Graduate Student Scholarships and Awards

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

John Garrett Graduate Scholarship in United States Studies

Endowed by Frank W. Peers as a tribute to his friend and classmate (Arts 1936) John Garrett who graduated with first-class honours and who was a Rhodes Scholar from Alberta in 1937

Value: Variable, minimum $5,000
 
Eligibility: One scholarship awarded annually on the basis of superior academic standing (equivalent to a grade point average of 3.5 or greater) and research potential to a student registered full-time in a graduate degree program in either the Department of Economics or Political Science. The scholarship will be awarded alternately between the Department of Economics and the Department of Political Science for the study of problematic aspects of Canada-United States relations, or for the dissemination of scholarly information in this field of study.
In odd-numbered years awarded to a student registered in the Department of Economics and in even-numbered years awarded to a student registered in the Department of Political Science. In the event that a candidate cannot be found in the specified department, the scholarship may be awarded to a student registered in the other department.
 
Application: There is no application form; eligible students will be considered automatically by the Department of Economics or Political Science as appropriate. In nominating a student for the scholarship, the departments may take financial need into consideration.
 
Past Winners:
2008  Asian Behnamian - Economics Department
2007  Ryan Keyes - Political Science Department 
 
 
Hugh McCall Graduate Award in US Policy Studies
 
Endowed by Frank W. Peers as a tribute to his friend and classmate Hugh McCall
 
Value: $3,500
 
Eligibility: One award offered annually to a student registered full-time in a graduate program in the Department of Economics, History & Classics, Political Science, or Sociology whose research is related to US Policy Studies and whose research fits within the strategic research priorities of the Institute for US Policy Studies at the University of Alberta.  The award is to provide assistance for research and travel expenses and the recipient will be selected on the basis of satisfactory academic standing.
 
Application: Eligible students should submit a letter of application to the Chair of their home department by February 1.  Each eligible department will submit the name of one nominee to the Dean, Faculty of Arts by February 15.  The Faculty of Arts will make the final selection.
 
 
Alberta Award for the Study of Canadian Human Rights and Multiculturalism
 
There are two $10,000 awards, one for a Master’s level and one for a Doctoral level of study.  The awards, in recognition of Alberta’s Centennial, are available to graduate students in any faculty who will be pursuing studies in human rights, cultural diversity or multiculturalism.  The deadline for application is February 1, 2010.  The Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund made this award possible through an endowment established by the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund. 
 
If you require further information, please contact the Alberta Scholarships Program at scholarships@gov.ab.ca or 780-427-8640.  To be connected toll free from outside the Edmotnon calling area, first dial 310-0000.
 
Thank you for your interest in human rights, cultural diversity and multiculturalism.