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3 Unlikely Places to Find Scholarships

by Sophia Leonard

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So you've checked the usual spots – your guidance department, school websites, maybe you've even scoured the millions of dollars available on ScholarshipsCanada. What's left? Here are a few spots you may not have thought to check for potential scholarships, bursaries, and awards:

Your or your parents' work
If you have a job, your employer or union may offer scholarships to qualified employees. Ask your manager for details, or check out the company or union website to see if there is more information. Your parents may also work for a company that offers scholarships to children of employees.

Clubs, churches
Are you or someone in your family a member of an organization like the Rotary Club, Shriners, or Free Masons? Many organizations offer scholarships exclusively to their members and their families, so do some research to find out if there's something available for you through these groups. Also, if you are a member of a church, you may be able to find scholarships offered to students who are a part of the congregation. Ask around!

Professional associations
Many organizations are offering scholarships for students looking to study in their field. If you have an idea of what you want to study, look into the professional organizations in Canada and your province to see if they have opportunities for future workers.

Modified on February 12, 2014

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