Undergraduate Scholarship FAQs

Why did my pending aid disappear from my account summary in Mosaic?

Once Student Financial Aid & Scholarships initiates the deposit of the award with Student Accounts and Cashiers, the value of the award will disappear from Pending Aid. Over the course of a day or two, the pending aid is removed and the deposit is completed. Please allow sufficient time for the transaction to complete and the funds to display on the student account.

How do I apply for scholarships via Mosaic if I don’t have OSAP?

Students apply for scholarships via the online aid application in the Mosaic Student Centre. Click on ‘Apply for Financial Aid’ to access the application. As part of the personal profile, select ‘Merit Based Awards Only’ to the question regarding why the student has not applied for OSAP. Click on ‘Aid by Application’ to apply for the specific awards available to you.

Which scholarships require an application?

Scholarships that require an application will be available on Mosaic.

Who is eligible to be considered for an in-course award?

Students who have completed a minimum of 24 units in the fall/winter terms and are not in their graduating year.

Why was I awarded a particular scholarship?

Scholarships are awarded based on the specific terms of each scholarship. Recipients may find that they are awarded an scholarship with general terms and later it is switched to a scholarship with specific criteria.

When will I be notified that the value of my scholarship has been credited to my student account?

Students will be notified in August if they are awarded a scholarship. Payments to the student account are made after the drop/add period in September.


What’s New!

Spring/Summer CIFS: Deadlines for undergraduate, graduate, MBA and Medicine students to submit a Continuation of Interest-Free Status application are approaching. Apply online via the OSAP website. Learn more about Interest-Free Status.

OSAP peer-support sessions: We are now offering peer-support sessions every Tuesday from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. in MUSC 213. Our student ambassador will be available to help current and incoming students with their 2018/19 OSAP applications. Learn more about our peer-support sessions.

2018 Schulich Leaders: Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Schulich Leaders Scholarships! Four students have received Canada’s most prestigious national STEM scholarships to attend McMaster. Learn more about the 2018 Schulich Leaders.

18/19 OSAP Application: Students can now apply for OSAP for the 2018/19 academic year. Apply via the OSAP website as soon as possible.


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