Sheridan Continuing Education Bursary – Fall 2021
The Sheridan Continuing Education Bursary is administered through the Financial Aid & Awards Office.
Purpose: To provide financial support to students enrolled in a Sheridan Continuing Education program with low family income and resources.
This bursary will provide students with assistance up to $200 per course to a maximum of $500 per term.
Sheridan Black Students Bursary
Sheridan’s new Strategic Plan entitled Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World codifies our institutional commitment to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion. Our goal is to create a community where everyone brings their full potential and experiences, knowing their unique contributions are valued.
On July 16, 2020, President and Vice Chancellor Dr. Janet Morrison signed the Black North Initiative CEO Pledge, committing Sheridan – alongside other leading Canadian institutions – to specific actions and targets designed to dismantle systemic anti-Black racism and create opportunities for underrepresented members of its community. As an initial step, Sheridan has identified funds to support Black students with financial bursaries to help off-set the costs of their Sheridan education. The bursary will be awarded to Black students based on financial need. Recipients must also be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons. This opportunity is open to new and returning full-time Sheridan students and applicants to the Sheridan Continuing Education Bursary will also be considered for this opportunity.
Only one application per term will be considered.
Courses starting between September to December are considered Fall term
Courses starting between January to April are considered Winter term
Courses starting between May to August are considered Spring term
Students may be eligible for a Sheridan Continuing Education Bursary if they:
- Are a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person as defined in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada)
- Have family income that is below the threshold for a given family size as indicated below
- Are not receiving funding from:
-The Ontario Bridging Participant Assistant Program (OBPAP)
- Are taking courses that are required for a Sheridan College Certificate, Recognition of Achievement, Micro-Credential
- Are enrolled in a study period that is at least four weeks in length
Family Income Thresholds
1 – $65,342
2 – $91,387
3 – $109,027
4 – $119,839
5 – $129,838
6 – $139,343
7+ – $147,543
Students will have until no later than 10 business days after their class starts to apply for the bursary. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Students are responsible for paying the costs associated to register in classes as the review of bursary applications will not occur until after the drop with refund period has passed. Applications will be considered in the order which they are submitted until funding has been depleted.
All communications and notification of the decision will be sent to an applicant’s Sheridan student email address.
The bursary will be issued to the student in the form of a cheque to the mailing address on file within 4-6 weeks after the bursary has been posted to the students’ account.
Funding received through this bursary is taxable. Sheridan will issue a T4A in February of the following year indicating the total amount of bursary assistance issued. Students are advised to ensure that their SIN number is updated on their Sheridan student record. Instructions on how to update your SIN can be found here: https://myotr.sheridancollege.ca/sin.html
Students must successfully complete all courses funded through this opportunity otherwise future eligibility for the Continuing Education Bursary may be jeopardized. Students can reinstate their eligibility for the bursary by funding one term at their own expense.
Any questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org from the student’s Sheridan email account.