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External Scholarships

External Scholarship and Award Opportunities for International Students in Canada .

The MOSAIC Awards Committee will give six recipients $5,000 each in 2023, to pursue academic, professional, or vocational studies. 

Award Criteria Recipients are selected for meeting some or all of the below criteria: 

• New arrival or refugee 

• Has a financial need 

• Living in Canada for less than 5 years 

• Has been accepted to an educational program or has a plan to enhance their education. 

• Wants to pursue academic, professional, or vocational studies. 

• Open to all ages 

This award may be renewed yearly for the applicant, for a total award of $20,000 over four consecutive years. The recipient will engage in a renewal process each year and school transcripts must be submitted with the renewal application. 


Deadline: April 30, 2023

The Kinbrace Educational Award supports the post-secondary educational aspirations of one foreign-born young person who made a refugee claim in Canada (or whose parents made a refugee claim) and is now a protected person, permanent resident, or Canadian citizen. 

Award Criteria 

The Kinbrace Educational Award will be given to a person under the age of 25 who is graduating high school, or who graduated within the last five years, with a high school diploma, and who: 

• Is in British Columbia, pursuing post-secondary education in Canada. 

• Who made, or whose parents made, a refugee claim (and received a negative or positive decision) and is now a: 

  • Protected Person or has Convention Refugee status, or 
  • Permanent Resident, or 
  • Canadian Citizen 
  • Was not born in Canada. 


Deadline: April 30, 2023 

This award is presented to support the education and training of a female refugee with future leadership aspirations. This $5,000 scholarship supports their education and training through academic or vocational postsecondary education. This scholarship is in recognition of the outstanding leadership of Eyob Naizghi, Executive Director of MOSAIC from 2001-2018. 

Award Criteria 

Candidates must be nominated by a staff member of a community organization. The recipient is chosen based on the following: 

• Financial need 

• Merit 

• Being a female refugee 

• Confirmed acceptance to an educational institution. 


Deadline: April 30, 2023 

MOSAIC is proud to award this $3,000 scholarship to a refugee aged 25 years and over to help pay for their education in a helping profession. The Ann & Jo-Ann Sobkow Award helps refugees in Canada pay for education to pursue a helping career. These careers may include education, health care, social work, counselling, or community development. 

Award Criteria

To be eligible for this award, recipients must meet the following: 

• Be a refugee and currently living in Canada. 

• Be 25 years of age and over. 

• Be going to school for a helping profession (e.g., education, health care, social work, counselling, community development) 

• Plan to enroll in a Canadian post-secondary school and/or earn Canadian accreditation for gainful employment, continued settlement and contributions in Canada. 


Deadline: April 30, 2023

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. 


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. 


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 


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: 


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: 

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. 


Deadline: January 31, 2023