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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of the Registrar
April 16, 2014
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Entrance Awards and Scholarships


Entrance awards and scholarships are available to students entering first-year, full-time programs at Laurier who have no previous attendance at post-secondary educational institutions (university or college).

An entrance award requires proof of financial need; an entrance scholarship does not.  Some entrance scholarships are granted automatically based on submitted marks (no application is required); the entrance scholarship grid is one example of an automatic entrance scholarship.

Other awards and scholarships are competitive and are granted to the student(s) who submits the best student profile online and meets the specific eligibility criteria for each award opportunity; all necessary application forms will be available on LORIS in early September 2014. The description of each opportunity is listed on the Student Awards Search Engine, and it will indicate if it is an award or a scholarship, as well as the eligibility criteria for each.

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: Applications for all competitive scholarships, awards and donor supported bursaries can be submitted through the completion of the online student profile.  The profile(s) will be available on LORIS starting in early September 2014.

DEADLINE: The submission deadline for applications for first year students entering full time studies at WLU in the Fall 2013 was October 16, 2013, 11:59 pm. Application deadlines for the fall 2014 will be posted in the summer 2014.

SUMMARY OF AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES: For a summary of award opportunities that are available to incoming full time first year undergraduate students, click here.  Please note that by completing the online student profile, first year students will be considered for the opportunities listed on this page, as well as all other scholarships, awards, and donor supported bursaries that are open to all students (first year as well as returning students).

Also, some entrance awards and scholarships are only available to students entering Laurier's Brantford Campus. We also have award opportunities that are specific to a program of study. By completing the online student profile(s) that will be on your LORIS account in September, you will be considered for all possible award opportunities.

Important Note on Endowments: Opportunities that will be listed on the Student Awards web site that are identified as being "endowed" (under the Description of each opportunity) are financed by investment income generated by gifts to the university. The university will grant up to a maximum of 4 percent of the value of these endowments, depending upon the amount of interest income generated on an annual basis. Consequently, these opportunities may or may not be available during any particular academic year due to the nature of financial markets. Values which may be quoted for these opportunities on this web site represent the maximum amounts that may be available, not the actual amounts that will ultimately be granted.