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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of the Registrar
July 29, 2014
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Entrance Awards and Scholarships


Entrance awards and scholarships are available to students entering first-year, full-time programs at Laurier who have no previous attendance at post-secondary educational institutions (university or college).

An entrance award requires proof of financial need; an entrance scholarship does not.  Some entrance scholarships are granted automatically based on submitted marks (no application is required); the entrance scholarship grid is one example of an automatic entrance scholarship.

Other awards and scholarships are competitive and are granted to the student(s) who submits the best entrance student profile online and who meets the specific eligibility criteria for each award opportunity; the necessary form will be available on LORIS as of July 4, 2014.

The application is automatically added on LORIS for all incoming students who have registered as of July 4th, 2014 in at least 1.5 credits for the upcoming Fall 2014 term.  Email notification is sent to the "mylaurier" email account when all of our programs are open, therefore we strongly encourage all students to regularly check this account for updates.

If the application is not on LORIS, it can be requested by contacting our office at  Requests to have the profile added must be received at least 24 hours before the deadline.

For your reference, the description of all awards opportunities is listed on the Student Awards Search Engine, and it will indicate if it is an award or a scholarship, as well as the eligibility criteria for each.

Applications for all other competitive scholarships, awards and donor supported bursaries for all undergraduate students can be submitted through the completion of the online student profile.  These additional profile(s) will be available on LORIS starting in early September 2014, and the deadlines will be in late September through late October.  Email communication will be sent to all students once these profiles are available.

DEADLINE: The submission deadline for applications for first year students entering full time studies at WLU in the Fall 2014 is August 21, 2014, 11:59 pm. The application was added to student accounts on LORIS as of July 4 (see note above).

General timeline notes for applying for all competitive scholarships, awards, and donor supported bursaries (by completing all of these online profiles, students will then automatically be considered for all competitive scholarships, awards and donor supported bursary opportunities):

1. Complete the profile for entrance awards opportunities, including the financial statement; available on LORIS as of early July, deadline late August

2. Complete the general student profile which will be available online on LORIS in late August, submission deadline is late September

3. Complete the faculty specific profile(s) which will be available online in early October, deadline late October 

NOTE: Please note that by completing the above mentioned profiles, students will be considered for all competitive opportunities, however since it is a competitive process, funding is not guaranteed.  If selected, recipients could be notified by email (to the "mylaurier" email account) at any time from September through March. 



SUMMARY OF AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES: For a summary of award opportunities that are available to incoming full time first year undergraduate students, click here.  Please note that by completing the student profile for entrance awards, first year students will be considered for the opportunities listed on this page that are available. In order to be considered for all other competitive scholarships, awards, and donor supported opportunities that are open to all current undergraduate students, the completion of the general student profile for all students, as well as the faculty specific profile(s) are required.

Also, some entrance awards and scholarships are only available to students entering Laurier's Brantford Campus. We also have award opportunities that are specific to a program of study. By completing the entrance student profile(s), as well as the general and faculty specific profile(s) that will be on your LORIS account in the fall term, you will be considered for all possible award and bursary opportunities.

Important Note on Endowments: Opportunities that will be listed on the Student Awards web site that are identified as being "endowed" (under the Description of each opportunity) are financed by investment income generated by gifts to the university. The university will grant up to a maximum of 4 percent of the value of these endowments, depending upon the amount of interest income generated on an annual basis. Consequently, these opportunities may or may not be available during any particular academic year due to the nature of financial markets. Values which may be quoted for these opportunities on this web site represent the maximum amounts that may be available, not the actual amounts that will ultimately be granted.