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Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

At Ridgetown Campus, we understand that postsecondary education is a large financial commitment. More than $100,000 in financial assistance and awards are distributed each year to our diploma and certificate students to help offset educational costs. Pick up an awards and scholarships summary document at the Student Service Centre.

The awards program consists of scholarships, awards and bursaries.

Student Awards

Ridgetown Campus’ Student Awards program is made up of a combination of scholarships, financial need scholarships, bursaries, in-course awards, academic proficiency awards, and graduation awards. The Student Awards Handbook is sent out to students via their email in mid-to-late August with the anticipated available awards for the academic year.

The application process for available student awards varies—some awards require a student-written letter, a Needs Assessment Form (sent out by the Awards Coordinator), a completed, error-free OSAP application, or some awards students are automatically considered for based on committee nomination or academic proficiency. Application details are outlined in the Student Awards Handbook.

Incoming students are encouraged to check out the Student Awards Handbook to see what entrance awards and bursaries they may want to consider applying for.

Note: Any awards received by OSAP recipients (excluding needs-based bursaries) should be reported as income on a student’s OSAP application.

Timeliness of award allocations is important and occurs throughout the year, see our Overview of Awards Support and Distribution

Visit the Ontario Agricultural College Awards page to view awards open to all Associate Diploma programs.

Diploma & Certificate Awards

Financial Aid Officer
D.J. Pestell Student Service Centre
University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus
120 Main Street East
Ridgetown ON N0P 2C0
519-674-1500 x63507

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