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:
    $625

    Awarded annually to a deserving second 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:
    $600

    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. Apply on the online Web Bursary application which can be found on WebAdvisor October 1. Deadline: 4:00 pm November 1

  • Value:
    $625

    Awarded annually to a deserving student enroled 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. Students are nominated by their department.

  • Value:
    $625

    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:
    $625

    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:
    $600

    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:
    $450

    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. Complete a Web Bursary application available on Web Advisor October 1. A letter of academic reference from a member in Sociology will be required; contact the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office for a copy of the applicable form. Selection is made in consultation with the Department. Deadline: 4:00 pm November 1