Ontario Graduate Scholarships
Eligibility: at least A- during each of your last two
Departmental deadline: end of September. (check with your graduate secretary)
Application form: Click here
This is a fairly simple application form.
- Select some one who you believe has a positive impression of you (look at the form to be completed by Professor to see what will be judged) and who will take the time to write a good letter.
- Look at the referee report. Try to include information that will help your referee complete the form and write a good letter. Give them
- a copy of your marks
- an updated CV
- Add a short letter in which you highlight what you have achieved and what you hope to achieve.
In this letter you should also point out:
- Courses in which you have done particularly well in. If you know your ranking, state it.
- How well your research is going. Progress in publications. Meeting attended. Techniques mastered.
- Courses taught. TA's (ratings if available).
- Other research experience (publications if available).
- Contributions to the dept., university (e.g. student rep., committees, events organized).
- Often you have made important achievements but there is no space in the form to mention them. This can be included in a letter of recommendation. Mention these in this letter.
- To get an award you have to survive a 2 stage selection process.
- Departmental. Not a bad idea to find out who sits on the dept. committee and make sure they know you. Contributions to the department/program (teaching, student rep. etc.) are often given consideration at this stage.
- Note the referee will probably not know your field. Don't use jargon
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