Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards
Scholarships, bursaries and awards for SIAST students are made possible through the generosity of donors. If you or your organization is interested in establishing awards, please contact us.
Students attending Saskatchewan Regional Colleges or Gabriel Dumont Institute are not eligible to apply for SIAST student awards.
Students enrolled in a program starting fall 2013 can apply for scholarships starting June 1.
For additional scholarship and award opportunities, browse below and check back during the other application windows for the 2012-2013 academic year:
- June 1 to July 15
- August 1 to September 15
- October 1 to November 15
- December 1 to January 15
- February 1 to March 15
- April 1 to May 15
Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, SIAST gives away more than $1.4 million in student awards during the academic year.
SIAST offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every SIAST campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement
Interested in setting up a scholarship? Contact us
In addition to the online application, these scholarship and award opportunities are available:
Aboriginal Student Achievement Plan (ASAP) Emergency Bursary Program
Apprenticeship Student Awards
Kelsey Basic Education Student Awards Application Form
Farm Credit Canada Aboriginal Student Empowerment Fund
SIAST Libraries Arts Award
SIAST Student Innovation Award
SIAST Student Outstanding Citizenship Awards
The ASAP Emergency Bursary is available to Aboriginal students with urgent financial need for essentials - food, shelter, medicine, and other unanticipated costs related to being in school. It may be available only if all other possibilities for emergency funds have been exhausted, and if it is clear that this bursary will contribute to your success as a student.
To be eligible for this bursary, you must:
- Be enrolled full time in a SIAST program of study or 20 weeks or greater at any SIAST Campus.
- Be of self-declared Aboriginal ancestry (includes First Nation, Non-Status, Metis, and Inuit) and provide documentation of ancestry.
Selection for this bursary is based on:
- Financial need.
- Explanation of one or two paragraphs on how the funds will be spent.
Students are eligible for a cumulative maximum total of $500 per year. Basic Education students and Apprentices are not eligible for the ASAP Bursary due to their funding source. Students must meet with an Aboriginal Student Advisor or a Counsellor for Aboriginal Students to review their application.
If you are completing an Apprenticeship program in the 2012-2013 academic year, you may be eligible to apply for a number of student awards.
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is supporting the Aboriginal Student Empowerment Fund to assist students of Aboriginal Ancestry. The Fund is a way for FCC to assist Aboriginal students and to create awareness about FCC as a potential employer. By providing up to $1,000 per applicant to assist with costs such as bus passes, child care and damage deposits, students will be able to spend more time on school and less time worrying about finances. This fund is not intended to cover costs associated with tuition.
To be eligible, you must be enrolled at SIAST Wascana Campus or SIAST Palliser Campus in one of the following programs:
- Business - Year 1 or 2
- Computer Networking Technician
- New Media Communications - Year 1 or 2
- Office Education
Students applying to this fund must meet with an Aboriginal student counsellor to review their application. Please contact:
|SIAST Wascana Campus||SIAST Palliser Campus|
Room 228, Wascana Campus
Room 228, Wascana Campus
|Isabelle Hanson Kenowekesequape
Room 2.202, Palliser Campus
To be eligible for this $500 award, you must be enrolled in a full-time program (20
weeks or more in length) at any SIAST campus. Students must have made a significant
contribution to the visual or performing arts at any SIAST campus.
Creativity (30% weighting); Technical Merit (30% weighting); Impact on the SIAST Community (40% weighting).
Applications will be available in the spring of 2013.
Presented each year to a SIAST student or team, the SIAST student innovation award will recognize a student or team of students that has achieved a high standard of excellence on an innovative project or demonstrated innovative methods within their program of study. Application details will be available in the spring of 2013.
Presented each year to a SIAST student at each campus, the SIAST outstanding citizenship award recognizes a student or team of students that has inspired and encouraged others to make positive changes. Application details will be available in the spring of 2013.
The purpose of this fund is to provide short‐term emergency loans to full‐time students
in attendance in a program offered at one of the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied
Science and Technology (SIAST) campuses.
An applicant may borrow a maximum of $400. Loan will be interest free if repaid within 90 days. If the loan is not repaid in full within 90 days, interest will be charged beginning on the 91st day at the current rate set by SIAST. SIAST will pursue collection activity on the loan in an attempt to recover amounts outstanding after 90 days from the receipt of the loan.
- Saskatchewan resident
- Be enrolled full‐time in a SIAST program of study of 20 weeks or greater at any SIAST campus.
- Students are eligible to borrow a maximum total of $400.00 during a 12 month period.
- Basic Education students and Apprentices are not eligible for this loan due to their
- Saskatchewan resident
- Demonstrated critical and urgent financial need and
- Clear repayment plans for within 90 days of receipt of loan
Students must meet with an a Counsellor to review their loan application
Application deadline: June 30
Value: Minimum value of $250 - Maximum value of $500 (Dependent upon the location of the Skills Canada National Competition)
The purpose of this grant is to support travel and accommodation costs for SIAST students who are going on to compete in the Skills Canada National Competition. All students who meet the criteria will be awarded the grant providing funds are available.
To be eligible to receive the Learning That Works – Skills Canada National Competition Grant, a student must:
- Have attended a high school in the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division #119 or the Prince Albert Roman Catholic School Division #6
- Be enrolled in any applied certificate, certificate, diploma or apprenticeship program at SIAST Woodland Campus or SIAST Kelsey Campus
- In the year in which they are enrolled in the SIAST program, compete in the Skills Canada Saskatchewan Competition and be selected to compete in the Skills Canada National Competition
- Be attending and competing in the Skills Canada National Competition
- Provide verification from Program Head or instructor of participation in Skills Canada
THIS APPLICATION AND RELEASE FORM MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE THE LEARNING THAT WORKS – SKILLS CANADA NATIONAL COMPETITION GRANT FUNDS CAN BE DISBURSED. PLEASE ENSURE INFORMATION IS CORRECT.
For more information, contact:
Office Assistant, Donor and Alumni Relations
SIAST Wascana Campus