The University of Waterloo is a public research university with the main campus in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The university is a co-educational institution, with approximately 36,000 undergraduate and 6,200 postgraduate students enrolled there in 2020. Founded in 1956, the university ended up becoming established to fill the need to train engineers and technicians for Canada’s growing postwar economy.
Then it grew substantially over the next decade, adding a faculty of arts in 1960, and the College of Optometry of Ontario (now the School of Optometry and Vision Science), which moved from Toronto in 1967.
Waterloo is a publicly funded research university and a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. It functions on a term-based system, with fall, winter, and spring terms. Undergraduate programs comprise the majority of the school’s enrolment, made up of 25,000 full-time and part-time undergraduate students.
The university conferred 6,000 bachelor’s degrees and first professional degrees, 1,600 master’s degrees, 330 doctoral degrees, during the 2016–2017 academic school year. The university is organized into six faculties, which operate a combined total of thirteen schools and over fifty academic departments. This has easily doubled in the last handful of years.
When it comes to admission for any Engineering or Math programs, there is a large weighting given to the applicant’s supplementary application, extracurricular involvement, adjustment factors for individual high schools, and an admissions video interview.
Arthur F. Church made a sizeable donation to the Bachelor’s Engineering program back in 1976, so other students can have the chance to build their academic excellence further and show an outstanding ability to improve their own field.
This fund is made possible by a donation from Arthur F. Church to encourage exceptional students to attend Waterloo and to assist them in their scholarly pursuits.
- First and foremost, students that apply for this scholarship will need to send in a video that answers questions sent to the individual by a faculty member that will ask interview questions.
- Or students can apply to have a Zoom interview.
- Domestic or international students can apply for this scholarship
- A student’s academic excellence record will be essential during the processing process (since there is no formal application to send in, a student’s academic record of prior engineering skills is essential)
- Each applicant will need to fill out an “Admission Information Form”
- Male or female students may apply
- Also, Permanent Residence students can apply as well
Only students who are in an engineering program qualify for this scholarship application. These programs included are:
- Architectural Engineering (BASc)
- Architecture (BAS)
- Biomedical Engineering (BASc)
- Chemical Engineering (BASc)
- Civil Engineering (BASc)
- Computer Engineering (BASc)
- Electrical Engineering (BASc)
- Environmental Engineering (BASc)
- Geological Engineering (BASc)
- Management Engineering (BASc)
- Mechanical Engineering (BASc)
- Mechatronics Engineering (BASc)
- Nanotechnology Engineering (BASc)
- Software Engineering (BSE)
- Systems Design Engineering (BASc)
International students from these countries can apply:
- United States of America
- The central African Republic
- The Democratic Republic of the Congo
- United Kingdom
- South America
- South Korea
- Marshall Islands
- Papua New Guinea
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sri Lanka
- South Sudan
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
- And many more
As long as international students can present a legal native passport to receive a student visa to study at the University of Waterloo in Canada.
How to Apply
A total of two students can receive this $10,000 apiece scholarship. The main steps each student needs to follow is number one:
- Fill out the admissions form
All applicants need to be seen as already enrolled or accepted students at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. As international students, they need to have all of their required legal paperwork to have a student visa already in the process.
For international students, there will be a need for an English Language Requirement. Candidates whose national language is not English may need to provide proof of English language proficiency by means of TOEFL or IELTS test.
As part of the requirement during application for admission, documents that will be required include academic details, language ability score or certificate scan, copy of the passport, or maybe a personal information card.
Also, it should be noted that interested applicants have to note first that taking admission in an undergraduate degree program at the university is an integral and important part of the scholarship application process. Candidates’ selection will be done by the selection committee which will be automatic upon admission and dependent on the information supplied on the application form.
Reward- Extra Benefits
An incredible $10,000 CAD will be credited to the recipient that is chosen as the successful winner of this scholarship. Even though this scholarship is simply an “entrance” scholarship, the University of Waterloo wants their international students to recognize how far $10,000 CAD can go in terms of educational higher learning.
This $10,000 CAD reward will go towards any fees leftover from unpaid tuition. $10,000 CAD equals about $8,000 USD.
If there are extra funds that remain, the university suggests that the students contact the trust foundation to receive a refund check. Then after this is granted, the check can go towards anything the student may need or want to buy.
The only official deadline presented is the Spring Term. This means the application must be sent in before February or March of 2022 to be able to be part of the 2023 class. This open deadline can easily change to an official date and time, however, it is highly suggested that students check back to the university website encase of these possible changes.
Open Submission Window Time Frame
The open submission window started in late 2021 and will continue throughout the beginning of 2022.
This can easily change and it is highly suggested that students check the website provided for more information.
This is an annual scholarship that awards two students for their excellent academic progress with Engineering. While this scholarship has been around since 1976, the trust foundation page should be checked out as well, to see if any new requirements have been composed.