David Johnston Waterloo Awards for Refugee Students

Award type: 
Financial need awards/bursaries
Refugee or Protected person
Award description: 

Funding is available each year to support undergraduate and graduate refugee students who are sponsored by the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) at the University of Waterloo or any other students who are recognized by the Canadian government as being refugees or protected persons. Candidates may be enrolled in any Faculty/program at Waterloo. The funds are intended to assist students who are no longer receiving sponsorship support and who have a demonstrated financial need.  Candidates must be in satisfactory academic standing. 

Students interested in applying for this award must complete an award application and submit it to Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, Needles Hall by June 15 for the Spring term, October 15 for the Fall term, and February 15 for the Winter term. 

The value of each award will vary depending on financial need and available funds.  These awards were established through the generous support of donors in honour of former Waterloo President David Johnston as a lasting tribute to his 11-year service to this university and in recognition of his passion for international opportunities for students.

Value description: 

Value varies depending on financial need.

Masters, Doctoral
Open to any program
Canadian/Permanent resident, International/study permit student
Selection process: 
Application required
Winter, Spring, Fall
Application deadline: 
February 15, June 15, October 15
Additional instructions: 

Access the application from the Student Awards & Financial Aid Form page.

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