Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

Investing in you and your future to support your education financially is an important step to your success!  

Northern College has one of the highest number of scholarships, bursaries and awards per student in the province. 

We are excited about the support we provide to our students, thanks to the generosity of our donors who are standing by to help you succeed in your studies through their giving! 

You don’t have to be at the top of your class academically to win scholarships with us. 

We have awards for every student, including domestic, international, Indigenous, full-time, part-time, first year, upcoming graduates and everyone in between. 


We believe in you!  

Over 500 scholarships, bursaries and awards are available to Northern College students annually. 

Close to 1,000 Northern College students receive scholarships, bursaries, and awards every year. 

$700,000+ is awarded in scholarships, bursaries and awards to Northern College students annually thanks to the generosity of our donors. 

How to Apply

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 classes in September and in January and closes three weeks later on the last Friday of the month.

Join us for a live virtual session with the Financial Aid Officers (FAO’s) via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 1:30pm – 2:30pm where you will be provided with a step-by-step demonstration on how to complete your application in real time with the ability to ask questions. No registration is required. Click here to join the session.

If you can’t join the live session, our how-to video may help or you can always contact our Financial Aid Officers for further support.

Notes for the Online Application Portal:  Please ensure that your social insurance number (SIN) on record with the college. You will know if it isn’t on file with us when you attempt to log into the application system. A message will come up on the screen telling you that your SIN number is required. If your SIN is not on file with us, you can do so in your account of the Student Portal. Please wait one hour after the change has been made to re-enter the application system. If your address is not up-to-date in the online application system, you can update this at anytime by logging into your account in the Student Portal and selecting “My Contact Info” in the left hand navigation menu.

If you experience any difficulties or 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 |

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!

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.

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

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!

Fall 2021 Award Recipients


Thank You, Donors!

Our Fall Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards recipients have written thank you notes, taken celebratory photos, and even created videos to show their gratitude to donors for the financial support they have received for their studies.

We are so excited to show how much this financial support means to students and to thank our donors for making this possible!

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

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