Humber Scholarships

Definitions

Humber recognizes your academic achievements and has implemented a number of scholarships to assist you with the costs of your postsecondary education.

Scholarships primarily recognize and reward academic excellence, although extracurricular activities, community involvement, and financial need may also be considered.

Humber offers several different types, including:

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Entrance Scholarships
  • Study Abroad Scholarships
  • Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS) and Ontario Student Trust Fund (OSOTFII) Scholarships
  • Degree Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

Academic Scholarships are based primarily on academic merit and awarded to new, incoming students from high school.  The top applicants for certain programs in each academic school will be automatically considered and successful applicants will be notified by the Financial Aid Office. 

THERE IS NO APPLICATION REQUIRED FOR ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships are valued at $1,000 (redeemed in two instalments, $500 - fall and $500 - winter) and will be awarded to those who apply to Humber prior to the 'Equal Consideration' deadline (dependent on Fall, Winter or Spring enrolment) for our postsecondary programs. 

Entrance Scholarships

A limited number of entrance scholarships are available to full-time students entering a Humber post-secondary/postgraduate program for the first time. Entrance scholarships will be awarded by decision of Humber’s Scholarship Committee. A student may not receive more than one entrance scholarship.

The Entrance Scholarship application will be available on MyHumber in June (www.humber.ca/myhumber). 

Conditions

  • You must be approved into a Humber postsecondary/ postgraduate program before being considered eligible for a scholarship.
  • Scholarships will be awarded by decision of Humber’s Scholar ship Committee.
  • A student may not receive more than one scholarship.
  • Scholarships are available for September registration only.
  • Where scholarships are grouped by academic school/campus, only one scholarship is awarded per school/campus.

Donor-Funded Entrance Scholarships

Scholarships are based on available funds, values may fluctuate annually. Humber gratefully acknowledges all donations that help contribute to the donor funded entrance scholarships. Deadline: September 30, 2013

General Scholarships

Scholarships open to full-time students in any program of study at Humber College, who are entering a Humber post-secondary/postgraduate program for the first time.

Jean Augustine Legacy Scholarship
A scholarship is presented to a student from the Etobicoke-Lakeshore area, entering any Humber postsecondary program for the first time. The successful recipient must demonstrate financial need and how they are working to overcome obstacles in the pursuit of their educational goals as well as participate in his or her local community.

Applications are to be accompanied with the following supporting documentation: Two letters of reference (academic/personal/employment), a letter of approximately 250 words on "What I have done to overcome obstacles in pursuit of my educational goals and how I have participated in my local community", plus a transcript.

1 scholarship available for $1,500.

Montego Bay Achievers Scholarship
A scholarship is presented to a mature student from an at-risk neighborhood in Toronto that has overcome adversity to pursue their educational goals. Criteria may include any or all of academic achievement, performance/portfolio competition, essay competition and references, as selected by the scholarship committee.

This scholarship is open to mature students from the Jane-Finch, Rexdale or other similar city-designated at-risk neighbourhoods in Toronto, who are entering for the first time any Humber postsecondary program. The successful recipient must demonstrate financial need and how they are working to overcome obstacles in the pursuit of their educational goals.

1 scholarship available for $1,000.

SCHOOL OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY

BOLT (Tridel & Partners) Scholarships
A scholarship is presented to 10 students enrolling in in the following diploma programs: Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, and Sustainable Energy and Building Technology.

The recipient must have successfully completed high school or an equivalent and have either: attended the Tridel Day of Discovery and completed a job shadowing experience on a construction site, completed a high school trade program, or worked in the construction industry for a minimum of two months, as selected by the scholarship committee.

Applications are to be accompanied with the following supporting documentation: Official transcript form final year at secondary school or equivalent, one letter of employment reference supporting the applicant's employment in the construction industry if applicable and an essay of approximately 250 words on "What I have done to overcome obstacles (e.g. Financial, other) in pursuit of my educational goals".

10 scholarships available for $3,000 each.

SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY, RECREATION & TOURISM

Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada ESLM Entrance Scholarship

A scholarship is presented to a full-time student entering the Exercise & Lifestyle Management postgraduate program. The student must have excellent academic standing (a minimum 80 per cent average) and have shown a keen interest in pursuing a career in health promotion. The student is selected based on support from the faculty and as recommended by the scholarship committee.

Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated past involvement in Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada activities Program and other endeavors initiated by the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada.

Student must have proven financial need. Application must be accompanied by: 250 word essay explaining their interest in a career in a career in health promotion. One letter of reference (academic/extracurricular/employment) Official copy of undergraduate degree transcript The scholarship winner will also be offered an internship at the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada.

1 scholarship available for $1,500.

Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association Greater Toronto Region Entrance Scholarship
A scholarship is presented to a student entering into the Culinary Management program. The recipient must reside in the greater Toronto area, and must complete a 250 word essay on why they wish to pursue a career in their chosen program, as selected by the scholarship committee.

Awarded to one student entering into each of the following programs: Culinary Management and Hotel & Restaurant Management.

Candidates must reside in the GTA in order to be eligible for these scholarships, and they must complete a 250-word essay on why they wish to pursue a career in their chosen program.

2 scholarships available for $1,500 each.

Susan Ginther Entrance Scholarship
A scholarship is presented to a full-time student entering the Food and Nutrition program who has achieved honours grades in the last two semesters of high school and who can demonstrate an understanding of customer satisfaction through quality control by completing a 250 word essay on the topic, as selected by the scholarship committee.

Applications are to be accompanied with the following supporting documentation: Two letters of reference (academic/personal/employment), plus transcript.

1 scholarship available for $500.

SCHOOL OF MEDIA STUDIES & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Canadian Multicultural Radio Entrance Scholarship

A scholarship is presented to a full-time student enrolling in a Media Studies and Information Technology program for the first time. Criteria may include academic achievement, performance/portfolio competition, essay competition and references. Preference will be given to a student who represents cultural diversity, as selected by the scholarship committee.
Academic achievement (a minimum of 80% average in the final two semesters of secondary school or equivalent), references showing significant contributions to high school journalism (i.e. newspaper, yearbook, or any other media.)

1 scholarship available for $1,000.

CNW Bachelor of Public Relations Scholarship
A scholarship is presented to a student enrolling in the Bachelor of Public Relations program directly from high school for the first time. The recipient must demonstrate academic achievement and extra-curricular leadership, as selected by the scholarship committee. CNW Group is fully committed to the future of Public Relations and communications, and is proud to support the Bachelor of Public Relations program at Humber.

The application must be accompanied by: An official transcript from fin al year at secondary school or equivalent. A resume highlighting education, employment, school activities/events and / community involvement. One letter of reference supporting the applicant's involvement in the community and /or school activities. A minimum 70 per cent average in the final two semesters of secondary school.

1 scholarship available for $1,000.

THE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Marc Viola Human Resources Entrance Scholarship

An entrance scholarship is awarded to a full-time student in The Business School, Human Resources postgraduate program who has achieved academic and community excellence prior to attending Humber College; as selected by the scholarship committee.

Students are to submit an essay that outlines how they have achieved academic and community excellence prior to attending Humber College as well a reference letter that supports why they are a rarity among their peers.

1 scholarship available for $1,000.

Humber Entrance Scholarships

A limited number of entrance scholarships are available to full-time students entering a Humber post-secondary/postgraduate program for the first time. The value of these scholarships is $1,000.

Minimum criteria include academic proficiency, two reference letters (education, employment, community) and involvement in extracurricular activities. Entrance scholarships are available in limited numbers for selected programs.
Entrance scholarships will be awarded by decision of Humber’s Scholarship Committee. A student may not receive more than one entrance scholarship. Visit humber.ca/financial-aid for more information on entrance scholarships.

Humber gratefully acknowledges donations to the Scholarship Fund from the Humber Students’ Federation (HSF), Follett of Canada, Primus, and Pepsi-Cola Canada Beverages.
Deadline: July 29, 2013

Carlos Costa Entrance Scholarship
All postsecondary and postgraduate programs: academic achievement (a minimum 70 per cent average in the final two semesters of secondary school or equivalent); letters of reference (one academic and two personal); an essay (approximately 250 words) expressing what they have done to demonstrate perseverance and endurance in the pursuit of academic, career and life goals.

The Dr. Winsome E. Smith Entrance Scholarship
This scholarship has been established in consultation with the Black Business and Professional Association, in honour of Dr. Winsome E. Smith, the first black chair of the Board of Governors of Humber.

All postsecondary and postgraduate programs: academic achievement (a minimum 75 per cent average in the final two semesters of secondary school or equivalent); demonstrated financial need; two references (academic, employment) supporting the applicant’s participation in school activities/ events and/or involvement in the black community; supporting documentation to include an official transcript of marks and at least two letters of reference.

HUMBER LAKESHORE CAMPUS

All postsecondary and postgraduate programs: academic achievement (a minimum 80 per cent average in the final two semesters of secondary school or equivalent); two references supporting demonstrated leadership and contribution to society.

SCHOOL OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY

Computer Engineering Technology: academic achievement (a minimum 80 per cent average in the final two semesters of secondary school or equivalent); two references supporting demonstrated leadership and contribution to society.

Two-year programs in Electro mechanical Engineering– Automation and Robotics, Mechanical Engineering Technician: academic proficiency; an essay (approximately 250 words) on “How would ____________ enhance the competitive position of Canadian manufacturing?” Choose one of Computers, Robotics, Automated Manufacturing or Computer Graphics.

SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES

All postsecondary and postgraduate pro -grams: academic achievement (a minimum 75 per cent average in the final two semesters of secondary school or equivalent); two references (academic, employment and/or personal) supporting the applicant’s suitability for a career in health services and outlining the applicant’s qualifications for this award; an essay (approximately 250 words) expressing the applicant’s beliefs in “Canadian citizenship and the value of national unity and pride.”

Early Childhood Education – Advanced Studies in Special Needs: academic achievement (a minimum 80 per cent average in the final two semesters of a college diploma or equivalent); two references from field agencies citing suitability to be a resource teacher of children with special needs.
Practical Nursing: academic achievement (a minimum 80 per cent average in the final two semesters of secondary school or equivalent); two references supporting demonstrated leadership and contribution to society.

SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY, RECREATION & TOURISM

Culinary Management: academic proficiency with particular emphasis on communication skills (must achieve a minimum set score on Humber’s English assessment test); some previous practical culinary experience; an essay (approximately 250 words) on “Why I wish to pursue a career in Culinary Management.”

Recreation and Leisure Services: academic achievement (a minimum 80 per cent average in the final two semesters of secondary school or equivalent); academic achievement in communication skills (must achieve a minimum set score on Humber’s English assessment test); demonstrated community involvement as a volunteer (one page description of involvement); an essay approximately 250 words) on “The importance of volunteerism to the health of a community.”

SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES

General Arts and Science (College and University Transfer Profile): academic achievement (a minimum 70 per cent average in the final two semesters of secondary school or equivalent); one reference (academic or personal, excluding family members) attesting to the student’s contribution to school and community activities; an essay (approximately 250 words) on “Why attending college is important to my educational and career goals.”

SCHOOL OF MEDIA STUDIES & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Broadcasting – Radio, and Film and Television Production: academic achievement (a minimum 80 per cent average in the final two semesters of secondary school or equivalent); two references supporting demonstrated leadership and contribution to society.

Journalism: academic achievement (a minimum 80 per cent average in the final two semesters of secondary school or equivalent); references showing significant contribution to secondary school journalism, i.e. newspaper, yearbook, or any other media.

Package and Graphic Design: academic proficiency; portfolio competition.

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES

All postsecondary programs: two references (personal and/or academic) attesting to the applicant’s demonstration of persistence and determination in overcoming barriers in their pursuit of further education; a short letter (one to two pages) on “How I have shown persistence and determination in overcoming barriers in the pursuit of further education.”

THE BUSINESS SCHOOL

One scholarship for each of A and B:
A) Generic Business: Business Administration, (Regular and Co-op) Business Management, Business – Marketing: academic achievement (a minimum 75 per cent average in the final two semesters of secondary school or equivalent); two references (academic and/or employment) supporting the applicant’s suitability for a career in business; an essay (approximately 250 words) on “Competing in the new global economy.”

B) Specialized Business Programs (Accounting, Cosmetic Management, Esthetician/ Spa Management, Fashion, Financial Services, Law Clerk, Law Firm Profile, Office Administration, Paralegal Education, Professional Golf Management): Criteria: same as A.

OTSS & OSOTFII

2013-14 Scholarship Application Guidelines

Formerly Ontario Trust For Student Support (OTSS) and Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTFII) Student Financial Aid Scholarships

For returning students only

Click herefor the Scholarship Application Guidelines and List of Available Scholarships.

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Click here for the Scholarship Application and Budget Form.

Scholarship applications are due to the Financial Aid Office (D133-North, A118-Lakeshore) by Friday, September 27th, 2013 at 5 p.m.

Degree Scholarships

Humber awards degree scholarships automatically to graduating high school students based on academic achievement.

See the following chart for details. Some of the scholarships are renewable each year if you maintain an average of 80 per cent or more.

Degree Academic Average Scholarship

95%+ $4,000 renewable 90 - 94.9% $3,500 renewable 85 - 89.9% $3,000 renewable 80 - 84.9% $2,000 renewable 75 - 79.9% $1,500 one time

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

Humber awards degree scholarships automatically to students entering any Humber degree program who have completed a two or three-year diploma from a publicly-funded college. Students who have achieved a program GPA of 80% or better will be awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level. Diplomas do not have to be related to the degree program of choice and are not tied to the eligibility for advanced standing or transfer credit. No application is required.

Click here for Humber's Terms and Conditions of Degree Scholarships.