MSW Awards, Scholarships, and Bursaries

Current scholarships/awards

Master of Social Work financial aid:

We offer many scholarships, awards and bursaries every year to help our students finance their education. 

At Renison we understand that your education is a big investment. Below you will find many sources of financial assistance, resources, and tools to help you plan for one of the best investments of your life.

For more information, please check Renison's tuition and financial aid webpage. 

NEW:  Indigenous Student Bursaries

Set up by Renison’s Truth and Reconciliation Working Group, these bursaries seek to address systemic barriers to post-secondary education faced by Indigenous students, as well as to recognize the many contributions of these students on campus and at Rension and to support their aspirations, development, and leadership.

Indigenous Student Bursary

A bursary of $2000

Full details about the Indigenous Student Bursary

University of Waterloo awards and bursaries

Information about External Awards available through University of Waterloo Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs, including Federal and Provincial awards may be accessed here: External Awards.


University of Waterloo Student Awards Office has information regarding scholarships, awards and bursaries for which students may be eligible to apply.  

For more information, please contact:
Student Awards Office in Needles Hall
Telephone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 36042

Payment of awards

Awards are paid to recipients before the end of each term. 


Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a government loan program to help Ontario resident students finance their education through interest-free loans while in full-time studies.

Financial planning

Begin planning your finances with our Interactive Budget Calculator.

ALSO: CanLearn is the source for interactive information and tools designed to help you save, plan and pay for post-secondary education.