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Awards and Financial Aid

Upper-Year Scholarships and Awards

Faculty of Engineering
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Accenture Award

One award, valued at up to $1,500, is provided to a full-time undergraduate student entering Year Four in the Faculty of Engineering. Selection of the recipient will be based on active participation/leadership in extracurricular activities, interest in pursuing a consulting-type career, academic achievement (minimum 75% overall average), and strong communication skills. Relevant work-term experience will also be considered. Interested students in the 3B term should apply by March 15.

Jeffrey Aho Memorial Award

One award, valued at up to $1,600, is provided annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Three or Four in any program in the Faculty of Engineering on the basis of academic achievement (minimum 75%) and extracurricular involvement in debating and/or student politics. Preference will be given to students who have participated in debating competitions or student government while attending the University of Waterloo. Interested students should submit an application by October 1. This fund is made possible by a donation from Linda and Brian Aho, to honour the memory of their son Jeffrey. As an undergraduate Engineering student, Jeffrey was an avid and successful debater who also contributed to campus life through involvement in student government.

Albert Sherwood Barber Award

One award is presented annually to the student graduating with the most outstanding performance in the co-operative education aspects of the undergraduate Engineering program. The award was established in recognition of the contribution made to the University of Waterloo by Dr. A.S. Barber, the University's first director of the Department of Co-ordination and Placement, now the Department of Co-operative Education and Career Action.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) - Northern Alberta Design Awards

Six awards, three valued at up to $500 each and three valued at up to $250 each, are to be presented annually to outstanding fourth-year design project teams in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering. Four Mechanical Engineering teams (two from each section) and two Mechatronics Engineering teams will be chosen; no application is required. The prize money will be divided equally among the winning team members.

Autodesk Canada Capstone Design Award

One award, valued at $5,000, will be provided to an outstanding student group in any program in the Faculty of Engineering completing a Fourth-Year Capstone Design Project with a significant software component. The award will go to the project that, in the opinion of the judges, demonstrates an innovative and practical design solution to a problem. Interested groups must submit an application, available through the Faculty of Engineering website, to their departmental Capstone Co-ordinator and a faculty committee will make the final selection. All award funds will be divided equally among the winning team members. This fund is made possible by a donation from Autodesk Canada Inc.

Baylis Medical Capstone Design Awards

Four awards, valued at $5,000 each, will be provided to student groups undertaking a Fourth-Year Capstone Design Project with a biomedical focus in any program in the Faculty of Engineering. Interested groups must submit a Capstone Proposal Summary to their departmental Capstone Co-ordinator and a faculty committee will invite the top groups to present their project. Winning student groups may have the opportunity to work with industry mentors from Baylis Medical Company Inc. At the conclusion of the Capstone Design Symposium, one additional group will be selected from the remaining eligible Capstone Design Projects to receive a $5,000 award. All award funds will be divided equally among the winning team members. This fund is made possible by a donation from Baylis Medical Company Inc.

Jo Beglo Book Prize

One award is presented annually to a student who has the best overall standing in Cultural History courses in the first two years of the BAS program.

Bhattacharyya Capstone Design Award

One award, valued at $3,000, is provided annually to an outstanding student group in Chemical Engineering completing a Fourth-Year Capstone Design Project. The award will go to the project that, in the opinion of the judges, demonstrates an innovative and practical design solution to a problem having large potential long-term benefit to society. Criteria used to select a winner may include: technical innovation and accomplishment, feasibility of implementation, and potential for long-term benefits. Interested groups must submit a Capstone Proposal Summary to the Chemical Engineering Capstone Co-ordinator. Final selection will be made by faculty members of the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Chemical Engineering Capstone Co-ordinator. All award funds will be divided equally among the winning team members. This fund is made possible by a donation from Dr. Dilip and Mrs. Manjusha Bhattacharyya to foster innovative thinking and recognize the efforts of hard-working and talented students in Chemical Engineering.

Ritwika Bhattacharya Memorial Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at $1,500, is awarded annually to a full-time female undergraduate student enrolled in Electrical or Computer Engineering who has achieved the highest overall average at the end of second year. This fund is made possible by donations from family, friends, Dr. Dilip and Mrs. Manjusha Bhattacharya, AMD, and Nelson Industrial Inc., to honour the memory of Ritwika Bhattacharya.

J.P. Bickell Foundation Mining Awards

Several awards, valued at a minimum of $2,000 each, are provided to undergraduate students in mining-related programs, including Geological Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering and Earth and Environmental Sciences within the Faculty of Science. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in Year Two or above, have an overall average of 75% or above, and must demonstrate their interest in the mining industry. Interested students should submit an application by October 1.

Howard and Marita Boyd Scholarship

Two scholarships, valued at $1,500 each, are awarded annually to full-time undergraduate students entering Year Two, Three, or Four in the Faculty of Mathematics and/or the Faculty of Engineering (excluding Architecture) on the basis of academic excellence (minimum 80%) and demonstrated commitment to volunteerism. Preference will be given to students who have been involved in Scouts Canada, Scottish dance, or the Royal Canadian Air Force, cadets, or any other military service. Interested students should submit an application by October 1. This fund is made possible by a donation from Howard Boyd (BMath ’76) in memory of his wife, Marita Boyd. Marita had a passion for volunteerism as shown through her service of over 40 years with Scouts Canada. She also loved all things Scottish, expressed through her active membership in the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. In 2012, Marita was awarded the Queen’s Silver Jubilee medal by His Excellency the Right Honourable Governor General, David Johnston, for her commitment to community service. 

Brock Solutions Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at $2,500, is provided annually to an outstanding full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Three or Four in one of the following programs: Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Software, or Systems Design Engineering. Selection is based on a combination of strong academic achievement (minimum 80%) and demonstrated leadership as evidenced through involvement in extracurricular or volunteer activities either at the University or within the community. Interested students should submit an application by June 15. This fund is made possible by a donation from Brock Solutions to support Engineering students.

CISC Excellence Award in Steel Design

One award, valued at $3,000, is presented annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Architecture program who has demonstrated outstanding work in the area of steel design. Selection will be based on project work in a third- or fourth-year Design Studio course. This fund is made possible by a donation from the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction Education Foundation.

Canadian Posture & Seating Centre Award for Project Funding

Awards in support of student projects valued between $500 and $2,000 have been established to recognize and encourage student interest in and attainment of a high level of academic and practical achievement in preparation for development and delivery of systems, methodology or assistive devices in aid of full participation in Canadian Society by physically disadvantaged persons. The awards will be granted to outstanding students who demonstrate an interest and ability in engineering activities directed toward delivery of such services. Interested students in third- or fourth-year should apply by October 15, February 15, or July 1 each year.

Canadian Posture and Seating Centre Scholarships

Scholarships, valued between $1,000 and $2,500, have been established to recognize and encourage student interest in, and attainment of, a high level of academic and practical achievement in preparation for development and delivery of systems, methodology, or assistive devices in aid of full participation in Canadian Society by physically disadvantaged persons. The scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate an interest and ability in engineering and business directed toward delivery of such services. Interested students in second, third, or fourth year should apply by October 1, February 15, or July 1 each year.

Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at $700, will be awarded annually to a student enrolled in the second year of Chemical Engineering who has attained the highest academic standing in Year One.

Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering Gold Medal

The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering provides a gold medal and certificate to be presented to a graduating student in recognition of outstanding academic achievement in Mechanical Engineering.

Canadian Welding Association Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at $5,000, is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Four of the Mechanical Engineering program and the Welding and Joining Specialization on the basis of academic achievement (minimum 75%) and demonstrated intent to pursue a career in the welding and fabricating industry. Interested students should submit an application by October 1. This fund is made possible by a donation from the Canadian Welding Association.

Kenton J. Carnegie Memorial Award

One award, valued at up to $750, is provided annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Three or Four of Geological Engineering who has achieved a minimum overall average of 75% and who has demonstrated leadership potential through extracurricular involvement and/or volunteer activities. This fund is made possible by memorial donations from family, friends, and colleagues of Kenton J. Carnegie (Posthumous BASc 2007 Geological Engineering) who demonstrated excellence in academics and who made outstanding contributions to the Faculty of Engineering and the University during his undergraduate career at the University of Waterloo. Interested students should submit an application by February 15.

Keith Carr Memorial Award

One annual award, valued at up to $700, is presented to a student in third- or fourth-year Chemical Engineering who has an excellent academic record and has demonstrated strong leadership abilities both at the University and in the outside community. Students in 3A/B or 4A should apply by July 1 each year.

Savvas Chamberlain Scholarship

Several scholarships, valued at $3,000 each, are presented annually to outstanding undergraduate students in Electrical or Computer Engineering who have achieved the highest overall average at the end of third year and are entering their final year. The selection committee will focus on those students who have concentrated their course work in electronics, microelectronics, semiconductor devices, and integrated circuits relative to the other degree programs in the same department.

Morgan Champness Memorial Awards

Two awards, valued at up to $100 each, are given to fourth-year Mechanical Engineering students who demonstrate outstanding leadership in extracurricular activities and also have the ability to effectively communicate engineering concepts to their classmates and professors.

M. Chandrashekar Memorial Fellowship for Pacific Rim Exchange Students

This fellowship has been established in memory of the late M. Chandrashekar, who had an abiding interest in co-operation between the University of Waterloo and countries in Asia. Undergraduate Engineering students who participate in one of the active exchange programs between the University of Waterloo and overseas engineering schools in countries of the Pacific Rim region (including Australia and New Zealand) are eligible for the fellowship. Recipients must be on the Dean's Honours list prior to the exchange and before receiving the fellowship. The value of the award is $2,000. At most, one fellowship will be awarded each year. Applications are due on September 15 each year.

Chemical Engineering Fourth-Year Design Project Award

One award, valued at $1,000 or more, is presented for a Chemical Engineering fourth-year design project that has significant social, environmental, and economic benefits. The award funds will be divided equally among the team members of the winning project. This fund is made possible by a donation from Arthur Yip, Jake Yeung, and Lan Thai of the 2012 graduating class who won the inaugural Walmart Green Student Challenge.

Arthur F. Church Mechanical Engineering Scholarships

Three scholarships, valued at up to $1,000 each, are presented annually to outstanding students in each of second, third, and fourth year in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering who are in the top 10% of the class, can demonstrate a significant involvement in extracurricular activities, and have an above average work-term performance. These scholarships are made possible by a donation from Mr. Arthur Church, BASc '76 Mechanical Engineering. Students must complete the Mechanical Engineering Extracurricular Activities form distributed with the Welcome Back package to be considered for this scholarship.

Dan and Anik Colquhoun Award

One award, valued at $2,000, is presented annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Three or Year Four in Computer Engineering on the basis of a demonstrated personal or medical challenge that has been overcome and a significant grade increase between any two consecutive terms after 2B. The earliest opportunity to apply is during 3B. Eligible students should submit an application by November 1. This fund is made possible by a donation from Daniel and Anik Colquhoun.

Co-operators Group Ltd. Award

The Co-operators Group Ltd. Awards, valued at up to $750 each, are provided annually to an undergraduate student who has completed the second year of study in Actuarial Science and to an undergraduate student who has completed the second year of study in Environmental Engineering. Selection is based on good academic standing at the end of Year Two and demonstrated leadership ability as evidenced by involvement in extracurricular activities either at the University or within the community. Applications should be submitted during 3A (Co-op students) or 2B (Regular students) by June 15.

Roger Crawford Award

One or more awards, valued at $500 each, are provided annually to students enrolled in Civil, Environmental, or Geological Engineering. This award recognizes work-term reports that focus on buried municipal water infrastructure renewal construction using trenchless technologies and/or buried infrastructure asset management. This award honours Roger Crawford, P.Eng., for his significant contributions to the trenchless industry and his support of the Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT).

Dematic Scholarship for Excellence in Supply Chain Optimization

Two scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, are provided annually to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in Year Three or Four in Management Engineering on the basis of academic achievement (minimum 80% cumulative average) and demonstrated interest in the area of supply chain management or related optimization technologies. Preference will be given to students who can describe how they would use optimization and analytical tools and concepts to design solutions for global supply chain management. Interested students should submit an application by February 1. This fund is made possible by a donation from Dematic Corporation.

George Dufault Medal for Excellence in Communication

The George Dufault Medal is awarded annually to the graduating student in the 4B term in Engineering who has demonstrated excellence in communication ability through the submission of outstanding work-term reports and the oral presentation of one of these reports in a competition held during the last (4B) term of the academic program. The award was established by the family of the late George Dufault in recognition of his contribution to the University as its first Co-ordinator and first head of the Department of Co-ordination, now the Department of Co-operative Education and Career Action and later as a Lecturer in Physics and a Professor of Electrical Engineering.

Randy Duxbury Memorial Awards

One or more awards, valued between $1,500 to $4,000 each, are presented to students entering fourth year of Chemical Engineering. Selection will be based on academic achievement (minimum 70%), strong involvement in extracurricular activities, participation in athletics and demonstrated leadership. Preference will be given for involvement and achievements undertaken during their time at the University of Waterloo. Applications should be submitted during their 3B term.

Electrohome 75th Anniversary Scholarship

Established by the Victor Company of Japan Ltd. and Kanematsu-Gosho Ltd. in recognition of the 75th Anniversary of Electrohome Ltd., one scholarship, valued at up to $1,500, is presented to an outstanding undergraduate entering the final year of Computer Science or Software Engineering. The award will be based on academic performance in the second-year core and a minimum of three third-year Computer Science courses. An application and a recent résumé should be submitted during the 3B term by March 15.

Energy + Design Award

Fibreglass Canada and Professor Joe Somfay of the School of Architecture have made available an annual award valued at up to $300. The award is presented to an Architecture student who submits the best energy-related design.

Engineering Faculty/Staff Upper-Year Scholarships

Scholarships, valued at $300 - $500 each, may be awarded annually to outstanding students enrolled in Year Two or Three of a program in the Faculty of Engineering (excluding Architecture) on the basis of academic achievement. These scholarships are supported by donations from faculty, staff, and retirees and the Senate Scholarship Fund of the University of Waterloo. No application is required.

Engineering Society Leadership Excellence Award

One award, valued at $1,000, is presented each term to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in any term from 1B-4B of any program in the Faculty of Engineering who has displayed exceptional leadership within the University, Faculty of Engineering, or community at large. Candidates must have attained a minimum average of 60% in their most recent academic term. Interested students should apply by October 15, February 15, or June 15. This award is supported by the University of Waterloo Engineering Society and the Office of the Dean of Engineering.

Norman Esch Bridging Entrepreneurs to Students Fund

Ten stipends, valued at $2,000 each, are awarded annually to first-year full-time undergraduate co-op students in the Faculty of Engineering who have not secured a co-op work-term placement. This funding will provide students with an opportunity to work in a startup company to increase their exposure to an entrepreneurial work culture. Preference will be given to students with financial need who are not receiving any other significant support. The Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre will select the individual recipients through a competitive interview process after students have applied to the online job posting for the Bridging Entrepreneurs to Students. This happens after co-op interviews have ended and following final exams. This fund is made possible by a donation from The Esch Foundation’s Norman Esch Entrepreneurial Challenge in Engineering Fund.

Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Award for Capstone Design

A minimum of six awards, ranging in value from $5,000 - $10,000, will be provided to student teams enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering’s Fourth-Year Capstone Design Project who have submitted an outstanding design project and an accompanying business plan using the template provided by the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre (Conrad). Students interested in participating in this award competition should submit a one-page Notice of Intent to the Director of Conrad. Details regarding the application process, business plan, and template are available from Conrad. This fund is made possible by donations from The Esch Foundation’s Norman Esch Entrepreneurial Challenge in Engineering Fund. 

Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op Awards

Fifteen awards, valued at $4,000 each, are provided annually to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering who are pursuing an Enterprise Co-op opportunity. Selection will be based on academic achievement (minimum 75% overall), business plan, presentation, and demonstrated entrepreneurial outlook. Preference will be given to students who will not be receiving any other funding in support of the entrepreneurial work experience. Interested students should apply to be accepted into Enterprise Co-op no later than the start of the co-op term. They will be assessed for these awards as part of the e-launch process during the first week of the “enterprise co-op term”. This fund is made possible by a donation from The Esch Foundation’s Norman Esch Entrepreneurial Challenge in Engineering Fund, to expand the opportunities for students to pursue an alternative co-op opportunity by establishing their own business as a co-op work term experience.

First in Class Engineering Scholarships

Scholarships, valued at $400 each, are presented to the top student in each class based on performance in terms 1B to 4A.

Fisher/Duxbury Awards for Leadership

The Sandford Fleming Foundation has established these awards to recognize two undergraduate students, graduating in the Faculty of Engineering, who have shown outstanding leadership throughout their academic careers. The leadership contributions can be associated with the Engineering Societies, Department and Faculty activities, Co-operative Education, the Sandford Fleming Foundation, and other similar functions, particularly those with a professional orientation. Nominations may be submitted by student groups, faculty members, or other individuals. Letters of Support from colleagues, faculty, and others familiar with the nominee's accomplishments are extremely important and form the major basis upon which the Executive Committee of the Sandford Fleming Foundation will form its decision. Nominations must be submitted to the Foundation by April 1. Contact the Sandford Fleming Foundation for more details. Each award consists of a certificate plus a citation, and an award of $2,000. These awards have been named in recognition of the outstanding contributions made toward the work of the Foundation by its former Chairs, Dr. John Fisher and Dr. Roy Duxbury.

Sandford Fleming Foundation (SFF) Exchange Scholarships

Up to six scholarships, valued at $800 each, are awarded each fall to undergraduate Engineering students who participate in one of the exchange programs between the University of Waterloo and overseas engineering schools. Recipients must be on the Dean's Honours list or have other high academic standing prior to the exchange and before receiving the scholarship. Applications are due on September 15 each year.

Sandford Fleming Foundation (SFF) Technical Speaker Competition

The Technical Speaker competition was established to encourage public speaking skills within the student body. The competition is held each term. Six presenters are chosen from submitted abstracts. The winner will receive an award of $400, second place receiving $200, and third place receiving $75. The other participants receive $25 each.

Sandford Fleming Foundation (SFF) Award for Teaching Assistantship Excellence

The SFF presents these awards to acknowledge the excellent contributions made by Teaching Assistants to the undergraduate educational program. One award, valued at $500, is made annually in each academic department and in first year. Award winners are selected on the basis of nominations by the undergraduate classes and the recommendation of their departments. Each term, classes are invited to submit nominations by the SFF and the Engineering Society.

Sandford Fleming Foundation (SFF) Debate Awards

The SFF has established these awards in order to encourage the art of debate among Engineering undergraduates. The debates are held each term and awards of $250 each are made to members of the winning team and of $150 each to members of the runner-up team. The top rookie team receive $50 each.

Sandford Fleming Foundation (SFF) Award for Academic Excellence

The SFF has established 15 awards for graduating students in each of the following Engineering programs: Chemical (2), Civil (1), Electrical and Computer (3), Environmental (1), Geological (1), Management (1), Mechanical (2), Mechatronics (1), Nanotechnology (1), Software (1), and Systems Design (1). In each program, the award is presented to the student with the best academic record in the last six academic terms of their undergraduate program.

Sandford Fleming Foundation (SFF) Award for Co-operative Proficiency

The SFF has established 15 awards for graduating students in each of the following Engineering streams programs: Chemical (2), Civil (1), Electrical and Computer (3), Environmental (1), Geological (1), Management (1), Mechanical (2), Mechatronics (1), Nanotechnology (1), Software (1), and Systems Design (1). In each program, the award is presented based on outstanding overall performance in both the work-term experience and the academic program of co-operative Engineering education.

Sandford Fleming Foundation (SFF) Memorial Leadership Award

One award is granted to an intermediate-level undergraduate student in the Faculty of Engineering who has made outstanding contributions to the Faculty in the promotion of extracurricular activities including, but not limited to: intramural athletics, involvement with the Engineering Society and Sandford Fleming Foundation events, competitions, etc., and for the support of associations both on and off campus. Nominations may be submitted by student groups, faculty members, or other individuals and must be submitted to the Foundation before the last day of the student’s 3A term. Letters of Support from faculty members, students, and others familiar with the nominee's accomplishments are an important aspect of the selection process. Contact the Sandford Fleming Foundation for more details. The award consists of a certificate and $1,000. This award program was established to recognize the late Professors Saip Alpay and Wm. C. Nichol, and the former Engineering students Sam Ceccerallo and Robert Elligsen.

FORREC Architecture Award

One award, valued at $2,000, is provided annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Three or Four in the School of Architecture. Selection is made on the basis of academic achievement (minimum 80% cumulative average) and excellence in design of the final project in the Third- Fourth-Year Design Studio acknowledging innovative conceptualization and graphic representation. In addition to their project, students must submit a digital 500-word document explaining why they feel their work is conceptual and innovative. An application is required by March 15. This fund is made possible by a donation from FORREC in support of the program and in recognition of the graduates of the program who have and continue to work at FORREC.

David M. Forget Memorial Award

Established in memory of David M. Forget, an award, valued at up to $1,200, will be made annually to a student enrolled in Year Two of Earth Sciences, Geological Engineering, or other Earth major program. Students who can demonstrate an interest in the geosciences combined with a love and respect for nature, a good ability and interest in writing, and a dedication to their studies are invited to write a short essay (four pages maximum) explaining their eligibility for this award and addressing the criteria as stated above. Application essays should be submitted to the Scholarship and Awards Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, by February 1.

GHL Consultants 4th-Year Fire Safety Award

One award, valued at $2,000, is provided annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the fourth-year undergraduate Fire Safety Engineering course in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering. Selection is based on academic achievement (minimum 80% cumulative average) and demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the area of fire safety engineering. Interested students should submit an application by February 1. This fund is made possible by a donation from GHL Consultants Ltd.

Grand House Award

One award, valued at $3,000, is provided annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in any year at the School of Architecture in the Faculty of Engineering on the basis of interest and desire to live in a unique student residence. The Grand House is the only student residence in Cambridge that was designed and built by students for students. It presents a great opportunity for all students to interact and learn more from each other, put their ideas to use, and build enthusiasm for architecture. Interested students should contact the Undergraduate Student Services Co-ordinator at the School of Architecture for more information in order to apply by June 15.

The Sir Casimir Stanislaus Gzowski Medal for Excellence in Communication

The Sir Casimir Stanislaus Gzowski Medal is awarded annually to a graduating student in the 4B term in Civil Engineering who has demonstrated excellence in communication ability through the submission of outstanding work reports during their undergraduate careers at the University of Waterloo and through the oral presentation of one of these reports in a competition during the last (4B) term of the academic program.

Dr. F. Hecker Exchange Scholarship

The Dr. F. Hecker Exchange Scholarship is an annual award given by the Sandford Fleming Foundation to an outstanding undergraduate Engineering student at the University of Waterloo, who is participating in one of the Faculty's student exchange programs. It honours the contribution of Dr. Hecker of Technische Universtat Braunschweig, who distinguished himself by his dedication to the exchange program and in the particular care he took of Waterloo participants. The value of the award is $1,000. Applications are due on September 15 each year.

Gerry Heckman Scholarship

This scholarship fund has been established to honour Gerry Heckman, a passionate advocate of enhancing Canada's global competitiveness through investment in human resources. Gerry was involved with the University of Waterloo as an active member of the Waterloo Advisory Council, including serving as its President in 1993-94. One or more annual scholarships, valued at up to $3,000 each, will be made to outstanding fourth-year undergraduate students in Electrical and Computer Engineering who have achieved academic excellence (minimum 80% overall average) and who have demonstrated their involvement in extracurricular or volunteer activities at Waterloo or within the community. Preference will be given to students who intend to pursue graduate studies and/or to students with a demonstrated interest in a career in telecommunications or computing in Canada. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Interested students enrolled in 4A should apply by June 15.

Thomas Howe Memorial Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at up to $1,000, is awarded annually to full-time undergraduate student enrolled in fourth year of Environmental Engineering. Selection will be based on academic excellence (minimum 80% cumulative average) and extracurricular involvement. This fund is made possible by a donation from Teresa Howe in memory of her late husband, Thomas Howe, who received his BASc from Waterloo in 1974.

IBM Upper-Year Award

One award, valued at $4,000, is provided annually to a full-time undergraduate Aboriginal student enrolled in Year Three or Four in the Faculties of Mathematics or Engineering on the basis of academic achievement (minimum 75%). This fund is made possible by a generous donation from IBM Canada Ltd.

IESO Undergraduate Engineering Award

One award, valued at $4,000, is granted annually to a female undergraduate student enrolled in Year Two of Electrical, Computer, or Nanotechnology Engineering. Students will have demonstrated strong communication skills, leadership skills, involvement in extracurricular activities, and will have maintained a minimum B average (75%) in 1A and 1B. The successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in Canada upon graduation. The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) may also offer the award recipient consideration for a work-term position at its offices upon completion of Year Two. An application plus a complete résumé are required by July 15.

Jensen Hughes 4th-Year Fire Safety Award

One award, valued at $2,000, is provided annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Four in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering. Selection is based on academic achievement (minimum 80% cumulative average) combined with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the area of fire safety engineering which may include prior work or volunteer experiences. Interested students should submit an application by February 1. This fund is made possible by a donation from JENSEN HUGHES, Inc.

John Deere Limited Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at $2,000, is available to an outstanding student entering fourth year of Mechanical Engineering who has an interest in manufacturing and/or product design. Interested students in the 3B term should apply by March 15.

W.W. King Exchange Fellowships

Undergraduate Engineering students who participate in one of the active exchange programs between the University of Waterloo and overseas engineering schools are eligible for financial assistance through the W.W. King Exchange Fellowship. Recipients must be on the Dean's Honours list prior to the exchange and before receiving the fellowship. The maximum amount per student is $500. Applications are due on September 15 each year.

Ledcor Group Upper-Year Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at up to $2,000, will be awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student entering Year Three or Four of Civil or Environmental Engineering or Architectural Studies in the Faculty of Engineering. Selection is based on academic achievement (minimum 80% overall average), interdisciplinary interest in Civil Engineering and Architecture, extracurricular involvement, and demonstration of leadership potential. Ledcor Industries Inc. may also offer the scholarship recipient consideration for a work-term position at its offices.  Interested students should submit an application by October 1. Ledcor is a multi-faceted, full service construction company offering project and construction management, pre-construction, general construction, and design-build services. The company is establishing this scholarship to celebrate its 60th anniversary and to recognize the contribution of leading engineering and architecture schools in Canada towards Ledcor’s success.

Brian Le Lievre Scholarship

Two scholarships, each valued at $2,537.70, are awarded annually to full-time undergraduate students who have completed 2B in the Civil and Environmental Engineering programs on the basis of academic achievement (minimum 80%). This fund is made possible by a donation from Brian Le Lievre. 

Frank Lun Scholarship for Excellence

One scholarship, valued at $1,000, is presented annually to an outstanding fourth-year student enrolled in Computer Science or Software Engineering who has a minimum overall average of 80% and leadership abilities as demonstrated through involvement in extracurricular activities. Applications should be submitted during the 3B term by October 1.  

Karen Mark Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship was established in 1989 by family and friends in memory of the late Karen Mark, a third-year Chemical Engineering student. The scholarship is awarded annually to a third-year Engineering undergraduate female student based on excellent academic achievement and demonstrated involvement and contributions to student life at Waterloo. No application is necessary.

Richard (Rick) Matzeg Memorial Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at approximately $800, is awarded annually to an undergraduate student enrolled in Year Three or Four of Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering who has achieved a minimum overall average of 80% and who has demonstrated their leadership potential through extracurricular involvement and/or volunteer activities. Preference will be given to students who have an interest in materials engineering. Interested students should submit an application by June 1. This fund is made possible by memorial donations from family, friends and colleagues of Richard Matzeg (BASc '80, MASc '84) who demonstrated an abiding interest and concern for education and the engineering profession throughout his lifetime.

MMM Group Upper-Year Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at up to $4,000, will be awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student entering Year Three of Civil or Environmental Engineering. The scholarship will be paid in installments of $1,000 in each of the 3A, 3B, 4A, and 4B study terms. Selection is based on achieving and maintaining a minimum overall average of 80% and demonstration of leadership potential and involvement in extracurricular activities. MMM Group may also offer the scholarship recipient consideration for a work-term position at its offices. Interested students should submit an application by October 1. MMM Group Limited is one of Canada’s leading professional service firms, providing project management expertise for large-scale infrastructure projects as well as broad range of engineering, planning, and geomatic services for projects of all sizes in Canada and internationally. The scholarship has been established by University of Waterloo alumni and other associates at MMM Group in recognition of the contribution that alumni have made over the years towards the company’s success.

Ontario Association of Architects Second-Year Award

One award, valued at $2,000, is given in recognition of outstanding overall academic achievement in the second year of Architecture. 

Ontario Association of Architects Third-Year Award

One award, valued at $2,000, is given in recognition of outstanding overall academic achievement in the third year of Architecture.

Ontario Power Generation Engineering Award

Ontario Power Generation provides one award valued at $2,400 to undergraduate students entering Year Two of Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical, or Software Engineering. In support of employment equity, eligible candidates will be women, Aboriginal (native) Canadians, persons with disabilities, or visible minorities. Students will have demonstrated strong communication skills, leadership skills, involvement in extracurricular activities, and will have achieved a minimum overall average of 75% in Year One. The successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in Canada upon graduation. An application plus a complete resume is required by July 15.

Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education Gold Medal

An engraved medal will be awarded annually to a fourth-year undergraduate student graduating from an accredited Engineering program, including Software Engineering, who has the highest cumulative overall average upon graduation. This award is provided by the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education to acknowledge the hard work of engineering students and promote the relevancy of becoming a licensed professional engineer.

Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education Undergraduate Scholarships

Eight awards, valued at $1,500 each, will be provided annually to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in CEAB-accredited programs in the Faculty of Engineering including Software Engineering. The scholarships will recognize two outstanding students entering each of the 2A, 3A, 4A and 4B study terms. Selection will be based on academic achievement (minimum 80%) and demonstrated leadership through participation in professional affairs and extracurricular activities. Interested students should submit an application as well as a current resume during the 1B, 2B, 3B, and 4B terms. This fund is made possible by a donation from Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education to acknowledge the hard work of engineering students and promote the relevancy of becoming a licensed professional engineer.

Professional Development Prize in Project Management

Three book prizes are awarded each term to the students who have achieved the highest overall course grade in the PD 5: Project Management course and who have also successfully completed the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Mock Exam.

Professor T. Prasad Award

The Professor T. Prasad Award, valued at up to $500, is presented annually to an outstanding Faculty of Engineering undergraduate who has exemplified a new direction in their academic efforts by demonstrating an increase in term average from 2B to 3A.

Roberto Rocca/Tenaris Scholarship

Three scholarships, valued at $4,000 each, are awarded annually to undergraduate students enrolled in Year Two, Three, or Four of any undergraduate program in the Faculty of Engineering (excluding Architecture and Software Engineering) who have achieved a minimum overall average of 80% and who have demonstrated their leadership potential through extracurricular involvement and/or volunteer activities. Preference will be given to female students and to candidates from Northern Ontario or Alberta. Interested students should submit an application by June 1. Sponsored by Tenaris, this scholarship honours Roberto Rocca, the late Chairman of Techint, who demonstrated an abiding concern for education throughout his lifetime. Tenaris is the leading supplier of tubes and related services for the world’s energy industry, as well as for other industrial applications.

Bernie Roehl Award

This award has been established by Max and Ann Roehl in honour of their son, Bernie Roehl, (BSc '83), a proud graduate and current Waterloo staff member. One award, valued at up to $1,000, will be made to an undergraduate students entering second-, third-, or fourth-year Electrical & Computer Engineering or Software Engineering who has an above average academic standing and who can demonstrate an involvement with university extracurricular activities such as amateur theatre, student government (e.g., Federation of Students), or the student radio station. Interested students should apply no later than November 1.

Rome Prize

One award, valued at up to $500, is given for the best overall achievement in design in the first three years of the BAS Architecture program. The award is tenable only in the 4A Rome program of the following term.

Marj Schaefer Award

One award, valued at up to $300, is given to an Architecture student in good academic standing who has made a notable contribution to the school community.

Adel Sedra Entrepreneurship Award for Capstone Design

One award, valued at approximately $3,300, is presented annually to a student team enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering’s Fourth-Year Capstone Design Project that has submitted an outstanding design project and an accompanying business plan using the template provided by the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre (Conrad). Students interested in participating in this award competition should submit a one-page Notice of Intent to the Director of Conrad. Details regarding the application process, business plan, and template are available from Conrad. This fund is made possible by donations from the Dean’s Development Council in honour of Adel Sedra’s contributions to the Faculty of Engineering during his tenure as Dean and includes gifts from: Savvas Chamberlain, Art Church, Rod Coutts, Paul Spafford, Gerry Sullivan, Bill Tatham, University of Waterloo matching funds.

Shell Design Symposium Awards

Awards are presented annually to student teams enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering's Fourth-Year Capstone Design Project in the Departments of Chemical and Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering. The first-place winning team in each department will receive $3,000 and the second- and third-place winning teams in each department will receive $500. Students who wish to participate in the award competition should complete an application which will be provided to them by their departmental Capstone Co-ordinator. Deadlines and Capstone Co-ordinator information can be found at https://uwaterloo.ca/engineering/entrepreneurship/capstone-design/shell-canada-design-symposium-awards. Up to five finalists will be selected in each department during the 4B term. Final selection and announcement of the winning teams will occur at the department Design Symposiums held during the winter term. This fund is made possible by Shell Canada.

Side Effects Software Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at up to $2,000, is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Three in the School of Computer Science or Software Engineering on the basis of academic excellence (minimum 80%) and demonstrated leadership. Interested students should submit an application by October 1. This fund is made possible by a donation from Side Effects Software Inc.

Smale Fellowship

One award, valued at up to $600, is given to a fourth-year Architecture student with high academic and design achievement, who shows leadership ability and the potential to play a notable role in the profession.

Systems Design Engineering Memorial Fund

These awards honour deceased students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the Department of Systems Design Engineering. Awards are made, as funds permit, to undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Systems Design Engineering on the basis of academic achievement. Donations have been received in memory of Professor Muthu Chandrashekar.

Systems Design Engineering Perseverance Award

One award, valued at $1,000, is provided annually to a full-time undergraduate student who has successfully completed Year Two of Systems Design Engineering, after encountering academic difficulties during the 2A term. Selection will be based on the degree of perseverance and academic success in 2B in the face of significant academic challenges, which may include having failed a previous academic term, failing multiple courses, a “may-not-proceed” status, failure to find work-term employment, or other personal challenges. This fund is made possible by a donation from Robert Adriaanse and Monika Torok, graduates of the Systems Design Engineering program at Waterloo to recognize hard work and perseverance.

Karen Padham Taylor Scholarship for Women in Computer Science

Two scholarships, valued at $7,500 each, are awarded annually to full-time female undergraduate students enrolled in Year Three of Honours Computer Science (co-op) or Software Engineering in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. Selection will be made on the basis of academic excellence. This fund is made possible by a donation from Karen Padham Taylor, BMath ’03, to encourage female students to continue to pursue Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. 

Union Gas Scholarship

Two scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, are awarded annually to outstanding students enrolled in fourth year of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, Mechanical, or Mechatronics Engineering who have excelled in CIVE 265, CIVE 280, ME 230, ME 351, or CHE 241. This fund is made possible by a donation from Union Gas.

H.W. Vahlenkamp Dipl. – Ing., P.E. Memorial Engineering Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at $2,000, is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Three in the Faculty of Engineering on the basis of academic achievement (minimum 80%) and extracurricular and volunteer involvement. Preference will be given to female students who are first-generation Canadians. Heinz W. Vahlenkamp, Dipl.-Ing., P.Eng. (1919-2009) graduated from the Technical University in Karlsruhe, Germany in 1949 with his degree in Civil Engineering. During his career, he worked on various dam and bridge projects locally and around the world. This annual award is to be presented in remembrance of a man who believed in integrity, hard work, and in the ethics of the Engineering field. This fund is made possible through the generosity of his wife, Ruth Vahlenkamp, and his daughter Sabine Schleese in grateful memory and love for an exceptional husband, father, and engineer. Interested students should apply during their 3A term, before July 15.

Waterloo North Hydro Electrical Engineering Scholarship

Two scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, are awarded annually to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in Year Three or Four of Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering on the basis of academic excellence (minimum 80%), extracurricular involvement, and participation in volunteer activities to make a positive contribution to the society. Interested students should submit an application by July 15. This fund is made possible by a donation from Waterloo North Hydro Inc. to encourage students to pursue studies in Electrical Engineering. 

Jack Wiseman Award

One award, valued at up to $1,500, is presented annually to an outstanding third- or fourth-year undergraduate student or a graduate student in Civil Engineering who demonstrates a commitment to Construction or Project Management through course work, project work, or work term job experience. The recipient cannot receive this award more than once. Students should apply by October 1 each year.

Wish Scholarship

Ten scholarships, valued at $2,000 each, will be awarded annually to outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in programs in the Faculties of Engineering and Mathematics. One scholarship will be awarded to a top student enrolled in Computer Science, Combinatorics and Optimization, or Pure Mathematics and one scholarship will be awarded to a top student enrolled in Computer Engineering or Software Engineering on the basis of academic performance for each of the 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, and 3B terms. An application is not required. This fund is made possible by a donation from ContextLogic, a company created by two University of Waterloo Math grads, Peter Szulczewski (BMath ’05) and Danny Zhang (MMath ’05, BMath ’03).

 


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