The Fall 2017 Bursary is now open. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 29 at 5p.m.

The CESAR bursary is offered once every term (fall, winter, spring and summer). The bursary dates for the 2017 -18 academic year are:

Fall 2017 Bursary
Application Opens:  Friday, September 1, 2017 at 12p.m.
Application Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5p.m.

Winter 2018 Bursary 
Application Opens: Monday, January 8, 2018 at 12p.m.
Application Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2018 at 5p.m.

Spring 2018 Bursary
Application Opens: Friday, May 4, 2018 at 12p.m.
Application Deadline: Friday, May 25, 2018 at 5p.m.

Summer 2018 Bursary
Application Opens: Friday, June 29, 2018 at 12p.m.
Application Deadline: Friday, July 20, 2018 at 5p.m.

Applicant are informed of the decision on their bursary application within four weeks of the bursary deadline.

Questions? Email bursary@mycesar.ca

Any CESAR member (a student enrolled in a Chang School course, a distance education student, continuing education or a part-time undergraduate degree student), who is in need of financial assistance can apply for a $500 bursary each term. The CESAR bursary is not a loan; you do not need to pay it back.

Here at CESAR, we believe that an individual’s financial status should not be a barrier to accessing post-secondary education, however the demand for bursaries far exceeds CESAR’s ability to grant them.

In considering the bursary there are two main guiding factors:

  • the financial needs of the applicant
  • the systemic context of equity-seeking and marginalized groups

To make university accessible, CESAR continues to work closely with the Canadian Federation of Students to lobby the provincial and federal governments to fully fund public post-secondary education and reduce tuition fees for all students.

If you find yourself in an unexpected emergency situation and are in immediate financial need, CESAR offers an emergency grant program. Applications for the emergency grant are accepted year-round and can be picked up and dropped off at the CESAR office (SCC 301).

ELIGIBILITY

To be considered for a bursary, applicants must satisfy all of the following criteria:

  • The applicant must be a current member of CESAR in good standing. This means you must be currently enrolled in a continuing education course, a distance education course or a part-time degree program at Ryerson University, and be in good academic standing.
  • The applicant must demonstrate financial need during their studies; documentation and/or other evidence may be requested.

Not all students are eligible to receive the CESAR bursary:

  • Students who have received a CESAR bursary in the same academic year are not eligible;
  • Students who have already received a CESAR bursary three times are not eligible;
  • Students who receive a Chang School bursary during the same academic term are not eligible; and
  • Graduate students are not eligible.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Applications are only accepted online.
  • All sections of the application must be completed; CESAR is not responsible for any missing information.
  • Upon submitting your application, you will receive a verification message on-screen, in addition to receiving an e-mail confirming receipt of your application.
  • To protect the integrity and impartiality of the consideration process, CESAR is unable to respond to inquiries from students regarding their bursary application.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • The Bursary Committee reviews each application anonymously and makes a recommendation to the Board of Directors for approval. All decisions made by the Board are final; there is no appeal process.
  • Priority will be given to part-time undergraduate degree, continuing education and distance education students.
  • Recommendations are primarily based on demonstrated need, but the Committee also considers instances of systemic oppression (i.e. racism, poverty, disability, etc.) that have made a negative impact on applicants’ efforts to access post-secondary education.

Questions? Email bursary@mycesar.ca

Fields marked with an * are required

Please note that it is essential that you enter a correct student number. Entering an incorrect number may result in eliminating your application

Note: You will be notified of your application's status via the e-mail address you provided above. Please ensure that you have entered it correctly, this can not be changed later

Academic Information

Household Information

Household definition: For the purpose of this application, a "household" is defined as "one or more people living together as a single economic unit." For example, this may include a spouse, a common-law partner, a child, a parent, a dependant parent, or a sibling. It does not include roommates, or housemates.

Household Definition

For the purpose of this application, a "household" is defined as "one or more people living together as a single economic unit." For example, this may include a spouse, a common-law partner, a child, a parent, a dependant parent, or a sibling. It does not include roommates, or housemates.

Household Revenue

Revenue in last six months using the definition of "household" as stated above. Please provide an estimate in case you can not provide exact amounts

If no amount, enter $0.

Household Definition

For the purpose of this application, a "household" is defined as "one or more people living together as a single economic unit." For example, this may include a spouse, a common-law partner, a child, a parent, a dependant parent, or a sibling. It does not include roommates, or housemates.

Household Expenses

Expenses in last six months using the definition of "household" as stated above. Please provide an estimate in case you can not provide exact amounts

If no amount, enter $0.

Student Debt

If no amount, enter $0.

Declaration

Applicants are expected to be honest in providing accurate information at all points in the bursary application process. If clear evidence arises that an application has misrepresented their financial circumstances, the bursary application will not be considered. To ensure impartiality of the decision-making process, CESAR takes such matters very seriously, by submitting your application, you confirm that all information provided in this form is valid and true to the best of your knowledge.


I understand that if the information in this application is found to be untrue or intentionally misrepresented, this may be in violation of the Student Code of Non-Academic Conduct and I may be asked to repay any bursary funding and/or be barred from future bursary applications. In submitting this application, I state that I am in financial need and require financial assistance to complete my current studies at Ryerson University. I authorize CESAR to verify information with Ryerson University for the purposes of this bursary application. In checking the box below, I declare that I have provided complete and true information on this application form and I understand that all bursary decisions made by CESAR's board of directors are final and there is no appeal process. CESAR has the right and may ask for back up information in relation to the information provided at the time of submission of this form. I have read the above terms and conditions and hereby agree and will adhere to them.