RBC Award in Aboriginal Business and Leadership

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide funding to Aboriginal graduate students enrolled in the EMBA Aboriginal Business and Leadership Program who have demonstrated entrepreneurial accomplishments in the professional sphere or who show entrepreneurial potential as demonstrated through their academic work. 
  2. Awards are normally valued at a minimum of $2,000. The total funds available annually is usually $20,000.
  3. Recipients will have fulfilled one of the following sets of eligibility criteria: Awards based on demonstrated entrepreneurial accomplishments in the professional sphere or Awards based on entrepreneurial potential as demonstrated through academic work
  4. For Awards based on demonstrated entrepreneurial accomplishments in the professional sphere, students must:
    1. have demonstrated entrepreneurial accomplishments in the professional sphere
    2. be enrolled in the EMBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership Program
    3. be of Aboriginal heritage (defined as, in accordance to Canada's 1982 Constitution, First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples of Canada)
    4. have excellent professional experience, defined as 8 years of work experience with at least 6 of these in a managerial or professional position
    5. Applications must be submitted on the Graduate Award, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) and must be accompanied by:
      1. a current curriculum vitae
      2. documentation of entrepreneurial accomplishments in the professional sphere
      3. one letter of reference from an individual who can attest to the applicant's entrepreneurial accomplishments
  5. For Awards based on entrepreneurial potential as demonstrated through academic work, students must:
    1. be enrolled in the EMBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership Program
    2. have achieved a minimum CGPA of 3.5 in coursework completed in the EMBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership Program
    3. be of Aboriginal heritage (defined as, in accordance to Canada's 1982 Constitution, First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples of Canada)
    4. demonstrated entrepreneurial potential through coursework completed in the EMBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership or other post-secondary program
    5. Applications must be submitted on the Graduate Award, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) and must be accompanied by:
      1. copies of post-secondary transcripts
      2. document of coursework completed in the EMBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership or other post-secondary program that demonstrates entrepreneurial potential
      3. a current curriculum vitae
      4. one letter of reference from an individual who can attest to the applicant's entrepreneurial potential demonstrated by submitted coursework
  6. The award will be granted by the Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies on behalf of the Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Program Director of the EMBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership. The nomination must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the Program Director referencing which award option the student is nominated for.

Revised: June 2017 GPSR074

Downloads

Other Business Scholarships