What are Bursaries?
Bursaries are non-repayable, taxable grants issued to students who demonstrate financial need. They supplement other sources of funding such as OSAP, the student’s own resources, and/or those of the parents/spouse.
Who is Eligible?
- Must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident of Canada, or a Protected Person and;
- Be registered full-time at Brescia University College and;
- Have shown satisfactory progress in the previous year’s work and;
- Demonstrate financial need.
Types of Bursaries
1) Entrance Bursary
The Entrance Bursary is for students with no prior post-secondary degree or diploma, and who have not attended Brescia previously.
Deadline to Apply: October 15th, annually. Students are encouraged to apply early though to assist in their academic year costs. Bursaries also remain available throughout the year.
Application: Entrance Bursary Application for 2014-2015
2) General Bursary
The General Bursary is for non first-year students, first-year students with a prior degree or diploma, or first-year students with prior studies at Brescia.
Deadline to Apply: October 31st, annually. Students are encouraged to apply early though to assist in their academic year costs. Bursaries also remain available throughout the year.
Application: General Bursary Application for 2014-2015
3) Named Bursaries/Awards/Scholarships
There are a number of additional bursaries/awards that look for more specific criteria and are made available through various Donors to Brescia. Check out the Upper Year Scholarship/Award page for more specific information.
Deadline to Apply: Varies depending on the award. Please check the link above for more information.
Application: For the most part students who complete a General Bursary application, are automatically considered for these awards. However, some require you to fill out additional forms. Please refer to the page above for more information.
4) Eleanore Donnelly Award
This $2,000 per year needs-based award is for a mature woman:
- Working towards her first degree
- Is renewable for up to four years, provided that the student continues to demonstrate financial need and maintain a 60% average in a minimum of three courses, or 60% of a full course load for the academic year.
- The recipient must be considered an Ontario resident, as set out in the OSAP residency criteria, and from London or surrounding area.
Deadline to Apply: August 22nd, 2014
Application: Applicants apply through the
5) Ontario First Generation Bursary
The Government of Ontario has allocated the funding to create a bursary fund for First Generation Students through the Ministry’s Access and Opportunities Strategy. This bursary opportunity will provide direct support to students with financial need who are the first in their families to attend post-secondary.
Deadline to Apply: October 31st, annually.
Application: Please complete the General Bursary Application for continuing Brescia students OR Entrance Bursary for First Year Students (see above for the appropriate application)
6) Aboriginal Post-secondary Education and Training Bursary
The Government of Ontario has allocated the funding to create a bursary fund to provide direct support to Aboriginal students in financial need to access support to assist in their participation in post-secondary education and training.
Deadline to Apply: November 15th, annually.
Application: Aboriginal Bursary
7) CultureWorks International Award
This in-course needs-based award has been established through the generosity of CultureWorks and has been designated to assist CultureWorks graduates continuing studies at Brescia and in financial need. Application available late July.
Deadline to Apply: September 30th, annually.
Application: CultureWorks International Award
8) Senior Citizen Bursary
This bursary is available to senior citizens (if you are 60 years of age of older) who are registered at Brescia University College. The value shall cover up to the cost of tuition and will be applied directly to outstanding tuition fees.
Deadline to Apply: The application should be submitted prior to the start of classes for the session in which the bursary is required.
Application: Senior Citizen Bursary. Please submit applications to the Brescia Business Office.