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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Bursaries are awarded to students based on their financial need. Occasionally, there may be other requirements or qualifications such as:

  • Enrolment in a specific program.
  • Membership in a certain organization.

You must be in good academic standing to be considered for bursary funding.

General bursaries

General bursaries are available for students requiring additional financial assistance for educational costs. You will be considered for bursary funding by completing a General Bursary and Donor Award application, which is available at the start of each semester on MyOntarioTech, along with information regarding eligibility requirements and deadlines for submission. You must have a valid student number to access MyOntarioTech. Before applying for a general bursary, you should investigate all other forms of financial assistance. This may include:

  • Family support
  • OSAP
  • Part-time employment
  • Scholarships
  • Student lines of credit

Once your application is submitted, Student Awards and Financial Aid will review it and you will be notified of the results via your student email address.

Apply For Bursaries

Indigenous Student Bursary

This bursary provides aid to self-identified Indigenous students with financial need who are attending a publicly assisted college, university or Indigenous Institute in Ontario. The bursary is distributed by each institution’s Financial Aid Office or Registrar. Contact Student Awards and Financial Aid for additional information on how to apply.

To learn more, visit the OSAP website.

Ontario First Generation Bursary

The Ontario First Generation Bursary provides aid to post-secondary students with financial need who are attending publicly assisted colleges and universities in Ontario. This bursary is specifically for students whose parents have never attended post-secondary studies on either a full- or part-time basis anywhere in the world.

To learn more, visit the OSAP website.