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CFUW FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017

CFUW is very pleased to present a new category of award, the CFUW ABORIGINAL WOMEN'S AWARD (AWA).

In March 2015, the Education Council-Wolfville transferred the proceeds of their education fund to the CFUW Charitable Trust to establish a new award, the CFUW Aboriginal Women's Award (AWA).

This award was designed to honour Dr. Marion Elder Grant's life-long commitment to education of women.  Dr. Grant has an outstanding record of leadership as the 11th CFUW President (1949-52), CFUW Wolfville President, and Dean of Women and Professor of Psychology, Acadia University.

Funds were provided by members of CFUW Wolfville and the Estate of Dr. Marion Elder Grant.  The value of this award is established by a formula which adjusts for the variation in the cost of tuition for different programs across Canada.  For the 2016-2017 academic year, the award will be within the value range of $10,000 - $25,000.  The formula also allows for future awards to be adjusted based on higher tuition expenses.

The CFUW AWA will be granted for studies in specific programs of Law, Medicine, Nurse Practitioner or a Masters in Aboriginal Studies as outlined in the application instructions.  The award is renewable as it is designed to help a successful winner by providing the award for a second year.  In the event the winner does not request the second year of support, this award will be offered every second year.

There is a new, separate application form with instructions, guidelines, and eligibility criteria for students interested in submitting and application for the CFUW AWA.  You are invited to visit www.cfuw.org on June 30, 2015,  for details concerning the CFUW AWA application process.

 

CFUW DR. MARGARET McWILLIAMS PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
Value: $11,000

This fellowship, established in 1952, honours Margaret McWilliams, first CFUW President (1919-1923), who dedicated her life to furthering the status of women through improved access to higher education and the active involvement of women in public life.  It is awarded to a woman who has completed at least one calendar year in a full-time doctoral program and is enrolled in full-time studies in Canada or abroad at the time of application.


CFUW MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP
Value: $8,000

Honours those for whom the CFUW Charitable Trust receives memorial donations. At the time of application, the candidate must be enrolled in masters studies in science, mathematics or engineering.  This fellowship is tenable in Canada or abroad.


CFUW DR. ALICE E. WILSON AWARDS (4 @ $5,000 each) 
Total Value: $20,000 

Two (2) awards at the masters level and two (2) for doctoral level study.  
 
Dr. Alice E. Wilson (1881-1964), CFUW member, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the first woman to hold a professional position at the Geological Survey of Canada won the 1926 CFUW Travelling Fellowship. Awarded to mature students returning to graduate studies in any field, with special consideration given to those returning to study after at least three years.

CFUW 1989 ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE COMMEMORATIVE AWARDS (2)
Total Value: $12,000

One (1) award of $7,000 for doctoral level study and one (1) award of $5,000 for masters study.

Commemorates the fourteen women students murdered at the École Polytechnique in Montreal. For graduate studies in any field. The applicant must justify the relevance of her work to women.


CFUW LINDA SOUTER HUMANITIES AWARD
Value: $6,000

Inaugurated in 2015, the award is named to honour Linda Souter, the only Canadian member of CFUW that has served both as President of CFUW and Graduate Women International (formerly known as International Federation of University Women, IFUW).  Awarded to a masters or doctoral student studying in the area of the Humanities. Generally, study in the Humanities is theoretical and does not involve empirical methodology.  The Humanities could include the following: English Language and Literature, History, Languages Study, Classics, Philosophy, Film Studies, Communication Studies, and Culture Studies. 

 

CANADIAN HOME ECONOMICS ASSOCIATION (CHEA) FELLOWSHIP *
Value: $6,000

Awarded to a candidate studying in one or more aspects in the field of Human Ecology/Home Economics/Family and Consumer Sciences*, at the masters or doctoral level. The applicant must be accepted or enrolled in a post-graduate program in Canada at the time of application.

* The Canadian Home Economics Association (CHEA) and the Ruth Binnie Fellowships are awarded to candidates in any of the following areas of study: human nutrition, food science, housing/shelter and aesthetics, architecture, financial resource management, clothing and textiles, family relations, human sexuality, human development. 

RUTH BINNIE FELLOWSHIP *
Value: $6,000

Honours a founding member of the Nova Scotia Home Economics Association who dedicated her professional life to home economics education. At the time of application, the applicant must be enrolled in masters studies that focus on one or more aspect(s) of the field of Human Ecology/Home Economics/Family and Consumer Sciences*. Special consideration will be given to those pursuing a postgraduate degree in education.  She may be studying abroad.


CFUW BOURSE GEORGETTE LEMOYNE AWARD
Value: $5,000

Georgette LeMoyne (1884-1975), was one of the first women to receive a university degree in French Canada. She devoted her life to the promotion of education and employment for women. It is for graduate study in any field at a Canadian university. The candidate must be studying in French and write the Statement of Intent (Section I) of the application in French.


CFUW ELIZABETH MASSEY AWARD (funded by the Massey Family)
Value: $5,000

Established in 2006, in memory of Elizabeth Massey, a young lawyer and member of CFUW whose life was greatly enriched by her love of the creative arts. For post-graduate studies in the visual arts, such as painting or sculpture; or in music.  This award is tenable in Canada or abroad.

 

CFUW FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS ADMINISTERED BY THE CANADIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN


CFUW MARGARET DALE PHILP AWARD (funded by CFUW Kitchener-Waterloo)
Value: $3,500

Funded in memory of a former Club President, a teacher and Local Life Member, for graduate studies in the humanities or the social sciences. Special consideration is given to study in Canadian History only as a deciding factor, all else being equal. The applicant must reside in Canada.

 

CFUW BEVERLEY JACKSON FELLOWSHIP (funded by UWC North York)
Value: $2,000

Honours the dedication and valuable service of this former CFUW member. The applicant must be over the age of 35 at the time of application and enrolled in graduate studies at an Ontario university.

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