Learner Success Services

Scholarships and bursaries

Our student awards program supports students' success. We offer financial help and recognize accomplishments in a learner's journey.

What do we do?

With over 300 awards, scholarships, and bursaries supported by our generous donors, the Awards program promotes affordable learning with a holistic approach centered on:

  • Financial need assistance
  • Academic achievement and excellence
  • Financial literacy coaching
  • Academic tutoring
  • Leadership, community involvement, and volunteering
  • Career and personal growth
  • Overall student success and experience through their Bow Valley College journey
For a list of awards for which you may qualify, and to apply, click here.

Student awards advisors

The student awards advisor is available by appointment to meet with learners to discuss their awards applications and emergency bursary needs. To make an appointment, please use the following contact information:

Learner Success Services, South Campus, First Floor

Academic and financial need bursaries

Bow Valley College offers academic aid bursaries for eligible learners who face a financial or academic challenge which is a barrier to their studies. Bursaries are included but not limited to technology software, hardware, and tutoring services.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are enrolled in a Bow Valley College credit based program.
  • You would benefit from academic aid to be successful in your program.
  • You have a financial need.

If you're eligible, log in to the student awards portal and complete the financial need bursary application.

When can I apply?

The Financial Need Bursary application is available all year. Applications are reviewed weekly.
To prepare for your appointment with a Student Awards Advisor please review this checklist.

Entrance awards

Bow Valley College offers entrance awards to assist learners who have completed a high school diploma in Alberta and are entering a certificate or diploma program at the College for the first time.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have no previous post-secondary education experience.
  • You have been accepted into a certificate or diploma program.
  • You are registered with a full-time course load.
  • You have financial need.

Log in to the student awards portal and complete your profile form. Once you have registered for your courses with a full-time course load, you will be matched to eligible awards, including entrance awards. Complete the required tasks for each award within the deadline.

When can I apply?

Applications are available in February, May, and October. Applications are closed one month prior to the start of each semester.

Types of entrance awards

Indigenous financial assistance

Bow Valley College encourages Indigenous learners (First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and non-status) to pursue and complete a program at the College.

Types of financial assistance are as follows:
  • Emergency food and transportation
  • Education support
  • Professional development
Bursaries and scholarships available are as follows:

Contact us

Learner Success Services

345 - 6 Avenue SE
South Campus, First Floor


Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.


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