Awards, Bursaries, Scholarships and Academic Grants
Conestoga College's Student Financial Services administers many awards, bursaries, scholarships and academic grants.
How Do I Find Out About What's Available?
- On the website: Browse the awards, bursaries and scholarships awarded by Conestoga's Student Financial Services throughout the year online by school or program.
- Email: Students receive notifications through their Conestoga email account. By checking your Conestoga email account frequently you will never miss out on information about the awards, bursaries and scholarships offered by Conestoga’s Student Financial Services.
- Ask Your Program Faculty: There are many program-specific awards administered by individual programs. Students should talk to their faculty member or program co-ordinators about the many awards co-ordinated by their programs.
- What is an Award? An award is a gift, sum of money, or citation given to recognize achievement in some capacity.
- What is a Bursary? Bursaries are monetary awards based on financial need as determined by Conestoga, and may also include a minimum expectation of academic achievement or other miscellaneous criteria.
- What is a Scholarship? Scholarships are monetary awards based on academic excellence and, in some cases, other forms of earned merit. Scholarships have a specified value in terms of monetary benefit to the recipient. Scholarship categories, include entrance, in-course, part-time, specific achievement (open to all students, usually for achievement in a single course), and graduands.
- What is an Academic Grant? Academic Grants are monetary awards based on a combination of merit and financial need. A student may receive an Academic Grant in addition to any other scholarships, prizes, or bursaries for which s/he is eligible.