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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Award/Donor No. of Awards Amount ($) About Eligibility How to Apply
Jacob de Vries Bursary

1

$500

Our intent was to support a student from the Niagara Region who expressed an interest in studying horticulture, agribusiness, or environmental studies. This bursary is awarded to a student with financial need, to whom the college experience would not be possible without some financial assistance.

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

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

John Deere Foundation of Canada Electronics Award

1

$500

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
  • Available to any student in the Electronics Engineering Technician or Electronics Engineering Technology full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

John Deere Foundation of Canada Landscaping Bursary

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
John S. Mitchell Memorial Award

1

$900

John S. Mitchell was committed to preserving the natural world in every sense – through his award-winning wildlife photographs and documnetaries, through his teaching and through his support of biologists working to protect and restore our ecosystems. This bursary ensures that his legacy will continue.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Preference given to Niagara Region residents
  • Must be a graduate student in the Ecosystem Restoration full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Kate Dixon Memorial Bursary

1

$500

Kate Dixon was a Niagara College student who will always be remembered for her generous spirit and endearing gift to help and mentor those in need, especially children. By assisting students with financial need that have similar helping qualities enroll in the Child and Youth Care program, this bursary will proudly ensure Kate’s passionate legacy will continue.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a first year student in the Child and Youth Care full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Kerry Haslam Bursary

1

$600

This Award was established to honour the memory of Kerry Haslam by family and friends, and the generous support of the St. David’s and District Lions Club.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a resident of regional Niagara-on-the-Lake and surrounding area
  • Must be a first year student in any full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Legacy for Reilly Kennedy Anzovino

1

$500

In loving memory of our daughter and only sister to Kain. Everyone’s best friend, with an infectious smile and personality that we will never forget. This small award is intended to help pursue your academic endeavours.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a graduate from the Pre-Health Sciences program at Niagara College
  • Must be a returning student in the Paramedic full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Len Crispino Ontario Chamber of Commerce Bursary

1

$600

Donated by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce

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

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Len Yust Memorial Bursary

1

$500

Len Yust (1952-2014) was a dedicated conservationist, passionate about the preservation and restoration of Ontario’s cold water resources. He was renowned as a fly angler whose pursuit of trout was closely aligned with his professional interest in the preservation of their delicate environment. The director of operations in Eastern Canada with Trout Unlimited Canada for eight years, he was responsible for the establishment of many chapters of that organization throughout Ontario, including the Niagara Chapter. This bursary was established in his memory to help a new generation of professional conservationists to continue the work he cared so deeply about.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a graduate student in the Ecosystem Restoration or GIS- Geospatial Management full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Les Marmitons of Niagara Bursary

6

$600

Les Marmitons have been very fortunate to have developed a strong working relationship with Niagara College. The College is home to the Niagara Culinary Institute, where we hold our cooking events, which is truly a world-class culinary school. It is also the home of the Niagara College Teaching Winery, which provides a superb learning environment while producing some of the best wines in Canada. By supporting students in both the culinary and Winery/Viticulture programs through our bursary fund, we have been able to give something back to the College and our community. We look forward to continuing a long and mutually beneficial association between Les Marmitons and Niagara College.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a first year or returning student in the Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management, Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations, or Winery and Viticulture Technician full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

External Awards

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does this all mean?

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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!