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What are scholarships and bursaries?

Scholarships (also called awards) are funding that’s awarded based on your academic and extracurricular achievements. Some are automatically awarded based on grades and others require an application.

Bursaries are funding provided by McMaster based solely on financial need. In most cases information from your OSAP application is used to determine your financial need but some students who don’t receive OSAP may still apply for a bursary.

Both are non-repayable funding, which means you don’t need to pay it back!

Visit the Undergraduate Calendar for the full terms and conditions for all scholarships, bursaries and academic grants.

Experiential Learning Visit the SSC's Office

Your experiences beyond the classroom are also part of your learning. But, how do you find those opportunities that will contribute to your skills and experiences, while also working with your academic and personal life? Student Success Center (SSC) can connect you to opportunities that work for you.