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Laurier Scholars Award

Established in 2021, seven students will be selected to receive a $40,000 entrance scholarship called the Laurier Scholars Award.

The award includes $7,500 per year for up to four years and an experiential learning award of $10,000. The experiential award may be used to fund a summer research assistantship, international exchange or another hands-on learning opportunity that connects in-class knowledge to learning experiences outside the classroom. 

This is an annual scholarship. The award values, number of awards and award criteria are subject to change.

Laurier Scholars Program

Award recipients become Laurier Scholars and join a community of their peers. Throughout their degree, recipients receive mentorship, networking, research and experiential learning opportunities throughout their degree. Learn more about the Laurier Scholars Program.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for incoming fall 2023 students, will be announced in the coming months. 

Date of Award Selection

If you are selected as a Laurier Scholar, you will be notified by email in mid-May.

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Award Details

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Laurier is committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion, which empower all students to reach their potential. To help nurture a vibrant learning environment, we welcome students from a diversity of backgrounds and lived experiences.

The Laurier Scholars application will be available on LORIS (Laurier’s Online Registration and Information System) to fall 2023 domestic and international applicants who have applied for a full-time undergraduate program at Laurier. Students are required to meet the eligibility criteria to be considered for the Laurier Scholars Award, which includes:

  • attending a postsecondary institution for the first time;
  • an admission average of 90% or higher;
  • an offer of admission to full-time studies starting in fall 2023.

Award Criteria

Students are selected for the Laurier Scholars Award based on their academic achievement and a separate application, which includes:

  • a personal statement,
  • list of your activities and/or accomplishments,
  • a letter of recommendation, and 
  • a virtual interview may be required for shortlisted candidates.

Academic Requirements

You must maintain a final admission average of 90% as of the beginning of July (for current Ontario high school applicants) or mid July (for all other applicants).

Annual Renewal Requirements

Renewal requirements are the annual requirements you must meet each year in order to maintain your scholarship. 

To receive the full scholarship amount, you must register in full-time studies (a minimum of 2.0 credits per term) in two terms in a single academic year (Laurier’s academic year is September to August). You must also maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 10.5.

You will be required to participate in the Laurier Scholars Program and continue demonstrating the same qualities on which the award was given.

Laurier Scholars Application Components

How to Apply:

Submit the Laurier Scholars Award application in LORIS (Laurier’s Online Registration and Information System).

You can start the application and come back to it later.

All domestic and international applicants will have access to the application through LORIS. Please note that you must meet all eligibility requirements to be considered for the Laurier Scholars Award. 

Next Steps for Award Recipients

If you are selected as a Laurier Scholar, you will be notified by email in mid-May. Laurier will only notify recipients who receive the award.

You must have a final admission average of 90% as of the beginning of July (for current Ontario high school applicants) or mid July (for all other applicants).  

It is strongly recommended that you monitor your grades in your OUAC account (current Ontario high school applicant) or in LORIS (if you are a non-Ontario high school applicant). Summer school courses cannot be used to increase your average. It is your responsibility to make sure your updated grades are also updated in your OUAC account by the deadlines listed above.

To receive the scholarship in fall 2023, you must register in full-time studies (a minimum of 2.0 credits per term) in two terms in your first academic year (Laurier’s academic year is September to August). Please note that to receive the scholarship in your upper years, each year you are required to complete 5.0 total credits. Be sure to read the annual renewal requirements carefully so that you can prepare to maintain your scholarship. 

Annual Renewal Requirements

Renewal requirements are the annual requirements you must meet each year in order to maintain your scholarship.  

To renew your scholarship each year, you must: 

  • Complete a minimum of 2.0 credits per term in at least two terms in a single academic year (Laurier’s academic year is September to August and has three terms: fall, winter and spring).  
  • Complete 5.0 total credits in each academic year. 
  • You must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 10.5. 
  • You will be required to participate in the Laurier Scholars Program and continue demonstrating the same qualities upon which the award was given. 

Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions

Application Frequently Asked Questions

CONTACT US:

Recruitment and Admissions

E: chooselaurier@wlu.ca

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