National Scholarship Program

Discover the scholarship opportunities available for you and your family.

More than 40 Scholarships Available to Military Families

Applications will soon open for the 2019 Support Our Troops Scholarship Program. The scholarship program is entering its fifth year, and is funded by Support Our Troops, supported by donations from individuals, external organizations, fundraising events, and the sale of Yellow Ribbon merchandise.

Both full-time and part-time post-secondary students of accredited academic institutions, career and vocational colleges are eligible.  Scholarships range from $500 to $2000.

In 2018, more than $75,000 was awarded to military family members through 45 scholarships, with winners selected from over 400 competitive applications.

Check back soon for more information and for application dates for the 2019-2020 academic year.

41 Scholarships available this year ranging from $500 to $2500.
  • You are a dependent (includes spouse) of a serving or former member of the Canadian Armed Forces;
  • You are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • You are enrolled in an undergraduate program leading to a degree, diploma or certificate at an accredited Canadian college or university.  Post graduate and career college students are also welcome to apply.
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  • If you plan to participate in a study abroad program you are eligible to apply provided it is included in the course curriculum of your school.

  • If you or a member of your family (parent, guardian, or spouse) is an employee, director, or officer of Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) or its subsidiaries, you are not eligible for a scholarship.

  • Currently serving Canadian Armed Forces members are not eligible, except for Primary Reserve members of Manitoba. 

There are also a variety of additional scholarships and bursaries available to serving and former Canadian Armed Forces members and their families that are not administered by Support Our Troops. We would like to acknowledge the generosity of the educational institutions, government partners and charitable organizations who provide these programs.
Other scholarship opportunities
If you know of a military community-oriented bursary or scholarship offered by a post-secondary institution that is not included on the list, please contact