Bursaries and Scholarships

What are scholarships?

A scholarship is a monetary award given in recognition of academic excellence or achievement.

 

What are bursaries?

A bursary is a cash award that is based on financial need. The eligibility criteria may also include community involvement, leadership and volunteerism.

 

What are prizes?

Awards may be cash, gifts, medals, plaques or books that highlight a specific accomplishment or achievement.

 

Why should I apply?

Scholarships and bursaries are a fantastic way to fund your education- all it takes is submitting an application. Some application processes vary; some will require an essay or additional documentation to be submitted, whereas others just require you to fill in your details and submit the application. It is free to apply; if you are successful, you’ve just funded a portion or all of your education, and if not, you are in the same position you’d be in if you didn’t apply.

 

The cost of attending a post-secondary institution such as College or University, as well as supporting yourself through an apprenticeship or practicum can be expensive. It is important to budget and plan your finances so that you can successfully complete your schooling without the added stress of how to manage your expenses. In addition to scholarships & bursaries, students can apply for student lines of credit or student loans to fund their schooling. There are a variety of tools available to help with budgeting and planning for your finances such as: 

 

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