Academic CounsellingWestern Arts and Humanities

Graduate Scholarships & Awards

Archibald A. Campbell Scholarship (in French Canadian Literature)

  • Awarded to the undergraduate student achieving the highest standing in a course in French Canadian Literature offered by the Department of French Studies of the University of Western Ontario. $200 (awarded in Spring).

Dean's Entrance Scholarship

  • Awarded to full-time students entering a Masters or Doctoral program in Arts and Humanities. Students must have a minimum admission average of 80%. Graduate chairs in each program will select recipients of the award. Number of scholarships determined annually by the Dean. $2,000 each.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Alumni Graduate Awards

  • Awarded to graduate students registered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and enrolled in any graduate program in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities who can demonstrate financial need and are maintaining a minimum 78% average. The awards will be used to support graduate travel and research. Applicants must supply a project description and a detailed budget. Recipients will be selected by the Dean of Arts and Humanities upon consultation with a committee. Completed applications must be submitted by January 8. Recipients must meet OSOTF eligibility requirements. Number and value of awards may vary. Up to $9,000 will be available, with no single award to exceed $1,000

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Chair's Entrance Scholarship

  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities Chancellor's Entrance Scholarship
    Awarded to full-time students entering a Doctoral program in Arts and Humanities. Students must have a minimum admission average of 80%. Graduate chairs in each program will select recipients of the award. The number of scholarships will be determined annually by the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities. $8,000 each

Dr. Betty Bandeen Graduate Award in English

  • Awarded in odd years to a full-time graduate student in a Masters or Doctoral program in English, based on financial need and academic performance (minimum 78% average). Applications can be obtained from the Department of English and must be submitted by October 31. A committee in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, with representation by a current member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, will select the recipient. $1,800 (odd years)

Jose Luis Barrio-Garray Bursaries in Visual Arts

  • Awarded annually to graduate students in the Department of Visual Arts who have demonstrated financial need. One award will be available for a student pursuing a Master of Arts History and one will be available to a student pursuing a Master of Fine Art in Studio. In the event that no student qualifies for one of the awards, the funds will automatically be given to a qualified student from the other specified area. 2 @ $1000 or 1 @2000

Graduate Thesis Research Awards Fund

  • Support costs of research undertaken by full-time graduate students enrolled in a graduate program leading to a research degree. Applicants must be engaged in writing a thesis/dissertation as a part of their degree requirements. Completed applications must be submitted by Janurary 15 to the Dean's Office. Recipients will be selected by the Dean of Arts and Humanities upon consultation with a committee. $7,500 budgeted with a max $1,000 per award

Eve Harp and Judith Wiley Classical Studies Travel Award

  • Awarded annually based on academic achievement to a graduate student or undergraduate student in Classical Studies, to assist with travel costs for research at libraries or sites anywhere in the world, but especially Greece or Italy. Preference will be given to graduate students, but faculty are eligible, too. The recipient will be selected by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Scholarship Committee in consultation with the Graduate Chair of Classical Studies. Number of awards will vary – approx. $750 each (awarded in Fall)

Dr. George Edward Hall Ontario Graduate Scholarship

  • Awarded to a graduate student studying Philosophy of Science at the Masters or Doctoral level who is a current holder of an Ontario Graduate Scholarship based on academic achievement (minimum 78%) and research merit. SGPS will select the recipient in consultation with the Chair of Philosophy. $5,000

Richard A. Harshman Memorial Scholarship

  • Awarded to a PhD student (part-time or full-time) based on academic achievement (minimum average 78%). To be eligible a student must be in year 2 or more of a PhD program and be undertaking research in Statistical Methods or the Philosophy of Science. Candidates may apply through the Graduate Affairs Committee in either the Psychology Department or the Philosophy Department by submitting the CV and a 1-page statement describing their research and relevant achievements, including publications. A committee with representation from the Psychology Dept. or the Philosophy Dept., with at least one member who is a current member of SGPS, will select the recipient. Award recipients are eligible to receive this scholarship once during the academic career at Western. $1,000

Dr. Allison Heartz Johnson Ontario Graduate Scholarship

  • Awarded to a graduate student studying Philosophy of Science at the Masters or Doctoral level who is a current holder of an Ontario Graduate Scholarship based on academic achievement (minimum 78%) and research merit. SGPS will select the recipient in consultation with the Chair of Philosophy. $5,000

Harold Johnson Memorial Scholarship in Mediaeval Philosophy

  • Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in Philosophy or a full-time graduate student in a Masters or Doctoral program in Philosophy based on academic achievement (Minimum 80% academic average), to enable the recipient to attend the International Mediaeval Congress. A committee appointed by the Chair of the Department of Philosophy will select the recipient. $800 (awarded in Fall)

Sara Marie Jones Memorial Scholarship in English

  • Awarded annually to a first year Ph.D. student based on academic achievement (minimum 80% academic average). Students must submit one essay, which may be new material or previously written material for a course to the Graduate Program Office in English. The awards selection committee in the Department of English, with at least one representative who is a member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, will select the recipient. $325

Henry White Kinnear Foundation Ontario Graduate Scholarship

  • Awarded to a full-time graduate student studying in Arts an dHumaniteis at the Masters or Doctoral level who is a current holder of an Ontario Graduate Scholarship based on academic achievement (minimum 78%) and research merit. SGPS will select the recipients in consultation with Arts and Humanities. $5,000

Carl F. and Margaret E. Klinck Scholarship in English

  • Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of English to a PhD candidate in the fourth year of study or beyond who is producing an original and outstanding PhD thesis (historical and/or critical) on Canadian Literature in English. The award is tenable once only. $2,000

McIntosh Prize in Canadian Literature

  • Awarded each year to the student in the fourth year of the PhD program who delivers the best paper based on material from the PhD dissertation. Up to $900

President's Entrance Scholarship

  • Awarded to full-time students entering a Doctoral program in Arts and Humanities. Students must have a minimum admission average of 80%. Graduate chairs in each program will select recipients of the award. Number of Scholarships determined by the Dean: $6,000 each

Provost's Entrance Scholarship

  • Awarded to full-time students entering a Doctoral program in Arts and Humanities. Students must have a minimum admission average of 80%. Graduate chairs in each program will select recipients of the award. Number of Scholarships determined by the Dean: $4,000 each

Randall Graduate Research and Travel Award in French

  • Awarded to a full-time graduate student in year 3 or beyond of a PhD in French based on academic achievement (minimum 78% average), satisfactory progression in the program and participation in a valid research project. Candidates will submit a research project, a detailed budget , a cv and a letter of support from the thesis director to the Department of French Studies by February 1. The recipient will be selected by the Graduate Studies Committee, in the Department of French Studies, of which at least one person holds membership in the School of Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies. Students may apply for both the Mary Routledge Fellowships and the Randall Graduate Award in French but will not be eligible to receive both awards in the same competition year. For further details please contact the Department of French Studies. $400

Rotman Institute of Philosophy Doctoral Entrance Scholarship

  • The Rotman Institute of Philosophy will award up to two scholarships annually to full-time students entering the Doctoral Program in the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Students with demonstrated academic excellence and a stated research interest in philosophy and science (including epistemology, ethics or history of science) are eligible. The recipients will become members of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. Recipients will be selected by the Graduate Chair of the program and the Director of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. Up to 2 @ $10,000 each

Mary Routledge Fellowships

  • Awarded to full-time graduate students registered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in a graduate program based in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. These Fellowships will be awarded to graduate students in order to cover expenses incurred as a result of a need to consult archival material off campus, or to otherwise travel in the context of their research. Candidates must have maintained a minimum A- average and exhibit research ability or potential. Selection will be made by the Dean of Arts and Humanities in consultation with the graduate Chairs in all Arts and Humanities Departments. Fellowships will be awarded on the basis of applications to be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities no later than January 8 of any calendar year. A total of $6,000 available annually. The numbers and amounts of awards will vary with the applications in any given year. Funds not awarded in one year will be carried over to the next cycle of applications.

Sir Charles Edward Saunders-Mary Eileen Anderson Scholarships in French

  • Awarded annually to an outstanding student who is either entering or continuing in the MA and PhD program (one for each program) and who will not be a recipient of a major award (i.e., over $500, other than a Teaching Assistantship and Special University Scholarship.) $700

Lynne-Lionel Scott Fellowship in Canadian Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

  • Awarded to a graduate student registered full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, enrolled in a Graduate Program witin the Faculty of Arts and Humanities with a demonstrated interest in Canadian studies and a minimum 78% average. Doctoral candidates have priority, but Masters candidates are also eligible. Continuing graduate students with an interest in Canadian studies are automatically considered, as well as applicants for admission who indicate a primary interest in Canadian studies and whose applications are complete by January 8 of each year. The recipient will be selected by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities on the recommendation from a selection committee. $2,500.

Mary E. Turnbull Ontario Graduate Scholarship

  • For masters or doctoral students in the Department of English within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Graham and Gale Wright Ontario Graduate Scholarships

  • The Graham and Gale Wright Ontario Graduate Scholarships will support masters or doctoral students conducting research in Arts and Humanities. All OGS scholarships are awarded by the Province of Ontario on the basis of academic achievement and research potential. 4 @ $5000