Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships

Student Awards Application

Students applying for May Semester awards – the deadline is May 13 at 4pm. These are offered through our Financial Aid Office. Inquiries can be sent to

For students who are applying for graduating awards – the deadline has been extended until May 20 due to students receiving a message saying they are not eligible. 

All awards at this time are open to DOMESTIC STUDENTS only. 

Need help completing your application? Download our Student Awards Application Guidebook here.

**Students at our Toronto-based Campuses should reach out to

What’s what?

Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

To be eligible for bursaries at Loyalist, students must be Ontario residents (unless otherwise stated), be registered full-time in a post-secondary program with a minimum 60 percent course load and demonstrate financial need. Students with a disability must be registered with AccessAbility Services at Loyalist and must have a minimum 40 percent course load and demonstrate financial need.

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.

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.

The Eleanor Ritchie Education Scholarship

Applications for Autism Ontario’s 2022 education scholarships are now open!
The Eleanor Ritchie Education Scholarship is named after Eleanor Ritchie, a long-standing member of Autism Ontario, in recognition of her dedication and support for individuals on the autism spectrum. Who can apply: individuals on the autism spectrum.
The Jeanette Holden Education Scholarship is named after Dr. Jeanette Holden, a sibling of a person on the spectrum, in recognition of her dedication and contributions to autism research. Who can apply: siblings of individuals on the autism spectrum.
Autism Ontario’s newest scholarship is named after Carole Ann MacDonald and her family. Ms. MacDonald was the first member of the Board of Directors of Autism Ontario who has an autism diagnosis. Who can apply: students with a parent on the autism spectrum.
Each award consists of $500. The deadline to submit an application is April 30, 2022.

Click here for more information on how to apply.

A new bursary is available to post-secondary students from the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte First Nation.

The Truss Beverage Co. Bursary for Indigenous Students is in partnership with Indspire, a national charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people.

The bursary has been developed for Indigenous students age 19-plus enrolled in specified programs at Loyalist College, Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College, or the Royal Military College that would prepare them for a career in the cannabis sector.

Truss Beverage Company, is a joint venture between MolsonCoors and Belleville-based HEXO Corp. that produces non-alcoholic drinks infused with CBD and THC.

Key details of the Truss Beverage Co. Bursary for Indigenous Students:

  • Truss Beverage Co. will be sponsoring three bursaries per year for three years, which will support nine indigenous students who are at least 19+ years of age.

  • Legal age students will also have the opportunity for job shadowing, mentorship, internships and placements at the Truss Beverage Co. Belleville production facility.

  • Students must be enrolled at Loyalist College, Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College, or the Royal Military College.

  • The bursary will support students applying for courses including: Cannabis, Supply Chain Management, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Biology, Finance, Mechanical Technician or Engineering Technician, which would prepare them for a career in the cannabis sector.

  • A jury at Indspire will review the applications and pick based on the criteria.

  • Candidates can apply now. There are 3 deadlines to apply November 1, February 1, August 1 and if no candidate fits the criteria, it rolls over to the next window.

  • Students can apply to this bursary online at

Net Solutions presents its annual scholarship giveaway (2022), and we invite Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology to encourage its students (current and about-to-enroll) to participate in the scholarship program.

Scholarship amount: USD 2,500

Who is eligible?

  • Anyone currently enrolled as a full-time student in a 4-year program at Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology OR anyone with an acceptance letter for a 4-year program.
  • Coursework must be directly related to, or leading to a degree in, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, User Experience Design, User Interface Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or other related areas.
  • The student must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher if already enrolled in a program.

How to Participate: 

The student should submit an original 1000-2000 word write-up on:

Apply here:

AbbVie IBD Scholarship

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is proud to launch the annual AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program.

Did you know that Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are most frequently diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 30, with the typical onset being in the early 20s? A recent study found that 69% of people who had Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis when they were young were delayed in completing their post-secondary education.

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 15 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 2022. The AbbVie IBD Scholarship is a competitive bursary.

We are writing to you today to request that you help us in spreading the word about the AbbVie IBD Scholarship to your current and future students.

The application deadline is June 1, 2022. For more information, or to access the online application, please visit

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.

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 and

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.

For more information please visit

Garry Douglas Memorial Scholarship – Kawartha Lakes Construction

The award is in memory of Garry Douglas, a dedicated Project Developer and true master in his field who had a mind for tasteful and unique design solutions as well as the structural knowledge required to bring his creations to life.

Garry was deeply loved and respected at Kawartha Lakes Construction. Through this scholarship, we hope to carry on not only his love for innovative and sustainable design but his love of mentoring the next generation.

Who Can Apply:

  • Students in their graduating year of an Architectural Technology-related college or university program in Ontario.
  • Minimum 80% GPA

Application Instructions:

  • Proof of enrollment at an accredited Ontario post-secondary institution
  • Proof of 3.0+ GPA
  • A 500-700 word essay addressing the following: Propose an innovative universal design solution for any person-to-person workplace setting incorporating health and safety protocols for COVID.

Amount: $1,000

Apply Via Website

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

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:

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

ParentNeed.Com Scholarship 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. The winner is 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.)

For more information, go to

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 

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 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


Rebecca Foreman
Awards Officer
613-969-1913, ext. 2202

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