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Scholarships I- Mnformation Session

Graduate Studies Scholarship Deadlines 2017-18

*Graduate Scholarship Application Deadlines Document

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)  Site Visit – Scholarships and Fellowships Division Program Officer will be attending Trent University to do a presentation about NSERC funding programs and tips for completing graduate scholarships. 

Wednesday September 20, 2017  GC 115 1:00pm - 3:30pm

NSERC Presentaion Slides: Scholarship Tips

Graduate students are encouraged to apply for external scholarships. Many workshops scheduled.

Graduate School and Scholarship Application Workshops

**NEW** Thomas J. Bata Memorial Graduate Scolarship

Trent University Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has altered the OGS process: applications will no longer go to provincial panels for adjudication, but will be handled internally. OGS awards will be institutional awards and not transferable across the university system. Each university will have its own form, though they will be similar across the province. Students will apply to the institution they plan to attend.

Scholarship Application Tips/Hints:


Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's Program (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR)

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 for 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 university level, under the guidance of the three agencies. Students submit their application to the university at which they propose to hold their award via the Research Portal.  

How to Apply (Hosted via NSERC includes SSHRC & CIHR) - link

Selecting the Appropriate Federal Granting Agency - Tri-Agency - link

Subject Matter Eligibility - link

Internal Scholarship Competitions


External Scholarship Opportunities



Bursary applications are to be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies Office (Science Complex Rm 201) 


>> Ontario Aboriginal Bursary Application 2017-2018 - contact Financial Aid, Registrars Office

The bursary program for graduate students at Trent University is administered by the School of Graduate Studies. Bursaries are meant to supplement, not replace, provincial government aid programs and a student’s own resources.

Students are required to submit a completed application to the Graduate Studies office by the advertised deadline. The application must include to be deemed complete:
1. Application form
2. A budget that outlines student expenses and resources. Expenses should reflect direct educational costs only. Resources include, but are not limited to, money received from government student aid programs, parents, scholarships, awards, supervisory support and employment earnings. * if you have a half or full GTA must be clearly stated.
3. A brief outline of research.
4. A personal statement regarding your current financial circumstance
5. Receipts of any additional expenses that you have indicated in your personal letter
6. Proof of debt load if claiming high debt load.

A list of food programs and food banks. LINK

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Who can help me find more scholarship information?

A good start to discover scholarship information includes review of other University websites, Student Awards and Scholarships Canada.

Disability Awards website

Research all the available awards you qualify for, read over and carefully fill out the applications, gather your additional documentation and get them out early.

Also: look for Information Session notices around campus, visit the School of Graduate Studies, attend Graduate Studies Expos & Fairs, talk to Faculty, discuss your interests with your Supervisors and investigate the services available through your home department and at the Trent University Career Centre. The Career Centre offers a wide range of services for students including:

  • Jobs! - online Job Board and more...
  • Resume and Cover Letter Critiques
  • Career Counselling
  • Workshops
  • Career Resource Library
  • Career Events and Info Sessions
  • Online Career Resources - Useful Links
  • Alumni-Student Mentoring Program

Trent University Career Centre