UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS & BURSARIES

Scholarships/Awards for Full-time In-Course Students

Students are advised to check the most recent scholarship/award information on the Financial Aid web site: http://financialaid.lakeheadu.ca/

 

Lakehead University In-Course Scholarships for 2006-2007
Values vary based on available funds.
Awarded automatically (no application required) to high ranking full-time students who have completed one or more years of full-time studies at Lakehead University. Students are ineligible, if they:
- hold a university degree, or
- have received continuation/in-course scholarships for 4 years, or
- are entering the 1-Year Bachelor of Education Program , or
- are entering the 1-Year Honours Bachelor of Social Work Degree Program.
The value of Lakehead University Awards of Academic Excellence; Entrance Awards, Presidential Scholarships, and Northwestern Ontario Leaders' Scholarships, in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th year will be included in the award values of Lakehead University In-Course Scholarships, not in addition to.


Conditions Of Undergraduate In-Course Renewable Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries 2006-2007

 

ELIGIBILITY

General
(a) For the purpose of scholarships, awards, and bursaries an in-course student is defined as a student who has taken two or more full academic credits. (See Entrance Eligibility General (a)).
(b) Offers are conditional upon full-time registration in a degree or diploma program at Lakehead University.
(c) Most scholarships/awards require that students be registered full-time at Lakehead University in both the present and previous academic year. Exceptions: Transfer Scholarship/Bursary and the Lakehead University International Student Award.
(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 In-course scholarships, Lakehead University Entrance Awards of Academic Excellence, 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 for any Lakehead University Spring/Summer courses taken following the academic year.
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 Financial Aid Office 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. Please note that Engineering Transition courses are not included in the calculation of an overall average. NOTE: Students cannot add a Spring/Summer course to the September/April reduced 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 to program and or year level to 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 achieved an 80% average on four full-course equivalents over the academic year September to April. 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 academic year, September to April 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: see Academic Year.
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) Lakehead University In-Course Scholarships:
To receive Lakehead University funded In-Course 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 (Check the Lakehead University Calendar) between September and April. Students who take less than 100% course load but 80% or more of their course load will receive a pro-rated value.
NOTE: Lakehead University In-Course Scholarship may be held for a maximum of four years or until first degree is obtained, whichever occurs first.
NOTE: The value of renewable entrance scholarships such as Lakehead University Entrance Awards of Academic Excellence in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th year, will be included in the award values of the Lakehead University In-Course Scholarships, not in addition to.
NOTE: see Academic Year.
NOTE: see Spring/Summer.
(g) Students are eligible to receive renewable scholarships if they participate in the Lakehead University Exchange Program. Students are advised to contact the Scholarships/Awards Officer in the Financial Aid Office, prior to the commencement of studies abroad.
(h) 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. Scholarship/award values may be prorated. See Items: Academic Excellence and In-Course.
(a) STUDENTS HAVE THE OPTION OF PAYING TUITION FEES IN FULL OR IN TWO INSTALLMENTS (1st Installment of Tuition Fees is due by 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 16th, less half the value of the scholarship/award entitlement and/or the full value of the bursary entitlement and in January 2007, pay the second tuition fee installment due by January 2, 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 1st will have the full value of any scholarships, awards or bursaries rescinded. Recipients who withdraw or drop to part-time status after November 1st, 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 Financial Aid Office of a change in their registration status, preferably before a change is actually made in order to assess the financial implications.

APPEALS
The 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.


DEFERRALS

Students who were offered an in-course and/or renewable scholarship (AFTER FIRST YEAR) at Lakehead University may be allowed a one year deferral from the notification date of the scholarship.
(a) Students taking courses on a Letter of Permission from Lakehead University in the deferral year must achieve an overall 80% average.
(b) Students who were offered an in-course and/or renewable scholarship and who are returning as a part-time student may have their scholarship deferred for that year provided they maintain first-class standing in the part-time course(s).
Students who wish to defer their scholarship must contact the Undergraduate Scholarships/Awards Officer.

 

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. In order that scholarships and awards may be equitably distributed the Committee also 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 values may change from year to year.
(c) Department, Faculty and School Scholarships/Awards Committees will make recommendations to the Senate Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries Committee.
(d) Scholarships/awards/bursaries based on donations from outside sources cannot be guaranteed by the University.
(e) Awards and awarding procedures are governed by OUA and CIS regulations for varsity athletes.

 

Attention Native Students:

Native Entrance and In-course Scholarships/Awards - see Native Student Awards page 366
Bursaries for Native Students - see Native Student Awards page 367

 

Transfer and Mature Students

Students with Canadian citizenship or who have Permanent Resident status entering Lakehead University from a community college, another university or entering as a mature/adult student with no previous post-secondary education should also refer to the following on the Lakehead University Financial Aid website: http://financialaid.lakeheadu.ca/

Lakehead University Mature Student Bursary
Number awarded varies.
$1,000 (TUBUI)
Awarded to undergraduate Mature (no previous post-secondary) students on the basis of financial need. Eligibility requirements: financial need; Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status and full-time enrolment. Application is available via the Financial Aid website.
Deadline: July 7, 2006.

Lakehead University Transfer Scholarships
Value varies from $500 to $1,000 (LUTSI)
Open to transfer students who register in full-time undergraduate studies at Lakehead University in a diploma or first degree program. Eligibility requirements: Awarded on the basis of full-time academic performance in most recent year of post-secondary studies. Studies must have been undertaken in an academic program at an accredited Community College or University; Students need not have completed a diploma program but must not have completed a first degree; Canadian citizens or permanent resident status. Scholarship values depend on the quality and number of eligible students in a given year. Application available via the Financial Aid website.
Application deadline June 24 and September 23, 2006.

Lakehead University Transfer Student Bursary
Number awarded varies.
$1,000 (TUBUI)
Awarded to undergraduate Transfer students on the basis of financial need. Eligibility requirements: financial need; Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status and full-time enrolment. Application is available via the Financial Aid website.
Deadline: July 7, 2006

 

Scholarships/Awards for Full-time In-Course Students

Open to Students in All Faculties

Open to Students By
Faculty And Discipline

Faculty of Business Administration
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment
Faculty of Professional Schools
Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
 

 


See also:

Undergraduate Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries
Entrance Scholarships/Awards
Native Student Awards
Nomination Awards
Bursaries
Undergraduate Awards awarded off campus
Other Sources of Financial Assistance
includes: Ontario Student Assistance Program

Part-time Student Assistance

Graduate Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries

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2006-2007 Calendar version