Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards: in-course

(Based only on academics)

In-course scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit to full-time undergraduate students who have completed at least one full year of study at Nipissing University. Generally, an application is not required. Students must be registered ​to receive a scholarship, which is generally paid out in January. Weighted grades are used to determine eligibility for a scholarship; please check this section to confirm eligibility requirements for specific programs.

(Based on financial need and/or other criteria)

Provided to students on the basis of financial need or some combination of extra-curric​​ular involvement, academics, demonstrated leadership ability, volunteerism or other similar criterion plus financial need. To ​​demonstrate financial need, students must self-identify by applying for any/all of the following: OSAP (or other government student loan program), the Web Bursary Program, or the Work Study program.

Separate applications are not generally required for most of our bursaries and awards; if you feel you will require some additional financial assistance during the fall and winter session simply complete the online Web Bursary ap​plication which can be found on Web Advisor the month of October (it is due November 1). As part of our commitment to the Student Access Guarantee, bursary assistance may be provided, if warranted, to ensure that tuition and book costs are met.

To find more information on the  bursaries and awards offered at Nipissing University, please complete the chart, below.

Disclaimer:

Nipissing University assumes liability for the payment of scholarships, bursaries and other awards only to the extent that expected gifts from donors or returns from particular investments of endowed funds are realized. The University reserves the right to make whatever changes circumstances may require, including the amendment of monetary value, selection criteria and the cancellation of particular awards. Information on the current status of any of these may be obtained by contacting the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office or by visiting the Nipissing University website at www.nipissingu.ca/studentfinancialservices. 

Students who feel that their individual circumstances are not being fairly considered when determining eligibility for the aforementioned scholarships, bursaries and awards have the right to submit a written appeal explaining their circumstances to the Undergraduate Services and Awards Committee.​

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Presented to the third year full-time student in a History major who has demonstrated an exceptional interest in the study of History, and who is deemed most deserving by the History faculty.

  • Value:
    $1,100.00

    Established to honour the life of Nipissing University alumna, Abby DeBruyn, in recognition of her dedication and passion for education. The award is presented to a graduating Bachelor of Education student in the intermediate/senior division. The recipient demonstrates leadership qualities and an enthusiasm for the program, both inside and outside the classroom.

  • Value:
    $1,000.00

    Established from donations by Dr. Patricia Hughes and awarded to the full-time female mature student with the highest average (minimum 75%), hased on first year courses, entering second year full-time studies at Nipissing.

  • Value:
    $350.00

    Established to honour the life of educator, Ahti Jones. This award is presented to a graduating Bachelor of Education student (concurrent or consecutive) who has a strong academic record. The recipient must have their teaching qualification in French as a Second Language and plan to pursue a career teaching French.

  • Value:
    $3,025.00

    Established to honour Alan (1925-1994), the first Dean of the Faculty of Education, and his wife Joyce (1925-2009), an ardent supporter of the local arts community. Two scholarships are presented to Indigenous students graduating from either the Bachelor of Education program, the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (ITEP), the Indigenous Classroom Assistant Diploma Program (ICADP), or the Teacher of Indigenous Language as a Second Language (TILSL). Recipients must intend to go on to teach in an Indigenous community, be in strong academic standing, and demonstrate financial need. Recipients will be selected by the Schulich School of Education Awards committee.

  • Value:
    $825.00

    Awarded to a graduate of the Bachelor of Education program at the Junior/Intermediate level of the Schulich School of Education who was a former graduate of Nipissing University with at least a second class standing. The recipient should have demonstrated enthusiasm and passion for teaching children and excellence in practice teaching.

  • Value:
    $800.00

    Established to honour the life of Nipissing University alumna, Amber Wilde, in recognition of her dedication and passion in Gender Equality and Social Justice. The award is presented to a full-time, female student majoring in Gender Equality and Social Justice at Nipissing University on the basis of demonstrated leadership qualities and an enthusiasm for the program, both inside and outside the classroom.

  • Value:
    $2,275.00

    Presented annually to a graduating female student in the full-time Bachelor of Education program who, while a student at Nipissing University, demonstrated superior leadership abilities.

  • Value:
    $950.00

    Presented annually to four full-time Nipissing University students on the basis of financial need. The recipients must also be residents of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $1,750.00

    Presented to a full time upper year student who has excelled (minimum 70% average) in the Bachelor of Business Administration Financial Stream. Preference will be given to a student in the Financial Product Sales focus.

  • Value:
    $575.00

    Presented annually to a full-time Nipissing University student. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $2,500.00

    Presented to two full-time, upper year students in the Bachelor of Business Administration program with a strong academic record. The recipients must also demonstrate financial need and be residents of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $2,500.00

    Presented to two full-time students entering the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology and Technology program or the Bachelor of Science in Biology program with a strong academic record. The recipients must also demonstrate financial need and be residents of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $1,650.00

    Awarded on the basis of financial need to a full-time, or part-time, student in his/her final year. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $475.00

    Presented annually to two new full-time Nipissing University students who attended an Ontario CAAT (College of Applied Art and Technology) during the previous academic year. Eligible students are considered based on two factors: 1) a minimum overall B+ average from College, and 2) evidence of financial need.

  • Value:
    $2,200.00

    Awarded to a full-time, upper year undergraduate student who has shown leadership in extracurricular endeavours and who has a strong academic record. Preference is given to a student who is a resident of North Bay and must demonstrate financial need. The recipient is selected by the Undergraduate Student Services and Awards Committee and must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $2,475.00

    Awarded to a returning student pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree who is in good academic standing in courses taken in the previous year as a full-time student at Nipissing.

  • Value:
    $2,475.00

    Awarded to a returning student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Environmental Geography. The recipient must be in good academic standing based on courses taken in the previous year as a full-time student at Nipissing. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $400.00

    Awarded on the basis of financial need.

  • Value:
    $1,400.00

    Established by the Kinsmen Club of North Bay in memory of Brian "Irish" O'Reilly. This award Is presented annually to a second, third or fourth year student enrolled in the School of Business and Economics at Nipissing University. The recipient will display a commitment to volunteerism and community service, as well as exemplify admirable leadership and citizenship qualities.

  • Value:
    $325.00

    Established to honour Nipissing alumna, Brook Doseger. The award is presented annually to a graduate of the Bachelor of Education (Consecutive or Concurrent) program who demonstrates a passion for children's literature (eg. volunteer work, leadership, authorship), care and compassion for fellow learners and one who contributes to the enrichment of the Nipissing community. The recipient is nominated by his/her peers and selected by the Schulich School of Education Student Awards Committee.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Awarded annually to a deserving second year student enrolled in the Honours Sociology program at Nipissing University.

  • Value:
    $300.00

    Presented on the basis of financial need.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Awarded to a graduating fourth year BSW student who achieves the highest grade point average in the professional years of study and who demonstrates an outstanding contribution in field education. The value of the award is $500 and includes a certificate. If two or more candidates achieve the same GPA and are judged to be sufficient and of equal merit, the award may be shared. Students are selected by the School of Social Work on the recommendation of the Social Work Departmental Group.

  • Value:
    Certificate

    Awarded to a graduating fourth year BSW student who demonstrates an outstanding contribution to social work leadership in Northeastern Ontario. This leadership shall be demonstrated by: i. Understanding and enacting the core principles of anti-oppressive practice in a variety of ways such as: achievements in field education, academic assignments, group projects, classroom discussions, extra-curricular activities, peer mentoring and leadership; ii. Using anti-oppressive practice to promote empowerment among oppressed groups; and iii. Challenging inequality and/or oppression in their own lives and practice.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Administered by the Canadian Federation of University Women and is funded by the Loukidelis family in memory of Mrs. Loukidelis, a charter member of CFUW North Bay. It is awarded to the female student graduating with the highest overall average from one of North Bay's five secondary schools who will be attending Nipissing University who also demonstrates financial need and is a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Awarded to a North Bay and area female student who demonstrates academic proficiency who is continuing full time studies in a program within the Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies at Nipissing. The recipient exhibits excellent leadership skills, with preference to a student who also demonstrates a strong work ethic, compassion and perseverance.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Awarded to a North Bay and Area female student who demonstrates academic proficiency who is continuing full time studies in a program within the Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University. The recipient demonstrates excellent leadership skills, with preference going to a student who also demonstrates a strong work ethic and excellent teaching practices with children.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Awarded to a North Bay and area female student who demonstrates academic proficiency who is continuing full time studies in a program within the Faculty of Arts and Science at Nipissing. The recipient exhibits excellent leadership skills, with preference to a student who also demonstrates a strong work ethic, compassion and perseverance.

  • Value:
    Variable

    Awarded to full-time students entering second, third or fourth year of an undergraduate program at Nipissing. Students will receive a $500 scholarship if they attain a minimum average of 80%, $750 if they attain a minimum average of 85% or $1000 if they attain a minimum average of 90% on their top 24 credits over the previous Fall/Winter session at Nipissing. Refer to the "weighted average" link on our website for further eligibility requirements. Students in the Concurrent Education program can only hold the scholarship in their "non-Professional" study years. Students in the BSCN.SPP and Consecutive Education programs do not qualify for this scholarship.

  • Value:
    $1,225.00

    Presented to a student to ensure a Nipissing University education remains financially accessible. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    Certificate

    Presented annually by the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators to a deserving full time BPHE graduate who demonstrates exceptional professionalism and dedication to the field, and one who has made a significant contribution to the BPHE program, the campus, or the greater community. Each student nominated demonstrated leadership, commitment and an ability to motivate and influence others. Nominated students must meet the minimum GPA requirements as determined by the Director of the BPHE program. The recipient receives a framed certificate and will have his/her name engraved on a plaque displayed in the Centre for Physical and Health Education.

  • Value:
    $10,000.00

    Awarded to two students entering full-time study in the Faculty of Arts and Science or the Faculty of Education and Professional Studies. Applicants must have a minimum 85% average and show evidence of personal leadership activities: e.g. excellence in fine arts, writing, debating; excellence in science extracurricular activities beyond local school class requirements; and/or significant citizenship contributions to community or family. Recipients must also demonstrate financial need and be residents of Ontario as defined by OSAP. Each recipient receives $10,000 during their first year, and the scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years at $3,000 per year based on the maintenance of a minimum 85% average on their best 24 credits. Recipients of this award may not also hold a President's, Schulich, FIRST Robotics, Carl Sanders scholarship or NU Entrance Award.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Presented annually to a graduating student who has demonstrated dedication to improving the lives of others and making a positive difference in the North Bay community throughout their undergraduate degree program at Nipissing University. The recipient must have a sustained record of outstanding leadership and volunteer service, and truly exemplify or live by the motto "Make a Difference Every Day". Nomination forms are available on the Student Financial Services website. Nominations from staff, faculty, students, coaches and self-nominations will be accepted. Deadline: Apr. 30

  • Value:
    $450.00

    Awarded to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program who has a minimum average of 70% and demonstrated financial need. The recipient must be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $950.00

    Presented to a full-time student who excelled in the Introduction to Small Business Administration course (ADMN 3306E). The recipient must demonstrate financial need. Students are nominated by their Department.

  • Value:
    $3000-$5000

    The President's Indigenous Achievement Awards will be presented to Indigenous students demonstrating high academic achievement in disciplines related to Science, Technology, Environmental Science, Math and Indigenous Studies.

  • Value:
    $475.00

    Presented annually to a full-time second, third or fourth year student enrolled in the Computer Science program with a minimum average of 70%. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $575.00

    Established by the North Bay Normal School Class of 1946 in memory of their teacher, Miss Grace Morgan, this bursary is presented to a full-time student in the Bachelor of Education Primary/Junior Division who demonstrates financial need and who is a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $450.00

    Established by the graduating class of 2002, this bursary is presented annually, on the basis of financial need, to a full-time Nipissing University student.

  • Value:
    $550.00

    Established by the graduating class of 2003, it is presented annually, on the basis of financial need, to a full-time Nipissing University student. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $575.00

    Established by the graduating class of 2004, it is presented annually on the basis of financial need. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Established by the graduating class of 2005, the bursary is presented annually, on the basis of financial need, to a full-time Nipissing University student. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $700.00

    Established by the graduating class of 2006, it is presented annually, on the basis of financial need, to a full-time Nipissing University student. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $625.00

    Established by the graduating class of 2007, this award is presented annually, on the basis of financial need, to a full-time Nipissing University student. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $375.00

    Established by the graduating class of 2006, it is presented annually, on the basis of financial need, to a full-time Nipissing University student who is also a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $475.00

    Established by family and friends in memory of Jimmy O'Rourke, an enthusiastic, spirited and dedicated leader who was involved in all facets of the university and who touched the hearts of everyone who knew him. It is presented annually to a full-time or part-time Nipissing University student on the basis of financial need. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $650.00

    Presented to a full-time Bachelor of Business Administration - Organizational Studies student at Nipissing University. The recipient must have a minimum 70% average and should demonstrate an enthusiasm for and dedication to furthering corporate social responsibility. The recipient must demonstrate financial need.

  • Value:
    $1,425.00

    Awarded on the basis of financial need. The recipient must be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Established as a tribute to alumnus, Andrew Keating, a Criminal Justice graduate of Nipissing University and a member of the North Bay Police Service. It recognizes a Lakers Men's volleyball student -athlete who best exemplifies the "Success 10" core values both on and off the court. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing. The recipient is selected by the Nipissing Lakers Men's Volleyball coaching staff, in consultation with the Student Awards Office.

  • Value:
    $575.00

    Presented to a full-time student over the previous year at Nipissing University in a History major, who has shown a strong interest in Local Community History, and is deemed most deserving by the History Department. Should a suitable candidate not be found, consideration is given to students showing a strong interest in Military History. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $925.00

    Awarded on the basis of financial need to a full time student enrolled in a graduate program at Nipissing University.

  • Value:
    $625.00

    Presented annually, in memory of Cynthia Johnston (B.Ed. 07), to a graduating student of the Bachelor of Education program who has displayed a positive attitude and a strong work ethic throughout the program. Preference is given to someone who expresses a sincere desire to teach music. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and must be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP. Students are nominated by the Faculty.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Presented to one male and one female full-time Nipissing University student enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program. Selection is made on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Recipients are selected in consultation with the School of Business.

  • Value:
    $575.00

    Established in memory of David Cybulski by his friends and family. David was a third year Environmental Science Physical Geography major who co-founded the Environmental Action Committee on campus. This award is presented to an upper year student in an Environmental program, with preference to students in the Environmental Science Physical Geography or Bachelor of Science Environmental Geography programs. The recipient must be actively involved in protecting the natural environment, show strong academic standing, demonstrate financial need and must be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $300.00

    Established in memory of Bud and Neil Davies, this bursary is presented to a full-time student enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program at Nipissing University who demonstrates financial need.

  • Value:
    $350.00

    Presented to a full-time student enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program at Nipissing University. Preference is given to a francophone student.

  • Value:
    $475.00

    Presented to the student with the highest admittance average who was a graduate of Nipissing University and who is enrolled in the Junior/Intermediate or Intermediate/Senior Division of the full-time Bachelor of Education program with Math or Science as a teachable. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $1,025.00

    Awarded on the basis of academic merit to selected full time students from the Muskoka region entering their first year of an undergraduate degree program at Nipissing University. To be considered, students must apply for admission to Nipissing University by May 1.

  • Value:
    $350.00

    Established to honour the life of Dr. Anne Clendinning, this scholarship is presented to a female Nipissing University student studying history at the graduate level. Preference is given to a student who completed her undergraduate degree at Nipissing University.

  • Value:
    $650.00

    Established to honour the life of Nipissing University professor, Dr. David Hall, and recognizes his dedication and passion in Sociology. The award is presented to a full-time student majoring in Sociology at Nipissing University. The recipient demonstrates leadership qualities and an enthusiasm for the program, both inside and outside the classroom. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $375.00

    Established to honour the life of former Nipissing University Chancellor, Dr. David Liddle. This award recognizes his dedication and passion for education and is presented to a graduating Bachelor of Education student in the Concurrent or Consecutive program who attended a local high school. The recipient must also demonstrate service to the community through volunteerism and a passion for education through mentorship, and have positively impacted the lives of others beyond the university setting. Recipients will be selected by the Schulich School of Education Awards committee. The application can be found in the "Forms and Applications" section of the Student Financial Services website; deadline: March 15th.

  • Value:
    $350.00

    The award was established by the Schulich School of Education to honour a special colleague and friend, Dr. Doug Franks. The award is presented annually to a graduate of the Bachelor of Education (consecutive or concurrent) program with the intention of entering the Master of Education degree program at Nipissing University. The award recipient should be one who demonstrates care and compassion for fellow learners and who has contributed to the enrichment of the Nipissing community during his or her BEd degree program. The award recipient will self-nominate and be selected by the Schulich School of Education Student Awards Committee.

  • Value:
    $2,330.00

    Awarded to selected students in the Primary-Junior Division of the full-time Bachelor of Education program with a minimum admittance average of 80%. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and be residents of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $2,400.00

    Presented, on the basis of financial need, to a full-time third or fourth year student enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program with English Studies as a major. The recipient must have a minimum average of 80% in his/her major. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $900.00

    Presented annually to a student in the Primary/Junior division of the Bachelor of Education program who has demonstrated academic excellence and exemplary teaching practices. This scholarship was established in honour of Dr. Langford's passionate and enthusiastic dedication to education and most notably her kind and gentle manner in the classroom, making her students feel welcome and comfortable. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $1,375.00

    Presented to a full-time second year student in the Bachelor of Science Nursing program who displays the qualities of integrity, caring/compassion, patience, empathy, critical thinking, responsibility, and accountability that are important to the nursing profession. The recipient is selected on the basis of financial need and a strong academic record by the faculty in the School of Nursing. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $450.00

    Presented to the full-time Nipissing University student in good academic standing deemed most deserving by the Awards Committee.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Awarded to two students on the basis of financial need.

  • Value:
    $400.00

    Awarded to the full-time student who obtained the highest average in the Introduction to Gender Equality and Social Justice course over the previous academic year, and who is continuing studies at Nipissing University.

  • Value:
    $450.00

    Established to honour past, present and future Presidents of the Dr. Herbert A. Bruce Chapter IODE, and is presented on the basis of financial need to a full-time student. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $4,475.00

    The Ilse Mueller Scholarship will be awarded to two full-time students with a major in Classical Studies, at Nipissing, with the highest overall average, (minumum of 80%). Additionally, the recipients must meet at least one of the following criteria: the student is enrolled in CLAS 3415 - Fieldwork in Classical Archaeology and is attending the Balkan Heritage Field School; or the student is enrolled in, or otherwise conducting work relevant to, the Certificate in Digital Classics at Nipissing University.

  • Value:
    $525.00

    Established to honour the life of Dr. James S. Jamieson in recognition of his dedication to encouraging teachers to inspire young students with their love of music. Dr. James S. Jamieson was an active member of the North Bay community, serving on the Board of Governors of Nipissing University and as the first president of the Nipissing University Alumni Association. He was also a member of the North Bay Symphony Orchestra, playing the violin for 20 years. The award is presented to a Bachelor of Education student enrolled in an elective music course(s) who expresses a strong and sincere desire to teach music. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $800.00

    Presented to a student in the summer session of the first year of one of the three Nipissing University Summer Indigenous Programs: Teacher of Anishnaabemwin as a Second Language program, the Native Classroom Assistant Development Program, or the Indigenous Teacher Certification Program. The recipient must be a resident of Ontario and demonstrate financial need.

  • Value:
    $425.00

    Awarded to an Indigenous student enrolled full-time at Nipissing University in the Arts, Commerce, Science, Social Work or Business Administration. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and cannot be sponsored by the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs.

  • Value:
    $1,575.00

    Presented to the full-time second year Bachelor of Education student enrolled in the Intermediate/Senior Division who took the Technology Enriched Teaching and Learning Course (EDUC 4766) in the previous year. The recipient is selected on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $350.00

    Presented annually at Convocation to a deserving graduating student in the Faculty of Arts and Science with a major in Fine Arts, specializing in visual arts, who has excelled in his/her Fine Arts courses. Preference is given to a student who has expressed an intention to pursue graduate studies the following year. The recipient is selected by faculty in the department.

  • Value:
    $525.00

    Established in honour of Dr. Surtees' dedication, spirit and commitment to Nipissing University, this award is presented annually to a full-time, fourth year Honours History student who makes a personal contribution in the field of athletics or extracurricular activities at the university or in the community at large. The recipient is selected by the History department.

  • Value:
    $925.00

    Awarded annually in June to the graduating student, in third or fourth year English Studies (including students in the final year of Concurrent Education), with an excellent academic record and demonstrated financial need who will be continuing her/his studies at either a faculty of education or a graduate school. The faculty in the English Studies department selects the most deserving applicant. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $975.00

    Presented to a full-time Nipissing University student enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program who has an undergraduate degree in science, mathematics or engineering. Preference is given to students from northern Ontario and to students who were and continue to be involved in university athletics. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $1,725.00

    Presented annually to a full-time Nipissing University student on the basis of financial need. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Presented to a graduating full-time student from the Schulich School of Education Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate Division who was highly successful in all practice teaching placements. This award is intended to be presented to a student who will pursue a career in teaching and ideally register as a member of the Elementary Teacher's Federation. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP. Students are nominated by the Faculty.

  • Value:
    $525.00

    Established in memory of Elijah Tupling (BEd 08/09) and awarded to a pre-service teacher who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to his/her role as a Professional Learning Assistant within the Professional Learning Program. The recipient must show empathy and strong interpersonal skills. Awarded on the basis of financial need. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $375.00

    Established to honour the life of Elspeth Minnery. This award is presented to a mature student in any degree program at Nipissing University on the basis of financial need.

  • Value:
    $1,125.00

    This is awarded annually to a first or second year student in the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education program who is a graduate of a northern Ontario high school, with preference to a graduate of a North Bay high school. The recipient must be involved in extracurricular activities and/or have contributed to the community through volunteerism. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    Variable

    Presented on the basis of financial need to selected first year students who indicate that neither parent attended either college or university.

  • Value:
    $475.00

    Presented to a full-time, upper year Nipissing University student enrolled in the English Studies program with high academic standing (minimum 75%). The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $650.00

    Awarded on the basis of financial need.

  • Value:
    $1,000.00

    Established to honour the life and passion of long-time Nipissing University employee and alumna, Georgia Lyons. Georgia, also known as "the Grammar Granny" devoted her time to working one-on-one with students, assisting them in developing their writing skills, overcoming challenges and teaching them methods for research and documentations. She shared a wealth of knowledge and had the ability to make people feel comfortable. This award recognizes the efforts of a Nipissing University student who has demonstrated significant effort in overcoming academic challenges such as writing, language or study skills. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and is selected by the Office of Student Development, in consultation with the Financial Aid Office.

  • Value:
    $950.00

    Established to honour the life of North Bay Normal School alumna, Gloria Margaret Moreau Onyett, the award recognizes her dedication and passion for education. The Gloria Margaret Moreau Onyett Award in Education will be presented annually to two students in the Nipissing University Bachelor of Education program. The award will be split equally between a first year student and a second year student and will be awarded based on academic excellence. Preference will be given to students from the Algoma Region.

  • Value:
    Medal

    Awarded for academic excellence to the student graduating from the Schulich School of Education with a Masters of Education Degree with the highest academic standing.

  • Value:
    Medal

    Awarded for academic excellence to the student graduating from a three-year or four-year bachelor degree program in the Faculty of Arts and Science with the highest academic standing.

  • Value:
    $1,050.00

    Presented to a deserving graduating full-time Bachelor of Education student who achieved a high average in the visual arts course (Intermediate or Senior) and who demonstrated a commitment to encouraging the value of art in education. Students are nominated by the Faculty. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $950.00

    Awarded to a full-time student entering third or fourth year of a Geography major with a minimum sessional average of 80% on 30 credits taken in the fall/winter session of second year. The recipient is selected by the Geography department. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    Variable

    Provided, through funding from the provincial government, to Indigenous students on the basis of financial need. Students must be Ontario residents, as defined by OSAP. Complete the APSET bursary application available on the Student Financial Services website. Deadline: 4:00 pm November 1.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Presented to a student who self-identifies as Indigenous and requires tech hardware such as a laptop or tablet to aid them in their studies. The student must also demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to a student in a graduate studies program or a student in their 3rd or 4th year in an undergraduate program.

  • Value:
    $200.00

    Awarded to international students studying full-time at Nipissing University in at least their second year of study who demonstrate financial need.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Presented annually to two full-time undergraduate students (not including Consecutive Education students) who demonstrate hard work and enthusiasm in their classroom. Recipients are selected by the Undergraduate Services and Awards Committee based on nominations collected from the Nipissing University community and must demonstrate financial need and be residents of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $650.00

    Presented annually to a full-time student in the Faculty of Arts and Science on the basis of financial need. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $725.00

    Presented to two full-time, upper year environmental science students on the basis of financial need. The recipients must also be residents of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $2,475.00

    Designed to attract students to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program. The recipients must possess a minimum 75% on his/her best six 4U or 4M final grades, and exemplify interest and involvement in extra-curricular activities. The recipients must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $2,475.00

    Designed to attract students to the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science or the Bachelor of Science - Biology degree program, with preference to the former. The recipients must possess a minimum 75% in his/her best six 4U, 4M final grades, and exemplify interest and involvement in extra-curricular activities. The recipients must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $300.00

    Presented to a graduating student, either part-time or full-time, in each major. The recipients are chosen by the respective faculty of each major, primarily on the basis of academic achievement. Each student must have a minimum 80% average in the course used to calculate the average in his/her major. The majority of credits (24 for three-year degree students and 48 for four-year degree students) must have been earned at Nipissing University. Students with a double major are only eligible to receive one J.W. Trusler Award.

  • Value:
    $300.00

    Presented to six graduating students as selected by the faculty of each division, based primarily on academic achievement and for excellence in practice teaching. The number of awards for the Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate, and Intermediate/Senior Divisions is proportionate to the number of sections in each division.

  • Value:
    $250.00

    Presented to selected students who are participating in international exchange activities through Nipissing University. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and must be residents of Ontario as defined by OSAP. Values depend on length of exchange.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Presented to a Nipissing University student who demonstrates environmental leadership to help balance human needs with the needs of the natural environment in the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority watershed. This student consistently participates, leads and/or volunteers in conservation and environmental awareness initiatives. The recipient must have a strong academic average (min 75%).

  • Value:
    $375.00

    Established in memory of Jeremy MacDonald, this award is presented to a mature student enrolled in either a History or Political Science major. The recipient must demonstrate financial need.

  • Value:
    $4,675.00

    Presented to a full-time second, third or fourth year Bachelor of Business Administration student with an excellent academic record who also demonstrates financial need and is a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $725.00

    Established in 1994 by John R. McCarthy, former Deputy Minister of University Affairs and Deputy Minister of Education for the Province of Ontario. The scholarship is awarded to a student who graduated with at least second-class standing from either a three-year or four-year undergraduate program at Nipissing University in the preceding academic year, and who is currently enrolled in the Schulich School of Education at Nipissing in the Fall Session immediately following graduation.

  • Value:
    $325.00

    Established in memory of Joseph L. McMeekin, and his loving wife Laura McMeekin. Joseph was a nature enthusiast and a kind hearted gentleman who gave generously of his time to service groups that had an impact on children. The award is presented to a student who shows commitment and dedication to volunteerism and community service. The recipient must be enrolled in Geography or an Environmental program. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario and demonstrate financial need.

  • Value:
    $1,200.00

    Presented to two full-time students, one male and one female, participating in varsity athletics. Selection is made on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Sponsored by the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority and presented to the student in good academic standing in an environmental major who has demonstrated a commitment to the conservation of the local natural environment and who is deemed most deserving by the Geography and Science faculty.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Open to all full time Nipissing students. Applicants must submit an online short written response (no more than 250 words) to the following question: "Imagine the world has now been overrun by flesh-eating zombies. Your professors, classmates, and even your family have all joined the walking dead. You are now one of the few survivors left. If you could only have one famous person by your side to help you fight off these zombies, who would it be and why? This person can be dead or alive but can NOT be a fictional character. The responses are evaluated on 3 main criteria: the creativity/originality in the selection of a partner, supporting arguments and the likelihood of survival.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Presented to the full-time first year student who best combines a high level of academic excellence with an interest and involvement in the affairs of Nipissing University. A minimum of first class honour standing is generally required plus active participation in cultural and/or athletic events that better the life of the University. The award goes to the student who most successfully strives toward excellence and virtue, and in some measure succeeds.

  • Value:
    $950.00

    This award is presented on the basis of academic merit to a first year full-time student who was a graduate of Chippewa Secondary School in the previous year. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Awarded annually to a deserving student enrolled in the Honours Sociology program at Nipissing University, who is proceeding from fourth year to graduate school. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Awarded annually to a deserving third year student enrolled in the Honours Sociology program at Nipissing University. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Awarded annually to a deserving fourth year student enrolled in the Honours Sociology program at Nipissing University. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $425.00

    Awarded to a student currently in the fourth year of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree on the basis of academic merit and deemed most deserving by the Fine and Performing Arts department. At the department's discretion, the award may alternatively be given to a third year student, to ensure that a fourth year of study remains financially accessible. Preference will be given to a full-time student.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Awarded annually in honour of Jack and Kelowna Leckie to the defenceman on the Nipissing University Men's Hockey Team who best combines academic excellence and a high standard of play.

  • Value:
    $1,700.00

    Awarded on the basis of academic merit to selected full time students from the Muskoka region entering their first year of an undergraduate degree program at Nipissing University. To be considered, students must apply for admission to Nipissing University by May 1.

  • Value:
    $875.00

    Established in memory of Lindsay Margaret Wilson, a graduate of Nipissing University who had dedicated her life to the community support and advocacy of people with special needs or disabilities. The award is given to a full-time student, with preference to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts program majoring in Child and Family Studies or the Bachelor of Social Work program. The recipient should demonstrate a commitment to and knowledge of advocacy for community integration of children, youth and/or adults with special needs acquired through employment, education and/or volunteer work. Preference is also given to college transfer and mature students.

  • Value:
    $825.00

    Presented to a full-time third or fourth year student in the Bachelor of Science Nursing program who demonstrates academic excellence, and strong leadership. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP. The final selection is made by the faculty in the department of nursing.

  • Value:
    $825.00

    Awarded to a full-time student entering the Nursing program who demonstrates academic excellence (minimum 80% average) and dedicated community service in health care, but who does not qualify for one of Nipissing University's major entrance awards or scholarships. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $2,000.00

    Presented to a varsity athlete entering 2nd or 3rd year at Nipissing University who has demonstrated an exemplary level of extracurricular and voluntary activities. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $750

    Presented annually to a full-time first year student in the School of Business and Economics who graduated from a North Bay high school in the previous year.

  • Value:
    $1,000.00

    Presented annually to 3 full-time, first year students who have a minimum admission average of 80%. Preference is given to students who are the child or spouse of a corporate employee or dealer (Northern district) of Mac's Convenience Inc. or Northmar Distributors. Preference is also given to students enrolled in one of the following degree programs: Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), or Bachelor of Arts (Administrative Studies, or Economics). The recipients of this scholarship may be considered for a subsequent scholarship valued at $500 by maintaining at least an overall average of 80% during first year at Nipissing University.

  • Value:
    $1,250.00

    Presented annually to a full-time, Faculty of Applied & Professional Studies student enrolled in his/her second year with a minimum first year average of 80% on a minimum of 18 credits, who at the time of admission was admissible as a mature student. Preference is given to students who are the child or spouse of a corporate employee or dealer (Northern district) of Mac's Convenience Inc. or Northmar Distributors. Preference is also given to students enrolled in the following degree programs: Bachelor of Business Administration (Technology Management), Bachelor of Business Administration, Computer Science, Bachelor of Arts (Administrative Studies or Economics). The recipient may be considered for a subsequent scholarship by maintaining at least an overall 80% average during his/her second year at Nipissing University.

  • Value:
    $200.00

    Presented to the student with the highest admission average entering the primary/junior division of the Bachelor of Education program at Nipissing University.

  • Value:
    $475.00

    Presented annually to an upper year, full-time student, with social welfare as a major, to ensure that a Nipissing University education remains financially accessible. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $1,025.00

    Presented annually to a continuing full-time Faculty of Arts and Science student with a minimum average of 75%. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $1,425.00

    Presented annually to a student in the RPN to BScN Bridging program enrolled in NSGD 4027 Clinical Practicum - Preceptorship (currently, or intending to enrol in the current academic year, pending confirmation from the department of Nursing) who is working in the Niagara Health System. Students are required to submit a short paragraph outlining why they are deserving of the award based on financial need and /or describe how this award will help support their academic pursuits.

  • Value:
    $1,150.00

    Established by the Metis Nation of Ontario to encourage and support Metis students in undergraduate programs at Nipissing University. Open to full or part-time undergraduate students who self-identify as Metis and are not registered as an Indian under the Indian Act or as an Inuk on an Inuit registry. Applicants may be studying in any discipline of any year and must be meeting all academic program requirements, along with demonstrated financial need.

  • Value:
    $1,150.00

    Presented to a full-time or part-time student who demonstrates financial need. The recipient also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Established to support Nipissing Indigenous students who wish to revitalize their cultural practices. Funds can be used to support an Elder honorarium, travel costs, supplies, food or other expenses as defined by the students. Applications are reviewed by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and must include an engagement plan and anticipated expenses. Recipients are selected by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives.

  • Value:
    $1,750.00

    Presented to a third or fourth year student in the Bachelor of Science (Nursing) program on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $650.00

    Established upon the retirement of Murray Green in honour of his dedication and commitment to Nipissing University during his 16 years of service. It is presented annually to a full-time or part-time student who: 1) actively volunteers in community projects and/or 2) is involved in varsity or intramural athletics at Nipissing University and 3) maintains a solid academic record (minimum 75%). Preference is given to students who promote community volunteerism. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $1,575.00

    Awarded to a full-time student, entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program at Nipissing University, who attended a Muskoka region high school. The recipient shows strong leadership skills and must demonstrate financial need.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Presented to a full-time student in the second, third or fourth year of the Bachelor of Business Administration program who has excelled in his /her studies (minimum 70%). The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Presented to a second, third or fourth year full-time student maintaining a minimum 70% average in the Bachelor of Physical Health and Education program. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need.

  • Value:
    $725.00

    Awarded to a second, third or fourth year full-time student maintaining a minimum 70% average, majoring in Environmental Biology and Technology, Environment and Physical Geography or Biology. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Presented to a full-time student on the basis of academic merit (minimum 70%) deemed most deserving by the department of Computer Science and Mathematics. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Awarded to a first or second year student maintaining a minimum 70% average in the Consecutive Bachelor of Education degree program (B.Ed.). The recipient must demonstrate financial need.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Presented to a full-time student in at least second year of the Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice) program on the basis of academic merit (minimum 70%) deemed most deserving by the Department of Criminal Justice. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and must be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Presented in honour of a distinguished alumnus each year. It is awarded on the basis of financial need to an upper year student in the Concurrent Education Program who has at least a minimum 70% average. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Presented to a second, third or fourth year full-time student as an English Studies major with a minimum 70% average. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Presented to a full-time student in second, third or fourth year of a Geography major (minimum 70%) deemed to be most deserving by the Geography Department. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Awarded to a full time student maintaining a minimum 70% average in the School of Graduate Studies. The recipient must demonstrate financial need.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Presented to a second, third or fourth year full-time student of a History major on the basis of academic merit (minimum 70% average). The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Awarded to an undergraduate Mature (no previous post-secondary) student or a transfer student who registers in a full time undergraduate studies program at Nipissing in a first degree program. It is awarded on the basis of financial need (for Mature Students) and full time academic performance in the most recent year of post-secondary studies (for Transfer students). Studies must have been undertaken in an academic program at an accredited Community College or University. It is not necessary that transfer students have completed their prior post-secondary studies.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Presented to a full-time student in at least second year of the Bachelor of Science (Nursing) program on the basis of academic merit (minimum 70%) who is deemed most deserving by the Department of Nursing. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and must be a resident of Ontario, as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Presented to a full-time student on the basis of academic merit (minimum 70%) deemed most deserving by the department of Political Science. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Presented to a full-time student in second, third, or fourth year of a Psychology major (minimum 70%) deemed to be most deserving by the Psychology Department. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Presented to a full-time student in second, third, or fourth year of a Sociology major (minimum 70%) deemed to be most deserving by the Sociology Department. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Presented to a second, third, or fourth year, full-time or part-time student maintaining a minimum 70% average. The student will have contributed to one or more of the following categories: on campus clubs, volunteer community services, student government, athletic teams, or active participation in extra-curricular activities. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Presented to a full time second, third or fourth year student majoring in Social Welfare or Social Work with a minimum 70% average. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Presented to a full-time student, entering the Faculty of Arts and Science or the Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies, with a minimum "B" average (70%) on his/her best six final 4U, 4M grades, who is the child or grandchild of a Nipissing graduate. The recipient must have demonstrated participation and leadership in extra-curricular activities such as volunteer service, achievement in athletics or the arts, or other significant endeavours. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $900.00

    Presented annually to a second year full-time Indigenous student enrolled in an Arts and Science degree program who has a minimum overall average of 75% and demonstrates financial need.

  • Value:
    $900.00

    Presented annually to a full-time Indigenous student enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program who has a minimum admission average of 75% and demonstrates financial need.

  • Value:
    $1,000.00

    Students currently attending high school who are applying for full-time admission to the first year of an undergraduate degree program at Nipissing University are eligible to apply for this award. To be considered, applicants must demonstrate financial need, must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada and must have lived in Ontario for at least one year.

  • Value:
    $100.00

    Presented to upper year, full-time or part-time Nipissing University students from the Faculty of Arts and Science or the Schulich School of Education to encourage the continuation of learning experiences and projects outside the classroom, campus or community. For more information on the assistantships and application deadlines please contact the NUFA office. Maximum award is $800.

  • Value:
    $400.00

    Presented annually to a full-time upper year student whose integrity, scholarship and extra-curricular contribution to the Nipissing University athletic community is outstanding. This award aims to recognize a student who strives to encourage the "Laker Spirit" in one or more of the following areas of university athletics: varsity and intramural sports, the Nipissing University Student Athletic Council, coaching and/or official game duties. All nominated candidates are required to be in good academic standing.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Presented to a Nipissing University student who has demonstrated excellence in academics and who has contributed to the Nipissing University ringette community through volunteerism or as a player. Preference will be given to individuals who played ringette for Nipissing University in the current or previous season.

  • Value:
    $675.00

    Established in memory of a prominent vocalist and band leader who spent 35 years delighting audiences with the big band sounds of his nine piece orchestra. This award is intended to encourage a teacher to inspire others with his love of music and is presented annually to a Bachelor of Education student enrolled in an elective music course(s) who expresses a strong and sincere desire to teach music. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $1,000.00

    Recognizes two full-time first year Nipissing University students, who are graduates of a local North Bay high school and have demonstrated financial need. The recipients must also be in good academic standing.

  • Value:
    $1,000.00

    Presented annually to a graduate of Nipissing University's BPHE program who has been accepted in the Masters of Science in Kinesiology at Nipissing University. The recipient should show evidence of outstanding achievement at the undergraduate level with particular emphasis on research potential, community engagement and academic performance. Preference will be given, but not restricted, to students who have demonstrated a commitment to campus and/or community health and wellness. The recipient is selected by a committee comprising MSc Kinesiology faculty, and will be selected as part of the admission process for the program. The award will be paid toward tuition fees for the following fall term, pending confirmation of registration in the MSc Kinesiology program.

  • Value:
    $800.00

    Awarded to assist in the education of an upper year student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program and to stimulate the development of future professional artists. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Awarded to a full-time student with the highest average (minimum 80%) who is pursuing a major in Gender Equality and Social Justice

  • Value:
    $250.00

    Presented annually to a full-time upper year student enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program with a minimum average of 75%. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and must be a resident of Ontario, as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    Variable

    Provides outstanding students with a special opportunity to study in a Northern Ontario university environment. The scholarships are awarded to full-time students entering directly from high school with minimum of 80% on their best six 4U/4M final grades (or provincial, international, or final IB score equivalent), or transfering from college with fewer than 18 transfer credits. Students must be registered in the first year of a Nipissing University undergraduate degree program. To maintain eligibility, it is necessary to maintain a minimum cumulative average of 80%, and students must enroll in no less thatn 24 credits annuallly. Students must accept their offer of admission by the date indicated in their offer letter and must register full time (minimum 18 credits) in the fall/winter semesters for the scholarship to be paid out. The scholarship may be held for a maximum of 4 years, not including "professional" years of study in the Concurrent Education program.

  • Value:
    1st Yesr Domestic Tuition/$3000 renewable

    Offered in partnership with FIRST to up to 2 outstanding students entering any program at Nipissing University, eligible recipients must have an admission average of at least 85% and must have participated on a high school FIRST Robotics Competition team within the last two years. The scholarship may not be held in addition to any other entrance scholarship or award. Renewable at $3000 for up to three additional years if an 85% average is maintained on a minimum 24 credits taken in fall/winter.

  • Value:
    $975.00

    Presented to a full-time student who contributes to the enhancement of student life through involvement with clubs, athletics events, and other volunteer driven organizations on campus. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $550.00

    Awarded to the full-time BBA student with the highest average (minimum 70%) in the first year on five concurrent courses entering second year full-time BBA studies at Nipissing University. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $550.00

    Awarded to the full-time BSc student with the highest average (minimum 70%) in the first year on five concurrent courses entering second year full-time BSc studies at Nipissing University. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $525.00

    Presented to six full-time students who demonstrate financial need to ensure a Nipissing University education remains financially accessible. The recipients must also be residents of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $550.00

    Presented to an incoming B.Ed student who has demonstrated a commitment to the Nipissing University community during his/her undergraduate studies. The student selected will have displayed leadership in student government and student affairs and made a personal contribution to the life of the University. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $400.00

    Presented to a full-time or part-time Nipissing student who actively engaged in service to the Nipissing University and North Bay community, with preference given to the latter. Candidates cannot include current members of the Student Union Executive. The student's involvement will have upheld NUSU's mandate of servicing the university community while demonstrating academic proficiency. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $550.00

    Established in 1993 in commemoration of the first year of Nipissing's status as a university and the University's 25th anniversary. It is presented to a full-time or part-time student who significantly enhanced student life at the University in the preceding academic year. Candidates for nomination cannot include current members of the Student Union Executive or those with council responsibilities; rather the award is intended to recognize any other extra-curricular activities taken on by the nominee. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $1000

    The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) Award is awarded annually to a graduating teacher from each of Ontario’s faculties of education.

  • Value:
    $950.00

    Presented annually to a full-time second, third or fourth year student enrolled in the Nipissing University School of Business and Economics with a minimum average of 75%. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $2,000.00

    Presented to a full-time student majoring in the Bachelor of Fine Art Program with a strong academic record and demonstrated financial need. Students must be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP. Application required.

  • Value:
    $850.00

    Presented annually at convocation to a deserving graduating student majoring in Mathematics who has obtained a high average in his/her major. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $375.00

    Recognizes a third year Bachelor of Physical and Health Education student who has developed an exemplary Coaching Philosophy in PHED 3016 - Coaching. The recipient will have clearly identified and provided the basis for his or her philosophy of coaching. In addition, the philosophy must display richness and perceptiveness.

  • Value:
    $425.00

    Presented to a Bachelor of Education student in his/her second year on the basis of financial need. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Awarded on the basis of financial need to Indigenous Nipissing University students. Values are variable depending on need with a minimum award of $500. The recipients must also be residents of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $975.00

    Presented annually to a full-time Nipissing University student on the basis of financial need. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    A medal, and $500, is awarded to the students graduating with the highest academic average in all courses in each degree program. Students in a four-year program must have earned a minimum of 90 credits at Nipissing University and have a minimum overall average of 80%. Students in a three-year program must have earned a minimum of 60 credits and a minimum overall average of 80%.

  • Value:
    1st Yesr Domestic Tuition/$3000 renewable

    Provides outstanding students with a special opportunity to study in a Northern Ontario university environment. The scholarships are awarded to full-time students entering the first year of an undergraduate degree at Nipissing from high school with a minimum of 90% on their best six 4U/4M final grades. It is necessary to maintain a minimum average of 85% on the best 24 credits over each Fall/Winter Session at Nipissing to qualify for renewal of the President's Scholarship. Students must accept their offer of admission by the date indicated in their offer letter and must register full time (minimum 18 credits) in the fall/winter for the scholarship to be paid out. The scholarship may be held for a maximum of 4 years, not including "professional" years of study in the Concurrent Education program.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Presented to a student entering his/her third year of the Bachelor of Arts degree program with a major in Sociology. The recipient must demonstrate financial need.

  • Value:
    $2,500.00

    Presented to two full-time students who have been employed within the mining sector or who are the children of a mining sector employee. The recipients must have a strong academic record (minimum 75%), demonstrate involvement in extra-curricular activities and financial need. Past recipients of the award may reapply for a second award. The recipient must also be an Ontario resident as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $2,875.00

    Designed to encourage North Bay and surrounding community high school students to study at Nipissing University. This award is presented to a full-time student entering the first year of a Bachelor of Arts (three year general, three year liberal or four year honours) degree at Nipissing University with a solid academic standing (minimum 75%). This award aims to recognize students who exemplify excellence among their peers in terms of academics, extra-curricular involvement and citizenship. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $375.00

    Awarded to a student enrolled in the full-time Bachelor of Education program who graduated from Nipissing University (minimum 70%) in the previous year, with History or English as a major. Students in the final year of the Concurrent Education program with History or English as a major are also considered.

  • Value:
    $1,000.00

    Established to honour the life Ron Marleau, this award recognizes his leadership and dedication to advocating for others. The award is presented to a full-time upper-year student, with preference to a student majoring in Gender Equality and Social Justice. The recipient must have a strong academic record and have made contributions to improve and promote employment equity, human rights, social justice, diversity, or accessibility at the University or in the community.

  • Value:
    $975.00

    Awarded to a full-time Nipissing University student in his/her second, third or fourth year (BEd included). The recipient must have maintained a minimum overall average of 80%, as well as exemplify the Rotarian goal of "Service above Self" in the community. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $575.00

    Awarded to a full time student enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work program who demonstrates financial need and is a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP. Preference is given to a student in third or fourth year who demonstrates dedication to the North Bay and Nipissing community through their involvement in community service.

  • Value:
    $975.00

    Presented annually to a full-time Nipissing University student on the basis of financial need. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $975.00

    Presented annually to a full-time second, third or fourth year student enrolled in either Computer Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration (Technology Management) program or the Bachelor of Science- Environmental Biology and Technology program with a minimum average of 75%. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $375.00

    Awarded on the basis of financial need.

  • Value:
    $4,750.00

    Awarded annually to two full-time, female students who are currently enrolled in second, third or fourth year of the Bachelor of Business Administration program. The recipients will have earned a minimum 70% average and will have contributed significantly to the local community on a voluntary basis in one or more of the following areas: Business, Athletics, and/or Community Support. The recipients are selected by the Business Faculty and must demonstrate financial need and be residents of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $450.00

    Presented to the student with the highest mark (combined) in GEOG1016 and GEOG1017 taken in the previous academic year. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $7,500.00

    Available to selected full-time students entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program at Nipissing University with a focus on education (Concurrent Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Physical Health and Education). Students entering the first year of a two-year Consecutive Bachelor of Education program are also eligible. Recipients must have a minimum 80% average and at least one of the following: demonstrated financial need or demonstrated contributions to community. Students may only hold one Schulich Scholarship during their studies at Nipissing University.

  • Value:
    $975.00

    Presented annually to a full-time second, third or fourth year student enrolled in the Bachelor of Science- Environmental Biology and Technology program or the Bachelor of Business Administration (Technology Management) program with a minimum average of 70%. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $425.00

    Presented to a selected student who is participating in international exchange activities through Nipissing University. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Established in memory of Shelby Dickey, a Nipissing University student and accomplished member of the Nipissing Nordic Ski team. The award recognizes a female member of the Nipissing Nordic varsity ski team who demonstrates excellence in athletics, academics, and leadership. The recipient is selected by the Nipissing Lakers Nordic Skiing coach staff, in consultation with the Student Financial Aid office.

  • Value:
    $250.00

    Presented to a female student enrolled in her third or fourth year of a four-year program (preferably in the Humanities) with a minimum 70% average in her major, who was admitted as a Mature Student or as a college transfer and who is deemed deserving by the Awards Committee. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $2,250.00

    Established to honour the lives of Janet Morton and her parents, Bill and Helen Smith and to recognize their dedication to the North Bay community. It strives to encourage dynamic and creative people to become potentially outstanding teachers of history. The award is presented to a student in his/her final year of full-time study, majoring in history at Nipissing University, who plans to pursue a Bachelor of Education degree in the following year, either at Nipissing University or at another university. The recipient will demonstrate an enthusiasm for history through his/her studies at Nipissing University, both inside and outside the classroom. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP. Students are nominated by the faculty.

  • Value:
    $850.00

    Presented annually to a full-time student graduating from the Junior/Intermediate division of the Schulich School of Education. The recipient must possess superior leadership skills and talents within an educational setting. Students are nominated by the Schulich School of Education. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $1,600.00

    Presented annually, in memory of Stacey Koebel (B.Ed. '00), to a graduating student in the Primary/Junior division of the Schulich School of Education who expresses a desire to teach in Canada's far north (Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut). The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP. Students are nominated by the Faculty.

  • Value:
    $1,575.00

    Established to honour the life of Stan Michael Lawlor, this award recognizes his dedication and desire to encourage and promote History studies at the graduate level. It is presented to a deserving, graduating student in History at Nipissing University who plans to pursue graduate History studies in the following year, either through Nipissing University or elsewhere. The recipient must demonstrate enthusiasm for history through his/her undergraduate studies at Nipissing University, both inside and outside the classroom. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $2,050.00

    Presented to a graduating student in the Primary/Junior Division of the Schulich School of Education who excelled in the Mathematics Education course and who was graded highly successful in his/her practice teaching placements. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP. Students are nominated by the Faculty.

  • Value:
    $975.00

    Presented to a full-time, upper year student enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program with a minimum average of 75%. Preference is given to students in the accounting stream. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    Variable

    Awarded to an ambitious young entrepreneur enrolled in ADMN 3306 - Introduction to Small Business Administration who intends to start a small business, preferably in the North Bay area. Students must submit a detailed business plan and will be required to pitch their business to a panel of judges. Recipients will also be required to report back on the use of their funds.

  • Value:
    $900.00

    Established by a group of retired educators in Sudbury and surrounding area in memory of Susan Stuart, a professor at Nipissing University who passed away in January, 2019. As a professor of mathematics in the Schulich School of Education, Susan's talents extended far beyond the classroom. She developed and authored many teacher resources and she worked with Nipissing to provide training for educators in other countries. She was very passionate about giving back and her volunteerism speaks volumes. OAME, Sudbury Teachers' Lions and CFUW Sudbury benefited greatly from her hours of work to benefit others. The award is presented to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program who has displayed a positive attitude to teaching; a willingness to assist fellow classmates; and exemplary volunteer, leadership and citizenship qualities. The recipient is nominated by the Schulich School of Education and must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $1,000.00

    Designed to further strengthen research as part of scholarship at Nipissing University. The awards are presented to selected 4th year students enrolled in thesis courses and/or directed studies courses dealing with research. Values depend on need demonstrated in a submitted budget, and an application is required. Recipients must also demonstrate financial need and be residents of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $2,000.00

    Awarded in support of the donor's community initiatives and in conjunction with the Nipissing University Alumni Advisory Board. It is presented to a student in the Master of Environmental Science program who has demonstrated financial need and community involvement. Preference is given to a student who has previously graduated from an undergraduate program at Nipissing.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Awarded in support of the donor's community initiatives and in conjunction with the Nipissing University Alumni Advisory Board. It is presented to a student in the Bachelor of Social Work program who has demonstrated financial need and community involvement.

  • Value:
    $725.00

    Established to honour Dr. Ted Chase's dedication, spirit and commitment to education during his 35 years of service at Nipissing University. Presented to a full-time, upper year student registered in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) program who has demonstrated significant, committed involvement to either the arts (music, drama, visual) or athletics (varsity or intramural) while a student at Nipissing University. The recipient must show good academic standing (minimum of 70% overall average) and demonstrate financial need. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $1,625.00

    Presented to selected students entering second, third or fourth year at Nipissing University with at least an overall "B" average, who are in one or more of the following categories: 1) they devote significant efforts to volunteer activities to benefit the North Bay or Nipissing University community; 2) they display admirable leadership qualities in the community, in student government, or in other student activities; 3) they actively participate in extra-curricular activities. Selection of the successful candidate is made by the Undergraduate Student Services and Awards Committee. The recipients must demonstrate financial need and be residents of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $450.00

    Established from the proceeds of the screening of That Beautiful Somewhere, a film based on the novel by Dr. William Plumstead. It is presented to a full-time student majoring in English with a strong academic standing in the Creative Writing: Prose Fiction course (ENGL 3517). The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Established to honour the remarkable life of Amy Gervais. Amy was a determined, kind, spirited nursing student who overcame many challenges in life and made time to pursue her education. This award recognizes a mature student in their final semester of the RPN - BScN Bridging Program who has had to overcome adversity while demonstrating strength, character, and a commitment to pursuing nursing education. The recipient must demonstrate financial need.
    Selected by the Nipissing School of Nursing.

  • Value:
    $1,000.00

    Awarded to a full-time student in any undergraduate degree program at Nipissing University who demonstrates financial need and is a child or partner of an active service member OR a child or partner of a veteran. To qualify, students must submit a short paragraph about how being part of a military family has impacted them and how this award may support them in their studies.

  • Value:
    $1,000.00

    Awarded to a Nipissing University student, enrolled in either the BScN program or the RPN to BScN Blended Delivery Program, who demonstrates financial need. The recipient must have excelled in their practical placements and have demonstrated a passion for the profession and an eagerness to learn. Preference will be given to second or third year students. The recipient must be nominated by School of Nursing Faculty members, preceptors or placement coordinators. Selection will be made by the Director of the School of Nursing or other as determined by the Nipissing University Student Awards and Financial Services Office.

  • Value:
    $1,000.00

    Established to support upper-year full-time students who did not qualify for a NU Entrance Award but have since demonstrated academic achievement and increased their average throughout their degree program. Recipients must have a earned a minimum 80% average, demonstrate financial need and be residents of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $350.00

    Established by a generous gift from the Knowledge First Foundation. This is awarded to an Indigenous student enrolled in the professional years of Social Work who has a minimum overall average of 75%.

  • Value:
    $10,000

    Awarded to students that were in the Ukraine at the time of the invasion, students indirectly impacted by the Ukraine conflict, or students impacted by other conflicts around the globe, students must be pursuing full-time or part-time studies at a

  • Value:
    $10,000

    The Remembrance Scholarship (1 @ $10,000) is available to a student attending a publicly-assisted college or university in Ontario in the 2021-22 academic year. Both domestic and international students are eligible for this award.

  • Value:
    TBD

    This award was established to honour the life of Robbie Urquhart. The Mental Health Resiliency Award supports a graduating Nipissing University student who is living with a mental illness. Students are asked to share how living with a mental illness has impacted their student journey at Nipissing and provide a supporting statement. The recipient will be selected by the Nipissing University Awards Committee. Complete the application found in the "forms and applications" section of the Student Financial Services Website.

  • Value:
    $3,050.00

    This scholarship is awarded to a high-achieving student, who has a Ukrainian background, and is from Northern Ontario This award was established with a bequest from Nipissing Alumna Stephanie Balanchuk Patterson. Stephanie graduated from the North Bay Normal School in 1949. What an exciting career she had. She took full advantage of every opportunity to travel and experience life that came her way. She had taught in the UK and all over Ontario. She experienced every grade from kindergarten to high school. She continued her education, receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Queens and shifted her education focus to high school and guidance. After finally retiring in 1986, she moved into a beautiful waterfront home with her sister Mary.

  • Value:
    $1,000.00

    Awarded to a Nipissing University student in any degree program who identifies as BIPOC. The recipient must demonstrate financial need.

  • Value:
    $1,225.00

    Presented to a student to ensure a Nipissing University education remains financially accessible. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $1,300.00

    Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student who is pursuing research in partnership with an Indigenous community located within the Treaty No. 9 region. Recipients must demonstrate financial need. The final decision is made by the Undergraduate Services and Awards Committee.

  • Value:
    $500.00

    Presented annually to a student in the Bachelor of Arts Criminal Justice program. The recipient must demonstrate financial need, have a strong work ethic, and a positive attitude towards their studies. Students are required to submit a short paragraph outlining why they feel they are deserving of the award, with specific reference to their strong work ethic and positive attitude, and how this award will support their academic pursuits.

  • Value:
    $425.00

    Presented to the full-time student who has chosen a career path in Psychology, has demonstrated outstanding research productivity, and is deemed most deserving by the Psychology Department.

  • Value:
    $975.00

    Presented to a deserving student graduating from the Schulich School of Education who expresses a sincere desire to teach in Native Communities or other remote areas of Canada. Students are nominated by the Faculty. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $300.00

    Awarded to the full-time Environmental Geography student with the highest average (minimum 75%) on five concurrent courses entering second or third year full-time Environmental Geography studies at Nipissing.

  • Value:
    $425.00

    Presented to the full-timeF student in Business demonstrating outstanding perseverance and determination in his/her studies. The recipient is selected by the Business Department.

  • Value:
    $3,400.00

    Awarded on the basis of academic merit to selected full time students from the Muskoka region entering their first year of an undergraduate degree program at Nipissing University. To be considered, students must apply for admission to Nipissing University by May 1.