Calendar and FAQs



June 2021

List of winners for the 2021-2022 academic year posted on the website.

October 2021

Online application forms for 2022-2023 academic year posted on the website.

January 17, 2022

Completed online applications and all documentation must be received.

By April 15, 2022

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



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 Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) in order to be eligible to apply for CFUW Fellowships and Awards?

Answer: No

Question: Can I apply if I am an International Student (not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident) studying in Canada with International Student Visa status?

Answer: No

Question: If I am a Canadian Citizen studying outside of Canada, can I apply for CFUW Fellowships and Awards?

Answer: Yes, there are several CFUW Fellowships and Awards for candidates studying outside of Canada.

Question: If I am not enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral program, must I be already accepted into the proposed program and place of study, at the time of application?

Answer: Yes, a copy of the official letter of acceptance into the program of proposed study from the host institution must be uploaded to your CFUW Fellowship or Award online application, 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 restricts my application for CFUW Fellowships and Awards?

Answer: No, there are no CFUW policies that restrict your applications for CFUW Fellowships and Awards.

Question: If I am searching for scholarships to fund my undergraduate degree, can I apply for CFUW Fellowships and Awards?

Answer: An applicant pursuing her undergraduate degree may be eligible to apply for the CFUW Aboriginal Women’s Award (AWA) or scholarships funded and administered by CFUW Clubs in her region. Contact the CFUW Fellowships Program Manager for more information: [email protected]

Question: Can men apply for a CFUW Fellowship or Award?

Answer: No, the CFUW Fellowships 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 three referees to support my applications for several CFUW Fellowships and Awards?

Answer: Yes

Question:  Are filing fees ever waived?

Answer: No, because the CFUW is entirely self-funded by its members and is a not-for-profit organization.

Question: Can I apply online?

Answer: Yes

Question: When are the winners selected and do I receive notification?

Answer: The winners are selected in April and contacted by the CFUW Fellowships Chair. Only the winners are contacted and all other candidates can check this website in June for the results of the Competition.


Contact the Fellowships Program Manager


Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW)
331 Cooper Street, Suite 502
Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 0G5
Toll-free in Canada & the US: 1-888-220-9606; Phone: 613-234-8252 ext. 104
Email: [email protected]