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:
    0

    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:
    $500

    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. Complete a Web Bursary application available on Web Advisor October 1. Deadline: 4:00 pm November 1.

  • Value:
    $1025

    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 has contributed to the community through volunteerism. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP. Apply on the Entrance Award application found on our website. Deadline: May 1.

  • Value:
    $600

    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:
    $600

    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:
    $1000

    Presented annually to two students with the highest grades (minimum 85%) enrolled in the final year of the Concurrent Education or the Bachelor of Physical Health and Education programs. Preference is given to students who are not the recipients of a President's Scholarship or the Chancellor's Award.

  • Value:
    $1000

    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:
    $500

    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:
    $7000

    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. Complete the Schulich Scholarship application found on the Student Financial Service website. Deadline: May 1; Jan 15th for Consecutive Education students.