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How could $1000 set you up for success as your exit your gap year?

Wherever your next steps take you, a CanGap Gap Year Alum Scholarship can help.


Applications close on May 27, 2022

Didn't get a chance to check-off everything on your gap year to-do list? Ready to launch that business you've been working on all year? Invested in your growth all year and now could use a little vacay?

Well, $1000 can help you do that!

Our annual CanGap Gap Year Alum Scholarship is awarded to a gap year alum who is looking to lay a solid foundation for their future that combines purpose and passion.

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Scholarships are open to students who are:

  • Canadian Citizens, permanent residents or refugees

  • Completing their gap year and transitioning onto their next step (whether that be school, work, or another gap year!).

  • Between the ages of 17 and 25


Every April and September, we offer two (2) $1000 scholarships to soon-to-be Gappers starting a gap year in the upcoming academic year. In April, we also offer one (1) $1000 scholarship to a soon-to-be gap year alum as they prepare for their post-gap year plans.


The CanGap Gap Year Scholarship fund is supported by our board of directors, donors, and alum who are passionate about supporting gap year students who may not have the finances they need to reach their gap year goals.

Here’s what the CanGap
Gap Year Scholarship is:

  • An opportunity to accomplish a few more gap year goals

  • A financial cushion that helps you move forward with confidence

  • A kick-start as you prepare for what's next!

And here's what it's not:

  • A Netflix fund

  • An endless supply of pizza 

  • An excuse to do nothing with your year

What we expect as a CanGap
Gap Year Scholarship recipient:

  • Make good use of the $1000 towards your post-gap year plans (obvi!)

  • A sweet gig and title as a Gap Year Ambassador for the year

  • A chance to flex your influencer muscles and create awesome content all about your gap year

See terms and conditions for full details

You’ll also receive the opportunity to earn the Student of Leadership and Humanity Award as a gap year alum and prove to the world your potential!


Ready to make some gap year money moves?

Here’s how to apply:

  1. Register your full name and email address

  2. We’ll send you a package to your email right away so you can begin your application

  3. Submit your application by 11:59PM EST on Friday, May 27, 2022

You’ll be notified by email on Friday, Jun 24, 2022 whether your application has been successful or not.


Got questions?
We got answers!

Do I need to be a Canadian citizen to apply?

Yes, you need to be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or refugee and will be asked to show a form of identification if you win.

What are the terms and conditions of receiving the application?

To review the CanGap Gap Year Scholarship terms and conditions, click here.