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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
May 3, 2016

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Undergraduate Students



The Student Awards Office is responsible for the administration of financial assistance and award programs for all students. This information is for all full time undergraduate students.

Government Loans Programs (OSAP)

For complete details on the OSAP program, go directly to the OSAP website.

*Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online. OSAP applications can take up to 8 weeks to process, therefore we recommend that the application be submitted and all required supporting documentation is submitted to the Student Awards Office with consideration to this timeline. All required supporting documentation MUST be submitted and cleared by the Student Awards Office before a loan document will be issued by the Ministry.

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Undergraduate Awards

DEFINITION: an award is granted on a competitive basis for a combination of academic achievement and participation in extra-curricular activities such as volunteer work or involvement in campus sports or clubs; awards always require the submission of an application form (through the completion of the online student profile); recipients of awards must always demonstrate financial need. An endowed (seethe notebelow) award is granted from investment income generated by the original gift to the university. An annual award is paid directly by the donor to the university on an annual basis. The university may allot awards by faculty. The university reserves the right not to grant a specific award if no eligible applicants are identified. The stated value of awards is subject to change. Awards offered by the university are tenable only at Laurier.

To apply for all competitive scholarships and awards opportunities whichare supported by our donors,applicants must submit the student profile(s) on LORIS. (the "General profile for all students" as well as the applicable "Faculty Specific Profile").

The General Student profile for all students were available online on LORIS as of late August, and the deadline for submission was September 30, 2015.

All students who complete the General Student profile, are thengiven the opportunity to complete the applicable "Faculty specific profile" as application for awards opportunities that are specific to their applicable faculty. Faculty specific profiles are available on LORIS as of the beginning of October and the submission deadlinefor 2015/16 was October 26, 2015.

All recipients of competitive scholarships and awards will be notified by e-mail (to the "mylaurier" email account) by lateFebruary of each year.

Important Note on Endowments: Opportunities listed on the Student Awards Web Site that are identified as being "endowed" (see 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.Any values 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.

Undergraduate Scholarships

DEFINITION: a scholarship is granted on a competitive basis for outstanding academic achievement; scholarships may be granted automatically, based on recorded marks, or by application, in which other factors, such as extra-curricular activities or volunteer work, will be considered. Financial need is never a consideration. An endowed (see note below) scholarship is granted from investment income generated by the original gift to the university. An annual scholarship is paid directly by the donor to the university on an annual basis. The university may allot scholarships by faculty. The university reserves the right not to grant a specific scholarship if no eligible applicants are identified. The stated value of scholarships is subject to change. Scholarships offered by the university are tenable only at Laurier.

In order to be considered asa candidiate for competitive scholarships and awards which are supported by our donors, the "all student profile" as well as the applicable "faculty specific profile" mustbe submitted on LORIS by the application deadline(s).

The 2015/2016 General Student profiles for all students were available on LORISas of late August 2015, and the deadlinewas September 30, 2015. All students who completed the General student profile by the stated deadline were then given the opportunity to complete a Faculty Specific profile, as application for awards opportunities that are specific to their program of study. The Faculty specific profile(s) were available on LORIS as of the beginning of October 2015, and the submission deadline was October 26, 2015.

All recipients are notified by email, to the "mylaurier" email account, by the end of February of each year.

Important Note on Endowments: Opportunities listed on the Student Awards Web Site that are identified as being "endowed" (see 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.Any values 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.

Undergraduate Bursary Programs

DEFINITION: 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.

Click here for specific information on undergraduate bursary programs.

In Course Scholarship Program

Full-time undergraduate students not in first year will be considered for in-course scholarships based on marks attained in courses taken at Laurier during the previous academic year. Potential recipients must be registered in an established program leading to a recognized undergraduate degree (general or honours). No application is required; these scholarships are granted automatically. Changes to the value of these scholarships may be made in future years.

Successful recipients are notified byemail to the WLU email account in July (co-op students in class for the spring academic terms would be notified by early October).

Click here for specific information on the In Course Scholarship Program (including information regarding the renewal requirements for the President's Gold Scholarship, formerly known as the President's Centennial Scholarship).

General Information

Click here for links to general information and definitions ofprograms and opportunities which are both internal and external to WLU.