Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries

Scholarships, bursaries and awards are non-repayable financial assistance made available to students through the Northern Lights College Foundation and other organizations.


Applying for Foundation awards is now easier than ever!! Find out more. (Astra logo)


   current NLC students — click link at left



How to apply:

Log into (or: replace steps one and two below by clicking graphic above)

Select the ASTRA icon.
ASTRA logo at is link to the NLC Awardspring platform

Choose 'Application' on the left-hand side.

Complete application *Please note — regarding the progress bar on the left-hand side — 'In progress' means you have NOT completed all questions in that section. 'Complete' means you can move onto the next section.

Submit Application.

On your dashboard, scroll down and select the awards that show "complete follow up", complete the additional steps, then click 'submit'.

Note: All answers autosave, so you can come back any time before the award deadline and complete the application.
If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation at (call 250-782-5251 Ext. 1022) or Financial Aid at

General Awards (January 25 Application Deadline)

Students are eligible to apply for January 25 deadline awards if they have been enrolled in a program between January 25 to December 31 of the year prior to the January 25 application deadline.
For example: if a student was enrolled between January 25 and December 31, 2022, the student is eligible to apply for our January 25, 2023 deadline awards.

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