Scholarships and Bursaries

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Award/Donor Deadline No. of Awards Amount ($) About Eligibility How to Apply
INDIGENOUS STUDENT BURSARY

November 13, 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 STUDENT BURSARY as part of the Ministry’s new Indigenous post-secondary education funding approach. The bursary provides direct support to Indigenous students with financial need to aid in their participation in post-secondary education and training.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Ontario Resident
  • Be enrolled in full-time or part-time studies in the current academic year (2017/2018)
  • Must be a first year or returning student in any part-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Ontario First Generation Bursary

November 13, 2017

35

$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 post-secondary studies. Siblings may have attended post-secondary 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

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Scholarship and Bursary Applications for the September 2017-2018 academic year are now closed.
Award/Donor No. of Awards Amount ($) About Eligibility How to Apply
Business Education Council Annual Scholarship

2

$1100

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

$600

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.

Canada Cutlery Bursary

1

$500

Donated by Canada Cutlery Inc.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a returning student in final year of the Culinary Management full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Canadian Federation of University Women Laura Sabia Bursary

1

$700

The Canadian Federation of University Women is committed to pursuing knowledge, promoting education, and improving the status of women and their human rights. They connect women in their community to share friendship, knowledge, resources and networks in order to strengthen communities locally and globally. CFUW St. Catharines donates proceeds from its house tour back into the community in the way of scholarships and bursaries.

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

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Canadian Federation of University Women Bursary

1

$700

The Canadian Federation of University Women is committed to pursuing knowledge, promoting education, and improving the status of women and their human rights. They connect women in their community to share friendship, knowledge, resources and networks in order to strengthen communities locally and globally. CFUW St. Catharines donates proceeds from its house tour back into the community in the way of scholarships and bursaries.

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

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Carolyn Weaver (Washington) Memorial Bursary

1

$500

Carolyn was a proud graduate of Niagara College’s Social Service Worker program (1987). She devoted her career until her death (2013) in helping those in need. Her kindness towards those suffering from mental health and addictions was exemplary.

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

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

CH Television Bursary

1

$600

Donated by Channel Zero.

  • 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.

Chartered Life Underwriters Bursary

1

$500

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

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Chawkers Foundation Bursary

2

$500

Donated by the Chawkers Foundation

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

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Chown, Cairns Barristers & Solicitors Scholarship

1

$600

Chown, Cairns LLP, based in St. Catharines, provides legal expertise to individuals, businesses, institutions and governments. We are guided by the principle that the provision of legal services should always add value to the client’s transactions. Our philosophy continues to be one of pushing the envelope, not just staying ahead of the curve.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a returning student in the Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations 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
Annual Entrepreneur Scholarship

December 31, 2017

1

$1000

Down To Five is a website dedicated to helping you find the best products (such as mattresses and pillows) and advice in a certain category by narrowing your choices or steps down to five.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply.
  • In 800 – 1000 words, give us your thoughts on the following title “The Future of Internet Marketing
  • Must be a graduate student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
The Webisoft Web App Evolution Scholarship

December 31, 2017

Number of Awards Unavailable

$500

Webisoft.com, an agency focused on providing web and mobile application development to startups and enterprise businesses. We have created The Webisoft Web App Evolution Scholarship. This scholarship will help offset the costs of education for high school and college students who have expressed an interest into app and web development, regardless of their major.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Must currently be enrolled in a high school or college/university as a student within the Canada or United States.
  • Available to any student in any part-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
The Online Learning Scholarship

January 10, 2018

1

$1500

The Online Learning Scholarship is aimed at students all around the world who have experience with online learning and are passionate about it. To enter the competition, submit an essay describing your experience with online learning and why you think it’s valuable.

  • An essay on the topic of online learning in Google Docs or PDF;
  • The essay should be between 1,500 and 2,000 words long;
  • Proof of enrollment in respective school; we will be checking with your school if you actually study there
  • You can not apply if you are the last year’s winner
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
CPAC Awards & Scholarships

January 15, 2018

Multiple Awards

$1000 - $3000

CPAC Foundation provides awards and scholarships to secondary and post-secondary students
who have demonstrated exceptional community leadership as well as outstanding academic
achievements. The Foundation also provides assistance to students who have maintained
above-average grades and are experiencing financial difficulty.

 

  • Available to any student in any full-time program
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John K. Zaid & Associates, PLLC Scholarship

January 15, 2018

1

$1000

Zaid Law Personal Injury Law Firm invites your students to apply for an essay-writing contest they are sponsoring. One talented student will be awarded with $1,000.

  • Write an essay of 1,500 words on “Road Traffic Safety”. The essay should represent your opinion, backed up with facts, on how to enhance the road traffic safety and prevent accidents.
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
SeniorAdvice.com Senior Caregiver Scholarship

January 15, 2018

Number of Awards Unavailable

$1000

We are offering a $1000 scholarship to an eligible student who has been a caregiver for an adult relative. One student, who will be attending college or university in the Spring of 2018, will receive $1000 for tuition and/or books.

  • Students must be attending a two or four year university or college in the Spring of 2018. They must have been involved in caregiving for a family member or friend.
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Green Ladies Cleaning Scholarship

January 15, 2018

1

$500

Green Ladies Cleaning is proud to announce a $500 academic scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Winners will be selected on January 31, 2018.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Students are required to submit a 500-750 words essay titled “Why are eco-friendly cleaning supplies important to the environment?”.
    Click Here for More Information & Application
SeniorAdvice.com Senior Volunteer Scholarship

January 15, 2018

Number of Awards Unavailable

$1000

We are also offering a $1000 scholarship to an eligible student who has served as a volunteer in a senior living community within the past year. One student, who will be attending college or university in the Spring of 2018, will receive $1000 for tuition and/or books.

    No Eligibility Requirements

    Click Here for More Information & Application
Cool Dehumidifier $1500 Scholarship

January 15, 2018

1

$1500

  • Make sure it is around 1,500 words long
  • Include a document which proves you’re a college student at the moment of applying
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
The 10th Circle Homesteading & Gardening Scholarship

February 01, 2018

Number of Awards Unavailable

$1000

The 10th Circle Project is pleased to announce the annual scholarship opportunity for college students, vocational, and trade schools who share the same passion with us. Our goal is to help students to follow their dreams by providing the opportunity to learn something they love and need to a selected few.

    No Eligibility Requirements

    Click Here for More Information & Application
Green Way Carpet Cleaning Scholarship

February 01, 2018

Number of Awards Unavailable

$1000

Green Way Carpet Cleaning has one passion – to make people’s homes clean and cozy. We’re inviting all students with passion for home decoration to share their ideas with us – the best essay will be published on our website and the winner will receive the award via check. This year topic is “Clean home – clean life”. We want you to explain us how do you feel clean home helps you with your daily life, makes you feel better and more relaxed. It has been proven that the clutter in our homes also clutters our mind. We think it’s important to spread the awareness of the importance of having a nice and clean living space.

  • Write an 800-1000-word essay on “Clean home – clean life”. Save it as PDF (ideally) or send us the Google Doc version
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Pokethrift Video Games Scholarship

February 10, 2018

1

$1000

Poke Thrift offers you a chance to be the next winner of our yearly scholarship contest. We’re giving $1,000 to the student with the best essay about video games. Sounds easy enough?

  • write a 1,500-word essay explaining how video games can help students develop cognitive skills.
  • Available to any student in any part-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Advertising Standards Canada’s Robert E. Oliver Award

February 28, 2018

Number of Awards Unavailable

$1500

Ad Standards awards one $1500.00 scholarship annually to a full-time post-secondary student who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, enrolled in an undergraduate Advertising and/or Marketing program at a Canadian university or community college and is committed to pursuing a career in advertising or marketing in Canada. Mr. Robert E. Oliver was Ad Standards’ first president – a pioneer of Canadian advertising self-regulation. Robert E. Oliver played a key role in developing the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards, the principal instrument of advertising self-regulation.

  • Available to any student in any full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Music Instruments Center Scholarship

March 01, 2018

Number of Awards Unavailable

$1000

Music Instrument Center aims to be an online music hub that provides nothing but quality and helpful information on music, various musical instruments and how to take your musical career to the top. We also provide the best reviews on music instruments to help customers in selecting the right product that meets their personal requirements.

  • A student from any college in US, UK, Canada, Australia
  • A student who has been admitted to a college before March 28th
  • Minimum GPA is 3.0
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
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ShiftIdeas’ Annual Women In Digital Marketing Scholarship

March 01, 2018

Number of Awards Unavailable

$500

Here at ShiftIdeas we strongly believe in education and giving back to the community. That’s why we’re proud to offer our annual scholarship for women in the digital marketing field. Each year we’ll award 1 high school, college or university student our $500 scholarship.

We know the digital marketing field is broad but we’re happy to welcome submissions from all areas like graphic designer, web designers, content writers, social media etc. If you aren’t sure if your category fits here, please email us first to double check.

  • Available to any student in any full-time program
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The Jittery Monks Scholarship

March 01, 2018

Number of Awards Unavailable

$1500

Once every year, we’re curious to see what you have to offer and award the best work with $1,500. If you want to enter the scholarship competition, all you have to do is to write an essay explaining the situations where delegating the work is beneficial for your studies. Tell us about the times you had to have someone else do a paper for you so you could focus on more important tasks instead. If you agree with us that delegating part of the work is completely legitimate, please support that statement with your own experience.

  • You need to be a college student in the moment of applying
  • Available to any student in any part-time program
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Fix Your Walk Annual Scholarship

March 01, 2018

Number of Awards Unavailable

$1000

The Fix Your Walk Annual Scholarship is for young people in colleges and those that are about to join. It is for individuals that like to help others manage common foot pains and injuries. Whether you help people choose the right running shoes or manage foot pain like we do or help them with tips and tricks on how to avoid injuries when walking or running this opportunity is for you.

  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
A-1 Auto Transport Annual Scholarship

March 10, 2018

3

$250 - $1000

We are one of the biggest U.S. based auto shippers. We provide worldwide shipping and have offices, storage facilities available in most of the main cities and metro areas throughout the U.S and overseas. Our team has decided to create a scholarship program (A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship) for the students so that they can get some help in meeting their education related expenses.

  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
BestColoredPencils.com “Creative Mind” Scholarship

March 15, 2018

Number of Awards Unavailable

$1500

Best Colored Pencils is driven to provide the largest and most informative colored pencil reviews because of our love for colored pencils, and of course, the arts. Our passion towards creativity continually inspires us to support aspiring artists and creative young minds. So we make sure that every year, we get to extend a helping hand to one creative student through our recurring Creative Mind Scholarship.

  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Move Up Scholarship

March 31, 2018

Number of Awards Unavailable

$1000

Our company derklettersteiger.de is dedicated to providing help through useful educational material in a climbing industry.

Our mission is to help people who are in a specific niche of this mountain sport – via ferrata (via ferrata refers to a type of a climbing route where there is a steel cable which follows the route fixed in certain points to the rocks).

With constant education and deep information about the equipment people should use, we educate our readers how to safely climb and hike the mountains.

As our main focus is providing security information and educational material in a field of an extreme sport such as climbing, we prefer extreme sports among all other sports. That’s why we have established an annual student’s scholarship under the name „Move Up“ and every year we reward the best essay on a topic connected with extreme sports or climbing.

  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Level Up Scholarship

April 01, 2018

Number of Awards Unavailable

$2000

The Level Up Scholarship is a yearly endeavor that we open to everyone taking up undergraduate or postgraduate programs. It doesn’t matter where you are or what course you are taking, if you are interested to join, just send in your applications!

  • All essays must be in PDF format, contain at least 800 letters and revolve around the chosen theme
  • You must write about your experience, consciousness, and views on the culture that arose from the mutual interaction between people and tools and/or technology in your country
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Top Notch Roofing Scholarship

April 15, 2018

Number of Awards Unavailable

$500

Top-NotchRoofing.com is proud to announce a $500 academic scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Winners will be selected on April 30, 2018.

  • Academic Excellence
  • udents are required to submit a 1000 words essay titled “What is the future of roofing technology?
  • Must be a legal residents of the United States or Canada
  • Open to Undergraduate, Graduate, Highschool and incoming students
  • Must be a first year student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Laywayback Scholarship

April 15, 2018

Number of Awards Unavailable

$2000

The Choose Better Scholarship 2018 is the continuation of Laywayback’s yearly scholarship program. It is offered to all students, all over the world, and has a fund support amount of $2000. Its main theme is about choosing better options, following better plans, and making better decisions—to encourage students to “choose better”.

  • Available to any student in any part-time program
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Milwaukee Personal Injury Lawyer Group Scholarship

May 15, 2018

1

$500

  • Open to the legal residents of the United States and Canada
  • Open to Undergraduate, Graduate, Highschool and incoming students
  • Students are required to submit a 1000 words essay titled “What role will the Supreme Court play in the next 10 years of U.S. law?
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Gracey Holistic Health Scholarship Program

May 15, 2018

1

$500

  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Legal residents of the United States and Canada
  • Open to Undergraduate, Graduate, and Incoming Students
  • Available to any student in any part-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Best4YourHome Scholarship

May 31, 2018

1

$1000

Best4YourHome is a website for homeowners and dedicated to all matters of housekeeping. Our experts give useful tips on housecleaning, organizing rooms as well as usage and maintenance of home appliances. From handheld vacuums and robot vacuum cleaners to steam irons and dishwashers, we also make reviews of the best household appliances available in the market.

  • Graduate and undergraduate students of universities/colleges are eligible to apply
  • The essay should be in English;
  • The prize will be paid to the university directly;
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Credit Sesame Financial Literacy Scholarship

June 01, 2018

Number of Awards Unavailable

$1000

Credit Sesame is the leading financial roboadvisor for consumer liabilities including credit card debt and loans. For many years, Credit Sesame has been on the forefront of helping consumers manage their liabilities.

Credit Sesame also provides the resources to help consumers improve their credit scores, which in turn helps them get better loan rates. The average consumer looks for a loan three times a year, and we want to help them select the most financially advantageous products. This process often starts with access to the free credit score Credit Sesame provides to its members.

  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
The Cover Guy 5th Annual Scholarship

July 01, 2018

Number of Awards Unavailable

$500

We are happy to announce The Cover Guy 2017 4th Annual Scholarship Has been awarded to Kaia Arthur (University of Minnesota) and Emily Sams (University of Ottawa)! We would like to thank all of our worthy applicants this year and encourage you to apply for the 5th Annual Scholarship which is now open for applications. It is always hard to make our choice from such wonderful students, but again this year the selection committee has done a wonderful job of selecting a student that represents the quality of people that come before them. It has been a wonderful experience giving back to our communities and helping a few of our future leaders in their educational pursuits.

  • The student must be enrolled in a program at a university, college or trade school in the United States or Canada.
  • The applicant must submit an article consisting of 500-1000 words.
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Beauty Essay Writing Scholarship

July 31, 2018

Number of Awards Unavailable

$2500

We are very pleased to announce our Beauty Essay Writing Scholarship. In this scholarship program, one award worth $2,500 will be awarded. The scholarship will be sent directly to the school/university/college’s financial aid office.

  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Myflyfit Essay Writing Scholarship

August 31, 2018

Number of Awards Unavailable

$2500

Myflyfit is very pleased to announce its  first scholarship program for students. One award worth $2,500 will be awarded under this Myflyfit Essay Writing Scholarship. The scholarship will be sent directly to the school/university/college’s financial aid office. This scholarship is aimed at meeting some of the educational expenses of the students.

  • Any current, full-time,part time student of an accredited institute, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to become eligible.
  • Available to any student in any part-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
ShoesTracker Scholarship Program

September 09, 2019

Number of Awards Unavailable

$2000

ShoesTracker’s mission is to help people improve their overall foot health and to have strong feet. We aim to provide information and support to individuals struggling with foot pain as well as the means to improve overall foot health.

  • Available to any student in any program
    Click Here for More Information & Application


Frequently Asked Questions

What does this all mean?

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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!