Awards and Scholarships

Fall Engineering Needs-based & Merit-based Awards & Scholarships 2022-2023

Set yourself up for success and accelerate your learning experience!

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.

Application Dates: September 8th – September 30th, 2022

To apply for the Fall 2022 Faculty of Engineering Awards & 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 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

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. 

Academic year refers to what year you are in this current year.

Please note: Values of Awards are estimates and are subject to change. Some advertised awards may not be offered in 2022-2023.


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
  • Callidus Engineering Award
  • 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
  • Dean's Scholarship in Engineering Fund
  • Doherty Engineering Inc. Award in Engineering
  • Emco Scholarship
  • Enbridge Inc. Award
  • 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
  • Hazelview Engineering Award in Sustainability
  • 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
  • Western Engineering Student Community Legacy Award
  • William Hubert (Hugh) Peacock Award

Interview-Based Scholarships

Linamar Scholarships 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, 2023

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).

For additional details please visit:

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.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2022

Value: 7 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).

To apply click here: AwardSpring

Scholarships requiring University Nomination

James Ham Safe Design Awards



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 -

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: Additionally, if you have any questions please email Kelsey Lavigne, Diversity, Inclusion and Community Programs Coordinator,

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.


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:

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 2022 Program Guidelines.

Expression of Interest Deadline to Western Engineering: May 21, 2022
External Application Deadline: June 8, 2022

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 2022
  • 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 your expression of interest to no later than 21st of May as the deadline for the external application is June 8th.

Engineers Canada Scholarships 2022 | Programme de bourses d'études 2022

Engineers Canada accepting scholarship applications

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2022

Each year, Engineers Canada awards scholarships in three categories: undergraduate engineering students, engineers studying at the graduate level in engineering, and engineers studying at the graduate level in an area other than engineering. In total, Engineers Canada awards 14 scholarships totalling $92,000 to engineering students and professional engineers returning to university.

For more information visit:


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  

Undergraduate Summer Research

Undergraduate summer research provide opportunities for undergraduate student to obtain research experience during the summer months (May-August), and stimulates research interests in the natural sciences and engineering fields. They also motivate and encourage students to pursue graduate studies in these fields.

These summer research awards provide financial support for students to gain research experience by conducting research work at the university under the supervision of a faculty member.

Click here for more information.