3M Student Fellowship Award

3M Student Fellowship winner Hanna Jacobsen

Hanna Jacobsen, Department of Gender Studies and Sociology, 2020 3M Student Fellowship recipient

3M Student Fellowship winner Madeleine Kenyon

Madeleine Kenyon, Department of Philosophy, 2020 3M Student Fellowship recipient

The 3M National Student Fellowship honours up to ten full-time undergraduate students at Canadian institutions who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation through seeing current needs in higher education or society and implementing change in their lives and at their university. These students embrace a vision of quality education that enhances their academic experience and beyond.

Award recipients receive $1,000, to be spent at their discretion, and are invited to join other award winners at the annual conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), where they will also participate in a 3M National Student Fellowship Program summit. Awardees will receive a contribution towards their cost of travel to and accommodation during the conference. While at the conference, they will have the opportunity to develop a cross-Canadian collaborative project with other award winners with the goal of enhancing teaching and learning at the post-secondary level. Up to $25,000 will be provided to the 3M National Student Fellows cohort to fund their collaborative project that supports both their networking with institutions and leaders all across Canada, and is an opportunity for them to make a change in higher education for undergraduate students.

Award eligibility

  • Undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time in a post-secondary Canadian institution.
  • Have completed at least one full semester of study at the time of nomination.
  • Have not previously received a 3M student fellowship.

For further information please visit the STLHE website.

Application process

  • UVic deadline for nominations: TBA in Fall 2021 at 4:30 PM PST
  • STLHE deadline for nominations: TBA in early 2022

Call for Nominations (PDF) - Will be posted in Fall 2021

Application Procedure for UVic Internal Deadline (PDF) - Will be posted in Fall 2021

Any questions about the application process please e-mail . She is happy to answer any questions and support students throughout the process.

E-mail applications to the  by TBA in Fall 2021 at 4:30 PM PST

Past 3M Fellows

Click on a student's name to read their story.

Name Academic department(s) Year
Samuel Seshadri Economics 2021
Hanna Jacobsen Gender Studies, Sociology 2020
Madeleine Kenyon Philosophy 2020
Michael Graeme Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Professional Writing, Language and Cultural Proficiency: Spanish 2018
Maxwell Nicholson Economics 2018
Cara Samuel Clinical Psychology 2018
Sarah Khan Biochemistry 2017
Paul Kim Biochemistry 2016
Navarana Smith Biology, Environmental Studies 2015
Tye Landels English 2014