Deadline: 2019-02-14
Value of Scholarship: $50,000
Level Of Study: Bachelor, MSc and PhD

Canada:National Scholarship Program at University of Western Ontario

These national Scholarships are available every year

The National Scholarship program at University of Western Ontario Canada is designed to recognize the best and brightest students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance and a potential for innovation and astute ability for learning. Students with clear records of community involvement and extracurricular activities have a higher chance of securing this scholarship. This is a highly rated and well-funded scholarship program.

This National scholarship can pay as much as $65,000

Some of the scholarships are exclusively for Canadian residents but International students can also be nominated for some of the national Scholarships.  For example Presidents Scholarship is for all students including visa students otherwise called international students


The following are the national scholarships available at University of Western Ontario:

President’s Entrance Scholarships

There 5 president entrance scholarship awards  at $65,000 ($20,000 for year one, $15,000 annually for years two to four)

and Up to 15  Awards at $50,000 ($10,000 annually, plus $10,000 towards first year residence)

Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Award

Ivey business school offers ONE  Scholarship award at $64,000; payable $16,000 per academic year for a period of four years.

International President’s Entrance Scholarships

There are  3 International President’s  Scholarship awards  at $50,000 ($10,000 annually, plus $10,000 towards first year residence costs)

Faculty Entrance Scholarships

Up to 15 at $30,000 ($6,000 annually, plus $6,000 towards first year residence)

National Scholarship Study Abroad Awards

The University of Western Ontario faculties offer  up to 39 Scholarship Awards  at $2,500 for up to 4 months (one term), $5,000 for over 4 months (more than one term)

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National Merit Awards

Those students who are interviewed for a National Scholarship but not offered a National Scholarship or a Schulich Leader Scholarship and accepting an offer of admission to main campus will receive a one-year National Merit Award valued at $2,000. Recipients will also retain eligibility for an Admission Scholarship ranging in value from $1,000 to $10,000.


With the exception of the International President’s Entrance Scholarship applicants, National Scholarship applicants must be Canadian Citizens or a Permanent Resident of Canada. All applicants must have obtained a minimum overall academic average of 90% on all Grade 12U/M courses (or equivalent). National Scholarships are available only at Western’s main campus and Faculty Entrance Scholarships are available only within the faculty for which the scholarship has been awarded. You must make an admission application to  Western University (main campus) to be considered for these scholarships and you must register as a full-time student. International Baccalaureate and CEGEP students are eligible for consideration. The Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Award has a financial need component. A supplemental application in addition to the National Scholarship application is required for students to be considered.

* Students in receipt of a National Scholarship or a Schulich Leader Scholarship are not eligible to receive a Western Admission Scholarship.

Very Important Information:

 Please ensure that you have submitted your application for admission to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) indicating Western’s main campus as one of your choices. The National Scholarship Application is an on-line application. In order to access the on-line National Scholarship application the OUAC reference number is required. The on-line National Scholarship application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by the February 14, 2019 deadline. If supporting documentation is mailed, it must be received, not postmarked, at Western by the February 14, 2019 deadline.

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International Students can also be Nominated for national Scholarship

In order to be considered for the National Scholarship Program a school nomination is required.   It is up to each school to determine their process for having their students seek a nomination and for selecting the students who will receive a nomination.  Each school is able to nominate up to 4 students for the National Scholarship Program (note: a school can nominate 1 additional student (in addition to the 4) if that student is an international (visa) student).  Schools are not nominating students for a specific scholarship.  The nomination is for the student to be considered for the scholarships available within the National Scholarship Program.

  •  National Scholarship Program – Nomination Process (information for schools) (pdf)


Click here to access the application for Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents

Click here to access the application for International Students (Visa students)


February 14, 2019.


  • National Scholarship Application (pdf).  This is a hard copy of the National Scholarship application – to be used as reference ONLY.  All applications must be submitted online.
  • National Scholarship Program Brochure – (pdf)
  • Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Award Supplemental Application Form (pdf)
  • National Scholarship FAQs (pdf)
  • National Scholarship FAQs – For Schools (pdf)
  • National Scholarship Program Poster (pdf) – Can be printed by schools to use for advertisement.


The following is the checklist for a complete National Scholarship application:

  • On-line National Scholarship Application
  • School Nomination
  • Essay
  • Transcript (to be provided by school)
  • Reference Letter (from school)
  • Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Award Supplemental Application
    To be completed in addition to the National Scholarship Application *IF* you wish to be considered for the Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Award
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Mailing Address
National Scholarship Program
Room 1140, Western Student Services Building
Western University
London, Ontario N6A 3K7

For more information about Western’s National Scholarship Program
Norma Merino
Tel: 519-661-2111 x85958
Fax: 519-661-2083