Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards Calendar
Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 - Will choosing the S/U option affect my eligibility for scholarships?
To remain eligible for scholarships, students must take a minimum of 24 graded credits over the academic year (Fall 2020 and Winter 2021). Courses graded S/U are not considered graded credits. The Faculty reserves the right to use the actual grade underlying the S/U to assess the relative merits of students for scholarships, awards or prizes.
Please refer to the S/U Option Guide for more details.
($10,000 renewable for 3 years)
Established in 2011 by Hatch Ltd. and Dr. Gerald G. Hatch, BEng 1944, DSc 1990, for outstanding undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of a BEng program in the Faculty of Engineering. Awarded on the basis of high academic standing and overall contribution to University life by the Faculty of Engineering. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a propensity to pursue a career in engineering.
- part-time status (less than 12 credits): your scholarship will be relinquished in the respective term
- (A) 1 term on internship: your scholarship will be relinquished in the respective term (B) 2 terms on internship: your scholarship will be relinquished and all future installments will be cancelled
- leave McGill: your scholarship will be relinquished and all future installments will be cancelled
- transfer out of the Faculty of Engineering: your scholarship will be relinquished and all future installments will be cancelled
As of September 2015, students registered in either the Materials Co-op Program or Mining Co-op Program are now eligible to receive the full value of an in-course scholarship, provided that they:
- are registered in the Fall term with a minimum of 12 credits and are registered in the Winter term Industrial Training course OR
- are registered in the Fall term in the Industrial Training course and are registered in the Winter term with a minimum of 12 credits OR
- registered in both the Fall & Winter terms in the Industrial Training course
Several faculties at McGill offer undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in internships which are career-related, professionally supervised, paid work term(s) which allow students to gain practical experience related to their field of study.
Internships are not mandatory; they are strictly voluntary on the part of the student and all negotiations take place between the student and the employer. They may be 4, 8, 12 or even 16 months long and may span one term or a number of terms (fall, winter, summer).
Students on internships do not receive their scholarships because they are remunerated by the company; however, awards are reinstated once they return to McGill to continue their studies (in the same academic year - does not include the summer term).
Students who are on internships for only the fall OR winter term, must complete at least 14 graded credits during the term at McGill in order to be eligible for renewal of an entrance scholarship and/or for the one-year in-course awards.
Sometimes students enrol in a course at the same time they are on an internship - this occurs often if students happen to be in Montreal during the internship. Such courses are ignored for scholarship purposes.
Some faculties grant one or three credits for the internship. Such courses are ignored for scholarship purposes.