March 20, 2013

Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation Scholarships for Canadian and non-Canadian Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Co-operative businesses / organizations
Course Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Provider: Canadian Co-operative Association
Country to Study in: Canada

Scholarship Description
The Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) is calling for applications for the three Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) scholarships administered by CCA: 1) Alexander Fraser Laidlaw Fellowship (graduate students only); 2) Amy and Tim Dauphinee Scholarship (graduate students only); AND 3) Lemaire Co-operative Studies Award (undergraduate or graduate students).

In addition to the monetary awards, winners of all three scholarships will be awarded a free one-year membership in the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) as well as free registration at the 2014 CASC conference.

Eligibility
General requirements:
Applicants must either undertake studies at Canadian universities or university-equivalent colleges (regardless of citizenship) or be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants studying at such institutions outside Canada. To be eligible to receive the award, recipients must undertake their proposed study within one calendar year of the fellowship being awarded.

Specific requirements:
i) Alexander Fraser Laidlaw Fellowship:
The Laidlaw Award is available to graduate students only. The award is based on the applicant's academic record, as well as on the importance of the proposed research activities to the development of the co-op movement in Canada or abroad.

ii) Amy and Tim Dauphinee Scholarship:
The award is available to graduate students only. The award will be based on the applicants' academic records and on the importance of the proposed research activities to the development of the co-op movement in Canada or abroad.

iii) Lemaire Co-operative Studies Award:
Available to both undergraduate and graduate students, the Lemaire awards are intended to encourage students to undertake studies which will help them contribute to the development of co-operative in Canada or elsewhere. These awards are also intended to support students who have been involved in co-operatives, preferably in leadership positions as volunteers or employees.

Eligible candidates will have been involved with co-operatives, must demonstrate reasonable knowledge and understanding of co-op principles and their application, and be able to indicate how the proposed studies will contribute to the co-op movement.

Full-time or part-time students, taking full- or partial-credit courses at any university or university-equivalent college are eligible to apply. Eligible candidates must take a minimum of one course about co-operatives.

Eligible groups
Both citizens and non-citizens of Canada

Participating Institutions
Universities or university-equivalent colleges within and outside Canada

Fields of study
All studies related to co-operative businesses and organizations - Business Administration, Economics, and Interdisciplinary Studies (IDST)

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
Proposed studies must be within one calendar year of the fellowship being awarded.

Scholarship benefits
The Laidlaw Award is valued at $1,000. The Amy and Tim Dauphinee Scholarship is currently valued at $3,000. For the Lemaire Co-operative Studies Award, the bursaries will be awarded in multiples of $1,000 to a maximum of $3,000. The amount of the awards will be proportional to the significance and contribution of the studies to the advancement of co-operatives.

Method of Application
Submit the Application Form, together with supporting material, by the deadline date below to:

Donna Balkan
Canadian Co-operative Association
400-275 Bank St.
Ottawa, ON K1P 2L6

E-mail: donna.balkan@coopscanada.coop

DEADLINES:
The annual deadline date is March 31st of every year

PLEASE NOTE:
These awards and scholarships are intended to support studies about co-operative businesses and organizations - they are not intended to support co-op work/study programs in other fields of study.

Application Deadline: 31 March 2013
Open to International students: Yes

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