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For Award Recipients

Social Insurance Number

If you receive an award, scholarship or bursary, Student Financial Services will require your social insurance number for our Student Information System. According to the Canada Revenue Agency, we require Social Insurance Numbers in order to generate a T4A form for your income tax purposes.

Income Tax – T4A Awards

Please be aware that most scholarships and bursaries are not taxable. However, you will be issued a T4A slip by the college in February for all scholarship, bursary or award funds issued by the Conestoga in the prior tax year. It is your responsibility to check with Canada Revenue Agency to see if you need to report your scholarship, award or bursary. For more information, visit the Canada Revenue Agency website. Search line 130 on scholarships, fellowships, bursaries and study grants.

Income Tax – T2202A Education Fees

T2202A forms are issued to students who have paid more than $100.00 in eligible fees for qualifying post-secondary level programs/courses beginning and ending in a particular calendar year.

Your present and past year's T2202A form(s) are available online, accessible through the Student Portal. Access to the Student Portal remains in effect after graduation. If you encounter any problems, please contact the IT Help Desk call (519) 748-5220 ext. 3444, or Registration Services at (519) 748-5220 ext. 3656.

Convocation Program

If you are selected to receive an award, bursary, scholarship or academic grant while at Conestoga, your name and the award you received are printed in the Convocation program when you graduate. Please note, if you are in receipt of the Conestoga Entrance Academic Grant, Conestoga Student Assistance Fund Bursary or an external award based on financial need, this information will not be included in the program.

If you do not want your award included in the Convocation program, please email

Thanking Donors

It is important that students demonstrate gratitude for the support they receive through donor funded awards and this can be done through a simple gesture of thanks. Thank you notes mean a great deal to our donors and when they see the impact their gifts have, it not only gives them a sense of pride, but encourages them to continue giving in support of other students.

The Donor Relations and Stewardship office will contact recipients regarding thank you letters for donor funded awards. Contact Julie Gillis, manager, donor relations & stewardship for more information.

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