For the 2021-22 academic year, you are automatically considered for an Entrance Scholarship when you apply to a full-time student loan-eligible program before the scholarship deadline (see below).
You must pay your $60 application fee and submit your most current transcripts for your application to be considered.
- $500 minimum Entrance Scholarship
- $5,000 maximum Entrance Scholarship
Entrance Scholarships ($500)
Entrance Scholarships of $500 are available to full-time student-loan eligible students in:
- Certificate in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Systems (COHSES)
- Diploma in Safety, Health and Environmental Management (SHEM)
Entrance Scholarships ($1,000)
Entrance Scholarships of $1,000 are available to full-time student-loan eligible students in:
- Practical Nursing
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
- Business Certificate
- Business Diploma - Human Resources or Management
- Continuing Care Assistant
- Power Engineering
- Youth Care Worker (certificate and diploma)
2021-22 Grade-based Entrance Scholarship Levels
70-74% > $500
75-84% > $1,000
85-89% > $1,500
90-94% > $2,500
95%+ > $5,000
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:
April 30 – deadline for September start dates
October 31 – deadline for late fall and winter program start dates
February 28 – deadline for spring 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, 2021 for September 2021 program start dates and October 31, 2021 for late fall and winter program start dates, or February 28, 2022 for spring program start date. 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.