Nancy McKinstry Graduate Scholarship for Leadership

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the SFU Nancy McKinstry Graduate Scholarship for Leadership is to support a female student entering a graduate program in the Beedie School of Business in which women are currently under-represented and where increased participation from women is needed most. This award will allow us to reach into the community and recruit and support women who may avoid enrolling in a graduate studies program in the Beedie School of Business for economic reasons.
  2. One scholarship will be awarded annually to a student applying to one of  the Segal Graduate programs at the Beedie School of Business. Preference will be given to applicants who have a minimum of five years of professional and/or managerial experience with a passion for advancing diversity in the workplace.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and if applicable, at the graduate level
    2. preference will be given to applicants who have a minimum of five years of professional and/or managerial experience
    3. preference will be given to applicants who have done exemplary work in advancing gender diversity in the workplace or their extracurricular activities such as, but not limited to, volunteer work, service on or chairing community committees, mentoring, coaching or fundraising
    4. to receive the award, the student must be registered in the intended graduate program at SFU
  4. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. Students must be nominated for the scholarship by the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs, Beedie School of Business. Nomination is made on the Application for a Private Graduate Scholarship form and must be accompanied by:
    1. a letter from the Associate Dean of the Beedie School of Business describing the merits of the candidate
    2. a copy of the transcript of the most recent degree program completed
    3. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship
  6. 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 Associate Dean, Graduate Programs, Beedie School of Business.

Revised: June 2013 / GESR160

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