MPACS Scholarships and Awards | External Awards 

The Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS) program provides a limited number of scholarships, bursaries, marking assistantships and research assistantships. Applicants will be invited to apply for assistantships and the Vic and Rita Krueger Family MPACS Award. Any student accepted into the program is automatically considered for the remaining awards.

See also other awards available through the University of Waterloo and external agencies.

Rotary Peace Scholarship Award

This award is to support the training of graduate students and community leaders originating from areas of conflict, with priority given to international students. Students who are giving leadership in the area of conflict management in their home community and who are committed to working in the area of peace and conflict transformation after graduation will be invited to apply after they have been offered admission to the MPACS program.

This award is up to $8,000.

Visit the Rotary Peace Scholarships page


MPACS Impact Award

This award supports students enrolled in the MPACS program who demonstrate the potential to make a significant impact in advancing peace following the completion of their MPACS studies. Ideally, the award would be granted to students who are pursuing an internship during their program of study. This award is given to international students in good standing or students who have arranged an international internship placement.

This award is up to $5,000.

Vic and Rita Krueger Family MPACS Award

This award is for students who demonstrate a commitment to the ideals of the PACS program through a letter of application that outlines personal experience in peace issues, goals for study and for long term career aspirations. Applicants must qualify for the Ontario Student Assistance Program.

This award is up to $2000.

Global Conflict Management Transformation Award

This award supports and promotes the training of community leaders from areas of conflict around the world in theories and practical methods of conflict management and transformation. Funds will be used to offset costs of education for students from areas of conflict while they are enrolled in PACS courses or Certificate Program in Conflict Management courses at Conrad Grebel University College.

The award is up to $5000.

Lina Wohlgemut Award

This award offers assistance to students from third world and developing countries who expect to return to their home country to serve/work there, or students interested in service in the third world or developing countries. 

The award is up to $2000.

Mennonite Diversity Award

This award is designed to make an educational experience at Conrad Grebel University College accessible to Mennonite students from culturally diverse backgrounds.  The intention is to create a student body at the College that is more reflective of the cultural diversity of the present and future Mennonite Church in Canada.

This award is founded by Mary Groh, who invites others with a passion for diversity in the Mennonite Church to contribute to this effort and to this award.  Mennonite Church Eastern Canada is partnering to match these funds.

Qualifying students will include:

  • Students who are, or whose parents are, new Canadians (since 1975) and attend a Mennonite church.
  • Aboriginal students who attend a Mennonite church.

If there are no qualified domestic students an award can be given to an international student with clear connections to the global Anabaptist-Mennonite church.

The award is up to $5,000 per student per year

International Tuition Scholarship

Limited funding is available to cover some tuition costs for international students who demonstrate academic excellence and relevant experience. The award amount is variable and information will be made available to successful applicants to the program.

MPACS Support Fund

Limited funding is available to cover some tuition costs for domestic students who demonstrate academic excellence and relevant experience. The award amount is variable and information will be made available to successful applicants to the program.

PACS Internship Awards

These awards are available to MPACS students who have been approved to pursue an Internship as part of their program plan for course credit.

Schultz Huxman Award

This award is to support students enrolled in the MPACS program who demonstrate the potential to make a significant impact in advancing peace following the completion of their MPACS studies.

External Awards

Katherine Lemke Heinrichs Scholarship

The scholarship is intended fourth year undergraduate or graduate students and promotes education in areas of peace and conflict transformation, international human rights, and law and policy that relate to refugees and displaced persons. Find out more about eligibility and application deadlines by visiting the scholarship's website.

This award is for up to $2000, distributed annually

Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation are offered by The Simons Foundation Canada and the International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

A total of four awards of $5,000 are available to Canadian Master’s and/or Doctoral candidates to support the independent research and writing of an academic paper responding to a specific Non-Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament (NACD) topic. Awards also include domestic travel support to Ottawa where successful candidates will present their completed papers during a special event at Global Affairs Canada Headquarters.

W.L. Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarship

The Mackenzie King Open Scholarship is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) graduate study (mater's or doctoral) in any field, in Canada or elsewhere. 

One Open Scholarship is awarded annually. Its value has lately been $8500 but is subject to change. Applications are due February 1.

For more information, please contact:

Peace and Conflict Studies Office
Conrad Grebel University College,
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6

Phone: 519-885-0220 ext. 24216
Email: cgcmpacs@uwaterloo.ca