Last updated: April 3, 2013 @ 11:43AM
Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and Financial Assistance
Students need not apply for scholarships administered by the University unless otherwise indicated. Scholarships and awards are allocated at the discretion of the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Student Affairs. In order to ensure equitable distribution of funds, the Committee reserves the right to limit the cumulative monetary value of scholarships and awards that any one student may receive.
Normally, to be eligible for awards other than an entrance scholarship, a student must be presently registered full-time at Brock and have successfully completed four or more credits in the previous Fall/Winter Session. Students with special needs, who are full-time but carrying fewer than four credits because of the impact of a disability, are also eligible for scholarships, as recommended by the Vice-Provost, and Associate Vice-President Student Services. Awards based on donations cannot be guaranteed by the University and can only be forwarded after the funds have been received from the donor. A student who withdraws from the University will have their scholarship pro-rated.
By accepting any award at Brock University, the recipient automatically releases their permission to use their name/likeness, as well as, program and year of study for release by the University and any other third parties approved by the University. Thank you letters received from students are forwarded to the donor of the award.
Please note: An asterisk (*) appears beside the value of an endowed scholarship. The figure shown is a past award amount. The value will vary from year-to-year depending upon income earned by the endowment.
Please visit brocku.ca/studentawards/ for more information.
Entrance Scholarships for New/Entering Students
All applicants, who have not previously attended a post-secondary institution and who apply for full-time study at the University on the basis of an OSSD, are automatically considered for Brock Entrance Scholars Awards. Entrance scholarships are awarded on the basis of the six grade 12 U or M courses used to establish the student's final admission average and are subject to the availability of funds.
The minimum average required for the awarding of a scholarship is determined each year by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Student Affairs. Notification of an award is made together with the offer of admission.
Brock Entrance Scholars Award
Awarded to entering students with no previous post-secondary experience. Initial offers are made based on secondary school grades available at the time of admission. The offers are reviewed when final grades are submitted and will be altered if the final average falls into a new category. Students must also submit a Student Profile before the final award is made. Scholarship values for 2010 entry are:
**Renewable if student maintains an 80 per cent average on a minimum of four credits in the fall/winter session. Students pursuing a pass degree will be considered for two consecutive renewals only.
||$14,000 (renewable $3500 per year**) for averages 93.0 per cent+
||$8,000 (renewable $2000 per year**) for averages 90.0 per cent 92.9 per cent
||$4,000 (renewable $1000 per year**) for averages 85.0 per cent 89.9 per cent
||$3,000 (renewable $750 per year**) for averages 80.0 per cent 84.9 per cent
In-Course Scholarships for Returning Students
To be considered for Brock Returning Scholars Awards and a number of donor in-course scholarships, students must normally have completed four credits or more in the previous fall/winter session with an overall average of 80 per cent. Students with special needs who are full-time but carrying fewer than four credits because of the impact of a disability, as recommended by the Vice-Provost and, Associate Vice-President Student Services are also eligible for in-course scholarships. The minimum average required for the awarding of Brock Returning Scholars Awards is determined each year by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Student Affairs.
Brock Returning Scholars Award
Awarded to continuing full-time undergraduate students who have attained a minimum of 80.0 per cent on four or more credits in the previous fall and winter sessions.
$1500 for averages over 93.9 per cent
$1000 for averages above 89.9 per cent
$550 for averages above 84.9 per cent
$350 for averages above 79.9 per cent
*Students receiving a renewal of a Brock Scholars Award will not receive a Returning Scholars Award.
Bursary funds are never adequate to provide full support or even a major part of support for students. Rather, bursaries are intended to assist students whose personal resources (including eligibility for loans) are normally adequate or nearly so, but whose immediate circumstances have created a financial crisis or limited shortage. All students who are eligible to do so, are expected to have applied for assistance under the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and to have accepted all loans granted under that program. Acceptance of a bursary implies the commitment of the recipient to complete the current academic year. A student who withdraws from the University will have their bursary pro-rated.
Please note: An asterisk (*) appears beside the value of an endowed bursary. The figure shown is the amount awarded last year. The value will vary from year-to-year depending upon the income earned by the endowment.
Bursaries are granted for the current academic year and applications may be submitted at anytime during the term. To be considered for some donor bursaries, applications must be submitted by October 15 except where otherwise noted.
Bursary applications are available on the Student Awards and Financial Aid website at brocku.ca/studentawards/
Brock University General Bursary Assistance
Value: Varies. Students may apply for emergency bursary assistance based solely on financial need. You are required to:
Applications for fall accepted beginning August 1 of each year.
||Complete a web bursary application form;
||Be currently registered for courses at Brock University;
||Be in satisfactory academic standing (i.e., not on probation).
Dean's Honours List
Students are placed on The Deans' Honours List if they have completed five credits with an average of 80 per cent on those credits. The student will be considered for the Dean's Honours List recognition when the 5, 10, 15 and 20 credit level is surpassed. All credits within the milestone must be completed at Brock (i.e., no transfer courses). Only undergraduate degree credits are used in the calculation of the milestone.
Distinguished Graduating Student Award
Awarded to the most distinguished graduate for each department and program. The prize and a certificate will be awarded at the Convocation luncheon. To receive the distinction, a student must meet the minimum requirements for first-class honours standing (80 per cent Major/70 per cent non-major avg); except for the Teacher Education & Concurrent Education. Concurrent students are selected based on a combination of their undergraduate degree and their EDUC 8L09 or EDUC 8D09 (respectively). Teacher Education provides an award for each for primary/junior, junior/intermediate, intermediate/senior Teacher Education.Faculty of Education distinguished graduating awards are selected by the Faculty.
Governor General's Silver Medal
Awarded to two students graduating with the highest cumulative overall averages. Graduates from the Fall and previous spring Convocation are eligible. A minimum of 10 credits must be completed at Brock University and the graduate must be receiving their first honours degree.
Listing of Awards by Faculty
To see a current list of all the awards offered to Brock University Students:
Current Students: http://www.brocku.ca/safa/awards/awardlist/current-student-awards
Future Students: https://experience.brocku.ca/undergraduate_Study/donarawards.ezc