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.

Spotlight Awards
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Spotlight Awards

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
Dora Ryan Bursary

1

$800

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a first year student in the General Arts & Science full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Edna Burroughs Bursary

1

$500

Donated by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticultural Society

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

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Elena Turroni Bursary

1

$500

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

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Ellie Burbidge Memorial Bursary

1

$800

Ellie Burbidge was the President of HR@Niagara, 2008-2009. This bursary is to honour Ellie, who was killed early in 2009. Ellie was a champion of Human Resources and of Niagara College. Her passion, enthusiasm, kindness, and dedication were exemplary. Eliie would be proud to know that you are receiving this bursary. Individuals, like you, will continue to honour her dream of making a contribution to the field of human resources and to the Niagara College community. Her colleagues, friends, and family have raised the monies for this bursary so that Ellie’s vision will live on in perpetuity. Congratulations to this year’s recipient of the Ellie Burbidge Memorial Bursary.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a returning student in the Business Administration - Human Resources (Co-op) full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Eva Mary and Helen Katherine Lewis Bursary – Entering Students

14

$500

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

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Fonthill & District Kinsmen Bursary

1

$500

Kin Canada is an all-Canadian service organization made up of active community volunteers. Working together, members are enhancing the quality of life in their communities by promoting service, social interaction, positive values and national pride. Following their motto of “Serving the Community’s Greatest Needs”, Fonthill and District Kinsmen have established this bursary to support and give back to the Niagara community.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a returning student in the Construction Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, or Mechanical Engineering Technology full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Fraser Thompson Memorial Bursary

1

$500

  • 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.

Colio Estates Wines Inc. Bursary

1

$500

This award was established with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Colio Estate Wines’ “Girls’ Night Out” VQA wines at the LCBO from July 1 to Dec. 31,2008. This effort is part of the company’s community commitment to partner with Colleges Ontario and individual colleges, such as Niagara College, which are located in or near award-winning VQA wine regions in Ontario, or those that have a long-standing track record of commitment to the food service and hospitality industry.

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

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

91.7 GIANT FM/Country 89 Journalism Scholarship

1

$3041

Donated by 91.7 GIANT FM

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Must be a returning student in the Journalism full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Goodwill Industries of Niagara Bursary

1

$500

Donated by Amity Goodwill Industries Niagara

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

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

External Awards

Sorry, no awards found at this time.


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!