National Scholarship Application 2015 - 2016

DEADLINE: February 14, 2015 (11:59 pm EST)

2015-Feb-14 The deadline has passed for applications.


    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 12 U/M courses (or equivalent), have applied for admission for full-time studies at main campus and be nominated by their school.


    The International President’s Entrance Scholarships are reserved for international students. International students that are studying in Canada are eligible provided that they are not Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada.

    All other available scholarships are for students that are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada. This includes students that are studying outside Canada provided they meet the residency requirements.

    The deadline to submit application (including nomination and all supporting documentation) is February 14, 2015.

    A complete National Scholarship Application consists of:

    1. School Nomination Form:

    In order to be considered for the National Scholarship program a school nomination is required.

    Students should complete the section "nomination form" in advance in order to give the school time to complete their portion of the nomination section of the application.

    The section called “Nomination form” is to be completed on-line by the school. The nomination consists of 2 parts:

    Part 1: School nomination is to be completed by the school administrator (Principal, head of school or designate such as a Guidance counselor/officer). Please check with your school (e.g., Guidance/Student Services Office) to obtain information on the procedure for requesting a nomination. You will be asked to enter the School Administrator’s email address. The School Administrator will be emailed the link with the request for nomination.

    Part 2: Assessor's comments/reference should be completed once the nomination from the school administrator has been granted. The Assessor must be a teaching staff member at your school who is most familiar with your work (e.g. academic, extracurricular etc). You will be asked to enter the Assessor's email address. The Assessor will be emailed a link with the request to provide their comments/reference in support of the nomination for the National Scholarship Program.

    *Once the email is sent out the student must follow up with the assessor and school administrator to let him/her know that the email has been sent and to advise them of the deadline to submit their comments/reference and nomination. It is the student’s responsibility to follow up and make sure their application is complete and submitted by the deadline of February 14, 2015.

    2. Transcripts:

    One transcript is required to be submitted with application. The transcript must be submitted by the school. The school will be able to upload the transcript to your application. Note: Transcript is for the National Scholarship Program only. It will not be used for admission application purposes.

    Information regarding how to upload the transcript will be included in the email that is sent to the school administrator. DEADLINE to provide the transcript is February 14, 2015.

    3. Essay:

    You are required to submit an original essay written by you on an issue important to you, of public concern. The length of essay should be no less than 1000 words and no greater than 1250 words. You will have the ability to upload your essay in PDF format. For further instructions see 'Essay' section in the on-line application.

    Access to National Scholarship application:

    In order to access the National Scholarship application you will need your OUAC reference number and date of birth. Please be aware that there is a delay between the date that you submit your admission application to OUAC and when Western receives your information and it is uploaded to our system. It will be a minimum 4 to 5 business days from the date that you submitted your admission application to OUAC before you are able to access the National Scholarship application.

    Please click below to access The National Scholarship Application.