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General Application and Information

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic provides approximately $2 million in student awards every school year.

Awards are commonly selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement or very often, a combination of the two. The selection basis for awards can also include volunteer or leadership involvement in your communities and schools.

Read the information below and browse through the awards to identify the awards you can apply for (available during open application periods).

Need help paying for your tuition and fees? Investigate financial assistance options.

If you or your organization is interested in establishing awards, please contact us

Application Dates

Students enrolled in a program starting in the 2016-2017 school year can apply for awards starting August 8, 2016.

Throughout the year, new awards will be added. Check back throughout the year. You can apply in each application period. (These dates subject to change.)

Applications Open Applications Close
August 8, 2016 October 15, 2016
November 15, 2016 November 30, 2016
January 10, 2017 February 28, 2017
April 1, 2017 May 15, 2017

General Information

Please carefully review the following information.

  • You can apply for more than one award with the online application. The Online Application link will be available during open application periods.
  • Once you start the application, it must be completed. You cannot save and return to complete the application at a later time. Have all the necessary information available, before beginning your application. This includes your marks, financial need figures and any other details such as volunteerism. Make sure you complete all required section(s) of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered for awards.
  • Please make sure to read the Eligibility and Selection Criteria for each award for which you will be applying. Note the eligibility criteria for awards and apply only for those awards for which you are eligible. If you apply for awards for which you are NOT eligible, your application may be disqualified.
  • There are a number of awards available only to specific groups of students. Browse by Education Equity or check the eligibility section to identify those awards. If the eligibility criteria of an award stipulates an equity group, only students who have self-declared on their application with Sask Polytech can apply and be selected to receive that award. Sask Polytech has a comprehensive Equity Program and equity groups include:

    To self-declare in an equity group, contact Registration Services.

Requirements and Restrictions

  • Before applying for student awards, you must be enrolled in a Sask Polytech program and have
    • a Sask Polytech student ID number
    • received an offer of admission
  • Unless otherwise noted, you must be enrolled full–time (minimum 60% course load regardless of the length of the program) or 40% course load for students with a disability.
  • Students must be enrolled at a Sask Polytech campus in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina or Saskatoon to apply for awards.
  • Students enrolled at any other institution including regional colleges, SIIT (Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology) and GDI (Gabriel Dumont Institute) are not eligible to apply for awards offered by Sask Polytech.

What Marks Should I Use?

If the selection criteria for an award includes academic merit or achievement, you will need to include your marks.

Entrance Students (Year 1)

Continuing Students (Year 2+)

  • As a returning student after your first year of study as a Sask Polytech student, you must use your Sask Polytech cumulative average from the most recent program year completed.

International Students:

  • As an international student, you are eligible for academic merit scholarships or awards that do not include financial need, all or in part, as a selection criteria.
  • As a first year international student, you must use your Sask Polytech cumulative average mark in your application. These marks are usually available after (at minimum) one semester of study at Sask Polytech.
  • After the first year as an international student, you can use your Sask Polytech cumulative average from the most recent program year completed.

What Do I Need to Include in Financial Needs Section?

  • The Financial Needs section of the application needs to be completed for any awards that are all or in part, based on financial need. Income and Expenses for the time you are attending school are considered in the Financial Needs assessment.
  • Incomes are the supports and funding you receive while in school and can include personal loans, savings, or awards, etc.
  • Expenses are the costs you incur while in school and can include provincial living allowance expenses, dependent costs and tuition.

How Do I Complete the Additional Information Sections?

  • Some awards and scholarships are based on factors such as volunteerism in the community or school, leadership, career goals, as well as others. These are specified in the eligibility and selection criteria of an award.
  • Information can be typed directly into the application or cut and pasted into the application. Try to be detailed but concise in the information you provide. Remember to include your position held, duration, and activities.
  • Any required attachments must be sent in a separate email to scholarships@saskpolytech.ca. Be sure to include your student id and reference the award for which you are applying.

How Does the Selection Process Work?

  • Once the application date is passed, the Donor and Alumni Relations Selection Committee will review and select the award recipient(s). Successful recipients will be notified by email within 3 weeks of application close date. The notification email will be sent to the preferred email account as seen in your student record. Only successful recipients will be notified.
  • Due to Privacy Law we are unable to discuss student information gathered though the application process, nor disclose details of the selections. Please note that all selection decisions are final.

How Will I Receive Award Payment and Tax Forms?

  • The payment for your student award will be automatically applied to your student account. If there is anything owing on your student account, the student award payment will be applied to the amount owing. If your account has been fully paid or the student award payment results in surplus in your student account, a refund cheque will be issued and mailed to your permanent address as shown on your student account.
  • If you haven't already done so, please provide your Social Insurance Number to Registration Services so that payment and tax forms can be processed. Please confirm your address on mySaskPolytech to ensure the cheque and T4A is mailed out to you. If you will be moving, please update your address on mySaskPolytech.
  • Tax forms for tuition are available electronically through your mySaskPolytech account.

Current Awards

You can browse awards during open application periods only. Check Application Dates above.

Also, investigate the other scholarship and awards opportunities listed at the bottom of this page. 

Contact Us

If you require additional assistance please contact one of the following campus assistants:

Regina Campus

Melanie Britton
Rm 1138 
306-775-7718

Moose Jaw Campus

Teresa Davies
Rm 4.234
306-691-8511

Saskatoon Campus

Coralee Peppard
Rm 106
306-659-4139

Prince Albert Campus

Janice Wilson
Rm A111
306-765-1769

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For more information, contact:

Jody Molnar
Student Awards Coordinator, Donor and Alumni Relations
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus
306-775-7716
306-775-7793 (fax)
jody.molnar@saskpolytech.ca

Online Application

Please ensure you have carefully read the awards information including the eligibility and selection criteria. Be sure to have the necessary information ready as incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please continue to check as new awards may be added. You need only apply for new awards for which you are eligible. Any awards you have applied for earlier in the application period, remain in effect. The scholarship application period is now open.

The scholarship application period is currently closed. The next application period opens on January 10th, 2017.


Additional Award, Funding and Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to the online application, these award and scholarship opportunities are available:

If you are completing an Apprenticeship program in the academic year, you may be eligible to apply for a number of student awards.

Submit a completed apprenticeship application (pdf) by June 30, 2017. Use the apprenticeship application guide (pdf) as reference.

Farm Credit Canada Aboriginal Student Empowerment Fund

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is supporting the Aboriginal Student Empowerment Fund to assist students of Aboriginal Ancestry. The Fund is a way for FCC to assist Aboriginal students and to create awareness about FCC as a potential employer. By providing up to $1,000 per applicant to assist with costs such as bus passes, child care and damage deposits, students will be able to spend more time on school and less time worrying about finances. This fund is not intended to cover costs associated with tuition.

To be eligible, you must be enrolled at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Regina or Moose Jaw in one of the following programs:

  • Business - Year 1 or 2
  • Computer Networking Technician
  • New Media Communications - Year 1 or 2
  • Office Administration

Farm Credit Canada Aboriginal Student Empowerment Fund Application (pdf)

Students applying to this fund must meet with an Aboriginal student counsellor to review their application. Please contact:

Moose Jaw campus

Isabelle Hanson Kenowekesequape
Room 2.202
306-691-8313
hansoni@saskpolytech.ca

Regina campus

Lori Campbell
Room 228
306-775-7430
lori.campbell@saskpolytech.ca


 

Husky Energy Power Engineering Scholarship

The Husky Energy Power Engineering Scholarship is intended to support the educational efforts of outstanding students seeking a career in Power Engineering. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in the 2nd year of the SaskPolytech Power Engineering Technology program at the Saskatchewan Polytech Saskatoon campus for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. The deadline to apply is January 3, 2017. Please see the scholarship application form for further details of this opportunity.


Learning That Works - Skills Canada National Competition Grant

Application (pdf)

Apply by June 30

Value: Minimum value of $250 - Maximum value of $500 (Dependent upon the location of the Skills Canada National Competition)

The purpose of this grant is to support travel and accommodation costs for Saskatchewan Polytechnic students who are going on to compete in the Skills Canada National Competition. All students who meet the criteria will be awarded the grant providing funds are available.

To be eligible to receive the Learning That Works – Skills Canada National Competition Grant, a student must:

  • Have attended a high school in the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division #119 or the Prince Albert Roman Catholic School Division #6
  • Be enrolled in any applied certificate, certificate, diploma or apprenticeship program at Regina or Saskatoon.
  •  In the year in which they are enrolled in the Saskatchewan Polytechnic program, compete in the Skills Canada Saskatchewan Competition and be selected to compete in the Skills Canada National Competition
  • Be attending and competing in the Skills Canada National Competition
  • Provide verification from Program Head or instructor of participation in Skills Canada National Competition 

This application and release form must be submitted before the Learning That Works - Skills Canada National Competition grand funds can be disbursed.
Please ensure information is correct.

There are a number of search engines and websites that can help you find scholarships and bursaries not administered by Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Here are a few sites to help you get started.

For Aboriginal students:

Emergency Funding

These bursaries are intended to provide short-term financial assistance to students of Aboriginal ancestry. Aboriginal ancestry includes Indian, Metis and Inuit. These bursaries are valued up to $500.

Students must be enrolled in a program 20 weeks or more in length at any Saskatchewan Polytechnic Campus. Students must also meet with a student advisor or counselor to review their application. A one or two paragraph explanation on how the funds will be spent must also be included.

Basic education students and apprenticeship students are not eligible for this bursary.

Application (pdf)

The purpose of this fund is to provide short‐term emergency loans to full‐time students in attendance in a program offered at one of the Sask Polytech campuses.

An applicant may borrow a maximum of $400. Loan will be interest free if repaid within 90 days. If the loan is not repaid in full within 90 days, interest will be charged beginning on the 91st day at the current rate set by Sask Polytech. Saskatchewan Polytechnic will pursue collection activity on the loan in an attempt to recover amounts outstanding after 90 days from the receipt of the loan.

Complete this application (pdf) and then meet with a counsellor to review your loan application.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Saskatchewan resident
  • Be enrolled full‐time in a Saskatchewan Polytechnic program of study of 20 weeks or greater at any Sask Polytech campus.
  • Students are eligible to borrow a maximum total of $400.00 during a 12 month period.
  • Basic Education students and Apprentices are not eligible for this loan due to their funding source

Selection Criteria:

  • Saskatchewan resident
  • Demonstrated critical and urgent financial need and
  • Clear repayment plans for within 90 days of receipt of loan
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