How To Apply
Applications must be made to the Faculty of Graduate Studies of
your "home" university. This is the Canadian university from
which you most recently graduated or at which you are currently
You must be a graduate (holder of a degree) of a Canadian university when tenure
of the scholarship begins.
If your home university has no Faculty of Graduate Studies, please
submit your application to the Awards Office at that university.
You may apply for both scholarships with a single application if
the eligibility criteria are met for both.
A complete application consists of the following, each of which
should be sent directly to the "Mackenzie King Scholarships Competition"
c/o the Faculty of Graduate Studies of your home university:
- The completed and signed application form (including attached
sheets A and B as described on that form).
download an application
- Three letters of reference from persons who have an intimate
knowledge of your record and ability and are able to give a critical
evaluation of your plans for graduate study.
At least two of these testimonials must be from persons under
whom you have taken your major work at university, or from senior
colleagues with whom you have been associated in academic teaching
- Certified copies of official transcripts of marks and other
academic records from each university you have attended. If a
transcript is not available, you may substitute a certified statement
by the Registrar or the Faculty concerned.
All these items must be received by your home university by
Your home university will forward the Board of Scholarship Trustees a short-list of its recommended candidates together with their applications and will advise all applicants of the outcome of this internal competition.
Please note that applications sent directly to the Board will not
All documents will be regarded as confidential and will be retained
by the Board of Scholarship Trustees. The Board assumes no responsibility
for missing documentation.
The Board reserves the right to require a candidate to furnish
additional information or references.