Scholarships and Bursaries

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

November 13, 2017

7

$1110

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 be a first year or returning student in any part-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Ontario First Generation Bursary

November 13, 2017

35

$1110

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 be a first year student in any full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form

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Scholarship and Bursary Applications for the September 2017-2018 academic year are now closed.
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 be a returning student in the Landscape Technician full-time program

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

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 Wealthy Education Scholarship

October 30, 2017

1

$3000

​Since 2014, we have helped 12,000+ students from more than 140 countries learn investing and discover a life of financial security and ease.

We believe that investment literacy helps secure your future financially and teaches you how to build a substantial amount that will help you meet your needs and counter unforeseen circumstances.

In order to spread financial literacy, we are opening our first annual Wealthy Education Scholarship Program to young students who share the same passion for investment with us.

  • Write a 500 to 2000 word long essay about stock investment and personal finance.
  • Available to any student in any program
Hotstar App $3000 Scholarship

October 30, 2017

1

$3000

Hotstar App has the history of helping the students to pursue their dreams in education, and we have been doing this for over a decade now. Every student who won the scholarship is pursuing his/her dream life without hurdle, nevertheless, to say, they are always thankful for being the right help in the right time.

  • The scholarship is open for any student who is above 18 years of age and is waiting for financial support to pursue higher studies in countries like UK, US, Australia, Canada, France, Brazil, and India.
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
Fast Tech Buzz Scholarship

October 30, 2017

1

$3000

We always believe in helping others as we came from the roots with the aid of others. Not everyone is as fortunate as we are in getting the help when most needed. This is the reason for the thought to provide scholarships for the students in need and we have been doing this for the past three years now.

  • Pursuing their education in the streams of Mathematics, Science or Arts, in US, UK, Australia, Canada
  • The candidates must have a GPA of 3.2.
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
Market.biz $1500 Scholarship for Students

October 31, 2017

2

$500 - $1110

The Market.biz Research service understands the important to young people of a proper education. We intend to assist young people in achieving their ambitions by hosting a blogging scholarship competition.

The winner will receive a $1,000 prize to help with their higher education tuition and the runner-up $500. You can use it towards your tuition, to buy books, help with a new laptop or even your living expenses when living away from home.

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Be accepted for entry to a USA/Canada university, accredited college, trade school or any other form of post-secondary or high school education for the 2017 intake.
  • Available to any student in any part-time program
ATOPDAILY Scholarship Program

November 11, 2017

1

$1110

ATOPDAILY believes that education is critical and the most valuable prestige in our lives. Everybody shall freely enjoy the right to education. However, significant expenses for higher education such as tuition, fees, books, housing and other related expenses may end up the dreams of poor students to achieve their goals.

  • Applicants shall submit a 1110+ word essay on the following topic: A short essay about your inspiration in life.
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
Lawn Maintenance Master Scholarship

November 15, 2017

Number of Awards Unavailable

$500

Lawn Maintenance Master is a family owned business which operates in Winter Park and Orlando Florida. We believe that anyone can achieve their dreams if the given the chance. That is why we are pleased to announce $1110 in scholarships yearly (2017- 2018) to help further students academic success. We know how important and education is for society as this is where new inventions and business owners are developed.

  • Academic Excellence
  • 18 years or older.
  • Legal residents of the United States or Canada
  • Applicant must be a student who is currently enrolled in high school, college or university based in United States or Canada.
The Furious Grill Scholarship

November 15, 2017

1

$1110

By being an online community, we recognize the power of the written words online, so we want to give an opportunity and help the creative minds exhibit their abilities in this area.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • 500-1110 word essay on the topic "We are what we eat"
Gardener Corner Scholarship

November 30, 2017

1

$1110

Aspiring to spread awareness, GardenerCorner is pleased to announce the annual scholarship opportunity for college students, vocational, and trade schools who share the same passion with us. Our goal is to help students to follow their dreams by providing the opportunity to learn something they love and need to a selected few.

  • Academic Excellence
  • For applicants under 18, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian.
  • Must apply contest via email and provide your name, address, and the name of institution you’re attend or plan to attend.
  • Available to any student in any program
Support Your Beauty Scholarship

November 30, 2017

1

$1500

We are pleased to inform you that we are offering an annual scholarship grant to highly deserving Niagara College Canada students who share the same passion for helping people achieve their beauty goals as we do.

  • write and submit an essay with 500 to 2000 words about your personal journey towards beauty.
  • Applicant must be a student who are currently enrolled in the high school, college or university based in United States, Canada, United Kingdom or Australia.
  • Applicant must have a strong passion for writing informative and interesting health and beauty articles.
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
OutdoorNinjas “outdoor enthusiast” Scholarship

November 30, 2017

1

$1110

OutdoorNinjas.com dedicates to provide its readers with helpful advices and tips about hunting, fishing, self-defense, survivalist skills and other outdoor activities.

  • 500 to 1110 words long about outdoor activity of your choice.
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
The Best Indeed Student Scholarship

December 01, 2017

Number of Awards Unavailable

$1110

The Best Indeed’s Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award is for anyone attending a college or university worldwide. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education as well as expand their social responsibility and community service footprint in the world. There is no specific course of study or major required.

  • 600-1110 word essay on How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations? What are your career and personal goals and why?
  • A current resume must also be included with the essay
  • Available to any student in any part-time program
Working Parent College Scholarship

December 09, 2017

Number of Awards Unavailable

$1110

Are you a parent trying to balance work while attending university or some other higher learning institution?

Job-Applications.ca would like to announce our new plan to help our users succeed in the workforce: a college scholarship awarded once per year designed to benefit working parents in Canada who are pursuing post-secondary education.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Is a residential parent of at least one minor child
  • Has worked an average of at least twelve (12) hours for each of the previous four (4) weeks at the time of applying
  • Available to any student in any part-time program
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
Zeqr.com Scholarship

December 15, 2017

Number of Awards Unavailable

$1110

The annual scholarship award is for students who are currently enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Must be a first year student in any full-time program
The Nylon Pink Scholarship

December 15, 2017

1

$500

At Nylon Pink we are passionate about healthy, beautiful skin and women’s empowerment! We believe that looking and feeling your best brings out the fire in you to get out into the world and succeed.

We are passionate about giving back to the community. All of us here are college graduates and we truly believe in the value of a solid education backing you when you join the workforce. This annual scholarship is awarded to one female student.

  • Please write an approximately 800 word word essay about beauty, skincare, or women's empowerment.
  • We look forward to receiving applications from colleges and universities. Make sure to get parental consent if you are under 18 or still in high school.
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
The Arnold Palmer Annual Scholarship

December 25, 2017

Number of Awards Unavailable

$1110

The Arnold Palmer Annual Scholarship is in memory of our dear colleague and founding member of our who passed away in an unfortunate car accident 3 years ago.
Arnold was a kind soul who believed in giving back to the community and was always involved in charity work, helping the underprivileged.
This scholarship is our way of keeping him alive in our hearts and reminding us of his selfless work.

We all know the impact a good education can have in our life but since education is not cheap, and not everyone has financial resources to meet his/her study goals.

We hope our program can help aid the cost of attending.

  • Full Time or Part Time ‘Undergraduate’ or ‘Postgraduate’ Students currently studying in accredited colleges.
  • International students are welcome to apply as well.
  • Must be a graduate student in any part-time program
TeachYouToSew.com Self Developing Scholarship

December 27, 2017

1

$1500

has a goal to help people with the tools they need in their daily life in order to learn to sew like a professional. With our step-by-step guides, even the beginners are able to create beautiful clothes and accessories. In addition, we provide detailed product reviews so you can be sure you are making the right choice when buying sewing equipment.

  • Students from all over the world at eligible
  • Students will need to prove enrolment by sending college/university card or any file that proves it.
  • Available to any student in any full-time program
MelbourneRehabs Scholarship Program

December 28, 2017

1

$1110

MelbourneRehabs is awarding 1110$ in scholarships each year to undergraduate and graduate students who share their vision and ideas for an addiction-free society.

  • Must be currently attending or planning to attent a college or university during fall 2017 academic year.
  • Must be in good academic standing with the educational institution.
  • The applicants just have to share their views on how to make our society free of drug abuse. Students are required to write an essay of 600-800 words covering the following details:
  • Available to any student in any part-time program
C$500 Tuition Scholarships

December 31, 2017

2

$500

  • Financial need and hardship incurred to attend university
  • Passion for finance
  • Determination to improve the lives of others through their career
  • Available to any student in any Business part-time program


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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!