Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards
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Each year, Sheridan awards millions of dollars in scholarships, bursaries and awards to eligible students through the Sheridan Student Assistance Program.
External awards from corporate, private and community organizations are also available. Thank you to our generous donors for making these opportunities possible.
Types of awards
Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement in addition to other established criteria.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide a Degree Entrance Scholarship to select applicants for many of our degree programs. These scholarships are for Canadian or permanent residents only who meet specific eligibility criteria.
International Entrance Scholarship
All new international students* beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (entering Year 1, Semester 1) in Spring 2023, Fall 2023 or Winter 2024 will receive an International Entrance Scholarship ranging from $500 to $2,000. (*Students in the English Language Studies program or programs with tuition reduction are not eligible for this entrance scholarship.)
Bursaries are awarded to students who demonstrate financial need in addition to other established criteria.
Sheridan presents hundreds of academic awards to students demonstrating outstanding academic achievement. Students are typically presented their awards annually at an awards ceremony or grad show. Students are notified by their faculty if they've been chosen as the recipient of an academic award.
How to apply for scholarships, bursaries and awards
The deadline to submit a General Awards Application for the Fall 2023 semester is October 1, 2023.
1. Submit your General Awards Application
- Log in to mystudentcentre.sheridancollege.ca
- Under the Finances tab, select Other financials from the drop-down menu
- Select Online Award Application > Apply
We recommend that you use Chrome or Internet Explorer to access the application.
2. Identify scholarships and bursaries that you're eligible for
Your completed application will automatically identify any scholarships and bursaries that you're eligible for. You can also select "Opportunities" to see the full list of available scholarships and bursaries.
Sheridan award opportunities are usually posted at the beginning of each semester. Once you've submitted your General Award Application, you'll be notified by email when a new opportunity that fits your profile is posted. External awards are updated as they're received so it's important that you frequently review the opportunities.
You can apply to any award opportunity for which you meet the eligibility criteria. Award criteria can be viewed at the time of application.
To learn more, visit your Online General Awards Applications via myStudentCentre.
The following bursaries are awarded on an individual basis considering expenses, income, family status, program level, program cost and personal circumstances. These bursaries are awarded to students enrolled in a certificate, diploma or degree program on a full-time basis. Recipients must also be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons. Students just need to submit a General Awards Application to be considered — a separate application is not required for each bursary opportunity listed below:
Sheridan Black Students Bursary
Sheridan’s Strategic Plan, Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World, codifies our institutional commitment to fostering equity, diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to create a community where everyone brings their full potential and experiences, knowing their unique contributions are valued.
Awarded to both new and returning Sheridan students.
3. Provide reference letters and supporting documentation
Applications often ask for letters of reference from people who are familiar with your accomplishments. You should carefully review the application requirements and make sure you provide any supporting documentation that's needed.
4. Receive your award
Your application will be processed in approximately four to six weeks following the application deadline, though the length of time may vary depending on the volume of applications received.
All eligible applicants are screened against the criteria and the most qualified applicants are selected.
If your application is successful, a notification email will be sent to your Sheridan student email account.
If successful and you do not have an outstanding balance with Sheridan, an email money transfer (i.e., Interact e-Transfer) will be sent to your Sheridan student email address. To accept the money transfer, you will need a Canadian bank account.
These scholarships, bursaries and awards opportunities are available to:
- Students with a full-time course load, unless the award is specific to Continuing and Professional Studies students.
- Students in programs delivered only at Sheridan. Students enrolled in joint programs (programs offered in partnership with another institution) are not eligible for these awards unless the award specifies that joint programs will be considered.
Sheridan's Student Awards Office reviews the awards applications that are submitted and carefully chooses award recipients.
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and financial aid
Your OSAP entitlement may be affected if you receive a significant amount of financial assistance. When you receive a scholarship or bursary, you should update your OSAP information. Sheridan reports most awards directly to OSAP. The Financial Aid and Awards Office will contact you by email if you receive an award from our office that requires you to update the information on your OSAP application.
Financial aid and tax
Scholarships, bursaries and awards are considered part of your taxable income. Sheridan issues T4A slips to all recipients in late winter/early spring of the year following the year in which the scholarships, bursaries and awards were issued.
Sheridan College participates in the HigherEdPoints.com program. With this partnership, students (or their parents or grandparents) can convert Aeroplan® Miles and/or TD Points into funds to help cover fees as well as pay off Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) loans.
Contacts and support
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (please use your Sheridan student email account and provide your Sheridan Student ID number and as much information about your inquiry as possible)
Phone and in-person: Follow the steps at qless.sheridancollege.ca
Our donors help students pursue their dreams.
Student awards can be created to recognize outstanding achievement, provide support for students experiencing financial need or help remove barriers to education.