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July 1, 2016

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Entrance Awards and Scholarships




Entrance awards and scholarships are available to students entering first-year, full-time programs at Laurier who have no previous attendance at post-secondary educational institutions (university or college).

An entrance award requires proof of financial need; an entrance scholarship does not. Some entrance scholarships are granted automatically based on submitted marks (no application is required); the entrance scholarship grid isone example of an automatic entrance scholarship.

Other awards and scholarships are competitive and are granted to the student(s) who submits an entrance student profile online and who meets the specific eligibility criteria for each award opportunity; for 2016/2017, the necessary student profile will be available on LORIS as of mid-June, 2016.

The student profile will be automatically added on LORIS for all incoming students who have confirmed their Offer of Admission by theconfirmation date in June.

Email notification will be sent to the "mylaurier" email account when all of our programs are open, therefore we strongly encourage all students to regularly check this account for updates.

If the application is not on LORIS as of this time, it can be requested by contacting our office at studentawards@wlu.ca. Requests to have the profile added must be received at least 24 hours before the deadline.

For your reference, the description of all awards opportunities is listed on the Student Awards Search Engine, and it will indicate if it is an award or a scholarship, as well as the eligibility criteria for each.

DEADLINE: Thursday, July the 28th, 2016

Important steps for applying for all competitive scholarships, awards, and donor supported bursaries:

By completing all of these online profiles, students will then automatically be considered for all competitive scholarships, awards and donor supported bursary opportunities.

1. First year undergraduate students: Complete the profile for entrance awards opportunities,including the financialstatement; which is available on LORIS as of mid-June, 2016. Deadline: Thursday, July 28th, 2016.

2. All students: Complete the General Student profile which will be available online on LORIS as of August 4th, 2016. Deadline: Thursday, September 29th, 2016.

3. All students who have completed the General profile: Complete the faculty specific profile(s) which will be available online as of late September. Deadline: Thursday, October 29th, 2016.

NOTE:Please note that by completing the above mentioned profiles, studentswill be considered for all competitive opportunities, however since it is a competitive process, funding is not guaranteed. If selected, recipientscould be notified by email (to the "mylaurier" email account) at any time from September through March.

Also, some entrance awards and scholarships are only available to students entering Laurier's Brantford Campus. We also have award opportunities that are specific to a program of study.By completing the entrance student profile(s), as well as the general and faculty specific profile(s)thatwill beon your LORIS account in the fall term, you will be considered for all possible award and bursaryopportunities.

Important Note on Endowments: Opportunities that will be listed on the Student Awards web site that are identified as being "endowed" (under the Description of each opportunity) are financed by investment income generated by gifts to the university. The university will grant up to a maximum of 4 percent of the value of these endowments, depending upon the amount of interest income generated on an annual basis. Consequently, these opportunities may or may not be available during any particular academic year due to the nature of financial markets. Values which may be quoted for these opportunities on this web site represent the maximum amounts that may be available, not the actual amounts that will ultimately be granted.