Learning Essentials Support Financial support for the essentials you need to succeed.

We get it, school is expensive. Tuition, fees, books, transit – it all adds up. And that doesn’t include those extras that you may not have even realized you’d need: uniforms, took kits, field trips and more. So what do you do when you have additional costs that weren’t in the budget? IGNITE is here to help.

IGNITE partners with Humber Advancement and Alumni and University of Guelph-Humber to provide you with Learning Essentials Support, a financial service designed to help cover the cost of your program’s learning essential items, from $50 up to a maximum of $500 per academic year.

Examples of learning essential items that we support include, but are not limited to:

  • Equipment (uniforms, tool kits, cosmetic kits, etc.)
  • Training & Professional Memberships (Suicide Prevention Training, Soundscan membership, etc.)
  • Experiential (final projects, field trips, etc.)

To Apply, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time student at Humber College ITAL or the University of Guelph-Humber 
  • Be registered in a program with learning essential requirements for your current semester 
  • Fill out a budget calculator and explain your need for funding 

How to Apply

Humber Students: Visit the Humber Scholarships Application Page, sign in via the button at the top-right corner of the page, and complete the general application (be sure to answer “yes” to question #4,”Are you applying for the IGNITE sponsored Learning Essential Support (LES)?”

Guelph-Humber Students: Fill out this form to apply.

If your application is approved, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions, details and the total value amount awarded based on your program requirements. 

*Learning essentials are determined in advance by each program. View the list of qualifying programs [PDF]. If your program has learning essential requirements that are not listed in the application process, please contact IGNITE using the form below.

For more information, please read the FAQ below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Learning Essentials Support (LES) program?

What are the items that are covered under the LES Program?

When are LES opportunities available for students ?

Who can apply for support with the LES program?

How often can I apply for support through LES?

How much support can I receive as part of this program?

How do I apply for LES support?

How will I know if I will be receiving support through this program?

If I am chosen to receive support – when will I receive the funds?

Where can I access answers to more questions regarding applying for scholarships?

Who do I contact for more information about LES?

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