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.

Critical Needs Bursary

Instructions for Applying

  1. Click on the Students Needs Declaration to open the MS Excel spreadsheet
  2.  Fill in the Student Needs Declaration in its entirety. * Failure to complete the form may result in a delay in processing*
  3.  Email completed form to: scholarships@southeastcollege.org
  4. A Southeast College staff representative will follow up within 24 hours OR the next business day(if the application is received on the weekend) with confirmation of application. Additional communication can be expected when a decision has been reached.
  5. All payments will be made via direct deposit. Students can access the direct deposit form here or they can also be emailed one to complete the Critical Needs Bursary process.

Southeast College will be processing applications as they arrive as we understand these funds are critical and need to be distributed in a timely manner. We will be accepting applications for the Critical Needs bursary till midnight, September 30, 2020. We encourage students to apply early as funds are limited. 

Overview
Southeast College is committed to supporting students in their pursuit of academic, career, and personal success. We recognize that unforeseeable emergency situations do occur and many students do not have the financial resources to pull them through unexpected and difficult times. In an attempt to better support our students, we have allocated a portion of bursary funds towards emergency relief for our students. These bursaries are offered as one-time financial aid to students in need.

Southeast College recognizes that Critical Needs Bursaries are time sensitive, and therefore we will work to have funds distributed in a timely manor. With that in mind, we ask that students be mindful that due to the processing time of applications and preparation of funds transfer, payments can take up to 10 business days.

What is a critical needs bursary?
1. A critical needs bursary is a one time bursary aimed at helping students though unforeseeable emergency situations.
2. Value: up to $500
We recognizes that each situation is different, and will work with students on a case by case basis if increased aid is needed. Requested bursaries over $500 will require additional approvals.
3. Students are only permitted to receive one critical needs bursary payment during their time as a Southeast College student. Although only one payment per student is permitted, we understand that student need can be complex, and will make an effort to work with students on a case by case basis.

Am I eligible for a critical needs bursary?
1. Eligible applicants must be either a part time or full time post secondary student at any Southeast College campus.
2. Eligible applicants must show that they have exhausted all other options of financial aid prior to applying for the critical needs bursary. (CERB, band funding, EI, student loans, etc.)

What kind of expenses does this bursary cover?
1. The critical needs bursary is designed to cover necessary expenses occurred from unpredictable situations.
a. Necessary expenses include, but are not limited to: food, shelter, or heat & electricity.
b. Unpredictable situations include, but are not limited to: loss of employment, delay in student loans, or a delay in child/spousal support payments.

How do I apply?
1. Students can apply for the critical needs bursary on the Southeast College website. Students who do not have internet access can contact their student advisor for assistance in completing the application. Students are recommended to save a copy of the application before submitting it for processing.
2. Students are required to submit their applications online. If students do not have internet access, a student advisor will be able to help fill out and submit the application.
3. The application is a two part process which includes a student declaration, and a direct deposit form. The direct deposit form will only be used for approved applicants as a way to quickly pay funds.
4. When we receive your application, you will get a message from college staff within 24 hours, or the next business day (for applications submitted on weekends) as notification that your application has been received.
5. College staff will follow up with applicants once their application has been processed and a decision has been reached.

Important to Remember:
1. These payments are taxable, and will result in a T4A being issued to the recipient for the 2020 tax year.
2. These bursaries are for unpredictable critical needs only.
3. These bursaries are a one time aid to students whose continued studies at Southeast College are at risk due to unpredictable financial pressures.
4. Due to the number of students who are in need, we ask that students apply only for the dollar values they need. Dollar values above what is needed may not be approved.

Southeast College Entrance Awards

2020-2021 University and Full Time Post Secondary 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.

Eligibility

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 Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards
Scholarships, bursaries and awards are valuable resources for students wishing to achieve a debt-free post-secondary education. 2019-20 recipients will be notified by email.

Southeast College T.E.A.M. Bursary, Jody Holzmiller Scholarship in Memory of Sara Ann Bohanna, and Pathways Awards
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
  • Pathways Awards are designed to support students transitioning from a Southeast College Adult Basic Education program to any full time Southeast College post-secondary program.
    • Pathways Award is valued at $1,000 (multiple awards available)

To be eligible for ABE awards, students must:

  • Complete ABE Adult 12 through any Southeast College campus.
  • Enroll into a 2020-21 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 scholarships@southeastcollege.org

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, 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: 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