Bursaries

These bursaries are generally awarded to students who have shown satisfactory progress in their previous year's work. In every case, it is absolutely essential that the applicant demonstrate genuine financial need. Completion of an application form is required for consideration for a bursary.

Application forms are available on-line at the Student Services Centre. The deadline to apply is October 31st, but it is advisable to apply as early as possible in the fall.

Bursaries for Law Students

The Albert Abel Memorial Fund:

Available to a law student or students registered in any year of the Law Program. Established by faculty members of the Faculty of Law. 
Value: $200

Albert Abramson Memorial Award:

Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in Year 2 or 3 in the Faculty of Law based on academic merit (minimum B average) and financial need. Applications can be accessed through the Registrarial Services web site and must be submitted by October 31. Registrarial Services will determine financial need and the Faculty of Law will select the recipient. This award was established by Mr. Lanning Abramson and others who donated in memory of Mr. Albert Abramson. 
Value: 1 at $1,500; Effective: 2006-2007 to 2011-2012

Alex Kennedy Memorial Scholarshp:

Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in Year 2 or 3 in the Faculty of Law, based on academic merit, financial need, and a demonstrated interest in and aptitude for insurance law.  Financial need applications can be accessed through the Office of the Registrar's Web site and should be submitted by October 31. A letter of application for the scholarship, along with a maximum 250-word statement describing the candidate's interest in insurance law, must be submitted to the Faculty of Law by March 31. The Office of the Registrar will determine financial need and the Faculty of Law will select the recipient.
Value: $2,600

This gift qualifies for the Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS) program and recipients must meet Ontario residency requirements.

Fred J. Blackwell Bursary Fund:

Available to deserving students in any year of the Faculty of Law. 
Value: $350

Nidhi Kanika Suri Memorial Award

Awarded annually to a full time undergraduate student in any year in the Faculty of Law, who has demonstrated financial need, as well as a strong community engagement with the law school by helping fellow students.  The student selected will possess Kanika's drive, endearing spirit, passion for life, and capacity to bring joy to those around her.  Online financial assistance applications are available from the Office of the Registrar's website and must be submitted by September 30th.  A one-page statement outlining the student's community engagement must also be submitted to the Dean's Office in the Faculty of Law by November 30th.  The recipient will be selected by the scholarship and awards committee in the Faculty of Law after the Office of the Registrar assesses financial need.  This award was established with Western, and was made possible by the Suri family in honour of Kanika Suri (JD Law '12).
Value: $1,300

Norman Craig Brown Q.C. Continuing Bursary:

Awarded to a full time student entering the first year of the Law Program, based on financial need.  This bursary will continue into Years 2 and 3 as long as the student progresses and continues to demonstrate financial need each year.  The Admission Bursary Application is available through the Office of the Registrar's Web site and is due by April 30. The recipient will be selected by the Office of the Registrar. Only one student can hold this bursary at any one time. If the student fails to retain the bursary for any reason, than a replacement student in the same year will be selected. This bursary was established by Mr. L. Craig Brown, Mrs. Ruth Brown and the Dyer Brown LLP Law firm in honour of Mr. Norman Craig Brown QC, to recognize his career in law and his commitment to the legal profession. Value: 1 at $5,000; Effective: 2012-2013 academic year

Carlyle Peterson Award:

Awarded annually to a full-time student in the Faculty of Law who has a minimum 'B' average and who demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given to students registered in the LLB/MBA program.  This award was established through Foundation Western. Value: 1 at $1,000

The Leonard J. Carter Bursary:

Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student in the Faculty of Law with demonstrated financial need. The Registrar's Office will select the recipient. This Bursary was established by friends and family of Leonard J. Carter, a third year law student. 
Value: $1400

CommCorp Financial Services Award:

Available to any law student demonstrating financial need with preference given to second and third year students with an interest in Corporate Law and Secured Transactions. 
Value: $500

Harold G. Fox Education Fund:

Available to two deserving law students in first or second year. 
Value: $300 each

Darwin Hayward Award:

Awarded annually to a full-time student in second or third year in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated financial need and excels in the area of Corporate Law. The student must have achieved academic merit (minimum B average). This award was established by Harrison Pensa, where Darwin Hayward was a partner. 
Value: 1 at $900; Effective: 2012-2013 academic year

Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP Award in Labour and Employment Law:

Awarded annually to the full-time undergraduate student who has successfully completed his or her final year in the Faculty of Law and who has successfully completed a minimum of three Labour and Employment Law courses offered with the highest academic average in those courses. The Scholarship Committee within the Faculty of Law, in consultation with the Dean concerning the selection of courses to be taken into account, will select the recipient and the award will be made at the June convocation. This award was established by Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP.
Value: 1 at $2,000; Effective: 2011-2012 academic year

Gillespie Family Bursary:

Available to any student in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated financial need. 
Value: Up to $500

Grad Pact Law Bursary:

Available to a law student registered in any year. Preference will be given to students who are prominent in activities in the Faculty of Law outside of formal classes, such as Community Legal Services or the Student Legal Society. Established by the graduating law class of 1991. 
Value: 1 at $1,250; Effective: 2012-2013 academic year

The Sonja J. Gundersen Award:

Awarded to a student entering first year law on the basis of financial need. Preference will be given to a student registered under the mature student category. Established by family and friends to honour and to pay tribute to the life of Sonja J. Gundersen. 
Value: $1,500

Hasham-Steele Bursary in Law:

Awarded annually to an undergraduate student entering Year 1 in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated financial need.  Online financial assistance applications must be submitted through the Office of the Registrar's website by October 31st.  The Registrar's Office will select the recipient.  This bursary was established by a generous gift from Ms. Jana R. Steel (LLB'95) and her husband Mr. Nizam Hasham (LLB'95). Value: 1 at $1,500; Effective 2015-16 to 2019-2020 academic years inclusive.

The Richard Ivey Foundation Awards:

Awarded to students who are entering second year studies in the Faculties of Communications and Open Learning, Health Sciences, Law, Music and Social Science, or entering the Bachelor of Education program in the Faculty of Education. Students must have a minimum 75% average and demonstrate financial need. 
Value: $2,500 each

Class of '97 Law Grad Pact Bursary:

Awarded to students in the Faculty of Law who demonstrate financial need. Preference for one bursary will be given to a student in third year. 
Value: 1 at $1,250; Effective: 2012-2013 academic year

The Law Society Foundation Bursaries:

Available to law students in any year, payable out of funds allocated to the University by the Foundation. 
Value: Up to $250

Law Society of Upper Canada Education Equity Award

Awarded to an undergraduate student or students in second or third year Law based primarily on financial need with due consideration being given to academic achievement and/or devotion and commitment to community and/or university service. To be eligible students must be members of a visible minority group, an aboriginal person, or a person with a disability, or a LGBTQ student. Online financial assistance applications are available through Student Center and must be submitted by September 30th.  Applicants must be also complete an application form with the Faculty of Law by January 15, and students should contact the Faculty of Law for information. Final selection will be made by the Dean of Law or designate. These awards are made possible by the Law Society of Upper Canada and are funded by LexisNexis Canada Inc. to encourage diversity and the attainment of equity in legal education and practice.
Value: a maximum of 2 awards, values vary - total must not exceed annual gift from donor.

The Honourable Mayer Lerner, Q.C.Bursary:

Available to a student in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students with a strong interest in civil litigation. 
Value: $500

McArdle-MacKinnon 125th Anniversary Alumni Award:
Value: $2,800; Effective: 2011-2012 academic year

Robert A. McCallum Bursary:

Available to a student in the Faculty of Law in any year who has demonstrated financial need. Established by Arthur Birnbaum in honour of his wife Susan's late father, Robert A. McCallum. 
Value: Up to $500

James G. McKee Award:

Awarded annually to a full-time upper-year student in the Faculty of Law with a minimum B average and demonstrated financial need. Online financial need assessment forms are available through the Office of the Registrar's Web site and are due by September 30. The Scholarship Committee in the Faculty of Law will select the recipient after the Registrar's Office assesses financial need. This award was established with Western by a generous gift from James G. McKee (Law'79).
Value:  1 @ $2000; Effective: 2011-2012 academic year

McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP Award:

Awarded to a full-time student in Year 2 or Year 3 Law who demonstrates financial need and academic achievement (B+ average). Applications can be accessed online through the Office of the Registrar's web site and must be submitted by October 31. The Faculty of Law will select the recipient once the Office of the Registrar has determined financial need. This award is made possible by a gift from McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP. 
Value: $1,500; Effective: 2005-06 to 2009-10

Miller Thomson Award:

Awarded to a second year student demonstrating overall scholarship, financial need and contribution to extra-curricular activities of a scholastic nature, such as participation in legal publications, essay competitions, debates, moots, and conferences. 
Value: $250

Don Morrison Bursary:

Available to any student in the Faculty of Law, who has demonstrated financial need. Established by Stephen Guinsberg at the CAW Legal Services Office in recognition of Don Morrison. Preference will be given to a student who is interested in Community Legal Aid. 
Value: $700

Sandra Oosterhoff Memorial Bursary

Awarded annually to a full-time student registered in any year in the Faculty of Law based on financial need.  Online financial need applications are available through the Registrar's Website and must be submitted by October 31.  The Office of the Registrar will select the recipient.  This bursary was established in memory of Sandra Oosterhoff (BA '61, LLB '64), whose character and courage in the face of adversity inspired those who knew her.  Reflecting her generosity and concern for others, this bursary was created by friends, family, classmates and faculty colleagues of her husband, Albert Oosterhoff.  This award is offered through the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF) program, and recipients must meet Ontario residency requirements.
Value: 1 at $1,000.  

The Lorne & Shari Segal Bursary:

Available to deserving law students in any year. Established by Jerrick Segal, through Western, in appreciation of the education his family received at Western. 
Value: Up to $300; Effective: 2013-2014 academic year

Bruce Alexander Thomas Bursary:

Available to any student in the Faculty of Law, who has demonstrated financial need. Established in honour of Bruce Alexander Thomas. 
Value: Up to $1,250

Tremayne-Lloyd Family Bursary Fund:

Available to any student in the Faculty of Law, who has demonstrated financial need. Established through the generosity of the Tremayne-Lloyd Family. Value: Up to $1,900

The University of Western Ontario Law Alumni Association Presidents' Award:

Awarded to any student in the Faculty of Law who demonstrates financial need and who has maintained a B average. Value: 1 at $700; Effective: 2012-2013 academic year 

James Watkinson QC Award

Awarded annually to an undergraduate student in second or third year in the Faculty of Law, based on academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.  Online financial need applications are available through the Office of the Registrar's web site and must be submitted by October 31.  The Faculty of Law will select the recipient after the Registrar's Office has assessed financial need.  This award was established by James (Jim) Watkinson (LLB '68) through Western. Value: 1 @ $3,000; Effective: 2010-2011 academic year; value to be reviewed for the 2011-2012 

Dez Windischmann Memorial Bursary:

This award was established through the generosity of the family, classmates and friends of Dez Windischmann. Awarded to any student in the Faculty of Law demonstrating financial need. 
Value: 1 at $1,300; Effective: 2008-2009 academic year.


The University of Western Ontario Bursaries

In addition to the Law School bursaries, the University of Western Ontario offers bursaries that are available to students in any program.

Note: A complete list of bursaries may be found at Office of the Registrar.

More information regarding Financial Aid may be obtained from Western Student Services Building, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada Telephone: 519-661-2100