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Moyse travelling scholarship

Value: approximately $8,000

Deadline:  April 1, 2014

Two scholarships are awarded each year: one for distinction in the Faculty of Arts and the other for distinction in the Faculty of Science. The scholarships are tenable for one year of advanced study, preferably in a British or European university, although North American universities will also be considered.

The late Right Honourable Lord Atholstan founded the scholarships to commemorate Dr. Charles E. Moyse, who served the University as Professor of English, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, and Vice-Principal.

Past Moyse winners have attended universities in France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and many more. Here are a few recent examples: 

                                    

How to Apply:

Full applications, whether from B.Sc. students who have graduated this past Fall 2013 or who will graduate in Spring 2014, are due no later than April 1, 2014.

A full application will include:

  1. a detailed and comprehensive statement of the applicant's proposed course of study, indicating the name of the institution or centre at which he or she proposes to study (sent by the applicant electronically [via e-mail] to geralda [dot] bacaj [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Geralda Bacaj));
  2. letters of recommendation from two referees who are familiar with the applicant's work (sent by the referee electronically to geralda [dot] bacaj [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Geralda Bacaj) - letters should be in PDF format, on official letterhead and must bear the referee's signature).

Please note that the selection committee will review applicants' unofficial McGill transcript which does not need be sent when applying.

Interviews will be conducted with candidates who are short-listed for the Moyse Scholarship. Such candidates must be available for an interview during the last week of April and the first week of May 2014.

Awards will be made after the results of final examinations in the final year of the undergraduate course have been determined.

If there is no winner in either Arts or Science, both scholarships may be awarded to applicants in the other faculty. In the absence of applicants of sufficient merit in both of the faculties, applications from final year students in other undergraduate faculties, or from graduate students, may be considered.