Faculty Association Scholarship

UWOFA is proud to celebrate students' academic accomplishments each year at the Faculty Association Scholarship reception held in December.

Awarded annually since 1971, the Faculty Association scholarships are given to students across all faculties at Western, and recognize academic accomplishments in the previous year. The scholarships are supported through UWOFA members' union dues and total $36,000 per year.

Without a doubt one of the most enjoyable aspects of UWOFA's work, students and their families attend a reception with UWOFA past presidents, Board of Directors members, and UWO administrators.

"The Association aims to promote and protect the well-being of Western's academic staff and to benefit the intellectual community at Western in general. Recognizing, in the most tangible way, excellent scholarhip in the student body makes that concern concrete," past president Kristin Hoffmann said in her introductory remarks at the 2015 scholarship reception.


"I'm surprised and honoured, which is motivating. The Greek word for leisure is schola, which is where school comes from. So, for me, this is leisure - stimulation, a challenge, new ideas. I really like to have new ideas to bounce around." - Helen Wilson, 2014 scholarship recipient


"This is the biggest recognition I've received in the four years I've been here. It was quite an honour to win it." - Brandon Mendonca, 2013 scholarship recipient


"Being recognized and just knowing that your achievements aren't nothing, and that it's something that can be celebrated in a community of people, makes a big difference and it kind of incentivizes us to keep pursuing excellence." - Meghan Roach, 2013 recipient