Awards and Scholarships

The Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences - Scholarships

*Please note: these scholarships are in addition to UWO entrance scholarships and other awards


Barbara Newbegin Award in Mathematics

Eligible to students enrolled  in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Statistical and Actuarial Science

Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student in Year 3 or 4 of any Honours Specialization module in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Statistical and Actuarial Science, based on 70% minimum average and demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to a female student. Online financial assistance applications are available through Student Center and must be completed by September 30th. The Office of the Registrar will assess the candidate's financial need and then the Scholarship Committee in the Faculty of Science will select the recipient. This award was established by Miss Barbara J. Newbegin (BA '71 Honours Mathematics, MA '72 Mathematics).

Amount: 1 at $3,500

Effective: 2017-2018 to 2023-2024 academic years inclusive

Deadline: September 30 


Class of '49 Scholarship

One award annually to a first year student who has obtained the highest mark in SS1023a/b and who, in the opinion of the Dept. of Stats & Act Sci has achieved a high overall academic standing. No application required.

Amount: $125


Canada Life Actuarial Career Scholarship, Three Year Continuing

This scholarship is no longer active. 


Canada Life Actuarial Career Scholarship, Two Year Continuing

This Scholarship is no longer active. 


Jeffery, Rudd, McKittrick Ethics Award in Actuarial Sciences 

Awarded annually to a student graduating in 4th year from Honours Actuarial Sciences, who has demonstrated a strong understanding of ethics in Actuarial Sciences through their course achievements and statement submission. Candidates are asked to complete an online application by February 1 regarding the importance of ethics in the actuarial profession, as well as their personal ethics philosophy. The Scholarship and Awards Committee in the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences will select the recipient based on a consideration of both their course achievements and the statement submission. Please follow the link for full details. Application required.

Amount: 1 at $1,500

Deadline: February 1, 2021


Manulife Financial Scholarships in Actuarial Sciences

Awarded annually to a student in the third year of an Honours Bachelors degree with an Honors Specialization module in Actuarial Science or a Double Major, one module of which is in Actuarial Science. The scholarship is based on academic achievement (minimum 80%).  Please follow the link below for full details. Application required.

Amount: 1 x $5,200

Deadline: September 30


 V. M. Joshi Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student in an Honors Specialization in Statistics (preferred) or a double Major in an Honors degree which includes Statistics who has maintained at least an 80% average and who has demonstrated need. Application forms can be obtained from Student Center, and must be submitted by September 30. Recipient must be an Ontario resident. Established through generous contributions from friends and family in memory of V.M. Joshi.

Amount:  1 at $750


Mercer Human Resource Consulting 125th Anniversary Alumni Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student in Year 3 or 4 of an Honors Bachelor's degree with an Honors Specialization or Double Major in Actuarial Science, Applied Statistics, Financial Modelling, or Statistics, with a minimum 70% average, demonstrated financial need and university and community involvement preferably in a leadership role. Online financial assistance applications can be accessed through Student Center, and must be submitted by September 30th, along with a one-page statement describing the candidate’s university and community involvement. The Office of the Registrar will determine financial need and the recipient will be selected by the Faculty of Science in consultation with the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences. This award is offered through the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF) program, and recipients must meet Ontario residency requirements. This award was established by a generous donation from Mercer Human Resource Consulting.  

Amount:  1 at $2,000


LifeWorks Continuing Career Scholarship

(formerly Morneau Shepell Career Scholarship)

Awarded to an undergraduate student in second year Honors Specialization in either Actuarial Science or Financial Modelling.

The award goes to FM in odd numbered years, such as 2021, 2023, etc. Application required.

The award goes to AS in even numbered years, such as 2022, 2024, etc. Application required.

Amount:  $3,000, continuing for two years plus two 4-month work experiences. 

Deadline: September 30 of each academic year


RBC Scholarship in Data Science

Awarded annually to students in year 3 of the Computer Science, Data Sciences, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Statistical and Actuarial Sciences program within Western Science or in year 4 of a concurrent BSc/HBA degree in one of these disciplines based on academic achievement and an interest in pursuing a career in big data, data science, artificial intelligence, or advanced analytics.

Students will be required to complete an application form in accordance with the deadline announced annually by Science (September 30). A limited number of applicants will be chosen to participate in an interview. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or eligible to work in Canada. This scholarship will continue for an additional year provided the recipient maintains an 80% average with a full course load. If a recipient selected in year three does not qualify to maintain the scholarship, a replacement recipient in year four will be selected.

A selection committee made up of representatives from the Faculty of Science will short list applicants for the scholarship. Short listed candidates will be interviewed by representatives of RBC and the Faculty of Science RBC Scholarship Selection Committee. Final selection of recipients will be made by the Faculty of Science.

Recipients will have an opportunity to interview for a work term or internship with RBC in a technology position. Students are not guaranteed a work term or internship with RBC.  An offer of full-time employment with RBC may also be extended pending successful completion of the program and work term, at RBC’s sole discretion. A recipient is not obligated to participate in the work term or accept employment with RBC following graduation to receive or retain the scholarship. This scholarship was established by RBC to promote and encourage students in STEM to pursue technology careers in banking.

Deadline to Apply: September 30

Value: 7 scholarships awarded at $12,500 each - continues for two years for a total of $25,000 per recipient

Application Required


TD Women in Data Analytics Undergraduate Bursary

Awarded to a full-time undergraduate female student in any year of an Honors Specialization or Major in Data Science or Double Major that includes Data Science, based on financial need. Online financial assistance applications are available through Student Center and must be completed by October 31. The Office of the Registrar will select the recipients. This bursary was established by TD Bank Group.

Amount: 4 at $5,000


The Honourable Company of Freeman of the City of London, England Scholarship

Awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student in any program of any year who has been accepted to pursue course work or significant scholarly activity for a minimum of three months at a university or college in Greater London Authority or the City of London, England. Preference will be given to graduate students whose scholarly pursuits would benefit from the opportunity to travel and live in London, England. However, undergraduate students applying for an approved exchange program, study abroad or other international experience to take place at a university or college in London, England also may apply. The Honourable Company will endeavour to introduce the student to a Guild event in the City of London, England.
Please contact the International Exchange Program at exchange@uwo.ca or 519-661-2111 ext. 85196 for application details.

Amount: Value: 1 at $5,000 annually ($1,000 of the award to support travel cost, including the cost of attendance at the Annual Dinner of the Honourable Company in Toronto).


 

The Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences - Awards


Undergraduate Research Awards - Summer 2021

Applications are invited for Research Awards for the summer months of 2021 at the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences at the University of Western Ontario.

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The Northern Life Assurance Gold Medal

Awarded to a full time student in a Statistics program with the highest average in their graduating year.


The U.W.O. Gold Medals in Honors Actuarial Science and Statistical Programs

Awarded to a full time student in the respective Honors program with the highest graduating average, minimum 80%


The John Mereu Book Prize

Awarded to the student with the highest average in the life contingency courses:  AS2427A/B, AS2553A/B, AS3429A/B, and AS3431A/B (prior to 2009: AS3427, AS3429, and AS4422).

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