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Don't miss out on our new fall bursaries at Centennial College

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When focusing on success in college, you don't want to spend too much time worrying about your finances. That's why Centennial College has a broad variety of bursaries that can give you debt-free cash to help finance your education. Bursaries are there to help students pay for school, and you don't have to repay them. If you're attending Centennial this September, and are a full-time student, there's a number of new bursaries opening up this August. Now's the time to claim some of that cash!

How do I make sure I can get these?

First, you need to make sure you complete and submit your Scholarships and Bursaries Questionnaire. If you haven't yet completed it, you could be losing out on opportunities to help fund your education. As soon as you get your fee statement, you'll be emailed an invitation and information about the questionnaire. It's online, it's about 14-16 questions long, and it takes five minutes to complete.

Once you get your invitation to complete the questionnaire, you can sign into myCentennial to access it. The purpose of the questionnaire is to identify your needs based on the responses to the questions, and determine what bursaries you're eligible for. Don't think any of these questions apply to you? Fill it out anyway, because there are still things like general bursaries and book bursaries that you can apply for once it's completed and submitted.

Once the questionnaire is submitted and a bursary comes up that matches with the survey, you'll be sent emails in advance of a bursary becoming available, inviting you to apply. All the information you need will be sent to your myCentennial email address, so be sure to check it often to make sure you don't miss any opportunities.

Here's a quick look at what's opening up this August.

Bursaries opening the week of August 15, 2016

  • Next Step to Career Success Bursary: 25 bursaries at $2,500 to first semester students enrolled in a full-time Ministry-approved program
  • The Story of Your Success Bursary: 25 bursaries at $2,500 to first semester students enrolled in a full-time Ministry-approved program
  • Your Success is Our Business Bursary: 25 bursaries at $2,500 to first semester students enrolled in a full-time Ministry-approved program
  • Engineered to Succeed Bursary: 25 bursaries at $2,500 to first semester students enrolled in a full-time Ministry-approved program
  • Road to Success Bursary: 25 bursaries at $2,500 to first semester students enrolled in a full-time Ministry-approved program
  • Life-Changing Careers Bursary: 25 bursaries at $2,500 to first semester students enrolled in a full-time Ministry-approved program
  • Taste of Success Bursary: 25 bursaries at $2,500 to first semester students enrolled in a full-time Ministry-approved program

More bursaries coming in August 2016

  • CCAG-Book Bursary: 1000 bursaries at $500 each for textbooks and uniforms
  • Story Arts Centre Equipment & Supplies Bursary: 60 at $500 each for Story Arts Centre students
  • Women in Non-Traditional Program Bursary: 15 at $500 each for eligible female students
  • First In My Family Entrance Bursary: 100 at $1,000 each if your parent(s) did not go to College or University
  • The Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education Bursary, 20 bursaries at $1,000 each to students of Aboriginal descent

Still have questions?

For more information, you can visit Financial Aid, email financialaidquestions@centennialcollege.ca or call 416 289-5300.

By Anthony Geremia