Awards and Scholarships

The Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences - Scholarships

*Please note: these scholarships are in addition to UWO entrance scholarships and other awards


Barbara Newbegin Award in Mathematics

  • Amount:1 at $3,500
  • Deadline:September 30 (Effective: 2017-2018 to 2023-2024 academic years inclusive)
  • Eligibility: Year 3 or 4 student of any Honors Specialization module in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Statistical and Actuarial Science; must have a 70% minimum average and demonstrate financial need.
  • Application: Online financial assistance applications are available through Student Center.
  • More Info: The Office of the Registrar will assess the candidate's financial need and then the Scholarship Committee in the Faculty of Science will select the recipient. This award was established by Miss Barbara J. Newbegin (BA '71 Honours Mathematics, MA '72 Mathematics).

Class of '49 Scholarship

  • Amount:$125
  • Eligibility: Year 1 student who has obtained the highest mark in SS1023a/b and who, in the opinion of the Dept. of Stats & Act Sci has achieved a high overall academic standing.
  • Application: No application required.

Dr. John Patrick Duffy Memorial Award in Mathematics

  • Amount: 1 at $1000
  • Deadline: September 30 of each academic year
  • Eligibility: Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student in any year of an Honours Specialization offered by the School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences (SMSS) including Actuarial Science, Financial Modelling, Statistics and Data Science, or a double Major in an Honours degree that includes a SMSSmajor, with a minimum 70% average and who is involved in volunteer mentoring programs (which could include, but are not limited to, academic or mental-health related mentoring or coaching) in school or in the community.
  • Application: A one-page statement outlining this involvement must be submitted to the Dean’s Office in Science by September 30th.
More Info: This award was established by a generous gift from friends and colleagues in honour of Dr. John Patrick Duffy (BESc ’61).

Jeffery, Rudd, McKittrick Ethics Award in Actuarial Sciences 

  • Amount:1 at $1,500
  • Deadline:February 28, 2023
  • Eligibility: Year 4 student of an Honors Specialization in Actuarial Sciences, who has demonstrated a strong understanding of ethics in Actuarial Sciences through their course achievements and statement submission.
  • Application: Candidates are asked to complete an online application regarding the importance of ethics in the actuarial profession, as well as their personal ethics philosophy. Please follow the link for full details.

  APPLICATION REQUIRED - (Winter term)


LifeWorks Continuing Career Scholarship

(formerly Morneau Shepell Career Scholarship)

  • Amount: 1 at $3,000, continuing for two years plus two 4-month work experiences. 
  • Deadline:September 30, 2022
  • Eligibility: Year 2 student of an Honors Specialization in either Actuarial Science or Financial Modellin
The award goes to FM in odd numbered years, such as 2021, 2023, etc.
The award goes to AS in even numbered years, such as 2022, 2024, etc.

  • Application: Please follow the link for full details.

APPLICATION REQUIRED


Manulife Financial Scholarships in Actuarial Sciences

  • Amount: 1 at $5,200
  • Deadline:September 30, 2022
  • Eligibility: Year 3 student of an Honors Specialization in Actuarial Science or a Double Major with one module in Actuarial Science, with a minimum 80% average.
  • Application: Please follow the link for full details.

 APPLICATION REQUIRED


Mercer Human Resource Consulting 125th Anniversary Alumni Scholarship

  • Amount: 1 at $2,000
  • Deadline: September 30 of each academic year
  • Eligibility: Year 3 or 4 student of an Honors Specialization or Double Major in Actuarial Science, Applied Statistics, Financial Modelling, or Statistics, based on academic achievement and financial need. Online financial assistance applications are available through the Student Center and must be submitted by September 30th.

More Info: The Faculty of Science, in consultation with the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, will select the recipient once the Office of the Registrar has assessed the financial need. This award is offered through the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF) program, and recipients must meet Ontario residency requirements. 

This award was established by a generous donation from Mercer Human Resource Consulting.


RBC Scholarship in Data Science

  • Amount: 7 scholarships awarded at $12,500 each - continues for two years for a total of $25,000 per recipient
  • Deadline: Extended to October 2, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Eligibility: Year 3 students of the Computer Science, Data Sciences, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Statistical and Actuarial Sciences program or in year 4 of a concurrent BSc/HBA degree in one of these disciplines based on academic achievement and an interest in pursuing a career in big data, data science, artificial intelligence, or advanced analytics. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or eligible to work in Canada.
  • Application: Please follow the link for full details.

APPLICATION REQUIRED

More Info: A selection committee made up of representatives from the Faculty of Science will short list applicants This scholarship will continue for an additional year provided the recipient maintains an 80% average with a full course load. If a recipient selected in year three does not qualify to maintain the scholarship, a replacement recipient in year four will be selected.

A selection committee made up of representatives from the Faculty of Science will short list applicants for the scholarship. Short listed candidates will be interviewed by representatives of RBC and the Faculty of Science RBC Scholarship Selection Committee. Final selection of recipients will be made by the Faculty of Science

Recipients will have an opportunity to interview for a work term or internship with the Sponsor in a technology position. Students are not guaranteed a work term or internship with the Sponsor. An offer of full-time employment with the Sponsor may also be extended pending successful completion of the program and work term, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. A recipient is not obligated to participate in the work term or accept employment with the Sponsor following graduation to receive or retain the scholarship. This scholarship was established by RBC to promote and encourage students in STEM to pursue technology careers in banking.


TD Women in Data Analytics Undergraduate Bursary

  • Amount:Up to 7 at $5,000, as funds permit
  • Deadline: September 30, 2022 (Effective:2021-2022 to 2024-2025 academic years inclusive)
  • Eligibility: A full-time undergraduate female student in any year of an Honors Specialization or Major in Data Science, Computer Science, Financial Modelling or Actuarial Science or Double Major that includes one of these disciplines, based on financial need and academic achievement (a minimum 80% average under full course load 5.0).
  • Application: Online financial assistance applications are available through Student Center.

More Info: The Office of the Registrar will evaluate financial need and the Faculty of Science will select the recipients. This award was established by TD Bank Group.  


The Honourable Company of Freeman of the City of London, England Scholarship

  • Amount:1 at $5,000 annually ($1,000 of the award to support travel cost, including the cost of attendance at the Annual Dinner of the Honourable Company in Toronto).
  • Eligibility: Graduate or undergraduate student in any program of any year who has been accepted to pursue course work or significant scholarly activity for a minimum of three months at a university or college in Greater London Authority or the City of London, England.
  • Application: Contact the International Exchange Program at exchange@uwo.caor 519-661-2111 ext. 85196 for details.

More Info: Preference will be given to graduate students whose scholarly pursuits would benefit from the opportunity to travel and live in London, England. However, undergraduate students applying for an approved exchange program, study abroad or other international experience to take place at a university or college in London, England also may apply. The Honourable Company will endeavour to introduce the student to a Guild event in the City of London, England.


 V. M. Joshi Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount:1 at $750
  • Deadline: September 30 of each academic year
  • Eligibility: Student in an Honors Specialization in Statistics (preferred) or a Double Major in an Honours degree which includes Statistics, who has maintained at least an 80% average and who has demonstrated financial need.  Recipient must be an Ontario resident.
  • Application: Online forms can be obtained from the Student Center.

More Info: Established through generous contributions from friends and family in memory of V.M. Joshi.


The Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences - Awards


Undergraduate Research Awards - Summer 2021

Applications are invited for Research Awards for the summer months of 2021 at the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences at the University of Western Ontario.

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The Northern Life Assurance Gold Medal

Awarded to a full time student in a Statistics program with the highest average in their graduating year.


The U.W.O. Gold Medals in Honors Actuarial Science and Statistical Programs

Awarded to a full time student in the respective Honors program with the highest graduating average, minimum 80%


The John Mereu Book Prize

Awarded to the student with the highest average in the life contingency courses:  AS2427A/B, AS2553A/B, AS3429A/B, and AS3431A/B (prior to 2009: AS3427, AS3429, and AS4422).


Click here for Westerns complete list of Scholarships and Bursaries.


Contact Information

Scholarship Coordinator
Dr. Shu Li
shu.li@uwo.ca