Awards and Scholarships

Engineering Need-Based & Merit Based Awards & Scholarships 2020-2021

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 2020 Faculty of Engineering Scholarships, please log onto the following URL 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 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

Application Dates: September 8th – September 30th

Please upload all your documents in PDF and name them in the following format:

Lastname_first name_ award

Last name_bio

*Please note: Values of Awards are estimates and are subject to change. Some advertised awards may not be offered in 2020/2021.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lieutenant Colonel David A. Quick, CD, P.Eng Award
  • 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
  • NA Engineering Associates Inc.
  • Ontario Power Generation Award Program
  • Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education Scholarship
  • Phillip Nakahara MacLachlan Memorial Award
  • 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
  • Tim, Jane and Brian Kwan Award in Engineering
  • Tom Ng Engineering Award
  • Vander Laan Undergraduate Scholarship in Engineering
  • Vladimir Stritesky Engineering Award
  • 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 Corporate Award

Scholarships requiring University Nomination

James Ham Safe Design Awards


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 – 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 -

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 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: and watch our launch video here. 


The Women in Nuclear Canada Scholarship

Deadline: Friday, August 28, 2020.

The scholarship information can be found here:

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:


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:

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