Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund - helping outstanding students from across Canada enrolled in postgraduate programmes at UK universities, colleges, institutes or conservatories.

The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF) provides awards ranging from £2,000 to £5,000 to Canadian men and women for academic and artistic postgraduate study in the UK.

The CCSF is thrilled to announce the students chosen for the 2017-2018 scholarships. Congratulations to this extraordinary group of Canadians all of whom are pursuing postgraduate studies in the UK. Our heartfelt thanks to the Maple Leaf Trust, the CCSF’s prime source of funding. A special thanks to Air Canada, Blakes, CIBC,  McCarthy Tétrault, Molson Coors, Dasha Shenkman and The Royal Bank of Canada for sponsoring this year’s top scholars.

For future applicants, please be advised that the next competition will be announced on our website in November 2017 and the deadline is likely to be the first week of March 2018. More information about these remarkable students will be posted soon. Please read about our past scholars, present and past!

How to Apply

All the information you need to apply is available here. We strongly encourage you to plan ahead, as you will need to fill out an in-depth application form, provide a short CV, and provide proof of Canadian citizenship. You will also need to ask two referees to fill out a short questionnaire and provide reference letters. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview in London. We wish you all the best with your application!

“I am deeply honoured to have been selected by the CCSF. This award means a great deal to both my academic and professional advancement. It allows me to focus more on my doctoral studies by alleviating some of the financial costs associated with studying in the UK. Professionally, it connects me to a community of Canadians committed to promoting academic excellence and the betterment of our global society. My most sincere thanks to the CCSF and the Maple Leaf Trust for their investments into outstanding Canadian students studying in the UK.” – Tobey Berriault, 2016 CCSF Scholar

How to Support the CCSF

The CCSF is a committee of unpaid volunteers who work closely with the Maple Leaf Trust to ensure funding is available from year to year for a minimum of 16 scholarships, ranging in value up to £5,000. As well as offering general awards, we are happy to be able to offer named scholarships on behalf of our major donors. Past scholars tell us that they feel honoured by being recognised by the Canadian community in the UK! You can contact the CCSF directly, or the Maple Leaf Trust to find out how to become a supporter of these exceptional Canadian students.


Tammy Chen 1984 – 2017

The CCSF was deeply saddened to learn that Tammy Chen, a 2015-2016 scholar, was the victim of a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso in August 2017. Tammy was an outstanding person who cared deeply about her chosen pursuit of developing solutions for poverty reduction and...

Belle Shenkman Award Winners Luncheon

Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund Reception and Luncheon for Recipients of the Belle Shenkman Award for the Study of Arts 29 January 2016 Glamorous, enchanting, passionate about Canadian art and artists and an accomplished diplomat, the late Belle Shenkman used her...

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