Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards: in-course

(Based only on academics)

In-course scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit to full-time undergraduate students who have completed at least one full year of study at Nipissing University. Generally, an application is not required. Students must be registered ​to receive a scholarship, which is generally paid out in January. Weighted grades are used to determine eligibility for a scholarship; please check this section to confirm eligibility requirements for specific programs.

(Based on financial need and/or other criteria)

Provided to students on the basis of financial need or some combination of extra-curric​​ular involvement, academics, demonstrated leadership ability, volunteerism or other similar criterion plus financial need. To ​​demonstrate financial need, students must self-identify by applying for any/all of the following: OSAP (or other government student loan program), the Web Bursary Program, or the Work Study program.

Separate applications are not generally required for most of our bursaries and awards; if you feel you will require some additional financial assistance during the fall and winter session simply complete the online Web Bursary ap​plication which can be found on Web Advisor the month of October (it is due November 1). As part of our commitment to the Student Access Guarantee, bursary assistance may be provided, if warranted, to ensure that tuition and book costs are met.

To find more information on the  bursaries and awards offered at Nipissing University, please complete the chart, below.

Disclaimer:

Nipissing University assumes liability for the payment of scholarships, bursaries and other awards only to the extent that expected gifts from donors or returns from particular investments of endowed funds are realized. The University reserves the right to make whatever changes circumstances may require, including the amendment of monetary value, selection criteria and the cancellation of particular awards. Information on the current status of any of these may be obtained by contacting the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office or by visiting the Nipissing University website at www.nipissingu.ca/studentfinancialservices. 

Students who feel that their individual circumstances are not being fairly considered when determining eligibility for the aforementioned scholarships, bursaries and awards have the right to submit a written appeal explaining their circumstances to the Undergraduate Services and Awards Committee.​

  • Value:
    $500

    Presented to the third year full-time student in a History major who has demonstrated an exceptional interest in the study of History, and who is deemed most deserving by the History faculty.

  • Value:
    $500

    Established from donations by Dr. Patricia Hughes and awarded to the full-time female mature student with the highest average (minimum 75%) on five concurrent courses entering second year full-time studies at Nipissing.

  • Value:
    $3025

    Established to honour Alan (1925-1994), the first Dean of the Faculty of Education, and his wife Joyce (1925-2009), an ardent supporter of the local arts community. Two scholarships are presented to Indigenous students graduating from the Bachelor of Education program with a strong academic standing who intend to go on to teach in an indigenous community. The recipients must demonstrate financial need. Preference for one of the scholarships will go to a student who has volunteered and played an active role in the programs offered through the Nipissing University Office of Indigenous Initiatives as an indication of interest in supporting indigenous communities.

  • Value:
    $2300

    Presented annually to a graduating female student in the full-time Bachelor of Education program who, while a student at Nipissing University, demonstrated superior leadership abilities. The recipient is selected by the Schulich School of Education.

  • Value:
    $625

    Presented annually to a full-time Nipissing University student. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.
    Apply on the Web Bursary application available on Web Advisor October 1. Deadline: 4:00 pm November 1.

  • Value:
    $2500

    Presented to two full-time, upper year students in the Bachelor of Business Administration program with a strong academic record. The recipients must also demonstrate financial need and be residents of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $2500

    Presented to two full-time students entering the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology and Technology program or the Bachelor of Science in Biology program with a strong academic record. The recipients must also demonstrate financial need and be residents of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $1500

    Awarded on the basis of financial need to a full-time, or part-time, student in his/her final year. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $475

    Presented annually to two new full-time Nipissing University students who attended an Ontario CAAT (College of Applied Art and Technology) during the previous academic year.

  • Value:
    $2475

    Awarded to a returning student pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree who is in good academic standing in courses taken in the previous year as a full-time student at Nipissing. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $2475

    Awarded to a returning student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Environmental Geography. The recipient must be in good academic standing based on courses taken in the previous year as a full-time student at Nipissing. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $300

    Presented on the basis of financial need.

  • Value:
    $500

    Awarded to a North Bay and Area female student who demonstrates academic proficiency who is continuing full time studies in a program within the Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University. The recipient demonstrates excellent leadership skills, with preference going to a student who also demonstrates a strong work ethic and excellent teaching practices with children.

  • Value:
    $1500; $2500

    Awarded to students, with full time admission, entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program at Nipissing, directly from high school. Students who attain a final average of 80% or better on their best six 4U/4M final grades will receive a $1,500 scholarship. Students who attain a final average of 85% or better on their best six 4U/ 4M final grades as of June 30 will receive a $2,500 scholarship.

  • Value:
    $500- $1000

    Awarded to full-time students entering second, third or fourth year of an undergraduate program at Nipissing. Students will receive a $500 scholarship if they attain a minimum average of 80%, $750 if they attain a minimum average of 85% or $1000 if they attain a minimum average of 90% on their top 24 credits over the previous Fall/Winter session at Nipissing. Refer to the "weighted average" link on our website for further eligibility requirements. Students in the Concurrent Education program can only hold the scholarship in their "non-Professional" study years. Students in the BSCN.SPP and Consecutive Education programs do not qualify for this scholarship.

  • Value:
    $1225

    Presented to a student to ensure a Nipissing University education remains financially accessible. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $975

    Presented to a full-time student who excelled in the Introduction to Small Business Administration course (ADMN 3306E). The recipient must demonstrate financial need.

  • Value:
    up to $5000

    The President’s Indigenous Achievement Awards will be presented to Indigenous students demonstrating high academic achievement in disciplines related to Science, Technology, Environmental Science, Math and Indigenous Studies.

  • Value:
    $475

    Presented annually to a full-time second, third or fourth year student enrolled in the Computer Science program with a minimum average of 70%. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $500

    Established by the graduating class of 2005, the bursary is presented annually, on the basis of financial need, to a full-time Nipissing University student. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.
    Apply on the Web Bursary application available on Web Advisor October 1. Deadline: 4:00 pm November 1.

  • Value:
    $700

    Established by the graduating class of 2006, it is presented annually, on the basis of financial need, to a full-time Nipissing University student. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $625

    Established by the graduating class of 2007, this award is presented annually, on the basis of financial need, to a full-time Nipissing University student. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $375

    Established by the graduating class of 2006, it is presented annually, on the basis of financial need, to a full-time Nipissing University student who is also a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $550

    Established in memory of David Cybulski by his friends and family. David was a third year Environmental Science Physical Geography major who co-founded the Environmental Action Committee on campus. This award is presented to an upper year student in an Environmental program, with preference to students in the Environmental Science Physical Geography or Bachelor of Science Environmental Geography programs. The recipient must be actively involved in protecting the natural environment, show strong academic standing, demonstrate financial need and must be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.
    Complete a Web Bursary application available on Web Advisor October 1. Deadline: 4:00 pm November 1.

  • Value:
    $475

    Presented to the student with the highest admittance average who was a graduate of Nipissing University and who is enrolled in the Junior/Intermediate or Intermediate/Senior Division of the full-time Bachelor of Education program with Math or Science as a teachable. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $350

    Established to honour the life of Dr. Anne Clendinning, this scholarship is presented to a female Nipissing University student studying history at the graduate level. Preference is given to a student who completed her undergraduate degree at Nipissing University.

  • Value:
    $2325

    Awarded to selected students in the Primary-Junior Division of the full-time Bachelor of Education program with a minimum admittance average of 80%. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and be residents of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $500

    Awarded to two students on the basis of financial need.

  • Value:
    $400

    Awarded to the full-time student who obtained the highest average in the Introduction to Gender Equality and Social Justice course over the previous academic year, and who is continuing studies at Nipissing University.

  • Value:
    $425

    Awarded to an Indigenous student enrolled full-time at Nipissing University in the Arts, Commerce, Science, Social Work or Business Administration. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and cannot be sponsored by the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs.

  • Value:
    $1575

    Presented to the full-time second year Bachelor of Education student enrolled in the Intermediate/Senior Division who took the Technology Enriched Teaching and Learning Course (EDUC 4766) in the previous year. The recipient is selected on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $925

    Awarded annually in June to the graduating student, in third or fourth year English Studies (including students in the final year of Concurrent Education), with an excellent academic record and demonstrated financial need who will be continuing her/his studies at either a faculty of education or a graduate school. The faculty in the English Studies department selects the most deserving applicant. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.
    Applications may be printed from the "forms" section of our website.

  • Value:
    $500

    Presented to a graduating full-time student from the Schulich School of Education Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate Division who was highly successful in all practice teaching placements. This award is intended to be presented to a student who will pursue a career in teaching and ideally register as a member of the Elementary Teacher’s Federation. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $650

    Awarded on the basis of financial need.

  • Value:
    $950

    Established to honour the life of North Bay Normal School alumna, Gloria Margaret Moreau Onyett, the award recognizes her dedication and passion for education.

    The Gloria Margaret Moreau Onyett Award in Education will be presented annually to two students in the Nipissing University Bachelor of Education program. The award will be split equally between a first year student and a second year student and will be awarded based on academic excellence. Preference will be given to students from the Algoma Region.

  • Value:
    $1050

    Presented to a deserving graduating full-time Bachelor of Education student who achieved a high average in the visual arts course (Intermediate or Senior) and who demonstrated a commitment to encouraging the value of art in education. Students are nominated by the Faculty. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $500

    Presented to a student who self-identifies as Indigenous and requires tech hardware such as a laptop or tablet to aid them in their studies. The student must also demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given to a student in a graduate studies program or a student in their 3rd or 4th year in an undergraduate program.

  • Value:
    $2475

    Designed to attract students to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program. The recipients must possess a minimum 75% on his/her best six 4U or 4M final grades, and exemplify interest and involvement in extra-curricular activities. The recipients must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $2475

    Designed to attract students to the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science or the Bachelor of Science - Biology degree program, with preference to the former. The recipients must possess a minimum 75% in his/her best six 4U, 4M final grades, and exemplify interest and involvement in extra-curricular activities. The recipients must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $300

    Presented to a graduating student, either part-time or full-time, in each major. The recipients are chosen by the respective faculty of each major, primarily on the basis of academic achievement. Each student must have a minimum 80% average in the course used to calculate the average in his/her major. The majority of credits (24 for three-year degree students and 48 for four-year degree students) must have been earned at Nipissing University. Students with a double major are only eligible to receive one J.W. Trusler Award.

  • Value:
    $300

    Presented to six graduating students as selected by the faculty of each division, based primarily on academic achievement and for excellence in practice teaching. The number of awards for the Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate, and Intermediate/Senior Divisions is proportionate to the number of sections in each division.

  • Value:
    $4675

    Presented to a full-time second, third or fourth year Bachelor of Business Administration student with an excellent academic record who also demonstrates financial need and is a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $875

    Established in 1994 by John R. McCarthy, former Deputy Minister of University Affairs and Deputy Minister of Education for the Province of Ontario. The scholarship is awarded to a student who graduated with at least second-class standing from either a three-year or four-year undergraduate program at Nipissing University in the preceding academic year, and who is currently enrolled in the Schulich School of Education at Nipissing in the Fall Session immediately following graduation. Preference is given to a student who has displayed leadership in student government and student affairs, made a personal contribution to the life of the University, shown a fondness and aptitude for sports, and displayed leadership and a sense of fair play in athletic endeavours. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.
    Complete a Web Bursary application available on Web Advisor October 1. Deadline: 4:00 pm November 1.

  • Value:
    $1175

    Presented to two full-time students, one male and one female, participating in varsity athletics. Selection is made on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $500

    Presented to the full-time first year student who best combines a high level of academic excellence with an interest and involvement in the affairs of Nipissing University. A minimum of first class honour standing is generally required plus active participation in cultural and/or athletic events that better the life of the University. The award goes to the student who most successfully strives toward excellence and virtue, and in some measure succeeds.

  • Value:
    $950

    Presented on the basis of academic merit to a first year full-time student who was a graduate of Chippewa or Widdifield Secondary School in the previous year. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.
    Complete a Nipissing University Application for Entrance Awards available on our website or contact the Financial Aid Office for a copy. Deadline: March 25.

  • Value:
    $500

    Awarded annually in honour of Jack and Kelowna Leckie to the defenceman on the Nipissing University Men's Hockey Team who best combines academic excellence and a high standard of play.

  • Value:
    $825

    Awarded to a full-time student entering the Nursing program who demonstrates academic excellence (minimum 80% average) and dedicated community service in health care, but who does not qualify for one of Nipissing University's major entrance awards or scholarships.

  • Value:
    $200

    Presented to the student with the highest admission average entering the primary/junior division of the Bachelor of Education program at Nipissing University.

  • Value:
    $475

    Presented annually to an upper year, full-time student, with social welfare as a major, to ensure that a Nipissing University education remains financially accessible. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.
    Complete a Web Bursary application available on Web Advisor October 1. Deadline: 4:00 pm November 1.

  • Value:
    $1025

    Presented annually to a continuing full-time Faculty of Arts and Science student with a minimum average of 75%. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $1075

    Established by the Metis Nation of Ontario to encourage and support Metis students in undergraduate programs at Nipissing University. Open to full or part-time undergraduate students who self-identify as Metis and are not registered as an Indian under the Indian Act or as an Inuk on an Inuit registry.

  • Value:
    $250

    Presented to the Bachelor of Business Administration student best demonstrating a combination of academic and creative excellence in the Small Business course as determined by the Department.

  • Value:
    $675

    Awarded to a first or second year student maintaining a minumum 70% average in the Consecutive Bachelor of Education degree program (B.Ed.). The recipient must demonstrate financial need.

  • Value:
    $675

    Presented in honour of a distinguished alumnus each year. It is awarded on the basis of financial need to an upper year student in the Concurrent Education Program who has at least a minimum 70% average. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $675

    Presented to a second, third or fourth year full-time student as an English Studies major with a minimum 70% average. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $675

    Presented to a full-time student in second, third or fourth year of a Geography major (minimum 70%) deemed to be most deserving by the Geography Department. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $675

    Presented to a second, third or fourth year full-time student of a History major on the basis of academic merit (minimum 70% average). The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $675

    Presented to a full-time student on the basis of academic merit (minimum 70%) deemed most deserving by the department of Political Science. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $675

    Presented to a full-time student in second, third, or fourth year of a Sociology major (minimum 70%) deemed to be most deserving by the Sociology Department. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $675

    Presented to a second, third, or fourth year, full-time or part-time student maintaining a minimum 70% average. The student will have contributed to one or more of the following categories: on campus clubs, volunteer community services, student government, athletic teams, or active participation in extra-curricular activities. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $675

    Presented to a full time second, third or fourth year student majoring in Social Welfare or Social Work with a minimum 70% average. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $1000

    Presented annually to three returning, full-time students enrolled in years two, three and four of a Faculty of Arts and Science program and one student in the Faculty of Applied and Professional Programs with a minimum overall average of 85%. Preference is given to students who are not the recipients of the Nipissing University President's Scholarship or Chancellor's Award.

  • Value:
    $100

    Presented to upper year, full-time or part-time Nipissing University students from the Faculty of Arts and Science or the Schulich School of Education to encourage the continuation of learning experiences and projects outside the classroom, campus

  • Value:
    $375

    Presented annually to a full-time upper year student whose integrity, scholarship and extra-curricular contribution to the Nipissing University athletic community is outstanding. This award aims to recognize a student who strives to encourage the "Laker Spirit" in one or more of the following areas of university athletics: varsity and intramural sports, the Nipissing University Student Athletic Council, coaching and/or official game duties. All nominated candidates are required to be in good academic standing.

  • Value:
    variable

    Established through donations from businesses, service clubs, individuals and Nipissing University itself. Bursaries are awarded to students who are enrolled at Nipissing University and who are in financial need. Values are variable depending on need.
    Complete a Web Bursary application available on Web Advisor October 1. Deadline: 4:00 pm November 1.

  • Value:
    $1000

    Presented to a full-time student who contributes to the enhancement of student life through involvement with clubs, athletics events, and other volunteer driven organizations on campus. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $550

    Awarded to the full-time BBA student with the highest average (minimum 70%) in the first year on five concurrent courses entering second year full-time BBA studies at Nipissing University. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $550

    Awarded to the full-time BSc student with the highest average (minimum 70%) in the first year on five concurrent courses entering second year full-time BSc studies at Nipissing University. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $550

    Established in 1993 in commemoration of the first year of Nipissing's status as a university and the University's 25th anniversary. It is presented to a full-time or part-time student who significantly enhanced student life at the University in the preceding academic year. Candidates for nomination cannot include current members of the Student Union Executive or those with council responsibilities; rather the award is intended to recognize any other extra-curricular activities taken on by the nominee.

  • Value:
    $950

    Presented annually to a full-time second, third or fourth year student enrolled in the Nipissing University School of Business and Economics with a minimum average of 75%. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $850

    Presented annually at convocation to a deserving graduating student majoring in Mathematics who has obtained a high average in his/her major. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $375

    Recognizes a third year Bachelor of Physical and Health Education student who has developed an exemplary Coaching Philosophy in PHED 3016 - Coaching. The recipient will have clearly identified and provided the basis for his or her philosophy of coaching. In addition, the philosophy must display richness and perceptiveness.

  • Value:
    $675

    Presented annually to a full-time Nipissing University student on the basis of financial need. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.
    Complete a Web Bursary application available on Web Advisor October 1. Deadline: 4:00 pm November 1.

  • Value:
    Tuition-1st year; $3000 renewed

    Provides outstanding students with a special opportunity to study in a Northern Ontario university environment. The scholarships are awarded to full-time students entering the first year of an undergraduate degree at Nipissing from high school with a minimum of 90% on their best six 4U/4M final grades. It is necessary to maintain a minimum average of 85% on the best 24 credits over each Fall/Winter Session at Nipissing to qualify for renewal of the President's Scholarship. Students must accept their offer of admission by the date indicated in their offer letter and must register full time (minimum 18 credits) in the fall/winter for the scholarship to be paid out.

  • Value:
    $500

    Presented to a student entering his/her third year of the Bachelor of Arts degree program with a major in Sociology. The recipient must demonstrate financial need.

  • Value:
    $2500

    Presented to two full-time students who have been employed within the mining sector or who are the children of a mining sector employee. The recipients must have a strong academic record (minimum 75%), demonstrate involvement in extra-curricular activities and financial need. Past recipients of the award may reapply for a second award. The recipient must also be an Ontario resident as defined by OSAP.
    Complete a Nipissing University Application for Entrance Awards available on our website. Deadline: May 1

  • Value:
    $350

    Awarded to a student enrolled in the full-time Bachelor of Education program who graduated from Nipissing University (minimum 70%) in the previous year, with History or English as a major. Students in the final year of the Concurrent Education program with History or English as a major are also considered.

  • Value:
    $1000

    Awarded to a full-time Nipissing University student in his/her second, third or fourth year (BEd included).

  • Value:
    $975

    Presented annually to a full-time Nipissing University student on the basis of financial need. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $975

    Presented annually to a full-time second, third or fourth year student enrolled in either Computer Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration (Technology Management) program or the Bachelor of Science- Environmental Biology and Technology program with a minimum average of 75%. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $975

    Presented annually to a full-time second, third or fourth year student enrolled in the Bachelor of Science- Environmental Biology and Technology program or the Bachelor of Business Administration (Technology Management) program with a minimum average of 70%. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $400

    Presented to a selected student who is participating in international exchange activities through Nipissing University. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.
    Complete a Web Bursary application available on Web Advisor October 1. Deadline: 4:00 pm November 1.

  • Value:
    $250

    Presented to a female student enrolled in her third or fourth year of a four-year program (preferably in the Humanities) with a minimum 70% average in her major, who was admitted as a Mature Student or as a college transfer and who is deemed deserving by the Awards Committee. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $850

    Presented annually to a full-time student graduating from the Junior/Intermediate division of the Schulich School of Education. The recipient must possess superior leadership skills and talents within an educational setting. Students are nominated by the Schulich School of Education. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $2050

    Presented to a graduating student in the Primary/Junior Division of the Schulich School of Education who excelled in the Mathematics Education course and who was graded highly successful in his/her practice teaching placements. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $1000

    Presented to a full-time, upper year student enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program with a minimum average of 75%. Preference is given to students in the accounting stream. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    up to $5000

    Awarded to an ambitious young entrepeneur enrolled in ADMN 3306 - Introduction to Small Business Administration who intends to start a small business, preferably in the North Bay area. Students must submit a detailed business plan and will be required to pitch their business to a panel of judges. Recipients will also be required to report back on the use of their funds.
    Application details will be provided by the ADMN 3306 instructor.

  • Value:
    $1000

    Designed to further strengthen research as part of scholarship at Nipissing University. The awards are presented to selected upper year students enrolled in eligible courses participating in research activities. Values depend on need demonstrated in budget. Recipients must also be residents of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $2000

    Awarded in support of the donor's community initiatives and in conjunction with the Nipissing University Alumni Advisory Board. It is presented to a student in the Master of Environmental Science program who has demonstrated financial need and community involvement. Preference is given to a student who has previously graduated from an undergraduate program at Nipissing.

  • Value:
    $1000

    Awarded to a full-time student in any undergraduate degree program at Nipissing University who demonstrates financial need and is a child or partner of an active service member OR a child or partner of a veteran. To qualify, students must submit a short paragraph about how being part of a military family has impacted them and how this award may support them in their studies.

    Selected recipients will be asked to show documentation which may include a military ID, a CF1 card, or any posting message or discharge message (personal information or discharge reasons are not required)

  • Value:
    1000

    Awarded to a Nipissing University student, enrolled in either the BScN program or the RPN to BScN Blended Delivery Program, who demonstrates financial need. The recipient must have excelled in their practical placements and have demonstrated a passion for the profession and an eagerness to learn. Preference will be given to second or third year students. The recipient must be nominated by School of Nursing Faculty members, preceptors or placement coordinators.

  • Value:
    $300

    Established by a generous gift from the Knowledge First Foundation. This is awarded to an Indigenous student enrolled in the professional years of Social Work who has a minimum overall average of 75%.

  • Value:
    $3000

    Awarded to a high-achieving student, who has a Ukrainian background, and is from Northern Ontario, this award was established with a bequest from Nipissing Alumna Stephanie Balanchuk Patterson. Stephanie graduated from the North Bay Normal School in 1949. What an exciting career she had. She took full advantage of every opportunity to travel and experience life that came her way. She had taught in the UK and all over Ontario. She experienced every grade from kindergarten to high school. She continued her education, receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Queens and shifted her education focus to high school and guidance. After finally retiring in 1986, she moved into a beautiful waterfront home with her sister Mary.
    Complete a Nipissing University Application for Entrance Awards available on our website. Deadline: May 1

  • Value:
    $500

    Presented annually to a student in the Bachelor of Arts Criminal Justice program. The recipient must demonstrate financial need, have a strong work ethic, and a positive attitude towards their studies. Students are required to submit a short paragraph outlining why they feel they are deserving of the award, with specific reference to their strong work ethic and positive attitude, and how this award will support their academic pursuits.

  • Value:
    $425

    Presented to the full-time student who has chosen a career path in Psychology, has demonstrated outstanding research productivity, and is deemed most deserving by the Psychology Department.

  • Value:
    $975

    Presented to a deserving student graduating from the Schulich School of Education who expresses a sincere desire to teach in Native Communities or other remote areas of Canada. Students are nominated by the Faculty. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

  • Value:
    $300

    Awarded to the full-time Environmental Geography student with the highest average (minimum 75%) on five concurrent courses entering second or third year full-time Environmental Geography studies at Nipissing.

  • Value:
    $425

    Presented to the full-time student in Business demonstrating outstanding perseverance and determination in his/her studies. The recipient is selected by the Business Department.