7 Oct

External scholarship season underway

Master’s and PhD students, as well as undergraduate students planning to move on to graduate school, are entering a busy application period for 2011 external graduate scholarship competitions.The major funding agencies — SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR, OGS and OGSST — annually award millions of dollars in funding packages based on the calibre of a student’s research and scholarship.Brock’s undergraduate and graduate students have been very successful in the past. In 2010, graduate students at Brock received a combined total of more than $2.5 million in national and provincial awards and scholarships. The awards ranged in value from $15,000 to $50,000 per year.To help inform students of the scholarship opportunities, the Faculty of Graduate Studies is holding a series of information workshops. The remaining dates for workshops are as follows:NSERC Natural Sciences and Engineering Research CouncilAward value $17,300-$50,000Monday, Sept. 20, 1 to 2 p.m., Pond Inlet orFriday, Sept. 24, 6 to 7 p.m., Pond InletSSHRC Social Sciences and Humanities Research CouncilAward value $17,500-$50,000Monday, Sept. 27, 10 to 11 a.m., Pond Inlet orThursday, Oct. 7, 5 to 6 p.m., Pond InletCIHR Canadian Institutes of Health ResearchAward value $17,500Thursday, Sept. 23, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Welch Hall 147 (This presentation features a CIHR webinar)OGS Ontario Graduate ScholarshipAward value $15,000Monday, Sept. 20, 10 to 11 a.m., Pond Inlet orFriday, Sept. 24, 5 to 6 p.m., Pond InletFor information, contact Joanne Kremble, graduate funding and awards officer, at 905-688-5550 x5207 or jkremble@brocku.ca, or visit external financial support at the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

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