Funding & Scholarships

North West College has one of the most competitive scholarship programs among the Saskatchewan Regional College system.  Through the generous support of our corporate and individual benefactors, thousands of dollars are awarded annually to reduce the financial burden of those who choose to pursue their education with North West College. The Government of Saskatchewan also contributes a significant amount of funding through the Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunities Scholarship Program, which matches the funds raised by post-secondary institutions through private sector and community-based partners.

Awards are commonly selected based on academic achievement or financial need and often a combination of the two.  The criteria for selection of an award can also include volunteer or involvement with in your communities and schools. In the 2019-20 academic year, over $115,000 was awarded to our students. Please read the application form to determine which awards you can apply for.

Choose NWC Scholarships


"CHOOSE NWC" SCHOLARSHIPS

You are automatically considered for a “Choose NWC” Entrance Scholarship when you apply to a full-time institute credit or university program before August 1st 2020. You must pay your $35 application fee and submit your most current transcripts for your application to be considered. Scholarship award amounts range from $200 to $3000 and are based on you entrance academic average.

Students entering an institute credit program must have applied by August 1st  to be eligible for Choose North West College Awards. Students entering a university program must have completed their visiting student form by August 1st to be eligible for Choose North West College Awards.

The College reserves the right to make exceptions to the August 1st deadline if a program for the current academic year is announced late.

  1. Choose Excellence Award (valued at minimum of $1,000) – An award for candidates who demonstrate an academic coverage academic average of 90% or higher. A corporate-sponsored Choose Excellence award will be awarded to a student with the highest academic average even if the average is below 90%.
  2. Choose Outstanding Award (valued at minimum $500) – An award for candidates who demonstrate an academic average between 80% and 89.99%.
  3. Choose NWC Award (valued at minimum $200) – An award for candidates who academic averages are below 80%. Subject to availability of funds, students with highest academic averages within this category will be targeted. Students entering with a GED or under the ‘Special Admission’ category may be considered for Choose NWC Award.

Meadow Lake Co-op Choose Excellence Scholarship – 1 scholarship valued at $2,000

  • Open to Meadow Lake Campus students enrolled full-time in a university or skills training program.
  • One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student based on merit.
  • This scholarship is made possible by the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship program.

Meadow Lake Kinsmen Club Choose Excellence Scholarship – 1 scholarship valued at $2,000

  • Open to Meadow Lake Campus students who are enrolled in a full-time university or skills training program.
  • One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student based on merit.
  • This scholarship is made possible by the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship program.

Meadow Lake Lions Club Choose Excellence Scholarship – 1 scholarship valued at $2,000

  • Open to Meadow Lake Campus students who are enrolled in a full-time university or skills training program.
  • One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student based on merit.
  • This scholarship is made possible by the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship program.

PineRidge Ford Choose Excellence Scholarship – 1 scholarship valued at $2,000

  • Open to Meadow Lake Campus students who are enrolled in a full-time university or skills training program.
  • One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student based on merit.
  • This scholarship is made possible by the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship program.

Sobeys Choose Excellence Scholarship – 1 scholarship valued at $3,000

  • Open to Battlefords Campus students who are enrolled in a full-time university or skills training program.
  • One $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student based on merit.
  • This scholarship is made possible by the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship program.

Entrance Scholarships

 

Entrance Scholarships

Students who are entering their first year of full-time studies in university or skills training (business, community services, health care, trades, etc.) at North West College in the fall are invited to apply for Entrance Scholarships. Students must meet the specific requirements for each scholarship in order to be considered.

Terms and Conditions:

By accepting a scholarship the recipient hereby irrevocably grant to North West College perpetually, exclusively, and for all media throughout the world (including print, non-theatrical, home video, internet, and any other electronic medium presently in existence or invented in the future), the right to use and incorporate (alone or together with other materials), in whole or in part, photographs or video footage taken of the recipient as a result of my participation in this scholarship process at North West College. The recipient agrees to not bring or consent to others bringing claim or action against North West College on the grounds that anything contained in the property, or in the advertising and publicity used in connection herewith, is defamatory, reflects adversely on the recipient, violates any other right whatsoever, including, without limitation, rights of privacy and publicity. The recipient hereby releases North West College, its governors, officers, successors and assigns from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, causes of actions, suits, costs, expenses, liabilities, and damages whatsoever that the recipient may hereafter have against the College in connection with the property. As a stipulation of this release, the recipient also grant North West College permission to share his/her name, civic address, email and phone number with the scholarship donor(s) exclusively. The recipients information will not be shared with any additional third party without express written consent. The recipient also consents to the release and exclusive use of any intellectual property presented in his/her scholarship application to the donor(s) for use in perpetuity.

Scholarship Applications: 

Please click HERE to print off the 2020-2021 Entrance Scholarship Application form.
Please click HERE to print off the 2020 BBEX Scholarship Application Form

  

Completion Scholarships


COMPLETION SCHOLARSHIPS

NOTE: The Completion Scholarship Application will be available the first week of February 2021

* All applicants must have submitted a scholarship application to North West College by March 15th, 2021 to be considered.

Application based completion scholarships are presented to students (60% course load) completing a certificate, diploma or degree entirely through North West College. A student may only receive this award once. Each award description will list any additional eligibility requirements. All eligible students who have applied to programs that conclude between July 1st and June 30th of the current academic year, can apply for these awards. Other terms and conditions may apply. North West College reserves the right to make changes as deemed necessary, including cancellation of particular awards.

Battle River Treaty 6 Health Scholarship– valued at $500

  • Open to all NWC students who are successfully completing a program leading towards a career in a health-related field.
  • One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student with the highest academic average.
  • Priority will be given to a member of Battle River Treaty 6 Health member First Nations – Little Pine, Lucky Man, Moosomin, Mosquito, Poundmaker, Red Pheasant, and Sweetgrass.

BUH Foundation Health Care Scholarship– valued at $500

  • Open to Battlefords Campus students who are registered in a health related, full-time skills training program.
  • Students eligible to apply for this scholarship will be notified when applications are accepted.
  • Applicants must submit an essay that demonstrates leadership and a commitment to remain in the community after training.
  • A letter of support from the program instructor must be submitted discussing the applicant’s class and college participation.
  • The recipient will not have received a BUH Foundation Scholarship within the past two years.
    • Applicants must show promise in a career as a Continuing Care Assistant.

This application will be considered through consultation with the CCA instructor.

Walker Wood Foundation Scholarships – 2 scholarships with a total value of $4,000

  • Open to all NWC students graduating from a Community Services program.
  • Two $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to two students.
  • Eligible students must:
    • Not be funded (Does not include funding sources with the expectation of reimbursement including student loans)
    • Be a Canadian Citizen
    • Be in good standing with the College
    • Provide a letter of rationale, not exceeding 300 words, outlining why you should be considered for this award. The rationale should include financial need, career goals, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.
  • This scholarship is made possible by the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship program.

Merit-Based Scholarships (application not required)

Merit-based completion scholarships are presented to full-time students (60% course load) who have successfully completed a North West College post-secondary program for the first time. A student may only receive this award once. Other terms and conditions may apply. North West College reserves the right to make changes as deemed necessary, including cancellation of particular awards. These Donor Scholarships are also merit-based scholarships and do not require an application form. The College will consider students in all eligible programs that ended between July 1 and June 30 of that academic year.

All eligible students, except for university students, are automatically considered for the merit-based scholarships. University students must submit a copy of their most recent transcript and social insurance number to the Student Services Coordinator.

Jason Vany Memorial Scholarship –valued at $1,000

  • Open to all NWC students who successfully completed a program at North West College.
  • Students must be nominated by a North West College employee.
  • In keeping with the spirit of the late Jason Vany, nominees must exemplify the characteristics of quiet leadership, integrity, adaptability, compassion, humour and dedication

LVSchell Construction Management Outstanding Student Scholarships – 2 scholarships with a total value of $4,000

  • Open to all NWC students who successfully graduate from the Hairstylist or Practical Nursing Programs at the Battlefords Campus.
  • Student must be full-time
  • 2 x $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who are well-rounded and combine distinguished talents with character, leadership potential, and perseverance.
  • This scholarship is made possible by the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship Program.

North Battleford Firefighters Local 1756 Scholarship – valued at $1000

  • Open to all NWC students who are enrolled full time in a Health Care program.
  • One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student based on merit.

Pat Bacon Memorial Bursary – valued at $600

  • Open to Meadow Lake Campus students who successfully complete the Office Administration or Business program while facing adversity and through perseverance.

Presidents Achievement Scholarships – 20 scholarships with a total value of $30,000

  • Open to all NWC students who successfully graduate from an institute credit program from North West College.
  • Students can be full time or part time
  • 20 x $1500 scholarships will be awarded to students based on the following criteria:
    • Student displays leadership with in the classroom and college
    • Student possesses the qualities and characteristics of a respectable citizen
    • Student must be in good standing
    • Preference will be given to students completing the North West College Community Builders Leadership Award Program.

This scholarship is made possible by the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship Program.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By accepting a scholarship the recipient hereby irrevocably grant to North West College perpetually, exclusively, and for all media throughout the world (including print, non-theatrical, home video, internet, and any other electronic medium presently in existence or invented in the future), the right to use and incorporate (alone or together with other materials), in whole or in part, photographs or video footage taken of the recipient as a result of my participation in this scholarship process at North West College. The recipient agrees to not bring or consent to others bringing claim or action against North West College on the grounds that anything contained in the property, or in the advertising and publicity used in connection herewith, is defamatory, reflects adversely on the recipient, violates any other right whatsoever, including, without limitation, rights of privacy and publicity. The recipient hereby releases North West College, its governors, officers, successors and assigns from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, causes of actions, suits, costs, expenses, liabilities, and damages whatsoever that the recipient may hereafter have against the College in connection with the property. As a stipulation of this release, the recipient also grant North West College permission to share his/her name, civic address, email and phone number with the scholarship donor(s) exclusively. The recipient’s information will not be shared with any additional third party without express written consent. The recipient also consents to the release and exclusive use of any intellectual property presented in his/her scholarship application to the donor(s) for use in perpetuity.

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Saskatchewan Student Loans & Grants


Saskatchewan Student Loans & Grants

Programs at North West College are eligible for provincial and federal student loans.

Student loan applications are available at Saskatchewan Student Loans website or in person from at North West College. Student loans take 4 to 6 weeks to process so apply early. 

For more information on student loans or how to apply, contact the North West College Registrars Office at 306-937-5105. 

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