All Holland College applicants and students are eligible to apply for scholarships, bursaries and awards. Through the generosity of donors, hundreds of students benefit annually from awards that collectively exceed $500,000.
To apply for an entrance award, you will need to have an active Holland College application. Enrolled awards are for students currently studying at Holland College. Many awards only require the general application for consideration, but some will ask you for additional information such as a transcript, biography, or a description of your extracurricular involvement. All required documents need to be submitted as PDFs.
Award applications for students currently enrolled or planning to begin their studies in December 2023 or January 2024 can be submitted from September 20 to November 1, 2023.
Award applications for students planning to begin to their studies or enter their second year of study in September 2024 can be submitted from January 23 to March 31, 2024.
You will be taken to the general application, where you will be asked to fill in personal, financial, and statistical information.
Based on your general awards application and Holland College student data, you will be matched automatically to all the awards you meet the criteria for and your application will be submitted for them.
You will also receive recommendations for additional award opportunities that may require more information, such as a biography, essay, or transcript. Look through these recommendations and apply for any for which you are eligible.
The George Coles Bursary is a non-repayable bursary for Island students with post-secondary expenses like tuition, books, fees, living expenses, etc. The bursary is automatically awarded to eligible students who attend one of PEI’s publicly funded post-secondary institutions, including the University of Prince Edward Island, Holland College, Maritime Christian College, and Collège de l'Île. For more information visit the Province of PEI's website.
In addition to Holland College scholarships, bursaries and awards, there are many external awards available to students. These awards are managed by the sponsoring organizations. Holland College is not responsible for the information provided, application collection, or distribution of funds. To view the list of external awards click or press here.
Student loans are available from provincial government to qualified students attending programs at Holland College. If you require further information of assistance with student loans, contact Student Services or visit the following websites, where you can apply online or download an application:
SkillsPEI is a division of the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture, established to manage the delivery of employment and training programming funded by the Canada-Prince Edward Island Labour Market Development Agreements.
To be eligible for Training PEI funding, individuals must meet the following basic criteria:
be unemployed and legally authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizen or permanent resident);
have a current claim for Employment Insurance benefits;
have a Return to Work Action Plan that identifies (a) lack of marketable skills as an employment barrier and (b) the need for new or additional occupational skills in order to find employment.
Other criteria may also apply.
For more information
Visit www.skillsPEI.com, call SkillsPEI’s general inquiries line at 1-877-491-4766 or visit one of the following SkillsPEI offices: