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Award/Donor Deadline No. of Awards Amount ($) About Eligibility How to Apply
Donald Johnston Memorial Scholarship

March 10, 2017

4

$2200

Donald Johnston was a dedicated and loyal supporter of Niagara College. He was a founding member of the Niagara College Foundation and served as chair from 1998 to 2001. Don believed strongly in civic responsibility. He was a role model par excellence, truly a community leader who cared passionately about giving back and improving economic development in Niagara.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Community Involvement
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a first year or returning student in the Business Administartion- Professional Golf Management full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Golf Association of Ontario Scholarship

March 10, 2017

1

$500

No Description Available

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a first year or returning student in the Business Administartion- Professional Golf Management full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Indigenous Post-secondary Education & Training Bursary (PSET)- January Start Students

March 10, 2017

7

$1000

Niagara College is pleased to advise our students that the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has allocated funding for the INDIGENOUS PSET BURSARY as part of the Ministry’s new Indigenous postsecondary education funding approach. The bursary provides direct support to Indigenous students with financial need to aid in their participation in postsecondary education and training.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Ontario Resident
  • Be enrolled full-time or part-time in Level 1 of a January Start program
  • Must be a first year student in any part-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
John Deere Foundation of Canada Golf Bursary

March 10, 2017

1

$700

No Description Available

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a returning student in the Business Administartion- Professional Golf Management full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Ontario First Generation Bursary- January Start Students

March 10, 2017

11

$1000

Niagara College is pleased to announce that the Government of Ontario has once again allocated funding to support our first generation students through the Ministry’s Access and Opportunities Strategy. A first generation student is an individual whose parents have not attended postsecondary studies. Siblings may have attended postsecondary studies.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • be a student whose parents did not attend any full-time post-secondary studies, in or outside of Canada, at any time, in any program
  • be a student enrolled in your FIRST degree, diploma, or certificate program
  • be a resident of Ontario
  • Must be a first year student in any full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Smart Serve Scholarship 2016-17

March 10, 2017

1

$4000

Smart Serve Ontario proudly supports education in hospitality and tourism management throughout the Province of Ontario. The Smart Serve Scholarship is available in the amount of $4,000 for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • Academic Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Financial Need
  • Was a full-time resident in Ontario for 365 days prior to either the start of this academic year or the date of his or her enrollment at the College;
  • Must be a first year student in the Brewmaster & Brewery Operations Management, Culinary Management, Winery & Viticulture Technician, Bachelor of Applied Business-Hospitality, Hospitality-Hotel & Restaurant Operations, or Tourism Management-Business Development full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form

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Scholarship and Bursary Applications for the September 2016-2017 academic year are now closed. If new awards become available throughout the year, they will be posted under the 'Spotlight Awards' tab. Applications for September 2017 will become available in July 2017. Please check back at that time. Awards for Students beginning in January 2017 will be posted under the Spotlight Awards tab in December 2016.
Award/Donor No. of Awards Amount ($) About Eligibility How to Apply
91.7 GIANT FM Bursary

2

$750

Donated by GIANT FM 91.7

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a returning student in the Broadcasting - Radio, Television, and Film full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Alfidome Fruitbelt Development Bursary

2

$900

Donated by Fruitbelt Development

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a returning student in the Landscape Technician full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Aramark Canada Bursary

3

$700

As a world leader in managed services, Aramark Higher Education seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to the communities it serves. This bursary has been established to support the Niagara College community and to encourage students to pursue their career goals.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a returning student in any full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Appel Family Bursary

1

$500

Donated by the Appel Family Foundation

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a resident of Niagara-on-the-Lake or surrounding area
  • Must be a first year student in any full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Beth Weldon Scholarship Fund

1

$800

No Description Available

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a returning student in the Computer Programmer or Computer Programmer Analyst full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Bonnie Rose Award

1

$500

No Description Available

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a returning student in 2nd year of any full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Borden & Elliot Bursary

1

$500

No Description Available

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a first year student in any full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Brad Cleveland Bursary

1

$900

No Description Available

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a returning student in the Office Administration - Executive full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Business Education Council Annual Scholarship

2

$1500

The Business Education Council of Niagara has a long history of service to the community of Niagara. Formed in 1987 as the Niagara Peninsula Industry Education Council, BEC is a non-profit corporation that initiates active communication and partnership between business, education, government, and community organizations to address challenges in Niagara.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Resident of the Niagara Region
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a returning student in any Business full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Business Link Bursary

2

$950

In 2003, Jim and Adam Shields, a father and son team, conceived of an idea to produce a free business-to-business publication designed to help Niagarans grow and develop their business. In 5 years the company has grown to publish nine publications throughout Southern and Southwestern Ontario. The Business Link recognizes the importance of education through the establishment of this Niagara College bursary.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a returning student in the Business - Sales & Marketing full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

External Awards

Award/Donor Deadline No. of Awards Amount ($) About Eligibility How to Apply
Manualbirds Video Scholarship Program

February 27, 2017

1

$500

User guides are to products installation and repair what education is to human. Most of the time, you know what you want the end result to be, but you are missing a critical piece of information to achieve it. Without education, people cannot arrive where they want to be. Consequently, Manualbirds is eager to host the scholarship contest to help as far as possible excellent students with their college education.

Like a scholarship essay, a scholarship video will take time and efforts for applicants to complete their creation from understanding the assigned task to spending a considerable amount of time both drafting and editing. However, it may be more difficult to reuse a scholarship video for another award. That is why we choose to offer scholarship video contest.

  • Academic Excellence
  • Available to any student in any program
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Pink Pearl Scholarship

March 01, 2017

1

$1000

This year, we are granting a $1,000 scholarship to a woman who has been diagnosed with cancer, has been actively involved in her community, and is attending a post-secondary institution for the 2016/2017 academic year.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • must have a minimum grade average of 65% or higher in your last year of study
  • have been involved in extracurricular activities with either your school or community
  • have been diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 18-20
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Costculator Scholarship

March 31, 2017

1

$1000

Since the main goal of our efforts is to help people around the globe, we are taking another step to further serve our purpose by announcing: The Costculator Scholarship Program.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • 500-1000 word essay on the topic: Importance of Entrepreneurship in Economic Development
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
SonoBoom Annual Scholarship

March 31, 2017

1

$1000

We have created the SonoBoom Gadgets Scholarship for undergraduate and postgraduate students with the passion of “Gadgets” to receive $1,000 award.The program does not require any specific expertise, and we think that passion for using different modern gadgets is enough to create an interesting and inspiring piece of content on this topic.

  • Academic Excellence
  • An essay between 500-1000 words on the topic "Modern Gadgets and Their Influence on Our Life"
  • Must be a first year, returning, or graduate student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
The InvestmentZen Financial Scholarship

April 01, 2017

1

$1000

The good financial habits we develop as collegiates can serve us for the rest of our lives. To help promote financial responsibility among post-secondary students, we’re thrilled to award (1) $1,000 USD scholarship to help alleviate educational costs.

  • submit a 500-1500 word essay
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
2017 Senior Care Scholarship

April 15, 2017

5

$1000

A Place for Mom is proud to offer our annual $1,000 scholarship to university students interested in the fields of aging and gerontology.  As the North America’s largest senior living referral service, we know the importance of supporting the training and education of our future senior care leaders.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • 400-700 word essay on the topic " What is the most important life lesson that you have learned from a grandparent or other senior?/ Who was or is the senior in your life that inspired you?/How will you use the lesson learned from them in your future career working with seniors?
  • Must be a graduate student in any Nursing Program full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Small Business Scholarship

April 15, 2017

1

$500

SmallBusinessWebhostingReviews.com has initiated a program to provide scholarships to students located in the USA and Canada.  As a tech entrepreneur, I strive to give back to people who want to join the industry.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • min. 500 word essay on the topic "How I use the Internet to Advance my Life"
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund

April 30, 2017

Multiple Awards

$2000

This national sport studies scholarship is intended to stimulate thoughtful examination of values-based and ethical sport.It was established in 2014 by Lyle Makosky to help support the work of the True Sport Foundation (TSF) and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. The fund’s capital is held and invested by the Community Foundation of Ottawa and annual earnings are used by the TSF to support financial awards in the area of values and ethics in sport.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Must be active in Canadian sport or an athlete engaged in post-secondary education
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Best Anti Aging Serum Scholarship

May 01, 2017

1

$500

Our process in reviewing treatments may be different then that of your typical eye cream reviews website.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • essay on the topic "Why our vain society is advancing anti aging treatments so rapidly?"
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
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Find a Tutor Near Me Scholarship

May 01, 2017

1

$500

The College Scholarship Contest (the “Contest”) is open to current legal US residents or Canadian residents who are students attending any Canadian college or university who are at least 16 years old and are enrolled in or expect to attend within the next two years, a two-year or four-year college or university within the United States or Canada during the Promotion Period. FindTutorsNearMe, Inc. (“FindTutorsNearMe” or “Sponsor”) staff and their immediate family members (parents, children, spouses, siblings) and members of the same household are not eligible to accept prizes.

  • Essay Submission Required
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Rose City Seniors Centre Foundation Bursary

May 05, 2017

Multiple Awards

No Amount Available

Rose City Seniors Centre Foundation Bursary Award – The successful candidate shall be awarded the sum of $500 to pursue post-secondary school studies in fields that will benefit care of seniors.

Eligibility

  • Resident of the City of Welland, Town of Pelham, City of Port Colborne, Township of Wainfleet
  • Graduating secondary school student or mature student who plans to pursue post-secondary school studies in a field that will directly benefit care of seniors
  • A recipient may receive the bursary award only once.

 

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
HDDmag Scholarship program

June 01, 2017

1

$1500

Our scholarship program is open to all students because you don’t have to be an expert with years of experience in storage field to create value to our readers. Everyone willing to apply can do some research, learn something new, write a good essay and win the scholarship award.

  • write a 1500-2000 word story about storage devices, how data is stored, backup solution, or even how-to article.
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
LuvMiHome Scholarship

June 30, 2017

1

$1000

LuvMiHome is a great supporter of education and it gives us great joy to be able to offer this scholarship to new and current students.  The scholarship is available to graduate and undergraduate students. International students are welcome.

  • 300-700 word essay answering the question "What is your vision for your future home? What new technologies do you expect to see?
  • 300-700 word essay answering the question "What are your goals and ambitions in life? How do you plan to achieve them?
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Sole Door Scholarship

July 29, 2017

1

$500

Sole Door dedicates itself to create an online platform of sharing the love for cooking. From international recipes to national cuisine art – you can find anything relevant in the field of cooking on this platform.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • 1000-2000 word paper about cooking recipes or tips in which you empasize the importance of a healthy diet and promote a healthy lifestyle through cooking
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Jamaica Travel Saver

July 30, 2017

1

$1000

We are aware that school can be an expensive proposition so it gives us great joy to be in the position to give back. Between housing, tuition, books, and school supplies the cost of attending college is an expensive proposition. In an effort to make it easier for students and their families Jamaica Travel Saver and our affiliated website Ocho-Rios-Jamaica.com is offering one annual US $1,000 scholarship.

  • Extracurricular Activities
  • essay on how your extra-curricular activities contribute to your college education
  • essay on the steps you will take to achieve your goals and amitions
  • essay on the top 5 things to do in your favorite vacation destination
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Fittous Scholarship

July 31, 2017

1

$500

Fittous is dedicated to provide readers with in-depth information about fitness, nutrition and healthy lifestyle.

At Fittous we value education and understand that it can be a significant expense and how hard it can be for students to afford that expense. To make it a little easier, we are pleased to announce the launch of $500 Fittous Scholarship.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Create an infographic about health, fitness or nutrition with a short 300-500 word essay explaining the infographic/ OR /Research and create a 750-1000 words piece of content surrounding a topic within the fitness, health or wellbeing space.
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Manualgo Electronics Scholarship

July 31, 2017

1

$500

The Manualgo Electronics Scholarship is designed according to part of our commitment to encourage and support a better life. This Scholarship aims to provide financial assistance to students from around the world to help them continue higher education and live a better life in college.

  • Academic Excellence
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Downloadfreepk annual Scholarship

July 31, 2017

1

$500

Downloadfreeapk.com is an APK repository service for the best Android apps and games. In order to achieve our goal of generating all the best apps and games for Android users, we spare no effort not only to discover and provide free and safe APK files of the newest, the most featured, or/and the most useful ones, but also to make our site a unique platform for developers to publish their new apps and games.

  • Academic Excellence
  • must provide a transcript
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
“You Look Attractive” Scholarship

August 31, 2017

1

$1000

You Look Attractive is created to share tips and awareness among its readers for healthy mind, body and soul. Our content is based on some interesting topics like beauty, health, fitness, wellness and fashion. We are a team of home makers, working moms and industry experts.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • 600-1000 word essay on three different topics provided
  • Must be female
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Forms Birds Scholarship

September 15, 2017

1

$500

Formsbirds is proud to offer a $500 scholarship awarded once per year for current college students and incoming freshman pursuing higher education. FormsBirds scholarship contest is held annually to help as far as possible outstanding students to complete their college education.

  • Academic Excellence
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Baby Monitor Lab Scholarship

September 15, 2017

1

$500

In order to participate in the BabyMonitorLab Scholarship Program, you will have to research and write a piece of content about the “The Impact of Technology on our Health“.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • 500-1000 words eassy on the topic "The Impact of Technology on our Health"
  • Available to any student in any program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
The Furious Grill Scholarship

November 15, 2017

1

$1000

By being an online community, we recognize the power of the written words online, so we want to give an opportunity and help the creative minds exhibit their abilities in this area.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • 500-1000 word essay on the topic "We are what we eat"
    Click Here for More Information & Application


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  • Application Option – Online Budget Form Only: Check to show awards that only require a budget form.

How do I apply for these awards?

Awards listed in the “Awards by School” tab, are organized by school of study. The majority of awards posted here are Foundation Awards which are funded by donors to the Niagara College Foundation. Awards are generally posted in July for students starting or returning to studies in September and in December for students starting studies in January. Awards in the “Spotlight” tab are awards that become available during the academic year and require special attention. External awards are awards offered by 3rd parties; the application process is through them, and not Niagara College.

  1. Use the “Filter Awards” options below to only show the awards that you’d like to see. Awards are displayed in the table below. We strongly urge you to filter by Student Type and then to also filter by School (checking both the School of Study you are enrolled in and the Any School (Non-Program Specific Awards) option to view all awards you may be eligible for.
  2. Fill out and submit the Online Budget Form. You only need to fill out the budget form once, even if you are applying for multiple awards. We suggest that all students fill out and submit the budget form, if it is available; you will automatically be considered for a number of financial need awards.
  3. If an award requires an application form, it will be listed. Print and complete the award’s application form – you must apply to each award separately. If any other documents are required attach these to the application form(s). Photocopies of required documentation are acceptable.
  4. Please submit all applications to the Financial Aid Office at either the Welland or Niagara-on-the-Lake campus. Applications can be dropped off in-person or mailed to the following address:
    Niagara College
    Financial Aid Office, SE103
    300 Woodlawn Road
    Welland, ON L3C 7L3


Our Donors

Many generous individuals, businesses and organizations donate to Niagara College to establish scholarships and bursaries.  As well, revenue is raised for scholarships and bursaries through the Niagara College Foundation’s Seafood Gala, and Golf Classic.

To learn more about our fundraising activities, please visit: donate.niagaracollege.ca.

Thank-you for helping students succeed!

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