DEFINITION: an award is granted on a competitive basis for a combination of academic achievement and participation in extra-curricular activities such as volunteer work or involvement in campus sports or clubs; awards always require the submission of a student and faculty specific profile form; recipients of awards must always demonstrate financial need. An endowed (see the note below) award is granted from investment income generated by the original gift to the university. An annual award is paid directly by the donor on an annual basis. The university may allot awards by faculty. The university reserves the right not to grant a specific award if no eligible applicants are identified. The value of awards is subject to change each year. Awards offered by the university are tenable only at Laurier.
The process for applying for all competitive scholarship and award opportunities which are available through the Student Awards Office, involves the completion of the online student profile(s) which are available on LORIS during the program timelines. Students will be asked to submit both their student and applicable faculty specific profile. Once these profiles are completed, the Student Awards Office automatically considers all submissions for any applicable award opportunities, based on the information which is submitted on the profile. Questions on the student profile will be related to a candidates particular interests (academic or personal), volunteer experiences, athletic endeavors, and personal goals. Not all questions will be relevant to all candidates, we just ask the candidates complete the sections that are applicable and we would select recipients from these profile submissions.
For complete details on this process, click here.
Explore specific award opportunities on our Student Awards search engine.
Profiles are available on LORIS during the following program timelines:
Deadline: for the 2015/2016 academic year, the General Student profile for all students was available as of late August, and the deadline was September 30, 2015. Information on the program timelines for the 2016/2017 academic year will be posted early summer 2016.
Once the deadline has passed for the General student profile, all students who completed this profile will then be given the opportunity to complete the Faculty-specific profile(s) for their program.
The deadline for the Faculty-specific profile(s) for 2015/2016 was October 26, 2015.
In order to be considered for any competitive scholarship or award opportunity that is provided by our donors, all student profiles must be completed on LORIS by these deadlines. To maximize the number of opportunities that you can be considered for, the completion of all application/profiles that are on LORIS is mandatory.
All recipients of competitive scholarships and awards will be notified by e-mail to the WLU email account by late February.
If any further information is required based on the profile information, we would contact you by e-mail, to the WLU e-mail account.
Important Note on Endowments: Opportunities listed on the Student Awards search engine that are identified as being "endowed" (see 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. Any 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.