Jean-Jacques Rousseau Award in Graduate Liberal Studies

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support and recognition to a graduate student working on a capstone project (e.g., extended essay, a project, or a thesis) in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program.
  2. The criteria for this award are as follows:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level
    2. registered as an active (not 'on leave') student in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program, including Special Arrangement PhD cohorts
    3. registration in either an extended essay, a project, a Special Arrangements PhD thesis course or other courses deemed acceptable by the Director, Graduate Liberal Studies Program, at the time the award is given.
  3. The student must be nominated for this award by the Director of the Graduate Liberal Studies Program. Students may apply on the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3). Applications must be accompanied by:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work, which describes the academic merits and potential of the nominee
    3. a copy of the most recent Annual Progress Report or draft Program of Study
    4. a current curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship
    5. a one-page summary from the student describing their current or proposed graduate essays, project, or thesis
  4. The completed application and all supporting documents must be submitted by the student to the office of the Director, Graduate Liberal Studies Program.
  5. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee upon the nomination of the Director of the Graduate Liberal Studies program.

Revised: February 2015 / GESR205


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