Sheridan/Student Union Supplemental Bursary Application

Sheridan/Student Union Supplemental Bursary Application

The Sheridan/Student Union Supplementary Bursary is intended to provide support to students who experienced lost wages as a result of the Fall 2017 strike. Eligible students will be considered for a maximum of $500.


You must be either:

  • a full-time Sheridan student (as of the end of the Fall 2017 term) who did not withdraw from their program


  • a full-time student who was eligible to graduate following the Fall 2017 term

You must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for the bursary:

  1. You are a Sheridan student whose scheduled hours were cancelled or whose hours were reduced during the strike by the Sheridan Student Union and/or associated ancillary services (e.g. Bookstore, Cafeteria, Print Shop).

  2. You are a Sheridan student, or were in a graduating term, and lost wages as a result of not being able to participate in pre-arranged employment between December 16, 2017 – January 12, 2018, due to the adjustment made to the Fall 2017 term. 

  3. You are a co-op or internship student whose pre-arranged start date for the Winter 2018 paid work term was delayed due to the adjustments made to the Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 terms.

Full-time International students who would have been working within the legal constraints of their study permit during this time period are eligible to apply and are also advised to speak with the International Office should there be any questions regarding their eligibility.

Who Needs to Apply for the Bursary and Who Doesn't?

Students who work for Sheridan Student Union and Sheridan’s Ancillary Service Providers (e.g. Bookstore, Cafeteria, Print Shop) do not need to apply, as their on-campus employers will complete and submit the necessary paperwork on their behalf.

The following groups of students must apply for the bursary: 

  • Sheridan students, including those enrolled in joint programs with Brock University, UTM and York University, who work off campus;
  • Sheridan co-op and internship students whose paid work terms in Winter 2018 have been shortened due to adjustments made to the 2017-18 academic calendar;
  • Sheridan international students who would have been working within the legal constraints of their study permit.

How to Apply for the Bursary

To be considered for this bursary, the completed application and supporting documentation must be submitted to the College by Thursday, March 29 at 4 p.m

  1. Download the application package (PDF format): Sheridan/Student Union Supplemental Bursary Application

  2. Complete the application form and have your employer complete and sign the Letter from Employer.

  3. Completed applications* and the Letter from Employer must be submitted together, in person, to the Office of the Registrar, Records & Registration counter at the Davis, Hazel McCallion, or Trafalgar Road campuses.

  4. Once your application has been reviewed, you will be notified via your Sheridan email address to view your application decision in myStudent Centre.

If you are submitting any of the optional supporting documentation (T4, pay stubs) be sure to submit them together with your application and Letter from Employer**. Sheridan will only consider documents attached to this form in its assessment of your claim.  Documents submitted after the fact will not be considered.

* Students who are unable to submit their documents in person may contact the Contact Centre at 905-845-9430/ 905-459-7533 Option 4 to discuss submission options.

** Co-op/internship students: in addition to the employer’s documentation, Cooperative Education department records may also be used for verification.

Processing and Payment

Application decisions will be made when the review committee meets in April.

Standard application processing time is 4-6 weeks; however, Sheridan is committed to processing applications as quickly as possible.

Any amounts approved for reimbursement will be first applied against any outstanding balances you may have on your student account. If you have no outstanding balances, a cheque will be mailed to you using the home address specified on your student record.

Please note that all decisions are final and are not subject to appeal.

† If the amount of reimbursement is in excess of any monies you have owing, the amount owing will be applied to your account first and any remaining funds will be sent to you in the form of a cheque.

Further Assistance

The Tuition Set-Aside Fund is available to assist eligible students (Canadian citizens/permanent residents/protected persons) who are in financial need. Contact the Awards Office at: or visit any of the Financial Aid & Awards Offices for assistance.

  • Davis Campus, Room B212h
  • Hazel McCallion Campus, Room A155
  • Trafalgar Road Campus, Room D100

International students facing financial hardship may speak to an advisor in the International Centre.

  • Davis Campus, Room B216
  • Hazel McCallion Campus, Room A163a
  • Trafalgar Road Campus, Room B360