March 6, 2013

Mayor Andrée Boucher Memorial Scholarships for Female Students

Mayor Andrée Boucher Memorial Scholarships for Females studying in Canada

Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Provider: Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Country to Study in: Canada

Scholarship Description
Since 2006, a Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) scholarship has been presented to a female college or university student deemed to have submitted the best research paper on a topic related to women in politics.

In June 2008, the scholarship was renamed the Mayor Andrée Boucher Memorial Scholarship, in honour of the late mayor of Quebec City. The $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually. The Purpose is to encourage women to consider entering public office.

Eligibility
The scholarship is open only to women students who are enrolled in a Canadian college or university.

The student can be in any year of study as an undergraduate or graduate student.

Applicants should be considering making a contribution to/or entering the political realm.

Eligible groups
Any female of any nationality

Participating Institutions
Any Canadian college or university

Fields of study
Any topic / field related to women in politics

Number of awards
Not specified by provider

Sponsorship duration
This will be a onetime award

Scholarship benefits
The award will be $2,000 and will be presented in the winner’s municipality

Method of Application
Submission:
  • In a cover letter, tell FCM how you have been involved in campus or community activities related to women’s issues.
  • Submit a research paper you presented on issues related to women in politics, in any order of government.
  • You must demonstrate how your area of study impacts on getting women involved in all orders of government.
  • Special consideration will be given if there is a focus on municipal government.
  • The research essay must be a minimum of 1,000 words.
  • Applications will be kept on file and considered for up to three years, depending on eligibility.
References:
Two written references are required:
  • One (1) from a personal friend or relative, and
  • One (1) from a school instructor
DEADLINE:
The deadline date for the current academic year is March 15, 2013

Please note:
Ensure that you submit one complete package.

Send your submissions to:
Jennifer Mowbray, Program Manager, Getting to 30%
Standing Committee on Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Government
By mail: 24 Clarence Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P3
By fax: 613-244-1515
Email: women@fcm.ca

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 March, 2013
Open to International students: Yes

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