Donors and sponsors

Donors and sponsors help support our students in achieving their academic and career goals in the areas of computer science and finance. Be part of the reason why our students find success in their studies in Computing and Financial Management.

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They're worth the investment

Our students are high achievers with bright futures in the areas of computer science and finance. Help them realize their academic dreams. 

Ways to give

Scholarships and awards

Support our future or current students with financial aid through a scholarship to further their education. The awards will be based on criteria that mirrors your goals and core values.  As a major part of the funding, scholarships may incorporate conditions for co-op or career development. 

A financial award is more than money to a university student. It can help relieve financial burden, empower and motivate, and provide growth opportunities. Your support will help to create our future leaders.

> Starting at $1,000 per term or year.


Finance events and projects throughout the year to engage with our alumni and current students to build professional relationships.

Your sponsorship can be committed towards a range of opportunities.

  • An alumni networking event in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada or other parts of the world.
  • A student hackathon to present real-world problems.
  • A speaker series discussing recent trends in the financial technology industry and/or highlighting your company's operations.

Benefits of giving

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There are many reasons to give to the Computing and Financial Management program.

  • Financially support students who struggle to finance their education. (CFM students pay a higher tuition fee compared to some programs on campus for their access to quality teaching, labs, specialized classes, and professional accredited courses.)
  • Increase the awareness of your position or company with our co-op students and future graduates. 
  • Give back to the CFM program and help the development of our future professionals. 
  • Exclusively network with our students or future graduates to learn about their interests and career outcomes. 
  • Directly connect with CFM alumni at planned functions or events. 
  • Use your contributions to recruit students for co-op as a requirement of their scholarship opportunity.

Scholarships for CFM students

We are thankful for our current scholarship offerings to future and current students to help fund their studies. We appreciate the support of our donors to make it possible for our students to achieve their academic and professional goals.

Future students

Computing and Financial Management Entrance Scholarship

Value: $3,000 to $4,000 for one year.

Award description: Based on academic performance and Admission Information Form. For future students that accept their Offer of Admissions to the Computing and Financial Management program by the date specified on their offer. Open to all applicants. Learn more.

President's Scholarships

Value: $1,000 to $2,000

Award description: No separation application is required. Based on grades available in early May. For students that accept their Offer of Admission by the date specified on their offer. Open to all applicants for undergraduate studies. Learn more.

Current students

Jim Colvin Scholarship in Computing and Financial Management

Value: $1,200

Award description: A scholarship, valued up to $1,200, will be awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Three or Four of the Computing and Financial Management program. Selection is based on strong academic achievement (minimum overall average of 80%), and leadership abilities as demonstrated through involvement in extra-curricular activities. Interested students must apply by February 1. This fund is made possible by a donation from Jim Colvin, BMath ’84 (Computer Science). Learn more.

I was honored to receive the Jim Colvin Scholarship in Computing and Financial Management, in recognition of my exceptional academic record and active student leadership. The generosity of donors such as Mr. Colvin has enabled students like myself to pursue the highest standards of excellence without financial impediments. I am grateful to the benefactors who have been committed to investing in the next generation of disruptive innovators at the University of Waterloo

JIMMY, 2015 CFM Student   

Interested in becoming a donor or sponsor?

Contact the CFM Program Manager for more information.