FAQ

  1. What is the difference between Scholarship/Award, Named Bursary & General Bursary?
  2. How do I know if I qualify for a General Bursary?
  3. How do I know if I qualify for a Scholarship/Award or Named Bursary?
  4. How do I apply for a Scholarship/Award or Named Bursary?
  5. How do nominations work?
  6. Can I apply to more than one Scholarship/Award or Named Bursary?
  7. If I apply for multiple Scholarships/Awards, do I need to submit multiple applications?
  8. Who decides the winner of each award?
  9. When should I submit my nomination or application by?
  10. Will I be contacted if I don’t win the award I applied to or was nominated for?
  11. How do I know what Scholarship/Award or Named Bursary I won and how do I get it?
  12. What if I cannot attend the Student Awards Ceremony?
  13. How do I extend my appreciation for this Scholarship/Award or Named Bursary?
  14. Are awards considered taxable income?

1. What is the difference between Scholarship/Award, Named Bursary & General Bursary?

Scholarships and Awards recognize excellence in a student’s studies. Each scholarship or award has specific criteria which may include program, level of study, community involvement, financial need etc.
Named Bursaries are awarded on the basis of students meeting the criteria outlined in the Named Bursary.
General Bursaries are awarded each semester. General Bursary applications are assessed based upon demonstrated financial need (student income and expenditures) and whether they have exhausted government funding.

2. How do I know if I qualify for a General Bursary?

To be eligible for a bursary, applicants must have demonstrated financial need and:

  1. Be a student in good academic standing
  2. Enrolled in a full-time program
  3. Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  4. Have accumulated government student financial debt
  5. Have exhausted all OSAP opportunities/eligibility
  6. Complete ALL sections of the Bursary Application Form

3. How do I know if I qualify for a Scholarship/Award or Named Bursary?

Each individual scholarship has its own set of criteria. For details, please refer to the main Scholarships and Awards page.

4. How do I apply for a Scholarship/Award or Named Bursary?

To apply, click on the “Start Application” button at the bottom of each individual award page and complete the online application by September 27.
Prior to submitting your application, please review Available Scholarships, Awards & Named Bursaries and their criteria to be sure it is available to your Program and Year enrolled and that you meet all criteria. Then, prepare any documents (e.g. letter of application or references) in Word or PDF format. And, if the Scholarship, Award or Named Bursary requires you to demonstrate financial need, have your income and expense information handy to enter on page 2 of the application.

5. How do nominations work?

Some of the awards at Michener are granted by nomination only. Nominations are provided by Michener faculty, clinical coordinators, or program chairs, as specified in the individual description. Where an award criterion requires a nomination and letters of support, the letter of support cannot come from the original nominator.

6. Can I apply to more than one Scholarship/Award or Named Bursary?

There is no limit to the number of awards you can apply for and potentially receive. Review the listed criteria and be sure to meet the criteria for each award.

7. If I apply for multiple Scholarships/Awards, do I need to submit multiple applications?

Yes.

8. Who decides the winner of each award?

In most cases, recipients are selected by the Scholarships & Awards Committee, unless otherwise noted in the award description. The Scholarships & Awards Committee is made up of Michener donors, alumni and staff. The selection is based on each individual award criteria.

9. When should I submit my nomination or application by?

The deadline for both nominations and applications this year is September 20, 2020.

10. Will I be contacted if I don’t win the award I applied to or was nominated for?

Only the successful recipients will be contacted.

11. How do I know what Scholarship/Award or Named Bursary I won and how do I get it?

Students will be notified if they are a recipient. All students are invited to the annual Student Awards Ceremony held in the Fall each year.

12. What if I cannot attend the Student Awards Ceremony?

Soon after the Student Awards Ceremony, all award winners will be contacted with next steps to pick up their award or have it sent to them.

13. How do I extend my appreciation for this Scholarship/Award or Named Bursary?

All recipients are encouraged to write a thank you note to the donor. Please forward your thank you to the Registrar’s Office at regoffice@michener.ca

14. Are awards considered taxable income?

Yes, awards are considered part of a student’s taxable income for the year. Michener’s Finance Department will issue T4A forms to all recipients by the end of February, reflecting the value of the awards issued in the previous calendar year.