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Scholarships and Bursaries

At Laurier, we strongly encourage all Indigenous students, including those receiving sponsorship, to apply for scholarships and bursaries. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to access these opportunities:


1) Submit an Online Student Portal in LORIS

Indigenous students, including sponsored students, are encouraged to complete the Online Student Portal in LORIS. This step is essential for consideration in competitive scholarships, awards, and donor-supported bursary opportunities. By filling out this form, you will automatically be considered for relevant awards that match your criteria.


2) Become a Verified Indigenous Student

Please note that all financial awards specifically designed for Indigenous students are only available to those who have completed the Indigenous verification process. You can learn more about this process and complete the required form here. If you haven't undergone the verification process yet, you can still complete the online portal to receive general financial aid.


3) Explore and Apply for Indigenous Student Scholarships and Bursaries

Be sure to explore the available Indigenous-specific scholarships and bursaries and apply for those that align with your qualifications and goals. You can use the Laurier search engine on LORIS by searching  “Indigenous” to find internal scholarships you are eligible for.  Many of Laurier’s scholarships require you to fill out a student profile at the beginning of each school year, learn more about how to apply for scholarships




2022/23 Important Dates

June 30: First-year student profile as application for all competitive entrance opportunities opens on LORIS for first-year undergraduate students only. 

August 10: Deadline to complete the First-year student profile on LORIS.

August 11: General student profile open on LORIS for ALL students.

October 5: Deadline to complete the General student profile on LORIS.

October 6: Faculty-specific profile opens on LORIS for students who have completed the general profile. 

October 20: Deadline to complete the Faculty-specific profile on LORIS.

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.

Email communications will be sent to your MyLaurier email account once the student profile(s) are available on LORIS.