Scholarship Value $20,000
Number of Scholarships 150
Scholarships allow us to celebrate and recognize your achievements! Entrance scholarships are available if you're starting full-time first-year degree studies and are beginning university or college for the first time.
Scholarships are awarded primarily on academic and personal achievement. Bursaries, another type of assistance, are awarded based on financial need.
Scholarships are normally awarded in mid-May once we receive updated grades from Ontario high schools. Details will be listed in your Waterloo Quest account starting in mid-May.
You can also visit our awards website to search the full list of entrance scholarships, awards, and bursaries. Once you're a Waterloo student, there are scholarships and bursaries you can apply to throughout your degree.
Scholarships you'll automatically be considered for
The "admission average" we use to award scholarships generally consists of your top six grades, including the courses required for admission to your program(s) of interest.
- PRESIDENT’S SCHOLARSHIP OF DISTINCTION (ADMISSION AVERAGE OF 95%+)
- PRESIDENT’S SCHOLARSHIP (ADMISSION AVERAGE OF 90% TO 94.9%)
- MERIT SCHOLARSHIP (ADMISSION AVERAGE OF 85% TO 89.9%)
- INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships and awards which require an application
- AWARDS FOR BLACK AND INDIGENOUS STUDENTS (UP TO $40,000)
- SCHULICH LEADER SCHOLARSHIPS IN ENGINEERING, MATH, AND SCIENCE (UP TO $120,000)
- FOR MATH AND ENVIRONMENT STUDENTS (UP TO $50,000)
- OTHER AWARDS (UP TO $20,000)