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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Donor awards

Thanks to the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations that are members of the university community, there are a number of donor awards available to students. Working with the university, donors provide funding and help determine the name of the award and the criteria for eligibility. These awards provide a valuable and lasting resource for students in post-secondary studies.

You will be considered for all of the available donor awards by completing one General Bursary and Donor Award application. Certain donor awards may require an additional application based on specific award criteria. All of these applications are available in August for each new academic year. 

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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.  

Please note:  Ontario Tech University Student Awards and Financial Aid welcomes financial aid and award applications from all students, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. We will ensure awards are administered in compliance with the award eligibility criteria and selection is completed in a fair and equitable manner with consideration across all groups. 

Funding news

Tribute Communities donates $2.2 million

A generous donation from Tribute Communities will ensure a greater number of students receive access to a university education at Ontario Tech.

Read the full news release - Tribute Communities donates $2.2 million

The Joyce Foundation Success Award

The Joyce Foundation Success Award will be disbursed annually to students from a high school in Durham Region or Northumberland County who are entering full-time undergraduate studies in any faculty. Eligible students must have a minimum of 75 per cent in their final year of high school, have demonstrated financial need, and received a recommendation letter from a teacher or guidance counsellor.


Learn More - The Joyce Foundation Success Award

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Métis Student Bursary Program

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Métis Student Bursary Program provides bursaries to registered students who are verified Métis citizens of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Applicants will be required to complete the MNO Métis Student Bursary Application and consent to an MNO citizenship verification check to confirm eligibility for these awards. Funding amounts of the bursaries are determined by the MNO, based on funding availability. If you have any questions, please direct all inquiries to:

Application is closed for the 2023-2024 year.

Learn more - The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Métis Student Bursary Program

The Nathan and Marvin Goldman/Durham Homes Graduate Award

This donor award is available to graduate students who plan to carry out studies that relate to reducing the environmental impact of residential construction, improving building energy systems that are relevant to the residential housing sector, or improving construction methods for buildings.

Application is closed for this year.

Learn more - The Nathan and Marvin Goldman/Durham Homes Graduate Award

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