The 2023 program is complete.
The deadline for submissions was April 11, 2023.
FCM awards the Mayor Andrée Boucher Memorial Scholarship annually to two female or non-binary college or university students deemed to have submitted the best research paper on a topic related to women in politics. The scholarship is named in honour of the late mayor of Quebec City.
FCM awards two (2) scholarships of $4,500: one (1) scholarship to a student at the college/university undergraduate level, and one (1) scholarship at the university graduate level.
Undergraduate: Anjana Balachandran, Ottawa, ON, University of Ottawa, Honours, Political Science. Research Paper: Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Examining Gender Inequalities in North American Legislatures and the Impact of Female Legislators on Women's Issues - A Nordic Case Study
Graduate: Ayat Ibrahim, Ottawa ON, University of Ottawa, Master of Arts in International Development and Globalization. Research Paper: Sweden and Achieving Gender Parity
Undergraduate: Amelia Brown, Ottawa, ON, University of Ottawa, Political Science and Feminist and Gender Studies
Graduate: Monica Whitney-Brown, NS, Dalhousie University, Master of Planning
Amount of Scholarship
FCM will award two (2) scholarships of $4,500. One (1) scholarship will be awarded to a student at the college /university undergraduate level, and one (1) scholarship will be awarded to a student at the university graduate level. Each scholarship will be presented in the recipient's municipality.
The scholarship is open to students who identify as women or non-binary and are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada, currently enrolled in any year of undergraduate or graduate study at a Canadian college or university.
In a cover letter, tell us:
- how your area of study relates to engaging women in all orders of government.
- how you have contributed to campus or community activities related to women's issues.
Submit a research paper (maximum 1,500 words) on an issue related to women in politics. Special consideration will be given if the research paper focusses on municipal government.
Two (2) written academic references are required.