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Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship

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Scholarship at a glance

Deadline: December 2, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. EST
Value: Up to $60,000 per year for three years
Scholarship type: In-program
Degree level: 
Available to: 
Canadian and international students

Trudeau Foundation website


The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship offers a three-year leadership program designed to train engaged leaders, equipping doctoral candidates with the skills to translate their ideas into action, for the betterment of their communities, Canada, and the world. At least 12 Scholars will be selected for the leadership program, in addition to receiving generous funding for their studies.

Read about recent Dalhousie Trudeau Foundation scholarship recipients Leah Carrier (Nursing, 2020) and Martha Paynter (Nursing, 2019) to discover more about the levels of academic achievement and extracurricular involvement required to be considered for these awards.

Eligibility criteria

  • You must be enrolled in a full-time doctoral program in the social sciences and the humanities. Master’s students or part-time doctoral students are not eligible. 

  • Your research must be linked to one of the Foundation’s four themes: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada and the World, and People in their Natural Environment. Details about the four themes can be found on the Foundation’s website

  • Canadian and non-Canadian students may apply.

Application overview

  1. You may apply via the Trudeau Foundation’s website once the 2022 competition launches in October 2021. 

  2. Dalhousie University representatives may be asked to review applications to confirm students’ academic standing and other credentials. If you are planning to apply for the scholarship, it is advised that you first consult with your graduate coordinator and/or supervisor before starting your application to discuss your suitability.

  3. The final decision on successful applicants will be made by the Foundation. Applicants are chosen from institutions across Canada, and Dalhousie University is not guaranteed to have a scholarship recipient.