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You can get started on your Student Award Profile by clicking the button above. You can complete the Student Information, Academic Information and Additional Information sections. Remember, applications for awards and scholarships open Feb. 1.

Please note: We’re continually making improvements to the application process. Please let us know if you experience any difficulties so we can address them promptly.

Congratulations to our newly accepted students!

We have over 850 awards and more than $720,000 in financial support available to Georgian College students! So while we’re excited to see you join us in September, you must be a registered and attending student to apply for any of our awards and scholarships.

Award and scholarship applications will open for you on Sept. 1 and close on Oct. 31, so you will have plenty of time to complete your applications when you arrive. If you want to see some of the awards we have available, feel free to check out our awards list here. This list is updated often, so remember to check back again in the fall. Welcome to Georgian College!

Awards that fit

A group of people stand in front of a doorway holding a big cheque.

With more than 850 awards presented each year with a combined value of over $720,000, we’re confident there’s an award for you! You can find awards and scholarships that match your unique situation based on:

  • Academic achievements
  • Demonstrated community involvement
  • Financial need
  • Area of study
  • Sport and athletics

To make it easier to apply, we’ve recently updated our online application process. As you complete your information, the system identifies awards that match your situation.

Donors who care

Haas presents a cheque to Georgian College, Tyler Magri going to world skills competition representing Georgian and Canada

The support we make available through awards and scholarships would not be possible without the generous contributions of our donors. Each year, businesses, organizations, families and individuals make the decision to fund the hundreds of awards that are offered. Their desire to see Georgian College students succeed comes from their understanding that today’s students will be tomorrow’s industry leaders.

Administrators/recruiters log in here

Ready to apply?

Apply now to awards and scholarships

You can get started on your Student Award Profile by clicking the button above. You can complete the Student Information, Academic Information and Additional Information section. Remember, applications for awards and scholarships open Feb. 1

Please note: We’re continually making improvements to the application process. Please let us know if you experience any difficulties so we can address them promptly.

Welcome to the awards application portal

Our online application process is connecting students to awards! When you create a Student Awards Profile, you provide us with the information we need to help identify the awards you may be eligible for.

You must be a registered Georgian College student to apply.

To begin, click the button to the left.

To see step-by-step instructions, read the Application Tutorial.

Be sure to check these websites for scholarships too:

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Does your organization offer its own award?

If your organization or business offers an award you would like to share with Georgian College students, let us know!

Contact our Awards office with the name of the award and a website address where students can learn more and apply. We will add it to this list so students can access it straight from this site.

Submit your external award here

News

Mark your calendar: We’ve changed some important dates

We are constantly exploring ways to serve our students better, and this year is bringing some big changes. One improvement we are excited to share is the change we have made to the start and end dates of our award applications.

Now, instead of having several dates to keep track of, you just need to write down two for the winter term: Feb. 1 is when applications open and March 31 is when applications close. This means you have two months to complete your applications. It also means you can focus on settling into your classes without worrying that you might miss a deadline.

If you’ve already started your application, don’t worry, it’s not lost. It will be accessible again on Feb. 1 when the awards open.

So mark your calendar and plan ahead. Awards and scholarships applications open Feb. 1.

Congratulations to all award and scholarship recipients

Published on Dec 21, 2015

Thanks to the ongoing support of the families, organizations, and businesses that give to awards and scholarships at Georgian College, our Ceremony on Dec 1, 2015,  was the biggest of the year! In a single afternoon, we presented more than 120 awards, totaling over $165,000 in financial support. We are thrilled to have recognized so many entrance, in-course, and graduating students who  make up our Georgian College student population.

Thank you to all of our donors who make this financial support possible and Congratulations to all our recipients!

Photographs from the Dec. 1 awards ceremony are available below. Click on the gallery to view them. To save a copy, please scroll through the photos below (without opening the album), find your photo, right click it, and select “save target as”.

Georgian College Awards and Scholarships applications will be open Feb. 1 until March 31.

Georgian College Award for Refugees and Displaced Persons will help Syrian refugees

Published on Sept. 11, 2015

In response to the current worldwide refugee crisis, Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes today announced the creation of the Georgian College Award for Refugees and Displaced Persons.

Effective immediately, this new award will cover the cost of tuition, textbooks and ancillary fees for up to seven Syrian refugees —  one studying at each of Georgian’s seven campuses in Barrie, Midland, Muskoka (Bracebridge), Orangeville, Orillia, Owen Sound and South Georgian Bay (Collingwood).

The first students to qualify could start studies as soon as January 2016, depending on their program.

While the initial focus of the award is on providing learning opportunities for Syrian refugees, it could be adapted for students from other countries in the future, said West-Moynes.

“This scholarship will support up to seven students affected by the events in Syria, covering the full cost of their studies and offering them a chance at a brighter future,” said West-Moynes. “At Georgian, we believe education should be accessible to all – it can change lives and transform communities. Our hearts break for the millions forced to flee their homes, many separated from their families. We hope this award will offer a ray of hope to those who need it most.”

The college anticipates working with local community sponsors of Syrian refugees and other agencies in encouraging applications.

To be eligible for the award, applicants must be Syrian citizens and must be accepted to a Georgian program. They can choose to study in any one of the more than 125 full-time or Part-time Studies programs offered by Georgian. These include diploma, degree and graduate certificate programs. The award is renewable for each year of the student’s chosen program provided they remain in good academic standing.

Georgian offers 30 entrance scholarships to Business – Entrepreneurship students

Published on Aug. 10, 2015

As the new school year approaches, the awards team has been hard at work getting ready to tell you all about the support that’s available. Over the next few weeks, we will be around campus educating students about the almost 900 awards and over $700,000 that is available.

Awards and Scholarships Clinics are 30-minute (approximately) group sessions we hold to help students log in and begin their application process. To make the most of these sessions, you will need to know your student number, Blackboard password, and registration details (program, full-time/part-time, citizenship, etc).

Awards and Scholarship Info Sessions are shorter sessions that really aim to dispel myths, answer questions and help you understand the process and what is available.

Application support is only an email away. If you’ve started your application and aren’t sure what to do next, email us at awards@georgiancollege.ca and we would be happy to help. You can also drop by our office during regular business hours and we can help you in person. When you visit our office, it is helpful if you can bring your laptop so we can assist you best.

Awards and Scholarships Clinics and Info Sessions

Georgian College is offering $1,000 scholarships to the first 30 students who enrol in the Business – Entrepreneurship program at the Barrie Campus. These entrance scholarships are open to full-time students who register for the 2015 winter semester. Students must simply meet admission requirements and confirm registration to receive the award. The scholarships will be paid to students who are still enrolled after the add/drop date.

“This large, one-time offering of 30 entrance scholarships to students in the Business – Entrepreneurship program is a way to help accelerate learning and success,” says Lisa Banks, Vice President, Communications, Marketing and External Relations. “Georgian is committed to developing and implementing programs that assist with student enrolment and retention.”

Entrance scholarships are financed through various fundraising events such as the Georgian Golf Classic and the Georgian Dream Gala, held Nov. 7 at Casino Rama.

For more information, email awards@georgiancollege.ca.

Important dates

Feb. 1, 2016:
Award Applications OPEN

March 31, 2016:
Award Applications CLOSE

June, 2016:
SUMMER CEREMONY
Barrie: June 7, 2016
Owen Sound: June 16, 2016
Orillia: June 23, 2016

Sept. 1, 2016:
Award Applications OPEN

Oct. 31, 2015:
Award Applications CLOSE

December 2016 to January 2017:
WINTER CEREMONY
Dates to be announced

Frequently asked questions

Unfortunately there aren’t awards specific to every program. However we do have “open” awards that are open to students in any program. These will appear when you search complete your Student Awards Profile and see what you match to.

To manually search for these, select “awards open to all programs” under the program listing on the search page. You can narrow this search down by selecting your level of study, academic area or even campus.

The awards and scholarships program has recently been updated so you know exactly when to apply!

Our award applications open twice per year: Feb. 1 to March 31 and Sept. 1 to Oct. 31.

It is always a great time to start putting together your documents for awards and scholarships. Typically you will be asked to provide the following: letter of reference, resumé, grade reports and cover letter. It is a really good idea to be prepared in advance because the perfect opportunity might arise for you at any time.

Small details can make a big difference in whether or not your application stands out.

  • Make sure your reference letters and resumé are of the same quality that you would use to land a job interview.
  • Write clearly. Be concise. Check spelling. Ask a peer or superior to proofread all of your documents.
  • Make certain your application and documentation address the specific requirements of the award.
  • Ensure you have provided all of the requested information and attach all documents required to your application. Leaving off pertinent information by accident can result in disqualification.

The amount of time and energy you put into searching out and applying for awards and scholarships is up to you. However, the more effort you make, the better your chances of becoming a winner. And most importantly, don’t get discouraged if you don’t win. Make the strongest case you can, and simply try again.

Terminology

A gift or sum of money presented to students in recognition of their accomplishments or situational needs.

A non-repayable sum of money presented to students based strictly on their financial need.

An individual, family, organization or business who generously give to Georgian College to support student success.

An award that is presented to students who are beginning their first year of study in a program. Other criteria may apply.

An award that is presented to students who are in their final year of study in a program. Other criteria may apply.

An award that is presented to students who are enrolled in a program at Georgian College. Students are considered ‘In-Course’ even while they are ‘Entrance’ or ‘Graduating’ students. Other criteria may apply.

A gift or sum of money presented to a student primarily on the basis of academic achievement. Other criteria may apply.

Comments/suggestions? Email us at awards@georgiancollege.ca

For general awards and scholarships inquiries, please call us at 705.728.1968, ext. 1483 or email us at awards@georgiancollege.ca.

Barrie Campus – Room E200

Liam Squires

Awards Officer
705.728.1968, ext. 1211
william.squires@georgiancollege.ca

Orillia Campus – Room A100A

Sheryl McLean

Financial Aid Officer
705.325.2740, ext. 3010
sheryl.mclean@georgiancollege.ca

Owen Sound Campus – Campus Connections

519.376.0840, ext. 2078
owensound.inquire@georgiancollege.ca

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