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Dr. Diane Michelangeli Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Diane Michelangeli Memorial Scholarship


To be awarded to a female doctoral candidate conducting research with in the general area of atmospheric, earth or space science/engineering in the Lassonde School of Engineering. Nominees should be outstanding role models, who are not only successful in their own research, but have also shown a strong desire and enthusiasm for mentoring their peers. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, and an Ontario resident*, who demonstrates financial need.

Value and Duration

  • Four awards up to $12,500
    • 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
  • Non-renewable

Note: This award is comprised of matching funds. If you are expecting to receive the York Graduate Fellowship, this award will impact your Fellowship amount. Please visit Matching Funds to learn more.


  • Full-time Doctoral York graduate student;
  • Incoming and current students;
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents and/or protected persons who are residents of Ontario;
  • Selection criteria includes:
    • Research in atmospheric, earth or space science/engineering
    • Academic accomplishments
    • Demonstrated desire and enthusiasm for mentoring peers, and,
    • Financial need

Note: The student must be registered full-time for the upcoming academic year (Fall/Winter).


  • Graduate program deadline: program nomination, with complete documentation, is due to the Scholarship and Awards Coordinator in FGS by April 27. The Faculty of Graduate Studies Awards Committee will review nominees for eligibility

Award Period (when the award will be paid)

  • Upcoming academic year

How to Apply

  • Students must be nominated by their graduate program


  • The admissions committee in the Graduate Program in Earth and Space Sciences is encouraged to review all admission applications to the program to identify eligible students for nomination
  • Encouraged to use this significant award to help persuade top applicants in ecology within the Graduate Program Earth and Space Sciences to accept an offer of admission from York University


  • Statement of research
  • CV
  • Transcripts (supplied by graduate program from admissions file)
  • Two letters of support
  • Completed online Student Financial Profile