Scholarships & Awards

Western Science celebrates excellence. Numerous scholarships and awards are established and funded by individual donors, corporations, faculties, and departments to ensure the success of our students. Scholarships and Awards are awarded during the academic year based on the student's previous academic performance.

For more information on scholarships and awards at Western University, please visit Student Finances.

Western Admission Scholarship

Western’s Admission Scholarships are unlimited and automatically awarded upon admission to Western. No application is required to be considered for these scholarships.

In order to be eligible for an admission scholarship, a student must apply for admission directly from secondary school to Western's main campus for full-time first-year studies. International students are eligible to be considered for the Western Admission Scholarships. Eligibility is based on successful completion of the secondary school diploma and on the student’s final admission average, including prerequisite courses, as calculated by Western for the program to which the student has confirmed acceptance. Western will determine averages for applicants who are not studying in a Canadian secondary school curriculum based on: curriculum, grading practices, and grading scale interpretation.

Western Admission Scholarship
Final admission average required: 90.0% to 91.9%
Value: Total of $2,500. $1,500 in first year, plus $1,000 for optional study abroad experience. 

Western Scholarship of Distinction
Final admission average required: 92.0% to 100.0%
Value: Total of $3,500. $2,500 in first year, plus $1,000 for optional study abroad experience. 

Western Scholarship of Excellence
250 scholarships recognizing outstanding achievement are awarded based on the top high school admission averages.
Value: Total of $8,000. $6,000 in the first year, plus $2,000 for an optional study abroad experience. (These cannot be combined with another Western admission scholarship.)

Canada Wide Science Fair Entrance Scholarship

Western is proud to offer an Entrance Scholarship to each winner of a Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal.
2010 Entrance Scholarships
Gold Medal: $4000
Silver Medal $2000
Bronze Medal: $1000
  • You must maintain an "A" average in your final marks in your last year of high school.
  • You must register for full-time studies at Western's main campus.
  • This award is tenable for students registered in Year One only.
  • This award can be claimed only once.
  • The value of the scholarship is the amount displayed on your certificate signed by the Dean of Science.

Some students will win a scholarship more than once, but they cannot claim it more than once.

Example 1. A student wins a Silver Medal at the CWSF in 2013, and then a Gold Medal at the CWSF in 2014. This student may claim the larger Scholarship associated with the Gold Medal, but not the Scholarship associated with the Silver Medal.

Example 2. A student registers at another University in year one and then transfers to Western in year two. This student will not be able to clam the entrance scholarship because it is restricted to students in Academic Year One only.

Example 3. A student won a Gold medal in 2008, and so also won a Western scholarship of $2000. He entered the first year at Western in September of 2010, by which time the value of the scholarship had risen to $4000. He will receive a scholarship of $2000, the amount shown on his certificate.


National Scholarship Program

National Scholarships are designed to recognize all-around excellence. They are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic performance to candidates who demonstrate the ability for creative and innovative thought and a passion for the pursuit of learning. National Scholarships also recognize exceptional achievement in extracurricular activities such as the arts and athletics. A special emphasis is placed on a candidate's commitment to community service through ongoing contributions to school and community life.

  • President’s Entrance Scholarships 5 at $65,000 ($20,000 for year one, $15,000 annually for years two to four) and; Up to 15 at $50,000 ($10,000 annually, plus $10,000 towards first-year residence).
  • Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Award ONE at $64,000; payable $16,000 per academic year for a period of four years.
  • International President's Entrance Scholarships 3 at $50,000 ($10,000 annually, plus $10,000 towards first-year residence costs)
  • Faculty Entrance Scholarships Up to 15 at $30,000 ($6,000 annually, plus $6,000 towards first-year residence)
  • National Scholarship Study Abroad Awards Up to 39 at $2,500 for up to 4 months (one term), $5,000 for over 4 months (more than one term)

National Merit Awards

Those students who are interviewed for a National Scholarship but not offered a National Scholarship or a Schulich Leader Scholarship and accepting an offer of admission to main campus will receive a one-year National Merit Award valued at $2,000. Recipients will also retain eligibility for an Admission Scholarship ranging in value from $1,000 to $10,000.