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Centennial COVID-19 Relief Bursary

Centennial COVID-19 Relief Bursary

Applications are closed.

We know that the COVID–19 pandemic has had a dramatic financial impact on many people, particularly students, and has resulted in lost wages or unplanned expenses.

The COVID-19 Relief Bursary will provide eligible students with some relief, notably to purchase food and/or to purchase internet access in order to engage in learning at a distance.


You are eligible if, between March 16 and April 17, you were enrolled in a Ministry-approved program (full-time or part-time) at Centennial College and experienced one or both of the following:

  • Lost income, either from your employment or from the employment of a family member you are financially dependent on.
  • The need to purchase internet access for your courses online.

Before you begin your application, please have the following ready for upload and input:

  • A Record of Employment or letter (from your employer or the employer for the family member that you are being supported by) that confirms lost wages between March 16 and April 17.           
  • Internet bill as evidence that purchase was required in March or April for learning at a distance.
  • Due to COVID-19 social distancing, bursaries will be awarded via direct deposit to your Canadian bank account. Have your banking information available to submit online at the time of application.

Login to myCentennial and access the application

The COVID-19 Relief Bursary is just one part of many College supports (from counselling and advising, through to learning strategies and tutoring) that are now offered online for your needs. These can all be found conveniently on our Student Success Resource webpage.

In addition, you may have access to additional funding available through Employment Insurance or the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). We encourage you to visit the websites and engage with their forums for further information.