Cultural Communities and New/Recent Arrivals

Hellenic Scholarships

These awards are to honour and to award students of Hellenic origin attending institutions of higher learning in Quebec who excel in their studies. Through the awarding of scholarships and honourable distinctions, the recipients are encouraged in their difficult but gratifying journey, and they become models for others who follow in their footsteps.

The Aboriginal Bursaries Website

Is a searchable list of bursaries, scholarships and incentives across Canada, offered by governments, universities and colleges, private and public companies, individual Canadians, organizations and others. The majority of awards on this list are targeted directly at Aboriginal students but could vary by group such as First Nation, Metis or Inuit. Some awards are specific to a region, place of residence, a school or a field of study.

CIBPA-Canadian Italian Business and Professionals Association

For a full-time university student who is a Canadian citizen, recognized resident of the province of Québec and of Italian origin. Must have achieved a high grade-point average in the previous year of studies as indicated by the transcript and have clearly indicated in his file that financial assistance via a CIBPA bursary would be of direct benefit.

Victor Phillips Award

The applicant must be a black student 20 years old or younger in any Cegep program, a resident of Montreal and have achieved excellence in the performing arts.

Rev. Dr. Charles H. Este Scholarship and Bursary Fund

Eligible students must have on-going contribution(s) to the Black Community. For members of the Black Community who are members or friends of the Union United Church. Applicants must be a full-time student and have a satisfactory academic record.

B.A.S.F. Jackie Robinson Health Sciences or Nursing Scholarship

For a member of the Black Community, full-time student, having completed 3 semesters of Health Science or 5 semesters in Nursing, Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident. Have satisfactory academic standing, community involvement and financial need.

Quebec Black Medical Association

Fund grants for black students from deprived economic or cultural backgrounds to pursue studies in the medical sciences; and provide grants to black students who have demonstrated leadership, past or potential academic achievements, community or extra-curricular involvement, allowing them to pursue studies in the medical sciences.

Black Business & Professional Association National Scholarships

Various awards with different criteria (some for Arts & Science, Business Admin, Social Services and many for any full-time program) available to African Canadian students.

West Island Black Community Association

To be eligible for these awards, the student must be a Canadian citizen and a bona fide resident of West Island within the geographical territory of the WIBCA Community – Pierrefonds-Roxboro, L’ Île Bizard, Dollard des Ormeaux, Kirkland, Beaconsfield, Dorval, Pointe Claire, Ste-Geneviève, Baie-d Urfé, Beaurepaire, and Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate involvement with WIBCA and with the wider community.

Download the application: 2021 Application should be available in late February 2021

Rose Nolan Scholarship Fund

Each year scholarship awards are handed out that will assist First Nations women in their educational and training aspirations and enable aboriginal youth of today, to become leaders of tomorrow.

Husky Aboriginal Education Award

Bursaries awarded to Aboriginal students who strive to achieve greater career success by pursuing education. Students must be of Aboriginal ancestry, in need of financial assistance and affiliated with a community in close proximity to Husky operations, and possess satisfactory academic qualifications, with preference given to disciplines relevant to the petroleum industry.

Indigenous Arts & Stories

The contest is open to Canadians of Indigenous ancestry (self-identified Status, Non-Status, Inuit and Métis) between the ages of 6 and 29.

Submit writing or art piece that explores Indigenous heritage or culture. You will also need to submit an artist’s statement that explains how your work explores Indigenous heritage or culture, and some information about you.

Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre

For a project that fosters awareness of Ukrainian art in Alberta and a scholarship to pursue further studies in the field of Ukrainian choral or vocal music.

The Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards

Celebrates the hard work and determination of Aboriginal people who have overcome personal, economic or social adversity in their pursuit of learning.


Indspire disburses bursaries and scholarships through its Building Brighter Futures program to Indigenous students who are enrolled in post-secondary programs.

Since 1985, Indspire has disbursed bursaries and scholarships to First Nation, Inuit, and Métis post-secondary students. It is the largest funder for Indigenous education outside of the federal government.

Jewish Community Foundation Scholarships

JCF offers numerous scholarships ranging from CEGEP to University graduate and undergraduate studies, as well as for a year’s study in Israel in a seminary or yeshiva. The families who have established these scholarships want to provide this aid to students who merit this opportunity based on their academic performance, community involvement or need of financial support.

Applications are open from March 1st to May 1st. People of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to apply.

United Irish Societies Scholarship

Value: $1,000 as well as a 1 year UIS membership

The United Irish Societies of Montreal Scholarship was created in 2019 by Lori Morrison, the UIS Communications Chairperson, and is being funded by both Lori and her sister Kayra Morrison. This Scholarship will be given to a selected outstanding young person between the ages of 18-25 within Montreal’s Irish Community.

Last Modified: June 3, 2020