Loh Entrepreneurship Experience Scholarship

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What is the Loh Entrepreneurship Experience Scholarship?

The Loh Entrepreneurship Experience Scholarship will raise the bar when it comes to helping students develop an entrepreneurial mindset. The scholarship will provide students with the financial and mentorship support they need to develop entrepreneurial skills through entrepreneurship internships and CO-OP placements.

With this scholarship, participants will learn how to become successful entrepreneurs. By investing in students with the passion to develop their entrepreneurial skills, Mr. Loh will be helping aspiring entrepreneurs succeed.

Two types of entrepreneurial ventures

  1. Business idea or project: Dedicate time to getting your business idea or project off the ground.

  2. Placement in a small start-up where students are exposed to the entire business: Complete a traditional CO-OP placement in a relatively new small business. These placements are designed to introduce you to all aspects of business management.

Who can participate?

All uOttawa students can apply to the Loh Entrepreneurship Experience Scholarship.

  • Applicants should take an entrepreneurship course at the University of Ottawa before applying.
  • Applicants wishing to work on their own business venture should meet with Stephen Daze, at Telfer, before applying.
  • Students interested in a CO-OP placement must be registered full time at the University and enrolled in the CO-OP Program.
  • Students interested in the internships must have it approved as part of their program by their faculty.

Startups that wish to hire a CO-OP student

  • Startups that wish to hire a student as part of this program must offer an on-site educational experience in which the student develops an entrepreneurial mindset. While the student can play a particular role within the startup, he or she must also be provided with various learning opportunities and exposure to the ins and outs of running a startup.

What are the advantages for participants?

  1. Four full months to work on cultivating an entrepreneurial edge
  2. Receipt of a $10,000 scholarship for the full-time, 4-month experience
  3. Access to core resources and various support services

How to apply - students?

Please fill the online form and make sure to consider the following deadlines:

Targeted Work Term
Application Period


March 1 to March 31


Start of May


July 1 to July 31 (of the year before)


Start of September


November 1 to November 30 (of the year before)


Start of January

How to apply - startups?

Startups that wish to hire a student should email Marc-André Daoust. In the email, please answer the following questions:

  • What type of work will the student be doing?
  • How will you ensure the student receives an on-site educational experience that develops his or her entrepreneurial mindset?
  • Describe the learning opportunities and exposure to the ins and outs of running a startup you will be able to provide.

Be sure to include your company name, company contact person, the program(s) of study you’re interested in recruiting from, the term you’re recruiting for (e.g., Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Summer 2022) and your phone number.


For more information

Please contact Marc-André Daoust (CO-OP Programs). 


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