Scholarships and Bursaries

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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
Awards By School
External Awards

Spotlight Awards

Award/Donor Deadline No. of Awards Amount ($) About Eligibility How to Apply
INDIGENOUS STUDENT BURSARY

March 09, 2018

9

$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 not have already received this award this academic year
  • Must be a first year or returning student in any part-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Ontario First Generation Bursary

March 09, 2018

22

$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 not have already received this award this academic year
  • Must be a first year or returning student in any full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form

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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
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.

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

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

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.

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!