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Bursaries

October 1st is the deadline to apply for most bursaries offered by the university. Bursaries are usually given to students in financial need, though some bursaries may have additional criteria. Recipients will be notified by early February.

Struggling to pay for university? Consider applying for bursaries.

Scholarships

June 1st is the deadline for a large number of scholarships on campus. Scholarships are normally granted for academic achievement or leadership experiences. Recipients will be notified by the first day of classes.

Did you do well in your classes? Consider applying for scholarships.

In addition to the major awards above, departments, colleges, and donors from outside the university offer awards throughout the year. Use the form below to find specific awards.

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Saskatchewan Youth from Care Bursary

Value$20,000

The value of each award will be up to $20,000 and which will comprise the following:
  • Regular Session (Fall and Winter terms) tuition and student fees
  • Required books
  • Residence and meal plan
  • Laptop bundle
  • Cash stipend for personal needs ($125/month for 8 months)
Number offeredUp to 5
EligibilityOpen to entering or continuing students in any direct-entry degree program at the University of Saskatchewan who were or are “youth in care”* under the Child and Family Services Act of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services or a First Nations Child and Family Services Agency (FNCFSA).

To be eligible, candidates must:
  • have received or be currently receiving “youth in care”* services from
    • Child and Family Programs of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services, OR
    • FNCFSA
    • For at least 12 months between the ages of 13 and 21.
  • have begun post-secondary education within 10 years of receiving services or exiting care, or began post-secondary (at any institution) within 10 years of receiving services or exiting care and are transferring to the University of Saskatchewan;
  • be accepted into or continuing studies in a direct-entry college at the University of Saskatchewan for a first undergraduate degree;
  • for entering students, if available in the college of admission, enter a learning community for the first year of study;
  • have begun post-secondary education within 10 years of receiving services or exiting care, or began post-secondary (at any institution) within 10 years of receiving services or exiting care and are transferring to the University of Saskatchewan; and
  • sign and submit a release of information authorizing the university to confirm eligibility based on the Ministry of Social Services or FNCFSA records in Saskatchewan;
  • register in and complete at least 18 credit units of courses over the fall and winter terms combined.


  • *"Youth in care" services from Child and Family Programs or a First Nations Child and Family Services Agency means:
    • in temporary care by means of court order or Agreement (Section 9);
    • in long-term or permanent care of the Minister;
    • receiving Support Services to 16 and 17 Year Olds (Section 10); or
    • receiving an Extension of Support Services (Section 56).
    Selection CriteriaAcademic achievement

    Preference may be given to self-declared Aboriginal students.
    ApplySaskatchewan Youth from Care Bursary application form along with the Release of Information Form (PDF).
    DeadlineThis award is open until June 1.
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