Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships

Two scholarships are available: Mackenzie King Open Scholarship and Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship 

Preparing your application

Students with a UCalgary student number (UCID) may apply for awards after submitting an application for admission. You do not need to be accepted into your program before you apply for awards.

Please ensure that you have completed the following two steps before submitting your application:

Read the terms of reference

Awards are based on merit. It is important to read and understand the award terms of reference listed on this page and/or on the agency, or donor website.

Know your eligibility

Read our guide to discover the polices and regulations that determines a student's award eligibility at the University of Calgary.

Award Guide: Eligibility


Mackenzie King Open Scholarship

  • $8,500 (subject to change) to support graduate study in any discipline.

Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship 

  • $10,500 (subject to change) to support graduate study in the United States or the United Kingdom in areas of international relations or industrial relations (including the international or industrial relations aspects of law, history, politics and economics).


Open to domestic and international students who have graduated from a Canadian university.

University of Calgary will only consider applicants with a GPA of 4.0 (or equivalent) in the last two years of full time study.




  • Ensure that the post-secondary education section of your application is complete as we will use this information to pull your transcripts.


  • Letter must be emailed directly from referees to Referees are to format the subject line as follows: 2020 MKS Competition_Applicant Last Name_Reference_Referee Last Name


January 23

If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, submit your application on the first business day following the deadline before 4:00pm to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship Office.