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.

Amount: $125


Canada Life Actuarial Career Scholarship, Three Year Continuing

Awarded to a student in second year, pursuing an Honours Bachelors degree with an Honours Specialization module in Actuarial Science or a Double major, one module of which is in Actuarial Science.  Please follow the link for full details. Application required.

Amount: $5,000 annually, continuing for 3 years plus two 4-month summer internships

Deadline: September 30, 2020


Canada Life Actuarial Career Scholarship, Two Year Continuing

Awarded to two students in third year, pursuing an Honours Bachelors degree with an Honours Specialization module in Actuarial Science or a Double major, one module of which is in Actuarial Science.  Please follow the link for full details. Application required

Amount: $5,000 annually, continuing for 2 years plus one 4-month summer internship

Deadline: September 30, 2020


Harrison Pensa LLP Bates Barristers and and Foreman Company - Western University Donor Agreement

Awarded annually to a student graduating in 4th year from Honours Actuarial Sciences, who has demonstrated a strong understanding of ethics in Actuarial Sciences through their course achievements and statement submission. Candidates are asked to complete an online application by February 1 regarding the importance of ethics in the actuarial profession, as well as their personal ethics philosophy. The Scholarship and Awards Committee in the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences will select the recipient based on a consideration of both their course achievements and the statement submission. Application Required

Amount: 1 at $1,500

Deadline: February 1, 2021


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

Deadline: September 30, 2020


 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 in Financial Modelling

Awarded to an undergraduate student in second year Honors Specialization Financial Modelling or Double Major that includes Financial Modelling.

First award to be given in 2020. Application required.

Amount:  $3,000, continuing for two years plus two 4-month work experiences. 

Deadline: September 30, 2020


RBC Scholarship in Data Science

Awarded to students who are currently in year two, enrolled in one of the modules from Computer Science or Statistical and Actuarial Science program, and has an interest in pursuing a career in big data, data science, or artificial intelligence. Successful recipients will get work term/internship experience in RBC and scholarships awarded in year three and four.

Please make sure to include your student number in your application. 

Deadline to Apply: February 18, 2020 by 9:00 a.m.

Value: 7 at $12,500 each, continuing for two years, for a total of $25,000 per recipient

Effective Date: 2019-2020 to 2020-2021 academic years

Application Required

Who Should Apply: Students currently enrolled in their second year

Effective Date: 2019-2020 to 2020-2021 academic years


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 exchange@uwo.ca 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).

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