Awards and Scholarships

2021 Graduating Awards

Western Engineering students are considered for awards and scholarships after each academic year. While some awards and scholarships are based on academic achievement, others have additional criteria. To apply for the Graduating/Spring 2021 Faculty of Engineering Scholarships, please log onto our scholarship management system, AwardSpring, and sign in using your Western University student ID and password - the system will automatically put you forward for any award that you are eligible for. Should you have any problem logging into the software please send an email to weawards@uwo.ca with your name and student number.

No applications will be accepted after the deadline and they must be submitted on-line. The following document is a brief outline of the application process - Undergraduate/Applicant_Guide.pdf

Please note: Values of Awards are estimates and are subject to change. Some advertised awards may not be offered.

Please submit any documentation in PDF format using the following naming process: LastName_FirstName_DINSDALE_DOC1.PDF, LastName_FirstName_MARGARITIS_DOC1.PDF etc. Please note that it should be no longer than one page.

You can use the same Bio document for each award you are eligible to apply for but the first document is award specific.

Application Deadline: May 10, 2021

*Please do not send any documentation to the engugrad email address as it will not be accepted.

Please check the Registrar’s office for non-engineering specific awards – you can find them listed here.

The following is the criteria for all the awards open for this period – please ensure you read them fully to ensure you meet the criteria listed before sending any questions.

Doreen M. Dinsdale Memorial Award

Awarded to a female student graduating in one of the undergraduate programs in Engineering Science. The student must have demonstrated leadership ability and have been involved in extra-curricular activities in the university or the community. The candidate must have maintained an aggregate average of at least 70% in the final two years of the undergraduate program.

  • Please attach a statement of interest demonstrating your leadership ability and involvement in extra-curricular activities in the university or the community.
  • Please attach a short bio, 1 - 2 paragraphs detailing engineering achievements and career objectives

Value: 1 at $1,500

Dr. Argyrios Margaritis Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually to an undergraduate student graduating from the Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, with a minimum 80% average, who has applied for a graduate Chemical & Biochemical engineering program at Western. Awarded annually to an undergraduate student graduating from the Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, with a minimum 80% average, who has applied for a graduate Chemical & Biochemical engineering program at Western.

  • Please attach a one page document what will be your area of research interest?
  • Please attach a short bio, 1 - 2 paragraphs detailing engineering achievements and career objectives

The recipient will be selected by the Undergraduate Scholarship and Awards committee in the Faculty of Engineering. This scholarship was made possible by the family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Argyrios Margaritis, (PhD. P.Eng., FCIC, Order Hon. PEO, FEC, and FCAE).

Value: 1 at $1,800

Dr. Argyrios “Gerry” Margaritis was born and raised in Greece. As a teenager, he immigrated to Canada to pursue his dreams. He attended the University of Waterloo and in 1966 received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He received his Master of Science in Chemical Engineering in 1968 and his PhD in Biochemical Engineering in 1975, both from the University of California at Berkeley. He began his career as a Chemical and Biochemical Engineer at The University of Western Ontario, where he spent over forty years immersed in what he loved the most – teaching and research. He had a wide range of interests and areas of focus in his research, including biopolymer nanoparticles for drug delivery, biomedical engineering, bioenvironmental engineering, biofuels (ethanol, butanol and hydrogen gas), and fermentation. As a Professor, Argyrios was respected by his students as a caring mentor and a dedicated researcher. Dr. Margaritis died in 2019.

London Chapter, Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Ontario Award

Awarded to a student who is graduating from the Civil Engineering program with a minimum average of 70% who demonstrates outstanding achievement, leadership and participation in extra-curricular activities specifically related to the engineering profession.

  • Please submit an essay (max. 500 words) that demonstrates your outstanding achievement, leadership and participation in extra-curricular activities specifically related to the engineering profession.
  • Please attach a short bio, 1 - 2 paragraphs detailing engineering achievements and career objectives

Value: $1,000 plus medallion

Dr. E. V. Buchanan

Awarded annually to a deserving undergraduate student who is graduating from any Engineering> program and has made a significant contribution to the social and cultural life of the faculty coupled with academic achievement.

  • Please attach a statement of interest detailing your contribution to the social and cultural life of the faculty
  • Please attach a short bio, 1 - 2 paragraphs detailing engineering achievements and career objectives

Named in honor of a distinguished London engineer and past President of the A.P.E.O.

Value: 1 at $1,800

Wardens of Camp 11 Engineering Award

Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student who is graduating from any Engineering program and demonstrates the spirit and ideals of Western Engineering, has contributed to the faculty and the student body as a leader/mentor and intends on practicing engineering.

  • Please submit a one-page essay describing how you demonstrate the spirit and ideals of Western Engineering, have contributed to the faculty and the student body as a leader/mentor and your career objectives
  • Please attach a short bio, 1 - 2 paragraphs detailing engineering achievements and career objectives

This award was established by the Wardens of Camp 11.

Value: 1 at $1,000

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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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 3 of the Software Engineering program within Western Engineering
or students in year 4 of 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 (approx. September 30). 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 RBC to promote and encourage
students in STEM to pursue technology careers in banking.

Value: 5 at $12,500 each, continuing for two years, for a total of $25,000 per recipient
Effective: 2020-2021 to 2021-2022 academic years

Value: 7 at $12,500 each, continuing for two years, for a total of $25,000 per recipient
Effective Date: 2021-2022 to 2022-2023 academic years

Value: 8 at $12,500 each, continuing for two years, for a total of $25,000 per recipient
Effective Date: 2022-2023 to 2023-2024 academic years (final cohort of new recipients will be chosen in
2022-2023)

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

The Engineers Canada Leadership Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2021

The Engineers Canada Leadership Scholarship consists of eight scholarships of $4,000 each annually to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students in CEAB-accredited engineering programs.

These scholarships are awarded to undergraduate engineering students returning in the fall who have completed one year of engineering studies and who demonstrate potential to be leaders in advancing engineering in Canada.

Eligibility

Recipients must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
  • At the scholarship deadline, be enrolled full-time and in good standing with a CEAB-accredited undergraduate engineering program
  • As of August 31, 2021, have completed one year of undergraduate engineering studies at an CEAB-accredited program
  • Be registered for a minimum of two full-time semesters for the upcoming academic year (i.e. between September 2021 and August 2022) at an CEAB-accredited program
  • Have not previously received this award.
For more information on the allocation, selection criteria and how to apply, please visit CEAB's link: https://engineerscanada.ca/awards-and-honours/scholarships/the-engineers-canada-leadership-scholarship

The C.D. Howe Scholarship Endowment Fund National Engineering Scholarship/ Les fonds de dotation des bourses d'études C.D. Howe

Please check The C.D. Howe Scholarship Endowment Fund National Engineering Scholarship 2021 Program Guidelines.

Nomination Form Deadline: May 14, 2021
External Application Deadline: June 2, 2021

Up to two scholarships will be available at the bachelor level.
These scholarships are valued at $7,500 CAD per year, available for up to three consecutive years or until a first degree is obtained.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Be entering the second year of a first bachelor of engineering degree program in September 2021
  • Have completed the first year program in a Canadian faculty of engineering and intend to continue their studies in engineering*
  • Be nominated by an eligible institution; each institution may nominate 2 candidates
  • Have attained a first class standing as defined by the nominating institution

*CO-OP: Full-time engineering students in co-operative programs with a work term in the second term of the first year may apply before the start of their fourth study term.


Please submit the nomination form no later than 14th May as the deadline for the external application is June 2nd.

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