2014-2015: 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, we will send email notification to the "mylaurier" email account, advising of specific deadlines.
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 will greatly reduce 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.
For 2014/2015, the General Student Profile for all students will be available on LORIS by late August 2014, and the submission deadline will be September 30, 2014, 11:59 pm.
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 2014/2015 academic year.
Once the General Student profile is completed and the deadline has passed, all students who have submitted this online form will 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 will then be given the opportunity to complete the faculty-specific profile for their program. The faculty specific profiles will be available on LORIS as of early October. The deadline for the submission of faculty specific profiles will be October 24, 2014, 11:59 pm. 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, that 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.
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.
While students do not need to identify which awards they wish to be considered for, students may email the Student Awards Office to apply for a single scholarship, if there is a specific opportunity listed on our search engine that holds special meaning for them. To advise the Student Awards Office of this award, students are asked to email email@example.com with the name of the scholarship opportunity in the subject heading and the request for consideration as part of the email (and include your student I.D. number in the email).
The Student Awards Office encourages all students to submit their student and faculty profiles to be considered for scholarship opportunities.