SOGS Bursaries are awarded each term (Summer, Fall, Winter)  to full-time members of the Society of Graduate Students (Masters or Doctoral) who have demonstrated financial need.

The Society of Graduate Students bursary program two bursary types:

  1. The OSOTF Bursary is valued at $1500 each and are awarded to students from Ontario with demonstrated financial need.
  2. The OOP Bursary is valued at $1500 each and are awarded to students from outside Ontario with demonstrated financial need. *International students may apply. 

Applications are completed on-line through the WesternU Student Centre portal. The application portal opens on August 15 (Fall Term), December 15 (Winter Term), and April 15 (Summer Term).

Application DEADLINES: September 30 (Fall Term), January 31 (Winter Term), and May 31 (Summer Term). Please note that the SGPS online portal for these bursaries do not open until the first month of each term.

Bursaries are adjudicated approximately 6 weeks after the SGPS web application closes. You will be contacted via email. 


Awarded annually to an *Indigenous student (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) in any graduate program, based on demonstrated financial need. This bursary was established by a generous gift from StudentCare, the SOGS health & dental plan insurance broker.

VALUE: 1 award at $2,000 annually  |  APPLY ONLINE HERE

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  February 11, 2022

** The term “Indigenous” is defined based on the Canadian Constitution Act 1982 as a person of First Nations (Status/non-Status), Métis, or Inuit ancestry.


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