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Awards, Bursaries
& Financial Aid

Entrance Scholarships
by Application

Our entrance awards recognize a combination of academic excellence, financial need, and good citizenship. Most awards are open to Canadian Citizens/Permanent Residents/Protected Persons. Complete your UWinAward Entrance Application Profile (available at the beginning of January) by April 30 to be considered. Submissions received prior to April 30 may receive early consideration. It’s possible the values associated with our application-based scholarships and bursaries will afford a student financial support that exceeds the minimum guaranteed level of financial support in Year 1.


President's level support

President’s Renewable
Entrance Scholarship

95% to 100% grade range
renewable over 4 years

Dean's level support

Dean’s Renewable
Entrance Scholarship

90% to 94.99% grade range
renewable over 4 years

Blue and Gold level support

Blue & Gold
Entrance Scholarship

$1,000 first year only
85% to 89.99% grade range
for first year only

Entrance Scholarships by Application
Scholarships & Bursaries Entering Average Required Renewable Over 4 Years Value Per year
$32,000 Ed Lumley Bursary (For Windsor/Essex County Students Only) 70% Yes $8000
$22,000 Ron W. Ianni Entrance Scholarship 95% Yes $5500
$20,000 Chancellor Jackman Entrance Scholarship 90% Yes $5000
$20,000 Windsor Green Engineering Scholarship 80% Yes $5000
$16,000 President’s Renewable Entrance Scholarship 95 - 100% Yes $4000
$10,000 Dean’s Renewable Entrance Scholarship 90 - 94.99% Yes $2500
$10,000 Bill Eansor Award 80% Yes $2500
$5,000 Eleanor Catherine Wallace Memorial Scholarship 80% No  
$5,000 Odette Family Entrance Business Scholarship 80% No  
$1,000 Blue and Gold Entrance Scholarship 85 - 89.99% No  


Scholars Programs

Approximately 100 high-achieving first-year students are offered status as Outstanding Scholar Candidates. In first year, candidates receive $750 per semester in addition to their entrance awards. Candidates meet regularly with program advisors for mentoring. Outstanding Scholars are paid to do research in Years 2-4. Students in all honours majors are eligible.

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Teacher and students working in Odette lab

Scholarships for
Black Students

The University is committed to addressing anti-Black racism to ensure that all members of our campus community can study, work, teach, research, and create in a healthy, safe, and supportive environment. Currently we offer $50,000 annually in scholarships and bursaries to support Black students. Thanks to the support of generous donors and the University, we have reached our goal of $250,000 for the new Black Student Scholarship Initiative which will provide scholarships to entering and continuing students in both graduate and undergraduate programs.

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Scholarships for
Indigenous Students

A wide range of financial aid opportunities for Indigenous students are available, both through the University of Windsor and external partners. We offer an entrance scholarship in the amount of of up to $20,000 ($5000 x 4 years) to support Canadian indigenous students who have demonstrated financial need and are entering year 1 of any first-entry, undergraduate program directly from secondary school.

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Athletic Scholarships

Athletes coming directly from secondary school with an 80%+ average may receive up to $4,500 in athletic scholarships in addition to their entrance scholarships.

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Lancer Gold

Lancer Gold

Athletic Financial Award
$4000 - $4500

Lancer Blue

Lancer Blue

Athletic Financial Award
$2500 - $3500

Lancer Shield

Lancer Shield

Athletic Financial Award
$1000 - $2000

A few of the many scholarships available

  • Addolorata De Luca Leadership Scholarship
  • Wawiiahtanan Ziibii Entrance Scholarship
  • International Baccalaureate Advanced Placement Scholarship
  • Skills Competition Scholarships • Specialist High Skills Major Scholarship
  • Geoffrey H. Wood Native Bursary (Indigenous Students)
  • Indigenous Postsecondary Education and Training Bursary
  • Joan Mitchell Diversity & Accessibility Award
  • MEDA Limited Carole Lawn Scholarship
  • Dr. Ibrahim Erfani Undergraduate Scholarship in Engineering
  • Salvagio Vonatti Rainbow Scholarship (LGTBQ+)
  • Cecil Houston Diaspora Scholarship (Students of Black African Descent)
  • Lawrence and Judith Tanenbaum Family Foundation Award (Students of Black African Descent)
  • University of Windsor Women in Engineering Scholarship
  • President’s Women in Science Scholarship
  • Women in Computer Science Scholarship

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Government Sponsored Student Loans & Grants

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a financial aid program that can make it easier for students and families to go to university. The program offers support for school through two kinds of funding:

  • Grants: money you don’t have to pay back (conditions apply)
  • A student loan: money you need to repay after graduation

Funding is available for both full- and part-time postsecondary students, and is based on a number of factors, including your family income. Some students may get their tuition fully covered by OSAP.

For the loan portion, there are also programs to help you repay your student loan once you’re done school.

Both the Ontario and Canadian governments provide this money.


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Tuition & Residence Calculator

University is an important investment for your future. UWindsor offers affordable tuition and living costs for both domestic and international students. You can estimate your first-year costs (including residence and meal plans) using our tuition calculator.

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Applying to a program can be a confusing process, we made this page to help you along the way. If at any point you need help feel free to reach out to us through ask.UWindsor.

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