Entrance academic scholarships

Auto-apply scholarships

All full-time MBET students will automatically be considered for the following scholarship upon acceptance into the MBET program. There is no further application process. Students are nominated for these scholarships by the MBET Admission Committee based on merit and specific criteria that the donors have requested. Scholarships are not needs-based.

Full-time MBET applicants must complete their applications by third admission round to be considered for entrance academic scholarships. 

Ross and Doris Dixon Scholarship
Amount Two scholarships of $6,000 each
Description The Ross and Doris Dixon Scholarship, valued at $6,000, will be awarded annually to one MBET student. Selection will be made by the Admission Committee based on academic accomplishments and entrepreneurial attributes.
Wesley M. Nicol MBET Scholarship
Amount $10,000
Description The Wesley M. Nicol Scholarship value is a minimum of $10,000 ($5,000 from the donation plus a $5,000 match from the Faculty of Engineering) and will be awarded annually to one MBET student or divided evenly between two MBET students. Selection will be made by the MBET Admissions Committee, based on scholastic excellence and demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship.
WJ Beynon Memorial Scholarship
Amount $10,000
Description A scholarship valued at up to $10,000 is awarded annually to one MBET student on the basis of academic achievement. Preference will be given to candidates from Lambton County.
GMAC ® MBET Scholarship
Amount Two scholarships of $5,000 each
Description

These scholarships will be awarded to students registered full-time in the first term of the MBET program in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Selection will be made by a selection committee in the Conrad School. Selection will be based on academic excellence (minimum 80% cumulative average) and demonstrated interest or experience in entrepreneurship as revealed in the student's application for admission to the program. This scholarship has been made possible through the generous support of the Graduate Management Admission Council ®.

Greg Kiessling MBET Scholarship
Amount $5,000
Description The scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding student entering the MBET program. The recipient will be selected by the MBET Admissions Committee based on previous academic accomplishments and the ability to demonstrate, during an interview process, the entre(intra)preneurial attributes required to successfully complete the program.

Application required scholarships - mini-business plan

Full-time MBET students are also invited to apply for the following scholarships through the submission of a mini business plan. Please review the Mini Business Plan Template (.doc) ​​​​ for guidance. Completed mini business plans should be e-mailed to the Graduate Admission Representative by May 1, 2021

The submissions will be reviewed by Conrad faculty members.

Conrad Family Scholarships
Amount Scholarships valued between $5,000 and $20,000
Description

Several scholarships valued between $5,000 and $20,000 may be provided annually to graduate students registered full time in the MBET program. Applicants will be selected by a departmental committee on the basis of their entrepreneurial orientation, quality of their business plan, and record of academic achievement. Our current practice is to award two $10,000 scholarships annually.

These scholarships are made possible by a donation from the Conrad family. 

The Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Scholarship
Amount Two scholarships of $10,000 each
Description

These scholarships will be awarded to students based on the submission of a mini business plan. The plan will be reviewed by Conrad faculty members. The successful candidates will each receive a $10,000 scholarship.


Progress award

Howard Armitage Graduate Community Leadership Award
Amount $1,200
Description

Awards valued at $1,200 will be awarded annually to full-time graduate students enrolled in the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program in the Faculty of Engineering on the basis of demonstrated energy, inclusivity, and interest in supporting fellow students with their academic and business endeavours, while also exhibiting an entrepreneurial passion in pursuit of their own projects. Support of undergraduate Conrad students through demonstrated leadership and mentorship opportunities, as well as a contribution to the broader university and local business community is an asset. This fund is made possible by a donation from family, friends and colleagues in honour of Howard Armitage, the founding director of the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business.