DEFINITION: a scholarship is granted on a competitive basis for outstanding academic achievement; scholarships may be granted automatically, based on recorded marks, or by application, in which other factors, such as extra-curricular activities or volunteer work, will be considered. Financial need is never a consideration. An endowed (see note below) scholarship is granted from investment income generated by the original gift to the university. An annual scholarship is paid directly by the donor on an annual basis. The university may allot scholarships by faculty. The university reserves the right not to grant a specific scholarship if no eligible applicants are identified. The stated value of scholarships is subject to change. Scholarships offered by the university are tenable only at Laurier.
For 2012-2013, the Student Awards Office began implementation a completely new process for students who wanted to be considered for competitive scholarship and award opportunities which are available through our office. Our office has developed a "student and faculty specific profile" that will greatly reduce the amount of work associated with scholarship applications. With this new process, students are asked to submit their student and applicable faculty specific profile. Once these profiles are completed, the Student Awards Office will automatically consider all submissions for any applicable scholarship opportunities, based on the information which was submitted on the profile. Questions on the student profile will include 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, just complete the sections that are applicable and we will select recipients from these profile submissions.
For specific details on this new system, click here.
Student and Faculty Specific profiles are available online on LORIS during the program time lines. In order to be considered for all competitive scholarship and award opportunities that are supported by our donors, these profiles must have be completed by the deadline.
Profile(s) will be available online on LORIS as of September 3, 2013
Deadline: 11:59 pm, October 16, 2013.
All recipients of competitive scholarships/awards will be contacted by e-mail to the WLU e-mail account by the end of January 2014.
Important Note on Endowments: Opportunities which are listed on the Student Awards web site 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. The values 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.