Scholarships and awards

External Award: Mackenzie King Scholarship Competition for 2019-20

November 29, 2018

Mackenzie King Scholarship Competition for 2019-20 is accepting applications now.

The Mackenzie King Open Scholarship is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) graduate study (mater's or doctoral) in any field, in Canada or elsewhere. 

One Open Scholarship is awarded annually. Its value has lately been $8500 but is subject to change.  

The Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) postgraduate study (mater's or doctoral) in the United States or the United Kingdom, of international relations or industrial relations (including the international or industrial relations aspects of law, history, politics and economics). 

Mr. King expressed the hope in his will that this scholarship would "afford to Canadian students in the future opportunities to broaden their outlook and sympathies and contribute in some measure to that understanding of the problems and policies of other countries which is the basis of international good will". 

Four Travelling Scholarships of $10,500 have lately been awarded annually, but the number and value of scholarships are subject to change.

How To Apply 
Applications must be made to the Faculty of Graduate Studies of your "home" university. This is the Canadian university from which you most recently graduated or at which you are currently enrolled. 

You must be a graduate (holder of a degree) of a Canadian university when tenure of the scholarship begins.

If your home university has no Faculty of Graduate Studies, please submit your application to the Awards Office at that university. You may apply for both scholarships with a single application if the eligibility criteria are met for both.

A complete application consists of the following, each of which should be sent directly to the "Mackenzie King Scholarships Competition" c/o the Faculty of Graduate Studies of your home university:

  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.
  3. 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. 

  4. Certified copies of official transcripts of marks and other academic records from each university you have attended. If a transcript is not available, you may substitute a certified statement by the Registrar or the Faculty concerned. 

All these items must be received by your home university by February 1. 

Your home university will forward the Board of Scholarship Trustees a short-list of its recommended candidates together with their applications and will advise all applicants of the outcome of this internal competition.

Please note that applications sent directly to the Board will not be considered.

Selecting The Winners
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 awards will be made by, and at the sole discretion of, the Board of Scholarship of Trustees.

For more information, visit Mackenzie King Scholarship Competition website.

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