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
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

$1111

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?

Filter Term Definitions
  • 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!