Need Based Awards

Need-Based Awards are awarded to students based on a combination of academic merit, demonstration of financial need, and in some cases, non-academic requirements.

How to Apply

To be considered for Need Based Awards students are required to complete the Financial Assistance Profile Application (FAP). The FAP Application becomes available in mid August each year through the Student Centre website.

Please note that the deadline to submit the Financial Assistance Profile Application and any supporting documentation (if applicable) for Need Based Award consideration is September 30th

The FAP application is used for consideration for all need based awards, however, some awards also require supporting documentation.

Supporting Documentation

Some Need Based Awards require that supporting documentation be submitted in addition to the Financial Assistance Profile Application (FAP) for consideration.  To determine if an award has supporting documentation requirements please refer to the online Award Search.    When performing a search select "Yes" for Application Required (located at the top of the Search tab) to return a list of awards requiring an application.  Supporting documentation requirements (if applicable) are outlined in the award descriptions.  To view the award description for a specific award click the magnifying glass icon next to the Award Name.   The Award Search also includes an Essay column, which indicates "Yes" when an essay is required for award consideration.  Please read each award description carefully for application requirements. 

Unless the award terms indicate otherwise, please submit your supporting documents in person to the Student Central office, room 1120, Western Student Services Building or via email to  Please be sure to reference your student id and the name of the award on your documents.


Need Based Award Application - for students in the Fanshawe stream of the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative Nursing Program

This application is for first year students in the Fanshawe stream of the Collaborative Nursing program only. Completed applications can be emailed to (please email the application in pdf format).  Application Deadline: September 30th

Need Based Awards Application for Fanshawe Stream (pdf)