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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of the Registrar
December 20, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Graduate Students



The Faculty of Graduate Studies, and the Student Awards Office both work to provide funding opportunities to Graduate Students at Wilfrid Laurier University. The Student Awards Office also works with the Graduate Student's Association to administer financial aid programs for graduate students.


The Student Awards Office administers the graduate bursary program, as well as the competitive scholarships and awards program (funded by the generosity of our donors). Information on these programs is listed on the Student Awards website.

Click here for information on the 2014/2015 application process for donor supported competitive scholarships, awards and bursaries.

Clickhere to go to the awards database for a listing of all competitive scholarships and awards which are available to graduate students.

Click here for information regarding our bursary programs.

Information regarding graduate fellowships and scholarships is posted on the graduate studies bulletin board in the concourse of the Dr Alvin Woods Building and at the Careers Information Centre at192 King Street North. Information is published in For Your Information, a publication of the Careers Information Centre, and in The Cord, the weekly student newspaper. Further information, application forms and advice may be obtained from the Graduate Studies Office.

OSAP

ONTARIO STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (OSAP)

For complete details on the OSAP program, click here to 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 loanfunding will be issued by the Ministry.

Important information about changes to the OSAP programthatwere effective in the 2014/2015 academic year, and the MSFAA (Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement)form, click here.

For new OSAP applicants, click here.

For returning students, re-applying for OSAP, click here.

For information on the extension of OSAP funding for spring term, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

Graduate 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; recipients of awards must always demonstrate financial need. Anendowed (see note below) award is granted from investment income generated by the original gift to the university. An annual award is paid directly by the donor 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.

In order to be considered for all award opportunities that are provided by our donors, students are required to complete the applicable student profile(s) which are available on LORIS. There is a general student profile which is to be completed by all students, and if applicable, there are "faculty-specific" profiles whichshould also be completed, if relevant to the program of study.

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE ON LORIS: starting late August, 2014.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 pm, September 30th, 2014.

For specific information about the application process in 2014/2015, click here.

For information regarding all funding programs for graduate students, please refer directly to the Graduate Studies website.

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. The 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.

Graduate 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. Anendowed (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 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 for all competitive scholarships and awards opportunities that are funded by our donors, all students must complete the applicable student profile (s) which are available by logging into LORIS by the stated deadline. There is a general student profile that should be completed by all students, as well as "faculty-specific" profiles that may be applicable as well.

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE ON LORIS: starting in late August, 2014.

APPLICATION DEADLINE (to submit the general student profile on LORIS) : 11:59 pm, September 30th, 2014.

For specific information about the application process for the 2014/2015 academic year, click here.

For information regarding all funding programs for graduate students, please refer directly to the Graduate Studies website.

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. The 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.

Graduate Bursaries

A bursary does not have to be paid back, and eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need.

Click here to refer to information on all of the graduate bursary programs which are available.

General Information

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