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Scholarships & Bursaries

The Assiniboine Community College Foundation raises money that goes directly to students in the form of scholarships and bursaries. Every year, there is over $300,000 available to students at Assiniboine.

Use our Awards Search Tool to find and apply for scholarships and bursaries.

Please note: The Awards Search Tool was recently updated.

Types of awards:

  1. Scholarships - based primarily on academics achievement, school or community involvement or leadership.
  2. Bursaries - based primarily on financial need

Scholarships and bursaries are categorized according to by level of study. Entrance awards are for students entering into a program (year one). Bridging awards are for students who are entering an additional year of study.

Scholarships and bursaries are available through two opportunities:

  • By Application - You must apply through the awards search tool. Take a look at the eligibility criteria for each award. 
  • By Selection - Students are selected by our staff for these awards. 


How to Apply

Use our Awards Search Tool to find and apply for scholarships and bursaries. Please refer to this helpful instructional PDF for more information on how to apply for scholarships and bursaries.


Scholarships and bursaries 

As a student, you must apply through our online awards portal.


When to Apply

Entrance students

Start searching for awards as soon as you have applied for college.

  • If you will begin your studies in September, you can apply for entrance awards between January and October of the year in which you will enter. E.g., if you plan to come to school in September 2019, you can apply for an entrance scholarship and bursaries from January 1, 2019, to October 15, 2019
  • After October 15th of your first year, you can look at bridging awards to begin applying for the following year. 


Bridging Students

Apply for these awards if you are returning to your second year of study.

  • You can apply for these awards between January 1 of your first year and October 15 of your final year.


Tips for Your Application

There are many scholarships and bursaries available to students. If you think you might be able to compete in the academic category, or you've got some volunteer or leadership experience, or you have financial need, you should apply for awards. 

Start early!

The scholarship season begins in January.

Do your research. 

Check out the current listings on our website. You can see all the scholarships, awards and bursaries that meet your profile.

Don’t underestimate yourself. 

Study the main award criteria. Does your program, year of study, and length of study qualify?  Do you meet the demographic criteria (gender, disability, equity group, etc.)? Apply for awards that match your experience and abilities. If your marks are in the average to above average category, apply for scholarships. If you’ve done some meaningful volunteering and service in the community, try for the awards that value involvement and leadership.

Get some help.

No, it’s not a sign of weakness, but an effective strategy for improving your chances of success!

  • Your guidance counsellor at school has seen many scholarship applications. Ask for suggestions on how to produce a strong application.
  • We want our students to win! The ACC Awards Office will be happy to review your application and offer suggestions.
  • Talk to your parents and friends—especially when describing your work and volunteer experience or your personal characteristics. They’ll often think of things you forgot or didn’t consider important.

Ensure your references understand the criteria of the award. 

This will help them to comment on why they think you meet the criteria.

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