Student Awards Night

picture of the Centennial College Student Awards Night event


Every March, Centennial College recognizes its scholarship recipients and the generous donors who support them with a grand dinner and presentation. On March 7 and 8, Centennial students, donors, employees and volunteers celebrated our most successful year ever for philanthropic scholarships and awards at the 2016 Student Awards Night. The gala event, hosted by CBC News Network anchor Suhana Meharchand, was so large that it was spread over two evenings in order to disburse the record 399 scholarships totalling more than $430,000.

Centennial's Impact Campaign is making its mark with strong growth year over year, given that there were 270 awards totalling $250,000 last year. The funds are a compelling incentive for students, especially for those who face endemic barriers to higher education. Among the newly established funds in 2016 are the WJ Pallett Scholarship, Samsung Electronics and the Baking Association of Canada – Ontario Region Scholarship.

Impact is the largest ever fundraising campaign in Centennial’s 50-year history. Fittingly, the fundraising goal is $50 million, which is directed to student scholarships and college capital projects.


Student Awards Night 2017 is set to take place on March 27 and 28.

Photos from Student Awards Night 2016

Pictures from the Centennial College Student Awards Night 2016