Application forms for 2014-2015, guidelines and instructions posted on the website.
November 1, 2013
Completed applications and all documentation must be postmarked not later than this date. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
After February 1, 2014
Only those applicants requesting confirmation will be notified that their applications have been received by the CFUW Fellowships Chair.
By April 15, 2014
The CFUW Fellowships Chair will contact only those applicants selected as winners.
Many students contact us with the same questions. For your convenience we have included the answers to those questions in the Frequently Asked Questions section. Please review the FAQs before contacting the Fellowships Program Manager.
Question: Do I have to belong to the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) in order to be eligible to apply for CFUW Fellowships and Awards?
NO, but you do have to be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident in Canada.
Question: Can I apply if I am an International Student (not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident) studying in Canada with International Student Visa status?
NO, you are not eligible to apply for CFUW Fellowships and Awards but you may be eligible for the CFUW Dr. A. Vibert Douglas International Fellowship. The application for this Fellowship is posted on www.ifuw.org.
Question: If I am a Canadian Citizen studying outside of Canada, can I apply for CFUW Fellowships and Awards?
YES, there are several CFUW Fellowships and Awards for candidates studying outside of Canada.
Question: If I am not enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral program,must I be already accepted into the proposed program and place of study, at the time of application?
YES. A copy of the official "letter of acceptance" into the program of proposed study from the host institution MUST BE INCLUDED with your CFUW Fellowship or Award application, if you are not enrolled at the time of application. This document will not be accepted after the November 1 postmarked deadline date.
Question: If I hold a scholarship from another funding organization, does CFUW have policy that restricts my application for CFUW Fellowships and Awards?
NO, there are no CFUW policies that restrict your applications for CFUW Fellowships and Awards.
Question: If I am searching for scholarships to fund my undergraduate degree, can I apply for CFUW Fellowships and Awards?
NO, CFUW Fellowships and Awards are for Masters and Doctoral Programs. An applicant pursuing her undergraduate degree may be eligible to apply for scholarships funded and administered by CFUW Clubs in her region. Contact the CFUW Fellowships Program Manager for more information.
Question: Can men apply for a CFUW Fellowship or Award?
NO, CFUW Fellowships and Awards Program is an Affirmative Action Program as provided for in the Constitution of Canada. Eligibility for these fellowships and awards is restricted to women.
Question: Can I ask the same three referees to support my applications for several CFUW Fellowships and Awards?
YES, but they must provide three copies of their Referee Assessments for each application.
Question: Are filing fees ever waived?
NO, CFUW is entirely self-funded by its members and is a not-for-profit organization.
Question: Can I apply ONLINE?
NO, you must complete the application and mail the documents to CFUW National Office.
Question: When are the winners selected and do I receive notification?
The winners are selected in April and contacted by the CFUW Fellowships Chair. Only the winners are contacted and all other candidates can check this website in May for the results of the Competition.
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