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External Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries

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There are many scholarships, bursaries, and awards administered or delivered by external organizations, foundations, and corporations. These types of opportunities may have specific application requirements, and the criteria to qualify will vary. 

Below is a list of some external opportunities currently available to Canadian students. If you have any questions, please direct all inquiries to the contact listed for each opportunity.

AER Scholarship – 3 at $2,000

The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) Scholarship is an opportunity for graduate-level students studying for a career in the field of Teacher of the Visually Impaired or Orientation & Mobility. Three scholarships will be offered in the amount of $2,000 each. The deadline for submitting the application is May 15, 2023. Please refer to the application for the specific eligibility criteria and for further details. Application and all accompanying documents should be submitted together. For more information, visit:

North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship Competition – 3 at $1,000

North American Van Lines is a large moving company and is looking to provide a scholarship to three students who major in logistics, supply chain management, business, or a similar field. Each scholarship is $1,000 and is available to current students and to those who are enrolling in college. For more information, visit:

The Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAANS) Scholarships for Students with Disabilities  – 4 at $1,500 and 8 at $2,000

The Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAANS), a committee of the Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities, awards twelve scholarships to assist Nova Scotians with disabilities in their pursuit of post-secondary education and training. Scholarships range in the amount of $1,500 to $2,000. To be considered, scholarship applicants must be a Nova Soctia resident with a permanent disability. 'Permanent Disability' means a limitation that restricts the ability of a person to perform the activities necessary to participate in education al activities or in the labour force within the range considered normal. This limitation is expected to remain with the person for life. Applicants must be entering or continuing studies, at the undergraduate level, in a Canadian post-secondary institution recognized by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. For more information, visit Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities or Access Awareness Nova Scotia.

Western University, Graduate Students Living with Disabilities Scholarship Program

The Graduate Students Living with Disabilities Scholarship Program is awarded annually to three PhD graduate students and two MA graduate students who are beginning their studies in the Faculty of Education’s MA and PhD programs. For more information, visit:

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