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Horatio Alger National Entrepreneurial Scholarships

5 $10,000 Scholarships Awarded Funded through the generosity of the Members of the Horatio Alger Association of Canada

The National Entrepreneurial Scholarships are awarded to eligible students across all provinces and territories in Canada. Entrepreneurial Scholars also receive an all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. during the spring of their terminal year of high school to participate in a conference with their American counterparts.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Entrepreneurial Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Be graduating high school with plans to enter a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2018 or must be CEGEP students planning to pursue a university education
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a degree at a post-secondary institution (in Quebec a three-year vocational program or a two-year preparatory program followed by a university degree are acceptable)
  • Prove critical financial need ($65,000 or less annual net income per family is required)
  • Demonstrate desire and ability to be entrepreneurial in a chosen field
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade percentage of 65
  • Attend high school (or CEGEP) and reside in Canada
  • Be Canadian citizens
Applicants for both the Entrepreneurial and Canadian Scholarships are required to fill out only ONE application.  The Association will use the one application to consider you for all programs for which you are eligible.

FAQs

 
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Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships

80 $5,000 Scholarships Awarded Funded through the generosity of the Members of the Canadian Association

The Canadian Scholarships are awarded to eligible students across all provinces and territories in Canada.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Be graduating high school with plans to enter a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2018 or must be CEGEP students planning to pursue a university education
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a degree at a post-secondary institution (in Quebec a three year vocational program or a two year preparatory program followed by a university degree are acceptable)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or less annual net income per family is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade percentage of 65
  • Attend high school (or CEGEP) and reside in Canada
  • Be Canadian citizens
Applicants for both the Entrepreneurial and Canadian Scholarships are required to fill out only ONE application.  The Association will use the one application to consider you for all programs for which you are eligible.

FAQs

 
Graduation cap The Fairfax Financial Holdings Entrance Awards program is a partnership of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (whose Chairman and CEO is Canadian Association Member, Prem Watsa) and the Horatio Alger Association of Canada.  Through this partnership, some 45 scholarships will be awarded to selected youth residing in Canada who face significant financial obstacles to help them achieve a Canadian college or university diploma or degree.  

Eligibility

  • plan to enroll full-time at one of the eligible colleges/universities*
  • have graduated from high school or CEGEP within 18 months prior to applying
  • demonstrate financial need based on government student loan assessment from their home province
  • demonstrate academic readiness: minimum grade percentage of 80
  • Canadian citizenship or permanent residency
*Eligible colleges and universities are: Alberta: University of Calgary, SAIT Polytechnic British Columbia: Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Capilano University, Douglas College Manitoba: University of Manitoba, Red River College, Assiniboine Community College Newfoundland and Labrador: Memorial University, College of the North Atlantic Nova Scotia: Dalhousie University Ontario: University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Georgian College, Seneca College, Sheridan College Quebec: McGill University, Laval University, O'Sullivan College of Montreal   Please contact your specific institution to find out how to apply for these awards.
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The application for the National Entrepreneurial and Canadian Scholarships is now closed.

The Fairfax Financial Holdings Scholarships are determined by the eligible colleges and universities.  Please check with your institution (if they are included in the list of eligible schools here) to find out about the application process.