LIST OF FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

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.

For the 2020-2021 academic year, the value range of the award is $10,000 - $25,000. An applicant for the CFUW AWA will be considered eligible on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Canadian Aboriginal woman
  • Studying in Canada
  • Holds or will hold an undergraduate university degree or equivalent before the CFUW AWA for which she has applied is granted
AND

  • Must have applied to be a full-time student in any year of an eligible program at a recognized or accredited Canadian postsecondary degree-granting institution

Eligible programs: are the academic programs for which a CFUW AWA Applicant may be studying. They include:

  1. Programs leading to a first degree in law – Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.); Juris Doctor (JD).
  2. Programs leading to the following degrees in medicine – Medical Doctor (MD); Doctor of Optometry (OD).
  3. Programs leading to qualifying for a license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the province or territory of the graduate’s choice.
  4. Programs leading to a Master’s degree in fields dealing with important Canadian aboriginal issues at the time the AWA is given as defined by the most recent Canadian report by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples. For report details CLICK HERE.

CFUW DR. MARGARET McWILLIAMS PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
Total 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
Total 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
Total Value: $20,000

Two awards at the masters level and two for doctoral level study. The value of each award is $5,000.

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 after at least three years.

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

One award of $7,000 for doctoral level study and one 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.

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.

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.

*The Ruth Binnie and CHEA 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.

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 Ruth Binnie and CHEA 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.

CFUW ELIZABETH AND RACHEL 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.

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