Scholarships and Bursaries

Award application deadlines and application instructions can vary depending on the award. To find awards you may be eligible for, you can start by Filtering by Student Type and School of Studies you are enrolled in. Please see our FAQ for further assistance.

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Spotlight Awards

Award/Donor Deadline No. of Awards Amount ($) About Eligibility How to Apply
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
Canada Cutlery Bursary

1

$650

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

2

$500

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

2

$500

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

$950

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.

Chawkers Foundation Bursary

3

$800

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

$950

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.

Chuck Frigault Memorial Bursary

1

$500

Chuck Frigault followed in his father’s footsteps and became a carpenter at the age of 15, after only completing a Grade 7 education. He was a true craftsman creating numerous carvings in his spare time. This bursary was created prior to his death, so Chuck would know that he would make an impact on the lives of young people entering the construction field, and ensuring his legacy will live on.

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

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

City of Niagara Falls Bursary

3

$500

No Description Available

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

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

City of St. Catharines Bursary

5

$700

No Description Available

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a Permanent Resident of St. Catharines
  • Must be a first year student in any 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
Support Your Beauty Scholarship

November 30, 2017

1

$1500

We are pleased to inform you that we are offering an annual scholarship grant to highly deserving Niagara College Canada students who share the same passion for helping people achieve their beauty goals as we do.

  • write and submit an essay with 500 to 2000 words about your personal journey towards beauty.
  • Applicant must be a student who are currently enrolled in the high school, college or university based in United States, Canada, United Kingdom or Australia.
  • Applicant must have a strong passion for writing informative and interesting health and beauty articles.
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
The Nylon Pink Scholarship

December 15, 2017

1

$500

At Nylon Pink we are passionate about healthy, beautiful skin and women’s empowerment! We believe that looking and feeling your best brings out the fire in you to get out into the world and succeed.

We are passionate about giving back to the community. All of us here are college graduates and we truly believe in the value of a solid education backing you when you join the workforce. This annual scholarship is awarded to one female student.

  • Please write an approximately 800 word word essay about beauty, skincare, or women's empowerment.
  • We look forward to receiving applications from colleges and universities. Make sure to get parental consent if you are under 18 or still in high school.
    Click Here for More Information & Application
The Support Collectors Scholarship

December 15, 2017

Number of Awards Unavailable

$500

Support Collectors, the online leader in providing child support collection services, is excited to announce a new scholarship program. We want to provide financial assistance to a selected college student who has either been affected by family separation in their own life, or who intends to pursue a career that will have a positive impact on separated families. The selected student will receive an award of $500 for use toward tuition, books, or living expenses.

  • Academic Excellence
  • An existing college student or incoming freshman
  • Attending any school, college or university as a full-time student
  • Must be a first year or returning student in any full-time program
    Click Here for More Information & Application
Zeqr.com Scholarship

December 15, 2017

Number of Awards Unavailable

$1000

The annual scholarship award is for students who are currently enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada.

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


Frequently Asked Questions

What does this all mean?

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  • Keyword Search: Enter any keyword to search through the award titles for a match.
  • 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.
  • Entering Student: Check to only show awards for students enrolled in the first year of a Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Bachelor Degree program.
  • Returning Student: Check to only show awards for students returning into second, third or fourth year of a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Bachelor Degree program.
  • Post-Graduate Student: Check to only show awards for students entering a Graduate Certificate (Post-Graduate) program.
  • 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!