John Garrett Graduate Scholarship in United States Studies

Nominations are due in the Spring/Summer term


  • Superior Academic Standing (equivalent to a grade point average of 3.5 or greater)
  • Department of Economics or Department of Political Science
  • Awarded for the study of problematic aspects of Canada-United States relations, or for the dissemination of scholarly information in this field of study
  • Awarded on the basis of research potential
  • Awarded on the basis of superior academic standing
  • In odd-numbered years awarded to a nominee registered in the Department of Economics and in even-numbered years awarded to a nominee registered in the Department of Political Science
  • In the event that a nominee cannot be found in the specified department, the scholarship may be awarded to a nominee registered in the other department
  • In nominating a nominee for the scholarship the departments may take financial need into consideration
  • Open to Canadian citizens.
  • Open to permanent residents.
  • Open to foreign nationals holding Canadian study permits.
  • Open to applicants in doctoral programs.
  • Open to applicants in masters programs.
  • Open to applicants in course-based study programs.
  • Open to applicants in thesis-based study programs.

How to apply

By Nomination Only: Students should contact their department for details on their application process. Nominations are submitted to GPS by the Department (or Faculty). The Graduate Scholarship Committee makes the final decision.

Additional Information

Deadlines on this page are approximations. Departments may have their own internal deadlines for adjudicating awards before submitting to GPS. Please contact your department directly about deadlines.

The value and number of awards and scholarships are determined yearly and may increase or decrease. Departments can confirm the current value of open awards and GPS deadlines through GSMS.

Award Details


Endowed by Frank W Peers as a tribute to his friend and classmate (Arts 1936) John Garrett who graduated with first-class honours and who was a Rhodes Scholar from Alberta in 1937.

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