Apply for the Black Graduate Student EDI-RO Award

Scholarships valued at $5,000 each will be awarded each term to graduate students registered full time in a doctoral program in any department or Faculty at the University of Waterloo. Interested students must identify as Black and must have obtained a minimum cumulative average of 75% or equivalent in their current or most recently completed program. For more information, including award eligibility requirements, please review the Black Graduate Student Award webpage

Applicants will be notified of the decision by the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-racism once a decision has been made.


Spring Term: May 15

Fall Term: Sept 15

Winter Term: Jan 15

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To be eligible to apply for this award, you are asked to disclose that you self-identify as Black
According to the University’s Equity Data Strategy, Black students may include those of African, Caribbean, Black Canadian, Afro-Latine, African American, or other African descent. Applicants who identify as Black must provide a written attestation that they identify as belonging to the respective community, including an explanation how their lived experiences demonstrate their inclusion in one of these communities.
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