SGPS International Student Affairs Commission Awards

The International Student Affairs Commission for the SGPS is proud to announce the creation of two awards: “The International Graduate Student Scholarship Award ($1200)” and the “Going Beyond Canada: International Scholarship Award ($500)”.

The application period for both awards will run from the 6th to the 20th of April 2020 with results being announced before the 30th of April 2020.

If you have any questions you are welcome to email the International Student Affairs Commissioner, Claudia Hirtenfelder, at international@sgps.ca.

Please read carefully what is required to apply for the award as applications not following the instructions will be removed from consideration.

Award 1: International Graduate Student Scholarship Award

The SGPS International Student Affairs Commission is proud to announce the launch of the “International Graduate Student Scholarship Award”. This award is intended to celebrate the incredible scholarship achieved by international graduate students at Queen’s University.

Value of the award: $1200 CAD
Number of awards available: 1
Eligibility: SGPS Member, International Graduate or Professional Students currently enrolled at Queen’s University
Application Period: 6-20 April 2020
The outcome of the award will be made public before 30 April 2020

How to apply, submit:

  1. A personal statement: This should outline why you are deserving of the award, why you are pursing graduate studies at Queen’s University, and what your current research project/s are.
  2. A Resume: This should include: Post-Secondary Education, Employment History, List of Publications, Duties at Queen’s University, and up to 5 academic achievements you are most proud of. Please remove any reference to your name in your resume to ensure that it is anonymous for our adjudication process.
  3. Two Reference Letters (One of which could be from your supervisor).

Award 2: Going Beyond Canada: International Scholarship Award

The SGPS International Student Affairs Commission is proud to announce the launch of the “Going Beyond Canada: International Scholarship Award”. This award is intended to celebrate scholarship that goes beyond Canadian borders.

Value of the award: $500 CAD
Number of awards available: 1
Eligibility: SGPS Member, International Graduate or Professional Students currently enrolled at Queen’s University
Application Period: 6-20 April 2020
The outcome of the award will be made public before 30 April 2020

How to apply, submit:

  1. A personal statement: This should outline why you are deserving of the award, why you are pursing graduate studies at Queen’s University, and what your current research project/s are. Maximum 2 pages.
  2. A Resume: This should include: Post-Secondary Education, Employment History, List of Publications, Duties at Queen’s University, and up to 5 academic achievements you are most proud of. Please remove any reference to your name in your resume to ensure that it is anonymous for our adjudication process. Maximum 2 pages.
  3. Two Reference Letters (One of which could be from your supervisor). Each reference letter can be a maximum of 2 pages.

All documents should be 12 point Times New Roman with 1.5 spacing. Each document can be a maximum of 2 pages in length. Save the documents using your initials and the type of document. So if your name is Mary James (MJ) you will save your documents as: MJ_Personal Statement; MJ_Resume; MJ_Reference1; MJ_Reference2

Please email any questions to Claudia Hirtenfelder, the International Student Affairs Commissioner for the SGPS (international@sgps.ca).

Please provide the following documentation:

  1. A personal statement: This should outline why you are deserving of the award, why you are pursing graduate studies at Queen’s University, and what your current research project/s are.
  2. A Resume: This should include: Post-Secondary Education, Employment History, List of Publications, Duties at Queen’s University, and up to 5 academic achievements you are most proud of. Please remove any reference to your name in your resume to ensure that it is anonymous for our adjudication process.
  3. 2 Reference Letters (One of which could be from your supervisor).

All documents should be  12 point Times New Roman with 1.5 spacing. Each document can be a maximum of 2 pages in length. Save the documents using your initials and the  type of document. So if your name is Mary James (MJ) you will save your documents as: MJ_Personal Statement; MJ_Resume; MJ_Reference1; MJ_Reference2

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