Student Relief Funds

Selkirk College, in partnership with community donors and the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills, has combined resources to support students who may be experiencing unplanned financial pressures in emergency situations.

Emergency assistance is:

  • Non-repayable

  • For full- and part-time students who are currently attending Selkirk College

  • Intended to address short-term, unplanned and unexpected financial hardship

Emergency Assistance

Who Can Apply?

  • Full or part-time students who are currently attending Selkirk College and are experiencing unexpected financial hardship.

Examples of financial hardships:

  • Loss of income, such as a job layoff.

  • Unexpected repair expenses, such as vehicle, technology or home repairs.

  • Emergency medical expenses.

Prior to applying for this emergency funding, you must have explored all sources of funding, such as:

  • Student loans

  • Family support

  • Savings and study period income

How Do I Apply?

Please complete the online application.

Steps to Apply

Applicants will be required to answer questions regarding:

  • Personal and study information
  • Family and employment situation
  • Description of current financial challenges
  • Document uploads to support your financial claim

Applicants are required to meet with a counsellor to review their situation and explore all available resources prior to receiving emergency supports.

What Happens Next?

  1. As part of the assessment process for your application, you will be required to connect with a counsellor. Applicants are expected to book an appointment with a counsellor within one week of applying for emergency funding.
  2. Upon scheduling your appointment with a counsellor, please email Financial Aid with the date of your appointment.
  3. Once you have met with the counsellor, they will provide a supporting letter to Financial Aid to complete your application.
  4. Completed applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis. 
  5. Recipients of an emergency bursary will be notified by email and issued a bursary cheque that will be mailed to the address on the student record, unless otherwise requested on the initial application.

Personal Information Requirements

Social insurance numbers: The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requires Selkirk College to collect a social insurance number (SIN) for all award recipients for the purpose of issuing T4As. Bursary cheques cannot be issued unless your SIN number is recorded on your student record.

Check the “Instructions on how to add your Social Insurance Number” to your student record to ensure this step has been completed.

Email and mailing addresses:  Ensure your email and mailing address on your student record is correct.  All correspondence will be by email and all bursary cheques will be mailed to the address you have on your student record unless otherwise requested.