We are excited to announce that this year’s CST Foundation Bursaries and Founders’ Award application season will open on March 1, 2023.
This year's enhanced program features 14 Founders’ Awards valued at $7000 each and 50 Bursaries valued at $6000 each for eligible students pursuing postsecondary education.
If you’re planning to, or are already enrolled in a postsecondary program, and could use some financial assistance to realize your goals, you are encouraged to apply.
Whether you need some extra support for tuition, books, or living expenses, a CST Founders’ Award or Bursary may help you on your post-secondary education journey. From university degrees to apprenticeships, all Canadian post-secondary programs are eligible for these awards.
Our Founders’ Awards are available to CST RESP beneficiaries who are entering or are currently enrolled in post-secondary undergraduate studies in Canada. Our bursaries are available to students who are Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or Protected Person in Canada, graduating high school and starting PSE for the first time in the Fall of 2023, are the first person in your family to pursue post-secondary education, and can demonstrate financial need.
Since 1960, CST Foundation has helped thousands of students, and provided more than $2 million in financial assistance to those facing financial barriers.
Am I eligible?
If you are a CST beneficiary who is entering, or are currently enrolled in, post-secondary undergraduate studies in Canada for Fall 2023, and can demonstrate financial need, you may be eligible to apply for a Founders Award.
If you are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or Protected Person in Canada graduating high school and starting PSE for the first time in the Fall of 2023, are the first person in your family to pursue post-secondary education, and can demonstrate financial need, you may be eligible to apply for a Bursary.
Please check your eligibility by reading the complete eligibility guidelines.
How do I apply?
Applying is easy through our online portal (open March 1st). Applicants will be guided through a short series of questions and will be asked to upload information including a biography, financial information, reference letters, transcripts, and details about community involvement and education goals.
What can I expect after I apply?
Once you’ve confirmed your eligibility and completed your online application, our team will adjudicate your application. Successful applicants will be notified on or around May 31st, 2023. Payments will be disbursed during July and August. And, finally, recipients of bursaries and awards will be invited to a special event in September 2023.
About CST Foundation
CST Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to helping Canadian families access post-secondary education. For over 60 years, CST has been delivering on its mission through its advocacy and philanthropy initiatives as well as two wholly owned subsidiaries, CST Savings Inc. and CST Spark Inc. CST has helped over 850,000 students achieve their post-secondary dreams. For further information on CST’s mission, visit cstfoundation.ca.