How do I find my Award application status?

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How do I find my Award application status?

If you applied online for awards you can check your application status online in your myOkanagan account. Once logged in navigate to the Financial Aid & Awards channel on the Applicant or Student page and click on View Online Awards Applied for.


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Once in the View applications screen, you will see a list of all awards applications you have completed by term and the individual awards you have applied for. The application status you see if for the application type, if as shown below you are approved you will be emailed directly with details of which award you have received and how/when the award will be presented to you. 

Watch the short video below for a demonstration of the new & improved View Online Awards Applied for page:




Paper Applications

There are some awards that are still paper based, you should in most cases still be able to view your application status online.

When are award application decisions made?

Click on the application types below to find out award decision timelines and when you can expect to find out if you have been successful.

  • Fall - After applications close in mid-September, decisions will be made by the end of October. Award cheques will either be mailed out to recipients or you will be invited to attend the November Kelowna Awards Reception (usually third Thursday in November), depending on the award received.
  • Winter - After applications close at the end of January, decisions will be made by the end of March. Award cheques will be mailed out to students.
  • Summer - After applications close at the end of May, decisions will be made by the end of July. Award cheques will be mailed out to students.
  • After applications close at the end of March, decisions will be made by the end of May for the following awards
    • Okanagan College Presidents Entrance Scholarships
    • Okanagan College Community Spirit Awards
    • Rick and Yasmin Thorpe & Friends Scholarship for Secondary School Students
  • Okanagan College Board of Governors Entrance Awards will be determined by the OC Wide comittee in October
  • Fall - After applications close in mid-September, decisions will be made by the end of October. Award cheques will either be mailed out to recipients or you will be invited to attend one of the November Award Reception(s):
    • Kelowna & Any Campus Awards Reception (third Thursday in November)
    • Penticton Awards Reception November
    • Salmon Arm Awards in person presentation arranged with recipients & donors
    • Vernon Awards Reception November
  • Winter - After applications close at the end of January, decisions will be made by the end of April. Award cheques will be presented usually in person, recipients will be notified of details or cheques will mailed out to students.
  • Summer - After applications close at the end of May, decisions will be made by the end of July. Award cheques will be usually presented in person, recipients will be notified of details or cheques will be mailed out to students.
  • Fall - After applications close in at the end of July decisions will be made by the end of October. Award cheques will either be mailed out to students or you will be invited to attend one of the November Award Reception(s):
    • Kelowna & Any Campus Awards Reception (third Thursday in November)
    • Penticton Awards Reception November
    • Vernon Awards Reception November
  • Fall Salmon Arm ONLY - After applications close in mid-May decisions will be made by mid-June, recipients will be invited to attend the Salmon Arm Awards Reception in June
  • Winter - After applications close at the end of January, decisions will be made by the end of April. Award cheques will be presented usually in person, recipients will be notified of details or cheques will mailed out to students.
  • Winter - After applications close in at the end of May decisions will be made by the end of October. or earlier depending on award.  Award cheques will either be presented individually in person with donor or you will be invited to attend the November Award Reception at Kelowna (third Thursday in November).
  • Trades Completion - After applications close at the end of April decision will be made by the end of May. Awards are presented at either the Trades Commencement or Summer Convocation.
  • Online - After the application end date has passed recipients will be notified usually within two months, presentation is usually in-person with the donor.
  • Paper Applications - After the application deadline has passed recipients will be notified usually within two months. Awards may be presented in person, at an awards reception or sent via mail depending on the award, recipients will be notified as to the details. 
  • No Application Required - Awards not requiring application occur throughout the year, students are notified usually via email if they have been successful and awards are may be presented in person, at an awards reception or sent via mail depending on the award, recipients will be notified as to the details. 

 NOTE: Due to the volume of applications received only successful applicants are notified.