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Eligibility The Mackenzie King Open Scholarship is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) graduate study in any field in Canada or elsewhere. Candidates can apply for support in any year of a Master's or Doctoral program and is unrestricted as to subject matter or the country where the graduate study is to be pursued.

(NOTE: Applicants must be holders of a Canadian university degree of any level. Applicants who have not yet finished their degree are eligible to apply provided they expect to finish before the graduate studies to be supported by the scholarship begin. This competition is for graduate study in the academic year 2024-2025, beginning in or after September 2024. The Scholarships are for one year only for 2024-2025.

(1) One Open Scholarship is awarded annually. The award will be based on high academic achievements (all A's or very nearly so; entire academic history), 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 Mackenzie King, Board of Scholarship of Trustees.

Part-Time and Full-Time students are eligible to apply.

Value $8500
Average amount; subject to change $8,500 (approximately).
Note: (1) One Open Scholarship is awarded annually across Canada.
Currency Canadian
Tenable at Applications must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies of your “home” university. This is the Canadian university from which you most recently graduated or are currently enrolled. Note: This award is tenable in the 2024-2025 academic year so you must meet the eligibility requirements as of the 2024-2025 academic year to be eligible.
Deadlines February 1
Application Details *24-25 APPLICATION NOW CLOSED*

A complete online application should consist of the following:

1. Application form: http://www.mkingscholarships.ca/MKAppFrmsE.pdf

Hard copy or emailed applications will not be accepted.

Application form must be signed and uploaded into the online UM application portal: https://applygrad.umanitoba.ca/apply/?sr=46232078-6f87-469b-bf89-13c11be1be68

2. Sheet A-Supplementary information on academic achievements and experience:

Awards received (name, years of tenure and annual value) and publications and professional work experience related to your field of study;

Sheet A may be more than one page and there is no format.

3. Sheet B-Personal Statement:

Academic interests, extracurricular activities, program of studies pursuing and career plans;

Sheet B should not exceed 600 words and there is no format.

4. Non UM Official or Certified Transcripts from each University attended (excluding UM); Copies can be scanned into your application. Official/Certified hard copies of transcripts only can be mailed or dropped off in person c/o FGS Awards 500 University Centre, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 in an envelope marked "FGS Awards-Mackenzie King Open Scholarship". If ordering electronically from the University, you may have the certified copy sent directly to FGS Awards.

5. (3) Three letters of reference from persons who have knowledge of your record and ability and are able to give a critical evaluation of your plans for graduate study. 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.

Letters of reference must be confidential, i.e. not accessible to the candidate.

The online application system will prompt you to enter the names and email addresses of your referees, and the online system will send them an email requesting that they submit their reference for your award application online. Both sheets and references can be addressed to the "Mackenzie King Scholarship Competition"

The application form can be downloaded at: http://www.mkingscholarships.ca/download.html and must be uploaded into the UM application portal.

Application Portal Link: https://applygrad.umanitoba.ca/apply/?sr=46232078-6f87-469b-bf89-13c11be1be68

All information about documentation requirements can be found on the Mackenzie King website and within the application portal: https://applygrad.umanitoba.ca/apply/?sr=46232078-6f87-469b-bf89-13c11be1be68

For application details, please visit: http://www.mkingscholarships.ca/how-to-apply.html

Additional information can be found at: http://www.mkingscholarships.ca/

Please note: Applications must be submitted online. Paper copies, incomplete, and late applications will not be accepted. Applications that are incomplete or ineligible will not be recommended to the Mackenzie King committee for consideration.

Award recipient will be notified end of May, by the Mackenzie King Selection Committee. Payment of the first instalment is conditional upon receipt of satisfactory evidence that the candidate has been admitted into the graduate program in which the scholarship application was submitted.

If you have inquiries regarding this award, please contact Faculty of Graduate Studies, Award Assistant by email at graduate.awards@umanitoba.ca

Updated: 2024


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