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May 6, 2016
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2016-2017: Process for applying for scholarships and awards

In order to be considered for competitive scholarships and awards at WLU, all students have the opportunity to submit their "profile" online on LORIS.  These profiles are available late in the summer of each year, with a deadline of early in the fall term.  As soon as the profiles are online, an email notification will be sent to the "mylaurier" email account, advising of specific deadlines.  

These profiles all open to all students to complete, in graduate or undergraduate programs, including all full and part time students, international students, and out of province students.

By telling us about yourself through the completion of these student profiles, we can then determine if you are eligible for, and possibly selected to receive a competitive scholarship, award, or donor supported bursary. In some cases, if more information is required, our office would contact you advising of what is required in order to be considered for other, more specific, awards opportunities. 

The Student Awards Office has an “All Student General" and "Faculty Specific" Profile(s) that greatly reduces the amount of work associated with scholarship/award applications.  With this application process, students are asked to submit their "All Student General Profile" and subsequently, the applicable "Faculty Specific Profile" as well as their financial statement (this form is included in the All Student General Profile).  Once these profiles are submitted, the Student Awards Office will automatically consider applicants for all scholarship/award opportunities that fit the program and year of study as well as their particular interests and volunteer experiences.  While the submission the financial statement (included in the student profile) is not mandatory, it is strongly recommended as many of the opportunities have a “financial need” component.

Click here to visit the Student Awards Search Engine, to view opportunities which are available to all current students at Wilfrid Laurier University. 

During the program timelines, the General Student Profile for all students can be found on LORIS!

For 2016/2017, the submission deadline will be late September 2016.  Specific details to be posted early summer 2016.  Profiles will be available online on LORIS starting in early August 2016.

Please note that all students are strongly encouraged to complete the General Student profile on LORIS during this timeline, as this is application for all competitive scholarships, awards, and donor supported bursary assistance for the current academic year. Late applications will not be accepted.

Once the General Student profile is completed and the deadline has passed, all students who have submitted this online form may then receive further communication about more specific applications for competitive opportunities. 

Once the General profile submission deadline has passed in late September, students who have completed this profile may then be given the opportunity to complete the faculty-specific profile for their program, if applicable.

The faculty specific profiles are available on LORIS shortly after the deadline for the General Student profile has passed. The deadline for the submission of faculty specific profiles for 2015/16 was October 26, 2015 (11:59 pm).  For 2016/2017, this deadline will also be in late October 2016. It is mandatory to complete the General Student profile in order to receive the Faculty-specific profile.

It is important to note that once any profile or application is available on LORIS, an email will be sent to the "mylaurier" email account advising of specific details.  Therefore it is strongly recommended that students monitor their "mylaurier" email on a regular basis for these updates, as regular reminders are sent when these profiles are available for submission on LORIS.

Steps to Completing the Scholarship Process:

1. Log into your LORIS account (as soon as an application/profile is open, an email communication will be sent)

2. Access the Student Awards & Financial Aid tab at the top of the web page

3. Refer to the "Apply for Student Aid" line that will take you to the student profile(s)

4. Complete the "All Student - General Student Profile"  

It is imperative to complete the "General Student Profile" to be considered for all competitive opportunities, and to have the opportunity to apply for additional, more specific opportunities.

5.  The submissions can be reviewed, and changes can be made up until the deadline.  Once the application has been accessed, the submission can be accessed through the "View my Applications" tab. 

Make sure that the application is showing as "submitted."

DEADLINE: Profiles must be submitted by the stated deadline in order to be considered for the current academic year scholarship and award opportunities. Late submissions cannot be accepted.

The Student Awards Office encourages all students to submit their student and faculty profiles to be considered for competitive scholarship, award, and donor supported bursary opportunities.

Decisions on recipients for all competitive opportunities will be made on an ongoing basis, and it is expected that all recipients of competitive opportunities will be notified via email between December and February.