External Awards

There are a number of awards and scholarships available from outside the University of Waterloo. The Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) is an award which you can apply for through the department. Please contact the Program Undergraduate Advisor/Co-ordinator for more information.

University of Waterloo Awards

The Faculty of Engineering awards a $400.00 Upper-Year Scholarship (UYS) to the top student in each of the 2A to 4B classes. This award is based on performance in the previous term and is paid by the Dean of Engineering. Also available to Engineering students are Undergraduate Research Assistantships (URAs). These are valued at $600.00 per term for which the student is expected to work six hours a week with a Professor on a research topic. A list of projects and supervisors is available at the beginning of each term. These projects are financed by the Professor's research grant. For further information, you may inquire at the Dean of Engineering Office.

In addition to the UYSs and URAs, awards are given for the best work term report in each term.

Further information on scholarships and awards may be found in the Scholarships and Awards section of the Calendar, and from the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office (SAFA), NH-2001.

Specifically, from the SAFA site, you may view all scholarships open to:

Applying for Awards

For many of the awards documented on the SAFA site, if you do not apply, you cannot receive an award, so apply. 

Remember, for most SAFA awards, you must apply to be eligible for these awards. Some awards go un-awarded simply because no one applies for them.