Social Science Graduate Alumni Awards

2017 Award Recipients

Rashedul Alam, Anthropology
Kabir Daljeet, Psychology
Nicole Mcmahon, Political Science
Jenny Tjhin, Geography

Background
The Social Science Graduate Alumni scholarships recognize graduate student academic excellence combined with financial need in the Faculty of Social Science. Each year a minimum of FOUR scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $3,000.

Eligibility

  • Any student enrolled in a graduate program in the Faculty of Social Science
  • Meet OSOTF Ontario residency requirements*
  • Demonstration of need (e.g., not currently holding major awards)

Application Materials

  • Transcripts (Western academic record) (GPA of 78%+)
  • CV/Resume
  • Signed statement of financial need (200 word max.)
  • Signed statement that the student meets OSOTF Ontario residency requirements (identify which of the three criteria is met)*
  • ONE letter of support – from the supervisor or equivalent

Process

  1. Completed applications should be sent as a single pdf to the graduate administrator in the home program – First Monday in May
  2. Departments will nominate their ONE top candidate and forward to the FSS Associate Dean Graduate and Post-doctoral studies – Third Monday in May
  3. Award winners announced – First week of June


*To be eligible for Ontario Student Loan funding, a student and/or his/her family must meet ONE of the following criteria:

  1. student has lived in Ontario for at least twelve months in a row up to the beginning of his/her full-time post secondary studies
  2. student's spouse has lived in Ontario for at least twelve months in a row up to the beginning of student's current period of studies, and student's spouse was not enrolled in full-time post secondary studies during this twelve month period
  3. student(s) parent(s), step parent(s), legal guardian(s) or official sponsor(s) have lived (or maintained the family home) in Ontario for at least twelve months in a row up to the beginning of the student's current period of studies

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