All students accepted into graduate programs within AgBio receive financial support from their supervisor's research funds and/or scholarships. Funding amount and duration varies; more information about typical funding within each department can be found in the respective graduate student handbooks. Prospective students are encouraged to discuss funding with their potential supervisors. Scholarships and awards are available through the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, the College of Graduate Studies and Research, and through various external funding agencies or industry partnerships.

Academic scholarships

The College of Agriculture and Bioresources administers some graduate level awards. Graduate students can apply for college-administered scholarships by filling out our online graduate awards application available in May each year. Please read all questions carefully and answer as accurately as possible.  For these scholarships, note that students are no longer required to submit unofficial transcripts or letters of support from their supervisors.

Applications are accepted in May each year. All current graduate students will be contacted by a graduate program assistant and notified of the application deadline.


Western Grains Research Foundation Endowment Fund Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is to support and encourage top students to further their studies in crop research in Soil Science or Plant Sciences within the College of Agriculture & Bioresources to generate improved technology and productivity for western crop producers.  Students pursuing a MSc or PhD in the areas of Plant Sciences or Soil Science are invited to apply. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree, preferably from a Canadian University.

Value: $25,000 for Masters or $33,333 for PhD student with potential for renewal.


Don Jaques Memorial Fellowship

Sponsored by the Saskatchewan Pulse Crop Development Board

Open to full-time, post-graduate students in a M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree program at the U of S who are conducting thesis research in some aspect of pulse crops. Candidates must be either a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Preference will be given to Saskatchewan residents, if qualifications are similar.

Value: $20,000 with potential for renewal.


A.E. Slinkard Postgraduate Scholarship

Sponsored by the Saskatchewan Pulse Crop Development Board 

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be eligible, recipients must not hold any other major awards or scholarships.

Open to full-time, post-graduate students in a M.Sc. or Ph.D degree program at the U of S who are conducting thesis research in the area of pulse crop research at the University of Saskatchewan, as determined by the Awards Committee. Determination of eligible research areas will be made by the Award Committee, and will include but are not limited to faculty supervisors in the areas of Arts and Science, Agriculture, Nutrition or Engineering.

Value: $20,000 with potential for renewal.


Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is to attract and retain M.Sc. and Ph.D students who are conducting research with social or scientific relevance to a sustainable and profitable western Canadian wheat sector.  Preference will be given to new, first year students undertaking relevant graduate level projects. Continuing students may also be considered for this award. 

Value: $20,000 for Masters or $30,000 for PhD student with potential for renewal.


Education Enhancement Fund

Education Enhancement Grants are available to assist students who wish to participate in worthwhile educational experiences. Activities may include, but are not limited to: conference registration or travel; travel to other locations for course work or experiential learning purposes; costs incurred as part of team projects or special topics courses; academic exchanges with other institutions.