Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards: in-course

(Based only on academics)

In-course scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit to full-time undergraduate students who have completed at least one full year of study at Nipissing University. Generally, an application is not required. Students must be registered ​to receive a scholarship, which is generally paid out in January. Weighted grades are used to determine eligibility for a scholarship; please check this section to confirm eligibility requirements for specific programs.

(Based on financial need and/or other criteria)

Provided to students on the basis of financial need or some combination of extra-curric​​ular involvement, academics, demonstrated leadership ability, volunteerism or other similar criterion plus financial need. To ​​demonstrate financial need, students must self-identify by applying for any/all of the following: OSAP (or other government student loan program), the Web Bursary Program, or the Work Study program.

Separate applications are not generally required for most of our bursaries and awards; if you feel you will require some additional financial assistance during the fall and winter session simply complete the online Web Bursary ap​plication which can be found on Web Advisor the month of October (it is due November 1). As part of our commitment to the Student Access Guarantee, bursary assistance may be provided, if warranted, to ensure that tuition and book costs are met.

To find more information on the  bursaries and awards offered at Nipissing University, please complete the chart, below.


Nipissing University assumes liability for the payment of scholarships, bursaries and other awards only to the extent that expected gifts from donors or returns from particular investments of endowed funds are realized. The University reserves the right to make whatever changes circumstances may require, including the amendment of monetary value, selection criteria and the cancellation of particular awards. Information on the current status of any of these may be obtained by contacting the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office or by visiting the Nipissing University website at 

Students who feel that their individual circumstances are not being fairly considered when determining eligibility for the aforementioned scholarships, bursaries and awards have the right to submit a written appeal explaining their circumstances to the Undergraduate Services and Awards Committee.​

  • Value:

    Established to honour the life of Nipissing University alumna, Amber Wilde, in recognition of her dedication and passion in Gender Equality and Social Justice. The award is presented to a full-time, female student majoring in Gender Equality and Social Justice at Nipissing University on the basis of demonstrated leadership qualities and an enthusiasm for the program, both inside and outside the classroom. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP. Complete a Web Bursary application, available on Web Advisor beginning October 1. Deadline: 4:00 pm November 1.

  • Value:

    Awarded to the full-time student who obtained the highest average in the Introduction to Gender Equality and Social Justice course over the previous academic year, and who is continuing studies at Nipissing University.

  • Value:

    Awarded to a full-time student with the highest average (minimum 80%) who is pursuing a major in Gender Equality and Social Justice

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    Established to honour the life Ron Marleau, this award recognizes his leadership and dedication to advocating for others. The award is presented to a full-time upper-year student, with preference to a student majoring in Gender Equality and Social Justice. The recipient must have a strong academic record and have made contributions to improve and promote employment equity, human rights, social justice, diversity, or accessibility at the University or in the community. Complete a Web Bursary application, available on Web Advisor beginning October 1. Deadline: 4:00 pm November 1.