Your generosity gives students hope

We believe that accessing and completing a postsecondary education should be a realistic goal for all students. Your generosity can make the difference.

Paying for college is a significant challenge for many Mohawk students. They need money for tuition, food, rent, books and supplies. There are often shortfalls.

Imagine worrying every month about covering your costs so you can stay in school.

Students say that the financial assistance they receive reduces stress and encourages them to work towards their academic goals. Most say they feel inspired to give that same support to other students when they can. You can help a student stay in school and graduate.

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Choose a Gift

Each gift option has been carefully selected to help make a difference to Mohawk students who need your support. We’re committed to honouring your generosity and ensuring the gift you select gets to a student in need. Only in exceptional circumstances, such as an emergency, might the donation be used for a similar or more urgent need. The suggested donation amounts are just that — a suggestion. Any amount is appreciated. Thank you for your generosity.

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Program Essentials

Many programs require specific equipment like uniforms, power tools, textbooks, and more. Your gift will ensure that students have what they need to complete their studies.

Support a student with a gift of $75, $150, or $200.

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Access to Technology

Students learn anywhere, anytime, anyplace by connecting them to technology and devices your gift will support them for today’s learning environment.

Support a student with a gift of $50, $100, or more.

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Food Assistance

Students accessing the campus food bank increased by 50% last year. Alleviate food insecurity by providing food to hungry students. Your gift will nourish a students body, spirit and mind.

Support a student with a gift of $25, $75, or $150.

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Living Essentials

Having a roof over your head is a good start, however most students also have to afford basic utilities like electricity, heating and cooling, and water. Your donation goes beyond their accommodation cost.

Support a student with a gift of $25, $75, or $150.

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Student Support Fund

Offer a swift and flexible safety net to students experiencing an emergency and unexpected financial hardship. This fund covers an array of unforeseeable needs. Your assistance will provide comfort to our students.

Support a student with a gift of $25 or more.

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Child Care Support

Child care costs are a barrier for many parents pursuing an education. Assist a student whose studying at the college regardless of their family situation.

Support a student with a gift of $75 or more.

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Medical Assistance

Helps students with unexpected medical costs such as vision care and prescriptions. Your gift will support the additional needs of our student.

Support a student with a gift of $25, $50, or more.

Student Stories

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Nan Zhang’s Story

Bursaries have given me great financial help, allowing me to study more attentively. I use them to pay my bills and daily expenses. My time at Mohawk was happy and I have already found a job in my field since graduating. Thank you to the donors, I hope I can become one of them one day.

– Nan Zhang

Jayraj’s Story

I am an international student from India. I came to Canada during the Covid-19 pandemic, and it was a challenge for me. Money became a barrier to my academics due to the pandemic lockdowns.

The financial assistance received from Mohawk will be of great help to me in paying my educational expenses, and it will allow me to concentrate more of my time on studying. I feel honored to have received financial aid.

– Jayraj

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Robin’s Story

I had enrolled in Mohawk assuming, like most parents, that kids would be in school full-time, which would allow me to study full-time. Unfortunately, due to COVID, public schools shifted to online learning at home.

I was struggling with this, as I have no family support and could not possibly focus in my lectures to learn new things with a 4.5 year old in virtual kindergarten.

I received an Emergency Grant that helped me afford preschool. Thankfully, I didn’t have to withdraw from my program or delay my start date. It gave me the ability to attend my classes and take care of my child.

– Robin

Keith McIntyre’s Gift Catalogue Challenge

Past Mohawk President, Keith McIntyre, is challenging past student leaders to double their impact when they make a gift, today! This challenge applies to you, if you served during his tenure from 1976-1996 on one or more of the following committees:

  • Students’ Athletics Committee
  • Students’ Representative Council
  • Students’ Union Corporation
  • The Mohawk College Association of Continuing Education Students
  • Board of Governor’s student representatives

Keith will match gifts meeting the above criteria up to $1,000 per year.

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