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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

How to apply for general bursaries

July 20, 2021

What are bursaries? 

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Bursaries are available to students who demonstrate financial need and are a form of financial aid that does not need to be repaid! [1] 

How do I know if I’m eligible to apply for a bursary? 

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You can find a donor award which is organized by degree type, faculty, and year of study. By narrowing down your search, you can then go through the list of award results and read further into each of the requirements.

Make a list 

It’d be a good idea to make a list of the awards that you meet the eligibility requirements of! This can be dependent on [2]:

  • Your program 
  • Membership in various organizations 

Complete a General Bursary and Donor Award application

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Keep a lookout for the General Bursary and Donor Award applications to open up on MyCampus in August. More information about deadlines and submission requirements will be released then!  

An all-around good resource for information on: 

is Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA)’s one-stop-shop for student financial information. 

Visit SAFA

Do some extra research  

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Bursaries may be available through various external institutions!

Places of employment

Some bursaries or scholarships can be awarded based on employment or through a parent’s job. It’d be worthwhile to look into whether this option is available to you!

Helpful links 

Here are a few links to help guide you in the direction of some external bursaries and scholarships that are available. 

STUDENTAWARDS

Scholarships Canada

Student Life Network

Resources

[1] https://safa.ontariotechu.ca/scholarships-and-bursaries/index.php

[2] https://safa.ontariotechu.ca/scholarships-and-bursaries/bursaries.php