Student Awards

Book an Appointment

You can book an appointment with a Student Awards Advisor using the button above.  If you need help or have questions email awards@bowvalleycollege.ca or call 403-410-1691.

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

Need help applying for Awards? 

Watch the video here.

For a list of awards for which you may qualify use the link below.

Student Awards Portal


Student awards advisors

Due to the current pandemic please email awards@bowvalleycollege.ca or call 403-410-1691 if you have questions.  You can also book an appointment with an awards advisor by clicking here.


Financial Need Bursary

Bow Valley College offers a Financial Need Bursary for eligible learners who face a financial challenge which is a barrier to completing their studies.

As of July 1, 2018 the Financial Need Bursary is available to qualified learners only one time in a 12 month period.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are enrolled in a Bow Valley College credit based program.
  • You have a proof of financial need.
  • You have exhausted all other resources for financial assistance.

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

Student Awards Portal

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
First floor, South building Campus
403-410-1439
learnersuccess@bowvalleycollege.ca
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Learner Success Services Office is only available online at the moment. 

Regular Hours
September 1 - April 28 
Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Summer Hours
April 29 to August 31
Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

  • If you are currently studying in a post-secondary program at BVC, please register for your courses via mybvc to ensure your enrolments and fees are processed appropriately.
  • Cart total based on domestic tuition rates. For information about International Tuition rates please see Fee Information
  • If you anticipate applying for a student loan, your payment will be refunded to you based on your loan award once your funding has been received by BVC.

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