Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away approximately $2 million in scholarships, bursaries and student awards during the academic year.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.
If you or your organization is interested in establishing awards, please contact us.
Need help paying for your tuition and fees? Investigate financial assistance options.
Please read before proceeding.Canadian Sask Polytech students
Accuplacer and GED scores
- Accuplacer and GED scores are not considered high school marks and cannot be used in place of high school marks. These scores are not considered equivalent to high school marks, but rather, are used to measure a level of knowledge and skill.
- Students with Accuplacer and GED scores can apply for any bursaries or awards that do not include academic achievement as a selection criteria.
- Saskatchewan Polytechnic cannot provide students with their high school marks.
- If students do not have a transcript of their high school marks, they must contact the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education and request a transcript. This process can take up to 15 days.
- If you require a transcript of your high school marks please contact the Ministry of Education or go to their website at www.education.gov.sk.ca/transcripts.
Canadian high schools out-of-province
- Please see the Saskatchewan Education Equivalency Chart for out-of-province or other marks.
If selection criteria for a scholarship or award includes high school marks:
- only marks from recognized Canadian institutions will be considered.
- you are not eligible to apply for scholarships and awards that require high school marks in the application, if you did not attend a high school in Canada.
- International students can apply for any bursaries or awards that do not use high school marks as a selection criteria.
- International students can apply to any scholarships that use Saskatchewan Polytechnic marks as a selection criteria.
2016-2017 Academic Year
Students enrolled in a program starting in the Fall 2016 can apply for Awards (Scholarships/Bursaries/Awards) starting August 1, 2016.
For additional Award and Scholarship opportunities, browse below and check back during the other application cycles for the 2016-2017 academic year:
- August 1 to September 15
- October 1 to November 15
- December 1 to January 15
- February 1 to March 15
- April 1 to May 15
Note: Internet Explorer 11 is not compatible with the online application at this time. Please use an alternate browser such as Chrome or Firefox if you are currently on version 11 of Internet Explorer.
In addition to the online application, these scholarship and award opportunities are available:
Apprenticeship Student Awards
If you are completing an Apprenticeship program in the academic year, you may be eligible to apply for a number of student awards.
ASAP Emergency Bursary Application
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.
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
Students applying to this fund must meet with an Aboriginal student counsellor to review their application. Please contact:
Moose Jaw campus
Fuhrmann Emergency Loan Application
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 Saskatchewan Polytechnic 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 Saskatchewan Polytechnic. 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.
- Saskatchewan resident
- Be enrolled full‐time in a Saskatchewan Polytechnic program of study of 20 weeks or greater at any Saskatchewan Polytechnic 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
- Saskatchewan resident
- Demonstrated critical and urgent financial need and
- Clear repayment plans for within 90 days of receipt of loan
Learning That Works - Skills Canada National Competition Grant Application
Application deadline: 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
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.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Faculty Association Award
Application deadline: July 15, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.
In order to apply you must be enrolled full-time in a program 20 weeks or more in length, at any accredited post-secondary institution in Canada other than Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Be the dependent of a Saskatchewan Polytechnic Faculty Association (SPFA) member, as defined in the Extended Health plan: Dependents eligible are either your spouse or common-law spouse and each unmarried child, step-child or common-law child who is under 22 years of age or under 25 years of age if attending an accredited educational institute, college or university on a full-time basis. A dependent who resides outside of Canada and the United States of America is not eligible. The name of the SPFA member is to be noted on the application. Previous recipient of an SPFA award are ineligible. Selection will be based on a lottery. The Donor and Alumni Relations staff will conduct the lottery. The names of individuals who submitted applications by the application deadline and who have met all eligibility criteria will be entered into the lottery.
Student Awards Not Administered by Sask Polytech
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.
- Canadian Hospitality Foundation Scholarships
- The Canadian Hospitality Foundation is offering two scholarships for students in select programs within the School of Hospitality and Tourism. One award is for students in a certificate program and one is for students in a diploma program. Please complete the applicable application form (below) including required documents and submit to your Instructor no later than the deadline specified. Late and incomplete applications cannot be accepted.
- Certificate Program Scholarship Application (pdf)
- Diploma Program Scholarship Application (pdf)
- Helen Ferris Award - Technician
- Helen Ferris Award - Librarian
- Orvil Davie Memorial Fund
For Aboriginal students:
If you require additional assistance please contact one of the following Campus Assistants:
Moose Jaw Campus
Prince Albert Campus
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For more information, contact:
Student Awards Coordinator, Donor and Alumni Relations
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus