Northern College is dedicated to providing free money to many students who are studying with us. This is done with a large number of scholarships, bursaries and awards to students like you, allowing you to successfully get a college education while greatly reducing the cost of doing so. Thanks to the generosity of our donors who give money to help fund and support students like you, Northern College offers about half a million dollars each year in financial support to students during the Fall and Winter semesters as well as graduation. You are encouraged to apply for scholarships, bursaries and awards when you study with us!

There are 3 Ways to Access our Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

1) Apply Online
You can apply online for a long list of scholarships, bursaries and awards in both the Fall and Winter semester of any academic year. The application system opens on the first day of regular post-secondary (college) classes in September and in January and then closes about three weeks later on the last Friday of the month.

To be considered for an award:
1. Review the list.
2. Decide on which ones you want to/can apply for.
3. Apply on time.

Here is the list of scholarships, bursaries and awards:

See something you would like to apply for? Wait for the system to open and complete the online application here.

Want to know more?
To help learn how to fill out the online application, here are some step-by-step instructions:

Online Application Instructions - Word
Online Application Instructions - PDF

Do you have any other questions about awards at Northern? Please reach out to us at the addresses below:

Haileybury Campus |
Kirkland Lake Campus |
Moosonee Campus |
Timmins Campus |

2) Get Nominated
You can be nominated for an award at Northern without applying. Faculty and staff of the College also select outstanding students who make an impact to win scholarships, bursaries and awards.Stand out from the crowd, help classmates, make it to class, try your hardest, and do good things in the college, in your class, and in the community to help increase your chances of being chosen.

List of All Bursaries

3) Apply to External Funding Sources
Everyone loves students like you and want to support you. When we hear about another organizations offering awards and/or scholarships to recognize and assist students, we’ll let you know!

List of External Bursaries

Want to learn more?
Explore even more opportunities that are available out there by going online and doing a search of external funding supports. Good luck and hope we can send a cheque your way to help you pay for college!
IF YOU WIN: You will receive a call or email from your campus Financial Aid Officer if you have won a scholarship, bursary or award from Northern College before an award ceremony so that you can attend in person. The event takes an hour, and you will receive your cheque, your award, and have a nice photo taken of you to show the ones you love. If you can’t make it in person, we will mail you your money. There will be snacks and refreshments at the award ceremony and maybe the person who donated the money to help you succeed will be there to present the scholarship, bursary or award to you. We will call out your name and welcome you to the stage. If you have received one or multiple scholarships, bursaries or awards, you will receive a T4A tax receipt in the mail in February for tax purposes. This receipt will also be uploaded to CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) and will include the total amount you received in awards for the year.

Thank you for applying to an award with us! We may publish your name when we announce the winners so we can share in your success and celebrate you. This is true if you are nominated by a faculty member, as well, for a scholarship, bursary or award with the College. If you do not wish to have your name shared, it is very important that you let your Financial Aid Officer know right away in writing so that we can remove it from any advertising related to this program. Thank you for your understanding and good luck!
Want to talk to us directly about scholarships, bursaries and awards?
Feel free to call Nicole Gingras, Northern College Development Officer at 705-235-7210