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.
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.)
Student Awards available in these three application dates are for students who will be attending school in the 2018-2019 academic year, starting in the fall.
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 several ways to search for awards:
- Select your program from the program drop down list to bring up awards specific to your program or
- Select any program from the program drop down list to bring up awards that are not specific to a campus or program. These awards may have additional requirements to be met.
- 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:
- Review frequently asked questions for additional details.
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.
- Please note, some programs/courses that are offered on-line, have awards available. Please check the eligibility and selection criteria.
- 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 email@example.com. 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 your SaskPolytech email address. Only successful recipients will be notified.
- Due to Privacy Law we are unable to discuss student information gathered through the application process, nor disclose details of the selections. 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. Please confirm your address on mySaskPolytech to ensure the cheque is mailed out to you. If you will be moving, please update your address on mySaskPolytech.
- 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.
- Tax forms for tuition are available electronically through your mySaskPolytech account.
The scholarship application period for December 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019 is open.
Please investigate the other scholarship and awards opportunities listed at the bottom of this page.
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:
Ya Li Geng
Student Awards Coordinator, Donor and Alumni Relations
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus
If you or your organization is interested in establishing awards, please contact Tawnia Stephanson at 306-691-8226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
These awards are for students continuing on or entering into a program in the 2018-2019 academic year.
The scholarship application period for December 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019 is open.
Additional Award, Funding and Scholarship Opportunities
In addition to the online application, these award and scholarship opportunities are available:
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 Indigenous 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 Sask Polytech in Regina or Moose Jaw in one of the following programs:
- Business - Year 1 or 2
- Computer Networking Technician
- Interactive Design and Technology – Year 1 or 2
- Office Administration
Students applying to this fund must meet with an Indigenous student counsellor to review their application. Please contact:
Moose Jaw campus
The Saskatchewan Polytechnic International Mobility Award provides financial assistance to students participating in an international study and/or work experience as part of their studies. The Award is intended to encourage and facilitate international experiences for Saskatchewan Polytechnic students to gain international exposure, enrich their learning, broaden their cultural understanding, and see the global reach of their field of study. The award is designed to defray the travel-related costs of an international experience.
To be eligible to receive a Saskatchewan Polytechnic International Mobility Award, a student must;
- have been selected by their academic program to participate in an international experience.
- be enrolled in a full-time Saskatchewan Polytechnic or collaborative partner’s certificate, diploma, degree or post-graduate certificate program. (Students with special circumstances which prevent full-time status should provide separate documentation for consideration).
- have completed at least one semester of their program.
- have a minimum grade point average of 70% in the previous term of study and be in good academic standing at the time of application.
- submit on or with their application:
- A statement of interest of 300-500 words describing the purpose of travel and how it will benefit both the student’s academic program and professional development.
- International Mobility Participant Confirmation signed by the program head confirming the student’s acceptance to a Saskatchewan Polytechnic authorized international experience.
Students can receive only one Saskatchewan Polytechnic International Mobility Award per academic year of their program.
Selection will be based on:
- Statement of Interest of 300-500 words describing the purpose of travel and how it will benefit both the student’s academic program and professional development.
Deadlines for application are Jan 30, Mar 15, Jul 15 and Oct 15.
Complete the application and submit it with:
- Transcript of marks from the most recent completed semester.
- International Mobility Participant Confirmation signed by the program head confirming your acceptance to a Saskatchewan Polytechnic authorized international experience.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Submit this application and all required documentation to:
International Student Mobility Award Selection Committee
C/O Lisa Shepard, Director SEM
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 Indigenous students:
Saskatchewan Polytechnic has Emergency Bursaries available to assist students requiring financial assistance at a critical time. If you are in this situation, please see a Student Counselor or an Indigenous Student Advisor to discuss your needs.