Students are expected to apply for any financial awards for which they are eligible. Consequently, some students may enter the MA program with a SSHRC or OGS award. Students who enter the program with an external award are eligible for an incentive scholarship.
Financial support for MA in sociology students is available from several sources including:
- Assistantships for the fall and winter term are available to all full-time students.
- WLU Graduate Scholarships, awarded on a competitive basis to full-time graduate students who achieve high academic standing. These scholarships are tenable for study at Laurier while enrolled as a full-time student.
- Ontario Graduate Scholarships, subject to provincial funding levels. These are competitive awards for which all students seeking graduate admissions should apply. Awards are based on merit.
- SSHRC CGS MA Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded based on merit, and are subject to federal funding levels. These competitive awards should be considered as a potential source of funding for all students seeking graduate admissions.
Information about graduate awards is available from the WLU Graduate Studies website.