First Generation Bursary
The First Generation bursary program requires a separate application from the Laurier general tuition bursary program. It is possible to receive both a Laurier general tuition bursary, as well as a First Generation bursary.
This program is funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The average amount which has been granted in previous years, per student through the First Generation program, was $1,000 per year. In 2011/2012, we were able to grant 77 students a First Generation Bursary.
We receive an average of 500 applications for this program, as a result, not all eligible students may be granted a First Generation bursary.
All full and part time undergraduate students are eligible to apply for a First Generation bursary, and are NOT required to complete an OSAP application for the First Generation program. In order to be eligible for a First Generation bursary, applicants must also be long term residents of Ontario.
The completion of an online student budget form is required for this program. Please note that if you have already completed the student budget form for any other Laurier program which required the completion of this form (ie the awards program which had a deadline of October 11, or the general tuition bursary program), you are not required to complete a second budget form for the First Generation program.
Click here to go to the online student budget form. There are two links under this form; one link that will take you to the general tuition bursary application(s) and student budget form, and the second link will take you to the budget form only (for the awards, first generation etc) programs.
1) completion of the online application form on LORIS by the deadline
2) completion of the First Generation essay question (included on application on LORIS) by the deadline
3) completion of an online student budget form for the current 2012/13 academic year by the deadline