Weston Family Scholarship

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support to a graduate student pursuing science-based educational research and/or development activities that support or enhance the aquaculture and/or commercial wild fisheries industries in Canada.
  2. The Weston Family Scholarship is paid over two terms, which is normally in the Fall & Spring terms.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the department of Biological Science or Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, with preference given to those pursuing science-based educational research and/or development activities that support or enhance the aquaculture and/or commercial wild fisheries industries in Canada.
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability and originality.
  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. Application is made on the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) and must be accompanied by:
    1. copies of all post secondary transcripts
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's academic achievements and experience in marine sciences
    3. a concise outline of the proposed or actual program of studies
  6. The completed application and all supporting documents will be forwarded to the Faculty of Science for selection.
  7. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean of Science on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.
  8. The recipient of this award is expected to submit an online Award Recipient Profile Form to the Garfield Weston Foundation after accepting the award. 

Revised: August2017 GESR112

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