Students have financial need, and that need continues to grow:
- Many students attending college experience financial barriers, such as tuition fees, basic living costs, and essential study materials such as textbooks and equipment. Without financial aid, many students would find it impossible to pursue a college education
- Two out of three full-time students require needs-based government grants to fund their studies
- One in four of those who leave Seneca before completing their program cites financial difficulties as a primary factor
- More than 82% of Seneca students work part time while studying
- One in 10 students expects to work more than 20 hours per week to make ends meet
- More than a third of Seneca students care for dependents
The Impact of Your Donations
- The Campaign for Students endowment is growing with a value of more than $600,000
- 42 students will receive the Campaign for Students bursary this year
- Almost 1,000 awards, scholarships and bursaries were distributed to deserving students last year thanks to the generosity of Seneca donors
Did you know?
For a student earning minimum wage, a bursary of $500 is worth 44 hours of work, while a bursary of $1,000 could save a student 88 hours of work.