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Scholarships & Financial Assistance

Each year, Pickering College supports families to help them meet the financial commitment of a Pickering College education. Pickering College offers merit based scholarships and financial assistance based on need. We don’t provide full scholarships or bursaries, as we believe that we are partnering with a family in their commitment to a Pickering College education. Students receiving scholarships or bursaries are expected to academically perform, contribute positively to school life and demonstrate school values. Applications for financial assistance should be made at the same time as an application to Pickering College. Our awards are made between October 1and March 1 annually. Applications are considered after this date, if funds remain available!

Pickering College is able to provide financial awards to deserving students, thanks to the generous donations from many alumni and parents. These contributions to our Endowments allow us to offer a Scholarship and Bursary program.

Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS

Pickering College offers scholarships for day and boarding students.


Entrance scholarships for Day Students entering Grade 7, 8 & 9

We are looking for students with an 80% average and above, who excel in a sport or the arts, and have a passion for making their school or community a better place! If you meet this criteria, and are applying to Pickering College as a day student for Grade 7, 8 or 9, starting September 2016, we invite you to apply for one of our entrance scholarships. To qualify, students must have completed the Pickering College admission process and submit a scholarship application form by February 1, 2016. Contact the Admission Office at: 905-895-1700 ext 259 or by email at: admission@pickeringcollege.on.ca for more information.

Entrance Scholarships for Boarding Students

Students with demonstrated academic performance and personal qualities and talents that will be contribute positively to school life at Pickering College may receive an entrance scholarship.

Spring Family Scholarship

Pickering College seeks to award Spring Family Scholarships to deserving boarding students entering Grade 9, 10 or 11 who have the intention of completing their secondary school education at Pickering College. Spring Scholars must exhibit outstanding leadership ability as indicated by their community service or extracurricular activities. Deserving students are expected to contribute positively to school life, be a leader in the school and demonstrate school values. The award could be anywhere from $7,500 to $25,000. This award is made based on academic merit and financial need. To demonstrate financial need, parents must file a Financial Aid for Canadian Students (FACS) application through Apple Financial Services. This is a confidential process. A recommendation is made by Apple Financial and reviewed by the Scholarship and Bursary Committee. This process is on-line. Please go to www.applefinancialservices.ca to complete an application.

Financial Assistance

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Bursaries are awarded based on financial need. To demonstrate financial need, parents must file a Financial Aid for Canadian Students (FACS) application through Apple Financial Services. This is a confidential process. The FACS process identifies a family's ability to support educational expenses. A recommendation for assistance is made by Apple Financial and reviewed by the Scholarship and Bursary Committee. This process is on-line. Please go to www.applefinancialservices.ca to complete an application. Unfortunately not all deserving candidate’s requests can be accommodated. Each year a family is asked to reapply for financial assistance as their circumstances may vary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

All students who have been offered and accepted admission to the school are eligible to apply. Scholarships are based on merit and bursaries are awarded based on financial need.

When should applications be made for financial assistance?

Apply early! Applications for financial assistance should be made at the same time as an application to Pickering College. Awards are made between October 1 and March 1 each year. Applications received after this date will be considered only if unallocated funds remain available.

How do I apply?

In addition to being accepted to Pickering College,

a) Students wishing to qualify for any scholarship at Pickering College must complete the scholarship application. Contact the Pickering College Admission Office at: admission@pickeringcollege.on.ca for further details.

b) Families wishing to apply for a bursary must demonstrate financial need by submitting a confidential financial aid application form directly to an independent financial services company, Apple Financial. You can apply online at: www.applefinancialservices.ca or contact the Admission Office for assistance.

How are award decisions made?

a) The Pickering College Scholarship and Bursary Committee reviews the scholarship application and admission information for each candidate.

b) For bursaries Apple Financial carefully reviews information provided by each family and makes a confidential recommendation to Pickering College based on the family’s financial ability to contribute to a Pickering College education. The Pickering College Scholarship and Bursary Committee then reviews the information provided by Apple Financial for each candidate and the student’s application.

If a bursary is provided in the first year, is a bursary available in each of the subsequent years at Pickering College?

Yes, however, because each family’s financial circumstances can vary from year to year, we do ask that you reapply on an annual basis to help us determine the level of continued support.

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