Queen Elizabeth Scholarships
The McMaster Health Forum is honoured to be a recipient of two Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship programs.
Our first program ran from 2014-18 and focused on strengthening health systems in Commonwealth countries. Through this program we engaged 61 graduate and undergraduate students with 47 Canadian students travelling abroad to work with our international partners and 14 international graduate students travelling to Canada to work directly with the McMaster Health Forum.
The Forum was then one of 20 Canadian institutions to receive a second program running from 2018-21 through which we were able expand our focus to include strengthening social systems along with an expanded reach of the program to include all low- and middle-income countries. While expected to end in December 2021, the program has been extended to December 2023. Applications are now being accepted for 2023 and this will be the final round of applications for this program. A priority will be given to current McMaster graduate students although eligible McMaster undergraduate students are welcome to apply. Please go here for application details.
If you are interested in learning more about this scholarship and gain insights from our Queen Elizabeth Scholars’ experiences, we encourage you to watch live or recorded webinars. Learn more about our current and past Queen Elizabeth Scholars.