Apply for bursaries!
Fanshawe College offers many different kinds of bursaries at varying levels of study. Click the "Search and apply for bursaries" button below to find the ones that are most relevant to you. You will need your Fanshawe username and password to apply.
BEFORE YOU APPLY: Please be aware that bursaries are different from scholarships and have different application processes. To learn the difference between bursaries and scholarships, please watch our YouTube video explaining this.
Bursaries for the Winter 2021 semester will open beginning on January 25, 2021.
Financial Aid bursaries
The following bursaries are administered by Financial Aid and are subject to the availability of funding each year:
Applications open starting June 15, 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Entrance bursaries are for students attending Fanshawe College for the first-time on a full-time basis, and can show financial need. Students attending on a full-time basis within a post-secondary or post-diploma program at Fanshawe College are eligible to apply. The application is available starting June 15, 2021 for students attending any term (Fall 2021, Winter 2022 and Spring 2022) in the 2021-2022 academic year.
Apply here using your Fanshawe username and password.
Don't know your login? Go to WebAdvisor. (This was emailed to you when you first applied to Fanshawe.)
Fanshawe College Student Assistance Bursary
Fanshawe College Student Assistance Bursary was established by the College in accordance with Ministry guidelines related to tuition fees. This bursary is available to full-time, domestic students who have a demonstrated financial need while in school. Both educational and personal expenses related to program study will be considered. Domestic students attending on a full-time basis within a post-secondary or post-diploma program at Fanshawe College are eligible to apply.
Apply to the Student Assistance Bursary
Fanshawe College Work Study Bursary Program
The Work Study program is designed to provide work opportunities to full-time post-secondary or post-diploma students with a demonstrated financial need. Students would normally work a maximum of 8-10 hours per study period week or up to 35 hours a week during the summer.
|Work Study Bursary||Term(s)||Dates|
|Part-Time Work Study||Fall||Application is closed for the Fall term.|
|Part-Time Work Study||Winter||Application is closed for the Winter term.|
|Summer Work Study||Summer||March 5, 2021 - May 14, 2021 (or until positions filled)|
OSAP Bursary for Students with Disabilities
If you have a permanent disability, you could be eligible for full-time OSAP funding if you're studying at 40% or more of a full course load. To be considered for this benefit, you must self-identify as having a permanent disability when applying for OSAP. You must also submit an application for the OSAP Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) and Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PDSE), available mid to late June. Here's how:
Step 1: Apply for OSAP and be eligible for OSAP funding (submit all required documents).
Step 2: If required, complete the new OSAP Disability Verification Form available under "Required Documents" when you self-identify as a student with a permanent disability and return to the Financial Aid Office (London Campus, room E2020) or upload on your OSAP application.
Step 3: Follow up with the application for the Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) and Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PDSE), available mid to late June. Click here to search and download forms for the BSWD and CSG-PDSE on the OSAP website.
Step 4: Register as early as possible by completing the Early ID Form with Accessibility Services at Fanshawe (London Campus, room F2010). Early identification ensures consideration for the BSWD and the CSG-PDSE. You could also be eligible for other accommodations and supports offered by Accessibility Services. Fill out the above link or call 519-452-4282 and ask for an appointment with a counsellor.
The Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) and Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PDSE) helps students with financial need meet education-related costs associated with a permanent disability. Funding could be granted for services and equipment such as tutoring, Learning Disability Assessments and specialized equipment, including computer hardware/software.
Fanshawe College Continuing Education Bursary
The Fanshawe College Continuing Education (CE) Bursary is administered by Financial Aid and Student Awards, room E2020. The purpose of this bursary is to assist students with low family income and resources AND are pursuing their certificate, diploma or degree on a part-time basis.
The eligibility thresholds set for the Fanshawe College Continuing Education Bursary are consistent with those established for institution-funded special bursaries set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
Applications are considered on a first-come/first-served basis as limited funding is available. To apply for this bursary, you must meet the eligibility criteria as outlined on the application.
International Student Work Experience Program (ISWEP)
** Note: This program is now closed. **
ISWEP is an on-campus work experience program for international students at Fanshawe College. The goals of ISWEP are to:
- Create opportunities for international students to gain training and experience in a Canadian work environment through on-campus employment;
- Build and enhance resumé content and interview skills;
- Prepare students for their post-graduate entrance into the work force;
- Provide a source of income;
- Benefit the Fanshawe College community with the global outlook of our diverse international students.
More information on the ISWEP program is available here. Please log in using your Fanshawe username and password.
- Incomplete bursary applications will be denied. Application deadline dates are strictly enforced as are maximum levels of financial assistance. Interviews may be required as part of the decision process.
- Funds from the bursary programs are to be used for the student's own personal or educational needs. Responsible management of financial resources and borrowing ability through other sources are part of the decision process. Processing times may vary in accordance with the time of year and volume of requests.
- Limited amounts of bursary funds may be available.
Student Awards bursaries
Student Awards Bursaries are provided through the generous support of donors. Fanshawe College and the Fanshawe College Foundation work closely with community partners to secure financial support for students in need. Through the kind generosity of organizations, individuals, and government programs the College provides opportunities through bursaries to help alleviate some financial burdens students are faced with. Please note that a limited number of bursaries are available each semester and are dependent upon donor funding:
Types of Student Awards bursaries offered
- First generation bursaries
- Entrance (first time student) bursaries
- Graduating level bursaries
- Indigenous bursaries
- Athletic bursaries
Bursary application dates
Please note that dates may vary.
|Bursary term||Application dates|
|Fall||September 21, 2020 to October 9, 2020|
|Winter||January 25, 2021 to February 19, 2021|
|Summer||May 3, 2021 to May 31, 2021|
Frequently asked questions about bursaries
What is a bursary?
A bursary is a non-repayable award assessed on demonstrated financial need through an online application which evaluates education and allowable living expenses with resources. Other criteria may be considered such as extra-curricular activities, grade point average, and citizenship. Fanshawe College and the Fanshawe College Foundation work closely with community partners to secure financial support for students in need.
What's the difference between bursary and a scholarship?
The short answer is that a bursary is an award demonstrated on financial need, whereas a scholarship is an academic achievement award often involving a cash prize, certificate, and/or gift.
To learn more about the difference, please watch our video below on this topic:
Can I get help to fill out my bursary application?
For assistance filling out your bursary application, you may attend a Financial Readiness session or please contact either of the following offices:
Financial Aid and Student Awards
E2020, London Campus
Fanshawe Student Union
SC-1000, London Campus
Helpful links and resources
Contact Financial Aid by calling 519-452-4280 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.