Undergraduate In-Course Awards
McMaster recognizes the achievements
of all undergraduate in-course students, including international
students, throughout their university studies with In-Course,
Travel and Community Contribution Awards. Some awards
are determined by Faculty/program using a variety of factors
including academic accomplishment, leadership, and extracurricular
activities. A number of awards require an application (including
some Faculty-specific awards.) The majority of awards are determined
on the basis of grades only and require no application.
Terms of all awards are listed in
the Undergraduate Calendar. Information about applications is
also in the calendar, as well as posted across campus in Faculty
offices and on our site. In-course awards are based on academic
performance in the previous Fall/Winter session; for example,
work completed between September 2013 and April 2014 will be considered
for awards in 2014.
International students are eligible
to be considered for in-course awards. Part-time students are
eligible to be considered for certain in-course scholarships as
noted in the part-time, Specific Achievement and graduand award
terms in the Undergraduate
Students are notified in August
and mid-November each year of any awards that they are named to
receive. Awards are paid via credits to student accounts.
Download 2014-2015 H.L. Hooker and University Senate Scholarships (PDF)
Travel & Exchange Awards
Your application package for a Travel/Exchange Scholarship must include:
- A scholarship application
- Terms of the award
- An explanation of why are you are eligible to receive
the scholarship with reference to the terms (limit
- Statement of your plan of study as it relates to your academic
and career goals
- Academic Résumé (limit to two pages)
- Academic letter of reference (in a sealed envelope)
- Official University transcript (please allow 5 business
days when ordering your transcript)
Determine if you are eligible for an award by consulting our award terms.
You must have your completed application to your Faculty
Awards Chair no later than 4:30 pm on February 28th. Details available on scholarship cover/application
If you have questions about your eligibility or application
process, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
McMaster's Graduand Awards Program
McMaster offers 20 medals, 1 ring
and 80 plus awards of varying values ($50 to $5000) to graduating
students who qualify for the awards on the basis of their achievement
in their first baccalaureate degree program. Graduand
awards are granted in May of each year and are based on cumulative average.
McMaster offers 8 awards ranging
in value from $150 to $500 to second baccalaureate degree students
in their final year of study. Students are notified in July or
November of each year if they are named to receive an award.
Information for Students Applying To Medical/Professional School
The Scholarships Office is only able to provide generic calendar information
about your awards. (Useful facts for the application process
to Medical/Professional School.)
We are unable to advise you of the number of applicants. All applicants
to McMaster University with an admission average of 80% or higher
are eligible for Entrance Scholarships. You can find Admission
statistics online at http://www.mcmaster.ca/avpira/universitystatistics.html.
H.L. Hooker Scholarship / University Senate Scholarship
Awarded to in-course students, registered in 24 units or more with a Fall/Winter average of at least 9.5 or greater. Quotas are established each year and award recipients would be in the top 10-15% of their Faculty. Enrollment numbers by Faculty are also available online at http://www.mcmaster.ca/avpira/universitystatistics.html.
Other In-Course Scholarships
There are many ways scholarships can be awarded. Please refer
to the Undergraduate Calendar for a complete description of your
specific award. Past copies of calendars are available at Mills
Memorial Library, McMaster University.
To determine the competition
when awarded your scholarship.
Todetermine your competition you will need a copy of the Undergraduate
Calendar and the online University statistics for the year in which you
won the award.
- read the terms of the award from
the Undergraduate Calendar.
- refer to the University statistics
for the number of students in a given level, program, Faculty
or course. Please see University Statistics on the Institutional Analysis website at http://www.mcmaster.ca/avpira/universitystatistics.html.
- Refer to the McMaster Fact Book at http://www.mcmaster.ca/avpira/factbook.html.
- If the terms of the award state,
for example, to a student in level 2 in the Faculty of Science,
you will then check the University statistics for the number of
students in that Faculty and level and that is your competition.
Check McMaster libraries for copies
of the convocation program. In-course award winners are listed
in the Fall convocation program and graduand award winners are
listed in the spring convocation program. That is the only way
to find the number of in-course scholarships awarded.
If a contact name and
address is required,
please send requests to:
Nancy Solano, Awards Officer
Student Financial Aid & Scholarships
1280 Main St. W.
Gilmour Hall, Room 120
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8
(905) 525-9140 ext 23145