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Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award

Opportunity Detail

An up-to-$25,000 fellowship for doctoral candidates, recognizing academic achievement, extra-curricular leadership, and involvement in the life of the University.

Detail Notes

The Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award is a fellowship of up to $25,000 awarded annually to a doctoral student who demonstrates outstanding academic and extracurricular leadership. (If the recipient is an international student, the award is increased to fund any tuition differential and individual University Health Insurance Plan premium.) The selection committee chooses finalists to be interviewed for the award. Finalists who are not selected as the Sedra Scholar will each receive a $1,000 prize in recognition of their achievement, and will be named UTAA Graduate Scholars.

Requirements

A complete application package will include all of the following items: Completed application form Curriculum vitae outlining academic achievements, scholarships and awards received, plus publications, work experience, and extracurricular involvement both inside and outside the University. Extracurricular experience must be clearly separated into two categories: inside and outside the University. Only achievements/contributions during each applicant's U of T doctoral program will be considered. Statement of no more than 500 words about each applicant’s future academic and career goals Applicants are encouraged to include a few examples of their demonstrated commitment to enhancing the student experience through extracurricular leadership within the University and involvement in the life of the University during their doctoral program. Scans of original or certified/validated copies of up-to-date official transcripts from master’s and doctoral level studies. Three or four supporting letters of recommendation from the following list of people. )One (1) letter of recommendation from the thesis supervisor or supervisory committee member who can comment on the applicant’s academic progress One (1) letter of recommendation from a member of the teaching staff (of the department/s in which the applicant is registered) who can comment on the student’s academic progress and/or involvement in university life Up to two (2) additional letters of recommendation that attest to the student’s academic and extracurricular leadership

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Opportunity Details

Date PostedSep 17, 2020
Start DateSep 28, 2020
End DateNov 12, 2020
Apply BeforeNov 12, 2020
Category
Award
Award Type
Merit
Prize
Campus
St. George
Mississauga (UTM)
Scarborough (UTSC)
Level Of Study
Grad
Subject Areas
Humanities
Social Sciences
Physical Sciences
Life Sciences
Other
Department
School of Graduate Studies
Amount
Up to $25,000 awarded annually to a doctoral student who demonstrates outstanding academic and extracurricular leadership
Eligibility
Will have an outstanding academic record and be making exceptional progress in their doctoral program, as demonstrated by academic records, letters of recommendation and other measures of scholarship; Should be involved in work that reflects a concerted effort to understand and respond to the changing intellectual landscape in their field of study; Should have demonstrated a commitment during their doctoral program to enhancing the student experience of their peers through extracurricular leadership within the University and involvement in the life of the University. Of equal importance will be the candidates' commitment to community outreach and involvement, as demonstrated by extracurricular activities outside of the University; (NOTE: only achievements/contributions during the doctoral program will be considered) Must be available to participate in an in-person interview on St. George campus in the winter session as a part of the selection process.