The University of Winnipeg Graduate Studies Scholarship (UWGSS)

Applications are now closed for 2021-2022 academic year

This award is based on academic excellence as well as community service. Any questions can be directed to Dylan Jones (

  • Value +

    The University of Winnipeg Graduate Student Scholarship (UWGSS) is valued at $15,000 for a period of 12 months. There are no automatic renewals for a second year.

  • Eligibility +

    The offer of a UWGSS does not guarantee admission into a graduate program at the University of Winnipeg. Students are required to follow the departmental admission guidelines.

    All students are eligible, regardless of citizenship.

    All full-time graduate students in thesis, course-based, practicum-based, or project-based programs are eligible to apply, with the exception of students in the Theology, and Joint Masters Programs.

     To qualify to apply to this program, the candidate must:

    • Have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.75 in the last 60 credits hours of study.
    • Be entering the first or second year of an eligible master’s program as of May or September of the current year or January of the upcoming year.
    • Be enrolled a full-time master’s program.


    • Although students may be required to apply, students holding NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR, Research Manitoba, or PDGSS Awards are not eligible to hold this award.
  • Application Procedures+
     A completed application package includes the following:

    • A completed UWGSS Application Form. (Applications are closed for the 2021 -22 academic year)
    • 2 references: One from your graduate program committee chair or graduate advisor/supervisor and one from an individual who can speak to your academic excellence and community engagement. References can use the UWGSS Appraisal Form or their own letterhead. References may submit their letters to
    • A Community Engagement and Academic Curriculum Vitae. This would include conference/paper presentations, funding history, relevant work/volunteer experience, etc. 
    • Transcripts (UWinnipeg Transcripts can be unofficial copies)
  • Deadline +

    Applications are now closed for 2021-2022 academic year

    Applications for the University of Winnipeg Graduate Student Scholarship should be submitted to the graduate studies office by no later than March 15 (or next business day). Applications can be submitted via email to