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In-Course (Returning Student) Awards

In-Course Awards recognize the achievements of current undergraduate students returning to studies for the following year. Some awards are determined on the basis of academic merit, while others also require students to submit supplementary documentation (e.g. resume, reference letter) in order to be considered.


Some awards are open to students across the university, while others are intended for students studying a specific discipline. One award may be looking at a student’s overall academic performance and extracurricular activities, while another may looking at the grades in only one specific course. Awards terms can vary greatly, so it is important to look at the specific conditions in the award descriptions.

Click here to view the full list of awards, academic regulations and conditions for eligibility to receive In-Course Awards (Award Category B) and Specific Achievement Awards (Award Category D).

When to Apply

Students must apply through mosaic by 15 April 2018. Supplementary documentation (e.g. statement, CV) must be submitted by 30 April 2018 to Student Financial Aid and Scholarships in Gilmour Hall 120.

How to Apply

Students can now apply through your Mosaic Student Centre:

  • Click ‘Apply for Financial Aid’
  • Choose ‘Aid by Application’

If you have any trouble or questions, please contact Nancy Solano, Awards Officer, at solanon@mcmaster.ca