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Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

Bursary and scholarship cheques are mailed to the address you have provided in myStudent Centre. Scholarship and bursary selections are continuing remotely. Please monitor your Sheridan student email account for updates about your application(s).

Require assistance? We're here to help.

If you need help or assistance regarding Scholarships and Bursaries, email using your Sheridan email account with your Sheridan Student ID number and provide as much information about your inquiry as possible.

For service by phone, you can follow the steps at or through the QLess mobile app. We'll contact you at the phone number you provide. Please note that all Financial Aid & Awards inquires for all campuses are now managed through the Davis Campus queue.

Education is the most important investment you can make in your future. In addition to government funding, Sheridan awards over $7 million in bursaries, scholarships and awards every year. External awards from corporate, private or community organizations are also available. Sheridan College would like to thank our generous donors for making these opportunities possible! The eligibility criteria vary for each award.

To learn more, visit the Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries page on myOTR.


Scholarships are awarded based on criteria that may include academic achievement, community involvement, demonstrated leadership skills and financial need.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarships

Sheridan is pleased to provide an Entrance Scholarship to select applicants for many of our degree programs. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details.


Bursaries are awarded based primarily on financial need although academic achievement and community involvement may be considered.

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.

Applying for scholarships, bursaries and awards

Complete your General Online Awards Application in myStudent Centre and have your profile matched to dozens of Sheridan scholarship, bursary and awards opportunities!

Submit your General Online Awards Application

Your first step is to complete your General Online Awards Application in myStudent Centre.

We recommend that you use Chrome or Internet Explorer to access the General Online Awards Application.

Identify scholarships and bursaries that you're eligible for

Your completed application will automatically identify any bursaries and scholarship opportunities for which you meet the eligibility criteria. A list of scholarship and bursary opportunities is located under the “Opportunities” link.

Sheridan bursaries and scholarships are usually posted at the beginning of each term and, once you have submitted your General Online Awards Application, you will be notified of any new awards.  External awards are updated as they are received so it’s important that you frequently review the opportunities.

You can apply to any bursary for which you meet the eligibility criteria. Interested applicants may view the criteria when applying to the specific award.

Letters of reference and supporting documentation

Depending on the requirements, applications often ask for letters of reference from Faculty and / or community members and / or individuals who are familiar with your accomplishments.  Applicants should carefully review the application to ensure they are providing the correct information and / or supporting documentation.

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 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 you receive significant financial assistance. When a scholarship or bursary is received, students should update their OSAP information. Sheridan reports most awards directly to OSAP. We will contact you via email if you receive an award from our office that requires you to take action to update the information on your OSAP application.

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.

Sheridan College has joined the program as a Participating Institution. With this new partnership, students (or their parents or grandparents) are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and/or TD Points into funds to help cover fees as well as pay off OSAP loans.

Contacts and support

For more information about awards, scholarships and bursaries, email or visit any of the Financial Aid & Awards Offices at any of Sheridan's campuses for assistance:

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