Scholarships & Awards
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.
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?
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.
Available Student Awards
Please check out our Northern Lakes College Student Awards List for bursaries, scholarships and awards you may be eligible for. We also have a Tuition Bursary available to students that are not receiving any financial assistance (including Student Loans and third-party sponsorship).
If you wish to apply for any Northern Lakes College awards, you will need the following:
There are tons of awards, scholarships and bursaries out there just waiting for you. Two great links to check out are: www.nadc.ca and www.indspire.ca.
Here is a list of links to some of those available external awards.
Here are a few websites where you create a profile that will match you with some (but not all) of the scholarships and bursaries available across Canada:
Serving Communities Internship Program
The Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP) is a unique opportunity that allows students to gain valuable work experience in the non-profit/volunteer sector and receive a $1,000 bursary upon completion. This is a new internship program available to post-secondary students.
Starting in the fall, students can apply for one of up to 500 available internships. Successful applicants can expect to gain meaningful experience at a non-profit/volunteer organization, putting their educational knowledge and skills to work. At the end of the internship, students will receive a $1,000 bursary.
This program is the result of a collaborative effort between the Government of Alberta, Volunteer Alberta and the Alberta Students’ Executive Council. Students interested in finding out more information should look here: http://joinscip.ca/