Sheridan Student Assistance Program

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

Sheridan Entrance Bursaries

Sheridan Entrance Bursaries are made available through the Sheridan Student Assistance Program to assist students entering their first year of full-time attendance at Sheridan. These awards of $250 to $1,500 each are provided based on financial need. If students have concerns have concerns about financing their first year of studies, they are advised to complete a Sheridan Entrance Bursary Application form.
 Application Deadlines
 
 Fall Start (September 2015 - April 2016)

 July 10, 2015

 Winter Start (January 2016 -  August 2016)

 November 6, 2015

 Spring Start (May 2016 - August 2016)

 March 6, 2016

Note: Where the advertised deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline date is the preceding Friday.

Sheridan Student Leadership Award 

The Sheridan Student Leadership Award provides award amounts up to $5,000 (for tuition only) and was designed to identify and recognize students who demonstrate a capacity for leadership, proven academic proficiency to succeed in their program of study and financial need. Eligible students may complete and submit an application to the Financial Aid and Awards office. 

Sheridan Tuition Set-Aside Bursaries (for OSAP and non-OSAP students)

Bursaries made available through the Sheridan Student Assistance Program are based primarily on financial need and are intended for students who need assistance or anticipate financial difficulty during the school year. The bursary application for 2015-2016 will be available through the myStudent Centre link on the first day of classes in each semester. The application availability dates are outlined below:
 
 2015/2016 Application Deadlines
 
 Fall Term (September 2015)

 September 8 to October 9, 2015
 
 Winter Term (January 2016)

 January 11 to February 12, 2016
 
 Spring/Summer Term (May 2016)

 May 9 to June 10, 2016 

Note: Where the advertised deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline date is the preceding Friday.

Abiding by the dates above, follow the steps below to access the bursary application:
  1. Go to myStudent Centre (log-in using your Sheridan username and password) 
  2. To access the bursary application, click on the Apply for Bursary on the drop down menu under the Finances section 
  3. Please review the on-screen instructions to complete the application. The “next” button on the left side of the screen will take you through each section of the application.  
  4. Before submitting your application for approval, be sure to review the information you have provided in each section carefully. Once you hit the submit button, you will not be able to make any changes to your application. 

Sheridan Needs-based Bursaries

Needs-based bursaries are available to students in certain programs who qualify based on financial need. Application forms are available to students in eligible programs via myStudent Centre
  1. Go to myStudent Centre (log-in using your Sheridan username and password) 
  2. To access the  application, click on the Apply for Needs Based Bursary on the drop down menu under the Finances section

Applications for both the Sheridan Tuition Set-Aside Bursary and the Sheridan Needs Based Bursary must be received in the Financial Aid Office by 4:30 p.m. on or before the deadline dates noted below:

 2015/2016 Application Deadlines
 
 Fall Term (September 2015)

 September 8 to October 9, 2015
 
 Winter Term (January 2016)

 January 11 to February 12, 2016
 
 Spring/Summer Term (May 2016)

 May 9 to June 10, 2016

Note: Where the advertised deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline date is the preceding Friday.

Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

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.