Student Awards

Approximately 75% of Endowment & Restricted funds support student awards. The University’s policy that includes definitions of award types is MAPP 2.10 – Scholarships, Awards and Prizes.

The establishment and management of Endowed & Restricted student awards involves collaboration between Financial Services, Alumni Relations and Development, Advancement Services, the Office of the Registrar, the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies as well as faculties and departments.

Establishing and Managing Endowed and Restricted Student Awards Process

student awards diagram

 

Deadlines for Award Funding

All funding must be received before an award can be given out.  

Undergraduate Awards (follow the academic year of September – August)

Fall Awards
Donor funding is to be received by August 31st
Faculties and donors should assume that fall awards receiving funding after August 31st will be given out in the next academic year.

Spring Awards
Donor funding is to be received by December 31st.  
Faculties and donors should assume that spring awards receiving funding after December 31st will be given out in the next academic year. 

Graduate Awards (follow the fiscal year of May – April)

Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) and
Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEIISST)

Donor funding is to be received by December 31st. 
Faculties and donors should assume that OGS and QEIISST receiving funding after December 31st, will be given out in the next fiscal year. 

All Other Graduate Awards
Faculties independently award student aid throughout the year as long as there is sufficient funding in place.  There are no specific deadlines relating to non OGS/QEIISST student awards

Undergraduate Award Search - https://studentservices.uwo.ca/secure/Awards/main.cfm

Graduate Award Search - https://grad.uwo.ca/finances/western_funding/DonorFundedAwardSearch/