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Funding and awards

Faculty of Mathematics scholarships

​As a current full-time honours student in any plan in the Faculty of Mathematics (excluding Software Engineering; Computing and Financial Management), you may be eligible for a variety of upper year Faculty of Mathematics and University of Waterloo scholarships after each complete full (10 units) year of study.

Every October the Faculty of Mathematics selects top students who have completed years one, two, and three for upper year scholarships. Scholarships range from $100 to $5,000.

There is no application. Students will be notified via email or letter in December. Many of these awards are honoured at the Faculty of Math Awards Banquet held in January.

Faculty of Mathematics Senate Scholarship (renewable)

Students who have completed one and two years of full-time study in an honours plan will be considered for a Faculty of Mathematics Senate Scholarship. Payment is $750 per term renewable after one year provided the recipient is registered in five courses per term and is maintaining an 80% average. There is no application. In the past, students needed to have at least a 90% average to receive a Faculty of Mathematics Senate Scholarship.

Other scholarships and bursaries on campus

The Student Awards and Financial Aid Office at the University of Waterloo can provide you with further information regarding the various scholarships and bursaries that are available.

Information for Presidents Scholarship of Distinction recipients

If you received a President’s Scholarship of Distinction in your 1A term and have completed 1B with a cumulative average of 80% or above, you are now eligible for part two of your scholarship.

You can apply for two awards: the President's Research Award and the President's International Experience Award. You are welcome to apply to either one of each or two of one kind.

Government assistance programs

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) can also provide help financing your university studies.

If you require assistance completing your OSAP application, please visit the Student Awards & Financial Aid Office located on the second floor of Needles Hall (519-888-4567, ext. 33583).


Faculty of Mathematics undergraduate scholarship contact: Carolyn Sedore, MC 6208, 519-888-4567, ext. 36894.

Faculty of Mathematics continuing entrance scholarship recipients are required to maintain an 80% cumulative average and take five courses each academic term to receive scholarship installments after first year. 

All scholarships and awards are credited to your Quest account to help pay fees. Please complete a Promissory Note by the required deadline.  If all fees are paid from other sources you will receive a refund. Please set up automatic bank deposit to a Canadian bank on your Quest account to receive your refund. Refunds are normally paid out at the end of the first month of each term.