Awards and scholarships

Award Applications are now open. They close on October 31st
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Want to check out the awards and scholarships Georgian has to offer? Click the search button above.

Ready to apply for awards and scholarships? Start on your Student Award Profile by clicking the apply button above and complete the Student Information, Academic Information and Additional Information sections.

Please note: we’re continually making improvements to the application process. Please let us know if you experience any difficulties so we can address them promptly.

Awards that fit

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With more than 750 awards available to students each year with a combined value of over $750,000, we’re confident there’s an award for you! You can find awards and scholarships that match your unique situation based on:

  • Academic achievements
  • Demonstrated community involvement
  • Financial need
  • Area of study
  • Sport and athletics

To make it easier to apply, we’ve recently updated our online application process. As you complete your information, the system identifies awards that match your profile.

Donors who care

Haas presents a cheque to Georgian College, Tyler Magri going to world skills competition representing Georgian and Canada

The support we make available through awards and scholarships would not be possible without the generous contributions of our donors. Each year, businesses, organizations, families and individuals make the decision to fund the hundreds of awards that are offered. Their desire to see Georgian College students succeed comes from their understanding that today’s students will be tomorrow’s industry leaders.

Ready to apply?

Welcome to the awards application portal

Our online application process is connecting students to awards! When you create a Student Awards Profile, you provide us with the information we need to help identify the awards you may be eligible for.

You must be a registered Georgian College student to apply.

To begin, click the APPLY to awards and scholarships button to the right. Not a registered student yet? You can still search the awards and scholarships that Georgian has to offer. Just click the SEARCH for awards and scholarships button to the right.

To see step-by-step instructions, read the application tutorial.

We apologize that our current technology only provides an opportunity for applicants to identify as male or female when submitting applications for awards and scholarships. To ensure a respectful application process is afforded to all students who wish to apply for awards and scholarships, we have attached a fillable application form which can be used by any applicant that does not identify as male or female and invite any student wishing to receive assistance in completing the forms to visit our awards office in room E200 at the Barrie Campus. We are actively investigating technology solutions to ensure a streamlined system is available to all students in the future.

SEARCH for awards and scholarships APPLY to awards and scholarships Application Tutorial

Want to check out the awards and scholarships Georgian has to offer? Click the search button above. Ready to apply for awards and scholarships? You can get started on your Student Award Profile by clicking the apply button above. You can complete the Student Information, Academic Information and Additional Information sections.

Please note: We’re continually making improvements to the application process. Please let us know if you experience any difficulties so we can address them promptly.

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Does your organization offer its own award?

If your organization or business offers an award you would like to share with Georgian College students, let us know!

Email our Awards office with the name of the award and a website address where students can learn more and apply. We will add it to this list so students can access it straight from this site.

News

$100,000 Presented to ABSC Students

     On Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, donors, faculty, and family and friends came together to celebrate and recognize the excellence and achievements of our ABSC students. Through the generosity of our award donors, we were pleased to present over 70 awards, valued at over $100,000. Congratulations to all of our recipients. This year, we were [...]

Base Borden Run raises more than $26,000 for Operation Hero scholarship

The seventh annual Base Borden Run, held Sept. 25 at CFB Borden, raised $26,400 for the Operation Hero scholarship, ensuring generations of students will benefit from this special event.

Make a gift in memory or tribute of someone special

“In Memory” and “Tribute” donations are a wonderful way to remember or celebrate a loved one or friend. These donations are directed to Georgian’s Highest Priority Fund, which includes the Food Locker program, the Student Access and Opportunity Gift, tuition grants, and awards and scholarships.

Mark your calendar: We’ve changed awards and scholarships deadlines

We are constantly exploring ways to serve our students better, and this year is bringing some big changes. One improvement we are excited to share is the change we have made to the start and end dates of our award applications. Now, instead of having several dates to keep track of, you just need to […]

Georgian Hospitality student recognized for community involvement by Blue Mountain Village Foundation

The new year is off to a good start for student Karleigh Muir. She recently received a scholarship to help her continue her hospitality studies.

Georgian gives away $165,000 in awards and scholarships

It pays to be a Georgian student. Georgian gave away over $165,000 in awards and scholarships at the largest awards ceremony this year at the Barrie Campus on Dec. 1. Over 120 students were the recipients of a beneficial financial boost toward their postsecondary education this year. Laura Bishop, a Practical Nursing student at the […]

WOMEN’S inTUITION campaign raises $373,050 for scholarships to help female Georgian students

Donors have pulled together to raise more than $373,050 to fund scholarships for women studying at Georgian College. More than 100 donors gathered at the Barrie Campus on Thursday, Nov. 5 to celebrate the success of the WOMEN’S inTUITION campaign. The event, which included a private performance by Canadian singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk, encouraged supporters and […]

Student receives $2,500 scholarship from industry

Karleigh Muir, a second-year Hospitality Administration – Hotel and Resort student, recently received the NEWH Scholarship Award valued at $2,500. Over the past two years, the NEWH Toronto Chapter has provided more than $4,000 in scholarships to deserving hospitality students at Georgian.

WOMEN’s inTUITION aims to build scholarship fund for female students

Giselle Bodkin, a volunteer member on Georgian’s Advancement Committee, wants to help female students realize their academic goals and career aspirations. Inspired by a Women Moving Women event she attended, Bodkin is spearheading WOMEN’s inTUITION, a fundraising campaign to recruit women to donate $50 a month for five years ($3,000 total) to a scholarship fund […]

Georgian College Award for Refugees and Displaced Persons will help Syrian refugees

In response to the current worldwide refugee crisis, Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes today announced the creation of the Georgian College Award for Refugees and Displaced Persons. Effective immediately, this new award will cover the cost of tuition, textbooks and ancillary fees for up to seven Syrian refugees – one studying at each […]

Future Georgian students win $1,000 tuition grant

One hundred future Georgian students have received tuition grants of $1,000 each as part of a random draw held at Spring Open House last March. Excited students have been tweeting about the news at #GeorgianTuitionGrants.

Georgian congratulates WorldSkills competitor Tyler Magri

Recent graduate Tyler Magri competed in the 2015 WorldSkills Competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil, testing himself against other new vocational talent from across the globe in the CNC Milling category. He worked hard, kept his head in the game, and built lasting connections with other competitors. He was a great ambassador for his hometown of […]

Volunteer or walk/run in the Base Borden Run on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

Looking for an opportunity to give back to your community, support your alma mater and have fun? The Base Borden Run requires volunteers in order to run smoothly. Be a part of a great event in support of the Operation Hero Scholarship for military family members pursuing an education at Georgian College. Register to volunteer […]

Over $4,000 raised for Owen Sound student scholarships

The Georgian College Students’ Association (GCSA) at the Owen Sound campus hosted the 9th Annual Georgian College Owen Sound Golf Tournament in support of Owen Sound student scholarships on Thursday, July 9, at Stone Tree Golf and Fitness Club. More than $4,000 was raised for Owen Sound student scholarships. GCSA would like to thank everyone […]

Gala raises $15,000 in support of student scholarships

The Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association (ORHMA) – Simcoe Region donated proceeds from the 2014 Simcoe Hospitality Awards Gala to Georgian. Hospitality and Tourism students have benefitted from the gala over the past two years, with the industry raising $30,000 in support of student scholarships.

Important dates

Application deadline is Oct. 31, 2018
Fall applications will open on Aug. 15 and will close on Oct. 31.

Frequently asked questions

There are no awards or scholarships available to apply for in my program area. What happens now?

Unfortunately, there aren’t awards specific to every program. However, we do have “open” awards that are open to students in any program. These will appear when you complete your Student Awards Profile and see what you match to.

To manually search for these, select “awards open to all programs” under the program listing on the search page. You can narrow this search down by selecting your level of study, academic area or even campus.

When is the best time to apply for awards and scholarships?

The awards and scholarships program has recently been updated so you know exactly when to apply!

Our award applications open twice per year: Feb. 1 to March 31 and Sept. 1 to Oct. 31.

What documents do I need to apply for awards and scholarships?

It is always a great time to start putting together your documents for awards and scholarships. Typically you will be asked to provide the following: letter of reference, resumé, grade reports and cover letter. It is a really good idea to be prepared in advance because the perfect opportunity might arise for you at any time.

How do I make my application stand out?

Small details can make a big difference in whether or not your application stands out.

  • Make sure your reference letters and resumé are of the same quality that you would use to land a job interview.
  • Write clearly. Be concise. Check spelling. Ask a peer or superior to proofread all of your documents.
  • Make certain your application and documentation address the specific requirements of the award.
  • Ensure you have provided all of the requested information and attach all documents required to your application. Leaving off pertinent information by accident can result in disqualification.

Is it really worth my time to even bother applying?

The amount of time and energy you put into searching out and applying for awards and scholarships is up to you. However, the more effort you make, the better your chances of becoming a winner. And most importantly, don’t get discouraged if you don’t win. Make the strongest case you can, and simply try again.

Terminology

Award

A gift or sum of money presented to students in recognition of their accomplishments or situational needs.

Bursary

A non-repayable sum of money presented to students based strictly on their financial need.

Donor

An individual, family, organization or business who generously give to Georgian College to support student success.

Entrance Award

An award that is presented to students who are beginning their first year of study in a program. Other criteria may apply.

Graduate Award

An award that is presented to students who are in their final year of study in a program. Other criteria may apply.

In-Course Award

An award that is presented to students who are enrolled in a program at Georgian College. Students are considered ‘In-Course’ while they are in the middle of their program (not Entrance, not Graduate). Other criteria may apply.

Scholarship

A gift or sum of money presented to a student primarily on the basis of academic achievement. Other criteria may apply.

Comments or suggestions?

For questions about your application, or for general awards and scholarships inquiries, please call us at 705.728.1968, ext. 1483 or email awards@georgiancollege.ca.

Barrie Campus – Room E200

Aimee McCans

Awards Assistant
705.728.1968, ext. 1483
Aimee.McCans@GeorgianCollege.ca