Scholarships are for everyone

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Scholarships, bursaries and awards can significantly change your university experience. As a student applying to universities, be sure to research the scholarships out there. Following a few key tips could change your life!

1. Check if an application is required.

For example at the University of Guelph-Humber, every high school applicant is automatically considered for our Renewable Entrance Scholarship, but our Founders’ Academic Merit Scholarship requires an application.

2. Check deadlines.

Our Founders’ Academic Merit Scholarship has a deadline of January 25. Make sure you apply to all the scholarships at the schools you are interested in by their deadlines as you may not have selected your top school yet.

3. What qualifications are required?

Scholarships are typically merit based while bursaries look at demonstrated financial need. Our Renewable Entrance Scholarship offers rewards starting at a 75% admission average. Our Founders’ Academic Merit Scholarship recognizes leadership and high academic achievement.

4. Check for renewability.

Many university scholarships are only offered for first year, while others can continue/renew. Our Renewable Entrance Scholarship has renewal amounts ($1,000 to $4,000) each year. Another benefit of our Renewable Entrance Scholarship is you are eligible to renew for three years after admission.

“I am eternally grateful to have stumbled upon the Founders’ scholarship the evening it was due! In the application, I shared the volunteer work I enjoyed doing throughout high school—from clubs and councils, to sports teams, tournaments and work with nonprofits—why it was important and how these experiences shaped the person I am today,” explains Lauren Abela.

“Being chosen as a Founders’ recipient can only be described as life changing. It meant I wouldn’t have to work so much and could instead focus my time on studying, learning and experiencing. It also proved that my volunteer work did not go unnoticed and is appreciated.”

Lauren is a fourth-year Psychology student at the University of Guelph-Humber. Lauren received the Founders’ Academic Merit Scholarship and additional scholarships and awards adding up to a potential total of more than $36,000!

Our scholarship program aims to reward academic success AND ease the financial stress of tuition. Fund your university education with a combination of scholarships, bursaries and other incourse awards. At UofGH, you will earn an honours degree and a college diploma, more than the typical four-year honours degree program. Choose from seven focused programs—Business, Community Social Services, Early Childhood Studies, Justice Studies, Kinesiology, Media & Communication Studies and Psychology.

Make your success happen with the University of Guelph-Humber, guelphhumber.ca/futurestudents.