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Amount of Scholarship

FCM will award two (2) scholarships, one (1) scholarship to a student at the college /university undergraduate level, and one (1) scholarship at the university graduate level. Each award will be $4,500 and will be presented in the winner's municipality.


  • The scholarship is open only to women students who are enrolled in a Canadian college or university
  • The student can be in any year of study as an undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Applicants should be considering making a contribution to/or entering the political realm.


  • In a cover letter, tell us how you have been involved in campus or community activities related to women’s issues.
  • Submit a research paper you presented on issues related to women in politics, in any order of government.

    • You must demonstrate how your area of study impacts on getting women involved in all orders of government.
    • Special consideration will be given if there is a focus on municipal government.
    • The research essay must be a maximum of 1,000 words.


Two written references are required:

  • One (1) from a personal friend or relative, and
  • One (1) from a school instructor


December 15, 2017

Please send your writing submissions by email at to the attention of the Women in Local Government Project Officer, Standing Committee on Increasing Women's Participation in Municipal Government. Please ensure that you submit one complete package.

Page Updated: 20/10/2017