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Faculty of Graduate Studies

The Sammy Graduate Scholarship in Autism Research (a GSMP award)

Award level:  Master's or doctoral
Award value: Up to $6,000*
Renewable: Non-renewable
Domestic/VISA: Both are eligible.
Number of awards: Up to 2*
Eligible area of study: (a) Graduate Student in the Faculty of AHealth engaged in research on the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of autism.
Selection criteria: (a) Research on the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of autism; (b) Academic accomplishments; (c) Demonstrates academic excellence; (d) Student must exhibit an outstanding academic record (minimum A average).
Application / nomination package: (a) Statement of research (2 pages); (b) CV with relevant volunteer or work experience; (c) Transcripts (supplied by graduate program from Admissions file).
Process: The admissions committees in the Graduate Programs affiliated with the Faculty of Health are encouraged to review all admissions applications to the program for eligible students to receive this award. Programs are encouraged to use this significant award to help persuade top applicants in Health to accept an offer of admission to join York University. Programs will identify potential nominees and request the documentation noted above. The Faculty of Health, Research and Awards committee will meet prior to April 1 to identify nominees for the following academic year. Note: students cannot apply directly to FGS. They must be nominated by their Graduate Program.
FGS deadline: Programs with eligible files can nominate a maximum of two files to FGS in rank order. 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: Office of the Dean, Faculty of Health Sandra Yiu
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.



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