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Jeanne Sauvé Foundation Scholarships: Sauvé Scholars

Deadline: 31 December

Eligibility: The Program seeks highly-motivated candidates who have completed their undergraduate education, or the equivalent, but have not necessarily attained an advanced degree. Focusing on the, as yet, unrealized potential of their youth, but with a solid academic or experiential foundation, candidates should be under thirty years of age. Preference will be given to candidates currently practicing in a field of journalism or communication that has given them a vehicle for personal expression. This includes print, television, radio, electronic media, public or political debate and film. They will be expected to submit evidence of their authorship of works in these fields. Candidates approved by McGill are then forwarded to the Foundation for selection of the final twelve individuals.

Value: SCHOLARS will be awarded a stipend valued at $30,000 Canadian for travel, tuition, housing, meals and supplies at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. In addition, the Program provides the costs of group excursions to academically and culturally stimulating sites in the northeastern United States, as well as adventure trips in Canada's dramatic north.

Sponsor: The Sauve Scholars Foundation

Maison Jeanne Sauve
1514 Avenue Dr. Penfield
Montreal, QC H3G 1B9
Phone: 514-848-9292
FAX: 514-848-9409
E-Mail: info@sauvescholars.org
Website: http://www.sauvescholars.org

Description: Jeanne Sauvé, Canada's first woman Governor General and a highly-respected professional journalist in print, radio and television, she was particularly sensitive to the power of the communication arts. She spoke of the Foundation contributing to "the betterment of society by encouraging the development of and communication between youth, whatever their origin, with a special emphasis on study and discussion of international issues of global concern in which the voices of youth may be heard."

Further Details: There are five components to the application: The Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, Academic Transcripts, Published Works and Personal Statements. All materials may be submitted in English or French. Further details including the application form may be obtained online at: http://www.sauvescholars.org/scholarship/howtoapply.html

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