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External Awards

The external awards, bursaries, and scholarships, listed below, are available to students beyond the scholarships and bursaries Algoma University offers. They are provided and administered through external government, corporate, or community organizations.

Flywire Charitable Foundation Scholarships

The Flywire Charitable Foundation has the mission to improve individuals’ access to quality education, healthcare and other important life experiences, wherever they are in the world. One of the first initiatives the Foundation launched their scholarship program, designed to help students and their families better manage costs associated with their education.

They will be offering 7 scholarships worth $5000.00 USD each in Canada this year.

Flywire values helping students through one of life’s most difficult payments, and they are encouraged to be able to help students from around the world pursue an education. The scholarships will recognize those whose aim is to make the world a better place.

Learn more:
https://www.flywire.com/company/foundation/scholarships

Storwell Foster Children Bursary

Storwell is offering an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life.

The award is non-renewable, but candidates are welcome to apply for it once a year. The successful candidate is an active member of their community, has excellent grades and displays financial need.

1. Applicant must have been a foster child with either CCAS or CAS or similar official Canadian foster care program and agrees to having the above organization verify the same.

2. Will be enrolled as a full-time student at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada as of Dec 2017.

3. Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

4. Applicant must be 24 years of age or less at the time of application.

5. Winner agrees to having his/her name, photo and post secondary institution displayed on our website.

Application available here.

To be considered, simply fill out our application, email a copy of your most recent academic transcript as well as proof of citizenship to awards@storwell.com. Deadline for entry is December 15, 2021.

Instant Record Check Scholarship

Instant Record Check, an online provider of RCMP criminal record checks in Canada is pleased to offer a $1,000 Scholarship to one lucky student.

The applicant must write a 300-word essay on either of the following topics:

  • The relationship between a person’s criminal history and their credibility

  • The convenience and threats technology has posed to one’s personal information

  • Your stand on employers doing criminal background checks on applicants

  • How the COVID-19 pandemic affected employment chances and the hiring process

Essays must be sent to scholarships@instantrecordcheck.ca as an attached Word document file, along with the applicant’s full name, address, phone number, school name, and date of birth. Use “Instant Record Check $1000 Scholarship | Full Name” as the attachment file name and subject line.

Please visit for more information:

https://www.instantrecordcheck.ca/instant-record-check-1000-scholarship/