The Mackenzie King Scholarships were established as an independent trust under the will of the late Rt. Hon. William Mackenzie King (1874-1950).
Two classes of Mackenzie King Scholarship are available to graduates of Canadian universities: the Open Scholarship and the Travelling Scholarship. Both are to support graduate study.
The Travelling Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in the United States or the United Kingdom in the areas of international or industrial relations.
The Open Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.
The Open Scholarship is valued at $8,500. The Traveling Scholarships are valued at $10,500 each. Both award amounts are subject to change.
The awards will be based on high academic achievements (typically all A’s or very nearly so), personal qualities, and demonstrated aptitudes. Consideration will also be given to the applicant’s proposed program of study.
The awards will be made by, and at the sole discretion of, the Board of Scholarship of Trustees.
Prior to the February 1st application deadline, the Co-ordinator, Graduate Financial Aid and Awards in Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) will circulate information to Department Graduate Co-ordinators advising them of UWaterloo's internal procedure. See the Mackenzie King Scholarships website for further information about the scholarship and application instructions.