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Fall 2017- Applications closed on September 18- Award recipients will be notified by November Spring 2018- Applications open November 14- Applications close January 16- Award recipients will be notified by MarchSummer 2018- Applications open March 5- Applications close May 25- Award recipients will be notified by July
Good news - you don't have to fill out separate applications to apply for specific awards!
You complete one general online application (see Step 1 below) to be put into the running for most awards, and then complete additional documents (see Step 2 below) to make sure you are in the running for all of them!
You apply for scholarships, bursaries, and awards by logging into your student account and filling out the Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards application. This general application is used to shortlist eligible applicants and match them to available awards.
Individual applications for specific awards are not required.
The online application is available in your Student Information Web Service (myCap).
Some awards are by departmental nomination. If you are nominated to receive one of these awards and have not submitted your online Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards application, you will be contacted by Financial Aid and Awards and asked to complete the online Nominee Statement (available in your Student Information Web Service (myCap)) so that your eligibility for the award can be confirmed.
You may choose to complete the Nominee Statement in advance in case you are nominated to receive an award; however, completing Nominee Statement in advance will not affect whether or not you will be nominated to receive an award.
There are awards available to support students who demonstrate leadership qualities, volunteerism and engagement in their community and on campus, commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, and commitment to gender and women's issues.
To be considered for these types of awards, you need to submit one or more of the following additional documents to supplement your online application.
By submitting an additional document for one of the categories below, you are in the running for all awards in that category. Use the Awards Guide to search for awards by category to see which awards are in each category.
How to Apply for Awards workshops are offered at the beginning of each term to answer any questions you have about the award application process and help you submit your application before the deadline. The schedule for workshops is available on the Events webpage.
If you have exceptional financial circumstances set you apart from other students and are a barrier to accessing your education, you are able to report the amount of your exceptional expenses for the term in the budget portion of the online application, to be considered as part of the demonstrated financial need calculation for bursaries.
If you report exceptional expenses, you must submit documentation (e.g. receipts) that supports those expenses. All claimed exceptional expenses are subject to review.
Exceptional expense documentation will be reviewed by Financial Aid and Awards. Approved exceptional expenses will be included in the budget worksheet in your award application for the demonstrated financial need calculation; demonstrated financial need is one eligibility criterion used for the assessment of bursaries.
This process takes 6-8 weeks.
If you are selected to receive an award, it is important that you write a letter of thank you.
Awards are made possible through the generosity of donors who make Capilano University a priority in their philanthropy and give generously because they believe in the importance of education and want to help students pursue their dreams.
Visit Thank You Matters for resources to assist you with this, and submit your thank you within three weeks of receiving your award notification.
All submitted award applications are subject to audit and verification. Financial Aid and Awards conducts audits on a minimum of 5% of application each term, and applicants may be required to submit additional supporting documentation as part of the audit process. If your application is selected for audit, you will receive a letter notifying you of the information and documentation you must submit.
Awards will be revoked for students who misrepresent themselves on applications or do not respond to the audit.
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