Awards: An award is a gift, sum of money, or citation given to recognize achievement in some capacity.
Bursaries & Grants: A bursary or grant is free money. It is based on need, but academic standing and other criteria are also considered.
Scholarships: A scholarship is free money granted towards the expense of further study. It is based on academic achievement and/or community involvement.
Other IMPORTANT places to look for scholarships:
1) The University/College website for the school in which you are applying. There are always specific scholarships just for your school — once you know where you are going, be sure to check out there scholarships & bursaries.
2) Yconic – A great site that allows matches you with scholarships & bursaries once you have created a profile.
3) Scholarships Canada – Another great comprehensive site with many different Canadian Scholarships & Bursaries.
4) Employers – Check with your families employer and your own employer to see if they offer any scholarship opportunities.