The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program has undergone an operational change and the administration of the competition has been transferred to universities. The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) objective is to align the delivery of the OGS Program with the delivery of the two other graduate scholarship programs - the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEIIGSST) and the Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS). SGPS, in collaboration with the Faculty Associate Deans and MAESD, has created a University-wide model for the application and adjudication of the OGS, QEIIGSST and OTS. This new process is designed to meet all stakeholders needs; these groups include continuing students in eligible graduate degree programs, applicants to those graduate programs, faculty and staff involved in the annual selection of award winners, and the staff in Alumni Relations and Development who are mandated to raise approximately $2,000,000 in donor funds annually that is required for these provincial matching programs at Western.
Since 1975, the Ontario government, in partnership with Ontario's publicly assisted universities, has encouraged excellence in graduate studies at the master's and doctoral levels through the awarding of Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS). OGS awards are merit-based scholarships available to students in all disciplines of graduate study. The OGS program is jointly funded by the Province of Ontario and Ontario universities. The province of Ontario contributes two-thirds of the value of every award the university provides one-third through private donations to Western.
To begin an Ontario Graduate Scholarship application, please visit the Graduate Student Portal, log in and select "OGS Application." If you have any questions concerning the OGS application, please contact your Western graduate program.