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Scholarships & Bursaries

Over $600,000 Available Each Year

Each year, Assiniboine students receive over $600,000 in the form of scholarships and bursaries. Scholarships can be based on a variety of criteria, such as academic achievement, school or community involvement, and athletics. Bursaries are based primarily on financial needs.

International students - Assiniboine has a limited number of awards for international students. Please refer to the information for international students.

How To Apply

You will find detailed lists with complete criteria, including deadlines and instructions on how to apply in the Awards Search Tool. When submitting application forms, please provide all required documentation as outlined in the individual award criteria. It is extremely important to ensure your application is complete.

Awards Search Tool

Entrance and bridging awards

Scholarships and bursaries are also categorized according to level of study:

Entrance awards

Entrance awards are for students entering into a program (year one). If you will begin your studies in September, you can start applying for entrance awards between January and December of the year in which you will enter.

Bridging awards

Bridging awards are for students who are entering an additional year of study. After January 1 of your first year of studies, you can begin applying for these awards; they will be applied to the following year of your studies.

Types of awards:


There are various types of scholarships available that are either automatically assessed or need to be applied for:

Automatic scholarships

  • Do not require a scholarship application and are instead automatically assessed based on academic program applications.
  • Numerous automatic scholarships are available, depending on the program you’re applying to and/or high school marks.
  • To be eligible for automatic scholarships, you must apply to an Assiniboine program by March 15 for consideration and assessment for the following academic year start date.

Application-based scholarships

  • Require a separate scholarship application form to be filled out and submitted.
  • These awards may also include further submissions based on the criteria of the award.
  • The deadline for these awards is July 15.

Application-based bursaries

  • Require a separate application form to be filled out and submitted.
  • These awards are assessed based on financial need.

    Looking for more information?

    Register now for a free, 45-minute Financial Aid & Awards online info session. Everyone should consider applying for financial aid—chances are you’re eligible for some support. In this session, we will help you navigate the many funding options available for your post-secondary education, including scholarships, bursaries, government student aid and other funding opportunities.


    How do I apply for a Scholarship or Bursary?

    Individuals should use the Award Search Tool to search for scholarships and bursaries they may be eligible for. You will need to create an account and complete your profile in Assiniboine’s Fuel to Learn scholarship and bursary application software before you can apply. When your account and profile is complete, you go through list of awards click Apply On-Line in bottom left corner of each award you meet the criteria for and wish to apply for.

    When should I apply?

    The Scholarship deadline is July 15th each year and bursary deadline is October 15th each year. Applications should be submitted a month or less prior to the deadline. By waiting until a month before the deadline, individuals are submitting the most current and up to date information on their application form.

    If I don’t have any registration information on MyACC, how do I complete my profile on Fuel to Learn account?

    When first completing the Fuel to Learn profile, you can use estimated expenses and resources. Please go back into your profile prior to the October 15th deadline to update your financial numbers with accurate amounts.

    Why do some awards not have an “Apply On-Line” button?

    These awards are for information only. Students do not apply for theses awards. These awards are selected by the Awards Office based on academics or by the Cougar Athletics Department.

    When will I hear if I got selected to receive an award or bursary?

    Recipients are notified via their college email address. Recipients will be notified by August 15th for scholarship applications (July 15th deadline application deadline) and by November 20th for bursary applications (October 15th application deadline)

    When will I get the money for the award or bursary I received?

    Award funds are applied directly towards the students account for the upcoming term. If tuition is paid in full, students can request a refund of the award.