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Scholarships and Bursaries:

100071: Entrance Bursary

This bursary is open to students in all programs. Eligible students must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons residing in Ontario and have demonstrated financial need.

100127: King Campus Bursary Fund

Awarded to assist a student registered in any diploma or certificate program at King Campus. Eligible students must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons residing in Ontario and have demonstrated financial need.

200002: Koehler Award for Academic Upgrading Graduates

The recipients will have completed Seneca’s Academic Upgrading program, and enrol in a full-time certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or degree program, and will demonstrate financial need.

200003: Koehler Family Student Success Scholarship

Recipients will be in their second, third or fourth year of study, and have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5, exhibited strong work ethic and demonstrated exceptional commitment to volunteerism. Students in graduate certificate programs are also eligible to apply. The recommendation for this award is to be made by faculty.

200007: Mike Shaver Award

This award will be given to a female student enrolled full time in the Computer Programming & Analysis, Computer Networking & Technical Support or Computer Programmer programs. Selection will be based on high academic standing (a minimum GPA of 3.0). Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated financial need. The selection of a recipient will be recommended by faculty. This award is renewable, provided the recipient continues to meet the award criteria.

200009: MFOA Real Property Administration Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating student in the Real Property Administration programs (RPA and RPAA) with above average grades in all RPA courses. Preference will be given to students demonstrating a strong work ethic, who have made meaningful contributions to the camaraderie and collegial nature of the class, and who have demonstrated an appreciation and aptitude for the theory and practice of municipal finance administration. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.

200010: OMTRA Public Administration Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating student in the Public Administration graduate certificate program (PAD) with high academic standing in the Municipal Revenues course. The recipient will exhibit a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence. The recipient will also maintain an exemplary class attendance record and be an active participant in day-to-day classroom activities. Additionally, the recipient will demonstrate an appreciation and aptitude for the theory and practice of the real property tax system in Ontario. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.

200014: Lucy Zaiontz Memorial Award

Awarded to a full-time non-direct student in the Practical Nursing Diploma program (PND) or the Collaborative Nursing Degree program (BSCN/BSCY) who has a strong work ethic and above-average academic performance. Preference is given to a student who demonstrates financial need. Non-direct is defined as a student who has been out of high school for at least one year prior to enrolling at Seneca. Students who have taken one or more high school courses in the past year, including night school or correspondence courses, are not eligible. The recommendation will be made by faculty. Lucy Zaiontz's family established this award in honour of their mother and wife who graduated from Seneca as a mature student and was a dedicated and empathetic nurse.

200015: Daniel Atlin Leadership Award

Awarded to a full-time international student who demonstrates integrity and civic engagement inside or outside of the College. This award recognizes Daniel Atlin’s service to the Seneca Student Federation and Seneca College in his role as Vice President, Strategy and College Affairs from 2009 to 2015.

This is a Student Leadership Award. For information and how to apply, please visit the Student Leadership Awards website.

200016: John Kinrade Memorial/SSF Scholarship

In recognition of Dr. Kinrade's commitment to lifelong learning, this award is given to a full-time student entering their final year of the Chemical Engineering Technology program who has shown outstanding aptitude for course content and a passion for learning, as demonstrated with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and involvement in the program. The recommendation is made by faculty members.

200017: Forest City Fire Protection Scholarship

Awarded to a third-year student in the Fire Protection Engineering Technology program who has a cumulative GPA of 3.0. The recipient demonstrates an interest and affinity for sprinkler and fire alarm content in their coursework. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.

200018: Hal Jackman Arts & Sciences Award

The Hal Jackman Arts & Science Award will be given to second-year students in the Liberal Arts program within the School of Arts & Science that have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0, exhibited integrity, collegiality and determination, and demonstrated financial need. The recommendation for this award is to be made by faculty members.

200024: AdClub of Toronto Mentorship Award

Awarded to a full-time second-year student in the Interactive Media Design program who has a GPA of 3.5 or higher and demonstrates financial need. The recipient is active with mentoring and helping peers in and out of the classroom. Preference is given to a student with demonstrated leadership in the field of Interactive Media through personal projects that go beyond curriculum requirements. The recommendation will be made by faculty.

200025: Fire Protection Engineering Technology Award

Awarded to one full-time Fire Protection Engineering Technician (FPN) student and one full-time Fire Protection Engineering Technology (FPT) student. The recipients have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and have been involved with community service or college activities, such as tutoring, sports or campus clubs. In addition, financial need will be considered. The recommendation will be made by faculty.

200034: Grace Cuff Memorial Award

This award will be presented to a King Campus student who has gone above and beyond for the Seneca community and/or community outside of Seneca. The recipient will have devoted their time to helping others. Grace Cuff worked in Recruitment and Students Services at Seneca for more than 30 years, inspiring and empowering students to go beyond what they thought was possible and achieve more than they ever thought they could. Throughout the years, Grace affected the Seneca community with her kindness, warmth, positive attitude and unwavering support for students.

This is a Student Leadership Award. For information and how to apply, please visit the Student Leadership Awards website.

200052: MBNA-Seneca Alumni Creative Arts Award

Awarded to a full-time student in the second year of a School of Creative Arts & Animation diploma or advanced diploma program. The recipient will have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need. Selection will be made by the Awards Committee.

200053: Larry DeFlorio Leadership Award

This award has been established in honour and memory of Larry DeFlorio who is Seneca's Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, an Ontario Premier's Award nominee, former faculty member and Coordinator of the Animation Arts Center (AAC). The award is a tribute to his vision, leadership and contribution to Seneca life, students and alumni. Criteria for the award include:

  • enrollment in the final year (or semester) of studies, in any diploma or certificate programs of the Animation Arts Centre (School of Creative Arts & Animation)
  • outstanding academic performance (minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0)
  • demonstrated leadership, compassion, personal integrity and generosity
  • academic curiosity and intellectual passion
  • contribution to others and to the community
  • involvement in student life (e.g. peer tutoring, organized study groups, educational and fundraising initiatives, sports, student government, etc.)
  • demonstrated ability to balance personal responsibilities and school involvement, and overcoming adversity

This is a Student Leadership Award. For information and how to apply, please visit the Student Leadership Awards website.

200054: Alice Costantino Memorial Award

Awarded to one full-time student or multiple part-time students in the Faculty of Business, based on a combination of financial need and academic standing. The recipient will be selected by the Awards Committee. Alice Costantino was the owner and Broker of Record of A. Costantino Real Estate Ltd. Widowed at an early age, she was a devoted single parent who worked hard to forge a name for herself in the competitive real estate industry.

200055: John Cresswell Memorial Award

Awarded to a graduating student in the Real Property Administration (RPA) or Real Property Administration (Accelerated) programs with above-average grades in all RPA courses. Preference will be given to students demonstrating strong work ethic, meaningful contribution to the camaraderie and collegial nature of the class and involvement in extra-curricular activities. The selection of a recipient will be made by faculty members.

200056: D. Bottero and Associates Scholarship

Awarded to first-semester students in the Real Property Administration or Real Property Administration (Accelerated) programs. The award is to be distributed equally amongst the group members achieving the highest grade in the Appraisal of Real Estate course (RPA 112) appraisal project.

200057: Marc Caira Business Marketing Award

Awarded to a full-time student in the Business Administration – Marketing program. The recipient will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, will demonstrate financial need and show leadership in and/or out of the classroom. The recipient will be selected by the Awards Committee.

200058: Realtax Originality Scholarship - RPA

Awarded to a graduating student in the Real Property Administration program who has demonstrated innovative, outside-the-box thinking and has shown creative solutions in their approach to the program curriculum. The recipient will have earned the recognition of their faculty and peers, and made a positive impact on the classroom environment. The recipient’s positive attitude and passion for the subject matter, along with their adherence to the highest standards of ethics and integrity, will have added value to the classroom dynamic and atmosphere for all. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.

200061: TARBA Civil Engineering Technology Award

Awarded to a full-time student who is enrolled in their second year of a Civil Engineering Technology program (CVM, CVT(C), CVTM or CVTX only) within the School of Environmental & Civil Engineering Technology. The recipient will have demonstrated financial need, is in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 3.0), has a professional attitude and a commitment towards a career in the industry. Recommendation is made by faculty.

200062: Scotiabank Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Awarded to students enrolled full time in the fifth or sixth semester of the Business Administration - Entrepreneurship and Small Business program. Recipients will have good leadership skills, entrepreneurial spirit and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Recommendation is made by faculty.

200063: Scotiabank Financial Services Mgmt Scholarship

Awarded to students enrolled full time in their fourth year of the Bachelor of Commerce - Financial Services Management program. Recipients will have good leadership skills and have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Recommendation is made by the Awards Committee.

200065: IG Wealth Management Fairview-Markham Scholarship

Awarded to full-time final semester students in the Business Administration - Financial Planning or Financial Services Management programs. The recipient must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate a strong interest in financial planning and leadership through involvement in extracurricular activities. The recommendation will be made by faculty.

200066: Manulife and Seneca Alumni IMP/IPS Award

Awarded to a full-time student in the Independent Music Production or Independent Songwriting and Performance who has a minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher and demonstrates financial need. Selection will be made by the Awards Committee.

200067: Manulife and Seneca Alumni Award

Awarded to a student in any full-time program who has a minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher and demonstrates financial need. Selection will be made by the Awards Committee.

200069: May-Sang Soong Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the Fashion Arts program. The recipient will be a dedicated, keen learner, and hard-working in the program. The recipient will show the most improvement by trying to do a little bit better in class and in related fashion projects throughout the program. The recommendation will be made by faculty. This award is established in honour of May-Sang Soong, who was a committed haute couture clothing designer in Hong Kong and who inspired his children and grandchildren to pursue higher education, hard work and dedication to their chosen profession. Soong believed that education, determination and hard work could overcome any barrier.

200072: Olga Decock and Laurie Landy Award

Awarded to a full-time student in Early Childhood Education who is a first generation student to attend postsecondary education. In the course of their studies, the recipient will have demonstrated interest and enthusiasm in supporting their peers and also shown consistent improvement in their course work. The recommendation will be made by faculty. This award was established to celebrate two committed professors who retired in 2015 after more than 40 years of combined service in the School of Early Childhood Education.

200074: SWITCH Scholarship

Awarded to a third-year student in the 2D Animation stream or the Digital Animation stream of the Animation program. The recipient will be a team player who is hard-working and shows initiative. The recipient performs well in animation-specific courses or projects. Financial need can be considered but is not a requirement. The recommendation will be made by faculty.

200075: Yu Ling Award

Awarded to a full-time student in the Strategic Marketing & Marketing Analytics program. The recipient demonstrates a passion for learning and has a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The recommendation will be made by faculty.

200076: The Lady Eaton Endowed Scholarship for Nurses

Awarded to second-year students in the Nursing program (BSCN, BSCY) who have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 and made significant contributions to the Seneca community through extracurricular activities, volunteerism or mentorship. The recommendation for this award is to be made by faculty members.

200077: Deloitte Project Management-IT Scholarship

Awarded to students enrolled full-time in the Project Management - Information Technology program who excel in the classroom and in co-op placements, and/or demonstrate financial need. Recommendation is made by faculty members.

200078: Society of Cosmetic Chemists Award

Awarded to full-time students in the Cosmetic Science program. The recipients must demonstrate creativity as well as collaboration and teamwork in the lab and have a high GPA. With the previous criteria being equal, financial need will be the determining factor. The recipients will be recommended by faculty. The Society of Cosmetic Chemists will offer the award recipients additional engagement opportunities, such as writing an article for their newsletter, making a presentation at a chapter meeting and complimentary attendance to chapter events. The recipients will be recommended by faculty. 

200079: Iaboni Family Human Resources Scholarship

Awarded to a student who excels academically (GPA of 3.5 or higher) and who exhibits perseverance, kindness and collaboration in their dealings with classmates and professors. The recommendation will be made by faculty. This award is established in honour of Vittorio and Nella Iaboni, who came to Canada as immigrants in the 1940s. They worked hard to build a great life in Canada and raised their family to value education, perseverance, kindness and friendships. Students in the following programs may apply:

  • Business Administration - Human Resources (BHR/BHRC)
  • Human Resources Management (HRM/HRMC)
  • Bachelor of Commerce - Human Resources (HST/HSTB)

200080: Iaboni Family Marketing Scholarship

Awarded to a student who excels academically (GPA of 3.5 or higher) and who exhibits perseverance, kindness and collaboration in their dealings with classmates and professors. The recommendation will be made by faculty. This award is established in honour of Vittorio and Nella Iaboni, who came to Canada as immigrants in the 1940s. They worked hard to build a great life in Canada and raised their family to value education, perseverance, kindness and friendships. Students in the following programs may apply:

  • Brand Management (BMK(C))
  • Business Administration - Marketing (BAM(C))
  • Business - Marketing (BMT)
  • Marketing Management (MKM(C))
  • Sales Force Automation & CRM Analytics (SAA(C))
  • Social Media (SMD)
  • Social Media Analytics (SMA(C))
  • Strategic Marketing & Marketing Analytics (SMM(C))

200081: Nexera Law Group Law Clerk Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student in the Law Clerk program who has among the highest GPA, demonstrates strong classroom participation and takes part in extra-curricular activities. Recipient will be recommended by faculty.

200087: Student Bursary Fund

Open to students with financial need in any full-time or part-time program with a GPA of 2.5. Selection will be made by the Awards Committee.

200092: Institution of Fire Engineers

Awarded to a student in the Fire Protection Technician or Technology program who is committed to the field of fire protection. The recipient demonstrates a desire to serve the community and improve his or her industry through self-improvement and engagement in extra-curricular activities in or out of Seneca. This fits with the Institution of Fire Engineers’ commitment to encourage and improve the science and practice of fire-engineering, prevention and extinction, and to support members. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.

200093: Leolyn Hendricks Bursary

Awarded to a full-time or part-time Academic Upgrading student who is expected to complete his/her program by the end of the following summer semester. The recipient must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to a student who is on track to complete the courses necessary to meet the entry requirements for his/her intended postsecondary program at Seneca or other community college or university. The recommendation will be made by faculty. This award celebrates Hendricks’ outstanding contribution to Seneca and the Jane-Finch community on the occasion of her retirement.

200094: Aune Koivula ECE Award

The awards will be distributed to students in Seneca’s Early Childhood Education, Honours Bachelor of Child Development, and/or Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health programs. The recipients shall have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and demonstrate financial need. The professional goals of the recipients must include a genuine desire to work in early childhood education and care and/or early learning settings, such as childcare facilities, schools, early years centres and family services providers. Recipient recommendations will be made by faculty

200095: Smart Serve Award

Awarded to a student who meets the following criteria:

  • is enrolled as a full-time student in his or her first year of study and is intending on returning for a second year in one of the following programs:
    • Hospitality - Hotel & Restaurant Services Management
    • Flight Services: Operations and Cabin Management
  • was a full-time resident in Ontario for 365 days prior to either the start of this academic year or the date of their enrolment at Seneca
  • demonstrated financial need as determined by the institution’s policies
  • successfully completed the Smart Serve certification
  • demonstrated a sense of leadership and passion for their field of study

has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

200097: Fabricland Distributors Inc. Endowed Award

Awarded to a student in Seneca's School of Fashion. The recipient will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • academic achievement
  • entrepreneurial flare
  • involvement in volunteer activities either at Seneca or industry-related events

Eligible students must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons and Ontario residents, and have demonstrated financial need.

200098: Price-De Souza Paperclip Scholarship

Awarded to a student who has already completed at least one full-time program at Seneca and who is enrolled in another full-time program at Seneca. At least one of the programs must be in the Faculty of Communication, Art & Design. The recipient will have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The recipient is involved in Seneca activities for personal or community growth. Preference is given to students who are innovative and who synergize the learning outcomes from their Seneca programs. Like a paperclip, this student brings things together. The selection will be made by the Awards Committee. This award was established in honour of the De Souza family alumni and Suzanne Price, a committed Senecan.

200100: Urgen Kuyee Leadership Award

Awarded to a student in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.3 or lower who demonstrates leadership qualities towards the enhancement of the quality of student life at Seneca. The recipient must demonstrate a contribution to others and to the community by being involved (e.g. peer tutoring, organized study groups, educational and fundraising initiatives, sports, student government, etc.) Preference will be given to a student who is volunteering or has volunteered at the Toronto Public Libraries. Students must provide a staff reference from a Seneca employee.

This is a Student Leadership Award. For information and how to apply, please visit the Student Leadership Awards website.

200104: Appraisal Hub Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating student in the Real Property Administration (Assessment and Appraisal) program who, through strong academic performance in the Appraisal of Real Estate course, has demonstrated a tremendous aptitude for residential property valuation. The student will have also displayed leadership and been an active participant both within and outside the classroom throughout the program. The recipient will exhibit dedication, organization and a high standard for their work. The recommendation will be made by faculty members.

200105: Robert Froebel Memorial Scholarship

The Robert Froebel Memorial Award will be awarded to a Bachelor of Aviation Technology student who has completed their third year. The recipient will be a student who has demonstrated professionalism and a strong work ethic. They will be the most improved student over the previous three years in academic and flight line achievement as well as overall personal development. The recipient will have demonstrated financial need and be an Ontario resident.

200106: Porter Airlines Star Award

Awarded to a graduating student from the Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology program. The recipient is an all-round student who finds time in their busy schedule to help others succeed and achieve their academic and flying goals. Preference will be given to a domestic student. This award is peer-nominated and faculty-recommended.

200109: HELIX Award for Female Entrepreneurship

Awarded to a full-time, female Seneca student who has high academic achievement and demonstrates financial need. The recipient will be involved with HELIX and display a great commitment to entrepreneurship. The recipient will be recommended by HELIX staff.

200110: Female Entrepreneurship Award

Awarded to a full-time female student in the School of Leadership & Human Resources who has high academic achievement and demonstrates financial need. The recipient demonstrates a great commitment to entrepreneurship. The recipient will be selected by the Awards Committee.

200111: Assante Wealth Management Scholarship

Awarded to students enrolled full time in their fourth year of the Bachelor of Commerce-Financial Services Management program. Recipients should maintain strong grades across all subjects with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and participate in extra-curricular or community involvement activities. Recommendation is made by the Awards Committee.

200113: Legacy Fire Protection Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student in the Fire Protection Engineering Technology program who has a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and who demonstrates one or more of Legacy's core values of respect, community, mastery and courage. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.

200114: Anthony Kalamut Scholarship

Awarded to a second-year student in Creative Advertising (CAB) program who demonstrates academic achievement. The recipient exemplifies what it means to be part of “CABNation,” meaning they demonstrate passion and conviction for creative advertising. This individual demonstrates creative and strategic excellence. In addition, they contribute to the CAB community through leadership and participation in program-related activities. This award was established by Anthony Kalamut, Creative Advertising Program Co-ordinator and Professor, on his 25th anniversary of working at Seneca. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.

200117: Kaitlyn Wise Memorial Award

Awarded to a full-time domestic student in Early Childhood Education who demonstrates a passion for working with children and has demonstrated financial need.

200118: Mandarin Restaurants Hospitality Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding student who is enrolled full time in any hospitality program, exhibits commitment and has a good academic standing. Recommendation is made by faculty.

200119: Vivienne Poy Fashion Arts Entrance Scholarship

Awarded to a student entering the Fashion Arts program on a full-time basis who is coming directly from a Canadian high school. The recipient should have strong academic standing and demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is renewable annually, provided the recipient maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0, continues to demonstrate financial need and is enrolled full-time. This scholarship was established by the Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy, a distinguished Seneca graduate.

200120: Emiliano Introcaso Supply Chain & Int’l Biz Award

Awarded to a part-time student with a GPA of 3.0 (a C+) at the time of application and who has passed four or more International Business (IBS) or Supply Chain (SCP) courses. The recipient demonstrates financial need and is working towards completing one of these four part-time programs:

  • International Trade Specialist certificate (part-time studies)
  • International Business diploma (part-time studies)
  • Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management (part-time studies: either classroom or online where applicable)
  • International Business Management (part-time studies)

The recipient will be selected by the Awards Committee.

200121: International Student Achievement Award

Open to international students holding a valid study permit who are enrolled in any full-time program with a cumulative GPA of 2.9 or higher. The recipients are engaged students who enhance the quality of student life at Seneca through demonstrated leadership and involvement in on-campus projects and/or activities. Selection will be made by the Awards Committee.

200122: Smart Serve Ontario Endowed Award

To be awarded to a student in his/her second year of studies in the Hospitality - Hotel & Restaurant Services Management or the Flight Services: Operations & Cabin Management program who has shown great effort to succeed in his/her field of study, has demonstrated academic merit and has a clear financial need. The recipient has successfully completed the Smart Serve certification. Preference will be given to a student who has completed one co-op placement, externship or work term.

200123: Realtax Scholarship - LCK

Awarded to a graduating student in the Law Clerk program who has demonstrated innovative, outside-the-box thinking and has shown creative solutions in their approach to the program curriculum. The recipient has earned the recognition of their faculty and peers and has made a positive impact on the classroom environment. The recipient’s positive attitude and passion for the subject matter, along with their adherence to the highest standards of ethics and integrity, have added value to the classroom dynamic and atmosphere for all. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.

200124: Laura Rutledge Memorial Award

Awarded to a student in one of the following programs who wants to pursue oncology or contribute to cancer research in their future career. The recipient demonstrates financial need and will be selected by the Awards Committee:

  • Nursing
  • Pre-Health Science
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Biotechnology Advanced
  • Clinical Research
  • Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs & Quality Operations

This award is established in memory of Laura Rutledge who worked at Seneca for more than 21 years and as the Assistant to the Board of Governors for six years. Laura is remembered for her kind and genuinely caring spirit.

200125: Vretta Mathematics Award

This award was created for the students who have secured the highest marks in the Mathematics of Business and Finance course (MBF101 and MBF100). The students will receive a cash prize along with a certificate from Vretta for academic excellence. Each award is available for the fall semester and the winter semester. In the event of a tie, the award will go to the recipient with the higher overall GPA.

200128: Ross and Mary Jane McMullen Professionalism Award

Awarded to a student in the Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology program upon completion of their third year with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and satisfactory flight line progress. The recipient demonstrates professionalism through strong ethics, integrity and leadership and a willingness to assist and support those around them. This award was established by Lynne McMullen, a long-time member of the Seneca aviation community, in honour of her parents who encouraged their daughters to live by these values. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.

200129: Masonic Foundation of Ontario Endowed Bursary

The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student experiencing a financial emergency during the final term of a two-, three- or four-year program, which will prevent the completion of the program of study and force the student to leave school before graduation.

200131: W. Garfield Weston Foundation Bursary

Weston Foundation PSW Bursary is available for domestic students enrolled in the Personal Support Worker program. It is disbursed as follows: $400 at the end of the first semester, $400 at successful completion of program.

200154: Appraisal Institute of Canada – Ontario Association Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating student in the Real Property Administration program who has achieved above-average academic standing in the Construction and Cost Techniques course (RPA306) and  Business Economics (BUS400). The recipient will have exhibited a thorough understanding of the course content as demonstrated through active participation and valuable input into classroom discussions surrounding the course material. The recipient’s comprehension of the curriculum will be evidenced through the quality of questions raised during discussion exercises and the inherent value they add to the sessions. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.

200155: RPA Spirit Awards

This award will be given to two recipients who have demonstrated an enthusiasm for the program that has resulted in an enhanced classroom dynamic for all students studying Real Property Administration (Assessment and Appraisal) (RPA). The recipients will have provided meaningful contributions to the RPA community environment as demonstrated through displays of leadership among their peers and through the continuous addition of valuable contributions to the classroom.

200159: Consolidated Credit Financial Empowerment Award

Awarded to a non-graduating full-time student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The recipient is able to best express the impact that this award will have on their educational career through responsible money management. A short essay is required as part of the application. The recipient will be recommended by the Awards Committee.

200160: Merle Bonas Award

Awarded to a non-direct full-time Business Administration - Human Resources student who has a GPA of 3.5 or higher and demonstrates financial need. The recipient is involved in extra-curricular activities at Seneca, such as volunteering, mentoring, student leadership or governance. This award was established by alumni Khody Bonas to thank her mom for years of love and support, modelling a strong work ethic, reinforcing the importance of education in future success and for endowing Khody with the resilience to achieve her dreams. She hopes the recipient can remain focused on their education and achieve their own dreams. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.

200161: Insurance Brokers of Toronto Region Award

Awarded to a full-time student in the Business Insurance diploma program who has strong academics and demonstrates financial need. The recipient also volunteers and gives back to the community in which they live, learn or work. Preference will be given to a student who shows promise or interest towards becoming an insurance broker. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.

200162: Margaret D. Osborne Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time marketing student who contributes to classroom activities and discussion consistently and meaningfully, and supports and encourages fellow students in team work. The recipient will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to a first- or second-semester student. The recommendation will be made by faculty. Students in the following programs are eligible to apply:

  • Business - Marketing (BMT (C))
  • Business Administration - Marketing (BAM (C))
  • Honours Bachelor of Commerce – Marketing (BMRK)

200163: ACCA Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student in the School of Accounting & Financial Services who is an active member of Student Leaders in Accounting and Financial Services (SLAFS). The recipient is passionate, engaged and motivated to create networking and educational opportunities for their peers. Preference will be given to a student who demonstrates the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants’ (ACCA) core values of providing opportunity, embracing diversity, creating innovation, and acting with accountability and integrity. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.

200164: Fraser Burrard Diving Teamwork Award

This award will be presented at the diving program’s end-of-term luncheon each June. There is no application for this award, the recipient will be selected by the faculty. The award was established at the same time as the Murdoch Family Award for Dive Safety. Mark Murdoch Jr, alumni, currently works for Fraser Burrard Diving.

200165: Murdoch Family Award for Dive SafetyValue:

Awarded to an Underwater Skills student in good academic standing who is committed to dive safety and involves this in their practice. There is no application for this award, the recipient will be selected by the faculty area.

200166: Steven Radenic Ethics & Civic Virtue Scholarship

Awarded to a Real Property Administration (Assessment and Appraisal) student who shows a commitment to professional ethics by excelling in the ethics course. Preference will be given to a student who also shows civic virtue through meaningful involvement in society. This engagement may include volunteering for, participating in or leading activities that strengthen the classroom, Seneca or the external community. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.

200167: Peter Gilgan Foundation Award

Awarded to students in the Youth to Postsecondary, Academic Upgrading and College Opportunities programs based on academic performance and demonstrated financial need.

200168: Jim Streeter Endowed Bursary

Awarded to a student who is enrolled full time in a liberal studies program and demonstrates financial need. Programs include Arts & Science - University Transfer, General Arts, General Arts - English, Honours Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Liberal Arts University Transfer. The selection will be made by the Awards Committee.

200169: iSecurity Award

The recipient is enrolled full time in the Honours Bachelor of Technology - Informatics & Security degree program, will have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and will demonstrate financial need. The selection will be made by the Awards Committee.

200170: Re-Forward Award

Awarded to a full-time student in the Creative Advertising, Interactive Media Design, or the Pre-Media course. This award will support a student who goes above and beyond to engage in active self-learning. Such activities may include joining clubs, volunteering, attending conferences and workshops, or other learning opportunities beyond the classroom. The recipient will be recommended by faculty. This award is established by Solomon Hsu, a proud alumni, in order to pay it forward and to honour the professors who paid it forward in his own life.

200171: Rotary Club of Markham Sunrise Award

Awarded to a student in the College Opportunities program who is in good academic standing and who demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given to a resident of Markham.

200172: Leila Esper - Early Childhood Educator Award

Awarded to a full-time student in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program who demonstrates a strong commitment towards whole child development within early childhood education. This award will be given to a sole support parent who demonstrates financial need. The recipient will be recommended by faculty. Leila Esper came to Canada as a single mother with two young children and a dream to become an educator. After completing her ECE at Seneca in 1980, she went on to become a supervisor at various early years centres before founding her own private school. This award was established in honour of Esper by her grandson Nicolas to honour her years of commitment to educating students and providing them with countless opportunities for success.

200173: Nicolas Esper Liberal Arts Award

Awarded to a full-time student in the Liberal Arts University Transfer (LAT) program who demonstrates strong academic performance (minimum GPA of 3.0) and leadership qualities through extracurricular involvement with the Liberal Arts program. The recipient demonstrates financial need. This award was established by LAT alumni Nicolas Esper to recognize students who give back to the Liberal Arts program and the Seneca community. After graduating, Nicolas went on to pursue a Master of Education and founded Seneca Hill Private School, where he currently acts as principal. Nicolas is a passionate educator dedicated to fostering exceptional educational opportunities for students, and helping them realize their academic dreams and goals.

200174: 102.7 East FM Music Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student in the Independent Music Production program who is hardworking and maintains good academic standing. The recipient demonstrates financial need and is recommended by faculty.

200175: AdClub of Toronto Honours Award

Awarded to a full-time final-year student in the Honours Bachelor of Commerce - Marketing program who demonstrates financial need. The recipient is a strong relationship builder, works well with peers and has a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The recommendation will be made by faculty.

200176: Jean and Ross Shaver Memorial Award

This award is given to a student enrolled in any full-time program within the School of Early Childhood Education. Eligible students must have demonstrated financial need. Selections are made by faculty members based on academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.0), outstanding leadership skills and a strong work ethic. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.

200177:  Rioux Fire Protection FPT Award

Awarded to a full-time student in the Fire Protection Engineering Technology program who has a minimum GPA of 3.0. The recipient is involved in the Seneca community through participation in clubs, extra-curricular activities or sports. The recommendation will be made by faculty.

200178: RPA Perseverance Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating Real Property Administration (Assessment & Appraisal) (RPA) student who best exemplifies what it takes to be an RPA student. The recipient will have an unquestionable dedication to the program and exhibit work ethic and enthusiasm for both the RPA program and the curriculum while building lasting relations with fellow classmates and faculty that go above and beyond expectations. The student will, above all else, demonstrate a strong determination to be successful in the program. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.

200179: Colliers Valuations & Property Tax RPA Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating Real Property Administration (Assessment & Appraisal) student who has exemplified Colliers’ corporate values in excellence, initiative and exceeding expectations in academic outcomes and personal interactions. The recipient will have achieved high grades in the Real Estate Investment Analysis and Advanced Income Appraisal course and demonstrated a level of excellence specifically in the creation of Pro Forma analysis as demonstrated through quizzes, projects and exams. The recipient will also have echoed Colliers’ service values in creating positive, memorable experiences in the classroom through participation and working with other classmates. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.

200180: Jazz Aviation LP Seneca Instructor Program Bursary

This award is open to third-year students. Acceptance to the Cadet Program excludes the students from CIP. Candidates must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply to enter the CIP:

  • legally able to work in Canada (Canadian citizen or landed immigrant)
  • legally able to enter the United States (no criminal convictions without a pardon) including any eligibility to obtain any required work visas
  • attest that they have not used recreational drugs (other than alcohol) in the previous 24 months
  • consent to the release of personal information including their Seneca academic, training and personal records, as applicable, for review by Jazz
  • consent to the release of personal performance information regarding Sl candidates, by Jazz to Seneca for up to two years following completion of the Initial Operating Experience 

200181: WestJet Culture Award

Awarded to third-year students in the Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology program who are caring and supportive of their peers. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate satisfactory performance in academics, on the flight line and in their professional conduct. This award is peer-nominated and faculty-approved.

200182: WestJet Graduating Culture Award

Awarded to graduating students in the Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology who are caring and supportive of their peers. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate satisfactory performance in academics, on the flight line and in their professional conduct. This award is peer-nominated and faculty-approved.

200184: Ji Hun Memorial Award

Awarded to a full-time English Language Institute (ELI) student in good academic standing who shows leadership, embraces diversity and demonstrates active engagement on campus and in the wider community. The recipient is an international student that has completed level eight of the ELI program and is now in a full-time program at Seneca. The recipient will be recommended by an ELI committee and faculty. This award is established in memory of Ji Hun Kim, a Korean ELI student who was actively engaged in her studies and the community beyond the classroom. She is remembered as a force of positivity and intellectual curiosity.

200189: Johnson & Johnson Vision Award

Awarded to full-time Opticianry students who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need. The recipients will be selected by the Awards Committee.

200190: Arliss Family Veterinary Technician Award

Awarded to a full-time student in the Veterinary Technician program who has a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrates financial need. The recipient volunteers with animals either through Seneca or externally. The recipient will be recommended by faculty. Acknowledging all that has made her life whole, Sarah Arliss established this award in honour of her family, Seneca students and cherished animal companions - always loved, always remembered.

200191: Lampropoulos Family Award

Awarded to a full-time, first-year student in Seneca Business with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and who demonstrates financial need. The recipient will be selected by the Seneca Awards committee. This award was established by a Seneca instructor whose family believes in the importance of education. Education is something everyone should be able to access and this award will help future generations of Canadians achieve their goals.

200192: Helping Hand Award

Awarded to a full-time international student in the Fraud Examination & Forensic Accounting program who has a GPA of 3.5 and who demonstrates financial need. The recipient will be selected by the Awards Committee. This award is established by a proud Seneca grad who believes in working hard and not giving up.

200193: Neil Hetherington Non-Profit & Social Sector Award

Awarded to a full-time student in the Non-Profit & Social Sector Management program. The recipient exhibits leadership and a contribution to the sector through volunteering or community work. The recipient demonstrates financial need and will be recommended by faculty. This award celebrates Seneca grad Neil Hetherington, a North American leader in the non-profit sector and winner of the 2018 Colleges Ontario Premier’s Awards for Business.

200194: Bob Carroll Memorial Award

Awarded to a full-time student in the Brand Management, Marketing Management, Strategic Marketing & Marketing Analytics, Event Marketing Management or Social Media programs. The recipient will have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need. The recipient will have made contributions to the community through extra-curricular activities or volunteering. Preference will be given to a student whose activities involve marketing, politics or community building. The recipient will be recommended by faculty. This award was established in memory of Bob Carroll, a passionate marketing professional, community builder and professor who was instrumental in creating Seneca’s marketing graduate certificates.

200195: Career Building Bursary

Awarded to a full-time non-direct student who is in the first generation of their family to attend postsecondary studies. The recipient has a minimum GPA of 2.0 and demonstrates financial need. The recipient is selected by the Awards Committee. This award is renewable annually for the remainder of the recipient’s program if the recipient continues to meet the GPA and financial need requirements. This award is established by Patricia (Draves) Wyszynski, a Seneca grad and retiree whose parents raised her to believe in the importance of education.

200196: Jeffrey Allain Award

Awarded to a student enrolled full time in an international business program (BUI, BAB, BMI or IBS) who has demonstrated financial need and is active in making positive changes in the community. Preference will be given to a student who has overcome challenges. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.

200197: Leonard and Gabryela Osin Foundation Veterinary Tech Award

This award is given to a second-year student enrolled in the full-time Veterinary Technician program at King Campus. Eligible students must have demonstrated financial need. The selection of a recipient will be made by faculty members based on academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.5), leadership skills and involvement in student life.

200198: Markham Centre Financial Services Scholarship

Awarded to graduating students in the Honours Bachelor of Commerce - Financial Services Management program whose GPA tops the program as of the seventh semester. In the instance of a tie, preference will be given to students who are strong classroom participants. The award will be $2,500 for the top GPA, $1,500 for the first runner-up and $1,000 for the second runner-up. The recipient will be selected by the Awards Committee.

200199: Ian “Mel” Blundy Award

Awarded to a full-time student in the Fire Protection Engineering Technology (FPT) program who is a varsity athlete and maintains a minimum GPA of 2.0. A Fire Protection Engineering Technician student may receive this award if there are no eligible FPT applicants. The recipient will be recommended by faculty. This award honours Ian “Mel” Blundy’s service as the varsity hockey team manager from 1979 to 2004 and also for his work as the facility co-ordinator at the Newnham Campus from 1979 to 2015.

200200: Hodan Nalayeh Excellence in Journalism Award

Awarded to a full-time journalism student who demonstrates financial need. The recipient is inclusive, tells positive stories, is a role model and demonstrates a passion for journalism. The recipient will be recommended by faculty. Established in memory of Hodan Nalayeh, Seneca grad and journalist, to celebrate her passion for journalism and dedication to telling positive Somalian stories.

200201: Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Award

Awarded to second-year students in the Business - Insurance program. The recipients will have a cumulative program GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated financial need. Students will have passed at least two Insurance Institute of Canada exams. The recipients will be recommended by faculty.

200202: Fire Protection Technology Improvement Award

Awarded to the most improved graduating student in the Fire Protection Engineering Technician or Technology program. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.

200203: Herman Rebler Aviation Operations Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student who is in the second year of the Aviation Operations program. Recipient should maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrates leadership and engagement in the Seneca community. Recommendation is made by faculty.

200204: Herman Rebler Aviation Safety Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student who is in the third year of the Aviation Safety program. Recipient should maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrates leadership and engagement in the Seneca community. Recommendation is made by faculty.

200205: W.J.R. Bursary

Awarded to a full-time second-year student in the Social Service Worker program who has a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrates financial need. The recipient will be selected by the Awards Committee. This award was established by William J. Riddell, a long-serving dean who was responsible for many programs at Seneca and selected the Social Service Worker program to support with his bursary.

200206: Society of Cosmetic Chemists Bursary

Awarded to a full-time student in the School of Biological Sciences & Applied Chemistry who has a minimum GPA of 2.0, demonstrates financial need and accesses services from Counselling & Accessibility. The recipient shows persistence, growth and/or personal development. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.

200207: Simran & Kevin Thusoo Bursary 

Awarded to a full-time returning student enrolled in a degree program. The recipient demonstrates financial need. Selection will be made by the Awards Committee. Awarded in honour of the memory of Simran and Kevin Thusoo to help deserving students realize their dreams.

200208: Audrey Bullen and Tadeusz Smykiel Memorial Bursary

Awarded to a full-time first-generation Nursing student who is hard-working and committed to their studies. The recipient will have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be eligible and also demonstrate financial need. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.

200209: Bala and Karnika Krishnan Endowed Award

Awarded to full-time students who have strong academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.5. The recipients will demonstrate financial need. Recommendation is made by the Awards Committee. This award is established by a grad and her husband, both are immigrants who value education and believe in giving back.

200210: Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association Award

Awarded to a full-time second-year student and a full-time third-year student in the Fire Protection Engineering Technology program who have above-average grades and who demonstrate teamwork and collaboration. The recipients will be recommended by faculty.

200211: ClaimsPro Insurance Adjuster Scholarship 

Awarded to a full-time student with the highest GPA in the Essentials of Loss Adjusting course. The recommendation will be made by faculty.

200212: Helen Szumigaj Award

Awarded to a student in the School of Hospitality & Tourism who is working to the best of their ability and deserves to be recognized for their hard work, perseverance and improvement. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be eligible. The recipient will be recommended by faculty. Helen Szumigaj is a Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. She has held senior executive positions within the food service and retail businesses both in Canada and the United States. She gives back to Seneca as a professor, donor and leadership volunteer, including time spent as a member of the Board of Governors.

200213: Jackson TR Therapeutic Recreation Excellence Award 

Awarded to a full-time, fourth-year student in the Honours Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation program who has a minimum GPA of 3.5. The recipient demonstrates exemplary performance during their work term in these three categories: quality of work, planning and organization, and dependability. Cumulative GPA can be a differentiating factor. The recommendation will be made by the Work-Integrated Learning co-ordinator and the chair for the program.

200214: Landpower Real Estate Award

Awarded to a student in Seneca Business who has a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrates financial need. The selection will be made by the Awards Committee.

200215: Manulife Seneca Alumni Therapeutic Recreation Award

Awarded to a full-time student in the Honours Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation program who has a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrates financial need. Selection will be made by the Awards Committee.

200216: Michael Chan International Business Bursary

Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce - International Business Management degree program. The recipient will have demonstrated financial need and a minimum GPA of 2.5. Selection is made by the Awards Committee.

200217: Michael Chan International Business Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce - International Business Management degree program. Recipients should maintain strong grades across all subjects with a minimum GPA of 3.5, participate in extra-curricular or community involvement activities and demonstrate strong leadership skills. Recommendation is made by faculty.

200218: Holly Fisher Memorial Award

Awarded to a full-time student in the Chemical Laboratory Technology - Pharmaceutical program who is supportive of their peers and who demonstrates financial need. This award is established in memory of former student Holly Fisher, who passed away in 2018 and is lovingly remembered by family and friends. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.