General Information

At the University of Saskatchewan, graduate students enrolled in programs of study (Post Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Master's of Education, or Doctor of Philosophy) offered by the four academic departments housed in the College of Education are actually students of the College of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies.

More general information about graduates student programming and resources at the University of Saskatchewan is available from the U of S Students website .

If you are new to the University, consider reviewing the U of S New Students website .

If you are close to the end of your program and are expecting to graduate soon, please refer to important information available on the U of S Students Graduation website .

The U of S Student site has information related to academics, money, job opportunities, health services, study and technical help, as well as other essential information about the University of Saskatchewan environment.

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Graduate Funding Opportunities

Through the Office of the Associate Dean (Research, Graduate Support, and International Initiatives), the College of Education provides graduate students enrolled in any of the MEd and PhD programs offered by its four departments with scholarship and bursary funding.  Adjudication of student alignmrnt with these funding opportunities follows the submission of an application form and other material as required in the descriptions below.

Andre Renaud Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established through an endowment from the estate and friends of Dr Andre Renaud, OC, who dedicated his life to the education of indigenous people in Canada and throughout the world. This endowment is to support and encourage work in the area of Indian and Native education at the graduate level.

The annual value of this scholarship is $1000.–

To be eligible to receive this award, graduate students must be engaged in the study of Indian and Northern Education, Native Studies, or other fields related to Native education. Additionally, students must be native-born Canadians studying at the University of Saskatchewan and applicants should have work experience with an Indigenous language.

The deadline for applications is November 1 of every calendar year.

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College of Education Scholarship Fund

This scholarship has been established as a result of donations from Education staff and faculty who contributed to the Thinking the World of Our Future U of S Campaign. It is to award the academic excellence of students entering a Master of Education (MEd) program in the College of Education.

Two awards are made available annually, each with a minimum value of $1000.–

To be eligible to receive this award, candidates must be fulltime graduate students entering their first year of study in a Master of Education program offered by a department of the College (a graduate student is considered fulltime when enrolled in a minimum of three courses in a given semester). Candidates may not have received another major award ($1000 or more) administered by the University of Saskatchewan in the same year, as determined by the awards committee. 

The deadline for applications is November 1 of every calendar year.

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Dr Kay Whale Memorial Book Prize

This award is designed to recognize research in English Language Arts or related area, or graduate student research using qualitative methods.

The annual value of this award is determined by the awards committee.

To be eligible to receive this award, applicants must have completed their thesis or dissertation proposal before September 1, or defended their thesis or dissertation between June 1 and September 1 of a given year.

The deadline for applications is November 1 of every calendar year.

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Elsie and Arthur Rose Memorial Award

Members of the family of the late Elsie and Arthur Rose established a fund at the University of Saskatchewan in memory of their parents. Mr and Mrs Rose were pioneer residents of Saskatoon.

The annual value of this award is approximately $300.–

The award will be granted annually to a University of Saskatchewan graduate student with an interest in Adult or Continuing Education in any year of their program of study. Preference will be given to a part-time student. 

The deadline for applications is November 1 of every calendar year.

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Gordon McCormack Memorial Graduate Scholarship for Native Students

Funding for one graduate award for Native students has been presented by Mrs Margaret Wilson (née McCormack) in memory of her parents, Mr and Mrs WJ McCormack—who homesteaded at Saskatoon—and her brothers, Alexander (Sandy) and Gordon. Gordon McCormack had a long-standing interest in the difficulties facing Native Canadians. 

The annual value of this award is a minimum of $800, at the discretion of the awards committee.

To be eligible to receive this award, a candidate must be of Native ancestry, registered as a fulltime graduate student (a graduate student is considered fulltime when enrolled in a minimum of three courses in a given semester), and engaging advanced studies in Education. The selection of the award recipients will be based on academic performance and a 1200–1500 word written submission of the candidate's educational background (curricular and extra-curricular), any relevant work or volunteer experience, and the candidate's professional ambitions.

The deadline for applications is November 1 of every calendar year.

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History of Education Research Award

This award is made to a graduate student engaged in research in the area of the history of teacher education in the context of Saskatchewan.

The annual value of this award is $300.–

The award is open to any graduate student registered in an MEd program who has successfully submitted a thesis proposal for review by their advisory committee. The award will be given to a student engaged in thesis-based research focused on the history of teacher education in Saskatchewan.

The deadline for applications is November 1 of every calendar year.

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Indian Teacher Education Program (ITEP) Graduate Scholarship in Education

This award is to recognize the academic achievement of students pursuing graduate studies who have earlier completed their BEd degree in the Indian Teacher Education Program (ITEP) in the College of Education.

The annual value of this award is $1000.–

ITEP Graduate Scholarship in Education is open to full- or part-time graduate students who completed a BEd degree in the Indian Teacher Education Program (ITEP) in the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan.

The deadline for applications is November 1 of every calendar year.

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Lownsbrough Memorial Scholarship in Education

The Lownsbrough Memorial Scholarship in Education was created from the Lownsbrough bequest in memory of Ms Dorothy Gray Lownsbrough.

The scholarship value and the number awarded in a given year will be annually determined by the Associate Dean of the College of Education.  The award may be renewable for eligible graduate students.

Awarded to fully-qualified fulltime doctoral students who have been unconditionally admitted by the College of Graduate Studies and Research in the first year of a doctoral program of studies in Education. Under exceptional circumstances, a student may be considered for one renewal of the scholarship. The selection of candidates to be awarded the Lownsbrough Memorial Scholarship is based on academic achievement.

The deadline for applications is November 1 of every calendar year.

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RA Yakulic Prize

The RA Yakulic Prize has been designed to recognize the success of graduate students in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education (Measurement and Evaluation, Special Education, or School and Counselling Psychology) at the University of Saskatchewan in their publishing of articles in refereed journals.

The annual value of this award is approximately $300.–

Candidates for receipt of this prize must be graduate students in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education, or must have graduated from the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education within the last two years.  Candidates must also have published an academic article in a refereed journal in the past academic year, as determined by the award committee.

The deadline for applications is November 1 of every calendar year.

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Robert F Horner Memorial Scholarship

The Robert F Horner Memorial Scholarship was designed to provide an award for a graduate student, either full time or part-time, who is entering any of the special education programs (PGD, MEd, or PhD) or whose program of study focuses on special education.

The annual value of this award is approximately $1200.–

The Robert F Horner Memorial Scholarship is to be awarded on the basis of academic achievement to a student enrolled in a special education program or whose program of study focuses on special education.

The deadline for applications is November 1 of every calendar year.

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Saskatchewan Reading Council Award for Research in Reading

This award may be granted to a Master's or doctoral student whose program of study focuses on the subject of reading.

The annual value of this award is approximately $500.–

Successful candidates for the Saskatchewan Reading Council Award for Research in Reading must be Master's or doctoral students whose primary area of study or research is the teaching of reading. Similarly, they must be Canadian citizens, normally resident in Canada. This award is only tenable at the University of Saskatchewan.

The deadline for applications is November 1 of every calendar year.

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The Marjorie Putt Scholarship in Education

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize academic excellence and an interest in educational technology and/or distance learning of graduate students in the College of Education.

The scholarship value and the number awarded in a given year will be annually determined by the Associate Dean of the College of Education.  The award may be renewable for eligible graduate students.

To be eligible to receive this award, applicants must be graduate students majoring in any program offered by the College of Education. The selection of the award recipient will be based on academic achievement and the merit of a submitted written statement indicating the candidate’s interest in educational technology and/or distance learning. 

The deadline for applications is November 1 of every calendar year.

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Earl Lorne Fenwick Graduate Scholarship in Educational Communications and Technology

From the Will of Helen Gailene Fenwick: “To donate the sum of $2,500 in loving memory of my father, Earl Lorne Fenwick, who instilled in me a great love of learning. Such donation shall be payable to the University of Saskatchewan for a one-time scholarship or award within the College of Graduate Studies and Research to be used for a student enrolled in the Educational Communications and Technology Graduate program.”

The value of this scholarship is $2,500 and will be awarded only one time.

To be eligible to receive this award, applicants must be graduate students pursuing studies in Educational Communications and Technology.

The deadline for applications is November 1.

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Samuel R. Laycock Memorial Lectureship

The purpose of this award is to support a lecture or lectureship series centered on educating teachers in service and teachers in training on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of children with behavioral, emotional, or social challenges in schools.

The scholarship value and the number awarded in a given year will be annually determined by the Associate Dean of the College of Education.  The award may be renewable for eligible graduate students.

To be eligible to receive this award, applicants must be graduate students majoring in any program offered by the College of Education. The selection of the award recipient will be based on academic achievement and the merit of a submitted written statement indicating the candidate’s interest in offering a lecture or facilitating a lecture series focused on the subjects noted above. 

The deadline for applications is November 1 of every calendar year.

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Douglas Brown Award in Instructional Technologies

The purpose of this award is to encourage student research, development, and interest in the use and application of instructional technologies.

The scholarship value and the number awarded in a given year will be annually determined by the Associate Dean of the College of Education.  The award may be renewable for eligible graduate students.

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be graduate students pursuing studies in Educational Communications and Technology in the Department of Curriculum Studies. A 500 word proposal that outlines the objectives of the project or study must be submitted with the application. 

The deadline for applications is November 1 of every calendar year.

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Education Graduate Bursary

The purpose of this bursary is to recognize academic achievement of, and to provide financial assistance to, full time and part time graduate students who are pursuing studies through the College of Education.

The scholarship value and the number awarded in a given year will be annually determined by the Associate Dean of the College of Education.  The award may be renewable for eligible graduate students.

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be full time students entering their first year of study or part time students who plan to register full time for 1 academic year and are pursuing a Master’s in Education (MEd), Master’s of Continuing Education (M.C.Ed) or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with a specialization in Education. 

The deadline for applications is November 1 of every calendar year.

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Irene Poelzer Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize academic achievement and to provide financial support to graduate students in the Department of Educational Foundations whose program of study focusses on feminist and women’s issues.

The scholarship value and the number awarded in a given year will be annually determined by the Associate Dean of the College of Education.  The award may be renewable for eligible graduate students.

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be graduate students in any year of study in a Master’s or Doctoral program in the Department of Educational Foundations. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled in a program of study and/or research that focusses on feminist and women’s issues.

The deadline for applications is November 1 of every calendar year.

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TD Bank Financial Group Aboriginal Graduate Bursary in Education

The purpose of this bursary is to support Aboriginal graduate students who are pursuing a graduate degree in Education at the University of Saskatchewan.

The scholarship value and the number awarded in a given year will be annually determined by the Associate Dean of the College of Education.  The award may be renewable for eligible graduate students.

To be eligible for this bursary, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Full time student entering their first year of study in a Master’s of Education, a Master’s of Continuing Education, or a Doctor of Philosophy in Education and registered in at least 9 credit units in their graduate program

    • Must be affiliated with AERC, as determined by the Awards Committee

    • Must be Canadian citizens of Aboriginal descent and provide documentation verifying their status, as determined by the Awards Committee

    • Must not have received another award valued at $1000 or more administered by the University of Saskatchewan in the year this award is received, as determined by the Awards Committee

The deadline for applications is November 1 of every calendar year.

More information about this award is provided through the general University of Saskatchewan Graduate Awards   page.  Search by your home department for details.

College of Education Graduate Student Research Dissemination Travel Award

The intent of this award is to provide financial assistance to graduate students who will disseminate research, scholarly, and artistic work at a peer-reviewed, academic conference.

The annual value of this award is approximately $500.–

Successful candidates for the College of Education Graduate Student Research Dissemination Travel Award must be Master's or doctoral students whose work has received acceptance for presentation. Students are required to acknowledge receipt of financial assistance from the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan within the body of their presentation. This award is only tenable at the University of Saskatchewan.

There is no deadline for applications but only one award may be received by any one graduate student in any calendar year.

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University of Saskatchewan Graduate Scholarship

More information about this award is provided through the general University of Saskatchewan Graduate Awards   page.  Search by your home department for details.

 

SSHRC - Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program

More information about this award is provided through the general University of Saskatchewan Graduate Awards  page.  Search by your home department for details.