Financial aid - fall term

The Fall 2019 scholarships, awards, and bursaries are available. The deadline to apply is Fri Sept 27th, 2019. Please note:

  • the deadline for applications is Friday September 27th at 3:00 pm
  • only students with a UWaterloo ID will be able to sign in and fill out the applications
  • awards and bursaries that require a GPA are only available to students who have taken at least one course at the University of Waterloo or Renison University College
  • point form answers are preferred (please remain within the requested character count)
  • all applications will be checked to ensure accuracy
  • you may save your application as a draft, and complete it at a later time
  • if you are chosen to receive a scholarship, award, or bursary, we will contact you near the end of October

If you have any questions, please email ren-reg@uwaterloo.ca

How to apply

1. Click the application link for the appropriate award. You will be taken to a new web page. At the top of this page, it will ask you to login.

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2. Enter your 8-digit WATIAM user name (do not add @uwaterloo.ca) and then your password. This should take you directly to the form. Once you have logged in, you will be able to view all of the application forms. Your session will time out after a long period of inactivity.

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Alex and Debe Bryant Bursary: one bursary of $500

Open to all Renison-registered full-time students in a Bachelor of Arts program who have a minimum overall grade point average of 75% or higher and who can demonstrate financial need. A preference will be given to those students who have demonstrated an interest in the relation of religion to social well-being and/or are planning to work to improve society through religion.  Apply to the Alex and Debe Bryant Bursary

Bishop Arthur Brown Award: one award of $3000

The Arthur Brown Award was established by Jim and Margaret Fleck, strong supporters of Renison University College. This award was established to recognize the dedication and commitment of the Rt. Rev Arthur Brown to Renison.  The Bishop Arthur Brown Award supports full- or part-time Bachelor of Social Work and/or Master of Social Work students who have active experience in the community service or community care-giving.  Apply for the Arthur Brown Award

Charles Montrose Bryant Bursary: one bursary of $500

Open to all Renison-registered full-time students in a Bachelor of Arts program who have a minimum overall grade point average of 75% or higher and who can demonstrate financial need. A preference will be given to those students who have demonstrated an interest in Canadian or international environmental issues. Applicants are required to provide a description of their activity in environmental concerns. Apply to the Charles Montrose Bryant Bursary

Eva Leflar Foundation Award

The Eva Leflar Foundation established this award to help students financially upon entrance to university from an Owen Sound or Grey/Bruce area high school, to pursue and complete a University of Waterloo degree while registered through Renison University College.  The Scholarship and Awards Committee will renew this award annually upon application, provided that students are making satisfactory academic progress in their full-time program, and are able to demonstrate continued financial need.  Apply to the Eva Leflar Foundation Award

Florence Li Tim Oi Memorial Award: three awards of $3000

An award to assist a student who has graduated from Renison University College’s Social Development Studies program with high academic achievement, and who has been accepted into the Bachelor of Social Work degree program. The recipient of this award will be known as The Florence Li Tim-Oi Scholar.  Apply for the Florence Li Tim Oi Memorial Award

Jacob Hillerby Memorial Award: one award of $2000

This award is founded in memory of Jake Hillerby, who, as a baby, was fascinated with switches and gears and showed a focused determination to figure out how different objects worked. He seemed destined to be an engineer one day, just like his father and grandfather, using his engineering degree to solve problems that could improve people’s lives. Jacob died before he got that chance, so his family and friends have donated the money for this award to support other students to use their engineering skills to improve people’s lives in some way. This award will be given to an engineering student living at Renison University College, who can demonstrate financial need and shows an intention to use their engineering skills to improve people’s lives. Apply for the Jacob Hillerby Memorial Award

John Budden Award: two awards of $2000

John Yuen, a former Renison University College board member, created this award in honour of his mentor, John Budden. This award is for a student who is entering year two of a full-time undergraduate program and has completed ten UWaterloo courses whilse showing exemplary leadership and community involvement. Apply for the John Budden Award

Judy T. Winterburn Bursary: one bursary for $1500

An award established by Mr. Harold Winterburn in honour of his daughter-in-law, Judy Winterburn. This annual bursary is available to any student who meets the eligibility criteria. Apply for the Judy T. Winterburn Bursary

Meghan Reid Memorial Award: one award of $4000

The Meghan Reid Memorial Award is offered in memory of a former Renison University College student, Meghan Reid, whose life was tragically cut short in a motor vehicle accident. The Meghan Reid Memorial Award is open to full-time Social Development Studies students. It is available to a student in any year of study, who is in good academic standing (75% and above) and can demonstrate financial need. Students must also show community involvement, service and volunteerism. Apply for the Meghan Reid Memorial Award

Minnie Mae Hanselman Bursary: two bursaries of $2000

Miss Hanselman was a long-term financial donor and interested patron of Renison University College, who willed her estate to Renison University College for the purpose of a bursary to be set up in her memory. A number of bursaries are available each term with first preference given to residents of Brant County. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, have completed at least five courses at the time of application, and be enrolled in at least two courses in the term for which application is made. Apply for the Minnie Mae Hanselman Bursary

Norma Brown Award: three awards of $1000

This award was established in memory of, Norma Brown, late wife of Chancellor Emeritus, Bishop Arthur Brown. This award is offered to both full-time and part-time students in the Bachelor of Social Work and/or Master of Social programs. As a social worker herself Norma fully understood the need for educated trained personnel in the profession. Apply for the Norma Brown Award

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund Bursaries: four bursaries of $1500

These awards were set up by alumni, faculty, friends and staff of the College with matching funds from the Government of Ontario. A number of bursaries are offered each term to students who are in good academic standing and can demonstrate financial need. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or Landed Immigrants and able to prove twelve months prior residency in Ontario. Apply for the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund Bursary

Peter Swann Achievement Award in East Asian Studies: one award of $750

Charles and Andrea Bronfman established this award in honour of Peter Swann, founder of our East Asian Studies program. It is granted annually to an outstanding student working towards the minor or diploma in East Asian Studies who has completed at least six of the eight required courses. Apply to the Peter Swann Achievement Award

R.A.S.C Bursary: one bursary of $1500

This bursary was established in 1997 by the Renison Academic Student Council to recognize community contributions and involvement outside of the College, combined with academic merit. Apply to the R.A.S.C Bursary

Town and Gown Society Awards: three awards of $1000, two awards of $500

The Renison Town and Gown Society, a network of active and involved women from the local community, established three awards for students in the full-time Social Development Studies or School of Social Work programs, and two awards for students registered in the part-time School of Social Work program. It will be given to students who have entered university from non-traditional routes such as community college, previous careers, parenting. Applicants must show a record of community service, and some consideration will be given for financial need. Apply for the Town and Gown Society Awards

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