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Win $1,500 towards tuition from the OTIP Bursary Program

April 23, 2018

Attending college or university can bring so much excitement for a student and their family--new opportunities and adventures. For some students, this means not only a new school, but a new city and a sense of independence. With all this change comes the excitement, but also the dreaded expenses. You’ve got textbooks, housing, transportation and of course, tuition fees.

According to Stats Canada, the average undergrad student can expect to pay C$6,571 per year in Canada. The burden of fees and charges can add extra stress to students and their families. OTIP understands and supports the value of education and is very proud to offer opportunities to our insured members and their families. Each year, we award twelve $1,500 academic bursaries to students across Ontario. The program helps alleviate the financial burden faced by students, allowing them to more easily pursue their post-secondary education.

Since its inception, this program has helped over 250 students and awarded $324,000. OTIP’s Bursary Program is based on a lottery system; we randomly draw six male and six female winners from all eligible entries received.

Who is eligible?

  • You or your relative (e.g. child, stepchild, grandchild, aunt, uncle, sister, brother, spouse, etc.) must be insured through an individual or group policy of an insurance plan or program offered by OTIP.
  • The applicant must be a full- or part-time post-secondary student at a college or university for the upcoming academic year. Out-of-province or in another country schooling is acceptable.

Learn more about OTIP Bursary Program. If you have any questions, please contact the OTIP Bursary Program coordinator at 1-877-260-3892, extension 2243 or email

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