Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship

Value: $60,000 per year for 3 years
Student Research Funding

Trudeau scholars are outstanding students who are interested in growing in a multidisciplinary learning environment and in addressing important questions for Canada and the world. They are Canadian citizens or permanent residents pursuing their first doctoral degree and are enrolled full-time in the first or second year of a doctoral program in Canada, or Canadian citizens enrolled full-time in a doctoral program outside Canada.

Royal Roads University is able to nominate four applications to the National competition. Each year, the Foundation awards up to fifteen scholarships to Canadian and foreign doctoral candidates pursuing research related to one of its four founding themes.

A complete application comprises:

  • Electronic application form
  • Three letters of recommendation: two (2) from academic referees, principally concerning academic achievements, AND one (1) from a non-academic referee, concerning the non-academic aspects of the application.
  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary studies, including RRU's transcript. Transcripts must be supplied by the applicant (i.e. RRU cannot release the copies we have on file at the Registrar's Office).
  • The letter of nomination signed by a high-ranking official of the institution will be provided by RRU to the nominees after they are selected in the internal competition for nomination.

Important dates

mid-November competition launch
December 23 competition closes
January 22 RRU submits nomination to Trudeau Foundation
  notification of semi-finalists and interviews begin
  official announcement of recipients

If you have any questions, please contact Financial Aid & Awards