Scholarships & Awards


Scholarships for Women's Studies Students at Western University  

(Selected by the Chair and Undergraduate Chair and awarded annually in October to students enrolled full-time in a Women's Studies module)

Morgentaler Scholarship
Morgentaler Scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in any degree program at the constituent university who is taking a module in Women's Studies, based on academic achievement (minimum 80% average). The Chair of the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies will select the recipient. This scholarship was made possible from donations made in honour of Dr. Henry Morgentaler, recipient of an Honorary Degree at the 2005 Spring Convocation at Western. 
Value: 1 at $1,300 

Women's Studies Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student in year 3 or 4 of an Honors Specialization or Major in Women's Studies, based on academic achievement. The recipient will be selected by an awards committee in the Department of Women's Studies and Feminist Research. This scholarship was established with Foundation Western. Value: 1 at $1,000

Julie Ashford Scholarship 

Julie Ashford Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student entering fourth year in an Honors Specialization in Women's Studies and Feminist Research or an Honors Double Major that includes Women's Studies and Feminist Research, based on academic achievement (minimum 80% modular average). The recipient will be selected by an awards committee for the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies. This scholarship was established with gifts in honor of Julie Ashford, who served as Assistant to every Director and Chair for the first 20 years of Women's Studies at Western, through Foundation Western. 
Value: 1 at $1200

Shrimati Lajjawati Pathak Scholarship In Women's Studies 
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student who has completed 4.0 degree-credit Women's Studies core or cross-listed courses as part of a Women's Studies module. This scholarship was established in honor of Shrimati Lajjawati Pathak by her family.Value: 1 at $300

Stuart R. Dunsworth Scholarship in Sexuality Studies (Arts and Humanities and Social Science)

Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year 3 or 4 of the Sexuality Studies module in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, who has achieved the highest overall average in the previous academic year. The student must have taken Women’s Studies 2273. The recipient will be selected each fall by the Office of the Registrar. This scholarship was established anonymously with a generous gift in honour of a dear friend, Stuart R. Dunsworth. “This scholarship honours the memory of Stuart Richard Dunsworth, whose warmth, wit, lively intellectual curiosity, and passion enriched his chosen family and community.” Value: 1 at $1500

Student Life Network in Collaboration with CIBC offers Scholarship for over $30,000

Each year the Student Life Network, in collaboration with CIBC, offers awards worth over $30,000 to help a Canadian student pay for school or reduce their student debt. The award is not merit-based and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students in all programs. In addition to $20,000 from CIBC to use for school or student debt, it contains a whole host of other awards that make a student’s life easier such as a $7,500 scholarship from Scholarships Canada and an award for four years of textbooks.

Students can register for the 2014 contest here: Registration is open until the end of the year and the winner is announced shortly thereafter.

This award can be life-changing and we’re fortunate to have two great previous winners in Taylor Esselment from Western University and Leah Meanwell from the University of British Columbia. To watch a recap of the award announcements with our team and CIBC check out the videos for Leah  and Taylor

For further information, please contact:
Kim Quinlan, Student Award Manager
Tel: 416.461.0207 ext. 232  
Twitter: @StudentLifeNet


The London Goodenough Association of Canada (LGAC) Scholarship

The LGAC is an alumni association of Canadians who lived at Goodenough College in London, England while pursuing their graduate studies. Goodenough College is a residential facility situated in a leafy garden square in central London, we provide a safe and caring community that allows our Members to expand their horizons academically, socially and culturally. The LGAC awards Scholarship to Canadian students pursuing graduate studies in London, England. The Scholarships are tenable at Goodenough College, the pre-eminent residential college for international graduate students in London, and take the form of a grant towards accommodation costs. Since 1990, the LGAC has provided funding to 151 students totalling over $925,000. Click here for more information.