Discover Scholarships at Lakehead University

By Lakehead University - Thunder Bay Modified on December 06, 2021
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Lakehead's scholarship and bursary program is #1 in Ontario with $11 million available.

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Discover Scholarships at Lakehead University

As you work through your application process, one thing that might influence your decision is how will you pay for school? At Lakehead University, we want to help take that stress out of your decision so that you can appreciate all that we have to offer in programs, extracurriculars, residences, and more.

Significant scholarships

It takes a lot of dedication and hard work for you to succeed in school, especially during these uncertain times. Lakehead wants to recognize the efforts that have gone into your schoolwork before you've even enrolled with us. That's why we offer one of the leading scholarship programs for future students in the country.

Check out some examples of scholarships that we offer. You can find a full list at Lakehead's entrance scholarships, awards, and bursaries page.

Undergraduate entrance scholarships

Lakehead wants to reward the high school students who have worked hard and demonstrated exceptional academic performance. For these students, we guarantee funding towards their tuition. To be eligible, you must be a Canadian citizen who is studying at a Canadian high school with a minimum 80% average from a recognized Canadian high school curriculum.

Academic Average Scholarship Total (Value Per Year) Scholarships Available
95.0% & OVER FREE TUITION (Tuition x 4 years) Unlimited
90.0%-94.9% $10,000 ($2,500 x 4 years) Unlimited
85.0%-89.9% $5,000 ($1,250 x 4 years) Unlimited
80.0%-84.9% $3,000 ($750 x 4 years) Unlimited

Presidential scholarships

$30,000 ($7,500/year for four years) | Deadline: April 25th annually

Would you consider yourself a leader? Have you made significant contributions to your high school and your community while maintaining a minimum 90% average? If so, this scholarship is for you! Only two scholarships are available so be sure to make an impression.

Specialist high skills major award

$500 (payable in the first year) | Deadline: April 15th annually

The Province of Ontario created the specialist high skills major (SHSM) program to help meet the needs, interests, and strengths of all students, engaging them in learning and better preparing them for graduation and beyond.

That is why Lakehead University has created the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Award and made it available to students entering directly from high school and who have a SHSM designation on their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Our SHSM Award is designed to help you continue exploring your interests and set your own path.

Entrance athletic scholarship for varsity athletes

$4,500 upon consideration

Are you a competitive athlete who has committed to playing for one of Lakehead's Thunder Bay sports teams? Have you achieved an 80% average or above in your final year of high school? Then you may be eligible for consideration for an athletic scholarship!

You are encouraged to contact the Lakehead University Department of Athletics for more information.

How to apply

Lakehead makes applying for scholarships easy for you. All the essential information such as the list of scholarships, who is eligible, how to apply, and application deadlines are available at the Student Central's entrance scholarships, awards & bursaries for future/new students page.


Got questions?

If you've got any questions regarding scholarships, awards, and bursaries, please reach out to us at Student Central by email: studentcentral@lakeheadu.ca or by phone at (807) 343-8500. We'd be happy to answer any questions you have.


Don't let finances dictate your acceptance to your dream school. Lakehead University is here to help you thrive.


Check out Lakehead's full list of scholarships, awards, and bursaries

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