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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

Scholarships and bursaries

Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA) offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help students in need. These two valuable resources are provided by:

  • External businesses
  • Generous individuals
  • Organizations
  • Provincial and federal governments
  • Ontario Tech University

Do I have to pay back scholarships or bursaries?

Scholarships and bursaries are types of financial assistance that you do not have to repay. They are considered income by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and need to be declared on your OSAP application, unless you have been notified in writing that the award will be reported on your behalf.

How do I declare this income and how will it affect me?

Scholarships and bursaries are not considered taxable income, but must be reported to the Canada Revenue Agency through T4A forms. Find out more about tax guidelines and the new rules regarding scholarships and bursaries.