Sheridan Student Assistance Program

Sheridan students can access over $6 million in financial assistance through more than 7,000 scholarships, awards and bursaries.

The Sheridan Student Assistance Program provides support in the form of bursaries, entrance awards and work/study opportunities to eligible students. It consists of funds made available through:

  • The Tuition Set-Aside Fund – the government of Ontario requires each post-secondary institution to set aside a portion of tuition fee revenue to assist eligible students (Canadian citizens/permanent residents/protected persons) in financial need
  • The earned interest on Sheridan’s Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

Applying to the Sheridan Student Assistance Program

To apply to the Sheridan Student Assistance Program, complete your General Financial Aid Application in myStudent Centre.

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Once complete, your application will automatically be used to determine your eligibility for support from the Sheridan Student Assistance Program.

If you want to be considered for external or privately-sponsored assistance, please go back into the online awards portal and check “Opportunities”.You will have to complete additional information for these.

Receiving your award

Your application will be processed in roughly four to six weeks following the application deadline – though the length of time may vary depending on the volume of applications received.

Each bursary / scholarship has a set amount of money available to be awarded.  All eligible applicants are screened against the criteria and the most qualified applicant is selected. An email will be sent to your Sheridan email account to inform you whether or not your application has been successful.

If successful, a bursary cheque will be sent to you at the home address you have provided to the Sheridan. Therefore, you should check that all your contact information is up to date in myStudent Centre.

Unlike OSAP, you will not have to pay back any bursary or scholarship.

OSAP and financial aid

OSAP may be affected if a student receives significant financial assistance.  When a bursary is received, students should update their OSAP information.

Financial aid and tax

Awards are considered part of a student’s taxable income for the year. The college will issue T4A forms to all recipients in the spring of the year following the year in which the award was paid.

Contacts and support

Inquiries can be sent to the Awards Office at: or visit the Financial Aid & Awards Office at any Sheridan campus for assistance.

  • Davis Campus Room: B212i
  • Hazel McCallion Campus Room: A155
  • Trafalgar Road Campus: D100

Work Study Program

The Financial Aid & Awards Office administers the Work Study Program. The program subsidizes students’ on-campus paid employment while they are registered in post secondary programs at Sheridan.

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