Awards and Support
MHA Admission Scholarships
The Telfer School of Management’s goal is to attract top quality candidates to its MHA Program. The following scholarships will be awarded by the Admissions Committee to those students who meet the eligibility criteria.
Telfer School of Management Admission Scholarship
Scholarships: Minimum of $2,500
(no application required)
The applicant must be registered as a full-time student (foreign, Canadian citizen or permanent resident) in the MHA program at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa; have an admission average of 8.0/10 or higher, or can be awarded based on an excellent GMAT score and outstanding potential based on the review of the candidate's work experience and motivation.
1 scholarship. Amount variable.
(no application required)
The candidate must have received an offer of admission into the full-time or part-time MHA program at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa; demonstrate excellence as shown in the applicant's academic transcripts, and relevant work experience. The candidates must demonstrate early in their career, a strong passion for healthcare and a likeliness to make a valuable contribution to the public sector/health care sector.
1 scholarship of $3,500.
(no application required)
The candidate must have received an offer of admission into the full-time program at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa; demonstrate excellence as shown in the applicant's academic transcripts, and demonstrate involvement in the community and/or in athletics.
1 scholarship of $5,000
The candidate will have received an offer of admission to the MHA or MBA program. Candidates will be judged on the basis of financial need, their achievements and leadership skills, previous experience and their application documentation.
1 scholarship of $2,000
(no application required)
The applicant must have received an offer of admission into the full- or part-time MHA program at the Telfer School of Management. Candidates will be judged on the basis of their achievements and leadership skills, and previous experience as evidenced in their application for the MHA program.
1 scholarship of $3,000
The applicant must be registered as a full or part-time student (Canadian citizen or permanent resident) in the MHA program at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa; be a resident of Ontario; demonstrate a financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid and Awards Service of the University of Ottawa and possess a strong management and leadership potential as shown in undergraduate CGPA, GMAT and relevant work experience.
1 scholarship of $2,500
Full or part-time students admitted to the MHA program of the University of Ottawa that demonstrate leadership potential and academic excellence. Candidates must be Ontario residents and demonstrate financial need. Online application must be submitted with their C.V., a letter of motivation and a written brief on a topic selected by the review committee.
Scholarships and Awards: MHA students get noticed
To recognize outstanding achievement by our Master’s in Health Administration students during their studies we award the following scholarships:
Granted in December
The applicant must be a full-time or part-time MHA student who has completed their residency and presented their fields project paper to a panel for evaluation. Applicants must submit with their applications an executive summary, describing an activity or project that they have been involved in which demonstrates a unique contribution to the field of health services, community development and/or the MHA Program.
Robert Wood Johnson Award
Granted in May
This award was established in 1956 by Johnson & Johnson and it is presented on a yearly basis to six students. One student from each of the six Canadian universities that offer graduate programs in health services administration, they are nominated for the valuable contribution that will make in the area of health management.
Application deadline July 31
The applicants must clearly demonstrate their leadership qualities through descriptions of projects and initiatives they have led. Applicants must also describe how they intend to exercise their leadership during the Administrative Residency.
The applicant must be student registered in the full or part-time MBA or MHA program, be Canadian or a permanent resident and demonstrate a financial need.
granted in June
This award recognizes demonstrated excellence by a student in international health studies during the Masters of Health Administration Program, while honouring Michel Bilodeau’s outstanding career in healthcare. The applicant must be registered as a full-time student in the MHA program, and participate in a study tour, normally offered in conjunction with MHA6266 International Perspectives in Health Care. An assignment and statement of interest are required parts of the application process.
Applications for the scholarships OSOTF must be submitted to the Financial Aid and Awards Office of the University of Ottawa. Students must submit an online application by way of their uoZone (Infoweb).
For the other scholarships, the applications are usually solicited by a member of the scholarship committee.
For more information about the Telfer School of Management Scholarship Program contact:
Student Services Centre
Telfer School of Management
55 Laurier Avenue East, (room DMS 1100)
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5
Tel: (613) 562-5821
MHA Government Financial Assistance
Student Financial Assistance, including loans and grants, are available to eligible students through provincial, territorial and federal governments.
To learn more about government student loans visit www.canlearn.ca
For Ontario residents:
For Quebec residents:
Other Provinces and territories:
Many external organizations offer a variety of scholarships and awards to Canadian and international students. To learn more about the application process and the terms of these awards, visit the following websites:
- Programme canadien de bourses de la Francophonie
- Canadian and International Scholarship Programs
- Paras Education Foundation
- Chase Student Loans
- Institute of International Education
- American Association of University Women
- The Association of Commonwealth Universities
- Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
- NAFSA: Association of International Educators
- TOEFL® Scholarship Program (candidates residing in China, India, Japan, Korea or Taiwan)
Credit Line Program
The National Bank of Canada is a proud supporter of the MBA and MHA Programs at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. They are pleased to provide special financing arrangements to meet your needs.
For further details on how the National Bank can help you finance your studies please contact:
A Financial Advisor at 613-241-9110
To learn about other financing solutions please visit the following Websites:
- Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
- Bank of Montreal (BMO)
- TD Canada Trust
- Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP)
The Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) allows individuals to withdraw funds up to $10,000 a year, tax free, to a maximum of $20,000 from their Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) to finance training or education for themselves or their spouse or common-law partner.
Participants must start to make repayments two years after their last eligible withdrawal, or five years after the first withdrawal, depending on which due date comes first.
Amounts withdrawn must be repaid within 10 years.