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Financial Information, Scholarships and Awards

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Remember to check your school email account and listen to announcements for important information regarding scholarships, bursaries and other financial aid for your postsecondary education.

Scholarship applications do begin early in the fall and continue throughout the school year.  For somescholarships, school sponsorship or a school nomination is required; in many cases, a school can only nominate or sponsor a single student.  It is very important that you speak with Mrs. Couvrette before you proceed with one of these applications so that you can follow our school's selection process and policy. 

Students are required to submit a condensed application to the OSS Selection Committee; forms are available in the Guidance office and the deadline to hand them in will pre-date the actual scholarship deadline so that there is time for a decision to be made and your official application prepared.

Below please find a guideline for scholarships, bursaries and awards, which is intended to help you start your research into finding financial support to fund your postsecondary education.

Deadline dates, scholarship criteria/availability or web addresses MAY change. 

It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that all scholarship and/or bursary applications are completed and submitted on time!!

Check your school email, this website, listen to announcements and/or follow us on Twitter @OSS_Guidance to keep informed about scholarship/bursary information as it received.

2020 21 Scholarship Handout.pdf

A Reminder to Potential Graduates

A link to the Grad Profile (for Awards and Scholarships) has been sent to your school email account.  Completion of the Grad Profile ensures your eligibility for various school & local scholarships and bursaries.  Be sure to check your email account regularly for important updates and information from Guidance!  The deadline for completion of the Grad Profile is APRIL 23, 2021!

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If you need help paying for your post-secondary education and are looking for scholarship information, these two websites may be useful:  Scholarships Canada and School Finder.

Below are some PDF Handouts that may also be of use.


Canadian Federation of University Women's Club Scholarship

The application is now available for the CFUW Scholarship.  The link to their website is below and applications will be submitted directly to the CFUW.

Applicants will need a transcript, which can be picked up in guidance from Mrs. Hollinger or Mrs. Couvrette.

Application due date:  April 15th!

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At Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation, we are once again pleased to be able to support local students wishing to pursue a career in a medical or health care related field by offering the prestigious $2,000 Reid Family Scholarship.

The application and guideline forms are below.  The application forms will also be available at

The deadline for application is May 28, 2021.

Reid Family Scholarship 2021- Guidelines.pdfReid Family Scholarship 2021 - Application.pdf

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Application deadline is February 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Jordan Abercrombie Memorial Scholarship Award


The Barrie Construction Association (BCA) is pleased to award a $1000.00 scholarship to student(s) entering a post-secondary institution or construction trade apprenticeship.  This scholarship will be presented to student(s) who have graduated or are graduating with a minimum of Grade 12 or equivalent and have demonstrated a combination of academic and trade merit and have a financial need.


The student(s) must be entering a construction apprenticeship program, construction technology, construction engineering (degree) or any other construction related post-secondary program.


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Orillia Lightning.jpgAlthough the soccer season has been temporarily put on hold, Orillia Soccer still has two $500 scholarships available this year.  The deadline is May 15th for submissions.   A PDF of the application criteria and form is located below and is also available on their website at

Scholarship Application 2020.pdf

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Please click this link for information about the Jack McCullough Bursary being offered by Oro Minor Hockey.

The application, supporting documents, and essay must be submitted to the Bursary Committee Chairperson by June 30, 2020.

You will require a transcript to go with your application, so let me or Mr. Scott know if you are applying for this bursary.

Your completed forms can be emailed to:
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The New Path Foundation has announced the Glen Newby Scholarship.  For more information, the criteria and the application, please check the website.

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Did you know that Specialist High Skills Major students can get a $1,000 scholarship towards their post-secondary studies at Niagara? In the past four years we have given out $400,000 in SHSM Scholarships.

Students who are eligible:

  • Direct from secondary school applicants who have received, or are in the process of receiving, a Specialist High Skills Major credential, and
  • have an average of at least 80% in courses used for admission requirements into a related Niagara College program*, and
  • who confirm their offer of acceptance by May 1, 2020

*Scholarships are valid for September 2020 intake only!

Eligible NC Programs

For more information please go to

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Take action for sustainability on campus to be eligible.

Sign up for WWF’s Living Planet @ Campus for your chance at a $1,500 Sustainability Leadership Scholarship.

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Financial help for students attending university and college in 2018-19

Is your child making plans to attend college or university next fall?  Visit to see what financial aid is available to help pay for tuition and other expenses.

This year, about one-third of students attending college or university full-time are receiving free tuition from OSAP.  Visit and use the calculator to see what your child may be eligible to receive from OSAP.

Apply early and use the OSAP comparison tool to help your child make the best choice for their future.

Find out more and apply at

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There are many scholarships and bursaries for which students can apply. Visit the Guidance Department to find out about scholarships available at our school. 

Be sure to check out the Scholarship Board in Guidance and to check out these websites too:

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For a list of LGBTQ Scholarships, please visit this website.  There are many scholarships being offered and it is worth the time to do some investigation!!

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