Scholarships and Awards
There are several internal and external funding opportunities for Canadian University students. Researching these opportunities takes time and diligence, but the effort may be well worth your while. Plan ahead, and take note of application deadlines.
Internal Funding Opportunities
Information about UWO‐based financial aid, including merit‐based and need‐based scholarships and awards, can be found at https://registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/scholarships_awards/in_course/scholarship_awards.html and
External Funding Opportunities
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Undergraduate Student Research Awards Program (NSERC USRA)
Applications forms: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/UG-PC/USRA-BRPC_eng.asp
External Funding Search Engines:
Scholarships Canada: http://www.scholarshipscanada.com/ (Search by school—University of Western Ontario)
Student Awards: http://studentawards.com/
(A Canadian website for undergraduate and graduate students that generates a list of awards for which a student is eligible; free of charge).
(Grants, loans, bursaries, scholarships for Canadian university students)
Community of Science: http://fundingopps2.cos.com/ (Search for funding for Canadian Psychology students).
National Educational Association of Disabled Students:
(Awards for Canadian students or permanent residents with a permanent disability).
Department of Psychology Awards
Clark and Mary J. Wright Scholarship
Awarded annually to a fourth-year student with an “A” average who upon graduation will be entering a graduate program, preferably in Developmental Psychology. The selection of the student will be made by the Department of Psychology. Value: 1 @ 1,000.
Linda Smith-Holbert Award in Early Childhood Education
The Linda Smith-Holbert Award in Early Childhood Education was established at The University of Western Ontario is awarded annuallyto the student who achieves the highest course mark in Psychology 3462E: Issues & Methods in Early Childhood Education. The Award was established in memory of the late Linda Smith-Holbert who was a highly-esteemed early childhood educator at University Laboratory School in the Department of Psychology from 1979 until 1989, by her family, friends, and colleagues. Value: 1 @ $250.
Nancy K. Innis Memorial Award
Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student who is registered in an Honors Specialization in Psychology with an average of at least 80% in his/her graduating year. First preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in a 300- or 400-level course in History of Psychology. Second preference will be given to candidates who excel in a 300- or 400-level course in Research in Animal Cognition or Animal Behavior who are likely to pursue a graduate degree in Psychology, as nominated by the Chair of Psychology. If a suitable candidate cannot be found in these preferred areas, the award can be given to any student in an Honors Specialization in Psychology who is likely to pursue a graduate degree in Psychology as nominated by the Chair of Psychology. The recipient will be selected by a faculty committee from the Department of Psychology including the Chair or designate and course coordinator for the relevant course. Value: 1 @ $200.
W. J. McLelland Award (best Honors thesis)
Awarded to the Psychology student whose senior honors thesis is judged the most outstanding. Value: 1 @ $550
R. B. Liddy Gold Medal
Awarded to a graduating student in the Honors BA Psychology program. Endowed in memory of the late Professor R. B. Liddy, Head of the Department of Psychology at this University, 1931-1954, by his children, Catherine and James, both graduates of this University.
University of Western Ontario Gold Medal—Highest average in Psychology HBSc Module and Honors Double Major Module
Awarded for academic performance in fourth year for all honors programs when no other medal is awarded. Recipients must have (a) completed a prescribed academic program requiring five or more courses in the fourth year of an honors program, (b) taken the full complement of the prescribed courses for the fourth year of the academic program (both principal and elective courses) within that fourth year, and (c) achieved an average of at least 80% (“A) overall and in the principal courses of the fourth year.
Faculty of Social Science Awards
Social Science Students’ Council Leadership Awards
Awarded annually to full-time undergraduate students registered in the Faculty of Social Science in the previous year and who are currently registered in Social Science in their second, third or fourth year, with a minimum 70% average. Students will be selected based on their demonstrated leadership and participation in extra-curricular activities on campus and/or at the local, national and international levels.
Chancellor’s Prize in Social Science Bachelor Program
Awarded annually by the Dean to an outstanding Social Science student graduating with a 3-year or 4-year Bachelor Degree, based on performance in the graduating year. The award will consist of a suitably engraved gift from the Faculty of Social Science.
Chancellor’s Prize in Social Science Honors Program
Awarded annually by the Dean to an Outstanding Social Science student graduating with an Honors Bachelor degree, based on performance in the graduating year. The award will consist of a suitably engraved gift from the Faculty of Social Science.
Governor General’s Medals
Awarded to two undergraduate students who achieve the highest academic standing in an Honors specialization or double Major leading to a 4-year Bachelor’s degree. 2 Silver Medals.