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Thank you for your interest in Western Scholars, we are excited to welcome you into Western's community of high-achieving students. First year students entering Western University with a final admission average of 90% or higher are eligible for Western Scholars. Online registration for first year Western Scholars has now closed. If you are interested in becoming a Western Scholars please email the Program Coordinator Rebecca Smith directly rebecca.smith@uwo.ca 

Any current upper year student interested in becoming a Western Scholar should contact their respective Academic Counselling Office to discuss eligibility. To renew your Western Scholars status each year, students should select the Western Scholars option on the Intent to Register (ITR) application. 

Western Scholars and LEP Kickoff

Western Scholars are being invited to set their year up for success by attending a kickoff event on September 29.
The event, a combination kickoff of Western Scholars and the Leadership Education Program will bring together some of the highest achieving students Western University has to offer.
Participants will have the chance to network and connect with their Western Scholars peers from across a variety of faculties.
Western University President Amit Chakma will also be in attendance, addressing the scholars and setting the tone for the 2016 year.
Participants will also be able to enjoy food while mixing and mingling at the event taking place in the Labatt Health Sciences Building.
New this year will be an added emphasise on leadership. Those in attendance will experience – and get credit for attending – an abridged workshop entitled What is Leadership? as part of the Leadership Education Program.
Anyone who continues on to complete a total of five first tier workshops in the program receives a Letter of Accomplishment signed by Dr. Chakma.

The details:

What: Western Scholars and Leadership Education Program Kickoff
When: September 29, 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Labatt Health Sciences Building, Room 40
Register: Events Calendar in Career Central
For more information please contact bboles3@uwo.ca or Rebecca.smith@uwo.caFor additional information about Western Scholars, please click here:
http://welcome.uwo.ca/programs/western_scholars.htmlFor additional information about the Leadership Education Program, please click here:
http://www.lep.uwo.ca

Program Benefits

What is Western Scholars?

The Western Scholars program is designed for exceptional student leaders interested in pursuing a unique and rewarding academic experience. The program provides opportunities for outstanding students to learn and grow as both students and global citizens in an engaging, enriching, and inspiring environment. Through this program, students are recognized as high achievers and are provided opportunities to participate in diverse activities to enhance their university experience.

As members of the Western Scholars honors society, students will be exposed to a variety of cultural, social and academic interests. The connections made through this society will include not only your peers, but also with Associate Deans, Professors and respect social-cultural community leaders. The Western Scholars program also provides you with recognition of your academic achievements as your Western Scholars designation is noted on your academic record and your degree diploma upon your graduation.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to join Western Scholars, students must have a minimum admission average of 90.00% and register as a full-time student at Western University. Students with equivalent levels of achievement who are entering with an International Baccalaureate or who have been admitted as international students or transfer students are also eligible.

To retain the Western Scholars designation, students must achieve a sessional average of at least 80.00% with no mark less than 65.00%, on a full course load each year. Students enrolling in courses during the Spring/Summer term must achieve at least 70.00%, with no mark less than 65.00%.

Students wishing to enter the program in their upper years must have met the requirements each academic year.

More questions? Contact us directly: western_scholars@uwo.ca

Scholarships

The Scholar's Program scholarship is awarded annually on a competitive basis to students enrolled in the Scholar's Electives Program and Western Scholars. Click here for more information on the Scholar's Programs Scholarship.