In addition to the student awards available through the online application, these award and scholarship opportunities are available.
Adult Basic Education Awards – Saskatoon campus
Deadline: May 31, 2023
These scholarships are available to students in the Adult Basic Education program (Adult 10 or Adult 12) at the Saskatoon campus. You must have completed at least two terms in the current academic year (July 1, 2022 – May 31, 2023).
Please review the Awards Guide (pdf) for eligibility and selection criteria for each award.
Submit the Adult Basic Education Application (pdf) with all supporting documentation to:
Student Awards Officer
Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Regina Campus
Early Childhood Education (ECE) Bursaries
The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan through the Canada-Saskatchewan Canada-Wide Early Learning and Childcare Agreement have provided bursary funding for ECE diploma students. Bursaries are available to students from January 2023 through March 2026. These bursaries are intended to encourage program and practicum completion, and support students throughout their learning journey.
ECE diploma students do not need to apply for the Tuition or Practicum bursaries. Bursary payments will be credited to students’ accounts and will be offset by any balances owing. ECE diploma students can contact their ECE faculty about accessing the Early Childhood Educator Emergency Bursary.
For more information regarding the ECE Bursary program, please contact your campus ECE program head:
- Prince Albert – Jennifer Davies, 306-765-1560, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Regina – Ashley Austman, 306-775-7725, email@example.com
- Saskatoon – Janis Danino, 306-659-4906, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tuition Bursary
- Year 2 ECE diploma students will receive a $10,000 bursary paid in two $5,000 installments, one at the beginning of year two and again upon successful completion of the program.
- Students will be requested to provide their employment status at three months after receiving final disbursement from their ECE Tuition Bursary.
- Practicum Bursary
- Year 1 and Year 2 ECE diploma students will receive a bursary for placement in a program
practicum (PRAC 119 or PRAC 218):
- $2,000 paid to students relocating for practicums outside of Regina, Saskatoon, or Prince Albert.
- $500 paid to students commuting to practicums to/from Regina, Saskatoon, or Prince Albert.
- Year 1 and Year 2 ECE diploma students will receive a bursary for placement in a program practicum (PRAC 119 or PRAC 218):
Early Childhood Educator Emergency Bursary
Year 1 and Year 2 full-time, domestic ECE Diploma students will be eligible to receive non-repayable emergency bursaries to support their emergent financial needs.
Emergency bursaries will be available to students to assist with unexpected and temporary costs such as: car repairs, replacement technology, accessibility, tutors, living accommodations, medication as determined by program advisors. ECE emergency bursaries can be disbursed up to a maximum of $2,500 annually per student, exclusive of other Sask Polytech bursaries. These will be available September through April each year. To access these funds, please make an appointment with your campus ECE program head:
Farm Credit Canada Aboriginal Student Fund
Grants available up to $1,000
- Be enrolled full-time in one of the following programs:
- Agriculture and Food Production – Year 1 or 2 at Sask Polytech Moose Jaw campus
- Business - Year 1 or 2 at Sask Polytech Moose Jaw campus
- Computer Networking Technician at Sask Polytech Regina campus
- Interactive Design and Technology - Year 1 or 2 at Sask Polytech Regina campus
- Office Administration at Sask Polytech Regina campus
- Must be of self-declared Aboriginal ancestry (includes Status/Treaty Indian, Non-Status Indian, Métis, and Inuit) and provide documentation of ancestry.
- Cannot have received a Farm Credit Canada Aboriginal Student Assistance Grant in the current academic year.
- Students must include one or two paragraph explanation of how the funds will be spent.
Financial need (100% weighting)
- All uses for the funding will be considered, however, preference given to the following needs: laptop computers, bus passes, food, and clothing.
- Students must meet with an Indigenous student advisor to submit their application (pdf).
Rosemarie Zaba Stewart
Indigenous Students Centre
Moose Jaw Campus
Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary
The Colleges and Institutes Canada (CiCan) Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program provides financial support to college and institute students that demonstrate financial need and face challenges or barriers to participating in and completing post-secondary education. Students attending colleges or institutes in rural, remote, or northern areas will be given preference for the bursaries of up to $5,000 each.
Expression of interest deadline
Students must contact the registrar office of the college or institute where they are enrolled by September 22, 2023, to express their interest and justify their need for financial support.
- The student is enrolled full time in the first or second year of a multi-year program at a CICan member institution. Note: This must be the first time that the student will be attending a post-secondary institution.
- The student must be a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, permanent resident, or a protected person.
- Students attending colleges or institutes in rural, remote, or northern areas will be given preference.
One student will be nominated by the post-secondary institution. The institution will submit an application on behalf of the student, by October 27, 2023. This will include:
- Endorsement letter: the endorsement letter presents a great opportunity to highlight the student.
- Application questions: supply data-driven responses when possible, and always keep the focus on the application to help the reviewer understand the key element(s) being highlighted.
- Testimonials: use these three opportunities to provide multiple points of view by requesting a testimonial from both campus and community leaders, and from different levels and/or departments within the campus.
- Student essay: This essay holds weight with reviewers so be specific, be clear, and
be bold! Please remember to focus on the following:
- financial need;
- challenges and barriers to attending a college or institute;
- community involvement.
Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Applied Research Scholarship
Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Applied Research Scholarships of $1,000 each are available to eligible students. These awards are intended to provide an opportunity for Sask Polytech students to engage in applied research partnerships with industry and the community. Engaging in applied research projects that solve every day problems allows our students and their faculty supervisors to successfully address current industry needs and make a real difference in their communities and in their fields of study.
To be eligible to receive a Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Applied Research Scholarship, a student must:
- Be enrolled full-time in a Saskatchewan Polytechnic certificate, diploma, degree or postgraduate certificate program of 20 weeks or more in length and have completed at least one semester of the program;
- Submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member who will supervise the research project;
- Agree to submit an interim confirmation of progress, signed by the supervisor and make a social media post on Facebook, Instagram or Linkedin about your experience with the scholarship and Student Showcase. Students must tag #saskpolytechresearch in their posts;
- Agree to present the final results at the annual Applied Research Student Showcase in Saskatoon in May 2024 in Regina and in other presentations and/or videos;
- Complete this project prior to May 31, 2024.
Selection will be based on:
- Academic achievement.
- Nature and applicability of the research project (e.g. innovation, commercialization, entrepreneurial, sustainable, etc.).
For more information, visit Applied Research Scholarships.
Sask Polytech Faculty Association Award external application
Deadline: The application cycle is now closed.
- 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 Sask Polytech Faculty Association (SPFA) member, as defined
in the Extended Health plan.
- Eligible dependents 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.
If selected, you will be required to submit a confirmation of enrolment before payment will be issued.
Previous recipients of an SPFA award are ineligible.
Sask Polytech Student Innovation and Student Outstanding Citizenship Awards
Government of Saskatchewan scholarships, bursaries and grants
There are several 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 Indigenous students: