Bank of Canada Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

The Bank of Canada Scholarship Award for Post-Secondary Students is offered to students studying in a field related to the Bank’s work.

Amount: $8000 and possible work opportunity with mentorship

Number Available: multiple

Deadline: Applications can be submitted between January and March

The Bank of Canada Scholarship Award for Post-Secondary Students helps foster a diverse and talented workforce. Canadians count on the Bank of Canada to think ahead, inspire confidence and include everyone. That’s why they:

  • challenge the status quo in pursuit of better answers
  • live up to their commitments and communicate transparently about their work
  • welcome and learn from people with diverse perspectives, knowledge and experiences
  • encourage students from diverse communities to further their education in fields related to the Bank’s work and offer them an opportunity to gain on-the-job experience

These $8,000 scholarships are awarded to assist students with disabilities, Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, Francophone and those who identify as a member of a visible minority group or racialized group to help remove barriers to education and support greater diversity in their workforce.


To be considered for one of the scholarships, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • be pursuing post-secondary studies (university or college)—either full-time or part-time—in a field related to the Bank’s work, including:
    • economics and finance: economics, computer science, mathematics or statistics, commerce or business administration with a finance major
    • administration and operations: financial services, administration and business, project management, human resources, accounting, communications and web development, internal audit, currency production, knowledge and information management, security
    • information technology and cyber security: software development, network engineering, solution architecture, project management, business analysis, cyber security
  • have an overall average grade of 70 percent or higher

How To Apply

Information on how to apply should become available on the Bank of Canada’s Scholarship awards webpage during the next application period, between January and March.

Students with disabilities will be required to submit a Confirmation of Eligibility form completed by a physician.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Possibility of Work Placement

In addition to the award, successful candidates may be offered a work opportunity at the Bank, with mentorship by a Bank employee.

Successful recipients may have the option of a work placement (summer, term, internship) at the Bank’s Head Office, located in Ottawa, or at one of its regional offices in Halifax, Montréal, Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver.

Contact Information

Email for more information.

See Also

Source(s): the Bank of Canada’s Scholarship awards webpage and the Bank of Canada’s Scholarship Awards Terms and Conditions PDF

See other national scholarships // See other scholarships open to all disabilities

Last Updated: 2022-08-10