Award guidelines

Find out what the difference is between types of awards and see the eligibility criteria. You'll also find definitions of the terms we use.


Award guidelines

Scholarships and bursaries are available for students registered in a credit program. You must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a landed immigrant to apply. International students are eligible for certain awards.

 

Students with disabilities:

You're considered a full-time student if you are:

  • On a reduced course load approved by the Alberta Government
  • Taking a modified course load approved by the College

Award types

  • Scholarship: an award usually given in recognition of excellence in academic achievement (other criteria or conditions may apply).
  • Bursary: an award given on the basis of financial need (other criteria or conditions may apply).
  • Award: any financial help or payment (grant, loan, scholarship, bursary, or prize).
  • Prize: an award given to a student in recognition of a significant accomplishment — prizes may include books, plaques, medals, subscriptions, or cash).
 
The following are eligibility criteria for awards:
  • A domestic student is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or landed immigrant.
  • An Indigenous student includes all Indigenous designations.
  • Full-time scholarships and bursaries are for students taking a full-time course load at the application deadline.
  • Part-time scholarships and bursaries are for students taking a part-time course load at the application deadline.
The following are definitions of terms often used in relation to awards:
  • Alumni: students who have graduated or completed their program goal.
  • Application: students complete an electronic application form available at bvcawards.ca.
  • Award: any financial help or payment (grant, loan, scholarship, bursary or prize).
  • Bursary:an award given on the basis of financial need (other criteria or conditions may apply).
  • Enrolled: registered at Bow Valley College and going to classes.
  • Entrance scholarships and bursaries: For students who have applied to a full or part-time credit based program for the first time. Also for students registered in a certificate or diploma program for the first time.
  • In-course scholarships and bursaries: for students registered in a full-time or part-time credit-based program.
  • Nomination: when faculty or student services staff recommend a student for an award — nominations are based on academic achievement, in class leadership, or financial need.
  • Reduced course load: students not taking a full course load, but approved for full-time funding — this must be with the recommendation of a medical professional.
  • Registered: a student enrolled in Bow Valley College courses.
  • Scholarship: an award usually given in recognition of excellence in academic achievement (other criteria or conditions may apply).
 

Contact us

Learner Success Services

345 - 6 Avenue SE
South Campus, First Floor
403-410-1440
learnersuccess@bowvalleycollege.ca

Hours

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

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