IODE War Memorial Scholarship


Letter of intent: October 1, 2019; Full Application: November 1, 2019

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.

Up to three scholarships of $15,000 each, for study in Canada or within the Commonwealth, will be offered for the 2020-2021 academic year.



Applicants must:

  • Be a 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 must apply to IODE directly. For current application forms and instructions, please visit:

Important dates for the 2020-2021 competition:

  • Letter of Intent to Apply must be received by IODE Canada on or before 1 October 2019
  • Complete Application must be received by IODE Canada on or before 1 November 2019

Please submit all correspondence and supporting documents on or before the specified deadline dates to the IODE War Memorial Officer.

  • By email at
  • By regular mail at IODE Canada, 40 Orchard View Blvd. Suite 219, Toronto, ON M4R 1B9

The applicant's name must appear on all pages submitted in hard copy by mail and in the subject line of all email messages.

    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