2019-20 McMaster Entrance Awards

Congratulations! You received an entrance award with your offer of admission to McMaster. On this page you’ll find more information on the President’s, Honour, Faculty and/or Department awards.

Entrance Awards

McMaster President’s and Honour Awards are automatically awarded based on your final admission average. Find more information and award values.

How to confirm your award: 

  1. Accept your offer of admission to McMaster
  2. Check your admission portal in Mosaic for aid and award updates
  3. Satisfy and maintain all award eligibility requirements (see below)

Next steps to receive your award payment:

  1. Early-June: Close all OSAP applications for other schools/programs you are not attending
  2. June: Watch for the value of your award to display as “Pending Aid & Awards” in your Account Summary in the Mosaic Student Center. You do not need to accept your award, it will automatically be posted to your McMaster student account
  3. Early/Mid-September: Pay your tuition and fees minus the value of your award(s) by the fee deadline
  4. Mid-September: The value of the award will be deposited to your student account. Check the Account Summary for the payment

How to maintain your award eligibility: 

  • The value of a conditional scholarship offer can change based on your final admission average
  • The value of your final award is guaranteed
  • You must be enrolled at McMaster throughout the fall/winter terms. Some awards require a specific course load
  • Full Entrance Awards Regulations are available in the Undergraduate Calendar

Faculty/Department Awards 

Specific criteria may be outlined in your Letter of Congratulations. Find more information on entrance awards for your faculty/school at the links below:

More questions about awards and scholarships? Visit our FAQ!

What’s New!


Course load calculator: Not sure about your course load percentage for OSAP? Check out our new guide on how to calculate it! Course load guide (non-Engineering). Engineering course load guide.

Scholarship applications are OPEN: Don’t miss out on this easy money! There are awards for all faculties and programs, all undergrad years and both academic AND community work. Apply in Mosaic by clicking the “Apply for Aid and Awards” tile. Find scholarships under the “Aid By Application” tab. More info on scholarships.  


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