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

$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 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

11

$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 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
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.

Niagara College Student Administrative Council (SAC) Scholarships

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

The Deadline for this award has now passed.

Niagara College Students Memorial Scholarship

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

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

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.

External Awards

Award/Donor Deadline No. of Awards Amount ($) About Eligibility How to Apply
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
Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund

April 30, 2018

Multiple Awards

$2000

This national sport studies scholarship is intended to stimulate thoughtful examination of values-based and ethical sport.It was established in 2014 by Lyle Makosky to help support the work of the True Sport Foundation (TSF) and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. The fund’s capital is held and invested by the Community Foundation of Ottawa and annual earnings are used by the TSF to support financial awards in the area of values and ethics in sport.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Must be active in Canadian sport or an athlete engaged in post-secondary education
  • 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!