Calendar and FAQs



June 2022

List of winners for the 2022-2023 academic year posted on the website.

October 2022

Online application forms for 2023-2024 academic year posted on the website.

January 2023

Completed online applications and all documentation must be received by January 18th, 2023.

By April 15, 2023

The CFUW Fellowships Chair will contact only those applicants selected as winners.

June 2023

List of winners for the 2023-2024 academic year posted on the website.



Many students contact us with the same questions. For your convenience, we have included the answers to those questions in the Frequently Asked Questions section. Please review the FAQs before contacting the Fellowships Program Manager.

Question: Do I have to belong to the CFUW to be eligible to apply for CFUW Fellowships and awards?

Answer: No. All women who meet the eligibility requirements below are welcomed to apply.


Question: Can I apply if I am an international student studying in Canada with International Student Via status?

Answer: No. An applicant must hold Canadian Citizenship, or have “Permanent Resident” or “Protected Person” Status from the Government of Canada


Question: If I am a Canadian student studying or working outside  Canada, can I apply for CFUW Fellowships and Rewards?

Answer: Yes; Most CFUW Fellowships and Awards are available for  programs of study in other countries.


Question: Must I be enrolled in my program and place of study, or is proof of acceptance into the program adequate?

Answer: An official letter of acceptance from the institution in the proposed of study the proposed is necessary if you are not enrolled at the time of application.


Question: If I hold a scholarship from another funding organization, does CFUW have policy that would restrict my application for a CFUW Award?

Answer: No. There are no policies that restrict your acceptance of other awards.


Question: Can I apply to CFUW for a scholarship for an undergraduate degree?

Answer: The Trust has only one award for an undergraduate program degree: The CFUW Indigenous Woman’s Award. This award supports an indigenous woman studying for a first degree is selected fields, like medicine, optometry, or law.


Question: Can men apply for a CFUW Award?

Answer: No. The CFUW Charitable Trust Fellowship and Awards Program is an Affirmative Action program as provided for in the Constitution of Canada. Eligibility for these Fellowships and Awards is restricted to women.


Question: Can I ask the same two referees to support my application for more then one CFUW Fellowship or Award?

Answer: Yes.


Question: What is the fee for filing an application?

Answer: There is no fee; CFUW-CT has changed its policies and no longer charges a fee.


Contact us



For more information about the CFUW Charitable Trust, please contact Emily Andersen at Universities Canada:

Phone: 613-563-3961

Email: [email protected]