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Faculty of Graduate Studies

Nestmann Scholarship (GSMP award)

Award level:  Masterís or doctoral.
Award value: up to $12,500.*
Renewable: Non-renewable.
Domestic/VISA: Canadian citizens, permanent residents and/or protected persons who are residents of Ontario are eligible.
Number of awards: 1.*
Eligible area of study: (a) Molecular biology; (b) Genetics.
Selection criteria: (a) Research in molecular biology or genetics; (b) Academic accomplishments; (c) Demonstration of communication skills (teaching, presentations, seminars, research papers, and submitted essays); (d) Financial need; (e) Students must exhibit an outstanding academic record (minimum A- average).
Application / nomination package: (a) Statement of research; (b) CV; (c) Transcripts (supplied by graduate program from Admissions file); (d) Confirmation of financial need; (e) Letter of nomination (supplied by the graduate program director).
Process: The Graduate Program in Biology will identify potential nominees. Recipients will be recommended by the Graduate Program in Biology by April 1 to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Awards Committee for review at the April meeting. The Graduate Program in Biology will provide the FGS Awards Committee with a nomination package for review. Note: students cannot apply directly to FGS. They must be nominated by their Graduate Program.
FGS deadline: The Graduate Program can nominate a maximum of one file to FGS. The program nomination, with complete documentation, is due to Sandra Yiu in the Office of the Dean, Graduate Studies by April 1. The Faculty of Graduate Studies Awards Committee will review nominees for eligibility.
For more information:
Contact: Graduate Program in Biology
Notes: * The value and number of award(s) in any given year will depend on the rate of distribution from the endowment fund and the number of recipients selected.
Graduate Studies Matching Program (GSMP) Awards
The Graduate Studies Matching Program (GSMP) is a scholarship and awards fundraising program, initiated by the York University Foundationís YorkU50 fundraising campaign to raise money for graduate student funding. One goal of the GSMP is to attract top applicants to our graduate programs. Most awards will be for specific programs; others, such as the one listed below, possess broad eligibility criteria allowing many programs to take advantage of submitting their strongest prospective student for consideration.



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