Scholarships for Graduating Students

If you no longer have access to Mosaic, you can find award requirements and criteria in the PDFs available in the links below (all links will open PDFs in a new tab).

To apply for an award: 

  • Print off the required documents list PDF for each award (found below)
  • Return completed applications in person or by mail to:
    • McMaster University
      Student Financial Aid & Scholarships
      Gilmour Hall, Room 120
      1280 Main St. W
      Hamilton, Ont.
      L8S 4L8


Award Name Open to Value
The Bert MacKinnon Memorial Scholarship All faculties/programs, grads who enroll in a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor program $800
The Catherine MacNeill Prize Women from all faculties/programs $175
The John R. McCarthy Scholarship Arts & Science, Humanities, Social Sciences or Science students who enroll in an Ontario university’s Faculty of Education $700
The McMaster University Futures Fund Graduand Award All faculties/programs, child of member of McMaster’s salaried pension plan $1,000
The E.H. Ambrose Gold Medal Business Medal (non-monetary award)
The Dr. Rudolf De Buda Scholarship Engineering – Electrical or Computer $1,900
The A.G. McKay Prize in Classical Studies Humanities – Classics $200
The Amelia Hall Gold Medal Humanities Medal (non-monetary award)
The Humanities Medal for Special Achievement Humanities Medal (non-monetary award)
The McMaster Nursing Alumni Memorial Prize Health Sciences – Nursing $300
The Burke Memorial Ring Science Ring (non-monetary award)
The Alvina Marie Werner Scholarship Social Sciences – Gerontology or Social Work $2,400
The Audrey Evelyn Mepham Award Social Sciences – Health, Aging and Society $1,200
The Jennifer Headley Scholarship Social Sciences – Political Science $1,000
The Karl Kinanen Alumni Prize in Gerontology Social Sciences – Health Aging and Society $50
The Pioneer Energy LP Gerontology Prizes Social Sciences – Health, Aging and Society $45
The Rev. Allison M. Barrett Scholarship Social Sciences – Religious Studies $1,000

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Full award regulations are available in the Undergraduate Calendar

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Scholarship applications are OPEN: Don’t miss out on this easy money! There are awards for all faculties and programs, all undergrad years and both academic AND community work. Apply in Mosaic by clicking the “Apply for Aid and Awards” tile. Find scholarships under the “Aid By Application” tab. More info on scholarships.  


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