There are various application processes, forms and deadlines for scholarships, bursaries and awards. Read each award listing closely for specific details. All application forms must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CST on the deadline date.
Step-by-step directions to access award applications in PAWS:
1) Log into the Scholarships and Bursaries channel in PAWS (paws.usask.ca/go/awards)
2) Click on the green "Apply for awards"* button
3) Enter Award Year: 2017-2018 and Award Period: Fall and Winter Terms; select “Continue”
4) Select the application form from the Application drop-down menu; click “Continue”
*The second time you access the application form, it will be under the “View or modify my award applications” rather than the green “Apply for awards” button.
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- AgBio Special Terms and Financial Need Awards - undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources are eligible to apply. There are awards for degree and diploma students. Selection is based on financial need, academic achievement and/or a combination of other selection criteria, as specified by individual award criteria. The 2017-2018 AgBio Special Terms and Financial Need Awards application form will be available in PAWS starting in August until October 15, 2017.
- Continuing Scholarships - continuing students are eligible to apply. Selection is based on academic achievement or a combination of academic achievement and other selection criteria, as specified by individual scholarship criteria. The 2017-2018 Continuing Scholarships application form will open from March to June 1. Recipients will be selected and notified by email by the first day of classes (September 3, 2017). The 2018-2019 Continuing Scholarships application form will be available by March 15, 2018.
- Continuing Bursaries - continuing students are eligible to apply. Selection is based on financial need or a combination of finanical need, academic achievement and/or other selection criteria, as specified by individual award conditions. The 2017-2018 Continuing Bursaries application form will be available in August in PAWS until October 1, 2017. Recipients will be selected and notified by email by January 31, 2017.
- College of Education Awards - undergraduate students in the College of Education are eligible to apply. The 2017-2018 College of Education Awards application form will be available in PAWS starting in August until October 1, 2017.
- College of Engineering Awards - undergraduate students in the College of Engineering are eligible to apply. The 2017-2018 College of Engineering Awards application form will be available in PAWS by mid-August 2017 until October 1, 2017.
- College of Kinesiology Scholarships - undergraduate students in the College of Kinesiology are eligible to apply. The 2016-2017 College of Kinesiology Scholarships application form has closed. The 2017-2018 College of Kinesiology Scholarships application form will be available in mid-March 2017.
- College of Kinesiology Bursaries - undergraduate students in the College of Kinesiology who demonstrate finanical need are eligible to apply. The 2017-2018 College of Kinesiology Bursaries application form will be available in PAWS, starting in August, until October 1, 2017.
- College of Law Bursaries - students registered in any year of the Juris Doctor program are eligible to apply. The Winter 2016 application will open the second week of January 2017 until February 1, 2017.The Fall 2017 application will open the second week of September 2017 until October 1, 2017.
- College of Nursing Scholarships and Bursaries (Fall Term) - undergraduate students in the College of Nursing are eligible to apply. The 2017-2018 application form will be available in PAWS in late August 2017.
- College of Nursing Scholarships and Bursaries (Spring Term) - undergraduate students in the College of Nursing are eligible to apply. The 2017-2018 application form will be available in PAWS in April 2017.
- Financial Need Calculator - NOTE: a stand alone Financial Need Calculator is no longer available. If the Financial Need Calculator is required for award consideration, it will be embedded directly in the application form. If the Financial Need Calculator is required for more than one application form, all forms must be submitted separately; however, Financial Need Calculator responses provided on the first application form will be pre-populated on subsequent application forms within the same academic year. (Colleges or departments wishing to use the Financial Need Calculator must contact firstname.lastname@example.org.)
- Huskie Athletics Awards - There is a separate award application form for each Huskie Athletics team. Student athletes, please select Award Year: 2016-2017 and Award Period: Huskie Athletics, when applying. The 2016-2017 application forms are available in PAWS until October 1, 2016. Application forms for Track & Field and Wrestling will be available until January 5, 2017.
Unless the award conditions state otherwise, undergraduate awards for continuing students are open to full-time students who have successfully completed at least one year of study at the U of S, and:
- have successfully completed a minimum of 18 credit units at the U of S in the previous fall and winter terms (September to April)* with a sessional average of at least 65%. All courses attempted during the fall and winter terms will be used in the average calculation.
*Courses completed during the spring and summer session will not be considered for award purposes.
Dual registered students, in addition to their University of Saskatchewan courses, are completing credit units at another post-secondary institution(s) on a letter of permission from their college/department. The credit units completed at the other institution(s) are transferable towards the completion of a University of Saskatchewan degree. Dual registered students can combine the credit units they completed at the U of S and at the other post-secondary institution(s) they attended to reach the 18 credit units required for scholarship or bursary eligibility.
Students with disabilities who cannot meet the credit unit requirement because of their disability will be given consideration as long as they have been granted approval to study on a reduced course load. Students approved to study on a reduced course load are required to complete 12 credit units during the previous fall and winter terms if they wish to be considered for scholarships or bursaries.
Reduced course load is available to students with permanent disabilities. These students are enrolled in 40-59% of a full course load in each term, but are considered full-time students. To confirm a disability a student can submit one of the following:
- Medical certificate
- Other professional assessment
- Statement from the Disability Services for Students office
- Statement from another disability-related organization
The confirmation must comment on whether the student is engaged in the maximum number of courses the student could be expected to handle given the disability. The onus will be on the student to let the college and department know that they have circumstances that require special consideration. It will be at the discretion of the college or department to determine if a reduced course load exception will apply to awards they administer.
University of Saskatchewan students who receive approval to attend another institution as a visiting student on a letter of permission or as a participant in a formal exchange program will be eligible upon their return for all centrally administered undergraduate awards. During their tenure at the other institution, students must have completed sufficient transferable credit units in the previous Regular Session to meet all scholarship and award credit unit requirements.
At their discretion, college and department award committees may consider visiting and exchange students for college- and department-administered awards.
In all cases, it is the responsibility of students to notify the appropriate awarding body of their wish to be considered for University of Saskatchewan awards, and to provide that body with a complete academic transcript of their previous year of study.
Averages for Huskie Athletes, to be used for the purpose of awarding athletic awards with no academic component, are initially calculated based on all courses attempted during the previous year’s Regular Session (September to April).
If after the Regular Session, the student
- has not successfully completed a minimum of 18 credit units, or
- has not achieved the minimum 65% average as required by CIS,
the average can be re-calculated to include courses completed during the subsequent Spring & Summer Session (May to August).
All courses attempted during either time frame (September to April or September to August) will be used in the calculation of the award average.