Undergraduate awards database

The Undergraduate Awards Database is available to assist current undergraduate students search for award opportunities at Waterloo. The database provides full details on each award, including how to apply, if applicable.

If you are a future student, please refer to our entrance awards database instead. 

Information in the database is subject to change at any time depending on available funding, changes made to the eligibility criteria, and new award opportunities. Contact Student Awards & Financial Aid with questions about the database.

Anticipated Aid for your Promissory Note

OSAP, award and scholarship amounts will be posted as Anticipated Aid on your Quest account each term. Fall 2021 full-time OSAP funding will be added as anticipated aid on Quest accounts and will continue to be updated throughout the Promissory Note period.

How to use the database

This database is searchable using a variety of criteria: 

  • Level: search for awards based on your current level of enrolment.
  • Award type: narrow your search to bursaries or scholarships, etc. for select "Any" to include all options
  • Selection Process: many awards are automatic and do not require an application. Choose "Application required" to narrow your search to awards that require you to take action.
  • Affiliation: some awards are restricted to specific groups of students like Indigenous, women, student-athletes, etc., or select "Any" to include all options
  • Program: search for awards available to your specific program or select "any" to include all options
  • Term: this refers to the term during which the application is due, or select "Any" to include all options
  • Citizenship: search for awards available to domestic or international students or select "Any" to include all options
  • Keyword search: if you know part or all of the award name that you want to find or if you are looking for awards with specific selection criteria, etc., type the keyword(s) here to narrow your search results

You may complete as many fields as you wish to narrow down your search or leave the form blank to see a display of all funding opportunities.  Adding quotation marks around key words of two or more may help to refine the search; e.g., Capstone Design”.