Doctoral, Masters and Undergraduate Scholarships Available!

Trudeau FoundationTrudeau Fountation Scholarships


The Trudeau Foundation would like to invite you to participate in the nomination process for the 2015 Scholars. Up to 15 Trudeau Scholarships are awarded each year to support doctoral candidates pursuing research into compelling present-day concerns.

Each scholarship is valued at $40,000 per year for three years, plus up to an additional $20,000 annually to support research-related travel. Trudeau Scholars are each paired with a Trudeau Mentor, an outstanding professional who pursues policy analysis and implementation in his or her daily work.

The Trudeau Foundation seeks to support doctoral candidates pursuing research on one of more of the Foundation’s four themes: human rights and dignity, responsible citizenship, Canada in the world, and people and their natural environment.

Candidates are evaluated based on their academic achievement ability to engage in lively exchange with other researchers and scholars, and intention to work in an area related to one or more of the four themes of the Foundation. Finally, they must have an expressed desire to contribute to public dialogue.

The Foundation strongly encourages universities to consider submitting a slate of nominees (AU can submit up to 8 applications) that includes students from the full range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences. In the past, Trudeau Scholars have included students studying communications, criminology, environmental sciences, history, law, literature, management sciences, philosophy, political science, social work, and sociology, as well as many other disciplines in the Arts.

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As the submission deadline for digital applications is Friday, December 12th, 2014, the internal deadline for nominations is Monday, December 1st, 2014.

Canada Graduate Scholarship Program – Masters Level

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.

The CGS M Program supports 2,500 students annually in all disciplines and is administered jointly by Canada’s three federal granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The selection process and post-award administration are carried out at the institutional level, under the guidance of the three agencies. Students submit their application to the institution at which they propose to hold their award via the Research Portal.

Information regarding this program, as well as access to the application form are available at:

Athabasca University will be submitting (1) SSHRC application to this competition. Once all applications are received, the submissions will be reviewed and ranked by an AU committee. The top-ranked submission will go forward to SSHRC to compete for funding at the national level.

For more information, please contact: 

Jill Calliou
Research Services
Athabasca University

$20,Student life network logo000 Canada’s Luckiest Student Scholarship

The Student Life Network, in collaboration with CIBC is offering a $20,000.00 scholarship for any current Canadian student.

The award is not merit based and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students in all programs. In addition to $20,000 from CIBC to use for school or student debt, it contains a whole host of other awards that make a student’s life easier such as a $7,500 scholarship from Scholarships Canada and an award for four years of textbooks.

Watch the reactions of previous winners Taylor Esselment from Western University and Leah Meanwell from the University of British Columbia on YouTube!



Students can register for the 2014 contest here: Registration is open until the end of the year and the winner is announced shortly thereafter.


For more information on this and other prizes to be won, visit the Student Life Network website:

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There are lots of scholarships and awards available to AU graduate and undergraduate students.  Take advantage of many opportunities, large and small, to potentially fund part of your studies.

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