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

2020-21 University Students

$1,000 Entrance Award to the first 15 students who are:

  • Newly admitted to the U of R;
  • Enrolled in both fall 2019 and winter 2020 semesters;  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 eligible grade 12 graduates, including Adult Basic Education (ABE) and GED® students, up to $500 per year, to a lifetime maximum of $2,000.


NEW! 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

NEW! 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.

2019-20 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.

2019-20 Online Scholarship & Bursary Application
Scholarships, bursaries and awards are valuable resources for students wishing to achieve a debt-free post-secondary education. Coming soon! Please check back often for updates!


Scholarship & Financial Aid FAQs

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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 2020 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 2020-21 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 fall University 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:

Student Loan Information

Saskatchewan Student Loans website

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