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
Class of '49 Scholarship
One award annually to a first year 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. No application required.
London Life Actuarial Career Scholarship, Three Year Continuing
Awarded to a student in second year, pursuing an Honors Specialization or Double Major, including Actuarial Science. Please follow the link below for full details. Application required.
Amount: $5,000 annually, continuing for 3 years plus two 4-month summer internships
London Life Actuarial Career Scholarship, Two Year Continuing
Awarded to two students in third year, pursuing an Honors Specialization or Double Major, including Actuarial Science. Please follow the link below for full details. Application required.
Amount: $5,000 annually, continuing for 2 years plus one 4-month summer internship
Manulife Financial Scholarships in Actuarial Sciences
Awarded annually to a student in the third year of an Honours Bachelors degree with an Honors Specialization module in Actuarial Science or a Double Major, one module of which is in Actuarial Science. The scholarship is based on academic achievement (minimum 80%). Please follow the link below for full details. Application required.
Amount: 1 x $5,200
V. M. Joshi Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student in an Honors Specialization in Statistics (preferred) or a double Major in an Honors degree which includes Statistics who has maintained at least an 80% average and who has demonstrated need. Application forms can be obtained from Student Center, and must be submitted by September 30. Recipient must be an Ontario resident. Established through generous contributions from friends and family in memory of V.M. Joshi.
Amount: 1 at $750
Mercer Human Resource Consulting 125th Anniversary Alumni Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student in Year 3 or 4 of an Honors Bachelor's degree with an Honors Specialization or Double Major in Actuarial Science, Applied Statistics, Financial Modelling, or Statistics, with a minimum 70% average, demonstrated financial need and university and community involvement preferably in a leadership role. Online financial assistance applications can be accessed through Student Center, and must be submitted by September 30th, along with a one-page statement describing the candidate’s university and community involvement. The Office of the Registrar will determine financial need and the recipient will be selected by the Faculty of Science in consultation with the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences. 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.
Amount: 1 at $2,000
Morneau Shepell Continuing Career Scholarship**
Awarded to one student in second year that is pursuing an honors degree in Actuarial Science. First award to be given in 2018. Please see the link below for full details. Application required.
Amount: $3,000 annually, continuing for 2 years plus two 4-month summer internships
** pending approval by Western’s Scholarship Review Subcommittee
TD Women in Data Analytics Undergraduate Bursary
Awarded to a full-time undergraduate female student in any year of an Honors Specialization or Major in Data Science or Double Major that includes Data Science, based on financial need. Online financial assistance applications are available through Student Center and must be completed by October 31. The Office of the Registrar will select the recipients. This bursary was established by TD Bank Group.
Amount: 4 at $5,000
The Honourable Company of Freeman of the City of London, England Scholarship
Awarded to a 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. 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.
Please contact the International Exchange Program at email@example.com or 519-661-2111 ext. 85196 for application details.
Amount: Value: 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).
The Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences - Awards
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).