Sheridan College providing financial support for students Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville

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Published August 26, 2021 at 2:06 pm

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The Sheridan Student Union has announced it is launching a new, $250,000 scholarship fund for students in Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville who have been significantly impacted by the pandemic.

Of this funding, $20,000 will be awarded incrementally through the Sheridan Student Union Scholarship to two full-time domestic students returning to Sheridan who have a GPA of 3.8 or higher, while $130,000 will be allocated to the Sheridan Student Union Bursary, through which all returning international and domestic students can apply for bursaries awarded in increments of $500 to $2,000, depending on students’ needs.

Additionally, $25,000 will be made available for Black, Indigenous, and racialized students through the Sheridan Student Union Diversity in Education Awards, which will provide funding in increments of $500 to $1,000 depending on students’ needs.

Further, $25,000 will be made available for 2SLGBTQIA+ students through the Sheridan Student Union Proud to Be 2SLGBTQIA+ Awards, which will provide funding in increments of $500 to $1,000 depending on students’ needs.

Moreover, $50,000 of this fund will be reserved to fund additional assistance and supports for all students for the upcoming academic year.

“We are very grateful to our Sheridan Student Union and are inspired by their strong commitment to supporting the experience of Sheridan students throughout their academic journey,” Maria Lucido Bezely, Dean of Students at Sheridan, said in a news release.

“We know how important financial support is for students, especially as they face continued uncertainty and economic challenges during the pandemic. We are delighted to work with the SSU and provide these scholarships, awards, and bursaries to deserving students and we are truly thankful for the SSU’s partnership,” she continued.

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