Wondering what the differences are between the various types of awards, scholarships and bursaries? Here’s an overview on the various options available to our students.
Award: A generic term that describes an item of monetary or other value that may be presented to a person or persons based upon specific criteria and administered by the Awards Office.
Bursaries: Are a monetary award allocated to a student on the basis of proven financial need. Recipients must be in good academic standing.
Scholarships: Are awards which recognizes exceptional talent/promise of academic excellence in a course or program which is sometimes combined with non-academic criteria (ex: community service, leadership in the field etc.), as well as financial need.
Divisional 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.
In-Course Awards: Recognizes students who are already attending GBC including 1st year students.