In-Course Scholarships & Awards

In-course Scholarships and Awards are established and funded by individual donors, corporations, faculties, departments, and the governing body of the University. Scholarships and Awards are given out during the academic year based on the student's previous academic performance and current registration.

Once a student has completed one year of studies at Western, they become eligible for In Course Awards. Eligibility of all scholarships and awards granted by the University of Western Ontario are reserved for students registered at the Main Campus only, unless the provisions of an award state otherwise. Students must have completed their prescribed academic program requiring five or more full courses in the previous year, and currently be registered in a full-time course load as determined by their enrolled program. Students who completed their previous academic year at an affiliate university college or institution other than Western are not eligible.

Academic Merit Scholarships

These In-Course Scholarships are granted to students based on academic merit only. A minimum 80% average is required for scholarship consideration, although most successful candidates have significantly higher averages. Eligible candidates are determined by way of nomination from their Faculty. This is done through grade listings divided by faculty and program.

Important: Applications are not required for these scholarships. Students who are receiving an Academic Merit Scholarship will be notified by their faculty.

Combined Academic Merit Scholarships

These are awarded to students based on a combination of academic merit and one or more non-academic requirements, such as participation in extra-curricular activities and demonstration of leadership qualities. Each award has its own academic criteria and guidelines. Individual applications can be downloaded in .pdf format.

Applying for Combined Academic Merit Scholarships

The deadlines for these awards vary from September 30th to February 28th of each year, depending on the terms of the award; please refer to the individual award application for specific details. Applications can be downloaded beginning in September by choosing the appropriate link. Recipients will be chosen and notified by letter within two months of the award deadline.

Note: Only the applications with active links are currently available. If the link is not active, it means that the application deadline has passed.

  • Parents Fund Award (pdf)
  • ME (Peggy) Collins Memorial Award (pdf)
  • Rogers Family Award (pdf)
  • Jane Plas International Student Award (pdf)
  • Lisa Gilmer Memorial Award (pdf)
  • Gary W. Weese Award (pdf)
  • Jacob Family International Study Award (pdf) - application will be available in January 2015

For more information, please contact Student Central.

Graduate Students

Special Financial Assistance is available for Graduate Students - click here for Graduate specific information