Sheridan Student Assistance Program

Sheridan College offers financial assistance to students through the Sheridan Bursary Assistance Program. This financial assistance is available in the form of bursaries, scholarships and work/study opportunities.

Every semester, students who are enrolled in a full time post-secondary program are encouraged to complete the general application. The general application is available through AccessSheridan.

AccessSheridan> myStudent Centre > Finances > Online Award Application > Apply

Completed general applications will be included in an “auto-match” bursary process and awarded during the academic term. In addition, students are able to apply to specific bursaries and scholarship opportunities located under the “Opportunities” link. Through the online system, students can choose to be considered for Sheridan awards and / or external award opportunities.

The Sheridan Student Assistance Program 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)

Assistance is provided in the form of bursaries, entrance awards and work/study opportunities to eligible students on the basis of financial need

In 2011-2012 Sheridan awarded more than 7,000 Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries for a total of over $5.2 million in financial assistance to Sheridan students.  

These awards are available to students enrolled full-time in their program of study. Scholarships are awarded based on criteria that may include academic achievement, community involvement, demonstrated leadership skills and financial need. Bursaries are awarded based primarily on financial need although academic achievement and community involvement may be considered. The eligibility criteria vary for each award. In addition, external awards are available from sources outside Sheridan which may include corporate, private or community organizations.
We thank our generous donors for making these opportunities possible!

Important Information! 
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. Check our Scholarships page for available scholarships and bursaries.

Academic Awards

Sheridan presents over 600 Academic Awards to students demonstrating outstanding academic achievement. Faculty members nominate students for these awards which are presented annually at an awards ceremony. Students are notified by their faculty if they have been chosen as the recipient of an academic award.