Graduate Scholarships and Awards

Trent funding is generally agreed upon at the time you are admitted to your graduate program.  At that time your program will decide what amounts and sources can be offered to you.  These levels can vary by your degree and program. In addition, there are funding opportunities to graduate students through various scholarships and awards on a competitive basis.

The following awards posted below are available for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students must be aware that deadlines for these awards occur between September 2019 and March 2020. These applications may occur prior to a student beginning their graduate studies and/or during their graduate studies.  

We encourage all graduate students to carefully review the following funding opportunities posted below as the funding competitions have different application and eligibility criteria. Our office is dedicated to make sure that all graduate students are successful in meeting the financial demands of their graduate education.

Schedule of Scholarship Deadlines (Printable Version)

Federal Scholarships and Award Listings

Award  Value Application Process Deadline to Apply

Canada Graduate Scholarships Master's
(CGS-M)

$17,500

School of Graduate Studies
By nomination 

December 01, 2019

Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral
(CGS-D)
 *Open to domestic students who meet specific registration req.

$35,000

Direct Application to agency 

October 10, 2019
*Direct application deadline

CIHR Doctoral Research Award
 

$21,000 or
$30,000 + $5,000

School of Graduate Studies
By nomination
October 17, 2019
MacKenzie King Scholarship 

$10,000 *subject to change

By nomination  February 01, 2020

Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement for current SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR CGS holders

$6,000

School of Graduate Studies

 

September 23, 2019

NSERC Doctoral Awards (PGS or CGS)
 

$21,000 or
$35,000

School of Graduate Studies
By nomination 

October 10, 2019

NSERC Student Ambassadors Grant

$1,000 Direct Application No Deadline

NSERC Indigenous Student Ambassadors Grant

Up to $5,000 Direct Application  No Deadline 

SSHRC Doctoral Awards (PGS)
 

$20,000 or
$35,000

School of Graduate Studies
By nomination

October 23, 2019
by 8:00 PM

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship

$60,000

School of Graduate Studies
By nomiation

TBA

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

$50,000

School of Graduate Studies
By nomination
 

September 20, 2019

Provincial Scholarships and Award Listings

Award Value Application Process Deadline to Apply
Autism Scholars Award TBD

The School of Graduate Studies

 

December 01, 2019
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

$15,000 

The School of Graduate Studies 
Apply online
 

February 07, 2020
by 8:00 PM
 

Ontario Trillium Doctoral Scholarship
*Open to incoming International doctoral students
 

$40,000 

By nomination

 

TBA
*Pending approval 
Ontario Woman's Health Scholars Award

$25,000
or
$35,000
or
$50,000

 

The School of Graduate Studies 

 

December 02, 2019

The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology
(QEII-GSST)

 

$15,000 The School of Graduate Studies 
Apply online
February 07, 2020
by 8:00 PM

Internal Scholarships and Award Listings 

Award Value Application Process Deadline to Apply

Bata Memorial Graduate Scholarship
 

$5000

The School of Graduate Studies
Internal Application 

please email application to:  graduatefinance@trentu.ca

October 04, 2019

Curtain Graduate Scholarship
*Open to ENLS students who meet specific req.
 

TBD See ENLS Program February 05, 2020

Five Sisters PhD Award
*Open to Indigenous Students 
 

TBD

The School of Graduate Studies
Internal Application

March 02, 2020

French American Charitable Trust Scholarship
*Open to ENLS PhD Students
 

TBD See ENLS Program  February 05, 2020

Patterson Abbey Gardens Graduate Research Fellowship
 

$5000 + $1000 travel See School of Environment 
Internal Application
February 01, 2020

Reid, William B. Graduate Scholarship
*Open to domestic Indigenous Students
 

TBD The School of Graduate Studies
Internal Application
March 31, 2020

Woods Graduate Scholarship
*Open to ENLS MSc. Students 
 

TBD See ENLS Program  February 05, 2020

Zobel, Dr. Alicja & Dr. Gosia
Graduate Student Conference Fund

TBD The School of Graduate Studies
Internal Application
 
March 31, 2020

Mitacs Funding 

Award Value Application Process Deadline to Apply

Mitacs Accelerate
*Paid internship or project, see specific matching criteria

$15,000 Direct Application to agency  No Deadline
*Restrictions apply
Mitacs Globalink Research Internship Various Direct Application to agency 

September 18, 2019

Mitacs Training N/A

Direct Application to agency 

Various

Other Potential Funding and Awards 

Below you will find other potential student funding and award opportunities offered through third party organizations. Students are responsible to review the individual guidelines and adhere to the application requirements as posted by the third party organizations, if they wish to apply. 

Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Graduate Award
Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship
FinAid
Henry Mandelbaum Graduate Fellowship Award
International Awards
IODE Ontario Lucy Morrison Memorial Award
IODE War Memorial Scholarship
John Charles Polanyi Prizes
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Scholarship for Canadian Women     
London Goodenough Association of Canada Scholarship
Metis Nation of Ontario Bursary
Muskoka Summit on the Environment Research Grant
Odyssey - full time work experience
Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters
Rotary Foundation Peace Fellowship
Rotary Global Grant Scholarship
Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships Canada
Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada
Soroptomist Bursaries
W. Garfield Weston Fellowship
yconic (previously StudentAwards.com)
YWCA Hazel Fund, Education & Awareness Awards

Additional questions and assistance on scholarships and awards, please contact The School of Graduate Studies. 


Trent University Scholarship Adjudication Process

All application files are accepted, reviewed and processed by the School of Graduate Studies.  Eligible applications are provided to members of the Graduate Scholarships Subcommittee of Graduate Studies Committee. Typically, three members of the committee are assigned to a competition and they review and rank the applications.  Every adjudication process is guided by each scholarship’s criteria guidelines.

Committee membership is determined by the Terms of Reference of the committee.

The conduct of the Committee is guided by Trent University Conflict of Interest Policy

Scholarship decisions are final and no appeals are accepted.