Friday, May 27, 2016

Undergraduate Scholarships at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada

2016-2017: Process for applying for scholarships and awards

The Student Awards Office has a “General Student Profile" and "Faculty Specific" Profile(s) that greatly reduces the amount of work associated with scholarship/award applications.  With
this application process, students are asked to submit their "General Student Profile" and subsequently, the applicable "Faculty Specific Profile" as well as their financial statement (this form is included in the All Student General Profile).  Once these profiles are submitted, the Student Awards Office will automatically consider applicants for all scholarship/award opportunities that fit the program and year of study as well as their particular interests and volunteer experiences.  While the submission the financial statement (included in the student profile) is not mandatory, it is strongly recommended as many of the opportunities have a “financial need” component. 
These profiles all open to all students to complete, in graduate or undergraduate programs, including all full and part time students, international students, and out of province students.
By telling us about yourself through the completion of these student profiles, we can then determine if you are eligible for, and possibly selected to receive a competitive scholarship, award, or donor supported bursary. In some cases, if more information is required, our office would contact you advising of what is required in order to be considered for other, more specific, awards opportunities. 

Visit the StudentAwards Search Engine, to view opportunities which are available to all current students at Wilfrid Laurier University. 
For 2016/2017, the submission deadline will be on Thursday, Sept. 29th.   Profiles will be available online on LORIS starting in early August 2016.
Important steps for applying for all competitive scholarships, awards, and donor supported bursaries:

By completing all of these online profiles, students will then automatically be considered for all competitive scholarships, awards and donor supported bursary opportunities.

1. First year undergraduate students: Complete the profile for entrance awards opportunities, including the financial statement; which is available on LORIS as of June 2nd, 2016. Deadline: Thursday, July 28th, 2016.
2. All students: Complete the General Student profile which will be available online on LORIS as of August 4th, 2016. Deadline: Thursday, September 29th, 2016.
3. 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, October 29th, 2016.
DEADLINE: 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 via email between December and February. 

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