Education Graduate Students' Society at McGill University

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Fellowships

General description:

The Education Graduate Students’ Society offers several annual fellowship awards to EGSS members enrolled in Master’s and Doctoral programs.  In keeping with EGSS’ commitment to anti-oppressive practices, these awards are intended to be accessible to as many of our members as possible, particularly those whose circumstances and/ or work might otherwise be overlooked in academic award competitions.  Consequently, the most important part of this application is your personal statement, and applicants are invited to share information that they feel will help the EGSS Council to make a decision.

All applications will be anonymized before ranking. Needs-based awarded applications will be treated in confidence by Council members. All applicants who apply for but do not receive the needs-based award will be considered for either a Master’s or Doctoral level Merit-based award.

EGSS Master’s Student Leadership Awards

$500.00 Merit-based Award
The purpose of this award is to recognize a student who is making distinctive contributions to the field of Education and/ or to communities within or outside of the university. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of commitment and achievement within their field (40%; e.g. publications, presentations and previous accolades and awards), leadership initiative (40%; e.g. on-campus and off-campus involvement, volunteer and paid positions, community outreach), and the unique potential and/ or contributions of their research (20%); as presented in their personal statement. Applicants are welcome to include up to 4 other supporting documents or materials they feel will support their application (this could include a curriculum vitae, testimonials, or news articles reflecting the impact of your work in your community).

$750.00 Needs-based award (financial need given primary consideration)
The EGSS recognizes that our members are differently positioned in relation to financial demands and resources, and that not all members have equal access to funding opportunities. For this reason, we welcome applications from members who are in particular need of financial support. If you would like to be considered for this award, please indicate in your personal statement how this award will support you in continuing your work. All applicants who apply for, but do not receive the needs-based award, will be considered for a Master’s level Merit-based award. As such, applicants are welcome to include up to 4 other supporting documents or materials they feel will support their application (this could include a curriculum vitae, testimonials, or news articles reflecting the impact of your work in your community).

EGSS Doctoral Student Awards for Research and Contributions to the Field of Education

$500 Awards
The purpose of this award is to recognize a student who is making distinctive contributions to the field of Education and/ or to communities within or outside of the university. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of commitment and achievement within their field (40%; e.g. publications, presentations and previous accolades and awards), leadership initiative (40%; e.g. on-campus and off-campus involvement, volunteer and paid positions, community outreach), and the unique potential and/ or contributions of their research (20%); as presented in their personal statement. Applicants are welcome to include up to 4 other supporting documents or materials they feel will support their application (this could include a curriculum vitae, testimonials, or news articles reflecting the impact of your work on your community).

$750 Needs-based award (financial need given primary consideration)
The EGSS recognizes that our members are differently positioned in relation to financial demands and resources, and that not all members have equal access to funding opportunities. For this reason, we welcome applications from members who are in particular need of financial support. If you would like to be considered for this award, please  indicate in your personal statement how this award will support you in continuing your work. All applicants who apply for, but do not receive the needs-based award, will be considered for a Doctoral level Merit-based award. As such, applicants are welcome to include up to 4 other supporting documents or materials they feel will support their application (this could include a curriculum vitae, testimonials, or news articles reflecting the impact of your work in your community).

Effective 2014, all application materials must be submitted directly online, following the procedures listed below, by  Monday, May 1st, 2017 at noon. The preferred format is a word document, whenever possible, as this will allow us to blind applications more easily.
For questions regarding the awards, please email egss@mail.mcgill.ca, attention Vice-President Academic.

Application Procedures

1. Provide a 500 word statement as to why you qualify for the award you’ve chosen.

2. Email us at egss@mail.mcgill.ca your confirmation of studies (downloaded from Minerva) and up to four supporting documents of your choosing such as statements/ letters from community members and/ or organizations and/ or schools; curriculum vitae; news articles related to research contributions; etc.

Please note the following award stipulations:

  • Students are eligible to receive individual awards once per degree
  • When all else is equal, priority will be given to students who do not currently hold other research fellowships
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