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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Awards, bursaries and scholarships

Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA) offers a number of awards, bursaries and scholarships to assist students with funding their education. We often get questions about the criteria to receive one of them—read the following definitions to better understand:

  • Bursary: based on financial need.
  • Scholarship: based on academic merit.
  • Award: based on varying criteria, a combination of financial need, academic merit and community involvement.

Graduate students can also find scholarship information on the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.

Below are our more frequently asked questions about awards, bursaries and scholarships:

Can't find your question? Visit our Student Awards and Financial Aid website for more information.