Lakehead University provides over $11 million annually to students in the form of scholarships, bursaries and awards.
Our Entrance Scholarships recognize the hard work and effort our future students put in to their studies, prior to enroling at Lakehead. That is why we offer one of the leading scholarship programs for future students in the country.
Take a closer look at the various Entrance Scholarships & Awards available to you as a new student to Lakehead - be sure to check out the criteria and any applications and deadline dates.
Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships & Awards
|Entrance Scholarships (Domestic Students)|
Lakehead University offers one of the top entrance scholarship programs to direct from high school Canadian students in the country.
Academic Entrance Scholarships 2019-2020
Who Is Eligible?
Academic Entrance Scholarships are automatically awarded, with no application required, to scholars entering Lakehead University directly from a recognized Canadian high school curriculum.
Are Entrance Scholarships Renewable?
Yes – students awarded a renewable Academic Entrance Scholarship must maintain a minimum 80% or 90% average in each academic year, according to the terms found in the Scholarship Offer. A normal full course load is required in each year of study.
* Renewable providing a 90% average is achieved in each academic year. If a student’s university academic average falls between 80.0% - 89.9%, the student will receive an amended scholarship valued at $2,500 / year for each subsequent academic year for the remaining term of the scholarship.
† Renewable providing an 80% average is achieved in each academic year.
How and When Are Entrance Scholarship Offers Made?
Entrance Scholarship averages are calculated at three separate times throughout the year. The highest offer is provided to you and your scholarship offer cannot decrease.
May: Top six (6) Grade 12 U or M midterm and final academic marks will be used at the time of the scholarship offer.
July: Top six (6) Grade 12 U or M final marks will be used at the time of the scholarship offer.
If you are from a different province, you must ensure your transcript is provided to the Office of Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions as per the following:
Can The Value Of My Entrance Scholarship Offer Change?
Yes, your scholarship offer can always improve! Your final Entrance Scholarship value will be the best value from any of the three rounds.
|Entrance Scholarships (International)|
Lakehead University’s International Entrance Scholarships recognize the academic achievements of international students entering into full-time undergraduate studies. Students are automatically considered. No scholarship application required!
International Entrance Scholarships 2019-2020
1Renewable provided a 90% average is achieved in each academic year. If a student's university academic average falls between 80.0%-89.9%, the student will receive an amended scholarship valued at $5,000 CAD/year for each subsequent academic year for the remaining term of the scholarship.
2Renewable providing an 80% average is achieved in each academic year.
3Non-renewable, one-time only scholarship awarded in Year 1.
4Maximum length of scholarship term is 4 academic years or until the first degree is awarded, whichever occurs first. Recipients whose status changes and may be charged domestic fees will have their scholarship value reassessed to equate to the domestic entrance scholarship grid and regulations.
Who Is Eligible?
International Entrance Scholarships are automatically awarded, with no application required, to non-Canadian citizens who are entering Lakehead University from a recognized high school curriculum or who are transferring from an international college or university. The scholarship is available to the top international high school students applying to Lakehead University for 2019-2020.
How and When are Entrance Scholarship Offers Made?
Entrance Scholarship averages are awarded based on the Canadian equivalent of your average used for admission consideration. Scholarship Offers will be on-going. A limited number of International Entrance Scholarships are available. International students considering Lakehead University are encouraged to apply to the University early in order to be considered for the two Entrance Scholarship rounds.
Is my Scholarship Renewable?
Yes - Students awarded an International Entrance Scholarship valued at $5,000/year and greater may renew their entrance scholarship provided the minimum academic requirements are met. Renewable International Entrance Scholarships will be paid at the rate received, either $7,500 or $5,000, and are available for a maximum of 4 years. Students must maintain a minimum 80% average in each academic year, according to the terms found in the Scholarship Offer. A normal full course load is required in each year of study.
No - Students awarded an International Entrance Scholarship of $4,000 are non-renewable, and are a one-time payment.
Can my entrance scholarship be applied to my academic English program costs?
No. Your Entrance Scholarship will be applied to your first year tuition to an undergraduate degree program once you have successfully completed Lakehead University's Academic English Program.
*Please note that all of the above scholarship values, eligibility requirements, and criteria are subject to change without notice.
Up to 2 x $30,000 ($7,500/year for 4 years)
When to Apply:
The Presidential Scholarship application becomes available in October each year. Click here for the 2019/2020 application.
Awarded to up to two (2) outstanding Canadian high school students annually who have achieved a minimum 90% average and have demonstrated leadership qualities and made significant contributions to their high school and community. Candidates selected for an interview will have his/her expenses paid to travel to the Thunder Bay or Orillia campus.
Application Deadline: April 25, 2019 for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Please email all documents, including reference letters, in one email indicating PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION in the subject heading to Student Central at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note: Incomplete applications/applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
|Northwestern Ontario & Simcoe County Citizenship Scholarship|
$3,000 (for 1st year only)
Supplemental Application Package Tips:
|Alumni Association Entrance Award|
Is one of your parents an alumni of Lakehead University? Then why not apply for the Lakehead University Alumni Association Entrance Award? The award is a $2,500 renewable scholarship and is selected by the Lakehead University Alumni Association.
How do I qualify?
For all applicants, the Lakehead University Alumni Association reviews "Conditions of the Award" and awards the scholarship to a deserving applicant. To view the conditions please visit the following link: Lakehead University Alumni Association.
How and when do I apply?
The Lakehead University Alumni Association handles all applications and sets the deadline annually for this award. Please refer to the Application Form found here for current information: Lakehead University Alumni Association's website.
|Entrance Athletic Scholarships for Varsity Athletes|
Up to $4,500
Entrance student athletes with a minimum admission average of 80%, who meet CIS and OUA eligibility criteria, and who will be members of a 2019-2020 Lakehead University Varsity team are eligible for consideration.
You are encouraged to contact the Lakehead University Department of Athletics for more information:
Lakehead University Athletics
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON
Phone: (807) 343-8213
|Specialist High Skills Major Award|
The Province of Ontario created the specialist high skills major (SHSM) program to help meet the needs, interests, and strengths of all students, engaging them in learning and better preparing them for graduation and beyond.
That is why Lakehead University has created the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Award and made it available to students entering directly from high school and who have a SHSM designation on their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Our SHSM Award is designed to help you continue exploring your interests and set your own path.
Deadline: April 15, 2019 at 4:30 pm for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Application: The application form can be found here. To apply, submit the completed application form to Student Central by the deadline above. You can submit in person, or by email by sending the form to email@example.com.
Awarding of Bursaries:
Your application will be reviewed by the Office of Enrolment Services - Student Awards & Financial Aid and you will be notified of your eligible award amount. In order to receive the award, you must register and attend a full-time undergraduate program at Lakehead University starting September 2019. The award will be credited to your Lakehead University Statement of Account and applied towards your tuition fees for the 2019/2020 school year.
If you are a transfer student that will be registered in full-time undergraduate studies at Lakehead University in a diploma or first degree program, you may be eligible for the Transfer Student Award.
Deadline: The application for the 2019-2020 academic year will be open from March 1 to June 30, 2019.
To complete your application, a current transcript and grading scheme/legend (final grades) must be received by Enrolment Services- Student Awards and Financial Aid by June 30, 2019. Please ensure your Lakehead student number is included. Applications without an accompanying transcript will not be considered. Please note that transcripts may be official or unofficial and must include your full name and institution on the submitted copy (handwritten, or typed names will not be considered complete).
The award is offered on the basis of full-time academic performance in the most recent year of post-secondary studies. The value depends on the quality and number of eligible students in a given year.
Students will be prompted to complete the Transfer Bursary Application as part of this application to determine financial need.
Students must first login to myInfo with their user name and password. This information is provided on the Letter of Acknowledgement provided to every student after applying to Lakehead University. From here, students will be redirected to the application.
|Lakehead-Georgian Entrance Award|
4 programs, 4 unique awards
For the 2019/20 academic year Lakehead University – Georgian College have partnered to provide 4 unique awards for our 4 unique programs.
Lakehead University – Georgian College Engineering Entrance Award
Lakehead University – Georgian College Computer Science Entrance Award
Lakehead University – Georgian College Applied Life Sciences Entrance Award
Lakehead University – Georgian College Environmental Sustainability Entrance Award
Terms & Conditions
FAQ: Lakehead University –Georgian College Program Entrance Awards
What is the value of the Lakehead University – Georgian College Program Entrance Award?
The total value of the award is $4,000. All awards are provided in two installments half in the fall semester and the remaining half in the winter semester provided full-time registration.
Is the award renewable?
No, the Lakehead University – Georgian College Program Entrance Awards is not renewable.
How many Lakehead University – Georgian College Program Awards are available?
There are 20 awards that are available per program. The maximum number of LU-GC Program Awards that can be held by a student is one, but a student may receive multiple offers.
How do I apply?
No application is necessary, all applicants will be automatically considered if they have applied before March 29, 2019.
Are these awards first-come, first-served?
No, but preference will be provided to students from Central Ontario (e.g. Simcoe County, York Region), and to remain eligible for the award applicants must accept their offer of admission by the deadline in their offer letter.
Can I receive other awards and scholarships available to Lakehead or Georgian students?
You are able to receive other awards from Lakehead University. As a Lakehead-Georgian student you are considered for all of our award opportunities. In some cases you may need to submit additional information such as a budget or essay, so make sure you watch for advertised deadlines.
If I get a free tuition scholarship can I still get this award?
No, the maximum value that you can receive in scholarships from Lakehead University – Georgian College is free tuition. You may be considered for other funding such as a bursary or an award if you demonstrate financial need on an application.
I received an entrance scholarship other than the free tuition scholarship can I still get this award?
You can combine a Lakehead University Entrance Scholarship and this award up to the maximum value of free tuition.
What is free tuition?
Free tuition is the value of the courses that you enroll in, it does not include ancillary or additional program fees.
I cannot attend in 2019/2020, can I defer my award for a year?
No, all applicants must enrol full-time for the 2019/20 academic year in the program that is available for the award.
Undergraduate Entrance Bursaries
While our Entrance Scholarships recognize academic merit, our Entrance Bursaries provide a form of financial assistance based on financial need. Review the various Bursaries available and be sure to submit your application!
|Campus Tour Bursary|
Whether you are visiting us for a Campus Tour or a Campus Open House, we offer up to $500 in financial assistance to prospective students who are currently in grade 12 and travelling from a distance to come experience what it is like to be a student at Canada's #1 Value Added University. The application must be submitted within three weeks of your campus visit and you must have visited campus by July 14, 2019.
There is no better way to find out if Lakehead University is the right place for you than to see it for yourself. Hundreds of students and their families visit Lakehead every year from across Ontario and the rest of Canada. We know how important it is for you to have the opportunity to explore the campus, check out residence, meet with your future professors and get a feel for our cities!
Awarding of Bursary:
Enrolment Services - Student Awards & Financial Aid will notify you of your eligible bursary amount. In order to receive the bursary, you must register and attend a full-time undergraduate program at Lakehead University starting September 2019. The bursary will be credited to your Lakehead University Statement of Account and applied towards your tuition fees for the 2019-2020 school year.
For more information on the Campus Tour Bursary, please contact Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Recruitment at (807) 343-8500 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lakehead University's exceptional entrance bursary program can provide students entering directly from high school funds to help pay for their education. This is an excellent opportunity to see how Lakehead can further support your education.
Value: Up to $2,300
Application: available January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 through myInfo! Please be sure to check back at that time!
Awarding of Bursaries:
Initial round of entrance bursary offers to be extended on April 15 with the final round occurring on June 30. Early applications will be approved within 5 business days following the April 15 deadline allowing students to plan their budget for the 2019-2020 academic year. Approved bursaries will be credited to the qualified students Lakehead University account as of the first day of classes.
|Transfer & Mature Student Bursaries|
Are you a transfer or mature student who will be attending Lakehead University in the fall semester? If yes, then you will want to apply for this opportunity. The Transfer and Mature student bursary is available for students that are coming to Lakehead University, but not directly from high school.
Value: Up to $1,000
Deadline: Open from March 2019 to June 2019