BlackBerry Scholars Entrance Award

Award type: 
Awards for Indigenous students
Award description: 

Several renewable awards, valued at up to $20,000 paid over eight academic terms, will be awarded to Indigenous undergraduate students (a person who self-identifies as First Nations (Status/Non-Status), Metis or Inuit as defined in the Canadian Constitution Act 1982) entering Year One of any full-time degree program at the University of Waterloo. Selection will be based on a combination of academic excellence (minimum 80% admission average) and community involvement through extracurricular and/or volunteer activities. To be considered, students must submit an on-line award application by April 15. Recipients will receive $2,500 per academic term for up to eight terms (1A-4B). Payments beyond Year One are dependent on maintaining a minimum cumulative overall average of 70% and full-time enrolment.

Value description: 

up to $20,000 paid over eight academic terms

Eligibility & selection criteria: 
  • Indigenous undergraduate students - a person who self-identifies as First Nations (Status/Non-Status), Metis or Inuit as defined in the Canadian Constitution Act 1982
  • selection to be based on a combination of academic excellence (minimum 80% admission average) and community involvement through extracurricular and/or volunteer activities
Program:
Open to any program
Citizenship: 
Canadian/Permanent resident
Application required?: 
Yes
Application details:
  • Complete the applicable online award application.
Application deadline: 
April 15
Contact:
  • Student Awards & Financial Aid
    • safainfo@uwaterloo.ca