Graduate Student Award of Merit — Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada

Overview

Awards will be offered annually to the women graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the university or general community while maintaining exemplary academic records.

Value

  • $3,000

Eligibility

Women registered in Master's or PhD programs at any Member Institution of Universities Canada within a designated region are eligible to be nominated. Regions and number of awards are defined as follows, and eligibility shall rotate among them:

  • Ontario (2019)–5 awards;
  • Western provinces (2020)–4 awards;
  • Quebec (2021)–4 awards;
  • Atlantic provinces (2022)–4 awards.

Deadline (internal deadline for York nomination)

  • November 20, 2018

Criteria

  1. Outstanding academic performance
  2. Evidence of leadership, including but not limited to such things as:
    • executive positions in student organizations;
    • participation on committees (student committees and university committees);
    • organization of special events, conferences, etc.;
    • involvement in advocacy groups;
    • involvement in volunteer organizations, within the campus setting and/or in the general community.

How to Apply

Required Documents:

  • biographical data**
  • curriculum vitae
  • academic records
  • three letters of reference or endorsement of the candidate. The applicant must ask for the appraisals to be transmitted electronically directly to Scholarships and Awards Coordinator (fgssac@yorku.ca)

**biographical information usually includes information about former and current studies,  areas of interest, research, publications, other awards, interests outside the university, and community or volunteer work.  It's usually in a narrative form, about 1-2 pages in length, and is an opportunity for the nominee to tell the adjudication committee some things about herself, and to explain at greater length her background/interests/passions/ambitions/volunteer work.

Procedure

  • Assemble (in order of required documents listed above) and submit an electronic application package to Scholarships and Awards Coordinator (fgssac@yorku.ca)
  • The FGS Awards Committee will select one nominee to be forwarded to the Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada by January 17, 2019. All applicants will be notified of the nomination result by the end of January 2019.

Please visit the award program website for more information.

Contact

  • Research Officer
    Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
    230 York Lanes
    (416) 736–2100 ext. 44168
    fgsro@yorku.ca
  • Scholarship Coordinator
    Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
    230 York Lanes
    (416) 736–2100 ext. 33954
    fgssac@yorku.ca