An award, valued at up to $5,000, is available annually for a mature undergraduate student admitted to or already enrolled in full-time degree studies, in any year and program, with little or no previous university-level education, who has returned to school after spending five or more years in the workforce and/or has been away from full-time education for five or more years. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Selection will be based on academic achievement (minimum 70% overall average or admission average) and the candidate’s ability to demonstrate their ambition to pursue advanced education in order to achieve goals and successes in life. Interested students are to provide a short essay wherein they describe their employment career to date, explain what has driven them to return to school, and how the program at Waterloo will lead to their chosen career path and future aspirations. This fund is made possible by a donation from the estate of Trevor Edwards, who pursued a university degree later in life, and became an influential architect within the public sector.
Note: Previous recipients of this award are not eligible.
Application deadline: April 15.
Contact Jessica Bruni if you have questions about specific award requirements, completing the form, or award decisions.