UWSA – University of Windsor Students' Alliance

Scholarships

We are so excited to announce that applications for scholarships are now open for the 2023-2024 year. The UWSA is offering over $18,000 in scholarships and bursaries. UWSA scholarships are given out based on academic performance, extracurricular activities or community involvement. All undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

In order to be eligible to apply for a scholarship, you must be a UWSA member in the Winter 2024 semester. 

A UWSA member is a full-time undergraduate student. Full-time is defined as taking 4 or 5 courses. This includes JD and MD programs.

  Last day to submit applications is March 22, 2024 at 11:59pm and all recipients will be notified by the week of March 25, 2024 and will be invited to attend the UWSA’s annual gala taking place on April 5, 2024.

If you have any questions about scholarships, please email vpfuwsa@uwindsor.ca.

 

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FINANCIAL HARDSHIP  (3 x $1000) 

We are thrilled to announce a scholarship opportunity dedicated to supporting students who are facing financial hardships. This scholarship is designed to help students whose financial challenges may hinder their educational progress. It aims to alleviate some of the financial burdens, allowing students to focus more on their studies and less on financial constraints.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student at the University of Windsor.
  2. Must demonstrate financial need that impacts their ability to continue their education.
  3. Must provide evidence of their financial hardship, such as a letter explaining their situation or a financial aid award letter.
 

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form with personal and educational information on Qualtrics.
  • An essay of no more than 500 words describing your financial hardship and how this scholarship would support your educational journey.
  • Evidence of their financial hardship, such as proof of OSAP.
 

Award Details:

  • The scholarship will provide $1000 in financial assistance to the selected recipients, to be used towards tuition, textbooks, and other educational expenses.
 

Deadline:

  • The application deadline is March 22, 2024, at 11:59 PM.
 

* We encourage all eligible students experiencing financial hardships to apply for this scholarship opportunity.

 
 
 
 
 

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE (3 x $1,000) 

We are excited to introduce a scholarship for students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievements. This scholarship recognizes and rewards students who have excelled in their studies, showing outstanding intellectual ability, dedication, and academic performance.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student at the University of Windsor.
  2. Must have at least an 80% cumulative average.
  3. Must have a record of academic excellence across their coursework.
  4. Must submit the most recent transcript and a list of academic achievements as detailed in Qualtrics.
 

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form with personal and educational information on Qualtrics.
  • An essay of no more than 500 words highlighting your academic achievements and how you strive for academic excellence.
  • Most recent unofficial transcript.
 

Award Details:

  • The scholarship will offer $1000 in financial assistance to the selected recipients, for use towards tuition, textbooks, and other educational expenses.
 

Deadline:

  • The application deadline is March 22, 2024, at 11:59 PM.
 

*We invite all eligible students with a strong academic record to apply for this scholarship opportunity.

 
 
 
 
 

LEADERSHIP (2 x $1000)

We are pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for students who have shown excellent capabilities as a leader through their involvement with the community and/or campus. This scholarship aims to support and encourage student leaders who have made a positive impact on their campus and in their community.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student at the University of Windsor.
  2. Must provide evidence of their leadership skills, such as a portfolio of leadership projects or a list of accomplishments as detailed in Qualtrics.
  3. Must have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills through involvement on their campus.

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form with personal and educational information on Qualtrics.
  • An essay of no more than 500 words detailing your experiences with leadership and how you have helped shape campus/community.
 

Award Details:

  • The scholarship will provide $500 in financial assistance to the selected recipients to be used towards tuition, textbooks, and other educational expenses.
 

Deadline:

  • The application deadline is March 22, 2024, at 11:59 PM.
 
*We encourage all eligible students who have shown excellent capabilities as a leader through their involvement on campus to apply for this scholarship opportunity.
 
 
 
 
 

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, and decolonization (3 X $500)

This scholarship is designed to support and recognize students who are from a racialized or marginalized community or have an interest in research/work in the field of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization (EDID). The scholarship aims to encourage and empower students who are dedicated to advancing social justice and equity in their communities and beyond. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student at the University of Windsor.
  2. Must self-identify or be a part of a racialized or marginalized community.
 

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form with personal and educational information. 
  • A clear and well-written essay of no more than 500 words that describes the applicant’s personal story, challenges they have faced as a member of a marginalized community or in pursuing EDID research/work, their aspirations, and how the scholarship will help them achieve their goals. 
 

Award Details:

  • The scholarship will provide $500 in financial assistance to the selected recipients to be used towards tuition, textbooks, and other educational expenses.
 

Deadline:

  • The application deadline is March 22, 2024, at 11:59 PM.
 

*We encourage all eligible students who are committed to promoting equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization to apply for this scholarship opportunity.

 

 
 
 
 
 

Brighter Futures for BIPOC Womxn (2 x $500)

This scholarship is designed to support and recognize full-time undergraduate students who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC) Womxn. The scholarship aims to empower and uplift BIPOC Womxn who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement, community involvement, and leadership skills despite facing systemic barriers and discrimination. 

Eligibility Criteria: 

  1. Must be a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student at the University of Windsor.
  2. Must self-identify as a member of the BIPOC Womxn community.
 

Application Requirements: 

  • Completed application form with personal and educational information. 
  • A clear and well-written essay of no more than 500 words that describes the applicant’s personal story, challenges they have faced as a BIPOC Womxn, their aspirations, and how the scholarship will help them achieve their goals. 
 

Award Details: 

  • The scholarship will provide up to $500 in financial assistance to the selected recipients to be used towards tuition, textbooks, and other educational expenses. 
 

Deadline: 

  • The application deadline is March 22, 2024, at 11:59 PM.
 

*We encourage all eligible BIPOC Womxn students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement, community involvement, and leadership skills to apply for this scholarship opportunity. This scholarship is intended to provide financial support and opportunities for professional growth to help BIPOC Womxn students achieve their academic and career goals, and pave the way for a brighter future. 

 
 
 
 
 

JASON SOLOMON RISE ABOVE (2 x $500)

We are pleased to offer the Jason Solomon Rise Above award, a scholarship opportunity for full-time, undergraduate students who self-identify as Black African, Black Caribbean, Black North American, multi-racial students who have and identify with their Black ancestry, etc. This scholarship aims to support and recognize students who have demonstrated resilience and perseverance in the face of challenges and obstacles related to their identity and background.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student at the University of Windsor.
  2. Must self-identify as Black African, Black Caribbean, Black North American, multi-racial students who have and identify with their Black ancestry, etc.
 

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form with personal and educational information.
  • An essay of no more than 500 words describing your personal journey and how you have risen above challenges and obstacles related to your identity and background.
 

Award Details:

  • The scholarship will provide $500 in financial assistance to the selected recipients to be used towards tuition, textbooks, and other educational expenses.
 

Deadline:

  • The application deadline is March 22, 2024, at 11:59 PM.
 

*We encourage all eligible students who have demonstrated resilience and perseverance in the face of challenges related to their identity and background to apply for this scholarship opportunity.

 
 
 
 
 

ACCESSIBILITY (1 x $500) 

We are excited to offer an Accessibility Scholarship designed for students who encounter accessibility challenges and are underrepresented due to limited accessibility resources. This scholarship is committed to empowering students with disabilities, helping them achieve their academic and professional aspirations.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  1. Must be a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student at the University of Windsor.
  2. Applicants must possess a documented disability that acts as a barrier to their accessibility.
  3. Applicants should be among those underrepresented in terms of accessibility in their educational or career paths.

 

Application Requirements: 

  • A fully completed application form, including personal and educational details, submitted through Qualtrics.
  • An essay of no more than 500 words detailing your experiences with accessibility challenges. Describe how overcoming these barriers has shaped your academic journey and personal growth, and how the scholarship will assist in achieving your future goals.
 

Award Details: 

  • The scholarship will provide up to $500 in financial assistance to the selected recipient to be used towards tuition, textbooks, and other educational expenses. 
 

Deadline: 

  • The application deadline is March 22, 2024, at 11:59 PM.
 

*We encourage all eligible students who posses a documented disability to apply for this scholarship opportunity.

 
 
 
 
 

WAWIIATANONG SCHOLARSHIP (2 x $500) 

We are pleased to offer the Wawiiatanong scholarship, which is an opportunity for full-time, undergraduate students who identify as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit. This scholarship aims to support and recognize students who have demonstrated resilience and perseverance in the face of challenges and obstacles related to their identity and background.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student at the University of Windsor.
  2. Must identify as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit.
  3. Must provide proof of Status, Citizenship Card, or Inuit Land Claim Agreement.
 

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form with personal and educational information on Qualtrics.
  • A clear and well-written essay of no more than 500 words that describes the applicant’s personal story, challenges they have faced as a member of their community, their aspirations, and how the scholarship will help them achieve their goals.  
  • Proof of Status, Citizenship Card, or Inuit Land Claim Agreement.
 

Award Details:

  • The scholarship will provide $500 in financial assistance to the selected recipients to be used towards tuition, textbooks, and other educational expenses.
 

Deadline:

  • The application deadline is March 22, 2024, at 11:59 PM.
 

*We encourage all eligible students that identify as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit to apply for this scholarship opportunity.

Student Advocate (1 x $500) 

We are pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to advocating for student rights on their campus and in their community. This scholarship aims to support and encourage student advocates who have shown great initiative in promoting positive change for their fellow students.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student at the University of Windsor.
  2. Must have demonstrated a commitment to advocating for student rights on their campus and in their community.
  3. Must provide evidence of their advocacy work.
 

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form with personal and educational information on Qualtrics.
  • An essay of no more than 500 words, detailing your engagement in advocating for student rights on campus and in your community. Describe the challenges you’ve encountered and how overcoming these barriers has shaped your academic journey and personal growth.
 

Award Details:

  • The scholarship will provide $500 in financial assistance to the selected recipient to be used towards tuition, textbooks, and other educational expenses.
 

Deadline:

  • The application deadline is March 22, 2024, at 11:59 PM.
 

*We encourage all eligible students that have demonstrated a commitment to advocating for student rights on their campus and in their community to apply for this scholarship opportunity.

 
 
 
 
 

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT (2 X $750)

We are pleased to offer a scholarship to students who have demonstrated significant involvement and contribution to campus life. This scholarship supports students who actively engage in campus activities, clubs, and organizations, making a positive impact on the campus community.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student at the University of Windsor.
  2. Must have shown significant involvement in campus activities, clubs, or organizations.
  3. Must provide a portfolio or list of campus involvement and contributions as detailed in Qualtrics.
 

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form with personal and educational information on Qualtrics.
  • An essay of no more than 500 words detailing your involvement on campus and the impact of your contributions.
 

Award Details:

  • The scholarship will provide $750 in financial assistance to the selected recipients to be used towards any educational or professional development expenses, such as tuition, textbooks, career coaching, or certification programs.
 

Deadline:

  • The application deadline is March 22, 2024, at 11:59 PM.
 

*We encourage all students who have been actively involved in enriching campus life to apply for this scholarship opportunity.

 
 
 
 
 

International Student Leader (2 x $500) 

We are pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for international students who have shown excellent capabilities as a leader through their involvement on campus. This scholarship aims to support and encourage international student leaders who have made a positive impact on their campus and in their community.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate international student at the University of Windsor.
  2. Must have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills through involvement on their campus.
  3. Must provide evidence of their leadership skills, such as a portfolio of leadership projects or a list of accomplishments as detailed in Qualtrics.
 

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form with personal and educational information on Qualtrics.
  • An essay of no more than 500 words describing your contributions to campus and how you have demonstrated leadership. Describe the challenges you’ve faced as an international student and how overcoming these barriers has not only shaped your academic journey but also your personal growth.
 

Award Details:

  • The scholarship will provide $500 in financial assistance to the selected recipients to be used towards tuition, textbooks, and other educational expenses.
 

Deadline:

  • The application deadline is March 22, 2024, at 11:59 PM.
 

*We encourage all eligible international students who have shown excellent capabilities as a leader through their involvement on campus to apply for this scholarship opportunity.

 
 
 
 
 

Womxn in STEM (1 x $500)

We are pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity specifically for women in STEM. This scholarship aims to support and encourage women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must identify as a womxn and be a student currently enrolled in a program specific to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics at the University of Windsor.
  2. Must be a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student at the University of Windsor.
  1. Must demonstrate dedication towards their field of study, community and academics.


Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form with personal and educational information on Qualtrics.
  • An essay of no more than 500 words, detail your dedication to your field of study, community engagement, and academic achievements within the STEM, specifically as a womxn navigating this space. Describe the challenges you’ve faced and how overcoming these barriers has not only shaped your academic journey but also your personal growth.
 

Award Details:

  • The scholarship will provide up to $500 in financial assistance to the selected recipient to be used towards tuition, textbooks, and other educational expenses.
 

Deadline:

  • The application deadline is March 22, 2024, at 11:59 PM.
 

*We encourage all eligible women pursuing degrees in STEM fields to apply for this scholarship opportunity.

 
 
 
 
 

STUDENT GROUP ACHIEVEMENT (1 x $500)

We are pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for students who have recently created or turned around a club/group on campus and helped it thrive. This scholarship aims to recognize and support students who have demonstrated innovation, leadership, and commitment in building and growing a club/group on their campus.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student at the University of Windsor.
  2. Must have recently created or turned around a club/group on campus and helped it thrive.
  3. Must provide evidence of their club/group leadership and impact, such as a portfolio of club/group projects, a list of accomplishments, or a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or community leader.
 

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form with personal and educational information on Qualtrics.
  • An essay of no more than 500 words describing your experience creating or turning around a club/group on campus and how you helped it thrive.
  • Evidence of your club/group leadership and impact, such as a portfolio of club/group projects, a list of accomplishments, or a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or community leader.
 

Award Details:

  • The scholarship will provide two $500 scholarships in to the selected recipient to be used towards tuition, textbooks, and other educational expenses.
 

Deadline:

  • The application deadline is March 22, 2024, at 11:59 PM.
 

*We encourage all eligible students who have recently created or turned around a club/group on campus and helped it thrive to apply for this scholarship opportunity.

 
 
 
 
 

CREATIVE TALENT (1 x $500)

We are pleased to announce an artistic scholarship opportunity for students who have shown great appreciation and dedication to arts on campus through music, theatre, or visual arts. This scholarship aims to recognize and support students who have demonstrated exceptional talent and commitment in the arts.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student at the University of Windsor.
  2. Must have demonstrated exceptional talent and dedication in music, theatre, or visual arts on campus, as evidenced by their participation in related activities, events, performances, or exhibitions.
 

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form with personal and educational information on Qualtrics.
  • An essay of no more than 500 words describing your appreciation for and dedication to music, theatre, or visual arts on campus.
  • A portfolio of your work, which may include recordings, photographs, videos, or other related materials, showcasing your exceptional talent and dedication in music, theatre, or visual arts.
 

Award Details:

  • The scholarship will provide $500 in financial assistance to the selected recipient to be used towards tuition, textbooks, and other educational expenses.
 

Deadline:

  • The application deadline is March 22, 2024, at 11:59 PM.
 

*We encourage all eligible students who have demonstrated exceptional talent and dedication in music, theatre, or visual arts on campus to apply for this scholarship opportunity.

 
 
 
 
 

STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR (1 X $500)

We are excited to announce a scholarship opportunity for entrepreneurial students who operate their own business while pursuing their education. This scholarship aims to support and encourage students who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit, drive, and leadership while balancing the demands of school and business.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student at the University of Windsor.
  2. Must be the owner and operator of their own business.
  3. Must provide evidence of their business ownership, such as a business license, tax returns, or a letter from a business partner or mentor.
 

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form with personal and educational information as per Qualtrics.
  • An essay of no more than 500 words describing your business, how you started it, and how you have balanced the demands of school and entrepreneurship.
  • Evidence of your business ownership, such as a business license, tax returns, or a letter from a business partner or mentors.
 

Award Details:

  • The scholarship will provide $500 in financial assistance to the selected recipient to be used towards tuition, textbooks, and other educational expenses.
 

Deadline:

  • The application deadline is March 22, 2024, at 11:59 PM.
 

*We encourage all eligible entrepreneurial students who operate their own business while pursuing their education to apply for this scholarship opportunity. 

 
 
 
 
 

student athlete (1 x $500)

We are pleased to offer a scholarship opportunity for students who excel in athletics. This scholarship aims to recognize and support student-athletes who have demonstrated exceptional talent, dedication, and sportsmanship in their chosen athletic field.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student at the University of Windsor.
  2. Must have participated in an intercollegiate or intramural sport, and demonstrated exceptional talent, dedication, and sportsmanship in their chosen athletic field.
 

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form with personal and educational information on Qualtrics.
  • An essay of no more than 500 words describing your athletic achievements, dedication, and sportsmanship, and how your athletic pursuits have impacted your personal and academic life.
  • A copy of your athletic resume, highlighting your achievements, awards, and honors in your chosen sport.
 

Award Details:

  • The scholarship will provide $500 in financial assistance to the selected recipient to be used towards tuition, textbooks, and other educational expenses.
 

Deadline:

  • The application deadline is March 22, 2024, AT 5:00 PM.
 

*We encourage all eligible student-athletes who have demonstrated exceptional talent, dedication, and sportsmanship in their chosen athletic field to apply for this scholarship opportunity.