Conestoga College's Student Financial Services administers over 400 awards, bursaries and scholarships, worth more than $3.8 million, including $1.3 million in donor-funded awards, each year.
To be eligible for many of these awards, students must submit an award application through the Student Portal each term.
|Term||Application opens||Application closes|
|Winter 2021||February 1, 2021||February 19, 2021|
|Spring 2021||May 31, 2021||June 18, 2021|
|Each term, you will receive an email when the application opens.|
To be consider for an award, complete the following steps:
The awards directory lists all of the awards available through Student Financial Services.
Award: A monetary award based on a combination of criteria which may include merit, community involvement or financial need. May be used interchangeably with “academic grant”. May also be used to refer to awards, bursaries and scholarships collectively.
Bursary: A monetary award based on financial need. Bursaries may include other criteria for selection such as a specific program, gender or heritage.
Scholarship: A monetary award based on academic performance, and in some cases, other forms of earned merit.
The awards application is available for six weeks each term. The application will open two weeks before the term starts and close four weeks after the start of the term.
Yes. You can update a submitted application any time until the deadline. Please remember to save and submit each time you make changes.
No. Late applications are not accepted.
By submitting the awards application you will be considered for any Conestoga award, scholarship, bursary or grant that requires an application. A complete list of what is available may be found in the awards directory.
After the application deadline, students will be notified at any time before the end of the term if they are shortlisted, or selected, for an award. All communications about awards will go to your Conestoga email. Please note that only selected students will be contacted.
This means that you have already met some of the criteria to be considered for an award (i.e. minimum GPA, specific program, etc.), but we require some additional information from you in order to complete the selection of the award recipient. Being shortlisted does not guarantee that you will receive an award. Common supplementary information we may ask for includes:
If you are in a full-time program but taking a reduced course load, and are registered with Accessibility Services, you can complete the application. If you are registered part-time through Continuing Education, you can not complete the application.
Yes. International students may apply for awards, however, the number of awards available to international students is limited. You may also check with the International Office for awards.
No. Students who are on a co-op term are not eligible to receive awards while they are on a work-term. If you are in a co-op program, you are encouraged to apply for awards every term you are in classes.
The awards application is only available to students who are currently registered (or pre-registered) in a given term and who are not on co-op.
Completing the awards application does not guarantee that you will receive an award. Each award has unique criteria that are required for selection. In some cases you simply may not meet the criteria for an award. Two of the most common reasons a student may not be selected are because they forgot to click submit after completing all of the application sections, or their application is incomplete.