Types of Scholarships and Bursaries

Each year, Mohawk offers millions of dollars in aid to assist our students.  Below you will find out what funding including awards, bursaries and scholarships are available to you.

For domestic, full-time students, one My Mohawk Financial Assistance Profile application is needed each semester to be considered for all of our scholarships and bursaries.

Remember, even if you are an OSAP recipient, you could still be eligible for additional funding! 

Please see the available bursaries below for postsecondary students

Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women

Provides bursaries to women who are working to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training. For additional information click here.

Chaney-Ensign Bursary  

Provides bursaries to post-secondary students (of any subject) who can demonstrate financial need, and who have graduated from a publicly funded secondary school in Hamilton. Undergrad and postgrad students are eligible.

Online application form here: https://www.GrantRequest.com/SID_5831?SA=SNA&FID=35010

Application deadlines are October 1 and February 1.

 

Geritol Follies Bursary

Provides performing arts bursaries to talented and promising students who can demonstrate financial need, are students of voice, drama, dance or musical instruments and who have graduated from a publicly funded secondary school in Hamilton or Burlington. Undergrad and postgrad students are eligible.

Online application form here: https://www.GrantRequest.com/SID_5831?SA=SNA&FID=35015

Application deadline is October 1.

 

David Davis Memorial Bursary

Provides bursaries to students who can demonstrate financial need, and who are enrolled in a music program at a college, university or institution in Canada, the United States or abroad. Undergrad and postgrad students are eligible.

Online application form here: https://www.GrantRequest.com/SID_5831?SA=SNA&FID=35016

Application deadline is October 1.

 

More information about applying to each bursary and their eligibility guidelines can be found on our website at www.hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca/grants/scholarships-bursaries/

 

OSAP Grants

OSAP is Ontario’s flagship student support program, offering a mix of grants and loans to thousands of Mohawk students each year. Check out more on OSAP

Internal Mohawk Financial Supports

Tuition Assistance Bursary

Available each semester for students demonstrating financial need as reviewed by Financial Assistance

  • Students must be registered in full-time studies and remain full-time for the duration of the semester
  • meet all the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) requirements for provincial residency.
  • Must show a successful academic record

 

Ontario First Generation Bursary

The Ontario First Generation Bursary  is available to students completing their first program of study. Students must meet the following criteria:

  • be registered with a full-time course load in a Mohawk College program.
  • demonstrate successful academic standing within the program.
  • meet all the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) requirements for provincial residency.
  • a student cannot have completed a prior post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree in or outside of Canada.
  • student's Parent(s) or Guardian(s) must not have completed a post-secondary program in or outside of Canada.

    Indigenous Student Bursary

    The Indigenous Student Bursary provides aid to Indigenous students with financial need. Students must meet the following criteria:

    • be registered with a full-time course load in a Mohawk College program.
    • demonstrate successful academic standing within the program.
    • meet all the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) requirements for provincial residency.
    • have self-declared Indigenous status at Mohawk College with the Indigenous Education Student Services Centre. (IESS)

     

    Campus Student Employment Program

    • Provides job opportunities on-campus (up to 15 hours per week) for students who are registered in at least 60% of their full-time course load (40% for students with disabilities), have previous academic success and demonstrated financial need.
    • Jobs are posted on the Campus Student Employment website

     

    Emergency Help Fund

    Emergency Help Fund applications are available to assist with educational and related expenses when all other forms of assistance are exhausted. This bursary is designed to assist students who have been placed in serious financial difficulty due to sudden and unexpected situations. The application is not intended to replace other forms of assistance as students are expected to apply for OSAP, Scholarships, and Bursaries (through the My Mohawk Financial Assistance Profile) and use their own resources such as savings, earnings from employment and family income.

    Student Emergency Help Fund (Tuition Set-Aside) is a non-repayable, taxable bursary available to students showing financial need.  To be considered for the support the student must:

    • meet with a Financial Assistance Advisor at the Square, Fennell campus
    • have completed a My Mohawk Financial Assistance Profile application
    • be registered with a full-time course load in a Mohawk College program.
    • demonstrate successful academic standing within the program.
    • meet all the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) requirements for provincial residency.
    • able to provide supporting documentation if requested confirming declared expenses and resources.

    Government-Supported Bursaries

    Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD)

    Assists students with documented permanent or temporary disabilities to accommodate full-time studies at college or university. Examples of disability-related educational expenses are peer note-takers, vision aids, learning disability assessments, etc.

    • The application process starts with an interview with the educational institution's Accessible Learning Services' Case Managers (contact Accessible Learning Services), who will approve the appropriate equipment or service for the student, cost of the equipment or service and then submit the application to the Financial Assistance Office to have the funding processed for the student.
       

    For the most up-to-date information on Government Supported Bursaries, visit the OSAP Website.

    Awards - Scholarships and Bursaries

    Mohawk is committed to supporting students through Donor funded Scholarships and Bursaries. This type of financial assistance is non-repayable taxable support provided to students that meet specific donor suggested criteria.

    Awards are usually classified into two categories of a Scholarship or a Bursary. Awards may be determined by Financial Assistance/Awards or by the Academic Faculty. To be included in reviews for awards students must complete a MyMohawk Financial Assessment Profile every semester they are attending full-time.

    Award Scholarships - are financial awards based on academic achievement and alternate suggested criteria.

    Award Bursaries - assist students demonstrating financial need and alternate suggested criteria.

    Criteria established with the Donor determines the guidelines that an award determination will follow. Students apply to be included in award reviews by completing the online MyMohawk Financial Assessment Profile.  A letter must be included in that application submission for award determination review.

    Utilize the Awards Search (opens new window) to review what awards are available and the criteria used for eligibility and determination of funding.

      Self Funding

      It’s a good idea to save money from a summer job or job you hold throughout the year to help pay for your education. You can also apply to work at Mohawk with the Campus Student Employment Program.

      Your parents or other relatives might also be able to contribute to education costs.

      Another option is to consider investing savings through a bank/financial institution – so that money can earn interest – if you plan to continue your education in the future.

      Mo' Money Financial Literacy Resources

      Mo' Money supports students in becoming more confident with their finances. Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping students from all walks of life improve their money skills.  Visit Mo'Money today!

      Testimonials from Financial Assistance Recipients

      Student award recipient testimonials.