Scholarship Struggles

Scholarships have been a bit of a struggle in the journey to university. They either require you to have done something very extraordinary ( which is definitely justifiable! ) or it seems like the places are just getting you to do their work for them. It’s been overwhelming with the amounts of scholarships available and trying to figure out what ones are actually worth pursuing.

 

Scholarships in Canada and some websites to find them

It’s worth looking around as early as possible for scholarships. I started looking into them last fall and most of the smaller ( about $1000 and under ) scholarships required it to be the year in which you’d be attending university. I would thoroughly check out the major scholarships but if you haven’t done anything too crazy it’s not worth spending a lot of time trying to find huge scholarships.  Apply instead for as many smaller ones as possible! When you apply to universities and if you meet the scholarship requirements, schools will automatically consider you for some of their scholarships.

Scholarship sites for Canada

I’ve been using yconic.com which I like because they send emails with contests in which  you can win money for university. Contests are a good, easy and a generally pretty hassle-free way to try and get some school money. I also use scholarshipscanada.com.  They do not send email updates of scholarships I qualify for, which would be nice. Generally, you fill out a very detailed profile and they match you to any available scholarships. It’s not too overwhelming and there are quite a few options out there.

 

Not finding any

I haven’t actually applied for any yet! There doesn’t seem to be a lot of Applied Health specific ones, nor has there been any school-specific ones. The only scholarships I have found so far have been things like “design 3 T-shirts and you can win $25” ( that was legit one of them! ), or a lot of work for very little money. Once I have finished my schoolwork I will spend a lot more time on scholarships, though, because offsetting costs will be worth it!

 

Are there any fellow Canadians out there looking for scholarships, what sites do you use? Any other homeschoolers struggling with finding good scholarships?

 

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9 thoughts on “Scholarship Struggles

  1. audrasbookblabbing Reply

    I’m sorry you are having trouble. When I looked for mine, they were fairly easy to find, but I’m in the U.S.

    1. psitsperi Reply

      I think the U.S. has scholarships figured out much better than here. But I’ll find some eventually!

  2. BETH Reply

    There is one scholarship for international students called STEM. I am not sure how you go about applying for a visa, but maybe it goes with the study (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Search the smaller schools like Chattahoochie Tech in Atlanata, GA.

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Yes, thank you! I have seen similar ones, unfortunately I would have to be applying for school in the U.S. which might be a very last option.

      1. BETH Reply

        Where do you want to go to school?

        1. psitsperi Reply

          I will be going in Canada

  3. Stories BY Alexis Reply

    Sometimes you just apply …. I know a few people who themselves through University applying for scholarships … they would apply on scholarships that they generally met criteria … if others did not apply they often would get the scholarship … does this make sense. I would say apply away :o)

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Ooo, yes! That is a good idea to just go for it! Thank you!

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