Scholarships and Awards


The Royal Canadian Naval College Class of '46 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to the graduating Regular Force member of the Naval Environment with the highest academic average in a post-graduate programme. (Spring)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Scholarships

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) fosters the discovery and application of knowledge through the support of university research and the training of scientists and engineers. The Council promotes the use of this knowledge to build a strong national economy and improve the quality of life of all Canadians. NSERC fulfils its mission by awarding grants and scholarships through a competitive process and by building partnerships among universities, governments and the private sector.

Defence Research and Development Canada

The Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) is the national authority for providing scientific, engineering and technological leadership in the advancement and maintenance of Canada's defence capabilities. The R&D programme is carried out directly in five laboratories (Defence Research Establishments) located across Canada and indirectly through support at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario. The DRDC and RMC of Canada support the development of high-calibre Canadians in engineering, humanities and science through a number of fellowships tenable at the Royal Military College of Canada that provide financial assistance to graduate students engaged in Master's or Doctoral programmes in engineering or humanities or natural sciences.

Security and Defence Management and Policy Scholarship

RMC of Canada promotes the development of high-calibre instruction in the field of Defence Management and Policy in support of professional development in the officer corps of the Canadian Forces. A number of scholarships are available at the Royal Military College of Canada to provide tuition assistance for military and civilian graduate students engaged in the Master's degree programme.

The High Performance Computing Virtual Laboratory (HPCVL) Scholarship

The Sun Microsystems of Canada Scholarship in Computational Science was developed to encourage research in the broad areas of computational science, computational engineering, computational social science, computational humanities and computational medicine. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited post-graduate degree programme at Carleton University, University of Ottawa, Queen's University or the Royal Military College of Canada. Deadlines for competitions will be posted on the HPCVL website.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scolarship Competition

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program is designed to support world-class students pursuing doctoral degrees at Canadian universities. The scholarship awards $50,000 per year for three years. The program is open to both Canadian and international students. Students must be nominated by the Canadian university at which they plan to study. The 2017-2018 competition was launched in June 15, 2017 and the nomination deadline will be in November 1, 2017 at 20:00 ET. Please note that institutions may have internal deadlines.

Ontario Trillium Scholarships

The Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS) program is an important initiative to attract top international students to Ontario for PhD studies. Students interested in the Ontario Trillium Scholarships are encouraged to express their interest in the competition to the graduate program chair when applying for admission to RMC. A qualified international applicant must be nominated for the scholarship by the Graduate Chair of the admitting program.

The Royal Kingston United Services Institute Scholarship

The Royal Kingston United Services Institute (RKUSI) is an organization of former Canadian Forces and Police members as well as informed civilians with a continuing interest in matters of national security. The RKUSI has chosen to invest a major bequest from the estate of a former member in a scholarship. This scholarship is intended to further the institute’s mandate through the conduct of research into national security issues.


Milton Fowler Gregg VC Memorial Trust Fund Bursary

A bursary in memory of Brigadier, The Honourable M.F. Gregg, VC, is offered annually to those students enrolled in the Royal Military College Division of Graduate Studies whose programmes will include environmental studies or international affairs. The student should not normally be in receipt of full Department of National Defence financial support for these studies. The bursary is sponsored by the Royal Canadian Regiment Trust, and is presented on the recommendation of the Faculty of the Division of Graduate Studies. (November)

Prizes and Awards

The Governor General's Gold Medal

The Governor General's Gold Medalis awarded to the graduating student who achieves the highest academic standing in a Master's or Doctoral programme. (Spring)

Canadian Forces Logistics Branch Medal of Academic Excellence in the MBA Programme

The Canadian Forces Logistics Branch Medal of Academic Excellence in the MBA Programme is awarded annually to the graduating student of the RMC of Canada MBA programme who has achieved the highest academic standing.

The G.L. Pickard Prize in Acoustics and Oceanography

This prize is awarded to the outstanding Master of Science graduating student in Ocean Sciences, based on marks achieved in graduate courses and on the quality of the thesis. (November)

The Colonel Geoff Parker Memorial Award

The Colonel Geoff Parker Memorial Award is awarded to an officer of the Canadian Forces who displayed outstanding leadership, professionalism, perseverance and academic excellence in the pursuit of technical studies, following the completion of a graduate degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Royal Military College of Canada. The award is given in memory of Colonel Geoff Parker, CD, MEng of the Royal Canadian Regiment who obtained a master's in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and was tragically killed in action in Kabul, Afghanistan on 18 May 2010. (November)

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