Graduate awards

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CFUW - Canadian Federation of University Women Saskatoon Inc.

Value5 scholarships $2,800 each for Dr. Jean Murray Memorial, Dorothea Friebel, Bennee, Jacqueline McKenzie Newstead and CFUW Saskatoon Inc. Scholarships
EligibilityThere are six graduate scholarships awarded by CFUW Saskatoon Inc.

These awards are directed towards women completing their degrees. They will be awarded to female graduate students who are not recipients of any other substantial scholarship(s). The students must have completed at least one year of course work and have an approved thesis or project proposal.

Additional information:
  • Dr. Jean Murray Memorial Scholarship; Dorothea Friebel Scholarship; Bennee Scholarship; CFUW Saskatoon Inc. Scholarship - These are intended to be used to cover expenses associated with the thesis completion. This may include the purchase of materials and the preparation of the text.
  • The Jacqueline McKenzie Newstead Scholarship may be used for any expenses incurred in completing the degree. At the request of the donor, given otherwise similar qualifications, preference may be given to a single mother.
  • The Newstead Doctoral Scholarship is awarded to a female Ph.D. student who has completed all the required courses, including the comprehensive exams for the degree, and be well advanced in the writing of the thesis. Given similar qualifications, preference is given to a student who demonstrates financial need, or whose research is of potential benefit to women in society.
DonorThe Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Saskatoon Inc. was formed in 1918 by fifteen university graduates. One of the mandates of the CFUW is to empower women and girls, particularly through education. From its early inception, scholarship awards and loans to help students in need were a focus of the Saskatoon club. Awards are funded by generous donations from individuals and from the annual book sale operated each fall.

Apply online using the University of Saskatchewan scholarship portal.

You will need to provide the following information within the form:

  • a letter of intent, which includes the title of the thesis or project, description of the research (in terms that are easily understood by a non-technical reader), research methodology, objectives, motivation for embarking on research, and professional goals upon completion of the work
  • a list of current (at time of application) University scholarships and distinctions won, including amount, tenure, and source
  • any additional monetary support, including research grants, stipends, teaching assistantships lab technician wages, and other sources of income
  • work and/or volunteer experience related to current topic
  • a list of publications, conferences, and poster presentations

A letter of recommendation from the research supervisor outlining the student's personal qualities, past achievements and potential is required. It should state the student's current progress in the program and an estimated completion date and the financial support that is being provided to the student. This letter should be sent directly from the supervisor to Graduate Awards & Scholarships at

You do not have to provide transcripts as part of the application package. The office of Graduate Awards & Scholarships will provide your University of Saskatchewan transcripts to CFUW.

Privacy Policy - In accordance with Canada Revenue Agency regulations, Social Insurance Numbers will be required from all scholarship winners and their applications will be retained by CFUW Saskatoon Inc. for six years. Unsuccessful applications will be shredded after the next awards ceremony (usually October of each year).

If you have any questions, please contact Graduate Awards & Scholarships at


DeadlineThe call for applications is distributed every winter.

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