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1 Administered by the Financial Aid Office

2 General Bursary Information Information about bursaries and/or scholarships is available on the Financial Aid website at: Student bursary funds are provided by the Algonquin College Foundation Office In 2006/2007 the college’s external bursary fund totaled $206, 650; in 2008/2009 the college’s external bursary fund totaled $305, 146

3 Entrance Bursary Application The Algonquin College Entrance Bursary application is sent out in a student’s college admission package called The Next Step Algonquin College is offering Entrance Bursaries to students who are enrolling in the first term of their full-time post-secondary program Students in a Diploma program will be eligible for a $500 bursary and students enrolled in a Degree program will be eligible for a bursary of $1,000 Students enrolled in Certificate programs are NOT eligible for the Entrance Bursary Entrance Bursaries are based on demonstrated financial need

4 Entrance Bursary Application Deadlines to Apply: 2009 Fall term: September 18, Winter term: January 16, 2010 Students will be notified of the Entrance Bursary decision by mail within two weeks of their applications being received at the College As the number of Entrance Bursaries is limited, it is strongly recommended that students submit their completed Entrance Bursary applications promptly to the Financial Aid Office Note: Incomplete Bursary applications will be rejected

5 Student Assistance Bursary The Financial Aid Office also administers a student need bursary program on behalf of Algonquin College called the Student Assistance Bursary Our budget for is $2,129,000 Our Office has three major Student Assistance Bursary intakes a year Fall in-take in October Winter in-take in February Spring in-take in June Applications are available on-line to all full-time students through the Algonquin College Student Information System (ACSIS)

6 Ontario First Generation Bursary The government of Ontario, Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities, Opportunities Strategy Branch has allocated funds for a bursary that is geared towards First Generation Students The bursary opportunity will provide direct financial support to students with a demonstrated financial need who are the first in their family to attend a post-secondary institution (College/University) Valued at $ per student Deadline : August 21, 2009

7 Ontario First Generation Bursary – cont’d Eligibility Criteria: You must be a student whose parents did not attend any post-secondary studies (full or part-time) You must be considered an Ontario resident (have lived in Ontario a minimum of 12 months prior to your first day of study at Algonquin College) You must be enrolled full time in the academic year You must be pursuing postsecondary education or training, which can include an apprenticeship program You must have a financial need that exceeds the value of the bursary ($1,000)

8 Ontario First Generation – cont’d You must write a one page, single spaced, typed essay about being the first generation in your family to participate in postsecondary studies and the challenges you have encountered along the way You must complete the financial need eligibility requirement on the reverse side of the application Application available at the Financial Aid Office in room C225 or

9 Sens Foundation Scholarship Program Awarded by the Honours & Awards Committee (OCSB) Maximum of 5 valued at $1000 each Student has applied to a full-time post secondary program at Algonquin College for Fall Among the criteria, student must include a summary: Strong academic achievements; Demonstrated involvement in the community; Demonstrated participation in sport activities and strong teamwork skills; Demonstrated passion for their Algonquin College field of study.

10 Scholarships once at Algonquin College Ontario International Education Opportunity Scholarship Open to Canadian students only, enrolled as a full-time post-secondary student Study overseas for a minimum of two months (including USA and Mexico) 26 placements by March 31, 2009 Dual Credit Bursary Successful completion of a dual credit course at Algonquin College and attending a full-time program (Fall 09) Algonquin College Student Bursary Program Listed in the College Handbook External and program specific

11 Financial Aid Office Contact Diane Cardinal, Bursary Administrator, Ext General office number (613) ext and website addresses: The office is located on the 2 nd floor of C building, room C225 Hours of Operation Monday to Friday – 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Extended hours during peak periods

12 Any Questions?


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