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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of the Registrar
July 23, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Donor Supported Graduate Awards

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 an application form; recipients of awards must always demonstrate financial need. An endowed (see 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. Any stated value of awards which are quoted on this website are subject to change. Awards offered by the university are tenable only at Laurier.

For the 2013/2014 academic year, applications were available online on LORIS as of early September 2013. By submitting the applicable online student profile(s) which will are available on LORIS, students would automatically be considered for all competitive scholarship/award opportunities which are supported by donors. The application deadline was 11:59 pm on October 16, 2013.

Program information and timelines for the 2014/2015 academic year will be posted online by late July 2014.

For complete details about this process, click here.

To log in to LORIS, click here.

Award recipients will be notified by e-mail, to the WLU e-mail account, by early March of each year.

For information regarding all funding programs for graduate students, please refer directly to the Graduate Studies website.

Important Note on Endowments: Opportunities 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.  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.