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September 5, 2015
Canadian Excellence

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies


Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology

2015-2016 Academic Year

The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) is jointly funded by the Province of Ontario and TD Meloche Monnex.  This scholarship is available to a graduate student in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. 

Scholarship Value

The QEII-GSST is valued at $15,000 annually ($5,000 per term).  A QEII-GSST must be held for a minimum of two consecutive terms (or $10, 000.00).

New for 2015-2016

Recipients may hold other graduate awards up to a total of $10,000.00 per academic year. 

Application Deadline
- Closed for 2015/2016 academic year.

Laurier's online application for the 2015/2016 competition is now closed. Check back in August 2015 for details and information on applying for this award for the 2016/2017 academic year.  

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident enrolled full time in an eligible master's or doctoral program (noted above)
  • Applicants entering the 1st or 2nd year of graduate studies must have an average of at least 10 (A-) on the last 20 one-term/semester courses or the equivalent completed
  • Applicants entering 3rd year or beyond of graduate studies must have an average of at least 10 (A-) on all graduate courses completed
  • Recipients will also exhibit research ability or potential; excellent communication skills; and interpersonal and leadership abilities
  • Recipients may hold other awards up to a total of $10,000 per year, but cannot hold an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) for the same year of study in which they hold a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST)
  • Recipients may also accept other employment that does not affect their status as a full-time graduate student
  • Recipients cannot be enrolled in a qualifying or make-up year
  • Master’s students can receive the scholarship for a maximum of two years
  • Doctoral students can receive the scholarship for a maximum of four years
  • Recipients must remain enrolled as a full-time student in an eligible program
  • Recipients who withdraw, transfer to part-time status, or fail to complete the term, will be required to repay the award

A complete online application package includes:

  • Application Form
  • Research/Program Statement
  • List of Publications and Presentations 
  • Two Academic Assessment Reports 
  • Official Transcripts: scan and save hard copy official transcripts in PDF file format (max 4 MB file size); upload each PDF transcript file from all post-secondary education to online application and include transcript legends/grading scales. 

Note: Official transcripts are those printed or issued by the Office of the Registrar at the issuing institution.  Laurier students may upload their unofficial record of coursework (web view of course grades) from LORIS once saved as a PDF file.  Transcripts from all other post-secondary institutions must be official - student accessed 'web views' of course grades or transcripts from other institutions will not be accepted.  

Questions?  Contact Cherie Mongeon, Graduate Financial Aid and Awards Officer in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.