How do I fill out a Bursary Application?

What is a bursary?

A bursary is a monetary award that is granted on the basis of financial need.  Bursaries are different than Scholarships.  Scholarships are merit- based and are awarded for academic achievement.  Bursaries are financial-need based awards that do not have to be repaid.

5 Tips for filling out your bursary application

  1. Be complete!  It is hard to make a decision on or assess an incomplete application.
  2. Hand the application in on time.  The DEADLINE is IMPORTANT.
  3. If you have applied for Government Student Loan--please provide proof of received student loan assistance for the specified academic(September-April) or calendar year (September-December).   The more work you leave to the Financial Aid Office, the longer you will be delayed in receiving a response on your submitted bursary application.
  4. Be realistic.  When you are filling out the budget, be realistic about how much you are spending.  Indicating that you spend $300/mo on entertainment might help show that you have more expenses than resources, but, it probably won't get you a bursary.
  5. Don't forget your resources.  Make sure you tell us how much money you have.  If you tell us you have $10,000 worth of expenses and $0 worth of resources, we're going to think you forgot to fill in half of the application.