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Congratulations to the 2019 creditcardGenius scholarship winner, Jennifer Lee from Edmonton. Our sincere thanks to all 809 students who participated and we wish Jennifer and all entrants the best of luck in their studies. Missed the scholarship this year? Don’t worry – you can apply for our 2020 scholarship right here.

For most students, it’s time to hit the books again.

Say goodbye to sun on the beach, road trips with your friends, and sleeping in.

With all of these goodbyes come new hellos…

Hello to textbook costs.

Hello to a new laptop.

Hello to expenses that keep adding up (and feel like they never stop).

With the typical Canadian student averaging $28,000 in student loan debt, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. We at creditcardGenius understand that, and we want to help.

The last day to apply for our $2,000 scholarship is September 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM.

So, if you or someone you know might be in need of some cash to help offset their student costs this year – make sure they fill out this scholarship application.

Frequently asked questions

Here are the answers to the questions you might be asking:

How do I qualify?

  • Be a graduate or undergraduate student enrolled and attending a Canadian university or college, and in at least the second year of their post-secondary studies.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (or equivalent).
  • A citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Does my unofficial transcript count as copy of my transcript?

Of course. You can submit an unofficial transcript as a record of your marks on our application. You may be asked to provide the official transcript if you are chosen as the recipient.

Does my program qualify?

As long as you’re a graduate or undergraduate enrolled and attending a Canadian university or college, and you’re in at least in the second year of your studies – you’re good to go. It doesn’t matter if you’re studying to be a veterinarian or getting your masters in English Lit. You qualify.

When will I know if I’ve won or not?

The recipient will be notified within 3 business days of the deadline and will be contacted at the email address provided at the time of application. Up to 3 attempts will be made to contact the recipient within 3 business days following our decision. If the recipient does not or cannot accept the scholarship, for any reason, it may be forfeited and a new recipient selected, in our sole discretion. We are not responsible for the failure of any reason whatsoever of any recipient to receive notification or for us to receive the recipient’s response.

The chosen recipient will be announced on Friday, September 27, 2019.