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Applying for Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

We encourage all students to submit an online student profile through LORIS to be considered for competitive scholarship, award and donor-supported bursary opportunities. 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.

These online student profiles are open to all undergraduate and graduate students, including all full- and part-time students and international students. By telling us about yourself through the completion of your profile, we can then determine if you are eligible for a competitive scholarship, award or donor-supported bursary. In some cases, if more information is required, our office will contact you and advise you of what is required for you to be considered for other awards opportunities.

Decisions on recipients for all competitive opportunities are made on an ongoing basis. Recipients of competitive opportunities are notified by email between December and February.

Submitting Your Student Profile

There are two profiles you can submit online:

  • All student general: This profile must be completed first and students who complete this profile before the deadline will then have the opportunity to complete the “Faculty Specific” profile.
  • Faculty specific: This profile is made available on LORIS in early October. It is mandatory to complete the “All Student General” profile to receive the faculty-specifc profile.

While the submission of a financial statement (included in the “All Student General” profile) is not mandatory, we strongly recommended you include it because many award opportunities have a “financial need” component.

When a profile or application is available on LORIS, an email will be sent to your student email account so we strongly recommended that you monitor your student email on a regular basis.

Important Dates

June 2: First-year undergraduate profile and applications for entrance awards opportunities open on LORIS.

July 28: Deadline for submission of first-year student profile and supporting financial statement.

Aug. 4: General student profile and application for scholarships, awards and bursaries opens on LORIS.

Sept. 29: Deadline for completion of general student profile.

Late September: Faculty-specific profile for students who have completed the general profile opens on LORIS.

Oct. 20: Deadline for completion of faculty-specific profile.

Profiles must be submitted by the stated deadline in order to be considered for the current academic year scholarship and award opportunities. Late submissions cannot be accepted.

Accessing Your Student Profile Through LORIS

  • Log in to your LORIS account.
  • Access the “Student Awards and Financial Aid” tab at the top of the web page.
  • Click the “Student Awards Applications” link which will take you to the student profile(s).
  • Your submissions can be reviewed and changes can be made up until the deadline. After you submit your profile(s), your submission can be accessed through the “View my Applications” tab. Make sure that the application is showing as “submitted.”

Important Steps to Apply

  • First-year undergraduate students: Complete the profile for entrance awards opportunities, including the financial statement, which is available on LORIS as of June 2, 2016.
    • Deadline: Thursday, July 28, 2016.
  • All students: Complete the General Student profile which will be available online on LORIS on Aug. 4, 2016.
    • Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.
  • All students who have completed the general profile: Complete the faculty specific profile(s) which will be available online as of late September.
    • Deadline: Thursday, Oct. 29, 2016.

Profiles must be submitted by the stated deadline in order to be considered for the current academic year scholarship and award opportunities. Late submissions cannot be accepted.

Decisions on recipients for all competitive opportunities will be made on an ongoing basis and it is expected that all recipients of competitive opportunities will be notified by email between December and March.

Contact Us:

Waterloo Campus Office

T: 519.884.0710 x2800
Office Location: 202 Regina St., second floor

Brantford Campus Office

T: 519.756.8228 x5885
Office Location: Grand River Hall, room 202