Definitions for Awards and Scholarships

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.