Dr. Michael Atkinson Scholarship

As the founding executive director of the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, Dr. Michael Atkinson (Ph.D.) is a visionary, true leader, mentor and inspiration to all students and alumni who have passed through our halls. His commitment to excellence in the public sector, in Saskatchewan and across Canada, is the reason behind his passion for educating the next generation of public policy professionals. To demonstrate our appreciation to Michael, the JSGS launched the Dr. Michael Atkinson Scholarship fund. This scholarship assists students who are pursuing an MPP or PhD degree, and who demonstrate academic and research excellence. Preference will be given to students whose research focuses on governance.

One award of $1,500 will be presented annually to a JSGS student from the University of Regina or University of Saskatchewan campus.

Students must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Pursuing a Master of Public Policy (MPP) or PhD in Public Policy degree in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at either campus.
  • Registered and remains registered as a full-time student in the semester the scholarship is presented.
  • Minimum grade point average of 80%.
  • Completed the required course work and in the first two years for MPP students or completed the required course work, passed comprehensive exams and in the first four years for PhD students.
  • Demonstrates academic and research excellence; preference is given to a student whose study focuses on governance

Deadline to apply - March 1, 2021

How to apply:

Students must e-mail jsgs@usask.ca stating the name of the scholarship for which they are applying in the e-mail subject line and attaching the following documents: 1) Word document (500 words maximum) that outlines your research proposal; and 2) Word document (500 words maximum) that “demonstrates academic and research excellence”.

Garry H. Beatty Scholarship

The Garry H. Beatty Scholarship was established through a donation provided by friends and colleagues in memory of Garry H. Beatty, recognizing his long career in Saskatchewan Finance and the Crown sector. This scholarship assists students who are pursuing an MPA degree in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. One award of $1,300 will be presented annually to a JSGS student from either of the University of Regina or University of Saskatchewan campus.

Students must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen
  • Enrolled in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program
  • Registered and remains registered in a minimum of 6 credit hours in the semester the scholarship is presented
  • Has a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 80%.

Deadline to apply - September 30, 2020

How to apply:

  • U of R students - Applications must be submitted through the Graduate Awards Portal (GAP) system managed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. For information on all graduate scholarships and the GAP portal, please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research scholarship page.
  • USask students - Students must e-mail jsgs@usask.ca stating the name of the scholarship they are applying to in the e-mail subject line and attaching the following documents: 1) Word document (250 words maximum) that ‘Describes your most significant contribution’ (demonstrate the connection as to why this is your significant contribution regarding this application); 2) Word document (500 words maximum) that outlines your study proposal description (MPA).

Robert C. Douglas and Joanne R. Sutherland Scholarship

The Robert C. Douglas and Joanne R. Sutherland Scholarship was established through a donation by Mr. Douglas and Ms. Sutherland as a thank you to Saskatchewan for their years working in the public service. This scholarship assists students who are pursuing a Masters degree in Public Policy or Public Administration at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. One award of $1,050 will be presented annually to a deserving JSGS student from either the University of Saskatchewan or the University of Regina campus.

Students must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Enrolled in the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) or the Masters of Public Policy (MPP) program
  • Must be a Canadian citizen
  • Registered and remains registered in a minimum of 6 credit hours in the semester the scholarship is presented
  • Minimum program grade point average (GPA) of 80%

Deadline to apply - September 30, 2020

How to apply:

  • U of R students - Applications must be submitted through the Graduate Awards Portal (GAP) system managed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. For information on all graduate scholarships and the GAP portal, please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research scholarship page.
  • USask students - Students must e-mail jsgs@usask.ca stating the name of the scholarship they are applying to in the e-mail subject line and attaching the following documents: 1) Word document (250 words maximum) that ‘Describes your most significant contribution’ (demonstrate the connection as to why this is your significant contribution regarding this application); 2) Word document (500 words maximum) that outlines your research proposal (MPP) or study proposal description (MPA).

Wayne Wouters Scholarship

The Wayne Wouters Scholarship was established through donations provided by friends of Wayne Wouters to provide recognition for his long-standing public career and to support JSGS students enrolled in the MPA and MPP programs. One award, valued at $2,450, will be presented annually to a deserving JSGS student from either the University of Saskatchewan or the University of Regina campus.

Students must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Pursuing a Master of Public Policy or Master of Public Administration degree
  • Minimum grade point average of 80%
  • Registered and remains registered in a minimum of 6 credit hours in the semester the scholarship is presented
  • Demonstrates proactively engaging in philanthropic endeavours and/or community service

Deadline to apply - September 30, 2020

How to apply:

  • U of R students - Applications must be submitted through the Graduate Awards Portal (GAP) system managed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. For information on all graduate scholarships and the GAP portal, please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research scholarship page.
  • USask students - Students must e-mail jsgs@usask.ca stating the name of the scholarship they are applying to in the e-mail subject line and attaching the following documents: 1) Word document (250 words maximum) that ‘Describes your most significant contribution’ (demonstrate the connection as to why this is your significant contribution regarding this application); 2) Word document (500 words maximum) that outlines your research proposal (MPP) or study proposal description (MPA); and 3) Word document (500 words maximum) on how you are involved in philanthropic endeavors or community service.