Easing your financial burden

By Brock University Modified on February 24, 2018

How to make the most of available scholarships and financial aid options


The home stretch is near – you’ve either sent out your university applications, or will be doing so in the near future. Now, you’re probably busy thinking about studying and working hard to close out the school year on a good note, and looking ahead to your transition to university life.

Attending a post-secondary institution is a big financial investment, and we know that it can be overwhelming too. At Brock, we do all that we can to support our students through providing many different scholarship and financial aid options, regardless of what year of study you’re in.

The typical application process for scholarships involves filling out numerous applications for awards and bursaries that you’re interested in, each requiring varying degrees of information and deadlines to meet. With Brock’s ‘OneApp', we’ve created a platform to simplify this process for you – one that features hundreds of awards and bursaries. All you need to do is register for the OneApp, and you’ll be considered for all awards that are eligible to you.

It’s that simple. You can keep track of your award status online through the OneApp, and even update your profile as review dates come up for all awards and bursaries that you’re interested in. We also offer automatic scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 per year for students with averages of 80 per cent and higher, through our Brock Scholars Awards. There are many other opportunities available, so be sure to explore them all.

Last but not least, if you’re a resident of Ontario, don’t forget that the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is available to help make your post-secondary education more affordable. Always be certain to track and meet any required deadlines for your awards, bursaries, and other financial aid options.

This may all seem overwhelming, but spending a little time applying for awards and bursaries can go a long way in limiting your financial burden, and make your university experience an even greater one.