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Alberta Award for the Study of Canadian Human Rights and Multiculturalism

ALBERTA AWARD FOR THE STUDY OF CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS AND MULTICULTURALISM
In recognition of Albertas centennial and the contributions and experiences of our diverse population, the Minister of Alberta Community Development established the Alberta Award for the Study of Canadian Human Rights and Multiculturalism. This award is funded through an endowment by the Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Education Fund and is administered jointly by Alberta Culture and Community Spirit and Alberta Advanced Education and Technology. This award supports graduate studies in Canadian human rights or multiculturalism. Graduate students attending an Alberta public post-secondary institution whose studies will contribute to the advancement of human rights and multiculturalism are encouraged to apply. Two awards of $10,000 are available each year. One for a student studying at the Masters level and one for a student studying at the Doctoral level.

Purpose
To encourage graduate studies that will create value for Albertans by promoting informed thinking about Canadian human rights, cultural diversity, and multiculturalism. To support the pursuit of studies in Canadian human rights, cultural diversity, and multiculturalism, and building capacity to undertake human rights or multicultural work in Canada.

Eligibility Criteria
Applicant must be: a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, enrolled or plan to enroll as a full-time graduate student (Masters or Doctoral level) at an Alberta public post-secondary institution, enrolled or plan to enroll in a program of study that supports the purpose of the scholarship, and planning to do research that is within a Canadian context and will ultimately benefit Albertans. Note: The scholarship is not open to students pursuing post-graduate studies.

Selection Procedures
The selection committee will consider each applicants information as provided on the application form, the essay, and curriculum vitae. The essay, however, is the most important component of the application and has the greatest impact on the committees decision. All applicants will be notified of the result of the competition in May. Successful applicants may expect to receive their award in October, after Alberta Scholarship Programs confirms their enrollment in graduate studies. FAXED APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED Mail to: Alberta Scholarship Programs Box 28000 Station Main Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4R4 Courier to: Alberta Scholarship Programs 4th Floor, 9940 106 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2V1

Telephone: 780.427.8640 Email: scholarships@gov.ab.ca

Application Deadline: February 1

ALBERTA AWARD FOR THE STUDY OF CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS AND MULTICULTURALISM
We are collecting the personal information on this form under the authority of Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act), as being directly related to and necessary to determine your eligibility for a scholarship under the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Act and to administer the Alberta Scholarship Programs. If you have any questions about the collection of this information, please phone Alberta Scholarship Programs at 780.427.8640.

Personal Information
Alberta Student Number Last Name (current full legal name)
Please use upper and lower case.

Social Insurance Number (required for processing) First Name and One Initial (current full legal name) City/Town

Mailing Address (Include Apt. or Box Number)

Province

Country Birthdate
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Previous Surname Postal Code Area Code Email Address

Telephone Number

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CANADIAN CITIZEN or

PERMANENT RESIDENT (Landed Immigrant)


Note: Include a photocopy of your permanent resident card. Visa students are not eligible.

Education Information:
Name of post-secondary institution in Alberta you will be attending this fall: Name of program Date you will be completing the program month/year): What degree will you obtain? What is your major? What is your thesis or project title?

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Essay
The essay is the most important component of the application. Please address the following points in your essay: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. What are the questions (up to three) you want to explore in your study? Why are they important to you? How will your studies create value for Albertans in the areas of human rights, diversity or multiculturalism? How do you plan to integrate the academic and professional literature about the topic of your study with your own experiences and perspectives? If your study involves human subjects, how many will be tested/interviewed, etc. What is the likely impact of your research project? How do you propose to study the issues and what methodology will you be using to study these issues?

The essay should be no more than 1,200 words, double spaced, no more than six lines per inch, with a minimum font size of 10. Condensed type is not acceptable.

Application & Selection Procedure


Include with the original application, your essay and curriculum vitae. The essay is the most important component of the application and has the greatest impact on the committees decision. Please feel free to consult your academic advisor. Mail the complete package to Alberta Scholarship Programs no later than February 1.

Declaration of Applicant
I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE INSTRUCTIONS, AND DECLARE THAT: a. all information provided is true and complete and I understand it is subject to audit, b. I will be a full-time student at the institution named for the period stated, c. I will immediately notify the office of Alberta Scholarship Programs in writing if I withdraw from full-time studies before completing one semester of studies. I UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT: a. personal information pertaining to my post-secondary academic progress and enrollment status may be released and exchanged by and between Alberta Scholarship Programs and the education institution. b. personal information may be released and exchanged by and between Alberta Advanced Education and Technology and any provincial government departments, boards or institutions to verify the information I have provided to Alberta Advanced Education and Technology and for the use in research and statistical analysis in program promotion. I UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT: if I receive a scholarship my name, award and hometown may be released publicly to promote the program, however, this is not a criterion for eligibility, and if I do not want to be identified, I will contact Alberta Scholarship Programs.

_____________________________________________________ Signature of Applicant (in ink)

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For information on other awards administered by Alberta Scholarship Programs visit: alis.alberta.ca/scholarships