Fees, Awards and Financial Aid
Several internal awards are available to graduate students. For Internal Faculty of Social Work Awards, please fill out your Student Awards profile on LORIS by October 16.
Below is a list of links that will hopefully help you to navigate and access opportunities for funding both internally at the university and externally.
Minimum Guaranteed Funding for PhD Students
PhD students are entitled to a guaranteed funding package of $19,000. per year for four years from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Faculty of Social Work.
Research and Conference Funding
Graduate students are entitled to moderate funding from the Faculty of Social Work to attend academic conferences to present their research. Please see the Policy on Graduate Student Funding for Conference Presentations and Thesis/Dissertation Research for information on how to apply.
Please read the instructions on both the FSW and Grad Studies websites before applying: Graduate Studies Travel Assistantship (application form and instructions)
Funding for Research Related to the Thesis and Dissertation
The Faculty of Social Work also provides up to $500.00 to cover expenses related to the dissertation (e.g., mailing, transcribing, photocopying etc.) and MSW Students are funded up to $150 for expenses related to the thesis. Please see the Faculty of Social Work Policy on Graduate Student Funding for Conference Presentations and Thesis/Dissertation Research for more information.
The John Chamberlin Refugee Education Fund has been established in memory of John Chamberlin and his commitment to helping those who have come to Canada as refugees. Residents of Waterloo Region who want to study in health or social services at a community college or university, or who want to write qualifying exams for medical studies, are eligible to apply. The maximum award is $3,000.00 per year. Individuals may apply again in future years.
Open to Canadian citizens; all fields of study; minimum grade point average 2.70; academic ability and financial need.
Deadline: April 1st, June 1st, and November 1st
John Gyles Education Awards
P.O. Box 4808, Station A
Fredericton, NB E3B 5G4
Open to all Canadian resident Aboriginal students (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit) who are enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies; in fields such as business, science, law, engineering, information technology management, technical studies, education, social work, and social sciences.
Amount: Ranges from $500 to $10,000, 4 month internship and a 1 year paid
Deadline: June 1st
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
70 Yorkville Avenue, Suite 33A
Toronto, ON M5R 1B9