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:
    $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:
    $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:
    $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:
    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:
    $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:
    $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:
    $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:
    $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:
    $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.