The Student Awards & Financial Aid Office (SAFA) manages hundreds of undergraduate awards for students newly admitted to first-year studies and for students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at the University of Waterloo.
Our office is responsible for advertising award opportunities, collecting applications, and coordinating with Faculties and/or award committees to complete the selection process. We work closely with departments across campus to ensure they have the information they need to select recipients for a variety of achievement awards. We are responsible for processing all undergraduate award payments and for communicating with recipients.
Awards for undergraduate students
- Newly admitted or future undergraduate students: search our entrance awards database to find scholarships, bursaries and other awards at Waterloo.
- Current undergraduate students: search our undergraduate awards database to find scholarships, bursaries and other awards at Waterloo.
- External awards: Many awards are offered by outside agencies, organizations and foundations. External award information that is sent to our office can be found on our External Awards page.
Federated University College Students
In general, students enrolled with a federated university college are eligible to apply for most of the awards managed by the Student Awards & Financial Aid office, unless otherwise indicated. In addition, students should consult their respective schools to find out about awards offered exclusively by them.
Please visit the following links:
Graduate awards and funding
Awards for University of Waterloo current and future graduate students are managed by Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs. Please visit the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs website for information.