Value: $400        

Number available: 8

Deadline: Ongoing


  • Must be an apprenticeship student in electrical or welding programs
  • Demonstrate financial need — must complete section C on awards application
  • Relocated to attend training or commuting (permanent residence) more than 100km to the training center (must provide proof, e.g. utility bill, rental agreement)

Method of application: General application form available online click here.

Value: Up to $500               

Number available: Varies

Deadline: Ongoing


  • Registered full-time in a program at Portage College
  • One-time financial shortfall due to an emergency or unexpected situation (e.g. medical costs, death in immediate family)
  • Financial shortfalls on regular monthly bills (rent, food, phone bills) will not be considered
  • Bursary is deemed to make a difference in whether a student is able to remain in full-time studies
  • Submit budget detailing the current financial situation including an explanation of resolving the situation for the remainder of the year
  • Note: Only one award to be given per household per academic year.

Method of application: Forms must be filled out with a Student Advisor

Value: 50% of tuition for base programs

Number available: As per Guidelines/Procedures E.7.3 Tuition Bursary for Employees

Deadline: Ongoing


  • Full-time employee to qualify
  • Immediate family members must be those listed in the College benefit plan

Provided where there is space available, and does not include other fees, books, and material costs.

Bursary will be considered a taxable benefit for the recipient.

Bursary will be applied in the form of a Tuition Credit, which will be posted to the student’s account prior to the start of the program.  Regular fee payment guidelines apply.

Method of application: Tuition Fee Bursary Form (available from Human Resources) needs to be completed by employee and applicant and submitted at least two weeks prior to the start date of the program for approval

We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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