Ontario Learn and Stay Grant
Students accepted into Nipissing University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in North Bay are eligible to apply for the new Ontario Learn and Stay Grant. Funded by the Government of Ontario, this grant will cover the cost of tuition, textbooks, and other direct educational costs for students who commit to work in North Bay for a certain term after graduation.
The program is designed to encourage students to learn and stay locally, helping to bring in-demand health care workers to communities that need them most across the province.
For more information and details on how to apply, visit Ontario.ca/learnandstay
Eligibility and Program Requirements
To be eligible for this grant, you must:
- Successfully apply to and enrol in the first year of an eligible program in a priority community
- Be an Ontario resident who is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
- Commit to fulfilling a service agreement and work in the same region where you studied after you graduate
- Not be receiving funding from any of the following government programs:
For the 2023-24 academic year, only first year students may apply. After 2023-24, the grant will continue to be available to students as they move into their second year and beyond.
Students can also apply for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) to help pay for other costs, such as living expenses
How to Apply
Grant applications for the 2023-24 academic year are now open for postsecondary students who enrol in their first year of Nipissing University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in North Bay.
Students can apply up to 60 days before the end of their study period, meaning they can apply for the grant well after they’ve started their eligible 2023-24 program.
Students can find the application, as well as information about eligible programs and regions, online at ontario.ca/learnandstay.