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Laurier and the Office of Indigenous Initiatives are committed to supporting our students financially through their postsecondary education. At Laurier, students fill out their student profiles that determine their eligibility for awards, scholarships and bursaries. This includes the First-year Undergraduate, General and Faculty Specific profiles. On the General Student profile, Indigenous students may need to indicate they are an Indigenous student to recieve some Indigenous-designated bursaries. 

Below are some examples of Indigenous awards, bursaries and scholarships students may be eligible for. Students applying for Indigenous-designated awards, bursaries and scholarships may need to verify their Indigenous identity through the Indigenous Identity Verification process and by submitting the Indigenous Identity Verification form


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

Important Deadlines

Incoming first-year undergraduate students must complete the First-year Undergraduate profile prior to the August deadline. 

All students must complete the General Student profile which closes in October as well as their Faculty Specific profile which closes in November. 

Be sure to check your email account for important information on deadlines. For detailed timelines, visit Scholarships and 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.


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.