Planning for Post-Secondary Studies

If you are planning to study at college or university, there are many resources available to help you prepare. Check this page for information about post-secondary financial aid and virtual campus tours, and contact your guidance counsellor for more information.

Scholarships & Bursaries
Scholarships, bursaries and awards can help you pay for post-secondary studies. There are many free resources available to help you find scholarship opportunities. Check out the sites below or talk to your guidance counsellor for more information!
Below, we've compiled a few examples of scholarships and bursaries available to high school students. Most of these scholarships are provided by organizations outside of the OCDSB. Eligibility and deadlines are subject to change, so please check their websites for the most up-to-date information. There are many other scholarships available based on program of study, post-secondary institution and other criteria. Talk to your guidance counsellor or use the search tools above.

Contests/Awards

Check back often for contests open to OCDSB students and employees!

Is there a scholarship or contest you would like to see listed here? Email chat@ocdsb.ca!


Post-Secondary Virtual Tours

Many colleges, universities, and apprenticeship programs are offering virtual campus tours and virtual open houses to help students prepare for the transition to post-secondary education. Follow the links below to explore a variety of post-secondary institutions across Canada:

The Ontario Virtual Tour resources are provided courtesy of the Durham District School Board in partnership with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and Halton District School Board.


Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

OSAP is a financial aid program that can help you pay for college or university. OSAP offers funding through grants (money you don’t have to pay back) or a student loan (money you need to repay once you’re done school).
Learn more about OSAP and how to apply.

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