Bishop’s University offers various types of financial aid to our students, mainly through scholarships and bursaries. In addition to our scholarships and bursaries, we encourage students to look at external scholarship programs (a great place to start is a free scholarship site www.yconic.com), government financial aid through your Canadian province of residence, or investigating student loans or lines of credit via banks. Have a look below for information on other funding sources.
As a Canadian student, you will find various types of financial aid available to help you finance your studies.
The main source of funding for students is government financial aid which can include loans, grants, and bursaries. The federal/provincial governments offer aid program for students based on financial need. Students apply directly on-line to their province or territory of residence. More on the Government Aid web page.
BU Awards & Bursaries: Deadline April 30th
Bishop’s offers awards to RETURNING STUDENTS each year that vary in amount from $500 to $1,500. In order to qualify, students must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, be registered full-time at Bishop’s, be in good academic standing, demonstrate financial need, and be a returning student. To be considered a returning student, you had to be registered in the previous Winter semester at Bishop’s University. For more information please see the Returning Students section of the Awards & Bursaries webpage. NEW students to Bishop’s are not eligible for these awards and bursaries but we encourage you to look at the Entering Students section of the Awards & Bursaries webpage.
Students may apply to different organizations for scholarships or awards based on various criteria. A multitude of web sites will provide information on these awards. We encourage you to contact local groups around your home to see what is available. A great place to start looking for external scholarships and awards is the free website www.yconic.com. In Canada over $5 million in unclaimed scholarships and awards sit undistributed so we highly recommend that you do some searching and apply for as many awards as you can – you never know what you might receive!
For students of First Nations, Inuit or Metis heritage, Indspire is the largest funder for indigenous education outside of the Federal government. For more information on bursaries and scholarships offered by Indspire please visit their website.
Bank Loans / Line of Credit:
Most banks offer Student Loans or Lines of credit to full time students. Various rules and regulations apply depending on the institution. Contact your bank for more information.
- Bank of Montreal
- Laurentian Bank
- National Bank
- Royal Bank
- Scotia Bank
- TD Bank
Bishop’s University – Student Accounts / Financial Aid
Location: McGreer Bldg – 2nd floor
Tel: 819-822-9600, ext. 2655