Financial Aid & Awards
Education should be accessible for everyone, and you shouldn't have to worry about finances while you study. We offer consultation on student loan issues and can assist with your applications for financial assistance.
CNC Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards
CNC offers over 300 individual scholarships, bursaries, and awards ranging from $250 to $1500, some based primarily on academic achievement and others on financial need. Unlike loans, these awards do not need to be repaid.
**Awards apply to current attending students at CNC. If you are a new student that will be attending in Fall 2021, award applications will open in October.
How to apply for an award:
- Online, go to the Scholarships and Bursaries Application page.
- Log in using your CNC login and password and follow the instructions provided to see a personalized list of awards you may be eligible for, based on courses/programs you are registered in.
- Read the award criteria to determine if you qualify to apply. It is your responsibility to be aware of the application requirements. Some awards have very specific criteria.
- Ensure that all sections of the application are completed and uploaded with any supporting documents, such as verification of volunteer/community service, an essay, etc.
Online applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm on the date of the listed award closing/deadline date. Changes to your application can be made until that time (note that you must click SAVE after making any changes).
Most scholarships and bursaries offered through CNC require that you be registered in both fall and spring semesters within the academic year. Current Domestic and International students are eligible to apply, when open. Current Trades students, registered in Foundation Level programs, are also eligible to apply for awards.
More helpful information can be found on the Education Planner BC website.
These awards are made possible thanks to generous donations from alumni, faculty, staff, associations, union organizations, community members, corporations and compassionate individuals.
If you would like to establish an award with CNC, please view our Donors Page for more information.
Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) - Intersession 2021
AUG helps cover costs associated with fees, books etc., for upgrading, adult special education and domestic English Second Language courses. All applications are adjudicated for eligibility. Visit Adult Upgrading Grant for more information.
Applications for the Intersession 2021 semester are being accepted.
Loans and Other Funding Options
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