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At Laurier, we recognize the success of our co-op students with awards such as the Co-op Student of the Year Award.

In addition, we also provide funding opportunities through award programs such as the Menich and AUS Awards.

Co-op Student of the Year Award

If you’ve made outstanding contributions to your co-op employer, it’s possible that you are eligible for the Co-op Student of the Year Award, which recognizes deserving co-op students for their exceptional achievements. Nominations take place at the end of the winter semester, and students are awarded early in the new year.

Nominees should demonstrate a contribution to the Laurier community, have an exceptional academic standing and have made a positive impact on their co-op workplace.

To be considered for the Co-op Student of the Year Award:

  • You can approach your employer and nominate yourself.
  • Your co-op employer can nominate you.
  • Your co-op consultant or other Laurier staff can nominate you.

Please reach out to your co-op consultant to receive more information and the application process.

All employers will receive an invitation to nominate a student.

Read about the 2023 Co-op Student of the Year Award recipient Chantal Vaillancourt.

Menich and AUS Awards

If you are an Arts Co-op or Science Co-op student, you can apply for the Menich and AUS Awards for the chance to receive funding to work for a non-profit employer.

Watch Psychology major Hannah Wyatt, who received the Menich Award in 2022, speak about her co-op role at Lutherwood Children's Mental Health Centre.

Hear from Renee Lawson, the 2021 recipient of the Menich Award, and her impactful co-op experience at HopeSpring, a cancer support centre.

Apply for the Award

To apply, write an application essay due in the fall. The grants will be awarded in December for students who are seeking employment for the spring work term.

Upon receiving the grant, you will approach non-profit organizations and offer funded support for your work.

For more information about the application process, contact your co-op consultant.