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August 30, 2015
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Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies


W.L. Mackenzie King Scholarships

The following is for general information only. See the Mackenzie King scholarship website for full details.

Applications are available online, and students are responsible to ensure that they have met all the eligibility requirements and have adhered to the scholarship application guidelines.

Students must submit their application and required documentation (e.g., official transcript(s), reference letters) to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies office by February 2, 2015, by 4:30 pm (EST).


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.

Duration of Award
  • One Year 
Eligibility to Apply
  • 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 $8,500 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.
Eligibility Conditions
  • 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.

Review all rules and regulations concerning the Mackenzie King scholarship opportunities and obtain an application here.

Questions? Contact Cherie Mongeon, Graduate Financial Aid and Awards Officer in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.