The Schmeelk Fellowship

Established in 1985, the Richard J. Schmeelk Canada Fellowship (now the Schmeelk Fellowship) has been offered to French and English speaking Canadians who wish to broaden their geographic and cultural horizons. The Schmeelk Fellowship is available to Canadian students holding a bachelor’s degree who desire to pursue graduate studies in Canada’s other official language.

Created by Richard J. Schmeelk, a renowned American banker and friend to Canada, the Schmeelk Fellowship aims to promote better understanding and cooperation and to stimulate exchanges between Canada’s French and English-speaking communities.

Since 1985, some 80 students from across Canada have already reaped the benefits of the Schmeelk Fellowship. Through its university partners and links with business and political intelligentsia, the Schmeelk Fellowship offers its recipients a unique opportunity to expand their network and country-wide prospects.

Our University Partners

Four Canadian universities partner with the Schmeelk Canada Foundation to offer the Schmeelk Fellowship to students. According to the spirit of the fellowship, French-speaking students must apply to either the University of Western Ontario or the University of Calgary (for the Ken Taylor Fellowship) while English-speaking students must apply to either the Université de Montréal (including Polytechnique Montréal and HEC Montréal) or Université Laval.

Our scholarship program is currently under review.
Stay tuned to find out what’s new.
More information about: Eligibility Criteria, Application Process, Application Form very soon.