Prestigious External Awards

Prestigious External Awards


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Undergraduate Prestigious Awards

Fessenden-Trott Awards

Open to any field of study and must have completed their first year of undergraduate studies. Please contact for nomination process information.
Value: $9,000


Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited Scholarship

Must be completing first year of undergraduate studies
Value: $3,500-$5,000


Canadian Association of Geographers Student Awards

Various awards available


Canadian Association of Physicists Student Awards

Various awards available



Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)

Various awards available


Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Endowment Fund Award Program

Must have successfully completed one year of an undergraduate program
Awarded to students pursuing their undergraduate studies in their second official language
Value: $5,000 and cost of a return trip (non-renewable)
Contact: Canadian Awards Program
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
350 Albert Street, Suite 600
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1
Phone: (613) 563-1236
Fax: (613) 563-9745


Export Development Canada (EDC) International Business Scholarship

30 awards awarded annually
students must be pursuing studies in international business or combined studies in business and environmental studies or sustainable management


Top 20 Under 20


TD Canada Trust Scholarship for Community Leadership (Entrance Award)

Awarded to students in their last year of high school
Demonstrated outstanding community leadership
Minimum average of 75%

Value: up to $10,000 for tuition and $7,500 for living expenses

3M National Student Fellowship

The 3M National Student Fellowship honours up to ten full-time undergraduate college and undergraduate university students at Canadian institutions who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their lives and at their college or university. These students embrace a vision of quality education that enhances their academic experience and beyond.

Value: $5,000



Kin Canada Bursaries

Selection is based on demonstrated high ideals and qualities of citizenship
Value: $1,000


Graduate Prestigious Awards

Sir John A. Macdonald Graduate Fellowship in Canadian History

Awarded to students enrolling in a doctoral program
Value: $8,500 renewable for a maximum of $25,500
Contact: The Graduate Studies Office at Ontario Universities or
The Ministry of Education and Training
Student Affairs
PO Box 4500
189 Red River Road, 4th Floor
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6G9
Phone: (807) 343-7257 or 1-800-465-3957

Frederick T. Metcalf Award (Canadian Cable Television Association)

Awarded to students in a Master's degree program
Value: $5000

Canadian Mathematical Society Doctoral Prize

George Vanier Scholarship

Awards 500 PhD students with $50,000 a year for up to 3 years
Open to Canadian and International Students

NSERC Andre Hamer Postgraduate Prizes

Awarded to masters and PhD students
Value: $10,000

Trudeau Scholarships

Criteria: 1)Academic achievement at the level of the most competitive scholarship programs worldwide
2)An outstanding ability to engage in lively exchange with other researchers and scholars; and
3)The intention to work in an area related to one or more of the four themes of the Foundation, and a desire to contribute to public dialogue around those themes

Rhodes Scholarship

Awarded to eleven students in Canada
Enables outstanding students - on the basis of exceptional intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service- to study at the university of Oxford