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The Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS) program provides a number of scholarships and bursaries to eligible students. Applicants will be invited to apply for the Vic and Rita Krueger Family MPACS Award and the Mennonite Diversity 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.
MPACS Support Fund
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.
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.
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.
Lina Wohlgemut Award
This award offers assistance to students from developing nations who expect to return to their home country to serve/work there, or students interested in service in developing nations.
Malcolm X PACS Scholarship
Recipients of this award are selected based on demonstrated commitment to social justice, inter-racial harmony, and inter-faith dialogue through on-campus or off-campus volunteer activities. Students are prioritized who identify as Black or Indigenous, or with racialized groups who have experienced economic hardship or social disadvantage.
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
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..
PACS Internship Awards
These awards are available to MPACS students who have been approved to pursue an internship placement 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.
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.
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.