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Faculty of Engineering Scholarships


The Faculty of Engineering offers three types of scholarships: (1) a large number of one-term tuition awards; (2) a small number of one-year awards each with a total value from $1,600 to $2,600; (3) one or two awards valued at $3,200 for Year One and renewable for Years Two, Three and Four each having a total value of $5,400. A term average of 80% is required for renewal of entrance scholarships. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of Secondary School average, the results of the Descartes Mathematics Competition, information supplied on the Personal Information Form for Applicants and letters of reference. To be eligible for scholarship consideration, students must write the Descartes Mathematics Competition.

Alfred Armbrust Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding student entering the Faculty of Engineering. It is awarded in conjunction with Engineering Faculty Entrance Scholarships.

Association of Professional Engineers Entrance Award

The Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of Ontario provides two entrance awards valued at $1,200 each to outstanding students who are entering an accredited Engineering Program at the University of Waterloo. It is intended that one of these awards be made to an eligible female.

Dr. Sidney Blair Scholarship in Geological Engineering

Dr. Sidney Blair was a prominent Canadian geologist who was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Waterloo. Through a donation from his estate, the University of Waterloo Alumni is offering an entrance scholarship of $1,200 renewable for three years to a total value of $4,800 if the student maintains a term average of 80%. The award is made as funds permit to an outstanding student entering Geological Engineering.

*Colonel Hugh Heasley Engineering Scholarships

A number of scholarships in varying amounts are provided for outstanding students in Engineering from an endowment established by the estate of the late Colonel Heasley. For details see University of Waterloo Engineering Faculty Entrance Scholarships.

Shell Canada Engineering Entrance Scholarship

One award is given to an outstanding student entering Year One in the Faculty of Engineering from an endowment provided by Shell Canada. For details see University of Waterloo Engineering Faculty Entrance Scholarships.

Sullivan Entrance Award

One award of $1,000 is given to an outstanding student entering Engineering, Mathematics or Science from Pauline Johnson Collegiate and Vocational School, Brantford, Ontario. Preference will be given to students entering Engineering.

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