Indigenous ServicesStudent Experience

Financial Aid

Danielle Robinson, our Financial Aid Advisor is here for you. All students are welcome to meet with her to discuss their financial concerns. Stop by 2100, WSSB to see her or book an appointment through She is can answer questions regarding OSAP and external funding for undergraduate and graduate students.

Western Bursaries/Grants/Awards

Western students are automatically considered for bursaries, work-study & need based award programs online via the Financial Assistance Profile Application through their Student Centre:



**It is important to keep your financial profile up to date**

 If you need to change/update your application or profile contact

Emergency Bursaries

Available for students experiencing unusual or emergency situations. Indigenous students must book an appointment with Indigenous Services to be considered on a case by case basis.

To book an appointment call 519-661-4095, email or visit our centre.

Dr. Valio Markkanen Aboriginal Award of Excellence

2 Awards Valued at $1000 each

Deadline: February 15, 2019

Awarded annually to an Aboriginal undergraduate and graduate student (First Nations, Metis and/or Inuit ancestry) at Western's main campus, who has achieved excellence in academics, and has also been actively contributing to the Aboriginal/Indigenous community. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and previous and/or intended future contributions to the Aboriginal community. This award was established with a generous gift from the estate of Dr. Valio Markkanen.

How to Apply:

Students must submit a one-page statement that explains why they are a worthy recipient, as well as a non-official transcript, and one letter of reference, to the Indigenous Services Office (Room 2100, WSSB) by Feb 15th. The recipient will be selected by a committee assembled by the Indigenous Services Office. This award will be presented each spring at the annual Indigenous Student Graduation Ceremony.

Graduate Students

A variety of funding and financial assistance options are available to graduate students. Visit the SGPS website for details and links.

Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)

OGS awards are merit-based scholarships available to students in all disciplines of graduate study. SGPS Scholarships for full details.