Students undertaking their master's degree can receive a one-year scholarship up to $7,000. Students that recieve a tri-council scholarship (NSERC, SSHRC, or CIHR) are automatically eligible to receive the maximum award. Students that do not receive tri-council funding and are nominated by their post-secondary institution are awarded $6,000. Students that apply under the social innovation or STEM option (see eligibility criteria, below) receive $4,000. Scholarships can be used in the first or second year of study alone, or split between the two years. Ask your institution about its policy regarding how awards are disbursed.