Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards

Stay tuned for our brand new scholarship website launching this September!

Frequently Asked Questions

NorQuest College has contracted with AcademicWorks, a third-party award management system, to enhance and streamline the award search and application process for all currently enrolled NorQuest College students. Students who complete the general application through the new NorQuest College award system will be automatically considered for several awards across campus based on qualifications such as academic merit, financial need, leadership, volunteer service or contributions to campus life. Additional selection criteria may be included.

The NorQuest College award system uses the term “opportunities” when referring to awards.

Currently enrolled students can complete the general application in the NorQuest College award system, as well as any supplemental applications for award consideration. Students will need to complete the application each tern, and will be notified via their MyQuest email account when the new application is open. By completing the general application, students will automatically be considered for several awards based on eligibility.

Award deadlines for the Fall term will be 11:59 pm November 1 and deadlines for the Winter term will be 11:59 pm March 1 of each calendar year.

On the general application form, in addition to completing the required fields (indicated with an *), students are encouraged to complete the application to the fullest extent to maximize award consideration.

In some cases, individual awards require additional information that is not on the general applications. Students are encouraged to review the suggested list of these recommended opportunities and provide any information requested to receive further consideration for those awards.

Currently enrolled NorQuest College students who submit an application will see a “submitted” status on their My Applications tab within the award system. Students who have an incomplete general application will be directed there upon login until complete.

If selected, students will be notified by email to their MyQuest account.

Students who have been awarded an award must accept it online through the NorQuest College award system. Students should follow the instructions as prompted to review the award offer and click “Accept” under the appropriate award.

If a response date is required for a specific opportunity, it will be indicated when you view your award offer.

Awards are re-awarded to other students if declined.

Award funds are mailed in the form of a cheque to student’s home address on file after the Social Insurance Number has been updated.

In compliance with federal Income Tax Act, NorQuest College will produce a T4A slip for filing with your income tax return. Your T4A will include the student award funding that you have received in the past calendar year. For more information on ‘Students and Income Tax’ go to Canada Revenue Agency. The student’s social insurance number (SIN) will need to be included on the T4A.

In order to comply and receive your student award, you can now log into your MyQuest account and update your SIN. View instructions.

Currently enrolled NorQuest College international students can receive awards and complete the general application in the NorQuest College award system.

NorQuest College is fortunate to have hundreds of awards available to help students achieve their academic goals. By completing the general application, applicants will automatically be considered for several awards based on general application answers. In addition, by completing recommended opportunities applications, applicants will be considered for award-specific applications.

Each award has its own eligibility and selection criteria. Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are considered by an award review committee.

Each year, the AcademicWorks site must archive and refresh applications for the upcoming school year. While we are working on that process, we cannot accept any new applications or changes to existing applications.

If you have any questions, email

Financial Aid Office

Room 1-204, Civic Employees Legacy Tower, Downtown Campus