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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Laurier and the Office of Indigenous Initiatives is committed to supporting our students financially through their postsecondary education. At Laurier, students fill out a scholarship profile which notifies them when they qualify for any scholarships and bursaries.

Awards

An award is granted for a combination of academic achievement and participation in extracurricular activities. Recipients of awards must demonstrate financial need. 

Cherry Award

By nomination only, the Cherry Award is open to all full- and part-time students, both undergraduate and graduate, who self-identify as Indigenous persons. The awarded candidate(s) will demonstrate an eagerness to develop the skills to one day assume a position of leadership, mentorship and/or responsibility in the wider community.

Faculty of Education Aboriginal Awards

Granted to full-time students in the Faculty of Education with self-declared Indigenous ancestry. This award is administered by the Faculty of Education during our Bachelor of Education program admission process.

Metis Nation of Ontario Award

Eligible students are full- or part-time undergraduate students who self-identify as Metis and are not registered as Indian under the Indian Act or on an Inuit registry.

Social Work Aboriginal Student Prize

Granted to Indigenous persons who are studying at a master's or doctoral level in the Faculty of Social Work.

Tehonatawenrye Award

Eligible candidates are full-time undergraduate students who self-identify as Indigenous persons, demonstrate financial need, and have been accepted to undertake an international co-op work term or academic exchange.

Bursaries

A bursary is a monetary gift based on demonstrated financial need and satisfactory academic achievement. Bursaries do not have to be paid back to the university.

Blanche Boyden Aboriginal Student Bursary

Granted to full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate students who self-identify as Indigenous persons.

Indigenous Student Bursary (PSET)

Open to all eligible full- or part-time students with demonstrated financial need. In the application, candidates must describe their experience as an aboriginal student participating in postsecondary studies, and the challenges they face.

Khal Hosein and Family Aboriginal Bursary

This bursary is granted to a full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate Indigenous student who has proven financial need.

Marie M Tizzard Memorial Bursary

Eligible candidates are undergraduate students entering Year 1 of a full-time program in the Faculty of Social Work. Candidates must self-identify as Indigenous persons and demonstrate financial need. The bursary is granted to the eligible candidate who demonstrates the greatest degree of financial need.

Wunska Bursary Fund

Established to provide financial assistance to any Indigenous student in the Master of Social Work-Indigenous Field of Study (IFS) program who is experiencing difficulties caused by financial need. Awarded to any Indigenous student in good academic standing based on the recommendation of the dean in consultation with the Elder(s)-in-Residence and the coordinator of the IFS program.

Yethihhretsay:rons Bursary

This bursary is granted to a part-time or full-time self-identified Indigenous student entering their first year at Laurier's Brantford campus who demonstrates financial need. First preference is given to a mature student aged 25 or older.

Scholarships

A scholarship is granted for outstanding academic achievement. Entrance scholarships are granted automatically and are available to students who are entering Year 1 of any undergraduate program.

Grundy Scholarship

Eligible candidates are full-time undergraduate students, not in Year 1, who are registered at the Laurier Brantford campus and who self-identify as Indigenous persons. The scholarship is granted to the candidate who meets all academic program requirements and has significant extracurricular involvement or volunteer work on campus or in the local community.

Laurier Aboriginal Student Entrance Academic Scholarship (Elsaesser)

Eligible candidates are full-time undergraduate students who are entering Year 1 directly from secondary school. Candidates must self-identify as Indigenous persons. The scholarship will be granted to a candidate in the Faculty of Music who is recommended by the dean and who presents the highest combined average balanced with their audition performance. If there is no candidate in the Faculty of Music, the scholarship is granted to the candidate who presents the highest admission average prior to the first day of Year 1 classes in any other faculty.

Important Deadlines

Incoming first-year students must complete a first year profile prior to the deadline date.

All students must complete their scholarship profile prior to the end of September and their faculty-specific profile in late September to early October.

Don’t miss the opportunity to get scholarships and bursaries! Be sure to check your @mylaurier.ca email account for important information on financial aid deadlines. For detailed timelines, visit Scholarships and Bursaries.

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