Scholarships and Bursaries

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Spotlight Awards

Award/Donor Deadline No. of Awards Amount ($) About Eligibility How to Apply
Canadian Hospitality Foundation – John A. Rothschild Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Scholarship

July 20, 2018

1

$2500

The Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) offers this scholarship for $2,500 to students specifically studying in a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality. Applications can be submitted to the Financial Aid office at Niagara College or to CHF directly.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) – Andrew Peller Limited Food & Beverage Scholarship

May 07, 2018

1

$2000

The Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) offers this scholarship for $2,000 to students currently enrolled full-time in the  Hospitality Management – Hotel & Restaurant or Winery & Viticulture Technician program at Niagara College and returning to second year in Fall 2018. Applications must be submitted directly to the Enrolment Services office.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Applicants must not have received any other Canadian Hospitality Foundation scholarships
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) – Culinary Management Scholarship

May 07, 2018

1

$1110

The Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) offers this scholarship for $1,000 to students going into second year of the Culinary Management program in Fall 2018. Applications are submitted to the Enrolment Services office at Niagara College directly.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Applicants must not have received any other Canadian Hospitality Foundation scholarships
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) – Metro Toronto Convention Centre Event Management Scholarship

May 25, 2018

1

$2000

The Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) offers this scholarship for $2,000 to students specifically finishing studies in Event Management at a few select Ontario Colleges .Applications should be submitted directly CHF.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Have not received any other CHF Scholarship
  • Students just finishing their final semester of the Event Management - Post Graduate program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Smart Serve Scholarship 2017-2018

May 07, 2018

1

$4000

Smart Serve Ontario proudly supports education in hospitality and tourism management throughout the Province of Ontario. The Smart Serve Scholarship is available in the amount of $4,000 for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Financial Need
  • Passion for field of study
  • Was a full-time resident in Ontario for 365 days prior to either the start of this academic year or the date of his or her enrollment at the College;
  • Must be a first year student in the Brewmaster & Brewery Operations Management, Culinary Management, Winery & Viticulture Technician, Honours Bachelor of Applied Business- Hospitality, Hospitality-Hotel & Restaurant Operations, or Tourism Management-Business Development full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form

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Awards for students starting in September 2018 will become available in July 2018. 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
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.

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.

External Awards

Award/Donor Deadline No. of Awards Amount ($) About Eligibility How to Apply
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
ᾮWhipperᾯ Billy Watson Education Bursary

April 30, 2018

2

$2000

This bursary has been established to assist students with physical disabilities in full-time study at an Ontario College.
Bursaries are granted each year to one male and one female who demonstrate potential for studies at the community college level.
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Community Involvement
  • Leadership
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Have a physical disability which severely restricts their physical activities
Rose City Seniors Centre Foundation Bursary

May 04, 2018

5

$1110

Rose City Seniors Centre Foundation Bursary Award – The successful candidate shall be awarded the sum of $1110 to pursue post-secondary school studies in fields that will benefit care of seniors.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Resident of Welland, Pelham, Port Colborne, or Wainfleet
  • • Graduating secondary school student or mature student who plans to pursue post-secondary school studies in a field that will directly benefit care of seniors
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) – Andrew Peller Limited Food & Beverage Scholarship

May 07, 2018

1

$2000

The Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) offers this scholarship for $2,000 to students currently enrolled full-time in the  Hospitality Management – Hotel & Restaurant or Winery & Viticulture Technician program at Niagara College and returning to second year in Fall 2018. Applications must be submitted directly to the Enrolment Services office.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Applicants must not have received any other Canadian Hospitality Foundation scholarships
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) – Culinary Management Scholarship

May 07, 2018

1

$1110

The Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) offers this scholarship for $1,000 to students going into second year of the Culinary Management program in Fall 2018. Applications are submitted to the Enrolment Services office at Niagara College directly.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Applicants must not have received any other Canadian Hospitality Foundation scholarships
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Smart Serve Scholarship 2017-2018

May 07, 2018

1

$4000

Smart Serve Ontario proudly supports education in hospitality and tourism management throughout the Province of Ontario. The Smart Serve Scholarship is available in the amount of $4,000 for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Financial Need
  • Passion for field of study
  • Was a full-time resident in Ontario for 365 days prior to either the start of this academic year or the date of his or her enrollment at the College;
  • Must be a first year student in the Brewmaster & Brewery Operations Management, Culinary Management, Winery & Viticulture Technician, Honours Bachelor of Applied Business- Hospitality, Hospitality-Hotel & Restaurant Operations, or Tourism Management-Business Development full-time program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) – Metro Toronto Convention Centre Event Management Scholarship

May 25, 2018

1

$2000

The Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) offers this scholarship for $2,000 to students specifically finishing studies in Event Management at a few select Ontario Colleges .Applications should be submitted directly CHF.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Have not received any other CHF Scholarship
  • Students just finishing their final semester of the Event Management - Post Graduate program
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Canadian Association of Women in Construction

May 30, 2018

4

$1500

CAWIC is a not for profit association supporting women in the Canadian construction industry. One of its mandates is to promote education and encourage women to pursue careers in the construction industry. Each year CAWIC offers financial bursaries to female students in post-secondary institutions who aspire to careers in construction. The offer 3 different award- CAWIC bursary, General Contractors Section Bursary, and Female Leadership Bursary

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Leadership
  • Financial Need
  • Applicant must identify as female
  • Demonstrate clear career objectives relating to the construction industry
  • Interest in activities that further the advancement of women in construction,
  • Must be a returning student in any Construction full-time program
Dave Lambert Agricultural Scholarship

May 31, 2018

1

$1500.00

A $1500 scholarship awarded to a Niagara Region student accepted to or returning to studies in the Fall in an agricultural studies program.

  • must be from the Niagara Region
Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) Scholarship Program

May 31, 2018

80

$1110 - $3500

Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) and its members continue to help students across Canada reach their education and career objectives through the EFC Scholarship program. In 2018 we are awarding $156,250 to support university and college students in their pursuit for an exciting career in the electrical and electronics industries.

A total of 62 member funded awards (can apply for up to three) and 18 EFC Scholarships.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Must have completed at least your first year by the due date and returning to studies for 2018-2019
AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program

June 01, 2018

10

$5000

The AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program recognizes the obstacles faced by students living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and supports them in rising above their personal challenges in pursuit of their dreams.

Supported by an educational grant from AbbVie, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada will extend 10 one-time scholarships of up to $5,000 to students living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis who are entering into or currently attending a post-secondary educational institution for the fall semester of 2018. The AbbVie IBD Scholarship is a competitive bursary.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Diagnosed with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colities by a health care professional
Anishinabek Student Excellence Awards

June 15, 2018

4

$2500

  • Must be a registered member of one of the 40 Anishinabek First Nations represented by the Union of Ontario Indians

June 11, 2018

1

$2000

The Russell Alexander Scholarship Fund, which is a new scholarship for students enrolled in law related programs. This scholarship of $2,000 awards a student who has an interest in joining or studying the legal profession.

  • Academic Excellence
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.
Tamara Gordon Foundation Scholarship

July 06, 2018

Multiple Awards

No Amount Available

The Tamara Gordon Foundation was established in 2013, to assist students with permanent physical disabilities who wish to pursue their dreams of completing an education in their field of study. The Tamara Gordon Foundation Scholarship assists recipients to defray a portion of the costs to complete their post secondary education.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Academic Excellence
  • Financial Need
  • Reside in the province of Ontario
  • Must have a permanent physical disability
  • Available to any student in any program
Canadian Hospitality Foundation – John A. Rothschild Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Scholarship

July 20, 2018

1

$2500

The Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) offers this scholarship for $2,500 to students specifically studying in a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality. Applications can be submitted to the Financial Aid office at Niagara College or to CHF directly.

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  1. Download & Complete Application Form Download Form
Microdea Synergize Scholarship Fund

July 31, 2018

1

$1110

The Synergize Scholarship Fund is an annual scholarship granted to students attending a Canadian post-secondary educational institution. The scholarship is a $1110 award granted to the applicant who best exemplifies 

    No Eligibility Requirements

Bill 7 Award

August 03, 2018

12

$2500

Bill 7 Award is a scholarship for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirited, and/or queer (LGBTQ) who are in financial need and studying at any post-secondary institution in Ontario to attain their first degree or diploma.

    No Eligibility Requirements

Haywood Hunt & Associates Inc. Scholarship Program

August 31, 2018

1

$1110

At Haywood Hunt we believe that working hard and striving to be the best you can be is vital to success in business and in life. We also understand and remember the financial strains that seeking a higher education can place on individuals. That’s why we’ve created our annual scholarship available to all college and university students, in order to make things a little easier along the way.

    No Eligibility Requirements


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!