Several universities provide scholarships to medal winners at the Canada-Wide Science Fair.
Dalhousie University Faculty of Science Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Dalhousie University, Faculty of Science
A Dalhousie University Faculty of Science entrance scholarship of $5,000 is offered to each gold medal winning senior finalist. A Dalhousie University Faculty of Science entrance scholarship of $2,500 is offered to each silver medal winning senior finalist.
These awards are in addition to any other Dalhousie entrance scholarship awarded through the regular application process; however, students may only claim one CWSF-based scholarship.
UBC Science (Vancouver) Entrance Award
Sponsor: The University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
A UBC Vancouver Science entrance scholarship is offered, $4,000 to each senior gold medalist and $2,000 to each senior silver medalist. To be eligible for the scholarships, finalists must be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Science (Vancouver campus) and register directly from secondary school. Winners who are in grade eleven may defer the award for one year.
A CWSF finalist is eligible to claim only one UBC science entrance scholarship. If a finalist receives multiple scholarships, at the regional or national level, he/she is entitled to claim the scholarship with the greater monetary value (if there is a difference).
Students in a team: If a project presented by two students wins a medal, both team members will be eligible for a full UBC Science Entrance Award.
Multiple prize winners:A student is eligible for one UBC Science scholarship. If a student receives multiple medals over two years, she/he is entitled to claim the award with the greater monetary value (if there is a difference).
Winners at the regional and national level: A student is eligible for one UBC Science scholarship. If a regional UBC Science award recipient goes on to receive an award at the CWSF, she/he is entitled to claim the award with the greater monetary value (if there is a difference).
University of Manitoba
Sponsor: University of Manitoba
The Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) at the University of Manitoba offers a renewable entrance scholarship for students who have been awarded a Gold Medal for a senior project at the Youth Science Canada - Canada-Wide Science Fair. Each year, a maximum of twenty scholarships, valued at $5,000 each, will be offered to undergraduate students who:
- have been awarded a gold medal for a senior project at Youth Science Canada Canada-Wide Science Fair within the previous two years;
- qualify for admission to University 1 or any direct entry program;
- subsequently enrol full-time (minimum 24 credit hours) in University 1 or any direct entry program.
The award is renewable, at the same value, in the second year of study provided that the recipient:
- continues to be enrolled full-time (minimum 24 credit hours) in any faculty or school, excepting the Faculty of Graduate Studies;
- has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0.
A student who has been awarded more than one gold medal for a senior project (i.e., in his or her grade 11 and grade 12 years) will be offered only one renewable CWSF / University of Manitoba Entrance Scholarship.
The CWSF / University of Manitoba Entrance Scholarship may not be held with any other University of Manitoba entrance scholarship, excepting the Chown Centennial Scholarship and the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Scholarship Enhancement.
A recipient who is also named to receive a University of Manitoba renewable entrance award may hold that award, in name only, in the first and second years of study.He/she will be entitled to hold the renewable entrance award in the third and fourth years of study, provided that he/she meets the renewal criteria for that award.
The Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) will notify Financial Aid and Awards of the recipients each year.
Those who accept the University of Manitoba Entrance Scholarships are offered an undergraduate research internship to work with scientists and take part in important scientific discoveries during the summer preceding their first year of studies in an undergraduate program at the University of Manitoba. The recipient will earn $4,000 as a research assistant to one of the world-class professors.
University of Ottawa
Sponsor: University of Ottawa
A University of Ottawa entrance scholarship of $4,000 is offered to each gold medal winning senior finalist; $2,000 to each silver medal winning senior finalist; and $1,000to each bronze medal winning senior finalist.
These awards are in addition to any other University of Ottawa admission scholarship awarded through the regular application process. Awards won at a regional science fair and the CWSF can be combined. Only one national level prize may be claimed. Full scholarship amounts will be awarded to both (2) members of a team (when applicable).
Students must register full time for the first time in an undergraduate program and meet the admission requirements of the faculty concerned. Students must register in a direct-entry faculty (Arts, Engineering, Health Sciences, Science, Social Sciences, Telfer School of Management) or in the Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section.
Western University Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
An Entrance Scholarship of $4,000 is offered to each recipient of a gold medal, $2,000 to each recipient of a silver medal and $1,000 to each recipient of a bronze medal.
A CWSF finalist is eligible to claim only one Western scholarship. If a finalist receives multiple scholarships, within a single year or over multiple years, he/she is entitled to claim the scholarship with the greatest monetary value.