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Eligibility

Amount of Scholarship

FCM will award two (2) scholarships, one (1) scholarship to a student at the college /university undergraduate level, and one (1) scholarship at the university graduate level. Each award will be $4,500 and will be presented in the winner's municipality.

Qualifications

  • The scholarship is open only to women students who are enrolled in a Canadian college or university
  • The student can be in any year of study as an undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Applicants should be considering making a contribution to/or entering the political realm.

Submissions

  • In a cover letter, tell us how you have been involved in campus or community activities related to women’s issues.
  • Submit a research paper you presented on issues related to women in politics, in any order of government.

    • You must demonstrate how your area of study impacts on getting women involved in all orders of government.
    • Special consideration will be given if there is a focus on municipal government.
    • The research essay must be a maximum of 1,000 words.

References

Two written references are required:

  • One (1) from a personal friend or relative, and
  • One (1) from a school instructor

Deadline

December 15, 2017

Please send your writing submissions by email at women@fcm.ca to the attention of the Women in Local Government Project Officer, Standing Committee on Increasing Women's Participation in Municipal Government. Please ensure that you submit one complete package.

Page Updated: 20/10/2017