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Maximize your entrance scholarship opportunities – complete your UWinAward Application!  Details on how to apply can be found here!

  • 2022-2023 New/Prospective Students

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.  By completing the UWinAward Application/Profile with your basic information, you may become eligible for a variety of awards.

Some awards require that you submit additional information on your Awards Profile. We want to get to know more about you.  By thoughtfully describing things such as what you are passionate about and why, the leadership opportunities you’ve seized, the achievements that you’re most proud of, the contributions you’ve made to your school and community, or the impact that your educational choice may have on our world, you may become eligible for many additional awards and financial resources.  Start thinking now about how you might answer these questions.

References provide critical support to your Award Profile. These are the people that will speak with confidence about your fit for awards, and will help you to stand out in the crowd.  Give some thought to which teachers, employers or community contacts are best equipped to speak to your efforts and successes. Contact potential references early, assist them by providing a comprehensive summary of your activities and check in with them prior to the deadlines.

Many faculites and departments will offer program specific entrance scholarships.  As well, we have many donor-sponsored entrance scholarships which are program specific.  To receive these scholarships, students must register full-time in the program specified within the terms of the award.  This information is outlined in a student's scholarship offer.  For example, if a student receives a scholarship offer from the Odette School of Business and chooses to register in a program within the Faculty of Science, the scholarship offered by the Odette School of Business will be rescinced.

Scholarship Payment Procedures:
The student’s Social Insurance Number (SIN) must be entered on the UWinsite Student Homepage > Profile > Personal Details > Add SIN, for tax reporting purposes.  Subject to the conditions specified at the time of the scholarship offer, most awards will be credited one semester at a time. The scholarship payment will appear on the UWinsite Student Homepage > Financial Account > Payment History as “Anticipated Aid” before the ensuing term fee deadline date (August 15 for Fall; December 15 for Winter; May 15 for Summer) provided that the student is registered in the required number of courses. Scholarships and bursaries listed as 'anticipated aid' can be deducted from a student's tuition payment so that the student is required to only pay the difference in fees that is not covered by the 'anticipated aid' amount.  Scholarship payments are made directly to the student account after the add/drop period date in each semester (early Octoberfor Fall, early February for Winter and mid-July for Summer) should the scholarship conditions continue to be met. For example, the Dean’s Renewable Entrance Scholarship valued at $10,000 over 8 semesters will be paid in $1250 installments each term. In cases where the payment of funds results in a credit balance on the student’s tuition/financial account, a refund can be requested by logging on to UWinsite Student Homepage > Account Services > Online Refund Request, after the scholarship payment date for each term.  In cases where a rescinded award results in a balance owing to the University, the student must promptly make payment to ensure that their tuition account remains in good standing.

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.  Your scholarship offer will be based on your application for admission and best six final and interim Grade 12 U/M level courses (or equivalent) available in May or CEGEP courses provided that you have no previous attendance at post-secondary educational institutions. 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.  Also, summer secondary school grades are not considered for entrance scholarship eligibility.

Students must be entering the Fall term as a full-time student to be considered. Scholarship allocations will be adjusted accordingly if a student's start term is deferred to the Winter term.

The University of Windsor reserves the right to substitute all or a portion of a student's automatic entrance scholarship for a donor-sponsored renewable entrance scholarship that is equal to or greater than the value of the automatic renewable entrance scholarship.

Award Type Payment
Entrance award paid in one installment. If start term is Fall, payment is made 100% in Fall.  If start term is Winter, payment is made 100% in Winter.
Entrance award paid in two installments. If start term is Fall, payment is made 50% in Fall and 50% in Winter.  If start term is Winter, payment is made 50% in Winter and 50% in the next full term time term (must be either the ensuing Summer or Fall term - cannot not have more than a one term break to receive the 2nd installment.

 

View our: 2022-2023 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.

 

Updated August 10, 2021: Recipients must maintain the minimum cumulative scholarship average required of their award by the end of the regular academic year in order for their award to renew in subsequent years.  A student's scholarship average is calculated based on the year that they are entering as of the Fall term.  In addition, students must meet the continuing terms of eligibility requirement taking a minimum course load of 60%.  Under our COVID-19 accommodations, effective 2020-21, students are eligible to receive their renewable entrance scholarship provided that they are registered in a minimum of 60% of a full course load.  This accommodation has been extended to the 2021-22 academic year.

Calculation of a Scholarship Average
Entering Year Top Grades Used to Calculate Scholarship Average
            2 Top 6 courses from Semester 1 and Semester 2
            3 Top 14 courses from Semesters 1 through Semester 4
            4 Top 22 courses from Semesters 1 through Semester 6

 

Additional information regarding renewal requirements can be found under  'Current Students'.

Renewable Undergraduate Scholarship List

Scholarship/Award

Cumulative Average Required

Other Requirements

President’s Renewable Entrance Scholarship (Open Entrance)

85%

 

Dean’s Renewable Entrance Scholarship (Open Entrance)

85%

 

Ron Ianni Entrance Scholarship

80%

 

Chancellor Jackman Scholarship Awards

80%

 

Yves Landry Mem. Scholarship

80%

 

Alumni Entrance Scholarship

80%

 

Windsor Green Engineering Scholarships

75%

 

Bill Eansor Award

75%

 

Marie Gott Bursaries

75%

 

Ed Lumley Bursary

Good Standing

First year check-in interview, annual self-assessment update with mentor reference letter.

The UWinAward Application for students entering the University of Windsor for September 2022 directly from high school will be availabe early December 2021.  Most entrance awards will have a deadline of April 30, 2022.

Some other useful links:

Scholarship Application Resources
OSAP Aid Estimator
Universities Canada
Financial-Need Based Awards Information
Alumni Entrance Awards
Bill Eansor Award Application

Students who complete the Specialist High Skills Major Program (SHSM) as part of their secondary school OSSD requirements with an entering 12O average of 80% or greater as of May 1st, are eligible to apply for the $1,000 Specialist High Skills Major Scholarship.  Students must be enrolled full-time in the fall term in the year that they receive their offer of admission. Scholarships will be applied to the Winter payment term. To apply, students should log in to UWinsiteStudent > Student Homepage > Award Profile between August 1 and September 15 to apply.  Students will be required to upload supporting documentation to confirm their completion of the program i.e. OSSD transcript with red seal.

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.

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 deadline noted for the award(s).  

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


Event: FIRST Robotics - Windsor Essex Great Lakes District Event or ANY FIRST Robotics event held anywhere in the world.

Date: TBD - Scholarships will still be availlable provided you can document that have been preparing for a competition as we recognize that events have been cancelled due to COVID restrictions.  Eligible participation on a Robotics team may have been completed in either grades 9 through 12.

Value: $1000 (Skills Competition Scholarship)

Deadline: April 30, 2022

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 2022.

** If you will be participating in the First Robotics (and have applied on the UWinAward Entrance Application Profile) you will be considered for a $1000 Skills Competition Scholarship. Students offered admission and who register in a Science, Engineering or Business program will be considered for an additional $1000 scholarship.  Students entering Computer Science can apply for an additional $1000 scholarship.

Required Documents:

Please complete the attestation form available from our website and upload as part of your entering student profile and application for entrance awards  Applicant Homepage > Award Profile>.  

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 deadline or have been cancelled due to COVID-19. You can be considered on the basis that you have been preparing for an event that may have been cancelled. 

The $1000 Computer Science First Robotics Scholarship is a separate competition process.  Please visit the Computer Science webpage.

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 upon full-time registration.

UWindsor Special Event Awards are advertised through student recruitment activities.

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 UWinAward Student Profile (available July 1, 2020).

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

Students who have been admitted to the University of Windsor, but who have been granted a one year admission deferral from the Admissions office will automatically be considered for all University-sponsored Renewable Entrance Scholarship (exceptions may apply). A scholarship deferral application is not generally required in these cases.  Donor-sponsored awards cannot be deferred.

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

Students who have been identified as having a permanent disability may request an accommodation to the course load requirement for scholarships. The application for review form is currently under construction.  Contact Student Awards and Financial Aid for further information.

Check back after August 17th.

Check back after August 17th.

 

SERVICES AVAILABLE:

You may reach our office at: (519) 253-3000 Ext. 3300

Service effective March 28, 2022:
Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Please direct your initial question to ask.uwindsor.ca as there may be a knowledge base article that may answer your question.

In order to better assist you, always please include your UWindsor Student Number in your communications.

Students should complete their UWinAward Student Application/Profile via UWinsite Student > Student Homepage > Award Profile to be matched with eligible funding opportunities.

Additional Information for Domestic Students who are experiencing financial hardship.

Additional Information for International Students who are experiencing financial hardship.

Documents may be faxed, sent as an attachment through ask.uwindsor.ca, placed in our drop-box located in the lobby of CHT or mailed to:

Student Awards & Financial Aid
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Ave. CHT Room 102
Windsor, ON N9B 3P4

Fax: (519) 973-7087

Submit a service request with an attachment: https://ask.uwindsor.ca/

Email: ask@uwindsor.ca

To visit the Student Awards & Financial Aid Office, the following steps MUST be taken:

Effective May 1, 2022, steps 1), 2) and 5) are optional.  Masks however, must still be worn at all times.

(Optional) 1) Complete the Safe Lancer App to receive your Green Approved Badge.  For additional information on the protocols that are in place to visit the campus in person, click here.  Information on the 'Return to Campus' procedures and 'Vaccination Policy' can be found on the University of Windsor website https://www.uwindsor.ca/returntocampus/.  If you do not have a Green Badge, you can't visit us in person and you will need to address your issue using one of our remote services available.  

(Optional) 2) Proceed to campus only if you have completed the Safe Lancer App and have an APPROVED badge.  Access to Chrysler Hall Tower is available by entering through the NORTH doors of Chyrsler Hall North, facing the Leddy Library parking lot or, with a student id access card, via the main doors to Chrysler Hall Tower, on Monday - Thursday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

3) Remember, students may drop off documents in our drop-box located in the lobby of Chrylser Hall Tower and do not need to get in the queue to complete this task.

4) Be sure that you have government issued photo ID or your UWIN ID card.  We will not be able to serve you in person if you don't have proper identification.

(Optional) 5) Once you are cleared to visit the campus, scan the QR Code below using a mobile device or click on the QR code. Use our queing system to register and to place yourself in our virtual line in order to visit the office for in-person service related to your government financial aid file, scholarships or bursaries.  We are available for in-person service during the following hours:

SAFA Service Hours

 Monday  1:00PM - 4:00PM
 Tuesday  1:00PM - 4:00PM
 Wednesday   9:00AM - 4:00PM
 Thursday  9:00AM - 4:00PM
 Friday   1:00PM - 4:00PM

 

To enter our in-person service queue with the Student Awards or the Financial Aid office, please scan this QR Code or click if using a mobile device:

If you feel that you need to talk to someone about your situation, please take the following steps:

1)  Try asking your question using https://ask.uwindsor.ca.  We have many knowledge base articles that might be able to assit you with you question.

2) Log in to https://ask.uwindsor.ca to submit a service request and a Student Awards or Financial Aid Representative will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

3) Call our office during our phone service hours.  A Student Award or Financial Aid Representative may be able to resolve your issue over the phone.

4) If options 1) through 3) do not resolve your issue, through option 2) or 3), we will schedule you a virtual Teams meeting/appointment with a Student Awards or Financial Aid Specialist for a time that is mutually convenient.

 

UWinAward Profile/Application Support

Here is the schedule for our virtual drop-in sessions available for students who require assistance with their UWinAward Profile/Application for bursary and scholarship applications.

Important Notes:

  • We will attempt to return messages and service requests within 2 business days where possible.  In September, January & May however, our response time may be closer to 7-10 business days.

  • Please do not leave/send multiple messages/emails as this will delay our response time.