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Scholarships and bursaries

Scholarships and Bursaries

Cambrian College assists more than 1000 students annually through our awards program. A diverse range of awards are available to assist students with paying for college. We encourage all students to take the time to apply.

Applications for the 2023-24 academic year are open!

All Cambrian College scholarship and bursary applications are found in myCambrian.

Award applications can be accessed from your myCambrian account once you have registered for your program. Awards are located in the ‘Financing My Education’ section on the Student tab.

Click on the “Apply for Scholarships and Bursaries” link to complete a questionnaire. Once the survey is completed, wait until the following day, return to your myCambrian account where the system will have populated your account with all the scholarships and bursaries you are eligible for, including any additional requirements needed (such as essay/volunteer hours). Be sure to check your account for new scholarships and bursaries posted to myCambrian that you may be eligible for, as new awards are continually being introduced.

We are pleased to share that the total value of scholarships and bursaries distributed in 2023-23 was more than $1,000,000.


In addition to the awards offered through Cambrian College, awards from various external sources are posted on our website throughout the academic year.

Be sure to search our awards database to review all of the awards available, both Cambrian and through external sources. External awards will include details on how to apply as they have deadlines and application procedures that are different from internal awards and are not available through the myCambrian portal.

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Entrance Awards

Cambrian awards more than $150,000 in entrance awards to new incoming students. Some awards are based on academic achievement, while others are provided based on financial need.

In-School Awards

More than $1,000,000 in awards is given out to students annually at Cambrian based on criteria such as area of study, academic achievement, community involvement and financial need.

How to Apply

We encourage all students to take the time to apply! Apply for scholarships and bursaries through your myCambrian portal during, before, and after the semester in the Financing My Education section. Please refer to the steps and how to guides to help you apply online today!

Step 1 – Complete a Survey

Login to your myCambrian portal and click on create a survey!  It is important that you finish all steps in the survey, including the final step of submission. The submission will pre-determine and list the awards you are eligible to apply for. Once you submitted your survey, you will see this list within 24 hours. For more of a guide to complete the survey, please click on the instructions below

How to Create a Survey

Step 2 – Check Your Eligibility

Once you have completed the survey, the system will use your application to determine which awards you are eligible to apply for. The guide below will provide a step-by-step process on how to check which awards you are eligible for after completing the survey

How to Check Eligibility

Step 3 – How to Submit/View Additional Requirements

Some awards require additional requirements such as a reference letter, essay, volunteer hours etc. This guide below will give you a step-by-step process on how to view and submit additional requirements for specific awards

How to View & Submit Additional Requirements

Step 4 – How to Request a Faculty Reference

Some Scholarships and Bursaries require a faculty reference form. You can request a reference from your professors from a click of a button. This guide will provide a step-by-step process on how to request a faculty reference form

How to Request a Faculty Reference

Step 5: How to Track Your Award Status

Please note: There are multiple closing dates for awards throughout the Fall and Winter Semesters. The awards committee meets after the award deadline date to select the candidates. Successful candidates are notified by email.

Thanks to many generous donors, in 2022-23, the total value of scholarships and bursaries distributed was more than $1,000,000!

For more information, please contact us by phone 705-566-8101 ext.3003, email, or
stop by the Enrolment Centre.