Ecole Polytechnique Montreal Women’s Memorial Scholarship

Overview

York University established this graduate award in memory of the 14 women who died tragically at the Ecole Polytechnique on December 6, 1989.

The award is designed to encourage women to enter science disciplines. The scholarship will be offered to an entering, full–time female candidate in a program of study leading to the degree of a Master of Science.

Applications are reviewed and awarded by the Graduate Studies Awards Committee.

Value and Duration

  • One award of $2,500

Eligibility

  • Entering full–time female candidate in a program of study leading to a degree of a Master of Science;
  • Demonstrated superior academic ability;
  • GPA of A or higher.

Deadlines

  • Students have to be nominated by their Graduate Programs. Faculty of Graduate Studies does not receive applications directly from students through the Admissions Process.
  • Graduate Program Deadline: nominations are due to the Faculty of Graduate Studies by March 1.

How to Apply

Student must submit:

  • A completed Award Application form (.pdf)
  • A letter of nomination from the Graduate Program Director;
  • A current Curriculum Vitae;
  • Recent transcripts (supplied by the graduate program from Admissions file)
  • Two letters of reference (supplied by the graduate program from Admissions file)

Program Responsibility

  • Graduate programs must then submit their nominations to the Office of the Dean, Graduate Studies by March 1. Graduate Programs can nominate no more than two students each year. If two students are nominated the program is required to submit a ranking of the nominations.

Allocation Process

  • After the Graduate Studies Awards Committee determines the recipients, the Office of the Dean, Graduate Studies will contact all applicants by e-mail and post the award to the successful applicants’ student account over the upcoming academic year.

Contact

  • Scholarship Coordinator
    230 York Lanes
    Faculty of Graduate Studies
    Phone: 416-736-2100 ext. 33954
    Email: fgssac@yorku.ca
  • Research Officer
    230 York Lanes
    Faculty of Graduate Studies
    Phone: 416-736-2100 ext. 44168
    Email: fgsro@yorku.ca