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Students enrolled in a Continuing Education program can now apply for a Sheridan Continuing Education Bursary! This bursary aims to provide financial support to students with low family income and resources. Eligible students will receive up to $200 per course, for a maximum of $500 per academic term. 

The applications to apply for Fall Bursary is located below.

The Sheridan Continuing Education Bursary is administered through the Financial Aid & Awards Office.

Sheridan Black Student Bursary 

Sheridan’s new Strategic Plan entitled Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World codifies our institutional commitment to fostering equity, diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to create a community where everyone brings their full potential and experiences, knowing their unique contributions are valued.

On July 16, 2020, President and Vice Chancellor Dr. Janet Morrison signed the Black North Initiative CEO Pledge, committing Sheridan – alongside other leading Canadian institutions – to specific actions and targets designed to dismantle systemic anti-Black racism and create opportunities for underrepresented members of its community. As an initial step, Sheridan has identified funds to support Black students with financial bursaries to help off-set the costs of their Sheridan education. The bursary will be awarded based on financial need to Black students. Recipients must also be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons. This opportunity is open to new and returning Sheridan students and applicants to the Sheridan Continuing Education Bursary will be considered for this opportunity.

Eligibility Requirements

You may be eligible for a Sheridan Continuing Education Bursary if:

  • You are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or Protected Person as defined in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada);
  • Your family income is below the threshold for a given family size; 
  • You are not receiving funding from:
    • Second Career
    • Ontario Bridging Participant Assistant Program (OBPAP)
  • You are taking courses that are required for a Sheridan College Certificate, Recognition of Achievement, or Micro-Credential; 
  • Your study period is at least four (4) weeks in length 

Deadline Requirements 

The deadline to apply for bursary assistance is no later than ten (10) business days after your class starts

Application Requirements 

You are responsible for paying the costs associated to register in classes as review of bursary applications will not occur until after the drop with refund period has passed. Applications will be considered in the order which they are submitted until funding has been depleted. 


Students are required to demonstrate financial need to be considered for the bursary. Providing supporting documentation as proof of income is a requirement for this application. Students are encouraged to review the Guide to Submitting Proof of Income for Your Sheridan Continuing Education Bursary Application before applying to assist them with acceptable documentation that is required for their bursary application.

Guide to Submitting Proof of Income for Your Sheridan Continuing Education Bursary Application.

Application Disclaimers

All communications will occur via your Sheridan student email account.

When completing your application for the Sheridan Continuing Education Bursary, please disregard the link to the "General Application." You do not need to complete this application.

Fall 2021 applications

To apply for the Fall 2021 Sheridan Continuing Education Bursary for classes starting between September 2021 to December 2021, please complete the application here.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the Sheridan Continuing Education Bursary, please kindly reach out to