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:
    $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:
    $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:
    $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:
    $1,750.00

    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:
    $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:
    $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 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.