AC Tuition Contest: You Can’t Win if You Don’t Try

By Algonquin College Modified on February 04, 2019

How does up to $5,000 towards your tuition sound? Make your dreams come true with the Algonquin College Tuition Contest.


Picture this: you’re getting ready for the journey of a lifetime, college. You’re so eager to learn and experience so many amazing things. When suddenly it hits you: you need to pay for all this. Tuition is a buzzkill, but it doesn’t have to be. You could win up to $5,000 as a fee credit applied to your tuition. All you need to do is enter.

Words from past winners

Dreams became reality for Algonquin College’s very own Madeleine Bourget, Public Relations student. As soon as Madeleine learned about the tuition contest she knew she had to enter: “I first heard about it through a banner on the Algonquin College website. From that point I was very interested in making an application and submitted my video before the deadline.”

Jack Meldrum, Architectural Technician student and 2018 contest winner, was just as enthusiastic, “I had heard about the tuition contest through visiting the Algonquin College website when I was applying for school. I was doing everything I could to find bursaries and contests to help me with school.”

When Madeleine found out she was a 2017 finalist, she was given two weeks to get the most votes on her entry video. “After the two weeks, I was asked to come to the College to meet with the other three finalists where it would be revealed who the winner was. I walked over to the AC Hub. I was completely shocked when I got up the stairs and saw that I had I won the contest!” You can watch Madeleine claim her prize here.

Jack’s winning moment was equally sneaky, “[They] contacted my family and set up a big reveal of me opening a package that eventually said that I had won the contest while my family filmed my reaction.” Enjoy his moment of surprise here.

Before winning the contest, Madeleine was juggling work and school at the same time. “Winning the contest gave me the financial freedom not to have to work more than 15 hours a week during the school year. I was able to use my extra time to develop meaningful relationships with my professors and classmates and focus on my studies.”

The contest winnings gave Jack the flexibility he needed. “The contest was more than just ‘free money’. It allowed me to aim my focus towards school and assignments rather than worry about fee payments, etc.”

In 2019 — it could be you

It only takes a moment and a few simple clicks to change your life for the better. All you need to do to enter is explain, in 140 characters or less, what you want to change by going to Algonquin. It might not seem attainable, but someone has to win. Why shouldn’t it be you? Take a chance and enter today.