Scholarships and bursaries

Bursary recipients

CTSS student, Trudy Smith (far right) honoured with Durham College Medal


Scholarships are awarded to students who have achieved academic and personal excellence. Some scholarships are awarded solely on academic performance, while others are based on a combination of academic achievement and proven personal excellence including leadership and community involvement.


Bursaries are awarded to students based on financial need. Occasionally, there may be other requirements for qualification such as membership in a certain organization, enrollment in a specific program, etc. Academic achievement is not a factor in receiving a bursary, but students must be in good academic standing to be considered.

Application Process

Students registered at Durham College can access information on all scholarships, bursaries and awards including application, submission and deadline details through the DC Student tab of MyCampus web page. The deadline date is November 1 unless otherwise indicated. Students are advised to check MyCampus regularly for updates.

In-Course Scholarships

In course scholarships are awarded to full-time students in post secondary programs who have demonstrated academic excellence in their studies. The scholarships are solely based on a student’s GPA and no application is necessary unless otherwise noted. Winners are notified via MyCampus e-mail.


Students who are currently enrolled at Durham College are eligible to apply for scholarships and bursaries. Many awards have specific guidelines and students are advised to read all information about the award before applying.

Please note: Awards, amounts and availability may change at the discretion of the student awards office or the donor, and are subject to change.

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