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 (60% course load) 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.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 1st, 2020
APPLICATION FORM: Please click HERE to print off the 2020-2021 Entrance Scholarship Application form.

Application-Based Scholarships:

Aaron Lowe Scholarship– 1 scholarship valued at $500

  • Open to all NWC students who express their opinions through the arts.
  • One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student.
  • Applicants must submit a portfolio: written, audio, or visual. Submissions can include an essay, poetry, short stories, music, art, dance, or other form of art.

Battlefords Adult Education Committee Scholarship– 1 scholarship valued at $500

  • Open to all NWC students who have had at least a three-year break from the K-12 system.
  • One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student.
  • Applicants must submit a brief essay explaining their decision to enroll in a post-secondary program and discuss their plans upon completion of their program.
  • With the exception of student loans, students receiving financial support are not eligible to receive this scholarship.

Kanaweyimik Child & Family Services, Inc. Scholarship 1 scholarship valued at $500

  • Open to Battlefords Campus students who enrolled in a community services program.
  • One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student.
  • Applicants must maintain a high academic standing and must be enrolled in a program relating to Human Services and Community Safety.
  • Applicants must submit an essay demonstrating how their career choice will benefit children of the community.

North Battleford Elks Lodge #369 Scholarship – 1 scholarship valued at $1000

  • Open to all NWC students who are entering a full-time university or skills training program.
  • One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student.
  • Applicants must submit an essay outlining the benefits experienced through personally participating in community and/or school activities, and discussing career plans and future goals.

NWC Adult Education Scholarship1 scholarship valued at $500

  • Open to all graduates of NWC’s Adult 10 or 12 program who are pursuing further post-secondary studies or training at NWC.
  • One $500 scholarship will be awarded to one student based on merit.

NWC Board of Governors Scholarship– 1 scholarship valued at $750

  • Open to all NWC students.
  • One $750 scholarship will be awarded to one student.
  • Applicants must submit an essay outlining contributions made to non-profit organizations, school associations, service clubs, or similar community-based organizations over the past five years, and express a commitment to remain in their community and continue volunteering.
  • Recipient of this scholarship will not be eligible for any other merit based scholarships (Excluding Choose NWC).

Stan Wychopen Memorial Battlefords Business Excellence (BBEX) Scholarship1 scholarship valued at $2,000

  • Deadline for Application: October 1, 2020   Click Here for the BBEX Scholarship Application Form
  • Open to all NWC students who have graduated from a high school in the Battlefords in the last three years and who are registered in a business related program at NWC.
  • Applicants must complete a BBEX application form, available from the Battlefords Campus front desk or Battlefords Chamber of Commerce office.
  • Recipient of this award will be invited to attend the 2020 BBEX Awards night.
  • This scholarship is made possible by the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship program.

Walker Wood Foundation Scholarship – 4 scholarship valued at $8000

  • Open to all NWC students enrolled in a Health Care program. Preference will be given to the Psychiatric Nursing and Practical Nursing Programs.
  • Four $2000 scholarships will be awarded to four 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):

Gold Eagle Lodge Scholarship – 1 scholarship valued at $1,000

  • Open to Battlefords Campus students who enrolled full-time in the Business or Office Administration program.
  • One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student based on merit.

The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group North Battleford/Meadow Lake Division Scholarship – 2 scholarships valued at $1,500 each

  • Open to a Battlefords Campus and a Meadow Lake Campus students who are enrolled full-time in a Business program.
  • Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to a student based on merit.
  • This scholarship is made possible by the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship program.

Ultra Print Scholarship – 1 scholarship valued at $2,000

  • Open to Battlefords 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 who is under thirty years of age as of the program commencement date.
  • This scholarship is made possible by the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship program.

Redhead Equipment Outstanding Student Scholarship – 1 scholarships each valued at $2,000

  • Open to Meadow Lake Campus students who are enrolled in a full-time Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport Technician Program.
  • One student will be awarded $2,000 each based on merit.
  • Priority will be given to Redhead Equipment employees attending classes at NWC’s Meadow Lake Campus.
  • This scholarship is made possible by the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship program.

Rotary Club of the Battlefords Scholarship – 2 scholarships each valued at $1,000

  • Open to all NWC students
  • One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student with the highest marks enrolling in a vocation/technical program with a diploma or certificate accreditation.
  • One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student with the highest marks in a full-time university program.

North West Career Development Partnership Try-a-Trade Scholarship – 1 scholarship valued at $1000

  • Open to all NWC students who are enrolled full-time in a trades program at North West College.
  • One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student based on merit.
  • Student must have attended a school that was involved in Try-a-Trade in the past two years.

Choose North West College Awards:

Choose North West College Awards are presented to full-time students (60% course load) entering a North West College institute credit or university program. Students entering an institute credit program must have applied by August 1 to be eligible for Choose North West College Awards. Students entering a university program must have completed their visiting student form by August 1 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.

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

Completion scholarships are presented to students (60% course load) completing a certificate, diploma or degree entirely through the North West College. 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.

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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