Site Accessibility Statement
Wilfrid Laurier University Office of the Registrar
November 23, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

In-Course & President's Gold Scholarship Programs




Full-time undergraduate students not in first year will be considered for in-course scholarships based on marks attained in courses taken at Laurier during the previous academic year. Potential recipients must have current registration in an established program leading to a recognized undergraduate degree (General or Honours).

No application is required; these scholarships are granted automatically. Changes to the value of these scholarships may be made in future years. Successful recipients are notified by e-mail by late July.


Grade Point Average
(on a minimum of 5 full credits achieved over 2 consecutive academic terms)
Scholarship Amount
10.00-10.49
$500
10.50-10.99
$750
11.00-12.00
$1,500
*subject to change



Regulations for In-Course Scholarships:

  • Effective September 1st, 2014, calculation of the potential scholarship amount will be based on the GPA (grade point average) of all courses taken during the fall, winter and spring terms of the previous academic year. Candidates must have current registration with Wilfrid Laurier University as their home institution, and have completed a minimum of 5.0 full credits in the previous fall, winter and spring terms through Wilfrid Laurier University. The student must complete at least 2 full credits (or 4 half credits) in at least two of the three terms. Co-op students may satisfy this requirement in any two of the previous fall, winter or spring terms.
  • To receive an in-course scholarship, candidates must be registered in 5.0 full credits over two full time academic terms, in the current academic year. Students in their final year of studies are permitted to carry a reduced course load of no less than 80 percent (4.0 full credits) over the fall and winter terms, to receive the scholarship which was granted based on academic achievement in the previous two full time academic terms.
  • Undergraduate students who are registered with the Accessible Learning Centre will be considered for in-course scholarships as per the following guidelines:
  • Calculation of the potential scholarship amount will be based on the GPA (grade point average) of each set of 5.0 completed credits. All relevant courses must have been completed during previous fall and winter academic semesters. Co-op students may satisfy this requirement in any two of the previous fall, winter or spring terms. During this same period of time, candidates must have been registered in a minimum course load which has been deemed to be equivalent to full-time (as determined by staff of the Accessible Learning Centre, on an individual basis). Courses will be included in the credit count in the order in which they appear on the candidate’s academic record.
  • To receive an in-course scholarship, candidates must be registered in a minimum course load which has been deemed to be equivalent to full-time (as determined by staff of the Accessible Learning Centre on an individual basis) for the fall and winter academic semesters of the current academic year. Co-op students may satisfy this requirement in any two of the fall, winter or spring terms of the current academic year. Candidates in their final year of studies are permitted to carry a reduced course load of no less than 80 percent of this course load over the fall and winter terms.
  • Potential candidates must initiate the assessment procedure for this scholarship by contacting the Accessible Learning Office.
  • Students in the Laurier/Nipissing concurrent BA/BEd program may be eligible for in-course scholarships in Years 2, 3 and 4 of their program.  Students must be registered in at least 5.0 full credits of Laurier and Nipissing courses over the fall, winter and spring terms to qualify for an in course scholarship.  Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the students performance in only the Laurier courses taken in fall, winter or spring.
  • International exchange students may be eligible to receive an in-course scholarship.  If applicable, students who participate in an international exchange through Laurier International are encouraged to contact the Student Awards Office upon completion of the exchange, to determine eligibility.
  • Only students in the following double degree programs are eligible to be assessed for this scholarship for a fifth year of undergraduate study: BBA/Honours Computer Science, BBA/Honours Computing and Computer Electronics, BBA/Honours Mathematics (Waterloo).

Regulations for renewal of President's Gold Scholarship (formerly President's Centennial Scholarship):

  • Effective September 1st, 2014, renewal of the President's Gold Scholarship is based on the achievement of a minimum of a 10.5 GPA in courses taken in the previous academic year, as well as the completion of a minimum of 5.0 credits (or 10 half credits) over their regular 3 terms of study in the previous academic year. The student must complete at least 2 full credits (or four half credits) in at least two of the three terms. If this is not completed, the scholarship will not be renewed, and students will not be eligible to receive the President's Gold Scholarship in a subsequent academic year (students would then automatically be assessed for eligibility under the in course scholarship grid).