Scholarships for Students Entering Level I

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Entrance Awards

What types of entrance awards are available?

Entrance Scholarship FAQs


McMaster Honour Awards

  • Value: Determined by final admission average. See Honour Award values below.
  • Eligibility for Award:
    • Canadians or Permanent Residents
    • International students who completed their final year of high school in Canada
    • Haven’t enrolled at a college or university any time after high school
  • Criteria: 
    • Final admission average is 80% or above
    • Final admission average is calculated based upon 6 final, Grade 12 marks from:
      • The prerequisites for your chosen program of study, AND
      • Your next best U or U/M grades
  • More info: No application required, unlimited awards available

Honour Award Values

President’s Awards  $2,500

Final Admission Average to Program:    
95% +

Honour Awards   $1,000

Final Admission Average to Program:   
90% – 94.99%

Honour Awards  $750

Final Admission Average to Program:   
85% – 89.99%

Honour Awards  $500

Final Admission Average to Program:   
80% – 84.99%

 


Faculty Entrance Awards

These awards are offered to students entering specific faculties/departments. Find more information on entrance scholarships for your faculty/school at the links below:


Entrance Awards for Indigenous Students

McMaster offers generous awards for Indigenous students entering first year. Each award has its own application and set of requirements.

Marjorie Anderson Entrance Academic Grant for Indigenous Students

  • Value: $80,000 ($20,000 per year) *multiple grants available
  • Eligibility for Award:
    • Self-identify as Inuit, or as Status/Non-status First Nations from the Six Nations of the Grand River or the Mississaugas of the New Credit
    • Entering a Level I degree program at McMaster
  • Criteria: 
    • Minimum admission average of at least 75%
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Application includes:
      • Statement of eligibility that outlines your commitment to your community, your volunteerism, how your Indigenous background has influenced your planned program of study, as well as your future education and career goals.
      • Academic AND personal reference letters from non-family members

Adella Margaret Bragg Scholarship

  • Value: $6,000 ($1,500 per year) 
  • Eligibility for Award:
    • Female students from the Six Nations of the Grand River territory
    • For the purpose of Aid and Award criteria and eligibility, references to “Woman” or “Female” include students who identify as Woman/Female.
    • Enrolled at McMaster University in any undergraduate program
  • Criteria: 
    • Application includes:
      • Statement of eligibility that outlines your commitment to your community, your volunteerism, how your Indigenous background has influenced your planned program of study, as well as your future education and career goals.
      • Academic AND personal reference letters from non-family members

HATCH Scholarship for Indigenous Students

  • Value: $32,000 ($8,000 per year)
  • Eligibility for Award:
    • Self-identify as Indigenous (status or non-status First Nations, Métis or Inuit)
    • Entering an undergraduate program at McMaster (preference given to Faculty of Engineering)
  • Criteria: 
    • Application includes:
      • Statement of eligibility that outlines your commitment to your community, your volunteerism, how your Indigenous background has influenced your planned program of study, as well as your future education and career goals.
      • Academic AND personal reference letters from non-family members
  • More information: Applications will be available on the Indspire website

Applications and more information will be available soon.

Questions? Email sfas@mcmaster.ca


Athletic Financial Awards

The following OUA & U SPORTS policies are required for recipients:

  • Value: The maximum amount of tuition and fees up to $4,500 for ALL financial awards that contain an athletic component (this includes any bursaries or other athletic awards – i.e. Ron Joyce Award of Athletes – distributed by Student Financial Aid & Scholarship).
  • Eligibility for Award: Student-athletes must be listed on the eligibility certificate.
  • Criteria: 
    • Final admission average is 80% or above
    • Awards requirements are outlined in the student’s Memorandum of Understanding.
    • A minimum 6.5 GPA in all enrolled courses within subsequent academic years (September – August).
  • More information: financial support for athletes

McMaster Partner Scholarships

These awards are offered to McMaster students in partnership with prestigious external organizations. Each award requires and application and has its own set of criteria.

HATCH Scholarship

Hatch Scholarship

  • Value: $32,000 ($8,000 x 4 years – renewable)
  • Eligibility for Award:
    • Entering one of the following programs: Bachelor of Technology, Computer Science, Engineering
    • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or international student who completed final year of high school in Canada
  • Criteria: 
    • Admission average of 94% or higher
    • Demonstrated leadership experience and attributes, involvement in extra-curricular and/or volunteer activities in the community

Learn more about the Hatch Scholarship, including full eligibility requirements and how to apply

Loran Scholars Foundation: Character; Service ; Leadership

Loran Scholarship

  • Value: Up to $100,000 over four years (includes tuition waiver and $10,000 annual stipend)
  • Eligibility for Award:
    • Be in your final year of uninterrupted full-time studies in high school
    • At least 16 years old by Sept. 1 of the following year
    • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Criteria: 
    • Minimum average of 85%

Learn more about the Loran Scholarship, including full eligibility requirements and how to apply

Schulich Leadership Scholarships

Schulich Leader Scholarships

  • Value: Up to $80,000 – $100,000 over four years
  • Eligibility for Award:
    • Entering a program in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)
    • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be selected as high school’s nominee (Canadian schools only)
  • Criteria: 
    • Demonstrate at least 2 of:
      • Academic excellence
      • Outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership
      • Financial need

Learn more about the Schulich Leader Scholarship, including full eligibility requirements and how to apply

Meet the 2018-19 McMaster Schulich Leaders


 

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