DEFINITION: an award is granted on a competitive basis for a combination of academic achievement and participation in extra-curricular activities such as volunteer work or involvement in campus sports or clubs; awards always require the submission of a student and faculty specific profile form; recipients of awards must always demonstrate financial need. An endowed (see the note below) award is granted from investment income generated by the original gift to the university. An annual award is paid directly by the donor on an annual basis. The university may allot awards by faculty. The university reserves the right not to grant a specific award if no eligible applicants are identified. The stated value of awards is subject to change. Awards offered by the university are tenable only at Laurier.
In 2012/2013 the Student Awards Office implemented a completely new process for students who wanted to be considered for all competitive scholarship and award opportunities which were available through our office. Our office developed a "student and faculty specific profiles" that greatly reduced the amount of work associated with scholarship applications. With this new process, students were asked to submit both their student and applicable faculty specific profile. Once these profiles were completed, the Student Awards Office automatically considered all submissions for any applicable scholarship opportunities, based on the information which was submitted on the profile. Questions on the student profile includes questions about a candidates particular interests (academic or personal), their volunteer experiences, athletic endeavours, and personal goals. Not all questions will be relevant to all candidates, we just ask the candidates complete the sections that are applicable and we would select recipients from these profile submissions.
For complete details on this process, click here.
Explore specific award opportunities on our new search engine.
Profiles will be available on LORIS as of September 3, 2013
Deadline: 11:59 pm, October 16, 2013.
In order to be considered for any competitive scholarship or award opportunity that is provided by our donors, the student profiles must be completed on LORIS by this deadline.
All recipients of competitive scholarships and awards will be notified by e-mail by late January.
If any further information is required based on the profile information, we would contact you by e-mail, to the WLU e-mail account.
Important Note on Endowments: Opportunities listed on the Student Awards search engine that are identified as being "endowed" (see 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. Any 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.