There are many awards, bursaries and scholarships offered by various organizations and colleges for students entering, enrolled or graduating from the Personal Support Worker Diploma programs.
Following is a list of all the awards. A brief description about each award follows the list. You can visit the website of the respective organization or college offering the award by clicking on its name.
|Name||Type of Assistance||Value|
|Saint Elizabeth Foundation||Scholarship||$2000|
|Ainsworth Family Fund Personal Support Worker Bursary - Entrance||Bursary||$500|
|Ainsworth Family Fund Personal Support Worker Bursary - Continuation||Bursary||$500|
|H.L.O. Health Services Inc. PSW Entrance Bursary||Bursary||$250|
|CECCAC Foundation Award||Award||2 each of $500|
|Gertrude E Scholfield Student Bursary||Bursary||$795|
|Institute for Healthy Aging Endowed Bursary||Bursary||9 each of $720|
|Maha and Murad Younis Student Bursary||Bursary||$680|
|Lakeland Long Term Care Spirit Award||Award|
|Jean and Norman Pett Personal Support Worker Scholarship||Scholarship||$1200|
|Luigi and Amalia Setacci Bursary||Bursary||2 each of $850|
Personal Support Worker Professional Development Scholarship
This is an annual scholarship offered by Saint Elizabeth, the Personal Support Network of Ontario (PSNO) and the Ontario Community Support Association.
This scholarship is offered to PSW’s working in Ontario who wish to undertake further professional development and leadership opportunities by taking courses that advance their skills.
Conestoga College offers three types of bursaries for fresh entry and for those who are continuing their Personal Support Worker diploma.
Ainsworth Family Fund Personal Support Worker Bursary – Entrance
This is offered to students who are starting the PSW program at Conestoga college and are in need for financial assistance. Students must apply and present their case in the form of a letter.
Ainsworth Family Fund Personal Support Worker Bursary – Continuation
This is offered to students enrolled in the PSW program and have obtained more than 65% in all courses. A letter of recommendation from one of the faculty member must accompany the application.
H.L.O. Health Services Inc. PSW Entrance Bursary
This is offered to students enrolled in the PSW program and demonstrate financial need.
Personal Support Worker Scholarship
This scholarship is offered to first year students enrolled in the PSW program. Community/Voluntary work experience is required to qualify for this bursary. More information can be obtained by calling financial aid at 416-289-5000 ext. 2457
CECCAC Foundation Award
Value: 2 awards of $500 each
Students enrolled in PSW program who have maintained a GPA of 2.7 or higher in the previous semester are eligible to apply for this award.
Gertrude E Scholfield Student Bursary
Awarded to full time students of the Personal Support Worker Diploma program at the Peterborough campus.
Institute for Healthy Aging Endowed Bursary
Value: 9 bursaries of $720 each
Besides being open to several other streams, PSW’s are also eligible to apply for these bursaries.
Maha and Murad Younis Student Bursary
Besides many other streams, PSW’s are also eligible to apply for this bursary.
Lakeland Long Term Care Spirit Award
This award is given to a student enrolled in Practical Nursing or Personal Support Worker program at the Parry Sound campus.
Besides being open to students of Recreation and Leisure Services and Social Service Worker program, Personal Support Worker students can also apply for this bursary.
Jean and Norman Pett Personal Support Worker Scholarship
All students entering the PSW program at Niagara college are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Other requirements must be met as well. Preference is given to students who are from the Niagara falls region.
Luigi and Amalia Setacci Bursary
Value: 2 awards of $850 each
First year students of the PSW program who are permanent residents of the Niagara region are eligible to apply. Other requirements must be met as well.
This is awarded to a graduating student of the Personal Support Worker Diploma program at the Barrie campus. You must be nominated by the faculty for this award.
James E. Marker Bursary
Value: 3 bursaries of $525
These bursaries are aimed at providing financial assistance to students enrolled in Personal Support Worker program who demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
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