National Scholarships for Women
Canadian Federation of University Women Scholarships:
CFUW Dr. Margaret Williams Pre-doctoral Fellowship
Description: This fellowship, established in 1952, honours Margaret McWilliams, first CFUW President (1919-1923), who dedicated her life to furthering the status of women through improved access to higher education and the active involvement of women in public life. It is awarded to a woman who has completed at least one calendar year in a full-time doctoral program and is enrolled in full-time studies in Canada or abroad at the time of application.
CFUW Memorial Fellowship
Description: Honours those for whom the CFUW Charitable Trust receives memorial donations. At the time of application, the candidate must be enrolled in masters studies in science, mathematics or engineering. This fellowship is tenable in Canada or abroad.
CFUW Dr. Alice E. Wilson Awards
Value: 4 at $5000, total $20,000
Description: Dr. Alice E. Wilson (1881-1964), CFUW member, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the first woman to hold a professional position at the Geological Survey of Canada won the 1926 CFUW Travelling Fellowship. Awarded to mature students returning to graduate studies in any field, with special consideration given to those returning to study after at least three years.
CFUW 1989 École Polytechnique Commemorative Awards
Value: 1 doctoral level at $7000, masters level at $5000
Description: Commemorates the fourteen women students murdered at the École Polytechnique in Montreal. For graduate studies in any field. The applicant must justify the relevance of her work to women.
CFUW Linda Souter Humanities Award
Description: Inaugurated in 2015, the award is named to honour Linda Souter, the only Canadian member of CFUW that has served both as President of CFUW and Graduate Women International (formerly known as International Federation of University Women, IFUW). Awarded to a masters or doctoral student studying in the area of the Humanities. Generally, study in the Humanities is theoretical and does not involve empirical methodology. The Humanities could include the following: English Language and Literature, History, Languages Study, Classics, Philosophy, Film Studies, Communication Studies, and Culture Studies.
Canadian Home Economics Association (CHEA) Fellowship
Description: Awarded to a candidate studying in one or more aspects in the field of Human Ecology/Home Economics/Family and Consumer Sciences, at the masters or doctoral level. The applicant must be accepted or enrolled in a post-graduate program in Canada at the time of application. The Canadian Home Economics Association (CHEA) and the Ruth Binnie Fellowships are awarded to candidates in any of the following areas of study: human nutrition, food science, housing/shelter and aesthetics, architecture, financial resource management, clothing and textiles, family relations, human sexuality, human development.
Ruth Binnie Fellowship
Description: Honours a founding member of the Nova Scotia Home Economics Association who dedicated her professional life to home economics education. At the time of application, the applicant must be enrolled in masters studies that focus on one or more aspect(s) of the field of Human Ecology/Home Economics/Family and Consumer Sciences. Special consideration will be given to those pursuing a postgraduate degree in education. She may be studying abroad. The Canadian Home Economics Association (CHEA) and the Ruth Binnie Fellowships are awarded to candidates in any of the following areas of study: human nutrition, food science, housing/shelter and aesthetics, architecture, financial resource management, clothing and textiles, family relations, human sexuality, human development.
CFUW Bourse Georgette Lemoyne Award
Description: Georgette LeMoyne (1884-1975), was one of the first women to receive a university degree in French Canada. She devoted her life to the promotion of education and employment for women. It is for graduate study in any field at a Canadian university. The candidate must be studying in French and write the Statement of Intent (Section I) of the application in French.
CFUW Elizabeth Massey Award
Description: Established in 2006, in memory of Elizabeth Massey, a young lawyer and member of CFUW whose life was greatly enriched by her love of the creative arts. For post-graduate studies in the visual arts, such as painting or sculpture; or in music. This award is tenable in Canada or abroad.
CFUW Margaret Dale Philip Award (funded by CFUW Kitchener-Waterloo)
Description: Funded in memory of a former Club President, a teacher and Local Life Member, for graduate studies in the humanities or the social sciences. Special consideration is given to study in Canadian History only as a deciding factor, all else being equal. The applicant must reside in Canada.
CFUW Beverley Jackson Fellowship (funded by UWC North York)
Description: Honours the dedication and valuable service of this former CFUW member. The applicant must be over the age of 35 at the time of application and enrolled in graduate studies at an Ontario university.
CFUW Aboriginal Women’s Scholarship Award
Value: between $10,000-$25,000
Description: The value of this award is established by a formula which adjusts for the variation in the cost of tuition for different programs across Canada. The formula also allows for future awards to be adjusted based on higher tuition. The award is renewable as it is designed to help a CFUW AWA Recipient by providing the award for a second year. Applicant must: be a Canadian aboriginal woman studying in Canada; hold an undergraduate university degree or equivalent before the CFUW AWA for which she applied is granted; must have applied to be a full-time student in any year of an eligible program at a recognized or accredited Canadian post-secondary degree-granting institution.
Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) Awards
Vale Masters Award
Description: For over 20 years, Vale has partnered with CEMF to support women in engineering. Vale offers one $10,000 Vale Master’s in Engineering Ambassador Award annually to a woman enrolled full-time in an engineering master’s program at a Canadian university. Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or have a Permanent Resident Card. Applicants must demonstrate an interest and desire to work the mining / metallurgical fields of engineering.
CEMF Engineering Ambassador Awards
Description: The Foundation offers up to five $5,000 annual awards to Canadian women in engineering at the undergraduate level. Applicants must already be enrolled full-time in an accredited engineering program at a Canadian university, and cannot be in their final year of study. One award may be made based on the university location in one of five regions: British Columbia, Prairies, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic.
CEMF Rona Hatt Engineering Ambassador Award in Chemical Engineering
Description: The Foundation offers one $5,000 annual award in Canada to a woman enrolled of $5,000 may be granted to a female applicant studying in either a graduate or an undergraduate program in chemical engineering in Canada.
CEMF Marie Carter Memorial Undergraduate Engineering Ambassador Award
Description: The Foundation will award $5,000 undergraduate award in memory of Marie Carter, a professional engineer and COO at Engineers Canada. Applicants can be enrolled in any accredited engineering program in Canada.
Allstream ICT Undergraduate Engineering Ambassador Award
Description: In partnership with CEMF, Allstream offers on $5,000 undergraduate award each year. Applicants must demonstrate an interest and desire to work in information and communications technology engineering but can be enrolled in any accredited engineering program in Canada.
Dillion Undergraduate Engineering Ambassador Award
Description: In partnership with CEMF, Dillon Consulting Limited offers one $5,000 undergraduate award each year. Applicants may be offered a summer job opportunity with Dillon as a condition of the scholarship. Applicants can be enrolled in any accredited engineering program in Canada.
Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Graduate Award
Description: The late Claudette MacKay-Lassonde , P.Eng., was a pioneer for women and a leader in the engineering community. Founder of CEMF, she built the Foundation along with other concerned professional engineers in response to the killing of 14 women engineering students at École Polytechnique in 1989. She held degrees in chemical engineering, nuclear engineering and business and was passionate about supporting women in engineering. Her daughter Julie, also an engineer, is a CEMF Board Director. In Ms. Lassonde’s memory, one $15,000 award is granted to a woman studying engineering full-time at the PhD level. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or have a Permanent Resident Card, and must have one an undergraduate degree from an accredited Canadian engineering program, or have a P. Eng. designation or be a recognized E.I.T. in their providence of residence. This is an ambassadorial award and applicants must demonstrate they are leaders, ambassadors for the profession and serve as role models for other women who dream of becoming engineers.