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Palm Graduate Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2017 nominations have closed.

Award Value: $5,000 per term, maximum of three terms

The Dorothy and Bill Palm Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology is awarded annually to a student in the faculty of nursing at the University of Toronto whose graduate supervisor is affiliated with the Women’s College Research Institute at Women’s College Hospital.

Applicants for the Palm Award must be full-time PhD student(s) in their first five years of study at the doctoral level in the faculty of nursing. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence. The award was created by matching funds from a private donor with funds from the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) program at a 1:2 ratio. The value of this award is $15,000. It is awarded for one academic year consisting of two or three consecutive terms at a rate of $5000.00 per term.

Eligibility
In addition to the above requirements, students must be either Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Students are not eligible for a QEII-GSST after five years of study at the doctoral level. Applicants entering the 1st or 2nd year of graduate studies must have an average of at least A-, or the equivalent, on the last 20 one-term/semester courses or the equivalent completed. Applicants entering the 3rd year or beyond of graduate studies must have an average of at least A-, or the equivalent, on all graduate courses completed. Applicants should also exhibit research ability/potential, excellent communication skills and interpersonal/leadership abilities. Applicants who have defaulted on a Canada or Ontario Student Loan or a loan made under the Ontario Venture Capital Program, or have failed to make satisfactory repayment on an Ontario Study Grant Overpayment may be ineligible.

Application

Include the following:

  1. Biographical info (Name, program of study, citizenship status)
  2. Two reference letters from academic referee
  3. All university transcripts
  4. A one-page research proposal
  5. A one-page summary of awards, publications, presentations (a list of previous QEII GSST and OGS should be included, if applicable)

The application form can be found at the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies website.

Current recipient

The 2016-17 recipient was Kadeen Briscoe, supervised by Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis.

Previous recipients

The 2015-16 recipient was Barbara Chyzzy, supervised by Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis.
The 2014-15 recipient was Lindsay Carlsson, supervised by Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis.
The 2013-14 recipient was Barbara Chyzzy, supervised by Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis.
The 2012-13 recipient was Barbara Chyzzy, supervised by Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis.

The 2010-11 recipient was Catriona Buick, a third-year PhD student in the department of nursing, supervised by Kelly Metcalfe, RN, PhD. Ms. Buick has focused her research in the health behaviours and decision making factors among women who choose either to receive or not to receive the HPV vaccine.

The 2009-10 recipient was Jennifer Abbass Dick, a first-year PhD student in the department of nursing, supervised by Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis.

 

 

 

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  • Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO)