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 2018-19 academic year, nearly $100,000 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.

Award

Academic Average

Scholarship Value

Choose Excellence

90%+

$1,000+

Choose Outstanding

80% - 89.99%

$500

Choose NWC

Below 80%

$200

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

Scholarship Applications: 

Applications will be available July 2020

nORTH WEST COLLEGE CELEBRATES THE 2019 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS 

 

Completion Scholarships


Application Based Scholarships (application required)

* All applicants must have submitted a scholarship application to North West College by either March 15, 2020 or March 27, 2020 to be considered. Please see scholarship deadlines below. 

Application based completion scholarships are presented to students (60% course load) completing a certificate, diploma or degree entirely through the 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.

INNOVATION CREDIT UNION COMMUNITY INNOVATOR'S SCHOLARSHIP4 scholarships with a total value of $8, 000

  • Open to all NWC students who are successfully completing a post-secondary program
  • Four $2, 000 scholarships will be awarded
  • This scholarship is made possible by the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship Program

For more criteria and to apply for the Innovation Credit Union Community Innovator's Scholarship: CLICK HERE   (deadline: May 31, 2020)

 

Battle River Treaty 6 Health Scholarshipvalued 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.

To apply for the Battle River Treaty 6 Health Scholarship: CLICK HERE   (deadline: March 15, 2020)

 

BUH Foundation Health Care Scholarshipvalued 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.

To apply for the BUH Foundation Health Care Scholarship: CLICK HERE   (deadline: March 15, 2020)

 

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.

HRO Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarships – 2 scholarships with a total value of $5,000

  • Open to all NWC students who successfully graduate from the Office Administration or Business Program at the Battlefords Campus.
  • Student must be full-time
  • 2 x $2,500 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.

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

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 $800

  • 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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