## 2012-13 Mackenzie King Scholarships

Student Application Deadline to SGS: Wednesday February 1, 2012

Purpose

There are 2 types of Mackenzie King Scholarships:  the “Open” Scholarship and the “Travelling” Scholarship. Both were established to support graduates of Canadian universities who are pursuing graduate studies.  Further information about these scholarships can be obtained here:  http://www.mkingscholarships.ca/index-e.html

Mackenzie King “Open” Scholarship

Open to graduates of any Canadian university who are pursuing postgraduate (Master’s or Doctoral/PhD) study in any field, in Canada or elsewhere. Its value has been $10,000.00, but could be subject to change. Only 1 “Open” Scholarship is awarded annually at the National competition – applicants interested in applying need be aware of the extremely competitive nature of the award. Mackenzie King “Travelling” Scholarship Open to graduates of any Canadian university who are pursuing postgraduate (Master’s or Doctoral/PhD) study in either the United States or the United Kingdom in the subject area of international relations or industrial relations (these aspects also included within law, history, politics and economics). This scholarship has previously been awarded to 4 individuals annually ($11,000.00 each), but the number and value could be subject to change.

Eligibility

• If a candidate is offered an award, they are not permitted to accept the award in conjunction with any other major award totaling over \$15,000 (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR, etc.) – however, this amount is subject to change.
• At the time of this application, applicants must either be currently studying in a Canadian university or be a graduate of a Canadian university (and be pursuing graduate studies).

Nomination Process

Departments are not responsible for nominating students for this competition – students must submit their entire application package in hard copy directly to the Graduate Awards Office (Rm 202, 2nd floor, 63 St.George Street) by the deadline. Late applications, or late application materials, will not be accepted.

Application Package for both scholarships:

(if applying to both scholarships, indicate so at the top of the application form)

• Sheets “A” and “B” (each must be typed, clearly state “Sheet A” and “Sheet B” at the top along with the applicant’s name – details regarding these sheets are found on the application form)
• Certified copies of transcripts from all universities attended (ROSI transcripts are not acceptable). Certified photocopies International transcripts may be made at the Graduate Unit and submitted with the application.
• 3 Letters of Reference Total:

Two letters from:

• person under whom the applicant has taken major work at university and is able to give a critical evaluation of the applicant’s plans for graduate study
• senior colleague with whom the applicant has been associated in academic teaching/research and is able to give a critical evaluation of the applicant’s plans for graduate study

And one letter from:

• from a person who can ascribe to the same descriptions above or at least has intimate knowledge of the applicant’s record and ability and is able to give a critical evaluation of the applicant’s plans for graduate study

Each reference letter must clearly state the name and contact information of the referee and must also be signed by the referee; the referee must also seal the letter and sign across the seal

*In order to avoid the loss or misplacement of documents, applicants must assemble the entire application package and submit it themselves in hardcopy to the Graduate Awards Office by the deadline.*

Important Notes

• It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that the content within the application form is correctly entered, that all required supporting documentation is provided and adheres to all specified limitations, and that the complete application package is submitted no later than the GAO deadline.
• Applicants will not be notified of any missing documentation after the application has been submitted.
• Documentation that is sent directly to the Board that administers these scholarships will not be considered in this competition.

Results

• All applicants will be notified in March on whether or not their application will be forwarded on to the official competition (UofT is only permitted to nominate 2 individuals for the “Open” Scholarship and 2 individuals for the “Travelling” Scholarship).
• Decisions in this national competition are usually announced by end of May.

Wednesday February 1st, 2012

• The entire application package must be received at the Graduate Awards Office (63 St.George Street, Rm 202, 2nd floor) in hardcopy no later than 4pm on Wednesday February 1st, 2012 (office-hours are 10am-4pm).

Please feel free to contact me with any further questions,

Erin McMahon

Awards Officer, Federal

University of Toronto, School of Graduate Studies

63 St. George Street, Toronto ON, M5S 2Z9

P: 416-978-8260 F: 416-971-2864

erin.mcmahon@sgs.utoronto.ca