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Awards that fit

Christopher McCaskie receiving the Bill Wilkins Memorial Award

With more than 850 awards presented each year and a combined value of over $720,000, we’re confident that 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.

Ready to apply?

Once you’ve logged in, you can begin the application process. The new system allows you to log in and log out as often as you like, saving your progress, so you can complete it at your pace.

More instructions are available in the “APPLY to Georgian awards” tab.

Please note: Our application system has undergone some significant changes. Please let us know of any difficulties you may experience so we can address them promptly.

Ready to apply?

APPLY NOW to AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Once you’ve logged in, you can begin the application process. The new system allows you to log in and log out as often as you like, saving your progress, so you can complete it at your pace.

Please note: Our application system has undergone some significant changes. Please let us know of any difficulties you may experience 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 further.

Application instructions

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To begin:

1. Click ‘APPLY to Awards and Scholarships’ (the orange button on this page)

This should open a new tab that brings you to the application portal.

2. Repeat step one so that you have TWO new tabs open for the same website.

Keep both of these tabs open as it will help with step 10.

In one new tab:

3. Click ‘Login’ (top right of the screen)

4. Select ‘GC’ (This will take you to the Georgian College login page)

5. You will be taken to a new page temporarily. Log in here using your username and password.

Username is Georgian student number and password is date of birth in format of yymmdd (if you have not already changed it)

6. As it instructs under “Getting Started,” search for Student Awards Profile in the search by keyword field.

7. In the results, click ‘Student Awards Profile’ or ‘Apply.’

This directs you to your dashboard. This is where you update your information, select awards you wish to apply to, and provide additional documents for each application. Some of the information is already brought over from Banner.

8. Student profile:

  • Student number
  • Name
  • Address
  • Contact info
  • International / Aboriginal / Resident of Ontario

9. Academic profile:

  • Program
  • Campus
  • Academic area
  • Level of study
  • High school
  • Credential
  • Student type

10. Additional info:

  • College activities participation
  • Volunteer experience
  • Resume
  • Parents’ affiliation with Georgian College
  • First Generation status
  • Documented disability
  • Mature status
  • Varsity athlete
  • Canadian Forces Affiliation

11. Fund eligibility:

Based on the information you’ve entered above, the system will have identified a group of awards that you can consider applying for. In the dropdown list, you will see all of the awards you’re matched to. Record the five-digit number of each award you think you will apply for.

In the second tab,

12. Search for the first award you’ve recorded.

Follow the link to learn more about the award and ensure you are eligible. Repeat this process for each award you are considering and make note of the ones you would like to proceed with.

In the first tab,

13. Ensure the awards you want to apply for are checked and click ‘Save and Return to Dashboard.’

When you return to your dashboard, you will probably see more icons. Use these to request reference letters (or upload a PDF of a hardcopy letter) and/or complete a budget form to complete your application.

14. Once each icon reads 100% you will then need to click on the ‘Update and/or Submit’ button (top right corner). 

This will then prompt you to review the information that you have provided and check the box to state that you have reviewed your application.

15. You will be brought back to the ‘My Applications’ tab and each award that you are applying for will appear under the ‘Student Awards Profile’ link.

16. Click on each individual award and type in a tailored cover letter (the award criteria is at the top of the page to remind you)

17. When you have typed your cover letter, click ‘Final Review and Submit’ button (top right corner).

18. Application is complete. 

Only successful candidates will be notified via their Georgian student email that they are a recipient.

 IF YOU UPDATE YOUR FUND ELIGIBILITY AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION, YOU WILL NEED TO RESUBMIT YOUR APPLICATIONS AGAIN.

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Awards and Scholarships Clinics and Info Sessions

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 all around campus educating students about the almost 900 awards and over $700,000 that is available.

Awards and Scholarships Clinics are approximately 30 minute 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.

Schedule

August 17, 2015: Clinic: GET CONNECTED (9am & 1pm )

August 18, 2015: Clinic: GET CONNECTED (1pm & 5pm )

August 19, 2015: Clinic: GET CONNECTED (9am & 1pm )

August 20, 2015: Clinic: GET CONNECTED (1pm & 5pm )

September 3, 2015: Visit our booth: International Fair (9:45am – 1pm)

September 4, 2015: Info Session: Step Up 4 Success (11am – 12:15pm)

September 8, 2015: Visit our booth: Barrie Orientation (Timing tbd)

September 30, 2015: ENTRANCE AND IN-COURSE AWARD APPLICATION DEADLINE 

October 15, 2015: ABSC Award Ceremony

October 22, 2015: OWEN SOUND Award Ceremony

October 27, 2015: BARRIE Award Ceremony

October 30, 2015: ORILLIA Award Ceremony

Georgian offers 30 entrance scholarships to Business – Entrepreneurship students

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.

Frequently asked questions

Unfortunately there aren’t awards available for every program. However we do have “open” awards that are open to students in any program. To 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 website is constantly being updated. There are new awards with new expiry dates being listed all the time so be sure to check this website regularly. Don’t procrastinate, because you might miss a deadline!

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 beginning their first 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

Barrie Campus – Room E200

Sammi Marriner

Awards Assistant
705.728.1968, ext. 1483
samantha.marriner@georgiancollege.ca

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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