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Grants available to Staff

Scholarships available to students

Grants available to staff

Staff Enhancement Grant

Grant History
The Staff Enhancement Grant (SEG) was the vision of Bruce Lumsden who retired as Director of Cooperative Education in June 2005. With seed donations given at his retirement, he requested that a fund be created to provide grants to Waterloo staff pursuing personal and professional development. At that time, the University of Waterloo Staff Association (UWSA) also donated $5,000.00.

Since then, the SEG has evolved to help cover costs associated with the pursuit of personal development undertaken by UWSA staff members.

The UWSA Staff Enhancement Grant Committee reviews applications and recommends recipients for a Staff  Enhancement Grant to the UWSA Board of Directors. Applications will be judged on the basis of the overall merit of the objectives, activities, and benefits to the individual and the community.

All UWSA members are eligible to apply for a SEG. Preference may be given to individuals who have not previously received the grant. The grant will not supplement or replace routine departmental training unit development costs and responsibilities, or personal vacation. The amount of each grant is up to $500.00.

Application deadline dates:

  • June 1
  • December 1

Please refer to the SEG Documents (PDF) and submit your application
to the UWSA office, DC 3603.

Scholarships available to students

Undergraduate Student Award

Each term, the UWSA is pleased to offer up to two awards of $500.00 each. This award is provided to full or part-time undergraduate students in a degree program at the University of Waterloo. The student must:

  • be a member of the UWSA or be the spouse, child, grandchild or dependent of a UWSA member
  • demonstrate involvement with (a) volunteer organization(s) or extra-curricular activities
  • have a good academic standing (minimum overall standing of 70%)

Financial need may be considered. This award is co-sponsored by the  Education Credit Union. Undergraduate Award Application(PDF) submit it to the UWSA office, DC 3603, x33566.

Notes: Students may only receive this award once within an academic year. This award may not be held in conjunction with another award valued at $500.00 or more for the same study period.

Application Deadline Dates are:

  • Fall Term – apply by October 15th
  • Winter Term – apply by February 15th
  • Spring Term – apply by June 15th
     

Graduate Student Award

Each term, the UWSA is pleased to offer an award of $500.00 to a graduate student. The award is provided to a full or part-time graduate student in a degree program at the University of Waterloo. The student must:

  • be a member of the UWSA or be the spouse, child, grandchild or dependent of a UWSA member
  • have a good academic standing (minimum 70%)

Financial need may be considered in the selection process. Please complete the Graduate Award Application (PDF) and submit to the UWSA office, DC 3603, x33566.
Note: The student may only receive this award once within an academic year.

Application Deadline Dates are:

  • Fall Term – apply by October 15th
  • Winter Term – apply by February 15th
  • Spring Term – apply by June 15th
     

Johnson Inc. Scholarships

The Johnson Inc. Academic Scholarships were established in 1998 by Paul J. Johnson and members of Johnson’s Corporate Leadership Team.

Johnson has awarded 100 Scholarships annually since that date. Each award is valued at $1,000. Canadian students who are graduating high school and pursuing post-secondary education in Canada may apply.

For more information, visit their website or call 1-877-328-7878.

Application Deadline: August 31

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