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President’s Scholarship for World Leaders

President’s Scholarship for World Leaders


The University of Winnipeg located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, offers the President’s Scholarship for World Leaders to international students who are interested in taking up leadership roles in the future, as well as willing to exhibit similar traits during and after their studies.

Coming from Nigeria? You can qualify for this award if you’re entering a first-year program in the institution. Find out every other thing you need to know in this article.

Information About the PSWL

The President’s Scholarship for World Leaders is “given to international students entering a University of Winnipeg graduate program for the first time.” By this designation, students from Nigeria can also qualify.

Who is Eligible?

By default, students who come from outside the United States and Canada can apply for the PSWL.


Other considerations that further streamline who gets the award include:

Academic Achievements

The University of Winnipeg prioritizes international students who have a minimum 80% admission average or equivalent.

Admission Status

You must be entering a first year in any of the programs offered at the institution. The award is not available for Pre-Masters and Qualifying year students.

Leadership Abilities

Going by the name, the award is ideal for international students with an interest in taking up leadership roles. As such, the University of Winnipeg expects that you must demonstrate leadership qualities, by getting actively involved in activities that’ll put you in a better position to bring it forth.

A Completed Application Form

The award is application-based, thus, you must write to make an entry. Keep in mind that besides applying, another criterion here is to have it handed in before the deadline. At the time of writing, the applications for the undergraduate and Graduate divisions for the Spring/Summer 2024, Fall 2024, and Winter 2025, have closed as of February and June 2024. However, the application portal is still open for the Undergraduate Winter 2025 and is due to close on September 25, 2024.

Also Read: How to Apply for Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship from Nigeria

Registration and Course Load Requirements

The University of Winnipeg is particular about the courses. To this end, applicants are required to be registered and must maintain the full-time course load to access the scholarship.

Application Process

Note that the application for the President’s Scholarship for World Leaderships can only be made via the Awards Office. Also, the application is deemed complete only after the application fees and supporting documentation have been paid and submitted to the admissions office.

Here’s the step-by-step process for applying:

Apply for Admission

As the award is exclusive to UWinnipeg, it’s expected that only students in a first-year program must apply. The first step is applying for admission to study any of the programs. The Student ID Number assigned here is what you’ll use when applying for the scholarship.

Complete the PSWL Application Form

Fill out the web application form for the award. You’ll be asked to provide the following information:

  • First and last names (make sure these names match what’s on your admission record).
  • UWinnipeg Student Number (the 7-digit, valid Student ID Number you received at the point of applying for admission).
  • Email address
  • The division you’re entering. Choose from Undergraduate, Graduate, English Language Program (ELP), Collegiate, Professional, or Applied Continuing Education (PACE).
  • Choose the term you’re starting the program. The options are Spring 2024 (May 2024), Fall 2024 (September 2024), and Winter 2025 (January 2025).

Submit Supporting Documentation

You’ll be asked to submit relevant documents to support your application for the PSWL award. The package includes the following:

  • Two Reference Letters from people who can speak to your extra-curricular or volunteer activities. The names of the referees should also be indicated in the designated field on the web form page.
  • Resumé / Curriculum Vitae (C.V.), which makes a chronological list of your volunteer/extra-curricular activities, publications, work experience, and awards.
  • One 200 to 250-word personal statement, outlining your leadership qualities, academic goals, and extra-curricular or volunteer involvement.

Points to Note when Applying

The following needs to be adhered to when filling out the web form application for the President’s Scholarship for World Leaders:

  • All the submitted documents must be in the English language or have English translations if they’re not in the English language.
  • Make sure to put a checkmark for the documents uploaded to the application page.
  • You’re only allowed to submit one application. Make sure to include all the details and documentation, as incompleted application packages are not reviewed.
  • Only Portable Document Files (PDFs) are allowed.
  • Applications received after the deadline for the division and start term being applied for will neither be reviewed nor considered.

What’s the Value of the Scholarship?

The value of the President’s Scholarship for World Leaders is $5,000 both for undergraduate and graduate awards. Only 6 offers are open for the undergraduate and 3 for the graduate study programs.

However, the value is reduced by the other divisions. It’s valued at $3,500 for each of the following:

  • Professional, Applied Continuing Education (PACE)
  • Collegiate
  • English Language Program (ELP)

Deadline for Application

At the time of writing, the Spring/Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 terms for the undergraduate programs have ended. Only the Winter 2025 term is open and is due to close on September 15, 2024.

Both the Graduate and Collegiate divisions ended on June 1, 2024. The PACE division for the term starting in Fall 2024 also ended on June 1, 2024, while that of Spring/Summer 2024 ended on March 1, 2024.

The only open calls for applications are:

  • ELP (Fall 2024): ending on May 15, 2024 (extended), and Winter 2025 ending on August 1, 2024.
  • Undergraduate (Winter 2025): ending on September 15, 2024.
  • PACE (Winter 2025): closing on October 1, 2024.

Also Read: Jill Sanders Memorial Scholarship

Concluding Thoughts

The President’s Scholarship for World Leaders is one of the many awards the University of Winnipeg offers to first-time international students to have a thrilling learning experience while saving up on extra costs of studies.

The awards for the undergraduate and PACE programs starting in Winter 2025 and the ELP starting in Fall 2024 are still open. Make sure you meet all the requirements in the list to be eligible for review and consideration.


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