Undergraduate Scholarships & Awards

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Entrance Scholarships:

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Entrance Scholarship of Excellence

Awarded to full-time students entering the first year of the undergraduate program in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities with the exception of National Scholarship recipients. Students must have a minimum final admission average of 88%, as calculated by Western, and be eligible for a University entrance scholarship. This scholarship is guaranteed as long as the student accepts their offer of admission to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities by the response deadline on their offer of admission, meet all of their admissions conditions, and remain registered as a student in the Faculty as of November 1st with at least 2.0 courses offered by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Main Campus). Value: $2,000.

Dean’s Entrance Scholarship (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Awarded to full-time students entering the first year of the undergraduate program in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Students must apply directly from secondary school and achieve the final admission average (as calculated by Western) that is outlined in their offer of admission, up to a final admission average of 87.9%. This scholarship is guaranteed as long as the student accepts their offer of admission to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities by the response deadline on their offer of admission, meet all of their admissions conditions, and remain registered as a student in the Faculty as of November 1st with at least 2.0 courses offered by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (main campus). Value: $2500 each.

PLEASE NOTE: The Faculty of Arts and Humanities Entrance Scholarship of Excellence is offered IN ADDITION to Western's Admission Scholarships.


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Scholarships & Awards due September 30th, 2018:

The Arts & Humanities Student Council Award, The Rogers Family Award in Arts, and The Parents Fund Award in The Faculty of Arts and Humanities. It would be a great idea to apply if you meet the requirements. Please submit any applications to the A&H Academic Counselling Office in UC 2230. If you have any questions regarding these scholarships, please contact the Academic Counselling Office in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at arts@uwo.ca. The eligibility and application details are as follows:


Arts and Humanities Student Council Award

Awarded annually to a full-time student in second, third, or fourth year in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, who has achieved a minimum 80% average in the previous year of study, and has contributed to the growth and development of the Arts and Humanities community through extra-curricular involvement and/or philanthropic work. A one-page statement outlining the candidate's extra-curricular involvement must be submitted to the Academic Counselling Office in UC 2230 by September 30th. The scholarship and awards committee in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities will select the recipient. This award was established by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Student Council through The Student Donation Fund. Value: 1 at $1,000. 

Rogers Family Award In Arts

Available to full-time students registered in the third year of study in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at The University of Western Ontario based on academic achievement in Year 2. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated the greatest increase in their annual academic average between the first year of university study and completion of the second year of university. Candidates must also demonstrate an aptitude for creative and innovative thought, exceptional achievement in extracurricular activities and commitment to active citizenship. Application forms can be obtained from the A&H Academic Counselling Office in UC 2230 and should be submitted to the same office by September 30th. A university selection committee will choose academically-qualified recipients based on the application and essay submission. Established through the generosity of Ted and Loretta Rogers and Family. Value: 2 at $2,500.

The Parents Fund Award In The Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Awarded annually to a student in second, third or fourth year in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities who has achieved at least a 75% average while demonstrating leadership in the community and participating in extra-curricular activities. Application forms can be obtained from the A&H Academic Counselling Office in UC 2230 and should be submitted to the same office by September 30th. The recipient will be chosen by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities scholarship committee. Established in 1997 through the generosity of Western Parents. Value: 1 at $750.

Mackie Cryderman Award for Excellence in Creative Writing or Theatre Studies

Awarded annually to a student enrolled in Year 2, 3 or 4 in the Honors Specialization in Creative Writing and English Language and Literature or Major in Theatre Studies program in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, who demonstrates excellence and potential in either Creative Writing or Theatre Studies. Students must have a minimum 70% average, with plans to work in the creative writing or theatre arts field after graduation. A one-page statement outlining the candidate’s creative accomplishments and plans for their future career in creative writing or theatre studies must be submitted to the Departmental Office, English & Writing Studies by September 30th. The Scholarship Committee of the Department of English & Writing Studies will select the recipient. Students are eligible to apply in Year 2, 3 and 4 and may receive the award in each year should they be selected. If there are no students who meet the criteria, the award will not be given out. This award was established by a generous gift from the Hazel Cryderman-Wees Foundation in honour of Hazel’s sister-in-law, Mackie. Value: 1 at $2,000 Effective Date: 2018-2019 academic year Mackie Cryderman studied at the Winnipeg School of Art and at the Ontario College of Art, with a number of members from the Group of Seven. She created the vocational art department at the H.B. Beal Technical School in London, Ontario (currently known as H.B. Beal Secondary School). She also taught at Western University and Fanshawe College. Mackie Cryderman was an accomplished artist in a variety of media, working in watercolour, oil, metal and leather as well as pursuits in jewelry making, graphic design and carving. Mackie died in 1969 at the age of 73.

Mackie Cryderman Award for Excellence in Visual Arts

Awarded annually to students enrolled in Year 2, 3 or 4 in a Bachelor of Fine Arts program in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, who demonstrate creative excellence and potential in Visual Arts. Students must have a minimum 70% average, with plans to work in the visual arts field after graduation. A one-page statement outlining the candidate’s creative accomplishments and plans for their future career in visual arts must be submitted to the Departmental Office, Visual Arts by September 30th. The Scholarship Committee of the Department of Visual Arts will select the recipients. Students are eligible to apply in Year 2, 3 and 4 and may receive the award in each year should they be selected. If there are no students who meet the criteria, the award will not be given out. This award was established by a generous gift from the Hazel Cryderman-Wees Foundation in honour of Hazel’s sister-in-law, Mackie. Value: 3 at $2,000 Effective Date: 2018-2019 academic year Mackie Cryderman studied at the Winnipeg School of Art and at the Ontario College of Art, with a number of members from the Group of Seven. She created the vocational art department at the H.B. Beal Technical School in London, Ontario (currently known as H.B. Beal Secondary School). She also taught at Western University and Fanshawe College. Mackie Cryderman was an accomplished artist in a variety of media, working in watercolour, oil, metal and leather as well as pursuits in jewelry making, graphic design and carving. Mackie died in 1969 at the age of 73.