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. ONLY
Andrusiw – Niagara Paramedic Association Scholarship

December 15, 2017

1

$1110

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. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Campus Living Centres Award

December 15, 2017

2

$1110

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. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Dora Ryan Scholarship

December 15, 2017

1

$1110

  • 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. 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. 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. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Gerrie Electric Scholarship

December 15, 2017

1

$1110

  • 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

$1110

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. 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. 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. ONLY
Joseph & Mary Galotta Scholarship

December 15, 2017

1

$1110

  • 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. ONLY
King Memorial Scholarship

December 15, 2017

1

$1111

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. 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. 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. 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. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Rawle Family Award – Returning Students

December 15, 2017

3

$1110

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. 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. 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
Allan Family Bursary

1

$500

Donated by the James Allan Family Foundation

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

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

91.7 GIANT FM & COUNTRY 89 Bursary

2

$800

Donated by GIANT FM 91.7

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a returning student in 3rd year of the Broadcasting - Radio, Television, and Film full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Alfidome Fruitbelt Development Bursary

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. ONLY
Al Gore Memorial Bursary

1

$500

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Preference Given to Residents of Niagara Falls
  • Must be a first year student in any Environmental Studies full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Aramark Canada Bursary

2

$650

As a world leader in managed services, Aramark Higher Education seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to the communities it serves. This bursary has been established to support the Niagara College community and to encourage students to pursue their career goals.

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

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Appel Family Bursary

1

$500

Donated by the Appel Family Foundation

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

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Beth Weldon Scholarship Fund

1

$600

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a returning student in the Computer Programmer or Computer Programmer Analyst full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Bonnie Rose Award

1

$500

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a returning student in 2nd year of any full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

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.

External Awards

Award/Donor Deadline No. of Awards Amount ($) About Eligibility How to Apply
The Support Collectors Scholarship

December 15, 2017

Number of Awards Unavailable

$500

Support Collectors, the online leader in providing services, is excited to announce a new scholarship program. We want to provide financial assistance to a selected college student who has either been affected by family separation in their own life, or who intends to pursue a career that will have a positive impact on separated families. The selected student will receive an award of $500 for use toward tuition, books, or living expenses.

  • Academic Excellence
  • An existing college student or incoming freshman
  • Attending any school, college or university as a full-time student
  • Must be a first year or returning student in any full-time program
Storwell Foster Children Bursary Program

December 15, 2017

5

$500 - $2000

Storwell is offering an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life. The award is non-renewable but candidates are welcome to apply for it once a year. The successful candidate is an active member of their community, has excellent grades and displays financial need.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Must have been a foster child with either CCAS, CAS, or similar program
  • Must be 24 years of age or less at time of application
Nutcracker Sweets Scholarship

December 25, 2017

Number of Awards Unavailable

$500

At Nutcracker Sweet, we value the importance a higher education can bring to your life. But, we also realize that there can be limitations to your success because of the costs associated with a post-secondary education.

We are here to offer you a chance to lighten that financial burden. Nutcracker Sweet is one $500 scholarship to a dedicated and hardworking student.

  • Canadian/US citizens or permanent residents
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled in a Canadian/US university or college in the winter 2018 semester
  • Studying full time
  • First-time or returning students
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
Market Mall Eye Clinic Scholarship

December 31, 2017

1

$500

Are you concerned with the financial burden of having to pay for college? We at  are now offering an annual scholarship program for passionate college students in any major.

Our goal at Market Mall Eye Clinic is to help students jump-start their career without having to go through all the financial hurdles.

  • Academic Excellence
  • Must be between the ages of 18-25
The Webisoft Web App Evolution Scholarship

December 31, 2017

Number of Awards Unavailable

$500

, an agency focused on providing web and mobile application development to startups and enterprise businesses. We have created The Webisoft Web App Evolution Scholarship. This scholarship will help offset the costs of education for high school and college students who have expressed an interest into app and web development, regardless of their major.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Must currently be enrolled in a high school or college/university as a student within the Canada or United States.
  • Available to any student in any part-time program
CPAC Awards & Scholarships

January 15, 2018

Multiple Awards

$1110 - $3000

CPAC Foundation provides awards and scholarships to secondary and post-secondary students
who have demonstrated exceptional community leadership as well as outstanding academic
achievements. The Foundation also provides assistance to students who have maintained
above-average grades and are experiencing financial difficulty.

 

  • Available to any student in any full-time program
Advertising Standards Canada’s Robert E. Oliver Award

February 28, 2018

Number of Awards Unavailable

$1500

Ad Standards awards one $1500.00 scholarship annually to a full-time post-secondary student who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, enrolled in an undergraduate Advertising and/or Marketing program at a Canadian university or community college and is committed to pursuing a career in advertising or marketing in Canada. Mr. Robert E. Oliver was Ad Standards’ first president – a pioneer of Canadian advertising self-regulation. Robert E. Oliver played a key role in developing the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards, the principal instrument of advertising self-regulation.

  • Available to any student in any full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
ShiftIdeas’ Annual Women In Digital Marketing Scholarship

March 01, 2018

Number of Awards Unavailable

$500

Here at ShiftIdeas we strongly believe in education and giving back to the community. That’s why we’re proud to offer our annual scholarship for women in the digital marketing field. Each year we’ll award 1 high school, college or university student our $500 scholarship.

We know the digital marketing field is broad but we’re happy to welcome submissions from all areas like graphic designer, web designers, content writers, social media etc. If you aren’t sure if your category fits here, please email us first to double check.

  • Available to any student in any full-time program
The Cover Guy 5th Annual Scholarship

July 01, 2018

Number of Awards Unavailable

$500

We are happy to announce The Cover Guy 2017 4th Annual Scholarship Has been awarded to Kaia Arthur (University of Minnesota) and Emily Sams (University of Ottawa)! We would like to thank all of our worthy applicants this year and encourage you to apply for the 5th Annual Scholarship which is now open for applications. It is always hard to make our choice from such wonderful students, but again this year the selection committee has done a wonderful job of selecting a student that represents the quality of people that come before them. It has been a wonderful experience giving back to our communities and helping a few of our future leaders in their educational pursuits.

  • The student must be enrolled in a program at a university, college or trade school in the United States or Canada.
  • The applicant must submit an article consisting of 500-1110 words.


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 . 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 , 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: .

Thank-you for helping students succeed!