UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS & BURSARIES


ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS/AWARDS (for Full-time Entrance Students)

High school students entering Lakehead University are advised to check the most recent scholarship/award information. Online applications are available on the Office of Student Financial Aid and Awards website: http://financialaid.lakeheadu.ca/.

Conditions Of Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries 2006-2007

ELIGIBILITY

General
(a) For the purpose of scholarships, awards, and bursaries an entrance student is defined as a student who has taken no more than two full academic credits at Lakehead University or elsewhere. The student must enter Lakehead University full-time within two years of leaving high school. Each case will be reviewed on an individual basis. For more information, students must contact the Undergraduate Scholarships/Awards Officer.
(b) Entrance scholarship/award and bursary offers are conditional upon full-time registration in a degree or diploma program.
(c) Entrance scholarships and awards are offered on the basis of a student's average on the highest 6 Grade 12 U and M final and mid-term marks, or equivalent available to Lakehead University in May 2007. The scholarship average is calculated once. Students must successfully complete all courses used to calculate the scholarship average. The scholarship/award is conditional upon the completion of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent.
(i) Grade 12 U and M courses must be academic credits (e.g., not a Co-op work placement);
(ii) Advanced Placement /International Baccalaureate Courses;
Students who receive advanced standing credits on entry to Lakehead University and who have been offered an entrance scholarship or award are expected to take a normal 100% full course load in each year of study. ( see Item (d), Academic Year and Course Load. ) However, if a student is unable to take the normal 100% course load due to receiving advanced placement credits, no adjustment will be made to the student's scholarship entitlement. Students must contact the Undergraduate Scholarships/Awards Officer to self-identify if they are unable to take a 100% course load.
(iii) Night/Adult Learning Centres
Students who take night school or Adult Learning Centre courses are responsible for ensuring mid-term or final marks for these courses are received in the Office of Student Financial Aid and Awards by April 30th, if they wish marks to be used in the calculation of the scholarship average.
(d) For purposes of scholarships and awards, the following definitions/explanations apply:
Average: A minimum overall average of 80% is required for students to be awarded Awards of Academic Excellence, In-course scholarships, and donor-funded scholarships.
The average is calculated on courses taken over the academic year which is September to April, but will also include grades of any Lakehead University Spring/Summer courses taken following the academic year. NOTE: The September to April academic year may not be the normal academic year for some programs (e.g., BSc Nursing Compressed Program). Check the Lakehead University Calendar.
Academic year: The academic year is September to April. NOTE: The September to April academic year may not be the normal academic year for some programs (e.g., BSc Nursing Compressed Program). Check the Lakehead University Calendar.
Spring/Summer: Grades for Lakehead University Spring/Summer courses taken following the September to April academic year must be provided to the Office of Student Financial Aid and Awards by the student and will be used in the recalculation of the scholarship average to determine scholarship/award eligibility and value for the following academic year. Also, students may add a Spring/Summer course(s) to the September/April course load to create a full course load for scholarship/award purposes.
Course Load: For scholarship/award purposes, course load is defined as the number of courses that a student is expected to take for his/her particular program and year level during the academic year, September to April as indicated in the Lakehead University Calendar. The number of courses may vary from program and or year level.
Students who take 100% of the normal course load for their program and year level will receive the full value of the scholarship. Students who take less than a 100% course load but 80% or more of their course load are eligible to receive a pro-rated scholarship value.
Course Load Exception: Lakehead University students on exchange programs, students with identified disabilities, who have registered with the Learning Assistance Centre and varsity athletes are eligible to receive the full value of Lakehead University funded scholarships if they achieve an 80% average on four full-course equivalents over the academic year September to April, (see (d) Academic Year). Students with disabilities who provide supporting documentation may receive 75% of their scholarship entitlement provided that they take three (3) full course equivalents over the September to April academic year. Students in these categories are advised to contact the Undergraduate Scholarships/Awards Officer.
Course Overload: A course taken in addition to the normal 100% course load over the normal academic year, September to April (see (d) Academic Year) is defined as a course overload and will not be used to increase course loads in a subsequent year.

Specific
(e) Continuation of Lakehead University Awards of Academic Excellence, Entrance Awards, Presidential Scholarships, and Northwestern Ontario Leaders' Scholarships
To continue to receive Lakehead University Awards of Academic Excellence, Entrance Awards, Presidential Scholarships, and Northwestern Ontario Leaders' Scholarships, students must have achieved an 80% average and have taken 80% or more of the normal course load for their program and year level (see Lakehead University Calendar) between September and April. Students who took less than 100% course load but 80% or more of their course load will receive a pro-rated value.
NOTE: The September to April academic year may not be the normal academic year for some programs (e.g., BSc Nursing Compressed Program). Check the Lakehead University Calendar.
NOTE: see Spring/Summer.
NOTE: Lakehead University Awards of Academic Excellence, Entrance Awards, Presidential Scholarships, and Northwestern Ontario Leaders' Scholarships, may be held for a maximum of four years or until the first degree is obtained, whichever occurs first.
NOTE: Lakehead University Awards of Academic Excellence, Entrance Awards, Presidential Scholarships and Northwestern Ontario Leaders' Scholarships, must be renewed in each subsequent academic year. Once lost, the scholarship cannot be regained. Students with exceptional circumstances should refer to the section on Appeals.
(f) The value of renewable entrance scholarships such as Lakehead University Entrance Awards of Academic Excellence in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th year may be included in the award value of the Lakehead University In-Course Scholarship, not in addition to.
(g) A minimum level of academic performance may be required for bursaries, awards, and competitions. Candidates should familiarize themselves with the appropriate terms, rules, and conditions.

PAYMENT

Upon confirmation of full-time registration and Social Insurance Number (SIN), the payment of scholarship(s)/award(s)/bursaries will be made to a student's statement of account.
(a) STUDENTS HAVE THE OPTION OF PAYING TUITION FEES IN FULL OR IN TWO INSTALLMENTS (1st Installment of Tuition Fees is due August 15).
(i) If paying FULL tuition fees by August 15, pay the fees less the total *award entitlement, OR
(ii) If paying in INSTALLMENTS, pay the first tuition fee installment due August 15 less half the value of the scholarship/award entitlement and/or the full value of the bursary entitlement and in January 2008, pay the second tuition fee installment due by January 3, less the remaining half of the *awards entitlement.
*includes scholarships and/or bursaries
(b) The first charge against any scholarship, bursary or award payment will be for tuition and residence fees.
(c) Recipients who withdraw or drop to part-time status prior to November 1 will have the full value of any scholarships, awards or bursaries rescinded. Recipients who withdraw or drop to part-time status after November 1, but before the "no refund date for two term courses", will have the value of any scholarships, awards or bursaries pro-rated. Recipients who drop to part-time after the "no refund date for two term courses", will not have their scholarship, award or bursary entitlement pro-rated.
(d) Students must advise the Office of Student Financial Aid and Awards of a change in their registration status, before a change is actually made in order that the Office of Student Financial Aid and Awards can assess the financial implications.

APPEALS

The Lakehead University Senate Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries Committee will consider student appeals on exceptional circumstances. For appeal information, students are advised to contact the Undergraduate Scholarships/Awards Officer. Also, refer to Appeals under 'Conditions of Undergraduate In-Course/Renewable Awards and Bursaries 2007-2008.'

DEFERRALS

Refer to Deferrals under 'Conditions of Undergraduate In-Course/Renewable Awards and Bursaries 2007-2008.'

GENERAL POLICIES OF THE SENATE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES COMMITTEE

(a) Scholarships, awards and bursaries will be allocated at the discretion of the Lakehead University Senate Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries Committee. Not all scholarships, awards and bursaries need be awarded each year. In order that scholarships and awards may be equitably distributed the Committee reserves the right to restrict the cumulative value of scholarships and awards that any one student may receive.
(b) Upon approval of the Senate Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries Committee and the donor, award descriptions and award values may change from year to year.
(c) Occasionally, the awarding of a scholarship may preclude a student from receiving another scholarship. The Senate Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries Committee will allocate awards in the manner most advantageous to the student.
(d) Department, Faculty and School Scholarships/Awards Committees will make recommendations to the Senate Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries Committee.
(e) Scholarships/awards/bursaries based on donations from outside sources cannot be guaranteed by the University.

 

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Undergraduate Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries

In-Course Scholarships/Awards

Bursaries

Awards and Bursaries for Designated Student Groups
Part-time Student Financial Assistance
Transfer and Mature Student Awards
Aboriginal Native Canadian Student Awards
Bursaries for Students with a Disability
International Student Awards and Bursaries

Other Sources of Financial Assistance
Ontario Student Assistance Program

Undergraduate Awards awarded off campus


Graduate Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries

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