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These scholarships are available through Yconic. Photo: Via yconic.com.

Students face plenty of stress when it comes to paying for school and associated costs, and admission scholarships and merit bursaries don’t always benefit everyone. However, these three scholarships are a great way for students to look beyond what the University of Ottawa has to offer.

1.Explain how you invest, save and budget your money, and get a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. You must write a 500-1,000 word paper on how you plan for a financially bright future, any lessons you’ve learned, and common mistakes you or your colleagues have made with money. It is a simple task for a nice reward.

DEADLINE: Sunday, April 1.

2. Big on saving? Why not make a profit off of it. This scholarship is useful for anyone who does online shopping and is big on money saving (i.e. couponing). The scholarship amount is worth $3,000, but be aware you are competing with not only everyone in Canada, but students worldwide.

DEADLINE: Tuesday, December 31.

3. Ottawa-Gatineau is known for being a nice place to bike, especially along the canal, so why not grab a friend and a camera and go for a ride? This is an ongoing scholarship that gives away 10 scholarships worth $250 each for simply explaining why they love cycling! This really could not be easier.

DEADLINE: Ongoing.