Faculty of Engineering Scholarships

Entrepreneurial Spirit Award

Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student in the Faculty of Engineering who demonstrates passion, persistence, and achievement in developing an innovative or entrepreneurial idea through the use of engineering principles.  Online applications must be submitted through the undergraduate engineering services website by January 30th. Candidates must include an essay (max 800 words) describing their idea and their plan for its continued development, including how the award money will be used to help advance this idea.  The essay should also provide some details which demonstrate the applicant's passion, persistence and achievement in developing this idea or other prior entrepreneurial initiatives.  The recipient will be selected by the John M. Thompson Chair in Engineering Leadership & Innovation.   This award was established by Gary G. Mottershead (BESc.'75, MBA `77). Value: 1 at $1,000 Effective: 2016-2017 academic year.

Please apply here https://westerneng.awardspring.ca/


The J.P. Bickell Foundation Mining Scholarship Program

Awarded to full-time undergraduate students in second, third or fourth year (minimum 70% average) enrolled in the geological and geophysical fields, which include earth sciences, environmental geosciences, geological sciences, and civil engineering with a geoenvironmental specialization. Preference will be given to students in earth sciences with an interest in pursuing studies in mining. Students must submit a brief essay (maximum 250 words) describing the courses in which they are enrolled and their interests in mining to the Department of Earth Sciences in the Faculty of Science.  Individuals will be chosen based on their application letter and degree of interest/participation in mining studies and the mining field.  A selection committee in Earth Sciences, in consultation with a representative from Engineering, will select the recipient.  Value: Each scholarship is a minimum $2,000 (maximum $5,000) and the number available annually will vary depending on the pool of eligible applicants. At the discretion of the University's selection committee, a portion of the funds may be allocated to meet student costs to defray expenses associated with mining-related field trips.

How to apply: Applicants must provide a brief essay (maximum 250 words) describing their interest in mining by mid-March to:

Amy Wickham Academic Program Coordinator Department of Earth Sciences Western University Biological & Geological Sciences Building, Room 1036 London, ON, Canada N6A 5B7 e. awickham@uwo.ca 


Linamar Scholarships for Women in Engineering and Business 

An exciting opportunity for young women, the Linamar Scholarships for Women in Engineering and Business are awarded annually to female students entering HBA 1 with the intention of completing the dual degree program in Engineering and Ivey (BESc/HBA) based on academic achievement and a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in engineering and business. Students will be required to complete an application form by February 16, 2018. With scholarship benefits such as halved tuition and guaranteed employment upon completion of their dual degree, this is truly an unprecedented opportunity. Please note that applicants MUST be in Year 2 engineering applying to the Ivey Business School for September with the intent to purse a combined degree with Engineering. Read more.

Apply Here!

This scholarship was created through a generous gift from the Hasenfratz and Newton Families and Linamar Corporation to promote and encourage women to pursue the dual degree program in Engineering and Ivey (BESc/HBA).

To apply, please log onto the following URL and sign in using your Western University student ID and password.  Should you have any problem logging into the software please send an email to itemplem@uwo.ca with your name and student number.  The following document is a brief outline of the application process - undergraduate/applicant_guide.pdf


Entrance Award Scholarships

Western University/FIRST Engineering Scholarship 

The Western University/FIRST Engineering Scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student entering the Faculty of Engineering who has participated in the FIRST Robotics Competition Team (FRC) in high school.

This application as well as a one-page statement must be submitted to the Faculty of Engineering by April 30 outlining the students participation and role on a FIRST Robotics Competition team, including how the experience was formative in inspiring him or her to pursue an engineering education. Representatives involved with the Robotics Engineering competition in the Faculty of Engineering will select the recipient. This award is supported through the Faculty of Engineering.

Further information can be found here: firstinspires.org/scholarships

Value: 1 at $3,000 - click here for separate application form

External Award Scholarships

Women in Engineering Empowerment Scholarship

Are you a female undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in engineering, science or math? Tacuna Systems is excited to announce our new “Women in Engineering Empowerment Scholarship”.

Women are still very much under-represented in STEM fields both in higher education and in industry. Our goal is to help equip one female student overcome this gender gap by offering $1,000 toward her studies in science, technology, engineering, or math.

Who Can Apply?
Females only
Must be pursuing a degree in STEM: science, technology, engineering or math
Can be an undergraduate or graduate student
Open to students attending a US or Canadian institution
No GPA requirement



Write a 500 word essay answering the following question: What do you think can be done to improve representation of women in STEM fields?

See: https://tacunasystems.com/zc/engineering-empowerment-scholarship for further information

Application Deadline August 1st, 2018.

The winner will be announced by September 1st 2018 and funds will be distributed for Fall 2018 semester.