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Funding opportunities that are identified as being “endowed” are financed by investment income generated by gifts to the university. The university will grant up to a maximum of 4% 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. The values quoted for these opportunities on this website represent the maximum amounts that may be available, not the actual amounts that will ultimately be granted.

See Scholarships and Bursaries for further information about applying for student awards.

John and Ann Weir Award of Distinction

  • Eligible discipline(s): Master of Arts in Business Economics (MABE).
  • Application required: Yes, contact department.
  • Application deadline: contact department.
  • Budget required: Yes, contact department.
  • Eligible applicants: Full-time graduate students entering the MABE program; high academic standing in undergraduate studies; Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant) or Protected Persion; long-term resident of Ontario; proven financial need. The student must have been in the province for at least one year, without being in full-time postsecondary studies in order to meet the provincial requirement.
  • Description: Endowed award established by Dr. John A. Weir, president emeritus of Laurier and chair of the Department of Economics (1968-1978), his wife Ann and their family.

John R. Finlay Memorial Scholarship

  • Eligible discipline(s): Master of Arts in Business Economics (MABE).
  • Application Required: No Application.
  • Deadline: Not applicable.
  • Budget Required: No Eligible.
  • Applicants: Graduate students finishing second semester of the MABE program.
  • Description: Endowed scholarship established in memory of John Finlay, a member of the Department of Economics from 1969 to 1992; among his accomplishments, his work as chair of the department was instrumental in the development of well-respected academic and research programs; granted to the student who achieves the highest overall GPA exceeding 10.0 (A-) at the end of the second semester.

Contact Us:

Azim Essaji, Graduate Program Director (MABE)

T: 519.884.0710 x2561

Helen Kaluzny, MABE Program Assistant

T: 519.884.0710 x2720