Scholarships & Financial Aid

Southeast College is pleased to offer new and existing students with many scholarship and financial aid options.

Through the generous support of our donors, hundreds of thousands of dollars are awarded annually to assist those who choose to pursue their studies at Southeast College. The Government of Saskatchewan also contributes a significant amount of funding through the Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunities Scholarship Program,  which matches the funds raised by post-secondary institutions through private sector and community-based partners.

Southeast College Entrance Awards

2021 – 2022 Pathways Scholarship

The Pathways Scholarship was established with the purpose of creating a pathway for success for Southeast College Adult Basic Education (ABE) graduates wishing to pursue a full-time post-secondary education at Southeast College.

10 Pathways Scholarships valued at $1,000 each will be distributed to recent Southeast College ABE graduates enrolled in a full-time post-secondary program at Southeast College. Students must have graduated from a Southeast College ABE program within two academic years of enrolling in their chosen full-time post-secondary program. Students must also be accepted or conditionally accepted by the Southeast College Registrar before June 30th 2021. The Pathways Scholarship is based on academic achievement.

Successful recipients will receive the full  $1,000 award at the midpoint of their program provided the recipient is enrolled in and regularly attending classes. No additional application necessary.

2021 – 2022 Award of Excellence

The Award of Excellence was established with the purpose of empowering students and rewarding those who strive towards a path of academic excellence.

10 Awards valued at $1,000 each will be distributed to Southeast College Students enrolled in a full-time post-secondary program at Southeast College. Students must be accepted or conditionally accepted by the Southeast College Registrar before June 30th 2021, and display a commitment to academic excellence which is reflected on their registration transcripts. The Award of Excellence will be judged on a combination of academic achievement and early registration (prior to June 30th, 2021).

Successful recipients will receive the full  $1,000 award at the midpoint of their program provided the recipient is enrolled in and regularly attending classes. No additional application necessary.

Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship for Grade 12 Graduates

The Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship (SAS) provides eligible grade 12 graduates, including Adult Basic Education (ABE) and GED® students, up to $750 per year, to a lifetime maximum of $3,000.

Eligibility

For post-secondary programs starting on or after August 1, 2019, eligible students with a demonstrated financial need will receive the scholarship. Students are deemed to have a demonstrated financial need if they are approved for a student loan.

Other eligibility requirements include:

  • You successfully graduated from grade 12 in Saskatchewan (including ABE and GED®) on or after January 1, 2012; and
  • You are enrolled at a Saskatchewan post-secondary institution in a program that is recognized for Canada-Saskatchewan student loans (certificate, diploma, and degree programs).

How to Apply

For programs starting on or after August 1, 2019, you will be automatically assessed by applying for student loans. For more information on student loans or to apply, please visit the student loans section.

For more information, please visit the Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship website.

2021 – 22 Southeast College Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards
Southeast College is proud to offer a number a scholarships, bursaries, and awards. Students will be notified when the application period opens, and awards guides are posted.

Southeast College T.E.A.M. Bursary and Jody Holzmiller Scholarship in Memory of Sara Ann Bohanna
Scholarships and bursaries designed for Southeast College Adult Basic Education graduates who pursue full-time post-secondary studies at Southeast College.

  • T.E.A.M stands for Together Everyone Achieves More, and it’s a theme that Southeast College staff have embraced.
    • T.E.A.M. Bursary is valued at $5,000
  • The Jody Holzmiller Scholarship was established in memory of a beautiful, brilliant, daughter and mother who believed in the power of education.
    • Jody Holzmiller Scholarship in Memory of Sara Ann Bohanna is valued at $500

To be eligible for ABE awards, students must:

  • Complete ABE Adult 12 through any Southeast College campus.
  • Enroll into a 2021-20 full-time post-secondary program at any Southeast College campus and be “accepted” or “conditionally accepted” by the Southeast College Registrar.
  • Complete the Southeast College online student awards application and submit a special statement (minimum 500 words). The special statement should explain your situation, why you want to pursue this particular field of study, and what drives you to succeed. The special statement should also clearly state your chosen field of study. This statement is very important.

Special statements can be emailed to scholarships@southeastcollege.org

Heavy Equipment Operator: Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association Award

Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association Award was established through a partnership between the Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association and Southeast College. The award is designed to support students enrolled in the Heavy Equipment Operator program at Southeast College.

  • Two awards valued at $2,000 each

To be eligible for the Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association Award, students must:

  • Be currently enrolled in the Heavy Equipment Operator Program at Southeast College
  • Complete the Southeast College online student awards application
  • Awards will be based on 50% financial need, and 50% academics

Scholarship & Financial Aid FAQs

Don’t see an answer to your question? Email us at scholarships@southeastcollege.org and we will help!

When will I be receiving my Entrance Award?

If you are eligible to receive an Entrance Award, you will be notified prior to your program start date. Award payments will be distributed in the second part of November. 

When and where are the scholarships awarded?

Scholarships are presented in May and June of each year in Estevan, Weyburn, and Moosomin.  Dates for 2022 presentations will be posted when they become official.

When will scholarships and bursary recipients be notified?

Recipients will be notified by email in late April.

Are there separate applications for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Post-Secondary students?

There is just one application that covers both types of students. We will know which program area you belong to based on the info you provide in the Program Information section of the application.

I’m currently an Adult Basic Education (ABE) student and I intend to apply to one of Southeast College’s 2022-23 post-secondary programs.  I am wondering which scholarship or bursary form I need to fill out?

First, fill out the online scholarship and bursary application to be eligible for the awards for current students.  There are additional scholarships and bursaries that are specifically designed for ABE students continuing on to post-secondary programs at Southeast College, and the application form for these awards will be launched in the spring. 

Are there scholarships for part-time students?

There are some scholarships that part-time students are eligible for. Please review the award criteria in the Scholarship & Bursary Guide to find out which awards apply.

Do I need to include a cover letter and resume?

We’ve kept it simple – cover letters and resumes are not required and there is nothing you need to attach. The application captures enough information that would usually be included in those documents.  

Can I start the application and save it to be completed later?

You cannot save the application. Please prepare to complete and submit your application all at once.  If all your information is prepared, keying it in should take only 5-10 minutes.

How do I know for sure my application has been received?

When you click on the “Submit Form” button, you will receive a confirmation message on your screen that your application has been sent. If you do not receive the confirmation message, please review your application for any missing mandatory fields or invalid responses, which are highlighted in red. 

If a scholarship or bursary, for example, has 3 specific criteria and I only meet 2 of them, does my application sill get considered?

Donors set specific criteria that we look to fulfill; however if none of the applicants meet all of the criteria, we would first consult with the donor and then select the best candidate.

What is the selection process?

The first step is submitting your application on time! Once the application deadline has passed, all applications are reviewed by the Southeast College Scholarship Selection Committee. At this point, the candidates who best meet all required award criteria are selected and promptly notified.

If I am selected as a scholarship or bursary recipient, when do I receive my award?

Entrance Scholarship funds will be distributed at the mid-point of the fall semester. Awards for current students will be presented at a special awards event in the spring of each year.

External Scholarships & Bursaries

Art Farm Scholarship

Municipal Hail Scholarship

Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) Awards and Scholarships

Additional financial aid and scholarship opportunities for post-secondary and apprenticeship can be found at the following website: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/education-and-learning/scholarships-bursaries-grants

Student Loan Information

Saskatchewan Student Loans website

My name is Meg Manko and I was the lucky recipient of the Al Yeaman Studentship Award and I must express my greatest thanks to you and your team.

After a year in which I never in a million years thought I could endure, I was rewarded in a way I would have also never imagined. As the recipient of the Al Yeaman award I was gifted with more than just the scholarship itself. The ability to breath freely again knowing that there was assistance now and for in the future. I felt a huge weight was not only lifted off of my shoulders but I felt as though I could continue forward without a certain cloud of pressure hanging over me. It is challenging to put this feeling into words so the most I can do is continue to give thanks by saying so out loud but to also give thanks by helping others.

This scholarship has assisted me in ensuring I can continue on with my learning journey but it has also provided me with peace of mind for the future knowing that when I complete my time here at the U of R I am prepared for what is next.

Learning from home has been the most beneficial and wholesome experience and receiving this award from home here at the Southeast College makes this journey that much more great.

Again, from the bottom of my heart, from my son Thatcher and I, we thank you for your continuing generosity and appreciation.

- Meg, University of Regina Student