There are many awards, scholarships and bursaries for students continuing their education at CapU.

Scholarships, bursaries, and awards for continuing students

Scholarships, bursaries, and awards are financial assistance that you don’t have to pay back, and many are available for students continuing their studies at CapU.

Use our online search tool to find a full list of the scholarships, bursaries, and awards offered through Capilano University.

Spring 2019 dates

  • Applications open November 13, 2018
  • Applications close January 18, 2019
  • Award recipients will be notified in March 2019

Fall 2018 dates

  • Award recipients will be notified in November 2018

How to apply

Applying for awards is easy, with one general online application. Follow the steps below to be sure you’re in the running for all the awards you might be eligible for.

Log in to your myCapU account.

  1. Select Financial Aid and Awards Apply for Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards, and Fee Deferrals.
  2. Select Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards application for your current term.
  3. Follow the instructions on the application and complete the required information.
  4. Read the declaration at the end of the application, confirm your agreement, and press the "Submit" button. You’ll get confirmation on the screen that your online entrance award application has been successfully submitted. 

For some awards, departments nominate candidates. If you are nominated, you need to complete the online Nominee Statement (available in your myCapU account) to confirm your nomination. You could complete the Nominee Statement in advance in case you’re nominated, but that won’t affect whether or not you’ll be nominated to receive an award. 

Awards are available to support students who demonstrate leadership, 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 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 our online awards guide to search for awards by category and to see which might be suited for your achievements.

Additional documents:

How to submit your documents:

  1. Submit your documentation by the award application deadline in one complete package, marked to the attention of "Financial Aid and Awards "
    1. as a PDF sent by email to finaid@capilanou.ca sent from your student email account, or
    2. delivered in person at Birch Building, room BR230 (Registrar's Office)

 

Reporting exceptional expenses

Exceptional expenses are costs that set one student apart from other students and create a barrier to their education. They are outside the expected costs of rent, food and other standard expenses.

If you have exceptional financial circumstances, these can be considered as part of the “demonstrated financial need” calculation for awards, scholarships and bursaries. 

Report the amount of your exceptional expenses for the term in the budget portion of the online application.

If you report exceptional expenses, you must submit documentation (such as receipts) that supports those expenses.  All claimed exceptional expenses are subject to review.

Documents you’ll need:

  1. A letter outlining the nature of your exceptional expenses, when they occurred, the amount of payment, and an explanation of why these expenses are necessary during your educational term.
  2. Receipts and other documentation verifying the nature of the expense and the amount you are responsible to pay.
    • For example, if you have medication costs and they’re not covered by a health insurance plan, documentation could include a copy of the prescription, a letter from insurance verifying the cost isn’t covered and you won’t be reimbursed for your payment, and payment receipts.

How to submit your documentation:

  1. Include your full name and student ID number on all pages, including receipts.  
  2. Submit your documentation by the award application deadline in one complete package, marked to the attention of "Financial Aid and Awards - Exceptional Expenses
    • as a PDF sent by email to finaid@capilanou.ca, or
    • sent from your student email account, or
    • delivered in person at BR230 (Registrar's Office).

What happens next

Once applications close, Financial Aid and Awards reviews applications and matches you to all awards for which you’re eligible. Nomination committees review those applicants and choose award recipients, who are then verified by Financial Aid and Awards. They’ll notify you by email or postal mail if you’ve received an award and will apply approved award funds directly to your student account. This process takes 6-8 weeks.

If the award creates a credit balance in your account for the term, a refund cheque will be mailed to your address listed on your student account, so make sure your contact information is up to date in your myCapU account.