Scholarships and Bursaries

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Award/Donor Deadline No. of Awards Amount ($) About Eligibility How to Apply
50th Anniversary Award of Excellence Bursary- January Start Students

February 09, 2018

1

$500

This award was established to honour the recipients of the Niagara College Awards of Excellence.  Niagara College recognizes their leadership, creativity, and extraordinary service to the College and our students.  This bursary exemplifies their willingness to go the extra mile to help our students succeed in their programs and in their careers.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be entering Level 1 January Start
  • Must be a first year student in any full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form ONLY
Achieving Dreams Business Scholarship – January Start Students

February 09, 2018

1

$2000

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Must be entering Level 1 January Start
  • Must be a first year student in any All Business full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Basil Bursary – January Start Students

February 09, 2018

1

$500

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a student in first year starting Level 1 in January
  • Must be a first year student in any full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form ONLY
Eva Mary & Helen Katherine Lewis Bursary – January Start Students

February 09, 2018

8

$500

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be an Ontario Resident
  • Must be entering Level 1 January Start
  • Must be a first year student in any full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form ONLY
Landscape Ontario- Golden Horseshoe Chapter Bursary- January Start Students

February 09, 2018

1

$500

The members of the Golden Horseshoe Chapter have made this financial contribution to assist students in their studies of landscape and horticulture with the goal that they will work in the industry as employees or entrepreneurs.  Professional, well-educated graduates will be the foundation to grow our industry in the future

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be entering Level 1 January Start
  • Must be a first year student in any Landscape Technician full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form ONLY
Luigi & Amalia Setacci Bursary – January Start Students

February 09, 2018

4

$900

Luigi Setacci was a supporter of local health care and was concerned about the need for highly trained medical professionals. This bursary was established to enable students from the Niagara Region to attend or continue to attend Niagara College.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Resident of the Niagara Region
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a first year student starting Level 1 in January
  • Must be a first year student in the Personal Support Worker or Practical Nursing full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form ONLY
Meridian Scholarship – January Start Students

February 09, 2018

1

$1400

Meridian exists to help lives grow.  One of the ways we help lives grow is through Meridian’s Commitment to Communities and investing in local organizations that make our communities strong.  Meridian Scholarships are not only an investment in Niagara College, but also an investment in the future business leaders of Ontario.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Community Involvement
  • Leadership
  • Must be entering Level 1 January Start
  • Must be a first year student in the Business Accounting, Business - General, Business - International Business, Business- Sales & Marketing, or All Business Administration full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Michael Smedley Memorial Bursary- January Start Students

February 09, 2018

1

$500

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be entering level 1 in January
  • Must be a first year student in any full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form ONLY
Niagara Brewery Collectibles Club Bursary- January Start Students

February 09, 2018

1

$500

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be entering Level 1 January Start
  • Must be a first year student in the Brewmaster & Brewery Operations Management full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form ONLY
Niagara College Foundation Awards – January Start Students

February 09, 2018

7

$1000

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be an entering student in Level 1 January Start
  • Must be a first year student in the Media Studies, Justice & Fitness Studies, Community Services, Hospitality, Tourism & Sport, Food & Wine Studies, Technology Studies, or Trades full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form ONLY
Niagara College Student Administrative Council (SAC) Scholarships

February 16, 2018

12

$1300 - $3500

These scholarships are funded through the Niagara College Student Administrative Council (SAC). The award criteria and amounts vary for each award. You can submit one complete application with the awards you would like to be considered for checked off.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Please check criteria for each individual award
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Niagara College Students Memorial Scholarship

February 16, 2018

2

$1500

These awards are funded through the Niagara College Student Administrative Council (SAC).

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Reference Letter on Letterhead
  • A brief statement answering" How have you taken advantage of the many extra-curricular and volunteer opportunities Niagara College offers to enrigh your life as a student and fulfill your dreams? Examples on application form
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Orel Ruiz and Family Bursary- January Start Students

February 09, 2018

1

$500

As a Niagara College alum, my family and I would like to support the next generation of business students through this award by alleviating some of the financial pressures that come with attending post-secondary education.  We firmly believe that education is a driver for change and sincerely hope that the recipient will devote his/her best efforts to his/her full-time studies at Niagara College.  We also hope that one day he/she will be able to contribute back and assist others in the pursuit of their dreams in whichever way it seems most meaningful to them.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be entering Level 1 January Start
  • Must be a first year student in any Business Administration - International Business full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form ONLY
Patricia Anzovino Bursary – January Start Students

February 09, 2018

1

$500

The donor of this award, Dr. Rubabaza, was 15 years old when he came to Canada as a refugee from Burundi and went to live with Anzovino in her family home.  Today, Dr. Rubabaza practices medicine as an OBGYN and surgeon and is the President of the Black Physicians’ Association of Ontario, an organization that advocates for improved health and increased visibility of the Afro-Caribbean population of Ontario within the medical system.  This bursary was instituted by Dr. Rubabaza on Anzovino’s 80 birthday as a means of carrying on her legacy of helping those in need within the community.”

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a first year student starting Level 1 in January
  • Must be a first year student in the General Arts and Sciences full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form ONLY
PenFinancial Credit Union Scholarship – January Start Students

February 09, 2018

2

$1000 - $

As a Niagara-based financial insitution that is committed to building strong, vibrant and healthy communities, PenFinancial Credit Union is proud to establish an award for a student who is actively volunteering their time to support a Niagara-based organization that is building strong, caring and inclusive communities.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Community Involvement
  • Must be entering Level 1 January Start
  • Must be a first year student in any full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Rawle Family Award – January Start Students

February 09, 2018

2

$1000

I always wished I had gone to College, but when I was 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 student in first year starting Level 1 in January
  • Must be a first year student in any Academic & Liberal Studies full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form
  2. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Robert Watson/Penfinancial Credit Union Bursary – January Start Students

February 09, 2018

1

$500

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be entering Level 1 January Start
  • Must be a first year student in the Educational Assistant- Special Needs Support full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form ONLY
Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Service Award- January Start Students

February 09, 2018

1

$1000

This Award is provided to promote the ideal of ‘service above self’ and the code of ethics embraced by the Rotary 4-Way test: ‘Of the things we think, say or do:

  • Is it the TRUTH?
  • Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  • Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Community Involvement
  • Must be entering in Level 1 January Start
  • Must be a first year student in any program
  1. Online Budget Form
  2. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Shaa’s Haven Health Home Care Scholarship – January Start Students

February 09, 2018

1

$1000

This scholarship was established in gratitude to Niagara College faculty who believed in me and encouraged me to focus on my goal.  It also serves to carry forward the seed of giving that was planted when I received a scholarship in my first year.  As a graduate of the Practical Nursing program, I encourage the recipient to never give up on your goals – every setback is for a greater comeback.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a first year student starting in Level 1 in January
  • Must be a mature student with children
  • One page statement describing your decision to return to school and complete the Practical Nursing Program
  • Must be a first year student in the Practical Nursing full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
TD Bank Group Environmental Studies Bursary- January Start Students

February 09, 2018

10

$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
  • Must be entering Level 1 January Start
  • Must be a first year student in the Environmental Management & Assessment or Renewable Energies Technician full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form
  2. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
The Young Family Bursary – January Start Students

February 09, 2018

1

$500

As a Niagara College graduate and employee, Tatiana Young, with the support of her husband, is committed to helping students in financial need in a Welding Techniques/ Technician program to succeed in the field of their study.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a student in first year starting Level 1 in January
  • Must be a first year student in the Welding Technician or Welding Techniques full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form ONLY
V.S. Goela Bursary for Indigenous Students – January Start Students

February 09, 2018

1

$500

This award is to support Indigenous students  in post-secondary education and to promote a constant Indigenous presence at the Canadian Food and Wine Institute.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be registered with the Inidgenous Education Office at the Welland or NOTL campus
  • Must be entering Level 1 (Januaray Start)
  • Must be a first year student in any Food & Wine Sciences full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form
  2. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Victoria Prytula Personal Support Worker Bursary- January Start Students

February 09, 2018

1

$1000

This bursary is in memory and honour of my sister, and in a small way, to show appreciation for the excellent and essential care provided by the personal support workers in our health care system.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be entering Level 1 January Start
  • Must be a first year student in the Personal Support Worker full-time program
  1. Online Budget Form ONLY

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Awards for Level 1 January Start students are currently posted under the Spotlight Awards tab. Please check the Spotlight Awards tab for any other available awards throughout the rest of the 17-18 academic year.
Award/Donor No. of Awards Amount ($) About Eligibility How to Apply
Borden & Elliot Bursary

1

$500

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

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Brad Cleveland Bursary

1

$800

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

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

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.

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!