Learn and see the country – Richard J. Schmeelk Canada Fellowship

The Richard J. Schmeelk Canada Fellowship is offered in partnership with four Canadian universities: Western University (London, Ontario), Université Laval (Québec, Québec), University of Calgary (Calgary, Alberta), and Université de Montréal (Montréal, Québec).

Richard J. Schmeelk

Recognised as one of the leading U.S. investment bankers on the Canadian scene for over three decades, he was an advisor to governments and corporate entities and raised capital for Canadian borrowers in world markets, notably in his role as the manager of […]

Fellowship in Brief

Worth a total of C$10,000 per academic term for up to four terms in total, the Fellowship is awarded for graduate-level studies in Canada for francophone students at the University of Calgary or Western Universitsy and for anglophone students at Université Laval or Université de Montréal (including affiliated schools HEC Montréal and the École Polytechnique–Université de Montréal). The aim of the Scholarship is to promote intercultural awareness and interprovincial studies.


Some five dozen individuals have been granted the privilege of becoming Schmeelk Fellows since 1985, when the first Fellowships were awarded. To date, the Fellows have studied in roughly equal numbers between Université Laval and Western University, with the first Fellows-in-residence currently studying at Université de Montréal and University of Calgary. The Fellows act in many capacities, […]

Words from Fellows

“The opportunity to realize the benefits of Canada’s two founding cultures is incredible.”

– Dave van de Wetering

“Thanks to the Fellowship, my belief in a unified and blessed nation has never diminished.”

– Stephen M. Dopp