Awards and Scholarships

Fall Engineering Awards & Scholarships 2021

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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 Fall 2021 Faculty of Engineering Scholarships, please log onto the following URL and sign in using your Western 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

To apply click here: AwardSpring

Application Dates: September 8 - September 30, 2021

Please note: Values of Awards are estimates and are subject to change. Some advertised awards may not be offered in 2021-2022.

Please submit any documentation in PDF format using the following naming process: 

Lastname_first name_ award

Last name_bio

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

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

Students must have a minimum of 70% year weighted average in the previous year (unless stated otherwise in the award description) to be eligible for NEED-BASED AWARDS. Students must also complete the Financial Assistance Profile via Student Center to apply for need-based awards. Students must have a minimum of 80% year weighted average in the previous year (unless stated otherwise in the award description) to be eligible for MERIT AWARDS.

PLEASE NOTE: Academic year refers to what year you are in this current year.

List of Western Engineering's Fall Awards

  • 125th Anniversary Alumni Award in Engineering
  • 3M Canada Company Award in Engineering Science
  • Alpine Civil Engineering Extracurricular Achievement Award
  • Andrea Bailey Memorial Award
  • Andrew N. Hrymak International Scholarship in Engineering
  • Anna Toner Award for Academic Resiliency & Determination
  • Arthur S. Coveart Engineering Award
  • ASHRAE Award - Year Three Mechanical and Materials Engineering
  • Bluewater Power Distribution Corp Scholarship
  • Boris J. Jackman Award in Chemical Engineering
  • Canadian Centennial '67 Class Award
  • Caterina Ligori Engineering Award
  • Charles Yip Memorial 125th Anniversary Alumni Award
  • Chorley & Bisset Ltd. Consulting Engineers Engineering Award
  • Christian Lassonde Scholarship
  • Clement W. Bowman Award for Energy Innovation
  • Concentric Associates International Inc. Award
  • Craig O'Hagan Memorial Award
  • D.C. Buck Engineering Award
  • David Cefai Engineering Award
  • Doherty Engineering Inc. Award in Engineering
  • Emco Scholarship
  • Engineering BESc. Class of 1978
  • Frederick Weijerman Memorial Award
  • General Dynamics Engineering Award
  • Gonder Family Continuing Award
  • Gordon F. Chess Award
  • Hastings & Aziz Consulting Structural Engineers Award in Civil Engineering
  • Hydro One Undergraduate Awards
  • Ian Duerden Memorial Award
  • Igor Lukac Engineering Award
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Inc. I.E.E.E. Award
  • Ivey Foundation Continuing Awards in Environmental Engineering
  • James E. Zajic Memorial Scholarship
  • Jean Ann Maynard Scholarship in Electrical Power Engineering
  • Joan and Geno Francolini Award in Engineering
  • Jock Tindale Memorial Award
  • John Deere Foundation Award
  • Kenneth K.H. Wan Civil Engineering Continuing Scholarship
  • Konrad and Ruth Plumpe Scholarship in Engineering
  • Konrad Group Digital Innovation Scholarship
  • Konrad Group Women in Technology Scholarship
  • Stuart Lauchland Scholarship
  • Lesley Mounteer Award in Student Leadership
  • Lieutenant Colonel David A. Quick, CD, P.Eng Award
  • Lincoln Environmental Consulting Scholarship for Women in Engineering
  • Lloyd W. Bracewell - Bracewell Engineering Inc. Award
  • London and District Construction Association Award
  • London District Sewer & Watermain Construction Award
  • Lynda Diane Shaw Memorial Award
  • MacKay-Lassonde Award in Computer Engineering
  • Marvin DeVries Award for Engineering Students
  • Michael Baldinelli Memorial Award in Engineering
  • Milos & Kveta Novak Engineering Entrance Scholarship
  • Nick Aroutzidis & Family Award
  • Ontario Power Generation Award Program
  • Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education Scholarship
  • Phillip Nakahara MacLachlan Memorial Award
  • RBC Scholarship in Software Engineering
  • Robert & Linda Adams Scholarship in Engineering
  • Ronald R. Mayo Award in Engineering
  • Shamrock Foundation Award in Engineering
  • Steinmetz-Woonton Scholarship
  • The Parents Fund Award in the Faculty of Engineering
  • The Teoh Family ‘3259’ Award
  • Tim, Jane and Brian Kwan Award in Engineering
  • Tom Ng Engineering Award
  • VanBoxmeer & Stranges Engineering Ltd. Award
  • Vander Laan Undergraduate Scholarship in Engineering
  • Vladimir Stritesky Engineering Award
  • Walker Wood Foundation Continuing Scholarship in Engineering
  • Wellington Financial LP Award in Technology Evaluation and Analysis
  • Westeinde Family Continuing Award in Environmental Engineering
  • Western Engineering Diversity Ambassador Scholarship
  • William Hubert (Hugh) Peacock Award
  • Worley Engineering Award

 

Scholarships requiring University Nomination

James Ham Safe Design Awards

Deadlines

2021 SAFE DESIGN AWARDS CONTEST FOR ENGINEERING, COLLEGE STUDENTS IS CANCELLED

As a result of the Covid pandemic and the lack of in person classes within Canadian post secondary schools, the 2021 Minerva James Ham Safe Design competition has been cancelled. A notice will be sent to schools if there is a change in these plans.

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

Direct Application Scholarships

Hydro One Women in Engineering Scholarship

Deadline: October 1, 2021

Applications are currently open for the Hydro One Women in Engineering Scholarship which includes a $5000 scholarship and paid work term. Preference will be given to electrical engineering students in second year, but other areas of specialization are also encouraged to apply.

Learn more at: https://www.hydroone.com/careers/one-awards. Additionally, if you have any questions please email Kelsey Lavigne, Diversity, Inclusion and Community Programs Coordinator, Kelsey.lavigne@uwo.ca

J.D. Hole Global Opportunities Travel Award

Deadline: November 15, 2021

2021 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

*Applications for this scholarship are currently closed and will open again in the fall.*

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