CIBC Inclusion Award for Black Students

Award type: 
Awards for Black students
Award description: 

Four renewable awards, valued at up to $25,000 each (paid over eight academic terms) will be provided annually to Black undergraduate students entering Year One of any full-time degree program at the University of Waterloo, with preference to students enrolling in a STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics). Selection will be based on a combination of academic achievement, extracurricular and/or volunteer involvement, as well as a statement wherein students are asked to describe what receiving this award would mean to them in their pursuit of post-secondary studies. Interested students must complete the Application for Entrance Awards Designated to Black Students by April 15. Recipients will receive $3,125 per academic term for up to eight terms (1A-4B). Payments beyond Year One are dependent on maintaining a minimum overall cumulative average of 70% and full-time enrolment in a degree program. CIBC has established these awards to empower the next generation of leaders and changemakers from Black communities to improve access to education.

Open to any program
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