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Funding

In addition to Laurier scholarships and bursaries, the Department of Languages and Literatures has funding opportunities specifically for Languages and Literatures students.

To apply for these scholarships, you must submit an online student profile through LORIS. These online student profiles are available late summer each year with a deadline early in the fall term – keep an eye on your Laurier email for deadlines.

Departmental Awards

Concordia Scholarship in German

An annual scholarship open to full-time undergraduate students in German, with good academic standing and substantial and high quality involvement in student activities.

Department of Languages and Literatures French Scholarship

Open to full-time undergraduate students in Year 2 or Year 3 of the Honours French program, who are active in student activities and show outstanding commitment to the study of French language and literature. This is an endowed scholarship granted at the discretion of the Department of Languages and Literatures.

Heidt Scholarship in German

Open to full-time undergraduate students in Year 3 or Year 4 of the German program, with good academic standing, and who are a Canadian citizen. This is an endowed scholarship established by the Heidt family and Heidt Metal Products to foster and develop participation in the study of German language and literature.

Keith and Joan Polfuss Boeckner Prize for Language Students

Granted to full-time undergraduate students entering Year 3 or Year 4 of the honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Languages program, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 8.0 (B). Language I or II specialization must be French. The recipient must have a commitment to learning languages as demonstrated through academic achievement and involvement in language-related extracurricular activities. Recipients must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident (landed immigrant) or Protected Person, a long-term resident of Ontario, with proven financial need. This is an endowed award.

SP288*: Study Abroad Fund

Open to full-time undergraduate students who have been accepted to participate in SP288*: Study Abroad and who are enrolled in any honours BA program offered by the Department of Languages and Literatures. Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 7.0 (B-). The application must be accompanied by a short statement describing the anticipated benefits of participation, a breakdown of expected costs and a list of secured sources of financial support. Overall GPA will be the determining factor in this award. Successful applicants must provide documentation from the supervising professor indicating successful registration in SP288*: Study Abroad in order for funds to be released. Successful applicants who do not attend SP288*: Study Abroad in the year in which they receive these funds are required to reimburse the university for the full amount granted. The recipient’s account with the Business Office will be debited for the full amount granted.

The Hertha Brichta Memorial Award

Open to full-time undergraduate students in Year 2, Year 3 or Year 4 who are studying German (General, Honours, Minor, Language I, II, or III), with satisfactory academic standing (minimum cumulative GPA of 4.0 [C-]). Recipients must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident (landed immigrant) or Protected Person, a long-term resident of Ontario, with proven financial need. This is an endowed bursary.

The Joseph Dumaradzky Memorial Bursary in German Language

Granted to full-time undergraduate students in Year 1 or Year 2 of a German program with proven financial need. Two bursaries are granted annually. This is an endowed bursary established in memory of Mr. Joseph Dumaradzky using funds from his estate.

The Marjorie H. Brown Endowment Fund – French

Granted to the full-time undergraduate student who has completed the honours French program. The recipient will have the highest cumulative GPA in all French courses. This is an endowed scholarship.

The W. D. Evans Award

Open to all full-time undergraduate students in the honours French program. One or more scholarships will be granted annually. This is an endowed scholarship provided by the family and the Board of Governors in memory of Professor W. D. Evans.

Contact Us:

E: langandlitadvising@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x2398
F: 519.884.7369
Office Location: Bricker Academic Building, BA405

Chair

Nathalie Freidel

Program Advisor

Jane Newland