Use the form below to search among over 1000 scholarships and bursaries. There are two major deadlines to keep in mind:


October 1st is the deadline to apply for most bursaries offered by the university. Bursaries are usually given to students in financial need, though some bursaries may have additional criteria. Recipients will be notified by early February.

Struggling to pay for university? Consider applying for bursaries.


June 1st is the deadline for a large number of scholarships on campus. Scholarships are normally granted for academic achievement or leadership experiences. Recipients will be notified by the first day of classes.

Did you do well in your classes? Consider applying for scholarships.

In addition to the major awards above, departments, colleges, and donors from outside the university offer awards throughout the year. Use the form below to find specific awards.

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3M National Student Fellowship

Number offeredThe University of Saskatchewan 3M National Student Fellowship Support Committee will support the nomination of qualified applicants who meet the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education’s (STLHE) 3M National Student Fellowship competition criteria
EligibilityThe 3M National Student Fellowship (3M NSF) honours up to ten full-time diploma or undergraduate students at Canadian post-secondary institutions who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their lives, at their post-secondary institution. These students embrace a vision of education that enhances their academic experience and beyond. Winners of the Canada-wide 3M NSF will be invited to the annual conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) in June of the following year, where they will participate in a 3M NSF Program retreat and lead the closing plenary. Awardees will receive a contribution towards their cost of travel, accommodation during the conference, and conference registration. Each recipient will also receive an award of $5,000 to be spent at their discretion.

This award is administered by the University of Saskatchewan 3M National Student Fellowship Support Committee. The committee coordinates the promotion, institutional endorsement, and submission process for 3M NSF nominees at the University of Saskatchewan. Each year, the committee selects and supports nominees to apply for this award from the University of Saskatchewan. To be considered as a nominee for this award, you need to complete the online 3M NSF application in PAWS. To be eligible for this award, you must:
  • be enrolled full time in an undergraduate degree or college program at a post-secondary Canadian institution
  • have completed at least one full semester at the time of nomination
  • have not previously received a 3M NSF
Selection CriteriaThe 3M National Student Fellowship is an educational leadership award, and consequently each application is assessed with respect to the extent to which it demonstrates educational leadership, which beyond transcripts, lists of committees chaired, and clubs and/or groups joined. The adjudication committee considers an applicant’s nomination as a unified whole, not simply an assemblage of compartments. Each section of the application should reinforce its overall unity. The application as a whole should represent an overarching narrative, tying together the applicant's character and achievements, demonstrating educational leadership excellence, supported by concrete evidence and examples.
ApplyIf you would like to be considered for selection as one of the University of Saskatchewan nominees for the 3M National Student Fellowship, please complete the 3M National Student Fellowship application.

The application requires:
  • Consent to provide access to your transcripts, which must be included in the 3M NSF nomination dossier.
  • Summary of your leadership philosophy (1,000 characters)
  • Brief description of challenges you see or face in higher education (1,000 characters)
  • List of actions you are taking, leading, or involved in that aim at solving the challenge(s) you identified (2,000 characters)
  • Anything else you want us to know about you, such as extra curricular activities you are involved with, or challenges you have faced that impacted your academic performance (1,000 characters)
  • An up-to-date resume
Successful candidates will work with members of the University of Saskatchewan 3M National Student Fellowship Support Committee to develop their leadership philosophy, and independently or with the support of their nominator collect substantive evidence of their leadership activities. Nomination dossiers must be compiled by the nominee and nominator. The University of Saskatchewan 3M National Student Fellowship Support Committee will provide guidance and review each nomination prior to submission for compliance to the criteria and requirements. Information on the 3M National Student Fellowship can be found here:
DeadlineSeptember 15

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