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2017-2018

Awards and Financial Aid


Entrance Scholarships and Awards

General - Open to Students in All Faculties
 

Mary N. Bales Entrance Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at up to $2,000, is awarded annually to an outstanding student admitted to first year of an undergraduate program in any Faculty at the University of Waterloo. This fund was established in 2004 by Mary Bales, MA English '72 and MPhil '73 and 2002 recipient of the Arts Alumni Achievement Award.

BMO Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships

Several scholarships, valued at up to $5,000 each, will be awarded annually to outstanding students entering first year at the University of Waterloo, St. Jerome's University, or Renison University College. This fund is made possible by a donation from the Bank of Montreal (BMO). It is BMO's desire to make continuous learning a reality for everyone by creating opportunity for students at all levels and in every stage of life. 

Braemar College Sheila McDonald Award for Excellence

One scholarship, valued at $2,500, is awarded annually to an outstanding undergraduate student entering first year of a program at the University of Waterloo who is a graduate of Braemar College in Toronto, Ontario. This fund is made possible by a donation from Braemar College.

James and Elise Devitt Entrance Scholarship

One or two scholarships, valued at up to $2,000 each, are awarded annually to outstanding students entering first year in any faculty or program. This fund is made possible by a donation from Elise Devitt, Waterloo retired staff member, in memory of her husband, T. James Devitt.

Chik Mo-Fai Scholarship

One or more scholarships, valued at $1,500 - $3,000 each, are awarded annually to undergraduate students from China entering first year of any program at the University of Waterloo. Preference will be given to students who have graduated from Ying Wa College in Hong Kong. This fund is made possible by a donation from Rex Auyeung, a 1977 graduate of Environmental Studies. Rex is honouring his late father-in-law Chik Mo-Fai and his "drive" to move up in his career. Rex respected this and he hopes this “drive” will send a strong signal to students to study hard. As long as students are willing to study and have the desire to be successful, this scholarship is intended to relieve some of their financial burden, allow them to concentrate on their studies, and eventually contribute back to society at large.

Lan Wong Chu Entrance Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at up to $2,000, is awarded annually to an outstanding undergraduate student from China or Hong Kong entering first year of any program at the University of Waterloo. This fund is made possible by a donation from the Chu family in honour of their grandmother/great-grandmother, Lan Wong Chu, who was known for her strength, kindness, and integrity.

Hong Kong Alumni Association Entrance Award

One award, valued at approximately $1,200, is made available each year through donations from University of Waterloo alumni living in Hong Kong. Outstanding students who currently reside in or who previously resided in Hong Kong and who are entering full-time studies at the University of Waterloo are eligible to apply. Selection will be based on a combination of academic achievement and demonstrated initiative and good character through involvement in community or high school extracurricular activities. Interested students must submit an application, available on the Future Students website by May 1.

Dominic Leung Entrance Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at up to $1,500, is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student from Hong Kong or China enrolled in Year One of any degree program at the University of Waterloo on the basis of academic achievement. This fund was established by Dominic Leung, a proud alumnus of the Faculty of Arts, to assist young students to fulfil their dreams of obtaining an education from the University of Waterloo.

David Johnston International Student Scholarships

Several scholarships, valued at $5,000 each, are awarded annually to outstanding international students admitted to Year One of an undergraduate- or graduate-degree program. International students admitted with an admission average of 80% or above will be considered. Selection will be based on academic achievement combined with any other Faculty-specific scholarship criteria. No application is required. These scholarships were established through the generous support of donors in honour of former Waterloo President David Johnston as a lasting tribute to his 11-year service to this University and in recognition of his passion for international opportunities for students.

David Johnston – Lebovic Foundation International Student Scholarships

Several scholarships, valued at $5,000 - $10,000 each, are provided annually to outstanding international students living in or who have previously lived in Israel, admitted to Year One of an undergraduate- or graduate-degree program. International students admitted with an admission average of 80% or above will be considered. Selection will be based on academic achievement combined with any other Faculty-specific scholarship criteria. No application is required. These awards were established through the generous support of the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Foundation in honour of former Waterloo President David Johnston, as a lasting tribute to his 11-year service to this University and in recognition of his passion for international opportunities for students.

Magnum Centennial Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at up to $2,500, is awarded annually to an outstanding student entering Year One of a University of Waterloo program. No application is required. This fund is made possible through donations received from the former Wean Canada Ltd. Company in honour of Canada's Centennial in 1967.

Project Hero Award

Project Hero was co-founded by Retired General Rick Hillier and Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Kevin Reed to provide support to the sons and daughters of Canadian military killed while serving in an active mission. The University of Waterloo is proud to participate in Project Hero by providing eligible dependents with award funding to cover tuition for up to four academic years and on-campus residence and meal plan fees for the first year of study. Eligible students who have been admitted to the University of Waterloo must submit an application, available on the Future Students website by June 15.

Purdy Crawford Undergraduate Scholarships

This endowment fund was established by Purdy Crawford, a former member of the University’s Board of Governors. Two or more scholarships, valued at up to $4,000 each, will be awarded annually to outstanding students entering first year in any program at the University of Waterloo. This fund actively demonstrates Mr. Crawford's passion for learning and his dynamic support for the advancement of education.

Scotiabank International Student Scholarship

One or more scholarships, valued at up to $2,000 each, are awarded annually to full-time international undergraduate students enrolled in Year One on the basis of academic achievement (minimum 80% admission average). Preference will be given to international students from countries where Scotiabank does business. Preference will also be given to students accepted into a program related to the environment. Through this generous donation, Scotiabank is making a highly visible and strategically significant investment in a sustainable future for Canada and the world.

Serbian Education Entrance Award

One award, valued at up to $1,000, is granted annually to a student entering first year at the University of Waterloo. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a significant cultural contribution to the Serbian community. Interested students should submit an application by April 15. This fund is made possible through donations from friends of the Serbian community to encourage post-secondary education and academic excellence.

Shad Valley Alumni Entrance Scholarships

Several scholarships, ranging in value from $1,000 - $5,000, are available to Shad Valley alumni who are entering first year of an undergraduate program in any Faculty at the University of Waterloo. Values and selection criterion vary by Faculty. Interested students must complete the University of Waterloo Shad Alumni Scholarship Consideration Form on the Shad Valley website by March 31.

Devindra Shah Entrance Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at $1,000, is awarded annually to an outstanding Aboriginal student entering first-year studies at the University of Waterloo. Preference will be given to students entering a program in the Faculty of Mathematics. This fund is made possible by a donation from the Shah family in honour of Devindra Shah, spouse of retired University of Waterloo professor Kirtikumar Shah.

Sigma Chi Leadership Award

One award, valued at $1,000, is offered by the Sigma Chi Canadian Foundation to an undergraduate student enrolled in Year One of any program who has demonstrated strong academic achievement, outstanding leadership, and good character through involvement in extracurricular activities within the school or community. Since the Theta Psi chapter of Sigma Chi established itself at Waterloo in 1987, Sigma Chi has been an organization for serious-minded young men to grow into values-based leaders and develop lifelong ideals together. This award is intended to recognize a student who has displayed similar leadership qualities. Interested male or female students are invited to apply during the Fall term by October 15.

University of Waterloo Alumni Scholarships

Several scholarships, valued at up to $5,000 over four years, are awarded annually to outstanding undergraduate students entering first year of any program at the University of Waterloo on the basis of academic achievement. Recipients will receive $2,000 in Year One, with renewal payments of $500 per term from 2A-4B provided an overall average of 80% is maintained. This scholarship endowment is generously supported by Waterloo alumni. 

University of Waterloo Alumni@Microsoft Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at approximately $1,000, is awarded annually to an outstanding student entering first year of a program in the Faculties of Applied Health Sciences, Arts, Environment or Science, or in the Software Engineering program. This fund is made possible through donations from Waterloo alumni employed with Microsoft Corporation.

University of Waterloo – China Hong Kong Entrance Scholarship

Two scholarships, valued at $2,000 each, are available annually for outstanding students entering any first-year program who currently live in or who have previously lived in Hong Kong or mainland China and who intend to return to Hong Kong or China after graduation. Selection will be based on academic excellence as well as character, initiative, and community involvement. This fund is made possible by generous donations from alumni and friends of the University of Waterloo who live in Hong Kong and China. Interested students are invited to submit an application by May 1.

University of Waterloo International Student Entrance Scholarship

Twenty scholarships, valued at $10,000 each, are awarded annually to outstanding international students admitted to Year One of an undergraduate degree program. International students admitted with an admission average of 90% or above will be considered. Selection will be based on academic achievement combined with any other Faculty-specific entrance scholarship criteria. An application is not required.

University of Waterloo Retirees’ Scholarship

Several scholarships, valued at up to $1,000 each, are awarded annually to outstanding students entering first year of any University of Waterloo program. This fund is made possible by the support of University of Waterloo retirees.

University of Waterloo Scholarship Fund

Scholarships of varying amounts are awarded, as funds permit, to outstanding students entering Year One of any University of Waterloo program. This fund has been established through the generous donations of friends of the University of Waterloo.

Waterloo-Wellington Science & Engineering Fair Scholarship

Scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, are awarded to the senior gold medal winners of the Waterloo-Wellington Science & Engineering Fair competition who enrol in first-year studies in any undergraduate program at the University of Waterloo.

Loran Award Series

Loran Awards

The Loran Award program is provided through the Loran Scholars Foundation, in partnership with universities, donors and volunteers across the country. Through a comprehensive selection process, the foundation’s goal is to identify and support young people who have the integrity and courage to make difficult decisions, the perseverance to work towards long-term goals, the curiosity to better understand the world around them and the drive to make positive change in their communities. The Loran Award is valued at up to $100,000 over four years, including mentorship, funding for summer internships and participation in an extensive network of past and present scholars. As a participating school, the University of Waterloo contributes to the Loran Award by providing scholars with a tuition award each term of eligibility. Students may apply on their own or be nominated by their high school. The deadline to apply is normally in mid-October. Further information can be obtained from your high school guidance office or from the Foundation's website at www.loranscholar.ca

University of Waterloo – Loran Award

The University of Waterloo will provide national Loran scholars with a tuition award up to a maximum of $5,000 per term. This scholarship is renewable for up to three years.

Wiegand Foundation/Loran Award

The Wiegand Foundation, in recognition of the goals of the Loran Scholars Foundation, joins the University of Waterloo in supporting Loran Scholars. The Wiegand Foundation may fund the tuition award, valued at up to $5,000, for a Loran Scholar enrolled in Year One of a degree program at the University of Waterloo.

Wiegand Foundation Scholarships

A number of scholarships, valued at $500 - $1,000 each, may be awarded to those receiving Honours Citations and Provincial or Regional Loran Award winners attending the University of Waterloo. Selection of the winners occurs in the Winter term of each year. No application is necessary.

Waterloo Region Series

University of Waterloo – Waterloo County Entrance Scholarships

The University of Waterloo is pleased to offer several scholarships to outstanding students entering the University from eligible secondary schools in the Region of Waterloo. These scholarships are funded in part by the Ford S. Kumpf Endowment Fund, the Gladys and Norman Raiter Memorial Endowment Fund, the Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Snider Memorial Endowment Fund, and the Waterloo County Entrance Scholarship Endowment Fund. The scholarships are valued at up to $4,000, payable over two years.

Walter A. Bean Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation Scholarship

One or more scholarships, valued at up to $2,000 each, are awarded to University of Waterloo – Waterloo County Entrance Scholarship recipients who have achieved high academic standing combined with outstanding leadership and good citizenship through involvement in extracurricular activities within the school or community. These scholarships honour the late Walter A. Bean, LLD, a distinguished friend of the University and business and community leader in Kitchener-Waterloo for several decades.

Ross & Doris Dixon Waterloo Region Entrance Scholarship

One or more scholarships, valued at up to $2,500 each, will be awarded to outstanding students entering the University of Waterloo from secondary schools in the Region of Waterloo. These scholarships are made possible by donations from the late Ross and Doris Dixon, friends of the University.

Joseph H. Lang Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at up to $5,000, is awarded to an outstanding student entering Year One; $3,000 is payable in Year One and $2,000 in Year Two provided the recipient achieves an overall average of 80%. Preference is given to those who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents and who attended an eligible secondary school in the Region of Waterloo. This scholarship honours the Lang family which operated one of the largest and most important businesses in the Waterloo region for 130 years.

Waterloo Region Science & Engineering Olympia Scholarship

Scholarships, valued at $500 each, are offered to senior-level participants of the winning team at the annual Waterloo Region Science & Engineering Olympia competition. The scholarships are tenable upon enrolment in first-year studies in any undergraduate program at the University of Waterloo.

 


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