Student Application Deadline to SGS: Friday, February 1, 2013
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.
Mackenzie King “Open” Scholarship
Open to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere. One Open Scholarship is awarded each year. The value has recently been approximately $9000 but it is subject to change.
Mackenzie King “Travelling” Scholarship
Open to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in the United States or the United Kingdom in the areas of international relations or industrial relations. Recently four scholarships of $11,000 each have been awarded annually, but the number and the amount are subject to change.
Eligibility (complete program details are available on the website)
Selection criteria is based on high academic achievement (typically an A average), personal qualities, and demonstrated aptitudes. Consideration will also be given to the applicant’s proposed program of study.
All applicants must complete the official application form attached with this announcement, or available at: http://www.mkingscholarships.ca/download.html
Application Package for both scholarships:
· Completed and signed application form
· Sheet A – information on academic achievements and experience
· Sheet B – Personal statement
- 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:
o 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
o 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
Where to Apply
Students apply directly to the School of Graduate Studies. 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 no later than 4pm on Friday, February 1st, 2013.
- It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that the complete and accurate application package is submitted by the GAO deadline.
- Incomplete applications will not be entered in to the competition and applicants will not be notified of any missing documentation. Applications and/or documentation that is sent directly to the Board administering these scholarships will not be considered in the competition.
All applicants will be notified in March as to whether or not their application will be forwarded on to the national competition (UofT may nominate 2 individuals for the “Open” Scholarship and 2 individuals for the “Travelling” Scholarship).
Decisions regarding the national competition are usually announced by the end of May.
For more information, please visit http://www.mkingscholarships.ca/ or email: email@example.com
Awards Officer (Federal)
School of Graduate Studies
University of Toronto
63 St. George Street, Room 202
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z9
P: 416-978-8260 F: 416-971-2864