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

2020-2021 University Students

15 Entrance Awards valued at $1,000 each distributed to the first students enrolled in full time University of Regina classes across our six locations. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of three University of Regina classes delivered through Southeast College in each of the fall 2020 and winter 2021 semesters.

Students will receive $500 in the fall semester (December 2020) and $500 in the winter semester (April 2021). No 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 $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.

2020 – 21 Southeast College Student Scholarships
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.
An online application can be found here.

2020-21 Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards
Scholarships, bursaries and awards are valuable resources for students wishing to achieve a debt-free post-secondary education. 2020-21 recipients will be notified by email.

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.

An online application can be found here.

Special statements can be emailed to

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 2021 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 2021-22 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

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