Scholarships and Awards

Mackenzie King Scholarships

The Mackenzie King Scholarships were established as an independent trust under the will of the late Rt Hon William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874 - 1950) and the trust is administered by a Board of Scholarship Trustees.

There are two types of scholarships offered: the Mackenzie King Open Scholarship and the Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship.

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Mackenzie King Open Scholarship

  • Value
    The Mackenzie King Open Scholarship is valued at $8,500. One scholarship is awarded annually.
  • Eligibility
    The Mackenzie King Open Scholarship is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) postgraduate study in any field, in Canada or elsewhere.
  • Application Procedures

    Applications must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) of an applicant’s “home” university. This is the Canadian university from which an applicant most recently graduated or at which they are currently enrolled. Applicants must be a graduate (Holder of a degree) of a Canadian university when tenure of the scholarship begins. Applicants may apply for both scholarships with a single application if the eligibility criteria are met for both scholarships.

    A complete application consists of:

    1. The completed and signed application form (including attached sheets A and B as described on that form).
    2. Three* letters of reference from persons who have an intimate knowledge of your record and ability and are able to give a critical evaluation of your plans for graduate study.
    *At least two of these testimonials must be from persons under whom you have taken your major work at university, or from senior colleagues with whom you have been associated in academic teaching or research.
    3. Certified copies of official transcripts of marks and other academic records from each university you have attended.

    The application form and additional information are available on the Mackenzie King Scholarships website.

  • Adjudication Procedures

    The awards will be based on high academic achievements (typically all A’s or very nearly so), personal qualities, and demonstrated aptitudes. Consideration will also be given to the applicant’s proposed program of study.

    The FGSR may forward the two top-ranked applications received for each of the two scholarship competitions.
  • Deadline
    Applications must be submitted to the FGSR by February 1, 2018.

Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship

  • Value
    The Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship is valued at $10,500. Four scholarships are awarded annually.
  • Eligibility
    The Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) postgraduate study, in the United States or the United Kingdom, in international relations or industrial relations (including the international or industrial relations aspects of law, history, politics and economics).
  • Application Procedures

    Applications must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) of an applicant’s “home” university. This is the Canadian university from which an applicant most recently graduated or at which they are currently enrolled. Applicants must be a graduate (holder of a degree) of a Canadian university when tenure of the scholarship begins. Applicants may apply for both scholarships with a single application if the eligibility criteria are met for both scholarships.


    A complete application consists of:
    1. The completed and signed application form (including attached sheets A and B as described on that form).
    2. Three* letters of reference from persons who have an intimate knowledge of your record and ability and are able to give a critical evaluation of your plans for graduate study.
      *At least two of these testimonials must be from persons under whom you have taken your major work at university, or from senior colleagues with whom you have been associated in academic teaching or research.
    3. Certified copies of official transcripts of marks and other academic records from each university you have attended. 

    The application form and additional information are available on the Mackenzie King Scholarships website.

     

     

  • Adjudication Procedures

    The awards will be based on high academic achievements (typically all A’s or very nearly so), personal qualities, and demonstrated aptitudes. Consideration will also be given to the applicant’s proposed program of study.

    The FGSR may forward the two top-ranked applications received for each of the two scholarship competitions.
  • Deadline
    Applications must be submitted to the FGSR by February 1, 2018.