Awards and Scholarships, General Information
George Brown College’s Awards program recognizes excellence and assists students with the costs of their education through non-repayable scholarships, awards, and bursaries.
You can see a list of our GBC AwardsProgram broken down by division or school.
George Brown College is pleased to present the new GBC Awards Online Application system! GBC Awards will allow you to identify awards, scholarships and bursaries you may be eligible for, apply on-line, and track the status of your application.
Applying for Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries in GBC Awards is a multi-step procedure. Please see below some specific instructions that may assist you in navigating the online profile and application. Please note that while the profile will take 30 to 45 minutes, you can apply for individual awards quickly and easily.
Please feel free to open a new student account for future use. You can Download Guidelines Here . We will also notify you of any external awards, scholarships and bursaries you may be eligible for based on your GBC Awards! Profile.
Forgot your GBC Awards Password or Username? Use the "Forgot My Password" option as follows, if you do not remember your log-in information.
- Click on "Forgot My Password" on GBC Awards, a pop-up message will appear.
- Enter your GBC Student Number OR GBC Awards username, and press "submit".
- An email containing a temporary password and your username will be automatically emailed to the email address provided by you in your GBC Awards profile.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarships: Recognizes exceptional talent/promise or academic excellence, as defined by:
- A minimum grade of 80% for students entering from secondary school; or
- A minimum college grade point average of 3.0; or
- Top academic performance, when an award evaluates students’ marks in comparison to their peers.
Awards: Combines academic criteria (minimum grade of 70% for students entering from secondary school, college grade point average of 2.5) and non-academic criteria (e.g. talent, promise, community service, leadership, financial need).
Bursaries: Primarily designed to assist students with financial need. Recipients must be in good academic standing.
Departmental Awards: Available to George Brown College students based on their program.
College-Wide Awards: Are not program specific, although they may differentiate eligibility based on other factors (i.e. demographics). College-wide awards are available only to George Brown College students.
External Awards: Are available to students beyond George Brown College (i.e. provincially or nationally), and are provided and administered through external government, corporate, or community organizations.
Entrance Awards: Recognizes prospective students who are not yet attending George Brown College. Adjudicated in the Spring of each year prior to the academic year the student would be attending GBC.
In-Course Awards: Recognizes students who are already attending GBC including 1st year students.
Awards, scholarships and bursaries are considered part of a student’s taxable income for the year. The college will issue T4A forms to all recipients in the spring of the year following the year in which the funding was paid.
Scholarships, awards, and bursaries listed are subject to change without prior notice, and are subject to conditions as may be set down by the college and/or the donor of the award.