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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Investing in Students

You’re investing in your future by getting a university education, so we invest in you also. We have several funding opportunities available for your first year at Laurier and after. Our newest scholarship, the Laurier Scholars Award, recognizes academic achievement and leadership qualities with an award valued up to $40,000 over four years.

Entrance Scholarships

When you apply to Laurier, you’re automatically considered for an entrance scholarship if you are:

  • Attending postsecondary for the first time.
  • Starting your degree at Laurier with fewer than 4.0 university credits previously attempted (at any university) or less than 1 year of full-time college education.

Entrance scholarships are offered based on your admission average as of July 6, 2021. No application is required. If you are not eligible for an entrance scholarship, you may be eligible for other scholarships, awards and bursaries.

Entrance Scholarship Values

Entrance Scholarship Grid*

Admission Average

Award

80.0–84.9%

$1,000

85.0–89.9%

$2,500

90.0–94.9%

$3,000

95.0–100%**

$4,000

Note: Scholarship values are subject to change. This scholarship grid is for incoming students beginning in September 2021 and after.

*Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and BBA double-degree students are eligible for entrance scholarships with an admission average of 90% and higher. The competitive admission range for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and BBA Double Degrees begins at low 90s and above.

**This entrance scholarship is the President's Gold Scholarship.

Requirements to Receive Your Entrance Scholarship

You must be registered full time (2.0 credits minimum per term) to receive the full entrance scholarship amount and you must be registered in two terms within your first academic year (an academic year at Laurier is from September to April). The value of your entrance scholarship is split between your first two terms of study.

President's Gold Scholarship

If your average is 95% or higher, we will award you with the President's Gold Scholarship, which is worth $4,000, for your first year at Laurier. If you maintain the eligibility requirements, you will receive another $4,000 per year for four years (or up to five for some programs).

This scholarship is automatically renewable if you achieve an annual GPA (grade point average) of 10.5 or higher based on the completion of a minimum of 5.0 full credits during the past academic year. Students who receive the President's Gold Scholarship are not eligible to receive in-course scholarships. See the full eligibility requirements to maintain your President’s Gold Scholarship.

New Laurier Scholars Awards

The prestigious Laurier Scholars Award is an annual entrance scholarship that was established in 2021 to offer high-achieving students the opportunity to participate in a dynamic learning environment that will foster innovative thinking and ethical, visionary leadership. This award is worth up to a maximum of $40,000 over four years. Learn more about the Laurier Scholars Program.

This scholarship requires an application. The deadline for fall 2021 was April 8, 2021.

You must have an offer of admission for fall 2021 and have a current admission average of 90% or higher to apply for the Laurier Scholars Award. (Please note that Laurier does not round admission averages.) See the application instructions.

In-Course Scholarships

At that end of your first year at Laurier, you will be automatically considered for in-course scholarships based on your Laurier GPA (grade point average). In-course scholarships are valued between $500 and $1,500 annually. In-course scholarships begin at a GPA of 10.0 and above (or approximately 80% and above).

In-Course Scholarships Grid

Laurier GPA

Annual Value

11+

$1,500

10.5 to 10.99

$750

10.0 to 10.49

$500

Entrance Bursaries

Based solely on financial need, entrance bursaries are worth a maximum of $1,500 and do not need to be repaid. Once you have applied to Laurier, you can apply for a bursary until the deadline. To be eligible, you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and attending postsecondary for the first time.

Laurier Tuition Bursary

This bursary is for upper-year and transfer students. You are assessed based on your financial need. To be eligible to apply, you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Other Entrance Scholarships

Entrance scholarships and awards are available to students entering their first year of a full-time program at Laurier who have no previous attendance at postsecondary educational institutions (university or college).

Some entrance scholarships and awards are only available to students entering Laurier’s Brantford campus. We also have award opportunities that are specific to a program of study. Descriptions of Laurier’s awards opportunities are listed on the Student Awards Search Engine, and each description will indicate if it is an award or a scholarship, as well as the eligibility criteria for each.

Competitive Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

Every year, you can apply for competitive scholarships, awards and bursaries by completing an online student profile about yourself. Awards are granted based on the information you provide, including your interests, involvement, financial need, academic achievement and more. The application process begins in June and there are up to three profiles to complete once you accept your offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Any Scholarships Renewable?

The President's Gold Scholarship is renewable. Students who do not receive President's Gold Scholarship will be automatically considered for our in-course scholarships in their upper years at Laurier. Depending on your GPA, you could receive between $500 and $1,500 annually.

The Laurier Scholars Award also be renewable.

How Do You Calculate My Average for the Entrance Scholarship?

Your scholarship average is the same as your admission average, which may include your grades in any required courses. Learn how to calculate your admission average.

When Will I Receive My Entrance Scholarship?

Your scholarship will be automatically applied to your fee invoice. The amount of your scholarship award is split between your first two terms of study. These two terms must be within the same calendar year (Laurier's academic calendar year in September to August, and there are three terms: fall, winter and spring) and you must be registered in full-time courses (2.0 credits) in each term of the two terms to receive your full entrance scholarship amount.

Can I upgrade my courses in the summer and receive an increased scholarship?

We will use your final grades as of July 6, 2021. Summer school courses will not be counted in your scholarship average.

Contact Service Laurier:

Waterloo Campus Office

T: 519.884.0710 x2800
Office Location: Schlegel Building, first floor

Brantford Campus Office

T: 519.756.8228 x5885
Office Location: Grand River Hall, room 202

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