Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships

What’s what?

A scholarship is an award recognizing academic excellence or achievement. In certain cases, financial need may be taken into account as a secondary criterion to decide between candidates of approximately equal achievement.

A bursary is an award that is distributed based on financial need. When applying for a bursary, you must supply a financial disclosure form. Bursaries may also request that applicants meet certain geographical or demographic requirements. All bursaries are presented at the Awards Ceremony in the fall, unless otherwise noted.

An award is a loosely defined term referring to awards that are neither scholarships nor bursaries. In certain cases, awards may be plaques or recognition certificates, while in other cases awards may be professional memberships coupled with cash prizes. All awards are presented at the Awards Ceremony in the fall, unless otherwise noted.

General bursaries, based on financial need, are available from funds set aside from tuition fees. These bursaries are awarded in both November and February. Contact the Financial Assistance Office for further details and an application. Please note that in addition to bursaries, a total of $300,000 is available College-wide through the Loyalist work study program.

Who’s who?

An entering student is an individual who is entering post-secondary education for the first time. An entering student may not necessarily have come straight from high school. An entering student may also be a mature student who is entering college after several years in the workforce.

A returning student is an individual who has completed their first year of studies in a two- or three-year Loyalist College program.

A graduating student is an individual who is completing their two- or three-year program of study at Loyalist College. Many award and scholarship recipients are identified by program coordinators as having excelled in their studies. These awards generally recognize achievement once a student is graduating from Loyalist College.

A post-graduate student is someone who has graduated from a university or college program and is now entering post-graduate studies at Loyalist College.

Download the 2017-18 Awards Directory

The Bursary application will be available in early January 2018. To apply, please visit


External awards

Students are also encouraged to pursue awards that are available in the community and not exclusive to Loyalist College. Please check out the opportunities below.

WalmartOne Associates Scholarship

Who can apply?
This scholarship is dedicated to full-time students who are currently enrolled in universities, colleges or high schools and who are committed to living a healthy lifestyle.

How to apply?
To apply:

  • Simply fill out the below things and send to our email:
  • Include your name, email address, and the name of your current school and the institution that you will be attending for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Include the name, phone number, and email address of at least one (1) reference that can verify your volunteer involvement.
  • Use your answers to fully describe your community volunteer involvement and what it means to you to be a volunteer. Questions include:
    1. How do you help in your community?
    2. How long have you been volunteering?
    3. Why do you volunteer?
    4. What does volunteering mean to you and what has it taught you?
    5. What plans do you have to volunteer in the future?

Important dates?
We are currently accepting applications. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2018 at midnight, PST.

  • The winner of the contest will be notified via email and announced on this page no later than 12 midnight PST on May 5, 2018.
  • Payment of the scholarship will be remitted to the winner’s respective academic tuition services department in full no later than May 10, 2018.
  • The $2,500 scholarship award will be sent directly to your college or university.

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  • Application deadline: April 30, 2018 at midnight, PST

MelbourneRehabs Scholarship Program

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be currently attending a college or university during the fall 2017 academic year
  • Must be in good academic standing with the education institution
  • Prepare an essay according to the guidelines at 
  • Send an email to with the subject “Scholarship Applicant”

Application deadline:  December 28, 2017

Paul G. Complin Memorial Scholarship

Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) Ontario are offering two scholarships to students in the sciences and engineering fields.

For details, please contact

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

Trader Group Scholarship

A bursary available to students studying finance or business, with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Further details are available at 

Application Deadline: December 10, 2017 Working Parent College Scholarship Program (Next Award: December 2017)

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

Details available at

Application Deadline: December 9, 2017 Scholarship wants to help college students reduce the college expenses burden, so it is providing a scholarship. This is the first try to offer scholarship to students. If it works well, ArmYourDesk will increase the winner numbers or the prize next year. is willing to help more students to complete their college education.

Here is the scholarship page:

Prize: $500; one winner

Applicants need to be full-time college students. Applicants need to write a short essay on a certain theme, and the essay will be the only evaluation criteria of the final winner.

Application Deadline:  May 11, 2018 Scholarship is providing an annual scholarship for working parents in Canada who are pursuing post-secondary education. Each school year, a working parent receives $1,000 towards college tuition costs. There is no fee for the application. To apply, students must simply write an essay discussing their experience as a parent working their way through pursuing a higher education and explain three pieces of advice they would give to someone in a similar situation. The application deadline is December 9, and the scholarship will be awarded December 15. Here is the scholarship information page:

Application Deadline: December 9, 2017

Big Deal HQ Annual Scholarship

Big Deal HQ is offering an annual scholarship to all students. This scholarship requires an essay submission, and the winning applicant will receive $1,000 towards their costs of education. All of the application details are available on our website at

Here is a list of our writing topics:

Topics 1: Write about Your Outdoor Experience

Topics 2: How to Learn about Guitar for Beginners

Application Deadline: December 10, 2017

Pretty Lightroom Presets Bi-Annual Scholarship

Lightroom Presets is offering a scholarship to high school, and college/university students. Bi-annually (twice each year), we will award a $500 scholarship to students who submit unique essays that answer the questions and meet our requirements detailed on our scholarship web page. Our next scholarships will be awarded in December.

The full eligibility details and entry requirements for our scholarship can be found at

Application Deadline: December 15, 2017

VelvetJobs Scholarships 2017

VelvetJobs is proud to announce a $1,000 scholarship for students studying in the USA or overseas. The “Employee Morale Scholarship” aims to get students thinking about their own potential future management position and how their decisions can affect employee morale.

Through our own outplacement services we’ve dealt with thousands of employers on the issues that affect them most when it comes to retaining employees and keeping them happy. We’re looking for students to write about their favourite idea on how to boost and maintain employee morale.

The piece should include a headline of the morale boosting idea and then should include at least 500 words on how to effectively deploy the strategy.

Application Deadline: December 16, 2017

AgoraPulse Social Media Management Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship available for emerging social media geniuses. All scholarship information can be accessed at 

Application Deadline: December 15 of each year is offering a $500, essay-based scholarship open to any student attending a post-secondary academic institution in the U.S. or Canada. The prompt for the essay is as follows:

 You can talk about anything you want — green energy, oil politics, the continued use of nuclear power, your personal ideas and innovations — so long as it’s about energy in the world of tomorrow. What do you think people will be reading about in the news in a few years?

All information on the scholarship including the details, rules, deadline and online submission form are available on the scholarship page

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2018

Soroptimist International of Peterborough is sponsoring the Live your Dream Education and Training Awards for Women

  • The Live your Dream award assists women in post-secondary education/training programs who provide the primary source of financial support for their families
  • Local Peterborough chapter award:  $2,000
  • Local winner can compete for the regional award:  $5,000
  • The regional winner can compete for 1 of 3 international awards:  $10,000

To apply, visit and click on the “Apply for a Program Award” link (Live your Dream)

Application Deadline: January 15 each year

Indspire Scholarship and Bursary

Indspire disburses bursaries and scholarships through its Building Brighter Futures program to Indigenous students who are enrolled in post-secondary programs.

Since 1985, Indspire has disbursed bursaries and scholarships to First Nation, Inuit, and Métis post-secondary students. It is the largest funder for Indigenous education outside of the federal government.

Successful futures are created through hard work, creativity, and perseverance. Each one of us has a unique potential to achieve, and for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students, Indspire is here to help make that happen.

For more information, or to apply, visit

Application Deadlines: February 1; June 1; November 1


Joanne Farrell
Awards Officer
613-969-1913 ext. 2202

Laura Russell
Financial Aid Advisor
613-969-1913 ext. 2425