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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
July 30, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Donor Supported Graduate Awards

DEFINITION: an award is granted on a competitive basis for a combination of academic achievement and participation in extra-curricular activities such as volunteer work or involvement in campus sports or clubs; awards always require the submission of an application form; recipients of awards must always demonstrate financial need. An endowed (see note below) award is granted from investment income generated by the original gift to the university. An annual award is paid directly by the donor on an annual basis. The university may allot awards by faculty. The university reserves the right not to grant a specific award if no eligible applicants are identified. Any stated value of awards which are quoted on this website are subject to change. Awards offered by the university are tenable only at Laurier.

For the 2016/2017 academic year, applications will be available online on LORIS as of early August 2016. By submitting the applicable online student profile(s) which are available on LORIS, students are automatically be considered for all competitive scholarship/award, and donor supported bursary opportunities which are supported by the generosity of our donors.

The application deadline for the General Student profile for all students will be late September 2016.  If applicable, students who complete the General Student profile may also receive a Faculty Specific profile (applicable to students in MBA or FSW programs).  The Faculty Specific profiles will be available on LORIS as of early October 2016. The submission deadline will be late October 2016.

It is strongly recommended to check the "mylaurier" email account, as all communication regarding our programs is sent via email. 

For complete details about this process, click here.

To log in to LORIS, click here.

Award recipients will be notified by e-mail, to the WLU e-mail account, by early March of each year.

For information regarding all funding programs for graduate students, please refer directly to the Graduate Studies website.

Important Note on Endowments: Opportunities listed on the Student Awards Web Site that are identified as being "endowed" (see under the Description of each opportunity) are financed by investment income generated by gifts to the university. The university will grant up to a maximum of 4 percent of the value of these endowments, depending upon the amount of interest income generated on an annual basis. Consequently, these opportunities may or may not be available during any particular academic year due to the nature of financial markets.  Any values which may be quoted for these opportunities on this web site represent the maximum amounts that may be available, not the actual amounts that will ultimately be granted.