College of Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies earmarks new scholarship money – U of Saskatchewan

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College of Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies earmarks new scholarship money – U of Saskatchewan

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 2018147 Views

SASKATOON – The College of Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies (CGPS) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has announced two new scholarships aimed at supporting top graduate and post-doctoral researchers.

Feb 8, 2018

The Indigenous Graduate Leadership Award is geared towards Indigenous students who have taken on an active role of leadership in their community. In addition to covering tuition costs, master’s and PhD students are eligible to receive $16,000 and $20,000 respectively, making it a unique award.

The Bringing the World to Saskatchewan scholarship is aimed at attracting top academic talent to the province. In total, $110,000 is available to international graduate students and post-doctoral fellows—making this the first U of S-backed funding package available to post-doctoral scholars.

“The college is thrilled to support our talented students and post-doctoral researchers,” said Trever Crowe, interim dean of CGPS. “Funding of this calibre will allow scholars to complete their studies and reach their research goals with minimal financial burden.”

The college is known for supporting students. Since 2005, the U of S Dean’s Scholarship has funded high-calibre graduate students who have outstanding academic records and show research promise. In September 2017, the college announced an additional half a million dollars was committed to the Dean’s Scholarship fund to cover tuition costs of doctoral student recipients.  This additional funding will be distributed to more than 100 high-performing students.

“Our outstanding graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are the next generation of leaders in academe, government and industry,” said Karen Chad, vice-president research at the U of S. “I’m delighted that the College of Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies continues to bolster these young academic minds, particularly in two keys area of importance for our university and our province: supporting the success of Indigenous community leaders and attracting top international talent.”

Students can learn more about the scholarships on the CGPS website.

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For more information, contact:

Jennifer Thoma
Media Relations Specialist
University of Saskatchewan
306-966-1851
jennifer.thoma@usask.ca

NT5

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