Scholarship, Awards & Bursaries

Faculty of Education Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries

Award Icon Highest Standing Award ($200)

Three awards valued at $200 each to the students standing highest in each of the Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior Divisions. This is automatic and does not require an application.

Award Icon Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Federation Award ($500)

Awarded annually ot the outstanding student at the Faculty of Education, enrolled in the religious education studies course, who does his or her Practice Teaching in a Roman Catholic school, and who is a registered OECTF member. The recipient will also receive a pin and have his/her name engraved on a plaque on display at the Faculty. This is automatic and does not require an application.

Award Icon Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation Award ($350)

Awarded to a student in regular attendance in the Winter term at the Faculty of Education, Intermediate and Senior program, who, in the opinion of the Faculty Council, has shown the most outstanding qualities of the scholarship, teaching ability and character. This is automatic and does not require an application.

Award Icon Rotary Club of Windsor Award ($500)

Donated by the Rotary Club of Windsor to the Education student with the second-highest standing.  Automatic, no application required.

Award Icon Ralph S. Devereux Memorial Scholarship (up to $1,000)

Awarded to a graduating student from the Faculty of Education who has achieved the highest degree of excellence in both course work and practicum experience. It was established by the Devereux Family in memory of Dr. Ralph S. Devereux, founding Principal of Windsor Teachers' College in 1962.  Principal and Professor, Faculty of Educatoin 1970 - 72. Associate Dean 1973 - 75, retiring in 1975.

Faculty-Related Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries

Award Icon Alpha Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship

An annual award to a female Canadian/Permanent Resident student residing in Ontario, with a background in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, or Drama in Education, entering the Faculty of Education. Awarded on the basis of academic performance (minimum cumulative average of 76%) and financial need. 

Award Icon Buz Manojlovich Bursary

Awarded annually on the basis of scholastic standing (minimum cumulative average of 72%), and financial need to deserving female students in the Faculty of Education. Students must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents (includes those with Protected Persons status), residing in Ontario. Established in 1999 by the children and friends of Buz Manojlovich, to commemorate her retirement. If you applied for the "University of Windsor In-course Bursary" through the awards search by October 15, you will automatically be considered for this award. 

Award Icon Class of 2007 Hara Kim Memorial Award (up to $500)

Awarded to a full-time B.Ed. candidate based on academic performance and financial need. Candidates must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents (includes those with Protected Persons status) meeting OSAP residency requirements. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated significant community service, who self-identify as EAL learners, and/or who are interested in the issues explored in the Urban Education program. Additional supporting documentation required for consideration. Apply on-lineDeadline: January 31.

Award Icon Class of 2007 Melanie Givens Memorial Award (up to $500)

Awarded to a full-time B.Ed. candidate based on academic performance (minimum cumulative average of 75%) and financial need. Candidates must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents (includes those with Protected Persons status) who meets OSAP residency requirements. Preference given to candidates who have carried out previous study at the University of Windsor and who have, in some way, been affected by cancer. (Additional supporting documentation required for consideration). Apply on-lineDeadline: January 31.

Award Icon Eric and Mary Elizabeth Nadin Memorial Bursary in Education (Variable Amount)

Interest from trust will provide one scholarship annually to a full time student registered in the Faculty of Education who has demonstrated financial need. Good academic standing required. 

Award Icon Kevin Renouf Memorial Bursary

Awarded annually to a student registered full-time in the Faculty of Education, on the basis of scholastic standing and proven financial need. Established in 2002 by the Renouf Family in memory of Kevin Renouf. Apply on-lineDeadline: January 31.

Award Icon Linda Molnar Scholarship (Variable Amount)

Interest from this trust will support one or more awards for full-time Faculty of Education students. Based on financial need. Candidates must be graduates of Windsor/Essex County Secondary Schools and Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents (includes those with Protected Persons status), who meet OSAP Ontario residency requirements. Apply on-lineDeadline: October 31.

Award Icon McLean Budden Scholarship (up to $1,000)

Awarded to a deserving student registered in the B.Ed. program, based on submission of a one page synopsis outlining his/her interest and achievement in community health. (Please submit separately to Student Awards Office, clearly marked for consideration of this Scholarship). Financial need is also a requirement. Candidates must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents (includes those with Protected Persons status) in Ontario, who meet OSAP residency requirements. Apply on-lineDeadline: January 31. 

Award Icon Melanie Jane Harrison Memorial Award for Aspiring Teachers (up to $1,000)

Awarded on the basis of academic performance and financial need. Applicants must be full-time B.Ed. candidates who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents (includes those with Protected Persons status) residing in Ontario. Preference given to candidates: (i) enrolled in the junior/intermediate or intermediate/senior French program, or with a documented interest in French language teaching, and (ii) who show a special commitment to education (tutoring, volunteering with students or children, etc.). Apply on-line. In addition, applicants must support their application with a short letter, stating academic and other accomplishments that reflect the criteria above. Letter must be submitted to the Student Awards Office, with name of award clearly indicated on the letter.  Apply on-lineDeadline: January 31.

Award Icon Patricia Alofs Memorial Award

An annual award is available to Faculty of Education students experiencing financial need. Preference will be given to a mature student or sole support parent. Eligible candidates must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents (includes those with Protected Persons status), meeting Ontario residency requirements. Established in 2002 by family and friends in memory of Patricia Alofs who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Windsor. Apply on-lineDeadline: October 31.

Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries for Graduate Students

Award Icon Pat Rogers Award for Social Justice in Education (up to $1,000)

This award recognizes students who have devoted time and energy to attempting to alleviate inequities in the Windsor-Essex community. The award celebrates students who work for social change through engaged and community-centered teaching, research or critical professional development, and demonstrated commitment to activism during the academic year. Applicants must be full-time returning graduate students with at least (2) semesters remaining.

How to Apply: Your written application should be in the form of a letter to Dr. Glenn Rideout, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, in which you include a description of your Social Justice in Education work in the Windsor-Essex community, as noted in the award description above. Where possible, include written acknowledgements from your employers/supervisors/community organization personnel, verifying your involvement with the stated project or initiative. Please also include contact information (email address and/or telephone number) for each organization, where possible.

Award Icon Gregory Blake Nephew Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Education ($500)

Established in 1981 by Dr. and Mrs. J.H Nephew in order to encourage and assist full-time Education graduate students in their pursuit of higher learning. Applicants must be full-time graduate students in Education. Deadline for application is April 15.

How to Apply: Students must apply in writing stating academic and other accomplishments, as well as financial need. Letters of support from two faculty members must also be solicited and sent in confidence to: 

Secretary, Graduate Studies and Research
Faculty of Education, University of Windsor,
401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, ON, N9B 3P4

Award Icon Dr. Erika Kuendiger Doctoral Scholarship ($1,000)

Established in 2002 by colleagues, family and friends in memory of Dr. Erika Kuendiger, professor of mathematics education (1997-2002), the Dr. Erika Kuendiger Doctoral Scholarship is awarded to a University of Windsor student enrolled in the joint PhD program based on academic excellence and demonstrated leadership in the PhD program.

Applicant must be a full-time student in the PhD program at the university of Windsor for the three-semester tenure of the award. If the committee determines that no applicant meets the criteria, it may decide not to issue the award that year. Deadline for application is April 15.

How to Apply: Students must apply in writing stating academic and other accomplishments which effect the criteria above. Letters of support from two faculty members must be solicited and sent to:

Secretary, Graduate Studies and Research
Faculty of Education, University of Windsor,
401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, ON, N9B 3P4

Award Icon Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program encourages excellence in graduate studies at the master’s and Doctoral levels. It is a merit- based scholarship. Awards are available to students in all disciplines of academic study. An Ontario Graduate Scholarship is awarded for one academic year, which may consist of two or three consecutive terms.

Click here for eligibility and application details for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Award Icon Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO)

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) offers a number of graduate-level scholarships.

External Link Learn more on the ETFO Awards & Scholarships page

Award Icon Other Graduate Scholarships and Funding Options

To see other scholarships and funding options for graduate students, visit the University of Windsor Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarships and Funding page.

Award Icon Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Fellowships (SSHRC)

Master’s Scholarships are valued at $17,500 for one year, and Doctoral Fellowships are valued at $20,000 per year, for up to four years.  The awards are intended to develop research skills and to assist in the training of highly qualified personnel.  Candidates must demonstrate a high standard of academic achievement in the social sciences and humanities.  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.  Further information may be obtained from the Office of Graduate Studies and Research or at www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca External Link.

The deadline set by the University is usually early November and will be posted on the Faculty of Graduate Studies External Link website. 

Award Icon Faculty of Education Research Stimulus Fund Grant

The Faculty is a diverse groups of researchers and scholars who address the theoretical and practical foundations of educational policy and practice. The work that we do has had a profound impact upon the ways in teachers and other educators teach and what is taught, here and further abroad.

Our researchers focus on many areas of education research: curriculum studies, social justice, gender studies, Aboriginal education, educational and behavioral psychology, ICT, and educational and organizational administration.

Our faculty members, instructors, and graduate students partner with school boards and community organizations. They collaborate with researchers across campus and beyond boundaries. Everything we do is focused on benefitting the broad educational community and advancing education for all. For details on our faculty members’ areas of research visit the Faculty Profiles. Submission Deadline April 15

PDF Download Research Stimulus Fund Grant - Application Form

Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries for International Students

Award Icon Windsor International Student Employment (WISE) Program

The Windsor International Student Employment (WISE) program provides part-time on campus employment opportunities for international students. These positions offer an opportunity for both skill development, employment experience, and some limited financial benefit.

External Link Click here to visit the WISE Program home page

Other Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries

Award Icon Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO)

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) offers a number of undergrad and graduate-level scholarships.

External Link Learn more on the ETFO Awards & Scholarships page

Award Icon Ontario Student Assistance Plan (OSAP)

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a mix of grants and loans for students. Through one OSAP application, you have access to this mix of different financial aid programs, depending on your circumstances.

 Click here to visit the OSAP home page

Award Icon Work Study Program

Work Study funds approximately 400 part-time jobs on campus for students demonstrating financial need related to basic living expenses and direct educational costs (approximately 50 positions are reserved for international students).  Positions offer the opportunity for both financial benefits and skills development.

External Link Click here to visit the University of Windsor Work Study Program home page.

More Links

To explore other available awards, scholarships and bursaries, visit the University of Windsor Financial Aid home page.

How to Apply 

Most scholarships, bursaries and awards can be applied for online. To apply on-line, login to the student portal; and navigate to the “Financial Matters” tab.  Click on “Search for Awards” and complete the awards search.