Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship


Deadline:

April 30, 2020


Eligibility of Citizenship: Canadian
Degree Level: Masters and Doctoral
Award Status: Closed
Applicant Status: Continuing Students

Description

Quick Facts

The Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship is a merit-based fellowship that is awarded to current Canadian Aboriginal graduate students who are engaged in a thesis-based full-time graduate degree program. This includes Canadian First Nations, Métis or Inuit students. Fellowships are awarded as a one-time award per degree program.

Annual Value: $10,000

Eligibility

Academic Standing

  • A progress report evaluated as satisfactory by the College of Graduate Studies based on established, articulated criteria

Number of Months of Study

  • Master’s students must have completed, as of April 30 of the year of application, no more than 24 months of study in the master’s program for which they are requesting funding
  • PhD students must have completed, as of April 30 of the year of application, no more than 48 months of study in the doctoral program for which they are requesting funding

Evaluation Criteria

Application Procedures

  • The following materials must be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies by the deadline:
    • The Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship application, completed by the student
      • Once the Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship application is submitted, the student will receive an email notification that includes the application in its entirety. This must be converted into a PDF (Print – PDF) and emailed to the two referees
    • Two letters of reference submitted via the Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Reference form, completed by the referees
      • Students must send the Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Reference form link to their referees for completion

Nomination Procedures

  • The Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship is administered by the College of Graduate Studies
  • Applications will be adjudicated by the College of Graduate Studies Scholarship and Awards Committee
  • Successful applicants will be notified no later than six (6) weeks after the application deadline
  • Only successful applicants will be notified

Conditions for Award Holders

  • Satisfactory Progress

    • Award holders must maintain satisfactory progress in their programs of study and remain registered as full-time students for each term of the award payment
    • If the College of Graduate Studies determines that a student is not making satisfactory progress, the College of Graduate Studies reserves the right to cancel the fellowship awarded to that student
  • Leave of Absence
    • Students granted a leave of absence retain the full value of any university graduate fellowship or other award whose terms and conditions are established by the College of Graduate Studies. Awards will be suspended at the onset of the leave, and reinstated at the termination of the leave period, provided the student returns to full-time study within the same fiscal year
  • Withdrawals
    • If an award holder withdraws from their program of study, the funding received during the term for which the withdrawal is processed will be recovered by the College of Graduate Studies
  • Program Completion
    • If an award holder completes the requirements of their program prior to receiving the full scholarship payment, the award holder will receive the remaining scholarship payment prior to the closing of their program

Forms

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Application Form

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Reference Form

further information

Questions? Please contact: graduateawards.ok@ubc.ca