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Great News for Students!
The Prime Minister has announced $9 billion in new funding for post-secondary students as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 response. Information on eligibility and the application process will be released by the Government of Canada in the coming weeks. Read the news release.


The Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) provides financial support to post-secondary students, and recent post-secondary and high school graduates who are unable to find work due to COVID-19. Questions like "Who can apply?" and "How much can you get?" are all answered on the Government's website.


Investing in You! As a student, money can be one of the main barriers between you, and the education you need. Every year, NLC distributes thousands of dollars in Student Awards to deserving students. Student Awards can help you take advantage of these awards and other funding opportunities. We can provide you with help and information on student loans, grants, awards, and other external sources.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to Contact our Student Awards Administrator or read more about Student Awards in the 2019-20 Student Awards Program Brochure

We understand that funding your post-secondary education can be a challenge. Through the generosity of many individuals, companies, and associations, we are proud to offer a number of financial awards to our students. Awards may be given based on financial need, academic achievement, community involvement, leadership or extra-curricular activities. The award may also be a combination of a scholarship, bursary or a prize.

What is the difference between a scholarship, bursary and prize?

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  • A scholarship is an award given in recognition of academic excellence or achievement.

  • A bursary is a cash award that is based on financial need. There may be also be additional requirements, such as community involvement or leadership; the criteria will outline what is required.

  • A prize is an award based on a specific outstanding accomplishment or achievement. This award may be cash, a plaque, a book, a medal or a gift​​​​​.

Student Awards - How to complete an award application

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