Scholarships and Bursaries

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Spotlight Awards

Award/Donor Deadline No. of Awards Amount ($) About Eligibility How to Apply
Alfidome Fruitbelt Development Bursary

December 15, 2017

2

$500

Donated by Fruitbelt Development

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must not have received any other Foundation awards this academic year
  • Must be a first year student in the Landscape Technician full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form ONLY
Andrusiw – Niagara Paramedic Association Scholarship

December 15, 2017

1

$1000

This award was established in memory of Larry and Olga Andrusiw both of whom appreciated the role that paramedics play in delivering quality emergency health care and who also valued the importance of paramedic education and training.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Community Involvement
  • Leadership
  • Must be a graduate student in the Advanced Care Paramedic full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form
  2. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Campus Living Centres Award

December 15, 2017

2

$1000

Donated by Campus Living Centres Inc.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Academic Average of minimum 65%
  • Must live in a residence managed by Campus Living Centres Inc.
  • Must have contributed to Student Life at Niagara College
  • Must be a returning student in any full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form
  2. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Dora Ryan Scholarship

December 15, 2017

1

$1000

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Renewable to graduation subject to academic standing
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a first year student in any General Arts & Science full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form
  2. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
General Motors of Canada Company Scholarship

December 15, 2017

2

$1200

Donated by General Motors of Canada Limited

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Financial Need
  • Maximum one page statement demonstrating academic responsibility and a commitment to your chosen course of studies either through work or volunteerism
  • Letter of reference reflecting your commitment to your course of studies
  • Must not have already received this award this academic year
  • Must be a first year or returning student in the Mechanical Engineering Technican/Technology, Photonics Engineering Technician/Technology, Motive Power Technician - Automotive, Motive Power Techniques - Automotive, or Mechanical Techniques - General Machinist full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form
  2. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
General Motors of Canada Company Scholarship – Operations Mgmt

December 15, 2017

1

$1200

Donated by General Motors of Canada Limited

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Financial Need
  • Maximum one page statement demonstrating academic responsibility and a commitment to your chosen course of studies either through work or volunteerism
  • Letter of reference reflecting your commitment to your course of studies
  • Must be a returning student in the Business Adminsitration - Operations Management full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form
  2. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Gerrie Electric Scholarship

December 15, 2017

1

$1000

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • One Page statement outlining your past related experience, any volunteer or community activities, and your future career goals in the electrical or electronics industry.
  • Must be a returning student in the Electrical Engineering Technician, Electical Engineering Technology, or Electrical Apprenticeship full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Guelph Food Technology Centre Legacy Fund Scholarship

December 15, 2017

5

$1000

The Guelph Food Technology Centre contributes to the growing competitiveness of the Canadian Food Industry through standards development, product certification, auditing, education and risk management. The GFTC Legacy Fund establishes scholarships and/or co-op opportunities to attract and support young people in post-secondary education and careers in the Canadian Food Production and Processing sectors.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Must not have already received this award this academic year
  • Resume/Statement identifying past food related work experience and future goals in the food sector
  • Must be a returning student in the Culinary Innovation and Food Technology full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
HP Cornett Bursary

December 15, 2017

1

$500

Harry Cornett was a ferocious believer in education, planning and second chances — there is no better department than Academic Upgrading that epitomizes that philosophy.  He worked tirelessly for the college to bring that vision forth.  We would like to recognize a student who has returned to school for their “second chance”.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Student must have completed courses in the Academic Upgrading Program in the School of Access Studies
  • Must be a first year student in any full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form
  2. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Jean and Norman Pett Recreation Therapy Scholarship

December 15, 2017

1

$1500

The Jean and Norman Pett scholarship has been established by their children in memory of their parents’ commitment to assisting those in need in our community. Whether through social outreach at their church, the Rotary Club of Niagara Falls, or by initiating housing projects, Jean and Norman quietly but effectively helped to make our community a better place to live. This scholarship is intended to continue the spirit of practical and effective assistance. The scholarship will support students who themselves have demonstrated a strong commitment to community service and who are pursuing careers in personal support worker or recreational therapy programs at Niagara College.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Community Involvement
  • Financial Need
  • Preference given to Niagara Falls residents first, then to other Niagara Region residents
  • Must be a first year student in the Recreation Therapy full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form
  2. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
John Deere Foundation of Canada Landscaping Bursary

December 15, 2017

2

$800

John Deere Foundation strives to improve the quality of life in communities where we live and work. This bursary continues the Foundation’s long-standing support of education by encouraging Niagara College students to pursue their career goals and contribute to a healthy, vibrant Niagara community.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a returning student in the Landscape Technician full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form ONLY
Joseph & Mary Galotta Scholarship

December 15, 2017

1

$1000

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Financial Need
  • Recipient has not received any other scholarships this year
  • Must be a returning student in the Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form ONLY
King Memorial Scholarship

December 15, 2017

1

$1100

Howard and Ella King were longtime residents of Niagara, they believed that everyone should have a chance to follow their passion and achieve success. They are fondly remembered by family as a caring and generous couple, this memorial was established in their memory.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Community Involvement
  • Resident of the Niagara Region
  • Financial Need
  • Minimum 80% academic average
  • Must be a first year or returning student in the Renewable Energies Technician full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form
  2. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Larry Smith Journalism Scholarship

December 15, 2017

1

$500

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Demonstrated excellence in reporting and newswriting
  • Must be a returning student in 2nd year of the Journalism - Print full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form
  2. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Niagara Region Bursary

December 15, 2017

1

$500

Niagara Economic Development is committed to supporting the retention and growth of companies within 12 local municipal areas and encouraging new businesses to relocate to the Niagara Region. We are proud to support Niagara College students who fulfill their dreams in the amazing region in which we work and live.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a graduate student in any International Business Management full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form ONLY
Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary – Entering Students

December 15, 2017

1

$3000

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Community Involvement
  • Leadership
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a first year student in the Construction Engineering Technology, Renewable Energies Technician, Civil Engineering Technician, Photonics Engineering Technology, or Photonics Engineering Technician full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form
  2. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Rawle Family Award – Returning Students

December 15, 2017

3

$1000

The donor of this award always wished they had gone to College, but when they were young, there was no assistance.  Helping a young student gives one great pleasure

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a returning student in any Academic and Liberal Studies full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form ONLY
TD Bank Group Environmental Studies Bursary

December 15, 2017

6

$2000

TD Bank Group is committed to making a positive contribution to the communities it serves.  By investing in tomorrow’s leaders through the Niagara College TD Environmental Studies Bursary Fund, TD works to make a meaningful difference in building a healthy, vibrant Niagara community.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Financial Need
  • *Renewable upon continued academic excellence
  • Must not have already received this award for the 2017/2018 academic year
  • Must be a first year or graduate student in the Environmental Technician - Field & Lab, Ecosystem Restoration, Environmental Management & Assessment, Geographic Information Systems - Geospatial Management, or Renewable Energies Technician full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form
  2. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form

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Foundation Awards for September 2017-2018 are now closed. Please check the Spotlight Awards tab now, for any other available awards throughout the year. Awards for Level 1 January Start students will be posted after December 18, 2017.
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!