Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Mackenzie King Scholarship Competition 2007-2008

Note: application deadline has been extended to Feb 9th.
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TO: Graduate Program Chair
FROM: Jonathan C. Driver, Dean
SUBJECT: Mackenzie King Scholarship Competition 2007-2008
DATE: January 3, 2007

The announcement of the Mackenzie King Scholarship competition for 2007-2008 has just been received.

Due to the delay in announcing this scholarship competition, SFU applications to the Dean of Graduate Studies Office will be accepted up to Friday, February 9, 2007.

Applicants are selected on the basis of their high academic achievements, personal qualities and demonstrated aptitudes. Please communicate this prestigious competition to your students.

Application forms and the Information Sheet are available on the Internet, at www.mkingscholarships.ca. However, the completed application form, and all attached documents (Sheet A & Sheet B), as well as letters of reference and official transcripts, must be submitted to the SFU Dean of Graduate Studies Office in paper format. Letters of reference and transcripts sent directly to the Dean of Graduate Studies Office must be clearly marked “Mackenzie King Scholarships Competition.”

The Open Scholarship is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commencing or continuing) postgraduate study in any field, in Canada or elsewhere. One Scholarship is awarded annually. Its value has been $10,000 but is subject to change.

The Travelling Scholarship is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commencing or continuing) postgraduate study, of international relations or industrial relations, including the international or industrial relations aspects of law, history, politics and economics. This study may be taken up in the United States or the United Kingdom. Currently, four Travelling Scholarships are awarded annually. The value in 2006-07 was $11,000, but is subject to change.

Please note that Sheet B “Personal Statement,” requires a description of the applicant’s academic interests, extracurricular activities, and program of studies, as well as an outline of career plans.

Applications must be made to the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the Canadian university from which the student has received or will receive his most recent degree.

The Dean of Graduate Studies will forward the two top-ranked applications from the SFU applications received, for each of the two scholarship competitions, the Open Scholarship and the Travelling Scholarship.

Please encourage your qualified students to apply.

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