There are many opportunities for McGill students to receive funding to support them at different points during their academic career. You will find scholarships and bursaries for future and current undergrads, graduate and post-doc students, and international students.
- McGill Scholarships and Aid
- McGill Student Awards
- Office of the Dean of Students External Recognition Awards
- Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Funding
There are also funding opportunities for McGill students with Disabilities, which can be found in the following categories:
Provincial funding opportunities
Federal funding opportunities
The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit available for persons with disabilities, their supporting family members, and their care givers.
The Severe Permanent Disability Benefit (SPDB) is a benefit that may allow you to cancel your student loans if your disability prevents you from participating in post-secondary studies and the labour force for the rest of your life.
- The Meribah Aikens Bursary;
- The Martha Jane Poulson Memorial Scholarship;
- The G. Allen Ross Bursary;
- The Cohen and Manton Bursary.
For specific information regarding these awards, please consult the Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards calendar and search the specific name of the award as written above.
All of these awards are need-based. Commencing August 1st of any academic year, as the need arises, student can apply for financial aid through the In-Course financial aid application on Minerva: select the Financial Aid/Awards tab > Financial Aid Menu > Apply for a McGill Entrance Bursary > Apply to Entrance Bursary Program > Complete then submit your application.
To be eligible for awards for students with disabilities, you will need to disclose your disability. You do so by adding a comment about your disability in the ‘comments section’ on the app and/or checking the box declaring a permanent disability.
|SENIORSZEN.COM scholarship||One award for $500||Open to all disability categories||January 31, 2018|
|Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program||Variable number of awards for $7000||Open eligibility (not disability specific)||February 1, 2018|
|UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship||Variable number for up to $5000, two awards for $10000||Students with epilepsy, family and caregivers||March 5, 2018|
|Candlelighters Bursary Program||Two awards for $1000||Cancer patients and survivors||March 31, 2018|
|Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship||Three awards for $1000||Hard of hearing, deafened, or oral deaf||March 31, 2018|
|Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship||Variable number of awards for $1000||Students with mental health conditions||April 1, 2018|
|Westminster Theological Seminaty - Mephibosheth Scholarship||Variable number of awards for $3500||Students with physical or sensory disability||April 15, 2018|
|Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) James Kreppner Memorial Scholarship and Bursary||Seven awards for $4000||Hemophilia (factor VIII or IX) or another inherited bleeding disorder; carriers and those who contracted HIV through a blood transfusion||April 30, 2018|
|CN Railway Diversity Scholarship||Multiple awards for $3000||Persons with disabilities enrolled in a variety of specific degrees (see link for more information) who are interested in a summer internship at CN||April 30, 2018|
|NEADS National Student Awards Program||Two awards for $5000, six awards for $3000, and two awards for $1000||Open to all disability categories||April 30, 2018|
|1800wheelchairs.ca Scholarship||Two awards for $500||Open to all disability categories (GPA 3.0 or higher)||May 1, 2018|
|Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada||Variable number of awards for up to $1000||Students with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus (must be a member of SBHAC)||May 16, 2018|
|CNIB Post-Secondary Scholarships||Multiple awards||Blind or partially sighted students||May 31, 2018|
|CNIB Master's Scholarships||One award for $12500, one award for $5000||Blind or partially sighted students in Master's programs||May 31, 2018|
|Bank of Canada Scholarship and Work Placement Program||Two awards for $4000||Open to all disability categories||June 1, 2018|
|Lime Connect Scholarships (BMO)||Variable number of awards for $5000||Open to all disability categories||July 1, 2018|
|Copnick/Hilliard Scholarship||Three awards for $500||Students with spinal cord injuries||December 31, 2018|
|Centennial Flame Research Award||Variable number of awards for $4500||Open to all disability categories||December 31, 2018|
|William and Dorothy Ferrell Scholarship||Two awards for $1000||Students who are legally blind or have a visual acuity of 20/200 or less in their best-corrected eye and/or a visual field of 20 degrees or less||TBA|
|AbbVie IBD Scholarship||Ten awards for $5000||Students with Chrohn's disease and/or ulcerative colitis||TBA|
|The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Scholarship||Two awards for $1000||Open elegibility (not disability specific)||TBA|
|CNIB Sense Scholarship||One award for $500||Students who are blind or are living with vision loss||TBA|
|Mattinson Endowment Fund Scholarship for Disabled Students||Four awards for $4000||Open to all disability categories||TBA|
|UCBeyond Scholarship Program||Variable number of awards for $5000||Students with inflammatory arthritis||TBA|
|Childhood Cancer Canada Survivor Scholarship||One award for $5000, one award for $1500||Students who are suvivors of childhood cancer||TBA|