Entering Students

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We invite you to explore the wide variety of entrance awards the University of Windsor offers students coming directly from full-time secondary school studies.  Some awards recognize academic excellence, some assist students with financial need, some celebrate students who demonstrate good citizenship and others reflect a combination of one or more of these attributes.

 

No matter what program you choose, you will be guaranteed a minimum level of institutional financial support in the form of scholarships and/ or bursaries if you are entering directly from full-time secondary school studies, based on your application for admission and best six final and interim Grade 12 U/M level courses (or equivalent) available in May. Students entering directly from full-time secondary school who have achieved academic excellence are considered for automatic entrance scholarships.

We will review a student's scholarship offer when final grades are received at the end of June and if at that time a student's best six Grade 12 U or M course grades warrants an increase in the value of the scholarship(s) offered, the student will be notified. Please note that no scholarship offer will be adjusted downward based on final grades.

Students must be entering the Fall term as a full-time student. Winter start students are not considered unless planning to register as a full-time student in the Summer term immediately following Winter. Winter start students will need to contact the Student Awards & Financial Aid Office via email to award1@uwindsor.ca for eligibility inquiries.

View our: 2019 - 2020 Entrance Scholarship Regulations

Automatic Entrance Scholarship Grid
Entrance Award Value Avg. Range   Renewable
Blue & Gold Level Support $1,000 85% - 89.99%   No
Dean's Level Support* $10,000 ($1,250/ term) 90% - 94.99%   Yes (4 Years)
President's Level Support* $16,000 ($2,000/ term) 95% - 100%   Yes (4 Years)

*Renewable Entrance Scholarships may be granted for a maximum of four academic years (or 8 semesters) provided the student is registered on a full-time basis and maintains the required minimum cumulative average of 85%. Please refer to the current Entrance Award Regulations for full eligibility details.

 

Entrance Awards Requiring an Application

Entering students can complete their Entering Student Profile that has been assigned to their 'Financial Aid Task' tile when logged in to student.uwindsor.ca from the Applicant Homepage.  For additional information on the student profile process, click here.

 

There are 2 steps to the entering student profile process: 

 

(1)   UWinAward Consideration Request – Entering Students. Student must confirm that they wish to be considered for entrance awards.

 

(2)   After the student agrees, the student is assigned the UWinAward Entering Student Profile – the assignment process happens within 24 hours. The competition of this Entering Student Profile was due April 30th (extended from March 31).

  


View our list of awards for entering students - This list is for reference only and may assist you with understanding which templates and supporting documentation are required for specific awards.


Our entrance awards recognize a combination of academic excellence, financial need, and good citizenship. Most awards are open to Canadian Citizens/Permanent Residents/Protected Persons. You must complete your UWinAward Entering Student Profile by April 7th to be considered. Submissions received prior to April 7th may receive early consideration.


The following templates are available to download, complete and upload to your entering student profile that has been assigned to your 'Tasks' tile in UWinsite.Student:

Part (1)

UWAENT095Q040 – Self-Assessment Statement - Extra-curricular, Leadership, Community Service (required to be considered for the Outstanding Scholars Program however the mentor letter is not required for Outstanding Scholars Program consideration.)

UWAENT095Q055 - Participation in organized sports in the Town of Lasalle.

UWAENT095Q090 - Exeptional circumstances that has impacted educational progress positvely or negatively (required to be considered for the Outstanding Scholars Program)

UWAENT095Q095 - Special circumstances to take in to consideration.

UWAENT095Q100 - Research interests (required to be considered for the Outstanding Scholars Program)

UWAENT095Q105 - Making a better world (required to be considered for the Outstanding Scholars Program)

Part (2)

UWAENT096Q030 - Benefitting the public interest.

Saving Your Form

Once you have uploaded your template, you will be prompted to 'save' your form before you can proceed to the 'Next' form.  Go back to the 'form' tab and save, and you will then be able to move to the next form (Part 2).

Letters of Reference

Also, we recommend that you obtain a minimum of two letters of reference according to the following:

- [Document Code: MENT] Someone that you consider to be your mentor, who has supported you and given you guidance throughout your secondary school studies.  This individual could be a coach, teacher, music/drama instructor, employer, etc.

- [Document Code: ADDENTR] Letter(s) of reference from someone who can attest to your involvement in extra-curricular activities, your leadership abilities and your commitment to community service initiatives.

UWindsor Skills Competition Scholarships

The University of Windsor is committed to supporting students who are excelling academically and who go above and beyond by competing in a variety of skills competitions and challenges.  UWindsor Skills Competition Scholarships can be received in addition to an open entrance scholarship or any other award that the student is eligible to receive. You can also receive multiple skills competition scholarships!

To qualify, students must be entering directly from full-time secondary school studies into a first year, undergraduate program at the University of Windsor. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the terms and conditions that are specific to each award. scholarships cannot be transferred to another student and are applied directly to a student's tuition account in the fall term, provided that the student has confirmed their scholarship by completing the registration form and they have registered as a full-time student.

To apply for a University of Windsor Skills Competition Scholarship, complete your UWinAward Entrance Application Profile by April 7th to be considered.

Once you have submitted your application, please have your mentor complete the Skills Competition Scholarships Attestation Form. Once completed, please upload your form to your UWinAward Entrance Application Profile by April 7th to be considered. Students are allowed to submit their Attestation Form prior to April 7th, in the event the student has been preparing for the event for a significant length of time. 

Currently, the University of Windsor is offering the following Skills Competition Scholarships:


Event: UWindsor Science Olympiad

Date: October 12, 2019-2020

Organizers: UWindsor - Faculty of Science

Value: $1000

Award Description: Awarded annually to members of the University of Windsor hosted winning Science Olympiad team. Recipients must accept an offer of admission and register at the University of Windsor within two years of receiving the award.


Event: Windsor Regional Science, Tech. and Engineering Fair
Date: March 24 - 25, 2019
Organizers: WRSTEF Committee
Value: $2000
Award Description: The University of Windsor seeks to acknowledge the best gold medal-awarded senior project from the Windsor Regional Science, Technology and Engineering Fair (WRSTEF).  This award will be applied to the tuition fees when the student registers in an undergraduate Science or Engineering program at the University of Windsor.  In the case of a partner project, each student will receive a $1000 award.  If there is no gold-medal senior project, the award will be given to the best gold-medal intermediate project winner.


 

Event: FIRST Robotics - Windsor Essex Great Lakes District Event
Date: March 30 - March 31, 2019
Organizers: FIRST Robotics Canada
Value: Up to $3000 depending on your program of study**

Deadline: March 31st, 2019 to submit attestation form.

Award Description: The University of Windsor seeks to acknowledge participation in the Windsor-Essex Great Lakes District FIRST Robotics competition.  Eligible recipients must be currently in Grade 12 and planning to attend the University of Windsor as a full-time, undergraduate student in Fall 2019.

** If you will be participating in the First Robotics (and have indicated this in your UWinAward Entrance Application Profile) you may be considered for a $1000 skills competition scholarship. Students offered admission and who register in a Science program may be eligible for an additional $1000 scholarship and students entering Computer Science may be eligible for an additional $1000 scholarship.

Required Documents: You must complete your UWinAward Entrance Application Profile by March 31 to be considered. UWindsor Skills Competition Scholarships - FIRST Robotics - Attestation Form

Please complete an attestation form available from our website or available on the 'Templates' tab and upload as part of your profile using document code: ROBO.  

Please note that provided you are participating and preparing for a skills competition, you may submit the attestation form as some of the events may take place after the March 31 deadline. You can be considered on the basis that you have been preparing for an event that may be taking place after March 31st 2019. 

The $1000 Computer Science First Robotics Scholarship is a separate competition process.  Please see our website for additional details or visit the Computer Science webpage.


If you are member of the University of Windsor community and you are hosting a skills competition or skills challenge event and you would like to inquire about scholarship opportunties, please send an email to award1@uwindsor.ca with your request.  Requests should be received at least 6 months in advance of the event and should include the following information:

Event Name:
Date of Event:
Organizers:
Proposed Scholarship Value:
Proposed Scholarship Terms:
Main Contact Person:

UWindsor Special Event Awards

The University of Windsor is committed to supporting students who are interested in learning more about what the University of Windsor has to offer. UWindsor Special Event Awards can be received in addition to an open entrance scholarship or any other award that the student is eligible to receive. You can also receive multiple special event awards!

To qualify, students must be entering directly from full-time secondary school studies into a first year, undergraduate program at the University of Windsor. Awards are given on the basis of the terms and conditions that are specific to each award. They cannot be transferred to another student. Awards are applied directly to a student's tuition account provided the student has entered their SIN onto their UWinsite Student account and is registered full-time.

UWindsor Special Event Awards for the 2019/2020 academic year are TBD.

- Fall Open House Bus Prize (November 3rd 2018)

- Free Tuition Draw: Visit campus for an official event and get a chance to win free tuition (uwindsor.ca/visituwindsor)

- Spring Open House (March 2nd 2019) 

- $500 Applicant Reception Prize 

If you are member of the University of Windsor community and you are hosting a recruitment event and you would like to inquire about similar award opportunties, please send an email to award1@uwindsor.ca with your request.  Requests should be received at least 6 months in advance of the event and should include the following information:

Event Name:
Date of Event:
Organizers:
Proposed Award Value:
Proposed Award Terms:
Main Contact Person:

You’re dedicated, you’re disciplined, and your GPA shows it.

But more than that, you’re a leader. You want to use learning, research, and knowledge to give back to others

The Outstanding Scholars program is for you. If your high school GPA is over 85%, you should consider the benefits the OS program can offer you. University of Windsor students can also apply after completing their first year.

Outstanding Scholars is an exclusive learning enrichment program. We want to help you achieve the most outstanding version of yourself.

Learn more...

If you’re a student athlete interested in playing for an interuniversity athletic team you may be considered for a an athletic scholarship up to $4,500.

  • Selection of candidates, who are entering student athletes, will be based on academic achievement and athletic excellence.
  • The awards will be administered in accordance with all Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) and Ontario University Athletics (OUA) regulations.

If you are a student athlete and you are applying for the Ontario Student Assistance Program, please complete the Entering Students profile for Awards for Athletes with Financial Need.

Please ensure you have identified your interest in playing for one of the Lancer varsity team by contacting the team coach. Interested student-athletes should contact Athletics & Recreational Services at (519) 253-3000, ext. 2437 or visit The UWindsor Lancers.

Requests for a one-year deferral of undergraduate scholarships are considered on a case-by-case basis and must be submitted to the Student Awards & Financial Aid Office by September 30. Deferrals may only be granted for University-sponsored automatic entrance scholarships.

View the Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship Deferral Policy

If you are a student with a documented permanent disability, exceptions to the full-time course load requirement may apply. Please contact us at award1@uwindsor.ca

 


Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 3300
Fax: (519) 973-7087
Email: award1@uwindsor.ca
In order to better assist you, please include your UWindsor Student Number in your email.

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