Scholarships in International Relations
There are a number of International Relations Scholarships available for current and graduating students:
- In-Course Scholarships Awarded Automatically
- In-Course Scholarships Requiring an Application
- Graduation Scholarships Awarded Automatically
- Graduation Scholarships Requiring an Application
The following in-course scholarships are automatically awarded each year. No application is required.
Klaus Goldschlag In-Course Scholarship
Awarded to a student for outstanding performance at the end of first year who has enrolled in the specialist program in International Relations. This scholarship honours Klaus Goldschlag, a distinguished former diplomat in the Canadian Foreign Service, and is generously funded by the Donner Foundation.
John Holmes Scholarship
Awarded for the specialist in International Relations with the highest average at the end of the second year. The scholarship is funded by the Associates of the University of Toronto, representing alumni residing in the U.S. The scholarship is named for the late John W. Holmes, former Assistant Under Secretary of State for External Affairs and former Bissell Professor of Canadian-American relations.
George Ignatieff Scholarship
Awarded to the specialist student in International Relations with the highest average at the end of the third year. This scholarship, funded by Trinity College, is named for the late Chancellor of the University of Toronto. George Ignatieff was a leading Canadian diplomat and Provost of Trinity College. He helped found the International Relations Program at Trinity in 1976.
The Meltzer Memorial Scholarships
Awarded to two students in the International Relations Specialist program with the highest standing at the end of the third year. These scholarships are funded by a generous bequest to the University of Toronto from the estate of the late David Meltzer, a prominent Canadian industrialist and patron of the arts.
Ian Drummond Memorial Prize
This book prize, for the best performance by a student in the International Relations major degree, was funded by the family and friends of Professor Ian Drummond, a senior Canadian economic historian and a long-time member of the International Relations Program. Professor Drummond died in 1994.
Robert H. Catherwood G8 Scholarship
Open to students beginning their fourth undergraduate year in the International Relations Program with an interest in the issues, institutions or members of the G8. This scholarship, created by the G8 Research Group alumni, the Financial Post, and the family and friends of Robert H. Catherwood, will be applied to the tuition cost in the final undergraduate year. Students apply at the beginning of their fourth year. Further application information, including the application deadline, will be available in early September.
The following graduation scholarships are automatically awarded each year. No application is required.
Ambassador Kenneth Taylor Award
Awarded to the International Relations specialist student who graduates with the highest academic average. The award originated in Long Beach California, where the citizens contributed donations in recognition of Canadian Ambassador Kenneth Taylor's role in the rescue of six American Embassy hostages in Iran.
G.S. Cartwright Prize
Awarded to a Trinity student graduating from the International Relations specialist program in high standing. The award is funded from the bequest left by the Trinity graduates of 1930 in memory of two of their classmates.
Klaus Goldschlag Graduation Scholarship
Awarded to a specialist student in the International Relations Program who has demonstrated academic distinction and intends to continue in international relations at a graduate level outside Canada. This scholarship honours Klaus Goldschlag, a distinguished former diplomat in the Canadian Foreign Service, and is generously funded by the Donner Foundation. Students who wish to be considered for the Goldschlag Graduation Scholarship must submit a letter of application to the office of the International Relations Program by April 30th of their graduating year.
The Meltzer Memorial Travelling Scholarship
This award goes to the graduating specialist with the highest standing in the International Relations Program who pursues graduate work in international relations at an institution outside Canada. This scholarship is funded, as are the Meltzer Memorial Scholarships, by a generous bequest to the University of Toronto from the estate of David Meltzer. Students who wish to be considered for the Meltzer Travelling Scholarship must submit a letter of application to the office of the International Relations Program by April 30th of their graduating year.
William and Nona Heaslip Trinity - St. Antony's Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded in alternating years to a graduating student or recent graduate (within two years) in the International Relations Program at Trinity College, University of Toronto with preference being given to a student enrolled at Trinity College. Both Specialists and Majors in International Relations are eligible. The candidate selected must be a Canadian citizen and shall have been admitted to Oxford University and to St. Antony's College to pursue a degree in post-graduate studies. Students must apply for the scholarship by a set date to the Trinity College Registrar's Office. For complete terms and application deadlines, consult the website for Trinity College Graduation Awards.