2024 Application Guide for McMaster University Marjorie Anderson Financial Award


Scholarship Awarding University: 

Type of degree: 

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will end on the 29th of April, 2024.

Scholarship Summary: 
The Marjorie Anderson Financial Award is a merit scholarship awarded to Indigenous Canadian students with excellent academic records, entering McMaster at any level of an undergraduate program.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria:
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must;
Self-identify as Inuit, or as Status/Non-status First Nations from the Six Nations of the Grand River or the Mississaugas of the New Credit
Be entering a degree program at McMaster 
Have a minimum admission average of at least 75%
Demonstrate financial need

Value of Scholarship: 
The Marjorie Anderson Award is valued as CAD$20,000 and is renewable for three additional years at the same value for those who remain enrolled full-time and achieve a minimum Grade Point Average of 8.0.

Scholarship Application Guide: 
To apply;

Step 1: Activate your MacID and log in to AwardSpring

  1. Activate your MACID
    using the Barcode and Student (Person) ID Number in your Acknowledgement letter. It may take a few business days for your profile to connect to AwardSpring after applying on OUAC and logging into Mosaic for the first time.
  2. Read the AwardSpring guide to learn more about the platform.
  3. Log in to AwardSpring using your MacID and password.

Step 2: Fill out the General Application

The General Application on AwardSpring asks for important information to match you with awards for which you’re eligible. We blanked out some sections that you don’t need, so feel free to skip them.

Step 3: Complete follow-ups to finish your award applications

  • Once you’ve submitted your General Application, you will find “Follow-Ups” on the Dashboard tab. Follow-ups are extra criteria like essays, referrals, etc. Complete the follow-ups for each award to apply for that award.
  • In the Scholarships section, you can view all your submitted applications and any automatic awards. The Applied in AwardSpring status means that your application was received by the deadline and is eligible for further review. Some awards are forwarded to a committee for final selection.
  • Uploading documents: Please combine your documents into one PDF and ensure there are no foreign characters in the file name as it will prevent the file from opening. Please export, save or print the file as a PDF document to your computer, then upload to AwardSpring.

After you apply

Make sure you add “mcmaster.awardspring.ca” to your Safe Senders List on your McMaster email account. Regularly check your McMaster email account for feedback on your award applications. Successful applicants will be notified of an award offer via their McMaster email.

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the McMaster University Undergraduate Scholarship Page