The Mackenzie King Scholarships were established as an independent trust under the will of the late Rt. Hon. William Mackenzie King (1874-1950).
Two classes of Mackenzie King Scholarship are available to graduates of Canadian universities: the Open Scholarship and the Travelling Scholarship. Both are to support graduate study.
The Open Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere. One Open Scholarship is awarded each year. The value has recently been about $8500 but it is subject to change.
The Travelling Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in the United States or the United Kingdom in the areas of international relations or industrial relations. Recently four scholarships of $10,500 each have been awarded annually, but the number and the amount are subject to change.
A scholarship is available from the Mackenzie King Scholarship Trust for a graduate of Harvard University to pursue graduate studies at a Canadian university. Further information about this scholarship is available from Harvard University, to which application must be made.
This site provides information about applying for the awards, criteria for applicants, and downloadable application forms. As well, you can find out how to contact us with specific questions, or for for more information.
Applications for the Mackenzie King Scholarships must be received by your home university by February 1st to support study in the following academic year.
All material on this site is the property of the Board of Trustees of the Mackenzie King Scholarship Trust.
Last updated January 2012.
Several international experience award funds are available to University of Waterloo graduate students who participate in: an academic exchange, a study term related to their research or an academic requirement, work, or volunteer experience. Award selection is based on a variety of factors such as academic achievement, financial need, length, location and nature of experience, etc. For some awards, preference will be given to students who will be travelling to an unfamiliar country where they will experience a different culture in a new learning environment. The following brief descriptions of the International Experience Awards, however for full award descriptions, eligibility and selection criteria, and application details visit the Graduate funding and awards database:
David Johnston International Experience Awards – open to Cdn/PR or international students, min. 75% graduate average required, for travel anywhere however several specific awards fall under this broader award, including one for travel to Israel (see Lebovic) and another for travel to developing countries (see McCall MacBain).
UW International Experience Awards – open only to Cdn/PR and residents of Ontario, must have demonstrated financial need, for travel anywhere.
UW Student Mobility Funding Program – for travel anywhere, with preference given to students with financial need. Several awards fall under this broader award which have specific eligibility requirements (see UW International Travel Award, LeDrew, Hume and Johnson awards).
The value and number of awards vary.
General Eligibility and Selection Criteria:
These awards are intended to provide support for upcoming international experiences, not past experiences while you are a graduate student. (Students should apply as soon as they are able to confirm details of their intended experience by one of the deadlines below).
oFull-term Experience (UW Student Mobility Funding Program)
oMinimum of 8 weeks (David Johnston International Experience Awards)
oMinimum of 8 weeks, however travel lasting at least 4 weeks may be considered and awarded at a reduced value (UW International Experience Award)
·Students must be full‐time and in good academic standing in order to be considered. Some awards require a specific level of academic achievement.
·Some of these awards are based fully or partially on financial need.
·Funding is generally limited to one award per student in a given year due to the large number of applications received.
Apply by completing the Graduate Student International Experience Award application found on the GSPA forms web page. This general application will be used to consider you for any of the international experience awards that you may be eligible for. Submit the completed application and all required supporting documentation (as outlined on the application checklist) on or before the deadline to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, 2nd floor, Needles Hall. Award selection takes place each term. Please apply by the deadline for the term in which you will be travelling:
Spring (May-August) term travel – March 15
Fall (Sept-Dec) term travel – July 15
Winter (Jan-Apr) term travel – November 15
GSPA will communicate with applicants within approximately three weeks of the award deadline.