Claire M. Morris Graduate Scholarship


     Claire M. Morris was the President of Universities Canada from 2004 to 2009. During her time as President, Mrs. Morris tirelessly advocated the merits of higher education and research. This graduate scholarship program was named after her at the time of her retirement from Universities Canada, in May 2009. Before coming to Universities Canada, Claire M. Morris was a leading public servant for the government of New Brunswick followed by the federal government. She holds a Master’s Degree of Social Work from the University of Toronto.

The purpose of this program is to promote research through advanced degrees among children of Universities Canada employees and is intended to provide supplemental support for fees, or research and scholarship activities connected to a Master’s or Ph.D. degree. The Scholarship program is open to eligible candidates who engage in graduate research in any field, in Canada or abroad.

Eligible applicants must be:

  • Dependent children of active employees of Universities Canada entitled to benefits, who have completed 1 or more continuous years of service as of the application deadline date.
  • Dependent children are described as biological or legally adopted children, and stepchildren;
  • Entering or already enrolled in any of the first five years of a Ph.D. program or have completed the first year of a Master’s program; Pursuing a program of study that has a research component.