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Faculty of Graduate Studies

Charles Caccia Graduate Award in Sustainable Development (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: Up to 1
Eligible area of study: (a) Environmental and sustainable development.
Selection criteria: (a) Research in environmental and sustainable development; (b) Academic accomplishments; (c) Financial need; and, (d) Outstanding academic record (minimum B-average).
Application / nomination package: (a) Statement of research; (b) CV; (c) Transcripts (supplied by graduate program from Admissions file); (d) Confirmation of financial need; and, (e) Letter of nomination (supplied by graduate program director).
Process: The admissions committee in the Graduate Program of Environmental Studies is encouraged to review all admission applications to the program to identify eligible nominees. The program is encouraged to use this significant award to help persuade top applicants researching environment and sustainable development within the Graduate Program of Environmental Studies to accept an offer of admission to join York University. Programs will identify potential nominees and request the documentation noted above. Programs will meet prior to April 1 to identify the nominee for the following academic year. 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 two files to FGS in rank order. 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 Environmental Studies
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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