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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 October and March.

Submitting Your Student Profile

There are two profiles you can submit online:

  • General student profile: This profile must be completed by all students.  Those 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 mid-Sept. It is mandatory to complete the General Student Profile to receive the faculty-specific profile.

While the submission of a financial statement (included in the General Student 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 4: First-year undergraduate profile as application for all competitive entrance opportunities opens on LORIS.  Open to students who are entering a first year undergraduate program in the fall semester.

July 31: Deadline for completion of First-year student profile as application for all competitive entrance opportunities.

August 1: General student profile as application for all competitive opportunities which are open to ALL students opens on LORIS.

Sept 26: Deadline for completion of the General student profile, as application for all competitive opportunities which are open to ALL students.

Sept 30: Faculty-specific profile for students who have completed the general profile opens on LORIS. This is the application for competitive opportunities that are specific to your program of study.

Oct 24: Deadline for completion of Faculty-specific profile, as application for competitive opportunities that are specific to your program of study.

Profiles must be submitted by the stated deadline in order to be considered for all competitive scholarship, bursary and award opportunities for the current academic year. 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.”
  • Once the deadline has passed, your profile will show the status of "EXPIRED"

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 4, 2019.
    • Deadline: July 31, 2019.
  • All students: Complete the General Student profile which will be available online on LORIS August 1, 2019
    • Deadline: Sept 26, 2019
  • All students who have completed the general profile: Complete the faculty specific profile(s) which will be available online as of Sept. 30, 2019
    • Deadline: Oct. 24, 2019

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 October and March.