about the ccsf

Since its inception in 1967, Canada’s centennial year, the Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF) has awarded more than 430 scholarships of between £2,000 and £5,000 to outstanding students from across Canada who are enrolled in postgraduate programmes at UK universities, colleges, institutes or conservatories.

Recipients are chosen on the basis of academic excellence, as well as on their ability to represent Canada within the UK academic and artistic community. They represent a breadth of academic interests and pursuits. The scholarships, including The Mary LeMessurier Award for the Study of History and The Belle Shenkman Award for the Study of the Arts, are among the most prestigious annual scholarships for Canadians studying in the UK.


It is a great honor to have been selected as the recipient of the Canadian Centennial Scholarship and to represent Canada within the UK academic community and beyond. This award is yet another indication of Canada’s commitment to supporting excellence that can contribute to the betterment of our community back home and globally in face of the unique challenges of our century.
— Parisa Bastani, PhD in Economics at Cambridge , 2013 CCSF Scholar

The CCSF is a UK-registered charity (No. 313966) and is administered by volunteer committee members. Donations can be made directly to the CCSF or Via the Maple Leaf Trust donation page. The Maple Leaf Trust hosts numerous fundraising events on behalf of the CCSF and we are very appreciative of the support it receives from the Canadian community in the United Kingdom.

How to Apply

We strongly encourage you to plan ahead, as you will need to fill out an in-depth application form,  We wish you all the best with your application. Click the button for all the information you need to apply