Awards Frequently Asked Questions

What type of awards are available through Mohawk College?

There are a number of different types of available awards that you can apply for as a Mohawk College student. Each award has its own unique application process and selection criteria.

Search for awards here.

Some awards, like Academic or Faculty Selected Awards are not open for application. These awards are determined by the Faculty based on academic merit and alternate criteria.

What is a Bursary?

A bursary is a type of financial award. When you are awarded a bursary you receive a certain amount of money to help pay for your education. You do not have to re-pay a bursary.

Assessment is based primarily on financial need, and sometimes other criteria for example:

  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Volunteer work
  • Nationality
  • City of residence

Search for bursaries here.

What is a Scholarship?

A scholarship is a type of financial award. When you are awarded a scholarship you receive a certain amount of money to help pay for your education. You do not have to re-pay a scholarship.

Assessment is based primarily on academic merit, and sometimes other criteria for example:

  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Volunteer work
  • Nationality
  • City of residence

Search for Scholarships here.

When do I apply?

Before the beginning of every semester that you attend Mohawk College you should submit an online Financial Need Assessment Profile (FNAP) application to be considered for financial assistance. The Financial Need Assessment Profile is available 6-8 weeks prior to the beginning of every semester.

How many awards can I receive?

Students may be reviewed for more than one type of financial support depending on their personal situation.

How do I complete an online application?

Check out the instructions on the How to Apply page for information about how to prepare your application. You must first 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 you are a good candidate for an award will help us choose the successful recipient. Students who 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. Additional documentation or information may be required to determine if you meet the required criteria. You must check your MyMohawk email address for notifications.

All 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:

  • Record of their registration of units/term when requested by the Awards Office.
  • Copy of their academic record from McMaster when requested by the Awards Office.

Failure to submit these items will cause your application to be removed from review.

How do I find out if I am to receive an award?

All students are notified at their MyMohawk email address to the outcome of the review. If you are notified of possible funding it is your responsibility to respond by the deadline date for requested document submission. Failure to respond to a notification will result in the loss of possible funding.

If I am a recipient, how do I receive the funding?

All funding will be deposited to your Mohawk College account and will be applied to any outstanding balance(s). 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 you have a "hold" on your student account.

What happens if I withdraw?

If you withdraw before the add/drop date you will not receive funding. Any student who 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 and distributed in February. Academic Departments and Faculty will select the recipients based on specific criteria.

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.