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IGNITE Bursary

Winter 2024 Bursary Applications are now closed. 

The IGNITE Student Union has designated a portion of its budget to assist students who have a proven financial need. This bursary will assist students who are experiencing hardship due to their financial situation. This bursary is only a supplement and is meant to relieve a student’s immediate and temporary need.


  • Be a full-time student and paying full-time fees.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, a protected person or International student.
  • Have proven financial need (you may be asked to provide proof of expenses before any decision can be made)
  • Have not received a student financial aid bursary this semester
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to their program of study

Bursaries are awarded on an individual basis upon consideration of expenses, income, family support, part-time employment opportunities, and personal circumstances. 

Application Process  

  • The IGNITE Bursary Form is available on the Student Financial Services Forms page.
  • Applicants must complete all sections of the form. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. 
  • Email the completed form from your Guelph-Humber email account to 

Incomplete Applications 

Students who submit incomplete applications will be denied bursary support.  These students can reapply, but students should note applications will be considered in date order. Students who resubmit an application are considered to have submitted a “new application” and will be processed accordingly. 

Timeline and payment of funding 

Student Financial Services will review applications in date order received on a weekly basis until funding is exhausted.  Students will be notified of the decision regarding their IGNITE Bursary application within 10 business days of submission.