Parkland College understands that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone, and many students are struggling to make ends meet. That’s why we have introduced this emergency funding program.
Support is available for students who are:
– registered in a Parkland College program of at least 5 weeks in length;
– a strong candidate to be successful in their program; and
– able to demonstrate financial need.
The financial crisis must be beyond the student’s control (e.g. job loss caused by COVID-19, delays in student loan processing, sudden changes to housing situation, etc.). Students must have attempted to secure support from other avenues (e.g. food bank, shelter, band). Students are required to speak to a counsellor or coordinator about their financial situation before the application is approved and processed.
Each applicant is eligible for up to $500 in emergency funding. We recognize that each situation is different, so the College’s president may approve requests above $500. However, no extraneous bills (e.g. car payments, cable TV, etc.) shall be considered. Generally, this money should only go towards housing, food, or internet connection to allow participation in classes.
To apply for the COVID-19 Emergency Bursary, complete this online form. If your application meets our selection criteria, you’ll receive a confirmation email with more details.
See the Current Students section of our website for more information.