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Award/Donor Deadline No. of Awards Amount ($) About Eligibility How to Apply
BiNational Education Fund

June 16, 2017

2

$3000

This fund was initiated in 2001 to strengthen and maintain an educational partnership between Niagara University and Niagara College by assisting students who are preparing for careers with a focus on bi-national economic development. Applicants must be in a program linked with Niagara University

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Financial Need
  • Intent on pursuing your studies at Niagara University
  • Must be a returning student in final year of the Bachelor of Business Administration - International Commerce and Global Development, Bachelor of Business Administration - Hospitality, Business Administration, Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations, or Tourism Management - Business Development full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Canadian Hospitality Foundation – John A. Rothschild Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Scholarship

July 14, 2017

1

$2500

The Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) offers this scholarship for $2,500 to students specifically studying in a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality. Applications can be submitted to the Financial Aid office at Niagara College or to CHF directly.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) – Andrew Peller Limited Food & Beverage Scholarship

July 28, 2017

1

$2000

The Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) offers this scholarship for $2,000 to students currently enrolled full-time in the  Hospitality Management – Hotel & Restaurant program at Niagara College.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Applicants must not have received any other Canadian Hospitality Foundation scholarships
  • Must be a returning student in the Hospitality Foundation - Hotel & Restaurant full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) – Culinary Management Scholarship

July 28, 2017

1

$2000

The Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) offers this scholarship for $2,000 to second year students who specifically finishing their first year in either the Culinary Management or Baking and Pastry Arts program at Niagara College and returning in the Fall 2017. Applications are submitted to the Financial Aid office at Niagara College directly.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Applicants must not have received any other Canadian Hospitality Foundation scholarships
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) – Metro Toronto Convention Centre Event Management Scholarship

July 14, 2017

1

$2000

The Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) offers this scholarship for $2,000 to students specifically finishing studies in Event Management at a few select Ontario Colleges .Applications can be submitted to the Financial Aid office at Niagara College or sent directly to CHF.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Have not received any other CHF Scholarship
  • Students just finishing their final semester of the Event Management - Post Graduate 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
Start Proud Student Leadership Scholarship

May 26, 2017

2

$2500

Start Proud is committed to recognizing excellence in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) student community across Canada as an opportunity to help students excel in their career. To support this commitment, Start Proud awards two scholarships each year to successful student leaders with bright futures contributing to their school/community through leadership on campus, entrepreneurial activities or advancing social causes. It is not required these experiences be LGBTQA+ related. Scholarship candidates are highlighted as role models for Start Proud’s student network.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Clearly articulate plans for future involvement in the LGBTQ community and career or academic goals
  • Demonstrate alignment with Start Proud’s Mission, Vision & Values
  • Must be a returning student in any full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Canadian Association of Women in Construction

May 30, 2017

3

$1500

CAWIC is a not for profit association supporting women in the Canadian construction industry. One of its mandates is to promote education and encourage women to pursue careers in the construction industry. Each year CAWIC offers financial bursaries to female students in post-secondary institutions who aspire to careers in construction.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Leadership
  • Financial Need
  • Applicant must identify as female
  • Demonstrate clear career objectives relating to the construction industry
  • Interest in activities that further the advancement of women in construction,
  • Must be a returning student in any full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Dave Lambert Memorial Scholarship

May 30, 2017

1

$1500.00

Scholarship Eligibility:
Students must be:
From the Regional Municipality of Niagara and in those portions of the Regions of East of Hamilton-
Wentworth bounded by Highway #6 and north of the Grand River in Haldimand-Norfolk.
Graduating secondary school and attending a College or University in an Agricultural science related
program
or
Currently enrolled in a College or University agricultural, or related program
Intake Period: applications can be submitted from March 1st to May 30th. Scholarship funds are to be awarded to
the successful candidate upon their commencement of studies in September.

Intake Period: applications can be submitted from March 1st to May 30th. Scholarship funds are to be awarded to
the successful candidate upon their commencement of studies in September.

  • Available to first year, returning, or any student in any full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
  2. Click Here for More Information & Application
Lincoln M. Alexander Award

May 31, 2017

Number of Awards Unavailable

$5000

This award is given to young people who have shown strong leadership in eliminating racial discrimination. Three awards are given out each year: two Student Awards and one Community Award.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Leadership
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • between the ages of 16 and 25
  • Planning to attend a post-secondary institution as a full-time student
  • Must be a first year student in any program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
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
Knowledge First Financial Graduate Scholarship

June 12, 2017

10

$10000 - $25000

Knowledge First Financial, a leading Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) provider in Canada, is pleased to announce the availability of ten (10) scholarships for students who are continuing their academic journey at the graduate level.

The awards range in value:

  • Arnold Edinborough Award* for $25,000
  • 1 Award in the amount of $15,000
  • 8 Awards in the amount of $10,000 each
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Entering a full-time graduate program leading to a certificate, diploma or degree at a designated post-secondary school**. The student must be starting first year of the program in September.
  • Knowledge First welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations regarding the eligibility criteria are available upon request
  • Must be a graduate 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
The Sunshine Coast Health Centre Scholarship

July 01, 2017

Number of Awards Unavailable

$1000

As a leader in addiction treatment, Sunshine Coast Health Centre is proud to announce a new scholarship opportunity to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in clinical counseling, psychology, social sciences, medical, and nursing programs who are interested in working in addictions and mental health in Canada.

  • Write a 500-1000 word essay
  • Be enrolled in a counselling, psychology, medical/nursing, or relevant program at an accredited university or college in Canada
  • Available to any student in any program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Nicholas Milojevic Scholarship

July 05, 2017

1

$500

This scholarship is provided to a student with cerebral palsy and a current Lifetime Member of OFCP and who is enrolled in an Ontario College or University and has successfully completed their first year and is entering into their second year of studies.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Must be a returning student in any full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Eric Waldon Scholarship

July 05, 2017

1

$500

This scholarship is provided to a student with cerebral palsy and a current Lifetime Member of OFCP and who is enrolled in an Ontario College or University and has successfully completed their first year and is entering into their second year of studies.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Must be a returning student in any full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Tamara Gordon Foundation Scholarship

July 07, 2017

Number of Awards Unavailable

No Amount Available

The Tamara Gordon Foundation was established in 2013, to assist students with permanent physical disabilities who wish to pursue their dreams of completing an education in their field of study. The Tamara Gordon Foundation Scholarship assists recipients to defray a portion of the costs to complete their post secondary education.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Financial Need
  • Available to any student in any program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) – Metro Toronto Convention Centre Event Management Scholarship

July 14, 2017

1

$2000

The Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) offers this scholarship for $2,000 to students specifically finishing studies in Event Management at a few select Ontario Colleges .Applications can be submitted to the Financial Aid office at Niagara College or sent directly to CHF.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Have not received any other CHF Scholarship
  • Students just finishing their final semester of the Event Management - Post Graduate program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Canadian Hospitality Foundation – John A. Rothschild Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Scholarship

July 14, 2017

1

$2500

The Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) offers this scholarship for $2,500 to students specifically studying in a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality. Applications can be submitted to the Financial Aid office at Niagara College or to CHF directly.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) – Andrew Peller Limited Food & Beverage Scholarship

July 28, 2017

1

$2000

The Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) offers this scholarship for $2,000 to students currently enrolled full-time in the  Hospitality Management – Hotel & Restaurant program at Niagara College.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Applicants must not have received any other Canadian Hospitality Foundation scholarships
  • Must be a returning student in the Hospitality Foundation - Hotel & Restaurant full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) – Culinary Management Scholarship

July 28, 2017

1

$2000

The Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) offers this scholarship for $2,000 to second year students who specifically finishing their first year in either the Culinary Management or Baking and Pastry Arts program at Niagara College and returning in the Fall 2017. Applications are submitted to the Financial Aid office at Niagara College directly.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Applicants must not have received any other Canadian Hospitality Foundation scholarships
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
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
$1000 Annual Scholarship from My Visa Source

July 30, 2017

Number of Awards Unavailable

$1000

Once a year, My Visa Source awards a merit-based scholarship for a student pursuing higher education in the U.S. and Canada.

My Visa Source is a leading immigration firm in Canada, and the business seeks to make educational opportunities available to those committed to studying and school. Any student who is entering or currently attending university or college as a full-time student is eligible.

 

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Four components must be submitted for your entry: (A) Application Form, (B) Small writing project, (C) Copy of transcript, (D) Proof of Canadian or US Residence.
  • 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
Bill 7 Award LGBTQ Scholarship

August 04, 2017

10

$2500

The Bill 7 Award is a charitable trust that awards scholarships to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer and two-spirited students that are residents in Ontario.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • A copy of OSAP estimate (if applicable)
  • Proof of registration / acceptance
  • Reference letter
  • A personal statement, 250 words or fewer
  • Available to any student in any 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
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
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


Frequently Asked Questions

What does this all mean?

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  • Search by School: Will filter results based on the school of study that you select. Not sure what school you’re in? Find your school here.
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  • Application Option – No Special Requirements: Check to only show awards with a basic application form and/or budget form. This will hide awards that have special requirements (ex. letters of recommendation, written statements).
  • 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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