University of Winnipeg Sir William Stephenson Scholarship for Undergraduate Canadian Citizens

The Sir William Stephenson Scholarship;
and Dr. and Mrs. Roderick Hunter Scholarship

Course(s) Offered: Any discipline
Course Level: Undergraduate
Provider: University of Winnipeg
Country to Study in: Canada

Scholarship Description
The University of Winnipeg in Canada is pleased to offer The Sir William Stephenson Scholarship for eligible students who wish to pursue their course of studies at the university.

The Sir William Stephenson Scholarship has been established to encourage students at The University of Winnipeg, who combine outstanding academic achievement and exceptional leadership qualities, to pursue their studies at the University and to develop their potential to make a valuable contribution to Canada.

Applications for the Sir William Stephenson Scholarship are also used to select a recipient for the Dr. and Mrs. Roderick Hunter Scholarship awarded to a student with high academic standing, outstanding leadership qualities, and significant extracurricular involvements.

The Sir William Stephenson Scholarship is targeted at undergraduate students who are either citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Prospective students must be ambitious and have exceptional academic and leadership qualities.

In particular, eligible applicants must:
  • be Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents.
  • have completed at least 30 credit hours, including at least 24 credit hours at The University of Winnipeg.
  • have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.75 on all courses completed to date.
  • continue as registered students in a University of Winnipeg undergraduate degree program in the academic year of the award (i.e. 2011-12).
Selection criteria:
Eligible prospective applicant must show and demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities and the potential to make a valuable contribution to Canada.

Eligible groups
Citizens or Permanent residents of Canada

Participating Institutions
University of Winnipeg, Canada

Fields of study
The award is eligible for any discipline or field of endeavour/ study

Number of award
Every year, two (2) Sir William Stephenson Scholarships and one (1) Dr. and Mrs. Roderick Hunter Scholarship will be offered

Sponsorship duration
This is a ONETIME financial aid

Scholarship benefits
The value of the scholarship is as follows:
  • Sir William Stephenson Scholarship: 2 x $6,500
  • Dr. and Mrs. Roderick Hunter Scholarship: 1 x $6,500
Method of Application
Applications are by Post. You may obtain your application form from the official scholarship website by downloading it. Please submit your completed form to: Drop Box Student Central - 1st Floor, Centennial Hall. Applicants are required to consent to the use of their personal information. If there are questions concerning the retention, use, or disclosure of personal information, applicants may wish to visit

It is important to read the 2011 Application Guidance(PDF), and also to visit the official website for complete information on applying for this scholarship

All applications must be postmarked 15 August 2011. Applications with later dates than this will be rejected

Sir William Stephenson (1896-1989) was born in the Point Douglas area of Winnipeg and attended Argyle School. Throughout his remarkable life, he excelled in every activity in which he was involved and always exemplified the highest qualities of dedication and patriotism.

The University of Winnipeg (UWinnipeg) is a public university in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada that offers undergraduate faculties of art, business and economics, education, science and kinesiology and applied health as well as graduate programs. UWinnipeg's founding colleges were Manitoba College and Wesley College, which merged to form United College in 1938. The University of Winnipeg was established in 1967 when United College received its charter.

Application Deadline: 15 August 2011
Open for International Students: No (ONLY Canadians)

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Related: Scholarships in Canada for International Students

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