Finding Awards At Laurentian, Easier Than You Think!

By Laurentian University/Universite Laurentienne Modified on February 09, 2016

It’s no surprise that post-secondary education is expensive!

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It’s no surprise that post-secondary education is expensive, and working a [part-time] minimum-wage job for two or three years before beginning postsecondary simply doesn’t help as much as it used to. Laurentian University recognizes this financial hurdle for secondary school students and continues to invest in scholarships and bursaries. In 2015, Laurentian ranked 4th in Maclean’s university ranking for scholarships and bursaries in the primarily undergraduate category by awarding $9.3 million. To put this number into perspective, that’s an average of more than $950 per student.

Laurentian University offers a number of awards based on your academic standing, extracurricular activities, leadership, athletic abilities, and involvement within your community. Here are a few of our notable awards that allow us to stand out amongst other institutions.

Chancellor’s Scholarship
$10,000/year, renewable

President’s Scholarship
$7,500/year, renewable

Dean’s Scholarship (5)
$5,000/year, renewable

To be eligible, students must apply and present a minimum of 90% on 6 best 4 U/M courses, including required courses for his or her program, have made a significant contribution to his or her school and community, and have demonstrated leadership qualities.

Furthermore, Laurentian also offers entrance awards that begin with an overall average above 80%.

Entrance Academic Excellence Scholarships:

80% – 84.5% up to $4,500 ($1,000 in first year, renewable provided average is maintained with $1,500 in 4th year)
85% - 89.9% up to $6,500 ($1,500 in first year, renewable provided average is maintained with $2,000 in 4th year)
90% - 94.5% up to $10,500 ($2,500 in first year, renewable provided average is maintained with $3,000 in 4th year)
95% - 100$ up to $14,500 ($3,500 in first year, renewable provided average is maintained with $4,000 in 4th year)

It’s important to keep in mind that the Academic Excellence Scholarships are automatic, and thus do not require an application. When calculating your average we’ll use your BEST 6 grade 12 U/M courses, regardless your program prerequisites (except Midwifery).

All applicants to Laurentian University can apply for post-secondary awards via their student portal before the deadline of March 31st 2016 for the upcoming academic year. For more detailed information about all awards at Laurentian visit the Scholarships and Bursaries page at our website by clicking here.

To finish, I’d encourage you to continue your research by visiting website such as ScholarshipsCanada and yconic. Don’t forget apply for the Ontario Student Assistance Program to see if you qualify for the 30% Off Ontario Tuition Grant!

See you on campus,
JSB

Jason-Scott Benoit
Secondary School Coordinator
Laurentian University