Awards and scholarships

Attention applicants: the AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS deadline is Nov. 24, 2017.

We understand some awards require a faculty reference letter and these will not be available until after the current work stoppage.

However, you can complete all other steps now. To ensure your applications are completed in time, we encourage you to:

  • collect all necessary documentation for your applications – budget forms, grade reports, and other reference letters
  • prepare and save your cover letters on your computer
    • while you cannot add your cover letter until all supporting documents are in place, you can draft them offline ahead of time and paste them in later

By working ahead on these steps, your application will only take minutes to complete once you receive your faculty reference letters.

We don’t anticipate any change in deadlines or processes, but will provide any updates here if needed.

Awards deadline: November 24
APPLY to awards and scholarships SEARCH for awards and scholarships

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.

REMINDER: applications for Automotive awards open Aug. 15, 2017. All other award applications open Sept. 29, 2017.

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

A group of people stand in front of a doorway holding a big cheque.

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.

Congratulations to our newly accepted students!

We have over 800 awards and more than $750,000 in financial support available to Georgian College students! So while we’re excited to see you join us in September, you must be a registered and attending student to apply for any of our awards and scholarships.

Award and scholarship applications will open for you on Aug. 15 and close on Oct. 31 (with some exceptions), so you will have plenty of time to complete your applications when you arrive. If you want to see some of the awards we have available, feel free to check out our awards list. This list is updated often, so remember to check back again in the fall. Welcome to Georgian College!

SEARCH for awards and scholarships APPLY to awards and scholarships

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. Remember, applications for awards and scholarships open Aug. 15, 2016.

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!

Contact 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

Important dates

Nov. 24, 2017
– Award Applications Close

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 us at awards@georgiancollege.ca.

Barrie Campus – Room E200

Aimee McCans

Awards Assistant
705.728.1968, ext. 1483
aimee.mccans@georgiancollege.ca

Orillia Campus – Room A100A

Sheryl McLean

Financial Aid Officer
705.325.2740, ext. 3010
sheryl.mclean@georgiancollege.ca

Owen Sound Campus – Campus Connections

519.376.0840, ext. 2078
owensound.inquire@georgiancollege.ca