Aziz Shallwani Memorial Award for Black and Indigenous Students

Award type: 
Awards for Black students, Awards for Indigenous students
Award description: 

An award, valued at up to $1,650, will be provided annually to a Black or Indigenous undergraduate student entering Year One of any program in the Faculty of Engineering. For the purpose of this scholarship, an Indigenous person is one who is a citizen or member of a First Nations community (Status/Non-Status), Métis, and/or Inuit. Selection will be based on a combination of academic achievement, the Admission Information Form (AIF), the online video interview, as well as an application statement wherein students are asked to describe the impact this award will have on their pursuit of post-secondary studies. Interested students should submit an online application by April 15. This fund was established by family and friends of Aziz Shallwani (BASc ’00) to honour his memory and to support diversity and inclusion among the next generation of Waterloo engineering students.

Value description: 

up to $1,650

Eligibility & selection criteria: 
  • limited to Black or Indigenous students
  • academic excellence
  • Admission Information Form (AIF)
  • online video interview
  • Selection is based on the application statement who can best demonstrate the impact this award will have on their pursuit of post-secondary studies
Engineering→Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, Management Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology Engineering, Systems Design Engineering; Software Engineering
Canadian/Permanent resident, International student
Application required?: 
Application details:
  • Complete the applicable online entrance award application.
    • Select the correct form, based on your identity:
      • Application for Entrance Awards Designated to Black Students
      • Application for Entrance Awards Designated to Indigenous Students
    • Access the application on our forms web page.
Application deadline: 
April 15
  • Student Awards & Financial Aid