External Scholarships

External Scholarship and Award Opportunities for International Students in Canada .

Up to ten $1,000 scholarships are available and will be awarded to applicants who have promoted diversity awareness and acceptance in their community and have not previously received the Joint Diversity Scholarship. This scholarship is available to students who are BC residents and are going to be pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited institution within the province of BC in the fall. 

Website: https://saveonfoods.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/SaveonfoodsCareers/job/Joint-Diversity-Scholarship_R-00014004 

Deadline: May 01, 2023 

Eight total scholarships of $5,000 USD each will be awarded across the following themes:

  • Social justice
  • Global health
  • Global citizenship
  • Environmental sustainability

The scholarships are open to Undergraduate & Graduate students worldwide. Each student can only apply to one of the four scholarship categories.

Deadline: Please visit the website in Spring 2023 for an update.


The Global Undergraduate Awards is the world’s leading undergraduate awards program which recognizes top undergraduate work, shares this work with a global audience and connects students aczross cultures and disciplines. 

Entrants can submit their work to one of our 25 categories, which represent a broad range of academic disciplines. This work is then anonymously assessed by a panel of international academics and industry leaders. The best 10% of work is shortlisted as Highly Commended, and the top submission in each category is deemed the Global Winner. 

The Global Undergraduate Awards is a labor of love and we are very proud of what we do. We hope that you will take the time to learn more about our work and about the top-class research recognized by The Global Undergraduate Awards. 

Website: https://undergraduateawards.com/ 

Now accepting applications for 2023 

RBC Capital Markets is committed to fostering inclusion and workplace diversity. The RBC Pathways program in Canada aims to identify, hire, grow, and retain outstanding undergraduate students who identify as Black and/or as an Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) person of Canada studying full-time at a Canadian university or college and who are passionate about pursuing a full-time career in Capital Markets. 

Select applicants will advance to interviews, and successful candidates will earn a C$10,000 financial award, executive sponsorship, and an offer to join the Global Investment Banking or Global Markets Summer Analyst Program in Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, or Vancouver. 

What’s in it for you? 

Offer of Paid Employment – Join RBC Capital Markets in Global Markets or Investment Banking as a 2023 Summer Analyst; office locations include Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver 

Financial Award – Multiple awards available in the amount of C$10,000 

Networking Opportunities – Ongoing opportunities for training and exposure to the organization and industry with a peer network of driven, ambitious young professionals 

Sponsorship & Coaching – Senior leadership and summer mentor insight, support, and guidance 

Website: https://www.rbccm.com/en/careers/pathways.page 

Deadline: February 26, 2023 

Every year, United Nations organizes, multiple contests over a wide variety of subjects and areas of interest. These range from essay competitions on Nuclear Safety to fellowship programs, youth video challenges, global labor migration and media contests and many more. Apart from these contests, multiple scholarships are also available under the “academic impact” arm of the UN. To know more, please check out their website: https://www.un.org/en/academicimpact 


This $2,000 award is an opportunity for students who want to make a difference. Change only happens when we raise our voices. Let us know the change you’d like to see in the world and you could win $1,000 for school and $1,000 to spend on wellness, beauty, and home essentials from top brands at the Unilever UShop. 

No essays or GPA required. Open to students and parents / guardians of students enrolled in a Canadian university, college or high school. Minimum of 16 years of age or older as of the date of entry.   

Apply here: https://forms.yconic.com/s/unilever-voices-for-change-award-2022/tt-9e7413 

Two $30,000 tuition prizes to be won. It’s not every day, or we should say semester, that you have a chance to win an A+ prize like this. With the Scotia Funds Your Future Contest, there are two $30,000 prizes to be won, 1 prize for domestic students and 1 prize for international students. Whether you are a new or existing customer, the more products you have, the more entries you earn. 

Website: https://www.scotiabank.com/ca/en/personal/bank-accounts/students/scholarship-contest.html 

Deadline: January 31, 2023