Awards and Scholarships

Spring Engineering Awards & Scholarships 2022

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.

To apply for the Spring 2022 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 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 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.

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.