Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards for HIGH SCHOOL students

NU Guaranteed Entrance Scholarship - $1000 - up to free tuition

Students are GUARANTEED AN ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP if they achieve a minimum 80% on their best six final 4U/4M marks completed as of June 30. Secondary school applicants from outside Ontario are also eligible for entrance scholarships; please contact the Liaison Office for information at

Additionally, students who apply for full time admission to Nipissing University directly from high school, and who complete an Entrance Award application, will be considered for the following scholarships, bursaries and awards: 

Only one application needs to be completed to be considered for all awards available to students entering the first year of studies directly from high school.

This application opens March 1st
The deadline is May 1st

 Some of the awards for which students are considered through this application include:   

Chancellor's Award - $10,000 in first year, renewed at $3,000/year for 3 more years

  • entering full-time undergraduate studies from high school
  • minimum average of 85%, show evidence of personal leadership activities and financial need
  • renewable at $3,000 per year

Schulich Scholarship - $7,500

  • ​entering  first year of an undergraduate degree program at Nipissing University with a focus on education (Concurrent BEd or Bachelor of Physical Health and Education). 
  • Recipients must have a minimum 80% average and at least one of the following: demonstrated volunteer contributions to the community or financial need.

Various donor-established Awards - $500 - $3,000

  • various awards based on high school, extracurricular involvement, financial need, etc. 

Students are also encouraged to check out the information on our Work Study programOSAP and External Funding​ to fully explore all funding options.