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Ocean S.T.E.A.M.™
Need Financial Assistance Consideration
to Attend an Ocean S.T.E.A.M.™ Course?

The Huntsman Ocean S.T.E.A.M.™ program is intended to be accessible by students with an interest in a career in the ocean economy regardless of economic capacity or background. The Huntsman donor community were the first to contribution to the design of Ocean S.T.E.A.M.™ courses and allow us to offer the courses at a favorable cost to students in the first year. Further limited “need-based” bursaries are available to subsidize the student registration costs when financial need to attend is demonstrated to acquire this limited financial support. The total amount of bursary available will be dependent upon available funds for this purpose in the specific fiscal year.
This policy provides information related to the Huntsman Ocean S.T.E.A.M.™ Bursary Program. The policy will be applied in an equitable manner to all students applying to the bursary program. Note that attendance to Ocean S.T.E.A.M.™ courses are based on the principle that students are expected to first access support from their own and family resources before requesting additional subsidy through the bursary program.


  • Student applicants for bursaries must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

  • Student applicants must be 15-18 years old when they attend the Ocean S.T.E.A.M.™ course.

  • Student applicants must be enrolled in a provincial/territorial recognized educational institution or home schooled.

  • Student applicants must be participating in the Ocean S.T.E.A.M.™ program for the first time.

  • Consideration will be given to families whose net income falls below the following threshold amounts:

    • Families with one (1) dependent: $50,000

    • Families with two (2) dependents: $55,000

    • Families with three (3) dependents: $60,000

    • Families with four (4) dependents: $65,000

    • Families with five (5) dependents: $70,000

  • Students are only permitted to receive one bursary award.


Application Procedures

  • Students must submit an application to attend an Ocean S.T.E.A.M.™ course that interests their career interests in the ocean economy.

  • Students must submit the below bursary program application for consideration within three days of submitting their Ocean S.T.E.A.M.™ course application (note that only online submission using this form will be considered for bursaries).

  • Applicants must submit the required documentation from both parents, unless they are deceased (in the case of single parent households, a signature from only one parent is required but documentation must be provided to confirm custodial status).


Application Assessment & Selection

  • Students are expected to have realistic financial plans to cover their registration and travel to/from the Huntsman costs. All applicants are expected to explore all reasonable sources of funding, including part-time employment, parental contributions, and other subsidies (e.g., schools, community organizations, local businesses, governments, etc.).

  • The selection of bursary recipients is based on demonstrated financial need. The assessment of fincial need is based on household income and number of dependents.

  • All successful applicants for bursaries will be notified by email.


Subsidy Funding & Payment

  • The total amount of bursary funding available will be determined by management based on available funds anticipated from the Huntsman donor community.

  • Individual bursary awards are based strictly on financial need. Applicants are expected to fully disclose details of their financial situation, including all resources to attend their Ocean S.T.E.A.M.™ course.

  • Individual bursary awards grants will be $100.00.

Bursary Application

Huntsman Ocean S.T.E.A.M.™ Bursary Program

* fields are mandatory

Are you a Canadian citizen
Permanent Resident of Canada
Have you applied to an Ocean S.T.E.A.M.™ course


Note that children 16 years of age or older must be full-time students or have a disability to be considered dependent. 

Please upload a copy of the following information or documents to complete this application

Your parent(s) or legal guardian most recent Notice of Assessment to demonstrate taxable income (line 26000): 

NOA line 26000

Form RC66: Canada Child Benefits Application and/or your parent or legal guardian most recent Canada Child Benefit Notice to demonstrate the number of eligible dependents:

Form RC66

Letter demonstrating financial need (optional)



I authorize Huntsman Marine Science Centre to release a copy of this application to the appropriate awards selection member(s), including copies of information or documents attached to this application. I understand that I am responsible for providing all required information and documentation as indicated on this application. I understand that if I do not submit the required information or documentation then I may not be considered for a bursary to attend an Ocean S.T.E.A.M.™ course. I understand that the collection of personal information provided on this application or accompanying documentation is used solely for the purpose of determining my eligibility for bursary assistance. I declare that all of the information and documentation that I have given on this form is true and accurate. If any information or documentation is determined to be inaccurate then I understand that any bursary awarded may be reassessed and/or withdrawn. 

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