So you just graduated high school and decided that college is the next step for you. You decide to Google a bunch of different university programs and finally settle on one, and then you check how much it costs. Spoiler alert, college is expensive! The right next step would be to consider financial aid, and in university, that comes in the form of a grant or a loan. If you are interested in receiving a grant then you should look into some scholarships. Although there are many scholarships to consider, the applications for them tend to be tedious and some of them have a list of requirements that seem never-ending. However, not all scholarships are designed that way. Some of them can be as simple as writing a prompt or an essay regarding a specified topic while maintaining the required word count. To help you search for these scholarships, we have created a list of five potential applications for graduate and undergraduates students who are seeking a simple scholarship that revolves around one writing prompt and a click of a button.
1. HowToSaveMoney 2020 Scholarship Canada:
Howtosavemoney is launching a scholarship to promote learning about how to handle money at a young age. The value of this scholarship is $2000 and it is to be used for education-related expenses. To be considered, you must submit a 500-word essay about your past experience with money. To be eligible, you must be a graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in a Canadian university and you must have completed at least one year of post-secondary studies. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and you must be a permanent resident/citizen of Canada. The application deadline for this scholarship is 11:59 PM Friday, September 4, 2020 (Eastern Time). The winner will be announced Friday, September 25, 2020.
For more information visit: https://www.howtosavemoney.ca/scholarship-canada
2. Schiffmann Injury Lawyers Scholarship:
“ Our goal is to help ensure deserving scholars can attend the university of their choice with the help of hard-earned financial assistance from our personal injury team”
The value of this scholarship is $1000. To be considered, you must submit a 600-word essay about your greatest challenge and how you handled it. You must also include an academic resume with your application. To be eligible for this scholarship you must be enrolled in a graduate program at a Canadian or American university. The deadline for entry is September 15 and the winners will be announced on September 20 via Facebook.
For more information visit:https://schiffmannlaw.ca/scholarship/
3. The Melissa Weekes Business & Marketing Excellence Scholarship:
SociallyInfused Media Ltd. is a digital marketing agency with a core competency in search engine optimization and social media management. Melissa Weekes was a close friend of the founder of Sociallyinfused Media and her exquisite soul inspired the founder to launch this scholarship. The value of this scholarship is $1,000 Canadian to be used towards school expenses. This scholarship only lasts a semester and only one winner will be chosen every year. To be considered for this scholarship, you must write a 1000+ word essay on the topic of “How Digital Marketing Will Change in the 2020s”.To be eligible for this scholarship you must be currently enrolled in or have already been accepted to an accredited Canadian university or college. You are allowed to apply if you are a part-time or full-time student, and this scholarship applies to all levels of study. All applicants must submit their full applications by July 31, 2020. Scholarship winners will be notified by August 15, 2020.
SociallyInfused Media has also launched a second scholarship for $750. Any student is eligible, and all you have to do is give them a shoutout by sharing this page, https://www.sociallyinfused.com/news-press/melissa-weekes-scholarship, on social media. The winner will be randomly selected.
For more information visit: https://www.sociallyinfused.com/news-press/melissa-weekes-scholarship
4. EnergyRates.Ca College Scholarship 2021
Energy Rates is a Canadian company that is offering a $500 scholarship to any student that is enrolled in an American or Canadian post-secondary educational institution. To qualify, every student must write a 500-word essay about what they believe the future of the energy industry will look like. If you are chosen, you have the freedom to do whatever it is you want with the $500 as long as it revolves around education-related expenses. Some of the suggested ideas for the essay consist of green energy, oil politics, the continued use of nuclear power, your personal ideas, and innovations. The deadline for entry submission is January 31, 2021.
For more information visit: https://energyrates.ca/energyrates-ca-scholarship/
5. The Life Sciences Ontario Scholarship Program 2020-2021
Life Sciences Ontario (LSO) is offering a scholarship for the second year in a row for undergraduate students studying in the fields of Life Science. The value of this scholarship is $3000 and it is only for the fall/winter semester of 2020-2021. 37 applicants will be chosen to be awarded this scholarship. To qualify, students must answer these three questions in a short essay:
How do you see yourself contributing to the Life Sciences industry through your career? (250-300 words max)
What area of the life sciences industry do you consider to be the most interesting and why? ( Example: Medical Devices and Equipment, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, Research, Testing, and Medical Laboratories, Agriculture Feedstock and Chemicals, Medical Cannabis, eHealth and Artificial Intelligence) (300-450 words max)
What do you plan on achieving through the mentorship offered through this program? (150 words)
To be eligible, students must be Canadian citizens and permanent residents in Ontario, have studied in an accredited university/college in Ontario, be in the third or final year of their studies, be full-time students, be an undergraduate student, and have a CGPA of 80%.
The deadline for entry submission is May 29, 2020.
For more information visit: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/65530-Life-Sciences-Ontario