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Entrance Scholarships and Awards (Undergraduate)

We know that university can be expensive, not only in first year, but throughout your time at Laurier. We’ve responded to concerns about the rising cost of higher education and are excited to announce that we have increased our entrance scholarship offerings. You may qualify for additional funding for years 2 through 4 (5 for some programs) provided you meet the specified grade requirements indicated below.

Awards from the Entrance Scholarship Grid are available to students who are entering year 1 of any undergraduate program who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or bearers of a valid student visa. To be eligible, visa applicants must have completed their senior year at a Canadian high school. Recipients must be registered full-time. No application is required.

These awards are offered based on your best six final grade 12 U/M marks. Students who receive an offer of admission and who are on the scholarship grid based on their average at the time of admission will be notified of their projected entrance scholarship on the offer of admission. Entrance scholarships will be finalized in July once your final grades have been received. You may not hold more than one entrance scholarship from the entrance scholarship grid (below). We anticipate some program-specific awards will be offered and added to the value of the entrance scholarships on the grid. For students entering double-degree programs, such as our Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Computer Science, you will be assessed for an entrance scholarship using the program classification having the higher dollar value (in this example, you will be assessed using the program classification "Science").

Entrance Scholarship Grid

Entrance Scholarship Grid

Program

Average

95.0–100%1

90.0–94.9%2

85.0–89.9%2

80.0–84.9%3

Arts (Waterloo)

Entrance scholarship: $5,000*

Renewable value (years 2-4): $5,000

Total over 4 years: $20,000

Entrance scholarship: $2,000

Renewable value (years 2-4): $1,500

Total over 4 years: $6,500

Entrance scholarship: $1,500

Renewable value (years 2-4): $1,500

Total over 4 years: $6,000

Entrance scholarship: $1,000

Renewable value (years 2-4): $500

Total over 4 years: $2,500

Brantford programs

Entrance scholarship: $5,000*

Renewable value (years 2-4): $5,000

Total over 4 years: $20,000

Entrance scholarship: $2,000

Renewable value (years 2-4): $1,500

Total over 4 years: $6,500

Entrance scholarship: $1,500

Renewable value (years 2-4): $1,500

Total over 4 years: $6,000

Entrance scholarship: $1,000

Renewable value (years 2-4): $500

Total over 4 years: $2,500

Business

Entrance scholarship: $5,000*

Renewable value (years 2-4): $5,000

Total over 4 years: $20,000

Entrance scholarship: $2,000

Renewable value (years 2-4): $1,500

Total over 4 years: $6,500

Economics (honours)

Entrance scholarship: $5,000*

Renewable value (years 2-4): $5,000

Total over 4 years: $20,000

Entrance scholarship: $2,000

Renewable value (years 2-4): $1,500

Total over 4 years: $6,500

Entrance scholarship: $1,500

Renewable value (years 2-4): $1,500

Total over 4 years: $6,000

Entrance scholarship: $1,000

Renewable value (years 2-4): $500

Total over 4 years: $2,500

Health Sciences / Kinesiology

Entrance scholarship: $5,000*

Renewable value (years 2-4): $5,000

Total over 4 years: $20,000

Entrance scholarship: $2,000

Renewable value (years 2-4): $1,500

Total over 4 years: $6,500

Entrance scholarship: $1,500

Renewable value (years 2-4): $1,500

Total over 4 years: $6,000

Music

Entrance scholarship: $5,000*

Renewable value (years 2-4): $5,000

Total over 4 years: $20,000

Entrance scholarship: $2,000

Renewable value (years 2-4): $1,500

Total over 4 years: $6,500

Entrance scholarship: $1,500

Renewable value (years 2-4): $1,500

Total over 4 years: $6,000

Psychology (BA) / Biology (BA)

Entrance scholarship: $5,000*

Renewable value (years 2-4): $5,000

Total over 4 years: $20,000

Entrance scholarship: $2,000

Renewable value (years 2-4): $1,500

Total over 4 years: $6,500

Entrance scholarship: $1,500

Renewable value (years 2-4): $1,500

Total over 4 years: $6,000

Entrance scholarship: $1,000

Renewable value (years 2-4): $500

Total over 4 years: $2,500

Science (except BAs in Psychology and Biology)

Entrance scholarship: $5,000*

Renewable value (years 2-4): $5,000

Total over 4 years: $20,000

Entrance scholarship: $2,000

Renewable value (years 2-4): $1,500

Total over 4 years: $6,500

Entrance scholarship: $1,500

Renewable value (years 2-4): $1,500

Total over 4 years: $6,000

Entrance scholarship: $1,000

Renewable value (years 2-4): $500

Total over 4 years: $2,500

  • *$2,000 entrance scholarship + $3,000 President's Gold Scholarship.
  • 1Scholarship is automatically renewable if you achieve an annual GPA of 10.5 or higher based on completion of a minimum of 5 full credits during the past academic year.
  • 2Scholarship is automatically renewable if you achieve an annual GPA of 11.0 based on completion of a minimum of 5 full credits during the past academic year.
  • 3Scholarship is automatically renewable if you achieve an annual GPA of 10.0 based on completion of a minimum of 5 full credits during the past academic year.
  • Scholarship values are subject to change.

Commonly Asked Questions

How do you calculate my average for the entrance scholarship?

We calculate your average based on your final grades in your top six 4U/M courses, which we receive in June.

How do I renew my scholarship each year?

This is the best part – you don’t have to apply to have it renewed! These scholarships will automatically be applied to your tuition invoice if you maintain the grade requirements.

If I don’t meet the grade requirements in year 2, for example, am I still eligible to receive a renewable scholarship in fourth year?

Not many schools offer this option, but yes, if you achieve an annual GPA of 10 or higher in any of your years 2 through 4 (5 for some programs), you will be eligible to receive a renewable scholarship. The exception is the President’s Gold Scholarship, which must be maintained annually.

If my GPA increases in university, will I receive a higher scholarship amount?

Absolutely! The amount of your renewable scholarship depends entirely on your GPA, regardless of what you received coming into first year. Review the charts to determine the value of the renewable scholarship you might receive if your GPA increases.

Other Entrance Scholarships

Entrance scholarships and awards are available to students entering their first year of a full-time program at Laurier who have no previous attendance at postsecondary educational institutions (university or college).

Some entrance scholarships and awards are only available to students entering Laurier’s Brantford campus. We also have award opportunities that are specific to a program of study. Descriptions of Laurier’s awards opportunities are listed on the Student Awards Search Engine, and each description will indicate if it is an award or a scholarship, as well as the eligibility criteria for each.

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