Scotiabank Student GIC Excellence Scholarship Program

We are thrilled to introduce an exciting opportunity for international students studying at select member institutions of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan). This scholarship, made possible by Scotiabank, aims to recognize and reward international students pursuing their education in Canada.

If you are an international student studying or planning to study at a CICAN member institution in the Fall or Winter 2023-24 terms, this scholarship offers you the opportunity to receive a one-time scholarship of up to $1000 to further enhance your educational journey.


To be eligible to apply to the Scotiabank Student GIC Excellence Scholarship Program, at the time of application applicants must be:

  • 17 years of age or older;
  • an international student with a Scotiabank Student GIC account*; and
  • enrolled as a first term student for either the September 2023 or January 2024 term at an eligible CICan member institution* as a full-time student and provide proof of enrolment; and
  • satisfies their institution’s minimum GPA requirement for the scholarship

* Select member institutions only.

Eligible Institutions

25 institutions will be eligible for the scholarship. Those confirmed include:

How to Apply

We encourage you to contact your institution’s awards office to learn more about the scholarship criteria, application process, and important deadlines. If you meet the requirements, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible, and take advantage of this great opportunity.

What’s a GIC (Guaranteed Investment Certificate)?

A GIC is an investment that offers a guaranteed interest rate over a fixed period of time. With the Scotiabank Student GIC Program, you can invest between $10,000 CAD – $50,000 CAD. For more information visit Scotiabank’s StartRight™ page.

Thank you to our partner – Scotiabank!

We extend our gratitude to Scotiabank for their generous support in establishing this scholarship program. Scotiabank’s continued commitment to empowering international students and investing in their education highlights the value they place on cultivating a diverse and inclusive community. Join us in celebrating the pursuit of excellence and academic achievement.

Apply for a Scotiabank Student GIC Excellence Scholarship today and take a step forward in your educational journey.

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