Skip to main content

Join us at Laurier

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.


Entrance Scholarships

Awards from the entrance scholarship grid (below) are available to students who are entering their first year of any undergraduate program and who have never previously attended a postsecondary institution.

These awards are offered based on your best six 4U/M final grades (or equivalent) as of July 6, 2020. No application is required. 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 are finalized in July once your final grades have been received.

You must be registered full-time (2.0 credits minimum per term) to receive the full entrance scholarship amount and you must be registered in two terms within your first academic year. Students may not hold more than one entrance scholarship from the entrance scholarship grid.

 

Students who apply to the double-degree programs where both degrees are at Laurier are assessed for an entrance scholarship using the program classification "All Other Science programs".

Note: Scholarship values are subject to change. 

Entrance Scholarship Grid

Program

95.0–100%*
Average

90.0–94.9%
Average

85.0–89.9%
Average

80.0–84.9%
 Average

Arts (Waterloo Campus)

$5,000

$2,000

$1,500

$1,000

All Brantford Campus Programs

$5,000

$2,000

$1,500

$1,000

Business

$5,000

$2,000

N/A

N/A

Economics

 $5,000

$2,000

$1,500

$1,000

Health Sciences / Kinesiology

$5,000

$2,000

$1,500

N/A

Music

$5,000

$2,000

$1,500

N/A

All Other Science Programs

$5,000

$2,000

$1,500

$1,000

* $5,000 President's Gold Scholarship.

President's Gold Scholarship

If your average is 95% or higher in your best six 4U/M final grades (or equivalent) as of July 6, 2020, we will award you with the President's Gold Scholarship, which is worth $5,000, for your first year at Laurier. If you maintain the eligibility requirements, you will receive another $5,000 per year for Years 2 through 4 (up to Year 5 for some programs).

This scholarship 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 President's Gold Scholarship are not eligible to receive in-course scholarships.

In-Course Scholarships

In Years 2 through 4 (up to Year 5 for some programs), you will be automatically considered for in-course scholarships based on your academic GPA, which are valued between $500 and $1,500 annually. In-course scholarships begin at a GPA of 10.0 and above (or approximately 80% and above).

In-Course Scholarships Grid

Laurier GPA

Annual Value

11+

$1,500

10.5 to 10.99

$750

10.0 to 10.49

$500

Entrance Bursaries

Based solely on financial need, entrance bursaries are worth a maximum of $1,500 and do not need to be repaid. Once you have applied to Laurier through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre, you can apply for a bursary until the deadline. Entrance bursaries are not eligible to students who have previously attended a postsecondary institution or to students studying on an international student visa.

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.

Competitive Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

Every year, you can apply for competitive scholarships, awards and bursaries by completing an online student profile about yourself. Awards are granted based on the information you provide, including your interests, involvement, financial need, academic achievement and more. The application process begins in June and there are up to three profiles to complete once you accept your offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are any scholarships renewable?

The only renewable scholarship is the President's Gold Scholarship. Students who do not receive President's Gold Scholarship will be automatically considered for our in-course scholarships in their upper years at Laurier. Depending on your GPA, you could receive between $500 and $1,500 annually.

 

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 (or equivalent) courses as of July 6, 2020.

 

When will I receive my entrance scholarship?

Your scholarship will be automatically applied to your fee invoice. The award will be split between the fall and winter terms.

 

Can I upgrade my courses in the summer and receive an increased scholarship?

We will use your top six 4U/M (or equivalent) final grades as of July 6, 2020. Summer school courses will not be counted in your scholarship average.

Contact Service Laurier:

Waterloo Campus Office

T: 519.884.0710 x2800
Office Location: Schlegel Building, first floor

Brantford Campus Office

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

×

We see you are accessing our website on IE8. We recommend you view in Chrome, Safari, Firefox or IE9+ instead.

×