long relationships through executieve retreats and informal events. 
Deadline: March 01
Excel University Scholarship openURL
Scholarships to outstanding accounting students currently enrolled at an accredited university or college in the United States.
Deadline: June 30
Future Leaders Foundation (FLF) - Future Global Leaders Fellowship openURL
The FLF selects first-generation university students and, over the course of a 3-year program, primes them for induction into the Fortis Society. Applicants must be First-Generation or Low-Income undergraduate students.
GraceKennedy Jamaican Birthright Programme openURL
The GraceKennedy Jamaican Birthright Programme is designed to reconnect 2nd and 3rd generation Jamaicans living in the USA, UK and Canada to their proud Jamaican heritage.
Deadline: December
Insight Data Engineering Fellows Program openURL
7 week full-time professional training fellowship designed to be a bridge for post-docs, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD students to a career in data engineering. Tuition-free with need-based scholarships.
Deadline: March 29
Insight Data Science Fellows Program openURL
7-week training fellowship for post-docs or PhD stdudents, bridging the gap between academia and data science.  Tuition-free with need-based scholarships.
Deadline: March 20
Insight Health Data Fellows Program openURL
7 week full-time training fellowship for PhDs, MDs, MD students, or PhD students, leading to a career in health data science. Tuition-free with need-based scholarships.
Deadline: March 20
LOJIQ Financial Support openURL
L'Office Franco-Québécois pour la jeunesse gives special travel/orientation package to Quebec students who wish to study in France and other parts of the world. Must be between 18-35 years of age, be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Must be living in Quebec for at least one year. (French).
ReConnect Hungary – Hungarian Birthright Program openURL
This program offers a scholarship for qualified young adults to participate in its unique cultural, educational and social immersion program.  The program is about 2 weeks in June. You must be a young adult aged 18-28 of Hungarian heritage, born in the U.S. or Canada.
Application deadline: December 31
Scoville Peace Fellowship openURL
Fellowship for students who combine a scholarly background in international relations and foreign travel and language skills with a passion for increasing diplomacy and reducing weapons and war. Must be a U.S. citizen or a non-U.S. citizen currently living in the U.S.
Deadline: January 05 & October 01

The Intern Group - Scholarshp Program openURL
Need-based scholarships for exceptional students that demonstrate the need for financial aid. The organization will provide scholarship recipients with a professional internship placement in the career field of their choice, quality accommodation, full transport - including airfare - as well as visa costs.
Deadline: April 18
Volunteer Forever - Travel Scholarship openURL
Two annual scholarships to help participants defray the cost of volunteering, studying, interning, teaching or working abroad.
Deadline: September 30


Credit Suisse Research Institute Academy (CSRI) - Academy Challenge openURL
Compete for an unprecedented experience to join the roundtable discussions at the CSRI Spring Meeting in New York, US and shape the global agenda. The competition is open to all students (BA, MA, MBA and PhD) and recent grads (2014 or later).
Deadline: March 19
Fondation Jean-Charles-Bonenfant stage openURL
The foundation awards scholarships for a ten-month internship at the National Assembly of Québec (September - June). Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. (French).
Deadline: February 15
HOLT Valuation Challenge openURL
Compete for chances at Credit Suisse internships or CO-OPs.  The Challenge is open to Bachelor, Master, MBA or PhD students from any university and evaluated entirely on your performance.
Horatio Alger Association of Canada - Scholarship openURL
Need-based scholarships to high-school or CEGEP students planning to pursue a university education.  Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Deadline: October 25
Knowledge First Financial Graduate Scholarship Awards Program openURL
Open to students entering a full-time graduate program leading to a certificate, diploma or degree at a designated post-secondary school. Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
Deadline: June 12
Loran Award openURL
The award is open to every graduating student who intends to enter a Canadian university.  Loran Awards also include mentoring and a summer program. Each Loran scholar is paired up with a mentor who challenges, advises and encourages the scholar. Must be a Canadian or permanent resident.
Scotiabank - Fund Your Future openURL
Apply for a ScotiaLine® personal line of credit for students to fund your post-secondary education. When you apply and are approved, you are automatically eligible for a $1,000 CDN bursary draw.