Graduate awards

Find scholarships and awards relevant to graduate students using USask's scholarships and awards database. You will find information on eligibility, deadlines and how to apply. Search for keywords like master's, doctoral, PhD, plant breeding, etc.

Dr. Roger Rimmer Award for Excellence in Graduate Research

ValueApproximately $36,000 over two years. The value of this award is subject to change depending on the number and quality of applicants.
Number offeredThe number of awards is determined by SaskCanola each year and will be based on the review of the documents submitted to determine thesis programs suitable to SaskCanola.
EligibilityOpen to students entering or continuing studies in a M.Sc. or Ph.D. program at the University of Saskatchewan whose thesis projects deal with an important aspect of either the development or utilization of canola as determined by the Board of SaskCanola. In no instance may a student hold a scholarship for more than two years.

Students wishing to have their scholarship renewed for a second year must submit a research progress report and a letter from the thesis supervisor evaluating the student’s academic performance to date (see mailing instructions below).
DonorSaskCanola provides financial assistance to graduate students pursuing studies related to the development, production, market development or utilization of canola at the University of Saskatchewan.

To apply for the scholarship, applicants must provide the following:

  • A cover letter from the applicant
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • An outline of the proposed research program (max. 1000 words),
  • Official transcripts (only if other than the U of S)
  • One letter of recommendation from the thesis supervisor or an individual familiar with the student’s academic work.

Students who wish to renew a current SK Canola scholarship for the second year must provide the following:

Applications are made online at All documents must be included in the application; incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

DeadlineThe call for applications for this award will go out annually in the Winter term.

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