Unclaimed and up for grabs: Scholarship money is waiting for you

If you’re a Sheridan student looking for a way to pay for your tuition there are scholarships and bursaries just waiting to be claimed. 

According to Scholarships Canada, every year a lot of money that could go to students is unclaimed because many students are not aware of these opportunities or don’t apply. 

This isn’t an issue at Sheridan, though. Laurie Jackson, associate registrar of Financial Aid and Awards, said, “Absolutely $0 goes unclaimed.  We award everything that we post.”

The Financial Aid and Awards Office was created the same year the school became a college in 1967. Since then, the communication between businesses, alumni, faculty and other Sheridan supporters has paved a way for many scholarships to be accessible to students in different areas. 

Jackson says, “A scholarship, like a bursary, is usually a monetary gift that does not require repayment, as long as the student maintains the required enrolment in their program of study.”

And, it’s simple to apply. If you’re a Sheridan student, all you have to do is go to Access Sheridan > myStudentCentre > Finances > Online Award Application. 

Andreea Popa is a second-year systems analyst student at Sheridan who applied for a grant. She said, “It took around five minutes to do the general application, I just needed to get the necessary documents beforehand. Once I had these documents, everything else was a breeze.” She will soon receive $750 from Sheridan.

To ensure you have the highest chances of receiving a scholarship, Jackson had this advice,

  • Read the eligibility criteria for each award and be sure that you meet all the eligibility criteria
  • Submit the application in full by the deadline to apply
  • Provide all required supporting documentation (e.g., letters of reference, high school transcripts) with the application.

Sheridan has many different scholarships and bursaries open to a variety of students. Here are some quick links you can access for more opportunities: 

There are also external scholarships are available for students:

Take the time to apply and, who knows, maybe you’ll be the next recipient of a scholarship.