The University of Winnipeg Graduate Studies Scholarship (UWGSS)

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, or MGS Awards are not eligible to hold this award.
  • Application Procedures+
     A completed application package includes the following:

    • A completed Application Form.
    • 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. 
    • 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 +

    The University of Winnipeg Graduate Studies Scholarship application form should be submitted to the graduate studies office by no later than March 31 (or next business day).