To be considered for awards and scholarships, complete the following steps:

  1. Log in to the Student Portal
  2. Select the Financial tab
  3. Click on My Award Applications
  4. Select the current term
  5. Complete all of the information in each tab
  6. Review your application and submit

Student Awards


Narhari Sharma Memorial Award

Mr. Narhari Sharma was a symbol of love, wisdom, strength, vision, courage and selflessness. He was gentle soul who lived to help others. Education and equality were two of his key values.

This award was established in his name to support a full-time international student at Conestoga who demonstrates academic success, and the qualities of wisdom, strength, vision, courage and selflessness. The recipient will have demonstrated leadership and have gone out of their way to help others achieve their goals.

The recipient of this award is nominated by Conestoga staff and faculty.


For more information about awards and their required qualifications, please visit Awards or contact Student Financial Services.

International Student Scholarships

General eligibility criteria:

  • Students are eligible to receive one scholarship from these two categories:
    1. Entrance scholarships
    2. Regional scholarships
  • Entrance and regional scholarships are open to new students only (excluding 2nd Program Scholarship and English for Academic Studies to Post-Secondary Studies Scholarship)
  • Applicants will be ranked based on previous highest academic performance
  • Applicants must be full-time students

Please note: To be eligible for a scholarship, you must pay your deposit and fees in full by the due dates specified in your letter of acceptance.

Entrance scholarships

Entrance Excellence Scholarship

$1,500 scholarships awarded each intake to students at the highest level of academic performance. Applicants will be ranked based on past academic performance (highest academic average) and awards will be distributed across all countries of origin.

English for Academic Studies to Post-Secondary Studies Scholarship

$1,500 scholarships awarded each intake. Eligible applicants will be ranked on highest academic average in Level 4 of Conestoga’s English for Academic Studies program. Following the completion of the EAS program, students must be entering a degree, diploma or graduate certificate at Conestoga College and must be eligible to proceed.

2nd Program Scholarship

$1,500 scholarship awarded to students who have previously graduated from a Conestoga diploma, degree or graduate certificate program (excludes certificate (C) programs) and who apply to a second program within four months of completion. Students will be ranked on the highest academic average (GPA) from the previous program of study.

Regional scholarships

Regional - Degree Entrance Scholarship

$3,000 awarded to students beginning studies in the Fall, Winter or Spring terms. Applicants will be ranked based on past academic performance (highest academic average) and awards will be distributed across all countries of origin.

Regional - Diploma Entrance Scholarship

$1,500 awarded to students beginning studies in the Fall, Winter or Spring terms. Applicants will be ranked based on past academic performance (highest academic average) and awards will be distributed across all countries of origin.

Regional – Graduate Program Entrance Scholarship

$1,500 awarded to students beginning studies in the Fall, Winter or Spring terms. Applicants will be ranked based on past academic performance (highest academic average) and awards will be distributed across all countries of origin.

Please Note: Conestoga College reserves the right to limit the number and value of scholarships available. All applicants must be registered as an international student, be a citizen of a country other than Canada and hold a valid study permit for the period of study. All scholarships are applied to the student's tuition account. Only successful candidates will be notified of results. The International Office Selection Committee will make all final selections.