General Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students are eligible to receive one scholarship from up to two categories:
    A. Entrance Scholarships
    B. Regional Scholarships
    C. Priority Program Scholarships
    D. International Scholars Research Assistantships
  • Entrance, regional and priority program scholarships are open to new students only (excluding 2nd program and English to post-secondary studies scholarship)
  • Applicants will be ranked based on previous highest academic performance
  • Appllicants must be full-time students

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

Student Scholarships

All international applicants are automatically considered for the following 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.

Continuing Canadian Education Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship awarded to international students who are admitted to a degree, diploma or graduate certificate at Conestoga College from a Canadian High School or a partner language school (scholarship application required).

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 - Degree Entrance Scholarship

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

  • $1,000 awarded to new students enrolled in priority programs (see 2018/19 list below).
  • Eligible applicants will be ranked based on program admission requirements (highest academic average)

Priority Programs for 2018-2019

  • Building Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Broadcasting Performance and Digital Media
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse – At Risk Populations
  • Nutrition and Food Service Management

Science and Technology Research Assistantships

$10,000 scholarship awarded to degree students based on cumulative academic achievement in their program. Students must have completed at least one year of their program and are continuing full time studies in a subsequent year of study in their degree. Students must also satisfy criteria for the Jobs on Campus program. Through this initiative, students will work with either an Industrial Research Chair or a Director of a Centre for Excellence and Innovation at Conestoga College. Funds will be distributed throughout the year. (Application and essay required. Available May 2018.)

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