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.

Are you interested in one of Southeast College’s 2019-20 full-time post-secondary Certificate, Diploma or University programs?

Enrol early to ensure your spot AND guarantee yourself a piece of the $75,000 in Southeast College Entrance Awards!

Southeast College Entrance Awards

2019-20 Post-Secondary Certificate & Diploma Students

$500 Entrance Award to the first 130 students enrolled in the first year of a full-time post-secondary program (excluding University) at Southeast College.

Students must be accepted or conditionally accepted by June 30, 2019. Funds will be issued at the mid-point of the program.

No application necessary. Successful recipients will be notified by Southeast College Education Foundation.

2019-20 University Students

$1,000 Entrance Award to the first 10 students newly admitted to the U of R and taking at least 3 or more classes delivered at Southeast College in each semester.

Students will receive $500 in the first semester (1st week of December) and $500 in the second semester (1st week of April).

To determine eligibility for the award, students will need to provide proof of admission to the U of R.

No application necessary. Successful recipients will be notified by Southeast College Education Foundation.

Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship for Grade 12 Graduates

The Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship (SAS) provides all new grade 12 graduates (including Adult Basic Education (ABE) and GED® students) up to $500 per year (to a lifetime maximum of $2,000) to be applied to their tuition costs at a Saskatchewan post-secondary institution.

You are eligible if:

  • 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) or an apprenticeship program

Southeast College will apply for this scholarship on your behalf and reduce your tuition by the appropriate amount if you are eligible.

Find complete details at:

2018-19 Southeast College Awards Guide
This guide describes all of the scholarships, bursaries, and awards available at Southeast College for current students. It also identifies any special criteria that you may need to supply to be eligible for certain awards.

APPLY NOW!  2018-19 Online Scholarship & Bursary Application
Scholarships, bursaries and awards are valuable resources for students wishing to achieve a debt-free post-secondary education. The deadline to complete the online scholarship and bursary application is 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2018.

Additional Application Forms for Adult Basic Education (ABE) Students:
2018-19 T.E.A.M. Bursary Application (April 30, 2019 deadline)
2018-19 Jody Holzmiller Scholarship Application (April 30, 2019 deadline)


Scholarship & Financial Aid FAQs

Don’t see an answer to your question? Email us at and we will help!

When will I be receiving my Entrance Award?

If you are eligible to receive an Entrance Award, payments will be distributed in the first week of December.

When and where are the scholarships and bursaries awarded?

Scholarships and bursaries are presented in May of each year in Estevan, Weyburn, and Moosomin.  Dates for 2019 presentations will be posted when they become official.

When will scholarships and bursary recipients be notified?

Recipients will be notified by email in 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 2019-20 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 on February 2.

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 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 Certificate or Diploma program, or the mid-point of the fall University semester. Awards for current students will be presented at a special awards event in the spring of each year.

For more information about Southeast College Scholarship and Financial Aid Options, please contact:

Dave Harazny
Manager, College Advancement


Thank you so much for the bursary. It will help me as I am starting out my new career as a Freelance writer. The Southeast College has given me a second chance and I will use this gift to the best of my ability.

- Rose, Adult Basic Education Student