Admission Scholarship Program

Western's Admission Scholarships are unlimited and automatically awarded upon admission to Western.  No application is required to be considered for these scholarships:

  • Continuing Admissions Scholarship - 95%+ average - $10,000 ($2,500/yr for 4 years)
  • Western Scholarship of Excellence - 90 - 94.9% - $2,000 1 year
  • Western Scholarship of Distinction - 88 - 89.9% - $1,000 1 year

Complete details can be found on the Office of Registrar's Admission Scholarship Program page.

Other Entrance Scholarships and Awards:

Entrance Scholarships & Awards for Domestic Students: In addition to the unlimited Western Admissions Scholarships listed above, there are also faculty specific entrance scholarships and awards with varying values and criteria established by the University, alumni, private donors and corporations who wish to recognize the achievements of Western students.  These entrance awards are offered to domestic students and have been combined with the Admission Scholarship Program.  They are automatically awarded to students beginning full-time first year studies at Western's main campus.  If a student qualifies for one of these awards, they will be notified in the fall term.  The award will be in addition to or replace the student's existing Western Admission Scholarship, and be of either equal or greater value.

Entrance Scholarships for International Students: As is the case for domestic students, Western offers a group of entrance scholarships available only to international students who are beginning full-time, first year studies at Western's main campus.  In order to be considered for our pool of entrance scholarships for international students, a complete admission application submitted through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC), and all supporting documentation must be received by Western by March 15.  Recipient selection for these international student entrance scholarships will be made from the eligible candidates who have completed the admission application process by the March 15 deadline, so that scholarship recipients can be notified prior to arriving at Western.  Please be aware that these international student entrance scholarships can be awarded in combination with a Western Admission Scholarship or may replace a Western Admission Scholarship.

Complete details can be found on the Office of Registrar's Admission Scholarship Program page.

The Faculty of Engineering has a wide range of admission scholarships. These scholarships are given to students entering first-year, full-time studies directly from high school based on specific criteria including academic excellence. Applications are not required unless otherwise stated in the scholarship/award terms on the Office of the Registrar's website.  To review the full terms, including eligibility criteria, and application information (if applicable) for a specific scholarship or award, please refer to the online award search available through the Office of the Registrar's website.

Faculty of Engineering Entrance Scholarships (Note:  Scholarship offerings are subject to change):

  • A.I. Johnson Entrance Scholarships - two at $1,200 each
  • Alexander Charles Spencer Admission Scholarships - eight at $1,500 each
  • General Motors of Canada Limited Scholarships of Distinction in Engineering - one at $1,000 continuing for four years
  • General Motors of Canada Limited Scholarship of Excellence in Engineering - one at $2,000 continuing for four years
  • George E. Humphries Engineering Science Bursary - one at $1,600
  • James Emerson Miles Admission Scholarship - one at $5,000
  • Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education Entrance Scholarship - two at $1,000 each
  • Ross and Jean Clark Continuing Scholarships  - one at $800 continuing for four years
  • TD Scholarships in Engineering - two at $1,000 continuing for four years
  • Walker Wood Foundation Continuing Scholarship in Engineering - one at $5,000 continuing for four years
  • Western University/FIRST Robotics Engineering Scholarship - one at $3,000 (click here for separate application form). Learn more at

National Scholarship Program: 

National Scholarships are designed to recognize all-round excellence.  They are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic performance to candidates who demonstrate ability for creative and innovative thought and a passion for the pursuit of learning.  National Scholarships also recognize exceptional achievement in extracurricular activities such as the arts and athletics.  A special emphasis is placed on a candidate's commitment to community services through ongoing contributions to school and community life.  Please note that an application is required for consideration for this scholarship program. Click here for more details and to access the online application.

E.V. Buchanan Faculty of Engineering Entrance Scholarship - one at $30,000

If you wish to review a comprehensive list of scholarships and awards available specifically for students in the Faculty of Engineering, including awards available in your upper years of study, please refer to the online award search here.  You will then be able to perform a Faculty search by clicking on the "Search" tab.  Alternatively, you can refer to the Undergraduate Services Office for details on over 60 scholarships available to upper year students.

The University reserves the right to modify or cancel scholarship offerings.