Fanshawe College wants to help graduates meet their career goals by providing flexible learning options and different pathways to academic and career success. Fanshawe's Pathways Working Group has launched two new pathway scholarships intended to enhance academic pathways, reduce barriers for students looking to transfer, and ultimately encourage and support our graduates to pursue further education in Canada and abroad.
One scholarship is for a student transferring to a domestic partner institution, the other one is for a student transferring to an international partner institution. Each scholarship will be for a minimum of $1,000.
How to apply for Pathways Scholarships
Domestic Pathways Scholarship
This scholarship is directed to Fanshawe students and graduates transferring to a Canadian institution through one of the pathway agreements listed on the Fanshawe Pathways Database. The application period is October 1st to August 15th of the year you're planning to start your pathway program. One successful student will be selected each year. For eligibility requirements and instructions on how to apply:
"I chose to continue my studies at the University of Guelph's Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) program through the pathway program because my goal is to become a certified Landscape Architect and the pathway program was the best and fastest option to achieve my goal. The partnership program allows me to skip relearning the foundations that I already thoroughly practiced at Fanshawe while giving me the opportunity to practice the craft immediately in the BLA program. The [pathways] scholarship supported my education and helped me purchase course materials to excel in the BLA program."
Franco Chan, Graduate of Landscape Design.
International Pathways Scholarship
This scholarship is directed to Fanshawe students and graduates transferring to an institution outside of Canada through one of the pathway agreements listed on the Fanshawe Pathways Database. The application period is October 1st to July 15th of the year you're planning to start your pathways program. One successful student will be selected each year. For eligibility requirements and instructions on how to apply:
"Fanshawe has allowed me the opportunity to transform my lifelong 'passion for fashion' into a practical, business-focused vocation. I am now studying for an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design from the Limerick Institute of Technology in Ireland and am very excited to begin this new step in my journey in the midst of a worldwide pandemic! I am independently paying for my schooling and am extremely grateful for any assistance that helps me to reduce my overall debt and allows me to focus on school."
Kiana Halonen, Graduate of Fashion Design.
Facts about pathways:
- At Fanshawe, we define pathways as 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;
- Cost continues to be a barrier for students to pursue a second credential. Seventy-five per cent of the students who attended Fanshawe Pathways Fair in fall 2019 and completed a feedback survey indicated they would like more information and support regarding scholarships and financial support for pathways;
- 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.