Internal Awards

Entrance Scholarships

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. Value: up to 4 @ $10,000 each

From the Faculty of Arts & Humanities Scholarships & Awards Listing

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Chair’s Entrance Scholarship (Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities)
Awarded to 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.  The number of scholarships will be determined annually by the individual Department Chairs, Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Value: less than $2,000 each.  Effective: May 2008

Dean’s Entrance Scholarship (Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities)
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. Value: $2,000 each.  The number of scholarships will be determined annually by the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities.  Effective: May 2007

Provost’s Entrance Scholarship (Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities)
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. Value: $4,000 each.  The number of scholarships will be determined annually by the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities.  Effective: May 2007

President’s Entrance Scholarship (Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities)
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. Value: $6,000 each.  The number of scholarships will be determined annually by the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities.  Effective:  May 2007

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Chancellor’s Entrance Scholarship (Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities)
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. Value: $8,000 each. Effective: May 2008


Other Internal Awards & Scholarships

General internal scholarships & awards listings:
SGPS Donor Awards Search
Western University Faculty of Arts & Humanities Scholarships & Awards Listing

Specific to Philosophy:

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. Value: 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.


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. Value: $800 (awarded in Fall)


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. Value: $1,000


The Barnard Scholarship in Political Philosophy at Western
Mrs. Margot Barnard has generously endowed a scholarship trust in memory of her late husband, Frederick Mechner Barnard who was a distinguished political theorist and intellectual historian at Western from 1970 until his retirement in 1985. The F.M. Barnard Scholarship Trust offers scholarships to graduate students in political philosophy, entering MA or PhD programs in either Political Science or Philosophy at Western. A condition of these awards is that recipients must propose to work under the supervision of a member of the Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy Research Group. A list of current members and their interests may be found here. Awarded annually, the Barnard Scholarships may be held during the first year of a student’s program. The awards are additional to the regular funding provided by departments. No special application is needed: recipients will be selected from the applicant pool by a committee appointed by the Chairs of Political Science and Philosophy. 2014-15 Fiscal Year Value: $12,500