Awards Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Bursary?
A bursary is non-repayable funding where assessment is based primarily on financial need and possible other criteria (i.e. extra-curricular activities, volunteer work, nationality, city of residence).

What is a Scholarship?
A scholarship is non-repayable funding where assessment is based primarily on academic merit and other criteria (i.e. extra-curricular activities, volunteer work, nationality, city of residence).

What type of awards are available through Mohawk College?
Available awards by application are determined based on specific criteria.Search for awards.
Academic or Faculty Selected Awards are not open for application as these are determined by the Faculty based on academic merit and alternate criteria.

When do I apply?
Every semester that you will be attending, you should submit an online Financial Need Assessment Profile (FNAP) application to be considered for financial assistance.

How many awards can I receive?
If determined one Donor award per academic year (September 1st to August 31st).

How do I complete an online application?
By following the "How to Apply" guideline, you can prepare for your application. Prepare the award application letter and budget information before you start to complete your Financial Need Assessment Profile (FNAP) application.

What do I need to submit if I have never attended Mohawk College before?
A high school transcript, alternate post-secondary transcript, or mature student testing from Mohawk College will be requested. No submissions are required until the student is contacted by the Awards Office.

Why do I need to provide an award application letter?
A letter detailing why a student would be a good candidate for an award will assist in determining the successful recipient. Students that do not submit a letter will limit their options of what types of funding they could be reviewed for.

Why do I need to submit supporting documentation?
Awards are determined by specific criteria. To know if the recipient is meeting the required criteria, additional documentation or information may be required. Students must check their MOCOmotion email address for notifications. Students MUST provide the requested supporting documentation by the requested submission deadline.

What do I need to submit if I am a BScN or RPN-to-BScN award applicant?
All returning BScN and RPN-to-BScN students MUST submit a record of their registration of units/term and a copy of their academic record from McMaster when requested by the Awards Office. Failure to submit will remove their application from review.

How do I find out if I am to receive an award?
Students will be notified at their MOCOmotion email address to the outcome of the review. If a student is notified of possible funding it is the student's responsibility to respond by the deadline date for requested document submission. Failure to respond to a notification will result in a loss of possible funding.

If I am a recipient, how do I receive the funding?
All funding will be deposited to the student's Mohawk College account and will be applied to any outstanding balance. Review for possible refund is considered if the type of funding allows a refund and no refund will be completed until after the add/drop date of the semester. No refunds will occur if the student has a "Hold" on the student account.

What happens if I withdraw?
Any student withdrawing before the add/drop date will not receive funding. Any student that has received funding and withdraws after the add/drop date may be required to return the funding.

Why can I not apply for Faculty Selected Awards?
Faculty Selected Awards are generally scholarships which are determined at the end of an academic year of study. Academic Departments and Faculty will select the recipients.

What are External Awards?
External Awards are administered by different organizations and companies independent of Mohawk College. Visit our External listing for additional financial resources.