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Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships

Application deadline: February 12th, 2021 @11:59PM (ET)

There are over $1,000,000 in scholarships and research awards available! Only ONE application is required to be considered for all eligible Faculty of Engineering entrance scholarships. 

Email with any questions! 

Did you know? International applicants are eligible for our application-based Faculty of Engineering entrance awards!

Don't forget to submit your application on AwardSpring before the deadline: February 12, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time!

All MacEng application-based scholarship winners are guaranteed a research position in the summer after first year (valued at $6,000). Learn more here!

Are you curious about our scholarships? 

Future MacEng students: Join us for an interactive session on our McMaster Engineering Scholarships for incoming undergraduate students on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021!


See below for important reminders!

STEP 1: Activate your MacID and login to AwardSpring

  • To access AwardSpring, you will have to be a Faculty of Engineering applicant
  • Please note that your login credentials for AwardSpring are the same as your Mosaic
  • It may take a few business days for your profile to connect to AwardSpring after applying on the OUAC and activating Mosaic. If you still don't have access, email us at 

STEP 2: Complete the initial application 

The below chart guides you through the steps for each section:

Privacy Read only
Application Tips & Personal Information Read only
Academic Information No action
Financial Information No action
Qualification Questions No action
Consents and Declarations Read, sign-off, and click SUBMIT

STEP 3: Apply for the Faculty of Engineering Entrance Awards

Once you’ve completed your initial application, you will be redirected to the Dashboard where you will be able to access your engineering scholarship application. Once in the application, you will be asked to:

  1. EXPLAIN: Upload a PDF with your awards, extra-curricular activities, and work experiences
  2. ANSWER: Complete three short answers; and
  3. UPLOAD: Request and submit two reference letters. 

Once you have submitted an application, AwardSpring automatically applies your answers to other applications that share the same additional requirements.

STEP 4: Submit & Celebrate! Congratulations, your application is in! 

Need to make any changes? Simply return to your engineering scholarship application (can be found under the Scholarships tab with an "Applied" status), make your edits, and hit resubmit! Just don’t forget to do so before the deadline.

Need more info?

Important Reminders

Accessing AwardSpring

In order to have access to the McMaster scholarship portal, you have to be an applicant to one of our Faculty of Engineering programs by applying through the OUAC.

Reference Letters

You will need two reference letters with your application. You must send the request to your referees through AwardSpring. They will then receive an email with instructions on how to upload directly to your application.

Your referees can upload reference letters either before or after you submit your application.

Proceeding to Engineering Application

In order to access your Engineering award application, you will need to fully complete the initial application. Read through the chart above for instructions on completing each step.

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