General Eligibility Criteria:

  • Entrance scholarships are open to new students only (excluding 2nd Program and English to Post-secondary Scholarships)
  • Students are eligible to receive one scholarship from each category:
    A. Entrance Scholarship,
    B. Regional Scholarship and
    C. Priority Program Scholarship
  • Applicants will be ranked based on highest academic average for the program they apply to
  • Students must be registered full-time to be eligible
  • Please note: to be considered for a scholarship you must pay both your deposit and full fees by the due dates specified in your Letter of Acceptance or on our website. If these payments are not made on time, your scholarship application will be rejected.

Note: Conestoga reserves the right to limit the number and value of the scholarship based on available funding.

Student Scholarships

To apply for student scholarships:
1. Complete the General Award Application.
2. For more information on scholarships and their required qualifications, please email us

Degree Entrance Scholarship
$2,500 split over Year 1 and Year 2 of the program, awarded to students beginning studies in the Fall semester only. Applicants will be ranked based on highest academic average in their top six grade 12 courses including required subjects.

Degree Pathway Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship awarded to students beginning studies in an approved Conestoga pathway in the Fall semester only. Applicants will be ranked based on program admission requirements (highest academic average) unless otherwise stated.

Diploma Entrance Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship awarded each intake. Eligible applicants will be ranked based on program admission requirements (highest academic average).

English for Academic Studies to Post-Secondary Studies Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship awarded each intake. Eligible applicants will be ranked on highest academic average in Level 4 of Conestoga’s English for Academic Studies program.

2nd Program Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship awarded to students who have graduated from a previous Conestoga diploma, degree or graduate program (excludes certificate programs) and who apply to begin a second program within four months of completion. Students will be ranked on the highest academic average (GPA) from the previous program of study.

  • $1,000 scholarships available by region, awarded each intake (January, May, September)
  • Eligible applicants will be ranked based on program admission requirements (highest academic average)
  • Applicants must be a citizen of a country within the following regions:
    • Africa
    • South Asia and the Middle East
    • Vietnam and Philippines
    • East Asia (all countries excluding Vietnam and Philippines)
    • Eastern Europe and Central Asia
    • Latin America and Caribbean
  • $1,000 awarded to new students enrolled in priority programs (see 2016/17 list below).
  • Eligible applicants will be ranked based on program admission requirements (highest academic average)

Priority Programs for 2017-2018

  1. Advertising and Marketing Communications
  2. Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science (Honours)
  3. Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) - Accounting, Audit and Information Technology
  4. Bachelor of Design (Honours)
  5. Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development (Honours)
  6. Bachelor of Public Relations (Honours)
  7. Broadcast - Radio
  8. Broadcasting – Television and Independent Production
  9. Computer Application Security
  10. Dynamic Web Site Design
  11. Environmental Building Science
  12. Food Processing Technician
  13. Hospitality Management - Hotel and Restaurant Management (Co-op)
  14. Information Technology Network Security
  15. Integrated Marketing Communications
  16. Interactive Media Management – Interaction Design
  17. Journalism
  18. Network Administration and Technical Support
  19. Nutrition and Food Service Management
  20. Packaging Engineering Technician
  21. Public Relations
  22. Structural Packaging Design & Management
  23. Visual Merchandising Arts
  24. Woodworking Technician

Student Awards

To apply for student awards:
1. Complete the General Award Application including the Study Period Budget and Financial Need essay
2. Submit reference letters as required in the award description, indicating which award(s) for which you want consideration
For more information on awards and their required qualifications, please contact Student Financial Services

Four awards of $1,000 are available to international students at Conestoga College who are actively involved and volunteer with the International Education Department. This award will be given to one or two current international students. Recipients must have a minimum grade average of 75 per cent and demonstrate financial need. Recipients must also be actively involved and volunteer with the International Education Department.

Eligibility:

The applicant must:
  • be an international student paying full-time international student tuition fees and CSI fees
  • have college involvement within the International Education Department
  • submit one reference supporting involvement or volunteer work within the International Education Department
  • be registered at Conestoga for the Winter semester
  • have a minimum academic average of 75 percent or 3.5 GPA
  • complete the online General Award Application through the Student Portal, including the Study Period Budget and Financial Need essay.

Applicants who have received a CSI International Student Service Award (ISSA) in any year may be considered for an award in a subsequent year, provided they are able to demonstrate meaningful involvement or volunteer contributions separate and distinct from those which earned their previous award.

Award winners will be invited to attend CSI's annual award banquet in April to be recognized and receive their framed award certificate.

CSI is offering up to 10 awards of $500 available to international students at Conestoga College who are actively involved and volunteer with the International Education Department. Recipients must have a minimum grade average of 75 percent and demonstrate financial need. Recipients must also be actively involved and volunteer with the International Education Department.

Eligibility:

The applicant must:
  • be an international student paying full-time international student tuition fees and CSI fees
  • be registered in a diploma or degree program
  • be registered at Conestoga for the Winter semester
  • be one of ten students with the highest grade point average above 85 percent. In case of a tie preference will go to students with college involvement
  • complete the online General Award Application through the Student Portal, including the Study Period Budget and Financial Need essay.

Award winners will be invited to attend CSI's annual award banquet in April to be recognized and receive their framed award certificate.

Two awards of $500 are available to international students at Conestoga College. Recipients must have a minimum grade average of 75 percent and be actively involved within athletics, a varsity team or intermural sports.

Eligibility:

The applicant must:
  • be an international student paying full-time international student tuition fees and CSI fees
  • have college involvement within athletics, a varsity team or intermural sports
  • submit one reference supporting your athletic involvement
  • Registered at Conestoga for the Winter semester
  • have a minimum academic average of 75 percent or 3.5 GPA
  • demonstrate financial need
  • complete the online General Award Application through the Student Portal, including the Study Period Budget and Financial Need essay.

Award winners will be invited to attend CSI's annual award banquet in April to be recognized and receive their framed award certificate.

Two awards of $2,500 are available to international students at Conestoga College who have demonstrated leadership in one or more of the following areas: community service, international engagement, intercultural understanding, and promotion of diversity, intellectual pursuits, and artistic or athletic endeavors.

Eligibility:

The applicant must:
  • be an international student paying full-time international student tuition fees and CSI fees
  • submit a maximum 1000 word essay demonstrating leadership in one or more of the following areas; community service, international engagement, intercultural understanding, promotion of diversity, intellectual pursuits, and artistic or athletic endeavors
  • submit two reference letters; at least one reference must be a Conestoga faculty or staff member, and the second reference may on-campus or off-campus employer or supervisor with whom you volunteer or work with
  • be registered at Conestoga for the Winter semester.
  • have a minumum academic average of 75 percent or 3.5 GPA
  • complete the online General Award Application through the Student Portal.

Applicants who have received a CSI International Community Achievement Award (ICAA) in any year may be considered for an award in a subsequent year, provided they are able to demonstrate meaningful leadership and service contributions in activities or programs separate and distinct from those which earned their previous award

Award winners will be invited to attend CSI's annual award banquet in April to be recognized and receive their framed award certificate.

The Narhari Sharma Memorial Award Nomination

Mr. Narhari Sharma was a symbol of love, wisdom, strength, vision, courage and selflessness. He was gentle soul who lived to help others; had an amazing thought process and was a true leader. Education and equality were two of his key values. This award was created to recognize a student who demonstrates the following qualities:

Eligibility:

  • Wisdom, strength, vision, courage and selflessness
  • True leadership through innovation
  • Going out of his/her way to help others achieve their goals

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 the successful candidates will be notified of results. The International Office Selection Committee will make all final selections.