Undergraduate admission scholarships and bursaries 2014-2015

General eligibility criteria for an admission scholarship or bursary Information icon
  • Meet the admission requirements of the faculty concerned
  • Be a first-time registered undergraduate student
  • Be a Canadian citizen, be a permanent resident or have protected person status (unless otherwise indicated.)
 
Admission scholarships 2014-2015

Renewable Admission Scholarship

Value

Admission average of:
95-100% = $4,000 per year
90-94.9% = $3,000 per year
85-89.9% = $2,000 per year
80-84.9% = $1,000 per year

Description

The Renewable Admission Scholarship automatically provides between $1,000 and $4,000 to all eligible full-time students with an average of 80% or more who are studying in a direct-entry faculty or in the Civil Law Section of the Faculty of Law. This scholarship is awarded automatically to all qualified students and can be renewed for up to the three following years at the same amount offered at the time of admission provided the student maintains full-time registration in a direct-entry faculty or in the Civil Law Section of the Faculty of Law and has a minimum CGPA of 8.5. Application is not required for this scholarship; all eligible students are automatically evaluated for this award.

  • Students can renew their scholarship for 50% of the annual value if they have a CGPA between 8.0 and 8.4 at the end of the academic year. They can also renew their scholarship for the full amount in a subsequent year if their CGPA increases to 8.5 or higher.
  • Students applying to computer engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering or computer science are eligible for the Nortel Networks Admission Scholarship, which would replace the Renewable Admission Scholarship.

Renewable Admission Scholarship for university transfer students

Value

Admission average of:
95-100% = $4,000 per year
90-94.9% = $3,000 per year
85-89.9% = $2,000 per year
80-84.9% = $1,000 per year

Description

The Renewable Admission Scholarship for university transfer students provides between $1,000 and $4,000 to all eligible full-time first- or second-year students in a direct-entry faculty or in the Civil Law Section of the Faculty of Law. They must have had a minimum admission average of 80% upon entering the university from which they are transferring as well as the equivalent of minimum CGPA of 8.5 at the time of admission to the University of Ottawa. This scholarship can be renewed for up to the three following years provided the student maintains full-time registration in a direct-entry faculty or in the Civil Law Section of the Faculty of Law and has a minimum CGPA of 8.5. Application is not required for this scholarship; all eligible students are automatically evaluated for this award.

  • Students can renew their scholarship for 50% of the annual value if they have a CGPA between 8.0 and 8.4 at the end of the academic year. They can also renew their scholarship for the full amount in a subsequent year if their CGPA increases to 8.5 or higher.

Professional Training Scholarship

Value

$1,000

Description

The non-renewable Professional Training Scholarship is automatically awarded upon admission to students who have an excellent academic record and are registered full time in an undergraduate program in the Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Education or the Faculty of Medicine. Application is not required for this scholarship; all eligible students are automatically evaluated for this award.

Admission contests

Value

Variable

Description

Francophone and French-immersion students can participate in a number of contests to win admission awards. Some of the contests are offered through French for the Future, Canadian Parents for French or Association des universités de la francophonie canadienne. A full list of available contests is available through the Online Scholarships and Bursaries tool.

Prestigious admission scholarships 2014-2015

President's Scholarship

Value

$30,000 ($7,500 per year)

Description

The President's Scholarship is awarded to one full-time undergraduate student in each of the direct-entry faculties. Valued at $30,000, it is one of the most prestigious scholarships at the University of Ottawa. Applicants must be bilingual (English and French), have an admission average of 92% or higher and demonstrate leadership qualities and a commitment to academic and extracurricular activities. This scholarship can be renewed for the three following years provided the student maintains full-time registration and a minimum CGPA of 8.5. The University also provides a one-time award of $1,500 to applicants in second, third and fourth place for each of the six scholarships. Applications must be submitted online (deadline is March 1, 2014).

  • Students can renew their scholarship at 50% of the annual value if they have a CGPA between 8.0 and 8.4 at the end of the academic year. They can also renew their scholarship for the full amount in a subsequent year if their CGPA increases to 8.5 or higher.
  • Recipients cannot combine the President's Scholarship with a Renewable Admission Scholarship..

Chancellor's Scholarship

Value

$26,000 ($6,500 per year)

Description

The Chancellor's Scholarship is awarded to one student in each of the direct-entry faculties. Valued at $26,000, it is one of the most prestigious scholarships at the University of Ottawa. Applicants must have an admission average of 92% or higher and demonstrate leadership qualities and a commitment to academic and extracurricular activities. This scholarship can be renewed for the three following years provided the student maintains full-time registration in a direct-entry faculty or in the Civil Law Section of the Faculty of Law and a minimum CGPA of 8.5. The University also provides a one-time award of $1,500 to applicants in second, third and fourth place for each of the six scholarships. Applications must be submitted online (deadline is March 1, 2014).

  • Students can renew their scholarship at 50% of the annual value if they have a CGPA between 8.0 and 8.4 at the end of the academic year. They can also renew their scholarship for the full amount in a subsequent year if their CGPA increases to 8.5 or higher.
  • Recipients cannot combine the Chancellor's Scholarship with a Renewable Admission Scholarship..
Faculty admission scholarships 2014-2015

Faculty of Arts Dean's Merit Scholarship

Value

$4,000 ($1,000 per year)

Description

The Faculty of Arts awards 10 of these renewable scholarships, each valued at $4,000. Eligible applicants must be registered full time, and for the first time, in an undergraduate program at the Faculty of Arts and have a minimum admission average of 90%. This scholarship cannot be combined with a President's Scholarship or a Chancellor's Scholarship. This scholarship can be renewed for the three following years provided the student has an annual grade point average of 9.0 or higher at the end of each year (in at least 24 credits) and is registered full time at the Faculty of Arts. Application is not required for this scholarship; all eligible students are automatically evaluated for this award. Recipients are notified in the summer.

Faculty of Engineering Dean's Merit Scholarship

Value

Admission average of:
95-100% = $5,000
90-94.9% = $4,000

Description

The Faculty of Engineering awards 35 of these scholarships to students with an admission average between 95-100% ($5,000) or between 90-94.9% ($4,000). Applicants must be registered full time, and for the first time, in an undergraduate program at the Faculty of Engineering. Application is not required for this scholarship; all eligible students are automatically evaluated for this award.

Faculty of Engineering Memorial Scholarship

Value

$2,000

Description

The Faculty of Engineering awards this scholarship to seven female students—one from each of the engineering programs (excluding computer science). This $2,000 award is given to the applicants with a minimum admission average of 80% and who best fulfill the eligibility criteria. To apply, students must submit a text explaining why they are applying to an engineering program as well as an up-to-date resumé highlighting their latest academic and extracurricular achievements. Applications must be submitted online (deadline is March 31, 2014).

Faculty of Health Sciences Dean's Merit Scholarship

Value

$2,000

Description

The Faculty of Health Sciences awards these $2,000 scholarships to the best eligible students. Students must be registered for the entire academic year in an undergraduate program at the Faculty of Health Sciences and have a minimum admission average of 92% to be considered. Application is not required for this scholarship; all eligible students are automatically evaluated for this award. Recipients are notified in the summer.

Faculty of Science Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Value

$10,000

Description

The Faculty of Science awards 16 of these scholarships to the best eligible students. This scholarship consists of two work terms with a research group at the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Medicine (first work term = $3,750; second work term = $6,250). Students must be registered full time in an undergraduate program at the Faculty of Science and have a minimum admission average of 90%. They must also demonstrate research skills and involvement in extracurricular scientific activities. To apply, students must provide recommendations from two science teachers, submit a 250-word text describing some of the ways they explore their passion for science and how they share it with others. Students must also be available for an interview in the spring. Applications must be submitted online (deadline is March 1, 2014).

  • Areas of research include biochemistry, biology, biopharmaceutical science, biotechnology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, immunology, mathematics and statistics, microbiology, neurology, pharmacology, physics, physiology and virology.

Faculty of Social Sciences Dean's Excellence Award

Value

$2,500

Description

The Faculty of Social Sciences awards a variable number of these $2,500 scholarships to the best eligible students registered full time in an undergraduate program at the Faculty of Social Sciences with a minimum admission average of 92%. A minimum of 10 students who have applied for but did not receive a President's Scholarship or a Chancellor's Scholarship will be given this award. Application is not required for this scholarship; all eligible students are automatically evaluated for this award.

Faculty of Social Sciences Jean Chrétien Scholarship

Value

$5,000

Description

The Faculty of Social Sciences awards up to five $5,000 scholarships to the best eligible students registered in an undergraduate program in political science or public administration and who have a minimum admission average of 92%. To apply, students must submit an 800-word essay on a past or current event associated with political science or public administration and an up-to-date resumé highlighting their leadership qualities and latest academic and extracurricular achievements. Applications must be submitted online (deadline is March 31, 2014).

Telfer School of Management Dean's Leadership Scholarship

Value

$2,000

Description

The Telfer School of Management automatically awards a variable number of these $2,000 scholarships to the best eligible students registered full time in a BCom program with a minimum admission average of 92%. Application is not required for this scholarship; all eligible students are automatically evaluated for this award. Recipients are notified in the summer.

Admission bursaries 2014-2015

French Studies Bursary

Value

$4,000 ($1,000 per year)

Description

The French Studies Bursary is automatically awarded to full-time students registered in a direct-entry faculty or in the Civil Law Section of the Faculty of Law who are taking at least 9 credits per session taught in French or, for French immersion students, 6 credits per session taught in French or in French as a second language. This bursary can be renewed for the three following years provided the student maintains full-time registration in a direct-entry faculty or in the Civil Law Section of the Faculty of Law and is registered in at least 9 credits per session taught in French or, for French immersion students, 6 credits per session taught in French or in French as a second language and maintains a minimum CGPA of 5.5 at the end of each academic year. Application is not required for this bursary; all eligible students are automatically evaluated for this award.

  • Some exceptions to these requirements may be made for students participating in an international exchange or in a program where they are unable to take the required number of credits in French.

Education Bursary

Value

$4,000 ($1,000 per year)

Description

The Education Bursary is available to full-time students registered in a direct-entry faculty or in the Civil Law Section of the Faculty of Law who demonstrate financial need. This scholarship can be renewed for the three following years provided the student maintains full-time registration in a direct-entry faculty or in the Civil Law Section of the Faculty of Law and receives government financial aid for each renewal year. Applications must be submitted online (deadline is March 31, 2014).

  • For renewal years, the Education Bursary is credited to the student's account in two installments within four weeks of government financial aid being disbursed.

Education Bursary for students in common law

Value

Variable

Description

The Education Bursary is awarded to students registered full time in an undergraduate program in the Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law who are eligible and have been approved for government financial aid. Newly admitted common law students receive $2,000 in their first year and receive $1,500 each subsequent year if they maintain eligibility. This bursary is offered for a maximum period of three years. Students registered in programs jointly with another institution must be paying their tuition fees to the University of Ottawa in order to receive this bursary. Application is not required for this scholarship; all eligible students are automatically evaluated for this award.

  • The Education Bursary is credited to the student's account in two installments within four weeks of government financial aid being disbursed.

Education Bursary for students in medicine

Value

Variable

Description

The Education Bursary is awarded to students registered full time in the undergraduate medical education program at the Faculty of Medicine who are eligible and have been approved for government financial aid. Newly admitted students receive $4,500 in their first year and $2,000 each subsequent year if they maintain eligibility. This bursary is offered for a maximum period of four years. Students registered in programs jointly with another institution must be paying their tuition fees to the University of Ottawa in order to receive this bursary. Application is not required for this scholarship; all eligible students are automatically evaluated for this award.

  • The Education Bursary is credited to the student's account in two installments within four weeks of government financial aid being disbursed.
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