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Entrance Scholarships

We know that university can be expensive, not only in first year, but throughout your time at Laurier. We’ve responded to concerns about the rising cost of higher education by offering financial support for students through a variety of different programs. 

Awards from the Entrance Scholarship Grid are available to students who are entering year 1 of any undergraduate program who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or bearers of a valid student visa. Recipients must be registered full-time (2.0 credits minimum per term) and in order to receive the full entrance scholarship amount, must be registered in two terms within their first academic year. No application is required.

These awards are offered based on your best six final grade 12 U/M marks (or equivalent) as of June 30, 2018. Students who receive an offer of admission and who are on the scholarship grid based on their average at the time of admission will be notified of their projected entrance scholarship on the offer of admission. Entrance scholarships will be finalized in July once your final grades have been received. You may not hold more than one entrance scholarship from the entrance scholarship grid (below). We anticipate some program-specific awards will be offered and added to the value of the entrance scholarships on the grid. For students entering double-degree programs, such as our Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Computer Science, you will be assessed for an entrance scholarship using the program classification having the higher dollar value (in this example, you will be assessed using the program classification "Science").

Entrance Scholarship Grid

Program

95.0–100%1
Average

90.0–94.9%
Average

85.0–89.9%
Average

80.0–84.9%
 Average

Arts (Waterloo campus)

Entrance scholarship: $5,000*

Entrance scholarship: $2,000

Entrance scholarship: $1,500

Entrance scholarship: $1,000

All Brantford campus programs

Entrance scholarship: $5,000*

Entrance scholarship: $2,000

Entrance scholarship: $1,500

Entrance scholarship: $1,000

Business

Entrance scholarship: $5,000*

Entrance scholarship: $2,000

N/A N/A

Economics (honours)

Entrance scholarship: $5,000*

Entrance scholarship: $2,000

Entrance scholarship: $1,500

Entrance scholarship: $1,000

Health Sciences / Kinesiology

Entrance scholarship: $5,000*

Entrance scholarship: $2,000

Entrance scholarship: $1,500

N/A

Music

Entrance scholarship: $5,000*

Entrance scholarship: $2,000

Entrance scholarship: $1,500

N/A

All other Science programs

Entrance scholarship: $5,000*

Entrance scholarship: $2,000

Entrance scholarship: $1,500

Entrance scholarship: $1,000

  • *$2,000 entrance scholarship + $3,000 President's Gold Scholarship.
  • 1Scholarship is automatically renewable if you achieve an annual GPA of 10.5 or higher based on completion of a minimum of 5.0 full credits during the past academic year. Students who receive the renewable President's Gold Scholarship are not eligible for in-course scholarships. Scholarship values are subject to change. 

Commonly Asked Questions

How do you calculate my average for the entrance scholarship?

We calculate your average based on your final grades in your top six 4U/M courses, which we receive in June.

Entrance Bursaries

Based solely on financial need, entrance bursaries are worth a maximum of $2,000 and do not need to be repaid. Once you have applied to Laurier through OUAC, you can apply for a bursary until the deadline.

Other Entrance Scholarships

Entrance scholarships and awards are available to students entering their first year of a full-time program at Laurier who have no previous attendance at postsecondary educational institutions (university or college).

Some entrance scholarships and awards are only available to students entering Laurier’s Brantford campus. We also have award opportunities that are specific to a program of study. Descriptions of Laurier’s awards opportunities are listed on the Student Awards Search Engine, and each description will indicate if it is an award or a scholarship, as well as the eligibility criteria for each.

Contact Service Laurier:

Waterloo Campus Office

T: 519.884.0710 x2800
Office Location: 202 Regina, second floor

Brantford Campus Office

T: 519.756.8228 x5885
Office Location: Grand River Hall, room 202

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