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Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship

Quick Facts:

The Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship is a merit-based fellowship that is awarded to Aboriginal graduate students who are engaged in full-time study or research leading to a graduate degree. Incoming and currently enrolled Graduate Aboriginal students, which include Canadian First Nations, Métis or Inuit students, are eligible to apply for this funding. Students are required to apply through the annual competition.  Fellowships are awarded as a one-time award per degree program.

Annual Value: $10,000
Deadline:  April 30, 2018

Eligibility:

Academic Standing:

  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 76% as calculated by the College of Graduate Studies.

Number of Months of Study:

  • Master’s students must have completed, as of December 31 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 December 31 of the year of application, no more than 48 months of study in the doctoral program for which they are requesting funding.

Citizenship:

  • Canadian

Degree Level:

  • Master’s
  • Doctoral

Applicant Status:

  • Current students
  • Incoming

Evaluation Criteria:

Application Procedures:

  • Applicants must complete the Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship application by the deadline date.
  • Please submit applications electronically to:  graduateawards.ok@ubc.ca  

Nomination Procedures:

  • The Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship is administered by the College of Graduate Studies.
  • Applications will be adjudicated by the College of Graduate Studies (CoGS) Scholarship and Awards Committee.
  • The Dean of the College of Graduate Studies will approve the nominations received from the CoGS Scholarship and Awards ommittee.
  • Successful applicants will be notified no later than six (6) weeks after the application deadline.

AWARD NOTIFICATION :   ONLY SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED.

Conditions for Award Holders:

  • Conditions Pertaining to Satisfactory Progress:
    • Award holders must maintain satisfactory progress in their program of study and remain registered as a full-time student for each term of the scholarship payment.

    • If the College of Graduate Studies is notified of a student’s unsatisfactory progress, the College of Graduate Studies reserves the right to cancel an Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship award.

  • Conditions Pertaining to Deferrals:
    • Students may be granted permission to defer an Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship upon permission from the Dean. Requests will be assessed on a case by case basis.

  • Conditions Pertaining to a Leave of Absence:
    • If an award holder pursues an approved leave of absence, upon permission from the College of Graduate Studies, the student may be granted permission to take up the award upon his/her return to studies.
    • Students on a leave of absence are not permitted to take up the award while on leave.

  • Conditions Pertaining to Withdrawals:

    • If an award holder withdraws from his/her program of study, the funding received during the term for which the withdrawal is processed will be recovered by the College of Graduate Studies.

  • Conditions Pertaining to Program Completion:

    • If an award holder completes the requirements of his/her program prior to receiving the full scholarship payment, the award holder will receive the remaining scholarship payment prior to the closing of his/her program.

     

     

Forms:

Aboriginal Graduate Reference Form

Aboriginal Graduate Application Form

College of Graduate Studies Internal Awards Evaluation Criteria

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

 

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