How scholarships are awarded at Canadian Universites
NOTE: Scholarships are administered in accordance with each provincial sport governing body
What Can a CIS Scholarship Include?
An athletic scholarship can include: scholarships, bursaries, prizes, leadership awards, merit awards, housing, and all other non-employment financial benefit received by an athlete from their institution.
Value of an Athletic Scholarship
The amount of scholarship an athlete can receive in a given year can be in the form of tuition including athletic-related bursaries.
The value and quantity of athletic scholarship available varies from institution to institution.
Specific awards may have additional conditions, such as academic success and citizenship.
Many awards, such as academic awards are not included within the tuition
All athletic scholarships provided to student-athletes must be administered through the providing university.
When Can I Receive an Athletic Scholarship?
You are eligible to receive an athletic scholarship at the beginning of your first year at a university (September) if you have a minimum entering average of 80% or equivalent.
Where applicable (excluding Ontario as per Ontario University Athletics policy), you are eligible to receive an athletic scholarship at the end of your first year at a university (spring or summer) if you satisfy CIS academic requirements with at least a 65% average or equivalent.
Thereafter, you are eligible to receive an athletic scholarship at the beginning of any year if you satisfy CIS academic requirements with at least a 65% average or equivalent in the preceding year (for Ontario universities, as per Ontario University Athletics policy, a 70% average is required).