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 2019/20 Awards Directory*

*Updated Dec 20, 2019

The Bursary Application is now closed for the Winter 2020 semester. The next application cycle runs August 24 – September 18. To apply, please visit myloyalist.com. The application is time-sensitive and will close automatically at noon on September 18, 2020. 

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.


IODE Ontario Lucy Morrison Memorial Bursary

Bursaries up to $1,000 are awarded to post-secondary students at colleges and universities in Ontario who demonstrate financial need, have completed one full year of study and are Canadian citizens. This bursary is available to students entering the second year of studies.

More details and the link to the application are available here.


ECE Grant Assistance Program

The ECE Grant Assistance Program has two exciting grant opportunities available to students. 

The Early Childhood Educators Qualifications Upgrade Program

This grant is for those already working in the Early Learning and Child Care sector wishing to obtain their Early Childhood Education diploma. We offer the following types of grants to those meeting eligibility criteria in the following forms:

• Education Grant;
• Travel Grant;
• Training Allowance.

The Leadership Grant

This grant is for those who have already completed their diploma in Early Childhood Education, and would like to specialize their skills in the areas of Pedagogical Leadership in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education administration, management, facilities management, fiscal responsibility, governance, human resources, employment standards and labour relations. We offer the following types of grants to those meeting eligibility criteria in the following forms:

• Education Grant;
• Travel Grant.

Detailed information on both grants, as well as eligibility criteria can be obtained on our website.


Annual Community Volunteer Scholarship

At Dealhack, they believe that volunteer involvement is an integral part of a strong and prosperous community. To encourage this value, they have decided to reward a college or university student who demonstrates outstanding volunteer involvement in their community. The winner of the annual award will receive a $1,500 USD scholarship to use towards their tuition.

More information: dealhack.com/scholarship
Application: dealhack.com/scholarship-application

Application Deadline: June 30, 2020 (yearly)


Community Living Walkerton and District

Community Living Walkerton and District is again pleased to offer a bursary for students who are enrolled in full-time post-secondary education, at any level of their studies (for example, first year, second or subsequent terms). As you will note, this is meant for those whose home base is in Grey or Bruce Counties in Ontario.  

The intention is to encourage all to engage in efforts to help make our communities inclusive of all citizens.

For details and to access the application form, visit clwalkerton.org and scholarshipscanada.com.


A Place for Mom Scholarship

A Place for Mom Senior Wisdom Video Scholarship: Five $1,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s, certificate or graduate-level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, physical or occupational therapy, speech pathology or long-term care administration. 

Scholarships are awarded quarterly and applications are accepted through the end of 2018. Details about video topic and requirements can be found on our Scholarship page.

Application Deadline: Applications accepted throughout the school year. No specific deadline.


Kevin Collins Abilities Scholarship

The Kevin Collins Abilities Scholarship is presented to a post-secondary student with a disability.

For over 17 years, Kevin Collins served as the Executive Director of Friends of We Care, an organization composed of Food Service and Hospitality industry members whose mission is to send kids with disabilities to accessible summer camps across Canada. During his tenure, Kevin led the group in raising over $20.5 million and established a national presence for Friends of We Care.

In February 2017, Kevin accepted the position of President and CEO at Easter Seals Ontario, an organization that assists children with physical disabilities and their families. The move provided Kevin the opportunity to come full circle. He was born with cerebral palsy, attended Easter Seals camps for eight summers and was the first Easter Seals ambassador “Timmy” in 1976.

Kevin’s determination to not let anything stand in his way exemplifies what it means to focus on one’s ABILITY, not disability. Friends of We Care is proud to present this award to a future leader to help them realize their career ambitions.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a completed application form, along with a 1-2 page letter and/or a 1-2 minute video link describing why they should be considered for the Kevin Collins Abilities Scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

CANDIDATE
One student will be selected on an annual basis.

VALUE
The scholarship will award $3,000 to the selected candidate.

ELIGIBILITY
Students with a disability, who have at minimum of one full semester left in their post-secondary education, are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

DEADLINES FOR APPLICATION
The application form and letter/video submission must be received by March 27, 2020 to be considered. Please send your package to info@friendsofwecare.org with the subject line ‘SCHOLARSHIP’.

SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION
The winner will be invited to the attend the Annual Friends of We Care Dinner & Awards Gala on May 23, 2020, where they will be presented with the scholarship.


WowAutos’ Scholarship

WowAutos Canada has launched a new scholarship program for students in the fields of engineering, computer science, business, accounting and marketing. 

Please find some information about WowAutos Canada and it’s Scholarship Award below:

WowAutos Canada is a free automotive marketplace for buying, selling and leasing used and new automobiles, aggregates thousands of cars and trucks from over 6,000 car dealers, auction sites and car malls across Canada.

WowAutos is pleased to present the Adversity Beaters’ Scholarship for the deserving national and international students. Further details on application and award can be found here.

Application Deadline: End of December


Toptal Scholarships for Women

Toptal will award five scholarships to aspiring female leaders in five global regions: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Each winner will receive (US) $10,000 and a year of weekly one-on-one mentoring by a Toptal expert.

The scholarship program is open to anyone with a passion for changing the future, and we welcome applicants from all majors and academic standings.

For more information and to apply, go to toptal.com/scholarships-for-women

Each scholarship winner will receive a stipend as well as a year of mentorship and guidance from an expert in their field of interest.

Here are the scholarship guidelines: toptal.com/scholarships-for-women

Application Deadline: Application deadlines depend on which region the applicant lives in. Application timelines are available on the scholarship website.


Hamilton Community Foundation

Chaney-Ensign Bursary  

Provides bursaries to post-secondary students (of any subject) who can demonstrate financial need, and who have graduated from a publicly funded secondary school in Hamilton. Undergrad and postgrad students are eligible.

The online application form can be accessed here.

Application Deadlines: October 1 and February 1

Geritol Follies Bursary

Provides performing arts bursaries to talented and promising students who can demonstrate financial need, are students of voice, drama, dance or musical instruments and who have graduated from a publicly funded secondary school in Hamilton or Burlington. Undergrad and post-grad students are eligible.

The online application form can be accessed here

Application Deadline: October 1

David Davis Memorial Bursary

Provides bursaries to students who can demonstrate financial need, and who are enrolled in a music program at a college, university or institution in Canada, the United States or abroad. Undergrad and postgrad students are eligible.

The online application form can be accessed here

Application Deadline: October 1

More information about applying to each bursary and their eligibility guidelines can be found on our website.


ParentNeed.Com Scholarship

ParentsNeed.com is an online parental advice resource and it runs a scholarship program to financially support students who are also parents. They are pleased to announce that they have decided to open this scholarship program to Canadian students this year.

All Students who are currently enrolled at a high school, university, trade school or college are eligible for the scholarship. One lucky winner per year will receive an award of $1,000 to use towards their higher education. Details are available here.

Application Deadline: September 1 – December 1 every year. Winner announced the following year.


Canadian Technical Asphalt Association Scholarships

The CTAA Scholarships are funded by the Canadian Technical Asphalt Association to support students preparing for careers as scientists, technologists or engineers in the general area of asphalt paving technology.

  • CTAA Graduate Scholarship – $2,000 (Available to graduate students)
  • CTAA Undergraduate Scholarship – $2,000 (Available to undergraduate students)
  • CTAA Technology Scholarship – $2,000 (Available to students enrolled in a technical school, community college or CEGEP. Applicants with industrial experience in asphalt technology are encouraged to apply.)
  • 2018 CTAA Application Specifications English Scholarship

For more information, go to ctaa.ca


Dr. E. Bruce Hendrick Scholarship Program

Open to Canadian citizens with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus residing in the province of Ontario.

For details, click here.

Application Deadline: Last day of April, annually


AgoraPulse Social Media Management Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship available for emerging social media geniuses. All scholarship information can be accessed at agorapulse.com/social-media-management-scholarship 

Application Deadline: December 15 of each year


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 soroptimistpeterborough.ca 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 indspire.ca/for-students/bursaries-scholarships/

Application Deadlines: February 1; June 1; November 1


Contact

Awards Office
613-969-1913, ext. 2202
awards@loyalistcollege.com

Laura Russell
Financial Aid Advisor
613-969-1913, ext. 2425
lrussell@loyalistcollege.com