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Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships

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. 

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For Fall 2023 admissions, the scholarship application deadline is Friday, February 17th, 2023 at @12 PM (ET)References letters are due by February 19th, 2023. The scholarship will be available in November through AwardSpring to applicants.

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

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

Application Process

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 login
  • 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 

Important Note: Only applicants from high school are eligible for our Faculty of Engineering scholarships. 

STEP 2: Complete the common application 

Complete your 'Common Application' which will begin your scholarship application process. You will need to complete three sections as part of your common application. You do not need to complete the Academic Information, Financial Information and Qualification Questions tabs. These sections will be blank and are only visible to current McMaster students.

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

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

STEP 3: Apply for the Faculty of Engineering Entrance Awards

Once you’ve completed your common 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:

  • [OPTIONAL] Share any special circumstances that would be helpful in the evaluation of your application
  • List any awards or recognitions that you may have achieved
  • Showcase your extracurricular involvement 
  • Highlight any employment, volunteer and/or entrepreneurship experiences you've had
  • Confirm your involvement with any external organizations 
  • Respond to three short-answer questions
  • Include the contact information of two referees that will submit a reference letter on your behalf 

Don't forget that you will need to request your references directly from your referees through AwardSpring. Please allow enough time before the deadline for your referees to receive the email and upload your letter. Your referee can upload after you click submit.

BONUS: Be sure to check out Ashleigh's story on her experience as a MacEng Scholarship Winner! 

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

Need to make any changes? Return to your engineering scholarship application (which 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 which is Friday, February 17th @12PM (noon) ET. Please note that you might not receive a confirmation email, just go to the Scholarships tab to confirm!

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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. Please note that it may take a few days after you have applied prior to receiving access! 

Proceeding to Engineering Application

In order to access your Engineering award application, you will need to fully complete the common application. Read through the chart above (in step 2) for instructions on completing each step.

It is normal to see blank sections in this common application. 


Fantastic! Please indicate your involvement in the "External Organizations" section of the application and be sure to have at least one of your referees verify your involvement.

Note: by submitting this application you will be considered for all Faculty of Engineering entrance awards for which you are eligible, including SHAD, DECA, and/or FIRST scholarships.

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.

Please allow enough time before the DEADLINE for your referees to receive the email and upload your letter. Your referee can upload after you click submit. REFERENCES LETTERS ARE DUE BY FEBRUARY 17TH, 2023.

New Scholarship Spotlight

The Sonia Sennik Resilience Fund at McMaster University will award an annual $8,000 entrance scholarship for an Engineering I student “who has shown grit and strength of character in their life – whether that’s at school, at home, on the athletic field, or in their creative pursuits.”  Incoming students will be considered for this award through the Faculty of Engineering entrance award application via AwardSpring.

If you’d like to find out more about this award, or how you can contribute to the Sonia Sennik Resilience Fund, please reach out to us at


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