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.
|Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program||Variable number of awards for $7000||Open eligibility (not disability specific)||Annual - February deadline|
|UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship||Variable number for up to $5000, two awards for $10000||Students with epilepsy; family and caregivers||Annual - March deadline|
|Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship||Three awards for $1000||Students who are hard of hearing, deafened, or oral deaf||Annual – April deadline|
|Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship||Variable number of awards for $1000||Students with mental health conditions||Annual – April deadline|
|Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) James Kreppner Memorial Scholarship and Bursary||Variable number of awards for $5000||Students with hemophilia (factor VIII or IX) or another inherited bleeding disorder; carriers and those who contracted HIV through a blood transfusion||Annual – April deadline|
|NEADS National Student Awards Program||Variable number of awards for variable amounts||Open to all disability categories||Annual – May deadline|
|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)||Annual – May deadline|
|CNIB Post-Secondary Scholarships||Variable number of awards for variable amounts||Students who are blind or partially sighted (undergraduate and graduate studies)||Annual – spring deadline|
|CNIB Master's Scholarships||Variable number of awards for variable amounts||Students who are blind or partially sighted(Master’s programs)||Annual – spring deadline|
|Bank of Canada Scholarship and Work Placement Program||Variable number of awards for $4000||Open to all disability categories||Annual – August deadline|
|Lime Connect Scholarships (BMO)||Variable number of awards for $5000||Open to all disability categories||Variable deadlines|
|Copnick/Hilliard Scholarship||Variable number of awards for variable amounts||Students with spinal cord injuries||Annual – October deadline|
|William and Dorothy Ferrell Scholarship||Two awards for $1000||Students who are legally blind.||Awarded every other year (even years)|
|AbbVie IBD Scholarship||Ten awards for $5000||Students with Crohn's disease and/or ulcerative colitis||Annual – June deadline|
|The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Scholarship||Two awards for $5000||Open elegibility (not disability specific)||Annual – April deadline|
|Mattinson Endowment Fund Scholarship for Disabled Students||Four awards for $2000||Open to all disability categories||Annual – June deadline|
|UCBeyond Scholarship Program||Variable number of awards for up to $5000||Students with inflammatory arthritis||Annual – May deadline|
|Childhood Cancer Canada Survivor Scholarship||One award for $5000, one award for $1500||Students who are survivors of childhood cancer||Annual – April deadline|