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Awards & scholarships

As a prospective, ongoing or outgoing student, you may be eligible to receive a number of awards and scholarships. Some are exclusive to the department while others are open to all university students.

Financial assistance is equally available (usually on a first come first served basis) from the university and several external sources.

There are many opportunities to pursue awards and scholarships at Concordia University. It is your responsibility to conduct related research, but you should also feel free to speak to your advisors and professors. Beyond the monetary incentive, receiving an award or scholarship is a great portfolio-builder!

For additional information, please contact the Financial Aid and Awards Office.


Jean H. Picard Scholarship

The department offers a scholarship of up to $1000 to a returning Political Science student (Major or Honours, must be registered for the 2020-2021 academic year and must be registering for the 2021-2022 academic year).

The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student on the basis of superior academic achievement, a personal statement as well as two reference letters (from university professors) written on behalf of the applicant.

Stay tuned for more information on the application process, available in January 2021.

Zeidan Family Scholarship

The Zeidan Family Scholarship is a $2,000 in-course award open to returning (2nd or 3rd year) Political Science majors who have completed at least one course in the study of the modern Middle East.

The award will be given based on academic excellence and an essay (approximately 3,000 words) on the relations between Canada and the Arab or Muslim world (with “Arab” or "Muslim world” interpreted broadly to include the Arab/Muslim diaspora and immigrants or refugees in Canada).

Stay tuned for more information to be made available in January 2021.

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