Application is now open for Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada Graduate Student Award of Merit. Interested candidates are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.
About Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC)
The Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) is a prominent organization founded in 1987 to provide Canadian women in senior administrative positions within universities, colleges, and technical institutes a platform to link and have a unified voice.
It’s important to note that eligibility for award opportunities from SWAAC rotates on a four-year cycle among the following four regions:
- Ontario (2023)
- Western Provinces (2024)
- Quebec (2025)
- Atlantic Provinces (2026)
This rotation assures that women in senior administrative roles from different regions across Canada have equal opportunities to benefit from the awards and recognition provided by SWAAC.
Details about Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada Graduate Student Award of Merit:
Scholarship Sponsor: Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC), Canada
Scholarship Value: $4,000
Number of awards: At least four awards
Study level: Postgraduate
Host Institution(s): Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC), Canada
Four $4,000 scholarships are provided annually by the Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) to support female graduate students. A person who has demonstrated exceptional leadership within their university or community as well as exceptional academic success is eligible to receive one of these scholarships. The purpose of the scholarships is to recognize and assist financially women who have demonstrated academic excellence and made significant contributions to their communities and educational institutions.
Eligibility Criteria for Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada Graduate Student Award of Merit
Candidates are advised to meet the following prerequisites to be qualified for Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada Graduate Student Award of Merit:
- Excellent Academic Performance: Candidates should have a solid academic background. This demonstrates their commitment to learning and their aptitude for success in their chosen career.
- Evidence of Leadership: Applicants should present documentation attesting to their experiences and abilities as leaders. This encompasses, but is not restricted to:
- Taking up leadership positions in student organizations.
- Participation in a range of committees, both student- and university-led
- Organizing meetings, events, conferences, and other relevant tasks.
- Participation in advocacy organizations that work to solve common problems or causes.
- Involvement in voluntary groups in the larger community as well as on campus
Interview date, Process, and Venue for Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada Graduate Student Award of Merit
Nominations are open to women registered in Master’s or PhD programs at any Member Institution of Universities Canada in a selected region. The following definitions of regions and reward amounts apply, and eligibility will alternate between them:?
- Western Provinces (2024) – 4 awards
- Quebec (2025) – 4 awards
- Atlantic Provinces (2026) – 4 awards
- Ontario (2027) – 5 awards
Application Procedure for Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada Graduate Student Award of Merit
One nominee for the prize may be submitted by each university in the specified region through the Dean of Graduate Studies or her/his representative. Additionally, the Dean will be in charge of appointing a committee to nominate recipients for the prize and supplying the Selection Committee with any required supporting material for the nomination, such as:
- biographical data
- curriculum vitae
- academic records
- three letters of reference
The elected members of the Executive Committee (or its representatives) will serve as the Selection Committee; individuals from the region where the award recipients will be chosen will not be included. Nominations for the Western Provinces competition in 2024 must be emailed via electronic mail to:
Dr. Donna Kotsopoulos
Email to: email@example.com
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reach Megha Ajmani, the SWAAC Registrar and Treasurer, with any queries you may have concerning the award.
The Application Deadline is: January 19, 2024
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