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Awards and Funding

The university has numerous opportunities for graduate students looking to secure funding for academic studies. Funding is available through both academic achievement or financial need.

If you are interested in learning about these opportunities, review the information provided by the Student Awards Office which oversees the administration of all financial opportunities on behalf of the university.

Additionally, Laurier offers a program designed to assist you with money management while you're in university. “Dollars and Sense” is designed to help decrease financial stress and increase financial wellness.

How to Find Awards  

Graduate students should visit Graduate Funding and Awards. You can also search for specific awards on LORIS. However, the following may be of special interest to Chemistry and Biochemistry students.


Students are guaranteed a minimum level of support for two years from a combination of scholarship, teaching and research assistantships. For more information, see Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Internal Awards

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Student Funding Support

The Faculty of Science Students’ Association (FOSSA) is a group of Faculty of Science students that aim to provide a diverse and enlightening experience to the Laurier science community. They offer funding, grants and scholarships, including research assistant scholarships, thesis poster funding and speaker series funding.