Western's National Scholars
The National Scholarship Program is Western's most prestigious award for first-year undergraduate students, designed to recognize all-round excellence. They are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic performance to candidates who demonstrate ability for creative and innovative thought and a passion for the pursuit of learning. National Scholarships also recognize exceptional achievement in extracurricular activities such as the arts and athletics. A special emphasis is placed on a candidate’s commitment to community service through ongoing contributions to school and community life.
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholars
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. It is worth $50,000 per year for three years and is available to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities.
Ontario Trillium Scholars
The Ontario Trillium Scholarship (OTS) program has been launched by the Ontario government as part of its initiative to attract top international students to Ontario universities for PhD studies. It will raise the profile and prestige of Ontario universities internationally, and contribute directly to Ontario’s economic performance by bringing highly educated individuals to the province.
Arguably the world's most prestigious and best known student award, the Rhodes Scholarships were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford