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The Senator Thomas Crerar Scholarship

Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are now closed.

Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year open Summer 2023.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has completed their final undergraduate or M.A. qualifying year and is planning to enter a graduate program in Humanities with preference given to students showing an interest in Canadian History or Philosophy or the language and literature of either French or English speaking peoples. This scholarship, named in honour of the late Senator Thomas Crerar, P.C., C.C., L.L.D., is established by a fund created by a bequest of Dorothy Naylor and administered by the Winnipeg Foundation.

"Getting this award has allowed me the opportunity to make a switch from my full-time work as a social worker to starting grad studies in a different field and building a whole new set of skills...I would like to thank the Sentator Thomas Crerar Scholarship Committee and the Cultural Studies Grad Program Committee for providing me with this once in a lifetime opportunity. I am looking forward to growing academically and exploring new horizons in the rich and vast field of Cultural Studies."

-Salam Al Sayad, 2021-22 Award Recipient, Cultural Studies

Value

The Senator Thomas Crerar Scholarship is valued at $13,000 for the 2022-23 academic year.

Eligibility

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has completed their final undergraduate or M.A. qualifying year and is planning to enter a graduate program in Humanities with preference given to students showing an interest in Canadian History or Philosophy or the language and literature of either French or English speaking peoples.

You may be eligible for this award if you meet the following criteria:

  • Accepted to begin first year of a Master’s program in Humanities at the University of Winnipeg
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 (B)
Application Procedures

A completed application package includes the following:

  • A completed application form
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions the applicant has attended
  • A 250-500 word personal statement outlining who the applicant is as a person and their academic goals
  • A resume/CV listing the applicant’s work experience, research, volunteer or extra-curricular activities, awards, publications, etc. in chronological
  • A 250-500 word statement of interest outlining the applicant’s interest in pursuing studies or research in the area of Canadian History or Philosophy or the language and literatures of either French or English speaking peoples, including a description of the knowledge translation plan that will be built into the applicant’s research or study experience
  • A letter of support from the Graduate Program Committee Chair sent directly to c.garland@uwinnipeg.ca

Applicant should e-mail all documents except the letter of support, which must be sent by the referee, to Carolyn Garland, Graduate Studies Awards and Communications Officer at c.garland@uwinnipeg.ca.

All materials must be received by the application deadline.

Deadline

Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are now closed.

Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will re-open in Summer 2023.

The Senator Thomas Crerar Scholarship Deadline: August 15 (or next business day).