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Funding and awards

FUTURE GRADUATE,FINANCIAL HELP

Financial help for incoming graduate students

For the past few academic year, we were able to offer Master's (MA) students funding packages ranging from $10,000-$15,000. This package would typically include a scholarship and Teaching Assistantship for qualified students. Teaching Assistantships are payable over two terms beginning in September. Appointment for a second term is contingent on satisfactory performance of duties in the first term. Additional marking positions may also be available and are paid on a per-paper basis.

Successful Graduate program applicants will be automatically considered for the following awards, and will be informed of the funding package we can provide at the time we send an offer of admission to the program:

Internal Awards for incoming graduate students

Hugh MacKinnon graduate scholarships

The Department of History offers two Hugh MacKinnon Graduate Scholarships in the amount of $1,200 to incoming graduate students. This is a one-time scholarship payable in late September. The decision to award these scholarships will be made by the History Graduate Committee in March of each year. The criteria for the award include community service and work experience. Students interested in this scholarship should include with their application a one-paragraph statement concerning their eligibility.

Dan Watt scholarships

The Department of History also offers two Dan Watt Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 to incoming students with the highest averages. The selection will be made by the History Graduate Committee in March. Funds for this scholarship were bequeathed to the University of Waterloo by Daniel G. Watt who was a member of the University of Waterloo's Laurel Society. The Laurel Society recognizes individuals who make planned gifts to the University.

External funding

In addition, qualified MA applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for external funding, such as:

Visit the Graduate Studies Financial Aid page for more information. 

CURRENT GRADUATE<FINANCIAL HELP

The University of Waterloo offers various types of financial aid to graduate students.

Graduate scholarships

External funding

In addition, qualified MA applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for external funding, such as:

Visit the Graduate Studies Financial Aid page for more information. 

Travel funding

Funds are available for the purpose of assisting full-time Waterloo graduate students to attend and present their research at professional conferences. Deadlines occur three times per year. See the Graduate Studies office for details.

The Tri-University History program also has funds available to graduate students seeking to make conference presentations. Students should complete the travel funding application and forward it to the Tri-University Program Director. Funding is subject to availability. 

Graduate Student Travel Grants

The History Department has a limited fund to help support graduate student travel for research purposes. Doctoral and MA students are eligible.

If you have any questions, please consult the Graduate Director or the Graduate Co-ordinator.

Please note: Successful applicants must follow the University of Waterloo expense guidelines.

2014 Graduate Student Travel Grants recipients:

  • Andrew McLaughlin
  • Brian McNamara
  • Joe Buscemi
  • Matthew Gayford

2013 Graduate Student Travel Grants recipients:

  • Carla Marano
  • Matt Roth
  • Matthew Stubbings
  • Zack MacDonald
  • Andrew Moore
  • Geoff Keelan
  • Nick Borg