Below is the list of IEEE Canadian Foundation awards and scholarships. Nominations are now open and will close on March 15, 2022.

Scholarships and Prizes

All application and nomination forms are on the OpenWater platform, consolidated here:

  • IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarships
    Scholarships with the value of $5,000 (universities) or $2,500 (colleges) each.
    • Eligibility: Any IEEE student members, registered in their penultimate year at a university or college with a McNaughton Resource Learning Centre, who have been active in the Centre for a minimum of one year.
    • Purpose: To encourage awareness of and participation in the educational programs supported by the IEEE.
    • Deadline: March 15, 2022
    • Link:
  • IEEE Canada Power Quality Scholarship (Northern Canada & Southern Alberta Sections Only)
    One scholarship each year, value $1,500.
    • Eligibility: All IEEE student members in full time attendance at either the University of Alberta or the University of Calgary, who are in their penultimate year and whose program of study includes courses in electric power engineering.
    • Purpose: To recognize excellence in students who demonstrate an awareness of power quality issues and who indicate their intent to pursue a professional career in the Electric Power Industry.
    • Deadline: March 15, 2022
    • Link:
  • IEEE Canadian Foundation Dr. Robert T.H. Alden Scholarship
    One Scholarship each year (shared if team), value $1,500.
    • Eligibility: This Scholarship is co-sponsored by the IEEE Toronto Section and is to be awarded to a suitable IEEE student member within the Toronto Section. All undergraduate (penultimate year or earlier) student members of the IEEE who are registered in an Engineering or Computer Science program at a Canadian University or College are eligible.
    • Purpose: To encourage communications skills, awarded annually for a student authoring a tutorial style article addressing innovative use of the internet, social media or other electronic media to foster interpersonal/group communication or collaboration The article must be suitable for publishing in an IEEE publication such as The IEEE Canadian Review, The Institute, Spectrum, IEEE Potentials, IEEE or Foundation social media or web site.
    • Deadline: March 15, 2022
    • Link:
  • IEEE Canadian Foundation Dr. Raymond D. Findlay Scholarship
    One scholarship each year, value $1,000.
    • Eligibility: The nominee must be an undergraduate IEEE Student Member in good standing, registered in their penultimate year of an accredited Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Engineering Science/Engineering Physics undergraduate program offered in a Canadian university, a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, enrolled as a full-time student.
    • Purpose: To encourage leadership, creativity and enthusiasm for the engineering profession.
    • Deadline: March 15, 2022
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  • Nick Cercone Graduate Scholarship in Computer Science
    This scholarship is sponsored by the Friends of Nick Cercone One prize every second year, the initial value of $6,000.
  • Gargantini-Strybosch Scholarship
    This scholarship is sponsored by the Gargantini Fund, one scholarship each year, value $5,000.
    • Eligibility: A student member of IEEE (or agree to apply for membership), enrolled full-time in his or her second undergraduate year, first generation in the family university student, completing a Canadian university program in a field of interest to IEEE.
    • Purpose: To recognize a student who shows brightness, integrity, engagement with community and enthusiasm for undergraduate study.
    • Deadline: March 15, 2022
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  • IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grants
    • Eligibility: An IEEE Student Branch, an IEEE Section, an IEEE Canada Committee, a non-IEEE entity such as a high school, or in rare cases an individual, all in Canada.
    • Purpose: To partially fund one-time new and innovative projects that advance IEEE’s core purpose to foster technological innovation and excellence to benefit humanity.
    • Deadlines: March 15, 2022 (also August 15, 2022 and November 15, 2022)
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  • IEEE Canada Vehicular Technologies Travel Grants Two travel grants each year, each one not to exceed $1,200.
    • Eligibility: IEEE Student Members in good standing in a Canadian University or College (at a college, undergraduate or graduate level).
    • Purpose: To support IEEE student members to attend and present a paper at a Vehicular Technologies Conference or other IEEE Conference related to Vehicular Technologies.
    • Deadline: March 15, 2022 (also August 15, 2021 and November 15, 2022)
    • Link: