Scholarships are one of the best ways to help you fund your education. Get rewarded for your academic achievements, involvement in the community and other extra-curricular activities. The best part is that they don’t have to be paid back!
Entrance awards are monetary awards given to incoming students based on academic merit and, in some cases, other forms of earned merit (community involvement, leadership, etc.). Most are automatically awarded, while some require an application. International students are eligible for McMaster’s automatic entrance awards but you’ll have to review the criteria for each award by application to determine your eligibility.
In-course awards are for full- and part-time undergraduate students not in their graduating year.
- Some awards are open to students in any faculty or program.
- Others are specific to certain faculties, programs, years, etc. This means your list of available scholarships might be different than your friends.
- International students can apply for the same awards as domestic students.
Graduating Student Awards
These awards are for students in their graduating year. These awards are open to international and domestic students but you’ll need to review the criteria for each award to determine your eligibility.
Organizations (cultural groups, foundations, religious groups, etc.) and companies often offer scholarships. These awards are external to McMaster and are open to students from many universities/colleges. There are no limits on the number of external scholarships you can be awarded!
Not sure where to find external scholarships? Try a quick Google search or check out these websites: