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Bursaries and Scholarships

Don’t hesitate to apply

Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends, St. Lawrence College has an extensive Scholarships and Bursaries program to help you pay for college.

Don't leave money on the table. Apply for bursaries and scholarships. A bursary or scholarship can make a BIG difference in helping you pay for college – they range between $500 and $3,000. You need to fill out the application ONCE to be considered for all bursaries for which you qualify. REMEMBER! The selection committee will not know you and will be relying solely on what you have provided on your application form in making their decision...be sure to include any and all information that can help them choose you!

Financial needs and academics are important, however, volunteer, leadership skills and obstacles you overcame to pursue your post-secondary education are all considered; we look at the big picture.

More than 500 bursaries were provided to students across our three campuses last year! This was possible thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends, including many corporations and foundations in the community.

Bursary Application

The Bursary & Scholarship Application site is now closed for the 2020-2021 academic year and will reopen in the summer for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Frequently Asked Questions (Domestic students)

Entrance: You are an entrance student if you are 1) starting your first year of any full-time program at St. Lawrence College for the first time or 2) starting your first year of any full-time program at St. Lawrence College, even though you were enrolled in a different full-time program last year.

Returning: You are a returning student if you are 1) returning to St. Lawrence College to complete your second, third, or fourth year of a full-time program, or 2) are enrolled in a ONE year full-time program.

You do not need to apply for anyone award directly; once you fill out the awards application you will be matched up to any award whose criteria you meet. To view these criteria, please visit Convocation Awards or In-Year Awards.

No, your award/bursary funds will be automatically posted to your tuition, reducing your balance.
You can view your new tuition balance by logging into SLC.me and clicking “My Account Inquiry” under “My HUB”.

If you have any difficulties, contact your academic school (where you paid your tuition) to find out your new account balance

After viewing your account through SLC.me you will notice you have a credit on your account. Unless you want excess funds on your account to pay future student and tuition fees you can visit or contact your academic school and request that a tuition refund will be issued to you. Please be aware that it may take 2 -3 weeks before you receive your refund. You will only receive a refund if your account shows a CREDIT – meaning tuition has been paid. If you are a sponsored student, the cheque will not be issued until your sponsor has paid your tuition.

Your benefactor has generously donated the funds for this award/bursary to make sure students in financial need are able to complete their studies. To ensure this, our policy is to post award/bursary funds to tuition. That award/bursary remains on your account and any refund issued is a return of your own funds.

Any monetary awards must be reported if you are receiving OSAP this academic year. Please book an appointment with the OSAP office on your campus to update the award income in your account.

Please contact our office at awards@sl.on.ca or call us:
Kingston: (613) 544-5400 ext. 1232
Brockville: (613) 345-0660 ext. 1232
Cornwall: (613) 933-6080 ext. 1232

Second Career cases are reviewed on an individual basis therefore it is best to consult with you Second Career advisor.

No. Your application is confidential and is used only by staff of the College to make the selection. Donors are notified of the first name and initial of their student recipient, to protect your privacy. If you wish to reveal your full name in your Thank You message, that is your choice.

Please note that in order to meet the criteria for the bursary, you must remain a full-time student. Should you withdraw from the college, change programs or change campus, your bursary or scholarship may be reversed and reissued to another student who does meet all the criteria established by the donor. You are ultimately responsible for the cost of your education, and may be responsible for your non-refundable deposit, should your enrollment status change.

Generally, as long as you stay in your program until after October 15 (or February 15 for students who start in January) then it’s likely that the bursary will not be removed from your account. However, if you do withdraw, fail or switch programs before that date, you MAY see your bursary withdrawn (reversed), meaning you will owe the College for the tuition now owed. You will be responsible for any balance owing to the college for your tuition.

Tips 

More than 500 bursaries were provided to students across our three campuses last year! All this was possible thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends, including many corporations and foundations in the community.

A bursary or scholarship can make a BIG difference in helping you pay for college – they range between $500 and $3,000. You need to fill out the application ONCE to be considered for all bursaries for which you qualify.

Before you start typing your answers:

1. Review the criteria of various awards to ensure you include all applicable information on your application to be considered for all awards you are eligible.

2. Read the questions over carefully.

3. Answer the questions to the best of your ability, and be sure to include how you meet the criteria.

4. Read over your answers and correct any spelling or grammar errors.

TIP: You may want to copy the criteria and type your answers in a Word document where you can do a spell-check and then copy your responses into the online application. Using Word also means you can save your responses and keep them on file so you can reference them again later if you need to.

The Bursary & Scholarship Application site is now closed for the 2020-2021 academic year and will reopen in the spring for the 2021-2022 academic year.

 
For more information on bursaries, scholarships, and Donor Night, please contact us:

Email: Awards@sl.on.ca

REMEMBER! The selection committee will not know you and will be relying solely on what you have provided on your application form in making their decision...be sure to include any and all information that can help them choose you! A good self-test is to read your responses and ask yourself, would YOU pick you?

Frequently Asked Questions (International Students)

Yes, all international students are eligible to apply for scholarships and bursaries.

There are some scholarships and bursaries that are only applicable to Ontario residents due to support from the Government of Ontario. Please note that Ontario residency does not mean that the applicant has to be a Permanent Resident of Canada. International students that have been residing in Ontario consequently for the past 12 months are considered to be Ontario residents. Please select ‘Yes’ for Ontario Resident if you have resided in Ontario for 12 or more consecutive months.

Scholarships are non-repayable awards given to recognize a student’s academic achievement.

Bursaries are non-repayable awards provided on the basis of financial need, without an emphasis on academic achievement.

There are a range of values for each scholarship, but the minimum amount a successful recipient will receive is $500.00.

You only need to fill out one application to be considered for all the scholarships and bursaries available and each has its own criteria. On the bursary and scholarship options section (below) we have listed all the scholarships and bursaries available to both domestic and international students with the corresponding criteria.   

Yes, there are a couple of bursaries that require a separate application.

  1. The Ontario First Generation Bursary (for post-secondary students whose parents have never attended post-secondary studies). The application for this will open in Winter 2021 and more information on it can be found here.
  2. If you are a current student and if you find yourself experiencing financial hardship, you may be eligible to apply for Hardship Assistance. The Hardship Financial Assistance is awarded on a "needs" basis, and additional extenuating circumstances will be reviewed individually. The application is to be completed online. Your completed application will be reviewed within 48 business hours, and Financial Aid will notify you by email to your SLC account of the decision. For more information on this, please click here or contact the Financial Aid Office on your respective campus by email.

To submit an application for the Hardship Financial Assistance bursary, please click here.

Please contact the SLC Awards office directly at awards@sl.on.ca or via phone:

  • Kingston: (613) 544-5400 ext. 1232
  • Brockville: (613) 345-0660 ext. 1232
  • Cornwall: (613) 933-6080 ext. 1232

Bursary and Scholarship Options

For a full list of options available to St. Lawrence College students and graduates, please visit the following pages.