Current & Returning Students

    • Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

       Summer 2017
      - Applications closed May 19
      - Award recipients will be notified by approx. July 

       Fall 2017
      - Applications open July 4
      - Applications close September 18
      - Award recipients will be notified by approx. November 

      How to Apply

      Individual applications for specific awards are not required - complete one online application (see Step 1 below) to be in the running for most scholarships, bursaries and awards, and then complete additional documents (see Step 2 below) to be in the running for all scholarships, bursaries, and awards.

    • Step 1: Submit your online application

      You apply for scholarships, bursaries, and awards by logging into your student account and filling out the Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards application.  This application is used to shortlist eligible applicants and match them to available awards.  

      Individual applications for specific awards are not required. 

      • The online application is available in your Student Information Web Service (myCap).  
        • Log in and select:
          > Financial Aid and Awards 
          >> Apply for Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards, and Fee Deferrals
          >>> Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards application
        • Fill out the application, answer yes/no to the the Applicant Statement on the last page of the application, and then be sure to click on the "Submit" button.  Only complete and submitted applications can be considered.
      • Some awards do not require an application.  If you are nominated to receive one of these awards and have not submitted your online Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards application, you will be contacted by Financial Aid and Awards and asked to complete the online Nominee Statement (available in your Student Information Web Service (myCap)).  You may choose to complete the Nominee Statement in advance in case you are nominated to receive an award; completing Nominee Statement in advance will not affect whether or not you will be nominated to receive an award. 

      Step 2: Submit your additional documents

      There are awards available to support students who demonstrate leadership qualities, volunteerism and engagement in their community and on campus, commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, and commitment to gender and women's issues.  

      To be considered for these types of awards, you need to submit one or more of the following additional documents to supplement your online application.

      Fall 2017 

    • Exceptional Expenses
    • Supporting Documentation

      If you claimed exceptional expenses in the budget portion of your online application, you must submit documentation that supports those expenses (e.g. receipts).  All claimed exceptional expenses are subject to review.   

      1.  Documentation must provide details on the nature/type of the expense and confirm the value of the expense that you are responsible to pay and the date that the payment is due.
      2. You must include your full name and student ID number on all pages of the documentation. 
      3.  You must submit the documentation to the attention of "Financial Aid and Awards - Exceptional Expenses" in person (at BR 230) or by email to, sent from your student email account. 
      4.  All supporting documentation must be received by Financial Aid and Awards on or before the date the award application closes.  Late submissions will not be considered.   

      1. What Happens Next
      2. Selection and Notification Process

         Once applications close:

        1.Financial Aid and Awards will review your application and apply it to all awards you meet the eligibility criteria for;
        2.University nomination committees will nominate award recipients from the pool(s) of eligible applications;
        3.Financial Aid and Awards will verify award nominees, confirm and notify approved award recipients, and disburse approved award funds.

        This process will take 6-8 weeks. 

        Disbursement of approved award funds will occur in approximately the third month of the term.    

        Due to the volume of award applications, only successful applicants are notified in writing of their application status.  You are able to self-check the status of your application in your Student Information Web Service (myCap) under Financial Aid and Awards -> Apply for Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards.

        Your Letter of Thank You

        Capilano University appreciates the generosity of donors who make Capilano University a priority in their philanthropy.  Award donors give generously because they believe in the importance of education and want to help students pursue their dreams. 

        Thank You Matters is a resource available to assist award recipients in writing their letter of thank you.  You should submit your letter of thank you within three weeks of receiving your award notification.

        Application Audits

        All submitted award applications are subject to audit and verification.  Financial Aid and Awards conducts audits on a minimum of 5% of application each term, and applicants may be required to submit additional supporting documentation as part of the audit process.  Awards will be revoked for students who misrepresent themselves on applications.

        If your application is selected for audit, you will receive a letter notifying you of the information and documentation you will be required to submit.

      3. How to Apply for Awards
        workshops are offered at the beginning of each term.  These workshops are available to assist you with the award application process and help you submit your application before the deadline each term.  Check Events regularly for the up-to-date workshop schedule.