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Apply for awards, scholarships and bursaries

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The application period is now open for NSCC students to apply for fall awards, scholarships and bursaries.

  • To apply, log in to our Student Awards Portal and get matched to the awards you qualify for.
  • You can apply for multiple awards with just one application.
  • These funds help cover the cost of your winter term.

Applying for financial aid may seem like yet another task to add to your high stack of things to do as a student at this time of year, but investing the time and effort into completing an application can really pay off. For instance, if you spend four hours applying for all awards that you are eligible for and you are lucky enough to be selected for an award valued at $1,000 (average amount), that means you’ve earned $250 per hour of your time. Not bad!

3 reasons to apply for student awards

Free money

Our awards, scholarships and bursaries will help you supplement your tuition and college fees. A reduction in these expenses could mean you have more funds to help cover your living costs, which means you may not have to borrow as much as you thought.

It’s easy

The Student Awards Portal will automatically match you with the awards, scholarships and bursaries you’re eligible to apply for based on the completion of three tasks:

  • Consent to Disclosure of Information (mandatory)
  • Student Profile (to be eligible for awards with additional self-identifying criteria)
  • Budget (to be eligible for awards with financial-need criteria)

NSCC has different criteria for awards – financial need, academics, leadership and career interests are some examples. Some awards require the completion of essays or obtaining a recommendation from an individual in support of your application. Visit the Student Awards Portal Help Centre for more information.

Great practice

The questions asked on the awards application force you to look inward. Learning how to articulate your answers can help you sell yourself in future awards applications, educational pursuits, cover letters and job interviews. Not to mention, receiving a student award can be a great addition to your portfolio and may get noticed by prospective employers.

Convinced yet? The application deadline for most fall awards, scholarships and bursaries is October 16 at 11:59 pm AST. Don’t miss out! Apply now