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Scholarships & Bursaries

Hopefully many of you are thinking about applying for scholarships and bursaries for post secondary education.  There are many varied opportunities that will come up throughout this next year.  Some scholarships and bursaries are offered directly through the post secondary institution, while others are awarded/funded by outside groups and organizations (eg. The Loran Scholars Foundation, TD Scholarships for Community Leadership).  For an extensive list of scholarships and bursaries and their approximate application due dates see the chart that is linked below titled ‘Scholarship Info for CCVI Grads’.  Please note that there are many scholarships and bursaries that exist, therefore not all will be included in this document.  For this reason it is very important that you do your research to ensure that you do not miss out on any opportunities, particularly when it comes to scholarships specific to your post secondary institutions of interest.

For major scholarships that require nomination by our school, as well as a few other significant scholarships, we will be making announcements and posting the announcements to the Grade 12 Google Classroom.  For all other scholarships you will want to follow the chart posted and keep track of important dates on your own calendar.

You will also find below, and posted to the Google Classroom, tips on applying for scholarships and tips for scholarship interviews.  If you have individual questions or need support in the application process, you can book a guidance appointment.

Good luck with your research and applications!

View Scholarship Info for CCVI Grads:   Scholarship Info for CCVI Grads


Helpful for students applying for scholarships.


New Scholarship/Bursary Opportunities

Western’s National Scholarships are valued at up to $80 000 and are designed to recognize all-round excellence. They are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic performance to candidates who demonstrate ability for creative and innovative thought and a passion for the pursuit of learning. Students applying should have a 90+ average in their 4U/4M courses. National Scholarships also recognize exceptional achievement in extracurricular activities and a special emphasis is placed on commitment to community service through ongoing contributions to school and community life.  Students must be nominated by Centennial to apply for these scholarships. Students wanting to be considered as one of the FOUR students to be nominated by Centennial need to submit the CCVI Application on the Grade 12 Google Classroom by 3:30 PM Monday, Dec 11th. We can also submit ONE specific National Scholarship nomination for an international student.  Further details can be found on the Grade 12 Google Classroom.  If you have any questions, speak to Ms. O’Brien in guidance.


Schulich Leader Scholarships are awarded to high school graduates who are entrepreneurial minded, intending to pursue a career in technology, engineering, entrepreneurship and business enterprise, or applied scientific research. They are valued at up to $120, 000.   The nominee must be enrolling in an eligible STEM program at one of the 20 Canadian partner universities (list of eligible programs can be accessed on the Schulich website).  They will NOT be considering students who focus on environmental/political activism, who intend to enter the field of healthcare/medicine or medical research, or those who intend to become a professor.

Nominees must possess the following criteria:

  • Academic excellence
  • Leadership, charisma and creativity*Strong consideration will be given to students with financial need.

Further details can be found on their website:

Due Date for submission of the CCVI application is Monday, Dec 11th 3:30 PM (late applications will not be accepted) – We will be selecting 1 student from CCVI as our nominee. If you would like to be considered for CCVI’s nominee selection, please complete and submit the assignment posted to the Grade 12 Google Classroom by Dec 11th.


Queen’s University Major Admission Awards (including Chancellor’s Scholarship):  Students who demonstrate superior academic ability (90+ cumulative average throughout high school), creative and original thinking, involvement in school or community activities, and proven leadership can apply for the Queen’s University Major Admission Awards. The awards range in value from $40, 000 -$60, 000.  Queen’s University offers 50 Chancellor’s Scholarships valued at $48,000 to students chosen on the basis of nomination by their high school and submission of a detailed application form. Students are to complete, and SUBMIT/TURN IN, the assignment on the Grade 12 Google Classroom by 3:30 PM Tuesday, October 31st to be considered as one of the TWO students to be nominated by Centennial to apply for this award. Please make sure that you meet the above criteria if submitting your name for consideration.  All other Queen’s University Major Admission Awards do not require nomination from Centennial. Financial need is a criterion for these other awards.  All Queen’s University Major Admission Awards (including the Chancellor’s) require that the student has applied to Queen’s University through OUAC by Nov 20th 2023 so that access can be granted to the application. The single application to be considered for all of these awards is then due Dec 8th 2023.  A practice application is currently posted to their website for students that want to start working on their application.  The practice application contains the same questions that will appear on the Major Admissions Awards application.   For more information visit the Queen’s website (link provided on Grade 12 Google Classroom). Connect with Ms. O’Brien in guidance if you have any questions.