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Awards & Scholarships

Awards and Scholarships

University Canada West (UCW) entrance awards, scholarships and grants are available to new students applying to a UCW undergraduate or graduate program. Students currently studying at UCW may be eligible to apply for continuing student Awards.

You can receive only one (1) award, scholarship, grant or continuing student award if eligible (limited exceptions apply, see below for details).

Please review policy documents 9009 - Awards for the complete details regarding UCW policies and procedures for awards.

Entrance Awards

University Canada West entrance awards are available to new students approved for admission to either undergraduate or graduate programs at UCW.

  • You can receive only ONE (1) entrance award (limited exceptions apply, see below for details).
    • If you are eligible for multiple automatically awarded awards, then you will receive the award with the highest value.
  • Students taking Online Programs are not eligible for these awards.
  • Applicants with conditional offers are not eligible to qualify for an award until they fulfill the conditions for full (i.e. unconditional) admission.
  • Award recipients are expected to act as ambassadors for UCW and participate in outreach and alumni engagement initiatives.
  • All awards are disbursed as tuition credit.
  • New Student Orientation (NSO), ENGL 080, and any repeat course attempts are not eligible courses for disbursal payments (even if taken within the disbursal period).

The following awards are bestowed automatically. That is, no award application is required as these awards will be granted at point of admission (if eligibility is met).

The following awards are reviewed and awarded through an application process (i.e. non-automatically). These awards may be limited, and eligibility does not guarantee approval.

  • The award application forms can be downloaded using the following links:
  • Award applications must be received a minimum 30-days before the applicant’s program start date.
    • Award applications must be complete to be considered as meeting this deadline.
  • Award applications are not reviewed until after the applicant has been approved for admission.
  • Award applications are not reviewed until after all required documents have been received.
    • The Registrar’s Office may request additional documents before determining an outcome for an award application.

Continuing Student Awards

University Canada West continuing awards are available to students currently studying either undergraduate or graduate programs at UCW.

  • You can receive only ONE (1) continuing student award.
    • Students who were recipients of an entrance award are not eligible for a continuing student award.
  • Students taking Online Programs are not eligible for these awards.
  • Award recipients are expected to act as ambassadors for UCW and participate in outreach and alumni engagement initiatives.
  • All awards are disbursed as tuition credit.
  • Repeat course attempts are not eligible courses for disbursal payments (even if taken within the disbursal period).

The following award is reviewed and bestowed through an award application process (i.e. non-automatically). These awards may be limited, and eligibility does not guarantee approval.