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.
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|
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
- 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)
- As a first year Sask Polytech student, you must use your Canadian high school marks (based on the five core subjects).
- Sask Polytech cannot provide you with your high school marks. If you require a transcript of high school marks, contact the Ministry of Education or go to the website https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/education-and-learning/credits-degrees-and-transcripts/requesting-transcripts-for-high-school.
- If you are an out-of-province student, check the transfer credit guide for your Saskatchewan Education equivalency marks. You can find the guide on this page: www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/education-and-learning/credits-degrees-and-transcripts/transferring-high-school-credits-from-out-of-province
- Accuplacer or GED scores can't be used in place of high school marks for awards that include academic achievement as selection criteria.
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The application period is now closed. The next application period opens November 15, 2016.
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
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 application period is now closed. The next application period opens November 15, 2016
Additional Award, Funding and Scholarship Opportunities
In addition to the online application, these award and scholarship opportunities are available:
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
Isabelle Hanson Kenowekesequape
Learning That Works - Skills Canada National Competition Grant
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:
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.
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.
- 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
- Saskatchewan resident
- Demonstrated critical and urgent financial need and
- Clear repayment plans for within 90 days of receipt of loan