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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of the Registrar
October 30, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Definitions



Award: granted for academic achievement, extra-curricular involvement and demonstrated financial need
Bursary: granted for demonstrated financial need
Prize: a token acknowledgement of achievement in a specific discipline, class or exercise
Scholarship: granted for academic achievement or extra-curricular involvement
Special Fund: designed to assist students pursue educational activities beyond the classroom or to address short-term financial setbacks

Teaching Assistantship: granted competitively to full-time graduate students in exchange for the provision of teaching services

Long Term Resident of Ontario: One half of the funds to support these opportunitiesare provided by the Province of Ontario. As a condition of the support, recipients must meet the long-term residency requirement as defined by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). You must meet one of the following criteria to satisfy this requirement:

you have always resided in Ontario, OR

Ontario is the last province you resided in for 12 consecutive months without being a full-time post-secondary student.

If you do not meet one of these requirements, you are not eligible to be considered for these opportunities. For more information on OSAP's residency requirements, consult the OSAP web site.

Academic achievement:

Satisfactory academic achievement= minimum cumulative GPA of 4.0 (C-)

Acceptible academic achievement=minimum cumulative GPA of 6.0 (C+)

Average academic achievement=minimum cumulative GPA of 7.0 (B-)

Above average academic achievement=minimum cumulative GPA of 8.0 (B)

Good academic achievement=minimum cumulative GPA of 9.0 (B+)

Excellent academic achievement=minimum cumulative GPA of 10.0 (A-)

Outstanding academic achievment=minimum cumulative GPA of 11.0 (A)