IODE War Memorial Scholarship


Letter of intent: Sunday, 01 October 2017; Complete application: Wednesday, 01 November 2017

Annual Value




Degree Level


The National Chapter of Canada IODE initiated War Memorial Doctoral Scholarships in 1918 to commemorate Canadians who sacrificed their lives for peace and freedom. Initially, bursaries were granted to children of men and women who lost their lives or who were permanently disabled while fighting for Canada. Since the first scholarships were awarded in 1921, IODE War Memorial Scholars have made important contributions to Canada and the world in medicine, science, business, politics and academia.

In honour of the 100th anniversary of the initiation of these prestigious scholarships in 2018, the scholarships are valued at $20,000 for the 2018-2019 academic year only. A maximum of three scholarships will be offered.

Candidates must be Canadian citizens and in at least their second year of doctoral program at a Canadian or Commonwealth university.



Applicants must:

  • be Canadian Citizen
  • hold a first degree from a Canadian university
  • be enrolled in at least the second year of a doctoral program

Application Procedures

Applicants should apply to IODE directly.

Important dates for the 2018 competition:

  • Letter of Intent to Apply must be received by IODE Canada on or before 01 October 2017
  • Complete Applications must be received by IODE Canada on or before 01 November 2017

Profiles of Award Holders

Laura Yvonne Bulk

Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD)
Being Blind in a Sighted World

Further Information

Additional information (such as information brochure and application forms) is available on the IODE website at:

Profiles of past recipients: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014