CANADA - some scholarships not based on grades
Canada does not seem to have the abundance of scholarships that the US has. These scholarships require essays (I don't know if they HAVE to be written submissions) but include scholarships for things other than grades or saving the world.
https://99scholarships.ca/ Money for your passions,not your grades.
Here is an example of one of the scholarships.
Unsolicited Advice Scholarship
Deadline Oct 31, 2020
Have you ever received a piece of unsolicited advice you didn’t know you needed? Like, if you didn’t buy that one $4.25 Cinnamon Dolce Latte in 2014 you’d be that much closer to buying a house? Let’s be real. We probably need those reminders more than we’d care to admit. Tell us about a time someone gave you advice that you didn’t ask for (but totally needed to hear) for a chance to win $1,000.*