Award guidelines

Scholarships and bursaries are available for students registered in a credit program. You must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a landed immigrant to apply. International students are eligible for certain awards.

 

Students with disabilities:

You're considered a full-time student if you are:

  • On a reduced course load approved by the Alberta Government
  • Taking a modified course load approved by the College

Award types

  • Scholarship: an award usually given in recognition of excellence in academic achievement (other criteria or conditions may apply).
  • Bursary: an award given on the basis of financial need (other criteria or conditions may apply).
  • Award: any financial help or payment (grant, loan, scholarship, bursary, or prize).
  • Prize: an award given to a student in recognition of a significant accomplishment — prizes may include books, plaques, medals, subscriptions, or cash).
 
The following are eligibility criteria for awards:
  • A domestic student is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or landed immigrant.
  • An Indigenous student includes all Indigenous designations.
  • Full-time scholarships and bursaries are for students taking a full-time course load at the application deadline.
  • Part-time scholarships and bursaries are for students taking a part-time course load at the application deadline.
The following are definitions of terms often used in relation to awards:
  • Alumni: students who have graduated or completed their program goal.
  • Application: students complete an electronic application form available at bvcawards.ca.
  • Award: any financial help or payment (grant, loan, scholarship, bursary or prize).
  • Bursary:an award given on the basis of financial need (other criteria or conditions may apply).
  • Enrolled: registered at Bow Valley College and going to classes.
  • Entrance scholarships and bursaries: For students who have applied to a full or part-time credit based program for the first time. Also for students registered in a certificate or diploma program for the first time.
  • In-course scholarships and bursaries: for students registered in a full-time or part-time credit-based program.
  • Nomination: when faculty or student services staff recommend a student for an award — nominations are based on academic achievement, in class leadership, or financial need.
  • Reduced course load: students not taking a full course load, but approved for full-time funding — this must be with the recommendation of a medical professional.
  • Registered: a student enrolled in Bow Valley College courses.
  • Scholarship: an award usually given in recognition of excellence in academic achievement (other criteria or conditions may apply).
 

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