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Financial Assistance

 All candidates for a full-time Master's degree program are considered for the following scholarships/fellowships. These awards are given for the calendar year September 1 to August 31 inclusive.

University Graduate Scholarships and Graduate Teaching Fellowships: These Scholarships/Fellowships are intended to provide financial assistance to fully qualified, full-time students proceeding to post-graduate degrees, to support graduate research programs, and to encourage enrollment in graduate programs at the University of Saskatchewan. They are given for the calendar year September 1 to August 31 inclusive.

The total value of the University Graduate Scholarship, including the summer supplement, is approximately $15,000/year. A holder of this Scholarship will provide up to 4 hours per week of service/teaching in the Department, starting September 1. 

The amount of the Graduate Teaching Fellowship, including the summer supplement, is approximately $17,000/year. A holder of this Fellowship shall provide up to 12 hours per week of service/teaching in the Department.

Phebe Winifred Rowles Memorial Scholarship In Political Studies: The purpose of this award is to recognize academic achievement among students pursuing a graduate degree program with a major in Political Studies. It is awarded to the incoming graduate student with the highest academic average. The value of the award is approximately $2,300.

Dr. Norman Ward Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in honour of Dr. Norman Ward, a nationally recognized scholar and distinguished member of the Department of Political Studies. It is awarded annually to a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan who is the incoming graduate student in Political Studies with the strongest academic record. The scholarship is valued at $1000.

Students are also encouraged to apply to the College of Graduate Studies and Research for the following scholarship, whose deadline is the last week in February prior to the beginning of the academic year:

Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship in Parliamentary Studies: The total value of this Scholarship is $20,000, to be awarded to one student or split between equally deserving candidates. The applicant must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, and be entering graduate studies related to Saskatchewan politics and government (including Crown, legislature, executive and related institutions) at the University of Saskatchewan.

The application form for the Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship is available online: 

http://www.sasklearning.gov.sk.ca/branches/sfa/contacts/sfascholar.shtml

For further details with respect to all available awards and scholarships for graduate students in Political Studies, see http://www.usask.ca/politic/students/awards/