Awards and Scholarships

Linamar Scholarship for Women in Engineering and Business

Awarded annually to a female student entering HBA 1 with the intention of completing the dual degree program in Engineering and Ivey (BESc/HBA) based on academic achievement and a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in engineering and business. Students will be required to complete an application form in accordance with the deadline announced annually by Engineering (approx. mid-February). A limited number of applicants will be chosen to participate in an interview in April. Final decisions regarding selected recipients will be mailed with HBA offers of admission to the program in June. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or eligible to work in Canada. This scholarship will continue for the second and third years of the dual degree program provided the recipient is accepted into the dual degree program in Engineering and Business. Applications will be reviewed by representatives from the Ivey Business School and Faculty of Engineering to select candidates for an interview. A Selection Committee made up of representatives from the Ivey Business School and Faculty of Engineering, together with a representative of Linamar Corporation, will short list applicants and interview potential recipients. All recipients will have an opportunity to participate in a summer co-op with Linamar Corporation following years 3 and 4. An offer of full-time employment at Linamar Corporation may also be extended pending successful completion of the program and co-op terms. A recipient is not obligated to participate in the summer co-op or accept employment at Linamar Corporation following graduation to retain the scholarship. If a recipient fails to complete the summer co-op for any reason, the recipient will still retain the scholarship provided that the conditions of the scholarship are met.

Application Deadline: February 17, 2020

Value: up to 10 selected annually each continuing for three years (Value will be one half of tuition in each year*)

Effective Date: 2018-2019 to 2031-2032 academic years *It is understood that the value of one half of tuition will vary by year of study within the program and overall tuition will likely increase over time. This scholarship was created through a generous gift from the Hasenfratz and Newton Families and Linamar Corporation to promote and encourage women to pursue the dual degree program in Engineering and Ivey (BESc/HBA).

RBC Scholarship in Software Engineering

Awarded annually to students in year three of the Software Engineering program within Western Engineering or students in a concurrent BESc/HBA degree that includes Software Engineering based on academic achievement and an interest in pursuing a career in big data, technology, or software engineering. Students will be required to complete an application form in accordance with the deadline announced annually by Engineering during the Fall Awards cycle. A limited number of applicants will be chosen to participate in an interview. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or eligible to work in Canada. This scholarship will continue for an additional year provided the recipient is in Software Engineering or a concurrent BESc/HBA degree that includes Software Engineering and maintains an 80% average with a full course load. If a recipient selected does not qualify to maintain the scholarship, a replacement recipient from the applicable cohort will be selected. A selection committee made up of representatives from the Faculty of Engineering will short list applicants for the scholarship. Short listed candidates will be interviewed by representatives of the Sponsor, a member of Undergraduate Services, Chair of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and the Director of the Software Engineering Program, or designate. Final selection of recipients will be made by the Faculty of Engineering. Recipients will have an opportunity to interview for a work term or internship with the Sponsor in a technology position. Students are not guaranteed a work term or internship with the Sponsor. An offer of full-time employment with the Sponsor may also be extended pending successful completion of the program and work term. A recipient is not obligated to participate in the work term or accept employment with the Sponsor following graduation to receive or retain the scholarship. This scholarship was established by the Sponsor to promote and encourage students in STEM to pursue technology careers in banking.

Application Date: Next application process will start September 2021.

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

Effective: 2020-2021 to 2023-2024 (final cohort of new recipients will be selected in 2022-2023).

2020 Fall Awards

2020 Fall Awards

Each year, Western Engineering celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of its students through the Fall Awards program.

Thanks to the generous support of alumni, foundations, corporate sponsors and donors, Western Engineering granted over 100 awards this year valued at over $250,000 from over 1,700 applications. Student awards are based on academic achievement, financial need and demonstrated leadership and accomplishment.

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Scholarships requiring University Nomination

James Ham Safe Design Awards

Deadlines

2020 SAFE DESIGN AWARDS CONTEST for Engineering, College Students

Undergraduate and Graduate students, enrolled at either a Canadian University/College Engineering, College Technology or OHS program and wishing to enter the 2020 Minerva Safe Design contest, will need to advise Minerva Canada with an email at minerva@safetymanagementeducation.com – dates will be posted at a later date. The Entry Form and details used for the 2019 competition are shown below.

How to Apply

What you need to know is here:

pdf_icon Minerva Canada’s James Ham Safety Awards
pdf_icon 2019 Entry Form — Minerva Canada Safe Design Contest
pdf_icon 2019 Rules, Regulations — Minerva James Ham Safe Design Awards Contest

 

Further information can be found here - https://safetymanagementeducation.com/james-ham-safe-design-awards/

Direct Application Scholarships

J.D. Hole Global Opportunities Travel Award

Deadline: November 15, 2020

2020 TRAVEL AWARD CONTEST for Civil Engineering, International Development

Awarded annually to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering with preference given to students registered in the Civil Engineering and International Development program, who are participating in a Western University international experience or study abroad program outside of Canada, for which academic credit or approval from their department or faculty will be obtained.

This includes academic exchange programs; approved study abroad programs; curriculum based international field courses/research, international community service learning; volunteer opportunities and internships led by Western University. To qualify for these awards, the experience must meet at least one of the following criteria: - Be organized by Western University staff, faculty or department - Be eligible for academic credit - Form a required component of the student's degree program.

Value: 5 at $2,000

Location: Western International Web site

Competitions

The James Dyson Award

 The James Dyson Award is an international design engineering competition which rewards socially conscious, innovative students and recent graduates for developing meaningful solutions to real world problems. The brief: design something that solves a problem. 

 

The best invention internationally is selected by Sir James Dyson and is awarded $50,000 prize money. Two international runners up receive $8,200 each and $3,200 is given to national Canadian winner.

But it’s not just about the cash prize. Through extensive media exposure many of our previous winners including Petit Pli, expandable clothing for children to reduce fashion waste, Mimica, a bio-reactive food label to reduce food waste, and MANTA, a wave energy converter, have secured opportunities to turn their ambitious inventions into commercial products.

You may have seen 2018 international winner O-Wind Turbine on CBC, the BBC, Tomorrow’s World, The Guardian, Business Insider and Fast Company.

For more information and to enter, visit: www.jamesdysonaward.org and watch our launch video here. 

 

The Women in Nuclear Canada Scholarship

Deadline: Friday, August 28, 2020.

The scholarship information can be found here: https://canada.womeninnuclear.org/news/20200326_367

Winners will receive $3,000 towards their education and complimentary registration to the Women in Nuclear Global Conference.

Applications are submitted through this online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBu58sky2LWIVi5swm6VCaVNepqlA-h3CYujeaKi53qHhaxw/viewform

 

Entrance Award Scholarships

Western University/FIRST Engineering Scholarship 

The Western University/FIRST Engineering Scholarship is awarded annually to a student entering full-time undergraduate studies in the Faculty of Engineering who has participated in the FIRST Robotics Competition Team (FRC) in high school.

This award is available to students in their final year of high school, who have been active on a FIRST Robotics Competition team (FRC) who are applying to Engineering at Western University. Applicants do not need to be Canadian citizens.

The scholarship will be awarded through the regular admissions process to the Faculty of Engineering at Western University.  The candidate must meet the admissions requirements to Engineering at Western and must submit a one page statement to the Faculty of Engineering by April 30 outlining their participation and role on a FIRST Robotics team including how the experience was formative in inspiring them to pursue an engineering education.   A reference letter from a teacher or another adult involved with the FIRST team may accompany the application.

Representatives involved with the Robotics Engineering competition in the Faculty of Engineering will select the recipient. This award is supported through the Faculty of Engineering.

Further information can be found here: firstinspires.org/scholarships

Value: 1 at $3,000 - click here for separate application form