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Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Graduate Student Award of Merit

At least four awards will be awarded annually to women graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the university or general community while maintaining an exemplary academic record. 

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Student Status
Scholarship Value
4 awards at $4,000 each
Application Type
Non Applicable
Areas of Study
Scholarship Type
Awards for Women , Nominated
Noon, December 12, 2023


Women registered in Master's or PhD programs at any Member Institution of AUCC within a designated region are eligible to be nominated. The regions are defined as follows, and eligibility shall rotate among them: Western Provinces (2024); Quebec (2025); Atlantic Provinces (2026); Ontario (2027) – 4 awards.

Candidates must have:

1.  Outstanding academic performance;

2.  Evidence of leadership, including but not limited to such things as:

      - executive positions in student organization;

      - participation on committees (student committees and university committees);

      - organization of special events, conferences, etc;

      - involvement in advocacy groups;   

      - involvement in volunteer organizations within the campus setting and/or in the general community.

Application Information

There is no application form for this award. Each university in the designated region may nominate, through FGSR, one person for the award. Full documentation in support of the nomination, including:

  • biographical data
    • biographical information usually includes information about former and current studies, areas of interest, research, publications, other awards, interests outside the university, and community or volunteer work.  It's usually in a narrative form, about 1-2 pages in length, and is an opportunity for the nominee to tell the adjudication committee some things about herself, and to explain at greater length her background/interests/passions/ambitions/volunteer work

  • curriculum vitae
  • academic records 
  • three letters of reference

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