An external scholarship is an umbrella term for any source of funding for students (e.g. award, grant, fellowship) that comes from an organization or association outside of McGill. The funding that is offered can be for study and research at McGill or abroad, for international work placements or unpaid internships.
For Canadian and International Students
University Study Scholarship Database
This website provides a comprehensive list of scholarships available to Canadian and international students. The scholarships tend to be granted to students with outstanding academic achievement, although some also recognize volunteer and work experience.
Pivot Funding Database (VPN required for off-campus access)
This is one of the most comprehensive sources of funding for McGill students, faculty, and staff researchers. You can search for funding in any discipline and country.
An educational site for students to find scholarships, student awards, bursaries and grants. Create an account to get matched to scholarships that are eligible to you.
Grant Connect (VPN required for off-campus access)
If you are looking for research grants, this tool is for you. This site connects you with funders who share your cause. You can search Canadian grantmaking foundations, corporate community investment programs as well as government funding programs.
- Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies - Awards and Scholarships
For students in studies/projects in northern fieldwork. Canadians or PRs. Apply before end of January.
- Canadian Dam Association - CDA Gary Salmon Memorial Scholarship
For postgraduate students with a focus on dam safety and/or the management of dams.
- Canadian Foundation for Food and Agricultural Education - Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship
For agricultural post-graduate students. Apply before early-March.
- Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research - Scholarships
For graduate students specializing in research related to Veterans and their families.
- Consulate General of Japan in Montreal - MEXT Scholarship Program
Scholarships for foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities.
- Comité québécois pour les jeunes en difficulté de comportement - Jeunes chercheurs
For young researchers/graduate students interested in the field of young people with behavioral difficulties. Apply before early-May.
- David Suzuki Fellowships
For graduate students in research. Also, for First Nations, Inuit or Métis students at any level of study. Apply before end of January.
- Équiterre - Laure Waridel Bursary
For graduate students doing research in environmental or social issues. Apply before early January.
- Forest Products Association of Canada - Blue Sky Award
For students in projects relevant to sustainability forestry. Apply before early December.
- Foundation CPA Scholarships
For students in management/business.
- Foundation of the Canadian Lebanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Scholarships
For Canadian university students of Lebanese origin. Apply before mid-February.
- Gaulin Foundation - Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship
For applicants who have an ongoing mental health condition for a min. of 2 years.
- Hellenic Scholarships Foundation
For students of Hellenic origin.
- Keith Gilmore Foundation - Keith Gilmore Prize for Beef Cattle Innovation
For students in senor undergraduate, veterinary, or post-grad studies in programs related to the livestock industry. Apply before end-May.
- La France au Canada (Consulat général de France à Québec) - Programme de bourses Frontenac
For Quebec students to study in master's programs in France. Canadian citizens or PRs. Deadline: May 1st.
- Loisir et Sport Abitibi-Témiscamingue
For students from the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region pursing studies in Sports and Recreation or related fields.
- MADD Canada - The Louise Joanne Twerdy Leadership Bursary
For students who have themselves been severely injured or who have had a parent (or legal guardian) or sibling killed or severely injured as a result of an impaired driving crash. Canadian citizens or PRs. Apply before end-May.
- Mining Association of Canada - Paul Stothart Memorial Scholarship in Mineral Economics
For undergraduates in Economics degree or graduates in Economics or MBA. Apply before mid-May.
- Montreal Lakeshore University Women’s Club Scholarships
For female students. Must be West Island residents. Canadian citizens or PRs.
- The Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal
JCF offers numerous scholarships for CEGEP and university graduate and undergraduate studies. Deadline: May 1st.
- Transportation Association of Canada - Scholarships
For students interested in transportation and engineering. Canadian citizens or PRs.
- True Sport - Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund
For students active in Canadian sport. Canadian citizens or PRs. Apply before end-April.
- Türkiye Scholarships
For students to pursue full-time degree programs at universities in Turkey. Apply before mid-February.
Applying for scholarships (Scholarships Canada)