For the 2017-18 academic year, you are automatically considered for an Entrance Scholarship or Early Entrance Award when you apply to a full-time student loan-eligible program before the scholarship deadline (see below).
You must pay your $55 application fee and submit your most current transcripts for your application to be considered.
- $500 minimum Entrance Scholarship
- $5,000 maximum Entrance Scholarship
- $1,000 Grade 11 Early Entrance Award (must apply while in Gr. 11)
Entrance Scholarships ($500)
Entrance Scholarships of $500 are available to full-time student-loan eligible students in:
- Certificate in Health, Safety and Environmental Processes
- Practical Nursing
- Power Engineering (SAIT & Saskatchewan Polytechnic)
- Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Diploma in Safety, Health and Environmental Management
Grade-based Entrance Scholarships ($500-$5,000)
Grade-based scholarships up to a maximum total of $5,000 are available to full-time student-loan eligible students in:
- Administrative Assistant
- Bachelor of Social Work
- Youth Care Worker
2017-18 Grade-based Entrance Scholarship Levels
69% or lower $500
Note: Entrance Scholarship grade average is calculated based on marks from 30-level Canadian studies and English classes, and the highest achieved marks from 20 or 30-level math and science classes. Some exceptions may apply.
Entrance Scholarship Deadlines:
Apr. 30 – deadline for September entry
Oct. 31 – deadline for late fall and winter program start dates
The fine print for Entrance Scholarships:
In order to be eligible for an entrance scholarship your application must be received by April 30, 2017, for September 2017 program start dates and October 31, 2017, for late fall and winter program start dates. This includes your Great Plains College Certificate & Diploma programs application or Great Plains College university application form, your application fee and a copy of your most recent transcript.
Grade 11 Early Entrance Awards ($1,000)
If you are in grade 11, have at least a 70 per cent grade average (based on marks from 20-level Canadian Studies, English, Math and Science classes) and apply to any full-time student loan-eligible program before June 30, you are eligible for an additional Early Entrance Award of $1,000. Some exceptions may apply.
Grade 11 Early Entrance Awards Deadlines:
Jun. 30 – (Final Gr. 11 transcripts must be submitted by September 15)
The fine print for Grade 11 Early Entrance Awards:
In order to be eligible for the Grade 11 Early Entrance Award your application must be received by June 30, 2017. This includes your Great Plains College certificate & diploma programs application or Great Plains College university registration form and your application fee. A copy of your grade 11 transcript is due by September 15, 2017. You will be considered if you have an academic average of 70 per cent or higher. And yes, you are eligible for additional scholarship funds when you complete your Grade 12 and begin your studies at Great Plains College.
SREDA Indigenous Economic Development Scholarship (SIEDS)
The Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA), Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network (SFNEDN) and Great Plains College are proud to offer a new scholarship for indigenous students: the SREDA Indigenous Economic Development Scholarship (SIEDS).
Students who qualify for this annual scholarship can receive up to $5,000 toward their education in the Master of Business Administration in Community Economic Development program in their first or second year of study. SREDA has invested a total of $10,000 to be spread across four academic years. The Government of Saskatchewan has matched this investment to total $20,000 as part of their Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship funding.
The deadline to apply is October 31, 2017. Download the application here.
Living Sky Casino Indigenous Adult Basic Education (ABE) Persistence Award
The Indigenous ABE Persistence Award is provided by Living Sky Casino and Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Association (SIGA). This award is designed to recognize the perseverance of individuals in the Indigenous community by offering monetary awards to students who have demonstrated their dedication to pursuing further education at Great Plains College. A total of four awards of $500 will be provided annually for students actively enrolled in either the Grade 12/Upgrading or Pre-12 programs at the Maple Creek or Swift Current campuses.
The deadline to apply is September 25, 2017. Download the application here.
SCHOLARSHIPS IN ACTION
Great Plains College awarded more than $192,000 in scholarships in 2016-17 thanks to the support of our donors.
Many other sources of financial aid are available too, including scholarships from community organizations or your program’s accrediting institution, government student loans, bank lines of credit and the Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship. Our student advisers are happy to assist you with general loan information, application support, confirmation of registration, and repayment information.