Every year, we offer three Pathways Scholarships intended to enhance academic pathways, reduce barriers for students looking to transfer, and ultimately encourage and support our graduates to pursue further education and meet their career goals, whether it is within Fanshawe, Canada or abroad. Each scholarship will be for a minimum of $1,000.

Check out each scholarship below for eligibility requirements and details on how to apply.

Scholarship 1: Fanshawe Pathway (NEW!)

This scholarship is directed to Fanshawe students or recent graduates transferring to a second Fanshawe program through an established pathway listed on the Fanshawe Pathways Database. The application period is January 1st to August 15th of the year you're planning to start your destination program. One successful student will be selected each year.

Eligibility
  • Full-time student enrolled in the last semester of a Fanshawe program, or a student who has graduated from a Fanshawe program within the last year;
  • Achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 (cumulative);
  • Has registered for another Fanshawe program through one of the articulated pathways listed on the Fanshawe Pathways Database.

Note: You may apply for this scholarship once you have been admitted into your second Fanshawe program (please attach the confirmation of your admission from the Office of the Registrar). In order to receive a pathways scholarship, you must be registered to your second program. Once a successful applicant has been selected, they will be contacted to verify eligibility, including proof of registration.

How to apply for the Fanshawe Pathway Scholarship
  1. Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements above and have your admissions or registration letter (from the destination program);
  2. Complete the online Pathways Scholarship Application Form.

 

Bowen Qin
Fanshawe College, Business Accounting diploma (2 years)
Fanshawe College, Honours Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting degree (entry to Level 4)

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"I like the flexibility of the Fanshawe pathway program. The Accounting diploma program opens every term so that I can take courses based on my interest and personal schedule. After I took some courses I found I would like to be an accountant and to pursue the degree [after completing my diploma]. Now I can get a degree and courses that are qualified for CPA pre-required courses. Both qualifications and the work experience [gained through the co-op program] will be good assets for my career. This scholarship can release some of my financial pressures so that I can focus on my study. I changed careers from engineering to accounting. It is so stressful to decide what your lifetime career will be before entering college. However, with the flexibility this program provided, you can discover your interest and design your career path during your study. Fanshawe gives us this opportunity to pause, to continue, and even to change."

"I love the atmosphere in Fanshawe because I feel welcomed and supported. I received lots of advice from [my] Academic Advisor, who assisted me to design my academic path […]. I now feel more confident to reach my academic goal. Also [the program structure and delivery] gives me more control and flexibility."

 

Scholarship 2: Domestic Pathway

This scholarship is directed to Fanshawe students or recent graduates transferring to a Canadian partner institution through an established pathway listed on the Fanshawe Pathways Database. The application period is January 1st to August 15th of the year you're planning to start your destination program. One successful student will be selected each year.

Eligibility
  • Full-time student enrolled in the last semester of a Fanshawe program, or a student who has graduated from a Fanshawe program within the last year;
  • Achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 (cumulative);
  • Has registered for an undergraduate or graduate degree at a partner institution in Canada through an articulated pathway listed on the Fanshawe Pathways Database.

Note: You may apply for this scholarship once you have been admitted into your destination program (please attach the confirmation of your admission from the destination institution). In order to receive a pathways scholarship, you must be registered to your destination program. Once a successful applicant has been selected, they will be contacted to verify eligibility, including proof of registration at the destination institution.

How to apply for the Domestic Pathway Scholarship
  1. Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements above and have your admissions or registration letter (from the destination institution);

  2. Complete the online Pathways Scholarship Application Form.

 

Alexandria Walker
Fanshawe College, General Arts and Science certificate (1 year)
King’s University College, Honours Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting degree (4 years)

Alexandria Walker

"I chose to start my academic journey at Fanshawe College as a mature student because of the support Fanshawe embodies to guarantee each students success. Deciding to go back to college at twenty-six was not an easy decision, and with two children to raise I was hesitant to take the leap. Fortunately, Fanshawe made the transition easy and by enrolling in the General Arts and Science Program, I was able to receive academic upgrading as well as new knowledge that was crucial to achieve a University transfer. Fanshawe College offered workshops outlining different affiliated schools. After much research and academic counselling, I decided King’s University College would further support my goals. I am thankful for the on-going support Fanshawe provided for me to take this opportunity with ease. […] I have gained knowledge which allowed me to advance academically, however, I have also used this knowledge and my first college experience to personally grow. The confidence has radiated happiness and I have shown it during new tasks I have taken on. The end goal is to achieve a Major in Organizational and Human Resources. With this degree, I will be able to help students, colleagues, workers, friends, and family pursue their goals despite fear and lack of confidence; something I can relate too. During school terms, I am a full-time student and a full-time mom. Financially, raising two children on OSAP is not ideal, it was an even greater challenge during the Covid-19 pandemic. Although, planning to attend school this fall was a priority, working full-time throughout the summer was needed to secure funds for my family. The Domestic Pathway Scholarship offered by Fanshawe allows me to continue to achieve my academic goals, but also eliminate negative thoughts regarding how I plan to care for my children. Thank you for the support!"

"A piece of advice for future or current students contemplating transferring to university would be to invest in your education no matter what you believe the outcome will be. Invest not only financially, but mentally and physically. We all are capable of learning new things, and if something sets you back, push through, because it will be worth it."

 

Scholarship 3: International Pathway

This scholarship is directed to Fanshawe students or recent graduates transferring to a partner institution outside of Canada through an established pathway listed on the Fanshawe Pathways Database. The application period is January 1st to July 15th of the year you're planning to start your destination program. One successful student will be selected each year.

Eligibility
  • Full-time student enrolled in the last semester of a Fanshawe program, or a student who has graduated from a Fanshawe program within the last year;
  • Achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 (cumulative);
  • Has registered for an undergraduate or graduate degree at a partner institution abroad through an articulated pathway listed on the Fanshawe Pathways Database.

Note: You may apply for this scholarship once you have been admitted into your destination program (please attach the confirmation of your admission from the destination institution). In order to receive a pathways scholarship, you must be registered to your destination program. Once a successful applicant has been selected, they will be contacted to verify eligibility, including proof of registration at the destination institution.

How to apply for the International Pathway Scholarship
  1. Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements above and have your admissions or registration letter (from the destination institution);

  2. Complete the online Pathways Scholarship Application Form.

 

Tailer Gallerno
Fanshawe College, Fitness and Health Promotion diploma (2 years)
IT Sligo (Ireland), BSc (Hon) in Health Science and Physical Activity (entry to Level 3)

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This pathway will allow me to finish my undergrad [with a total of four years of study], as well as meet people in a different country to make connections. Ultimately this pathway will allow me to go on to complete a master’s in physiotherapy [and achieve my end goal of becoming a physiotherapist]. My original goal was to go to physiotherapy school. The traditional way to do that is to get some type of undergraduate degree. In order to do that, I would have had to add more university credits to my transcript as I had already previously chosen to follow the college route in high school. When I found the Fanshawe Fitness and Health Promotion Diploma through a friend who was also using it to advance into a degree, I fell in love with everything about it. After two great years and a lot of researching, Health Science and Physical Activity at IT Sligo in Ireland seemed to be the best fit for me to finish my degree. IT Sligo offers a great placement opportunity, the program offers very similar courses to our kinesiology undergrad programs in Canada. Also, Sligo itself where the university is located was raved about and now that I’m here I can see why. It’s beautiful and has everything an international student needs. I’m filled with gratitude to get this opportunity for a scholarship! The scholarship will support me by helping me live in a new country with all the differences in rent, groceries, and other living expenses […] without having to go further into student debt.

"A piece of advice for other students looking at pathway opportunities is to simply just do it. It's an experience you will never regret, and it adds so much to your life short term and long term."

 

Facts about pathways:

  • Pathways are the different academic routes a student could take to pursue additional credentials while gaining recognition for their prior learning. Simply put, pathways allow students to take credits with them when moving on to another school or program;
  • With over 60,000 students transferring post-secondary education programs in Ontario every year, Fanshawe has developed partnerships with other post-secondary institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad to develop pathways and facilitate student transfer and the achievement of a second credential for Fanshawe graduates.

Visit Fanshawe's Pathways and Credit Transfer website for further information about pathways opportunities and partner institutions.