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Scholar-Leaders Program

Application Details for Students in Canada

Application deadline: March 15, 2014

The GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program in Canada is a unique program that provides financial support and skills development opportunities for accomplished first-year undergraduate students from recognized institutions who are pursuing degrees in the fields of engineering or business/management. To be eligible, Canadian residents must be one of the following:

  • An Aboriginal individual who is either First Nation status or non-status, Métis or Inuit and studying engineering or business/management.
    OR
  • A female engineering student at McMaster University, University of Calgary, University of Toronto, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Waterloo or McGill University.






Why Apply?

  • A $4000 (CAD) per year scholarship for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years of your undergraduate program
  • An opportunity to be mentored by a business leader at GE in Canada
  • Participation in GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders activities, including a specially designed leadership development seminar at GE Canada in Mississauga, Ontario
  • Participation in community development projects

Who Can Apply?

Only applicants who meet the eligibility criteria described below will be considered for the award.

Aboriginal peoples** who:

  • Are studying engineering or business/management; AND
  • Are Canadian residents; AND
  • Are first-year full-time undergraduate students at a recognized* Canadian university; AND
  • Have high academic performance, as demonstrated by first semester university results and high school transcripts; AND
  • Demonstrate financial need

**For details determining official Aboriginal status, please visit: http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100013785

OR

Female students who:

  • Are studying at McMaster University,University of Calgary, University of Toronto, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Waterloo or McGill University
  • Are studying engineering; AND
  • Are Canadian residents; AND
  • Are first-year full-time undergraduate students at a recognized* Canadian university; AND
  • Have high academic performance, as demonstrated by first semester university results and high school transcripts; AND
  • Demonstrate financial need

*Recognized by Provincial and/or Territorial Governments. Fore more details about this classification, visit: http://www.cicdi.ca/395/directory-of-universities-colleges-and-schools-in-canada.canada

How to Apply?

Click on the link at the bottom of the page and complete the online application.
The application form including essay must be submitted online by 11:59pm EST on March 15, 2014. All Supporting Documentation must arrive via post by March 15, 2014 to:

GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program in Canada
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
USA

Supporting Documentation – In addition to your application form, and two letters of recommendation (submitted electronically in the online system), the following documentation is required:

  1. Certification Page with original signature (downloaded from online application)
  2. High school transcripts – official copy, may be sent directly by high school
  3. First semester university results (if available) – official copy, may be sent directly by university
  4. Proof of Aboriginal ancestry* – photocopy of Band/Treaty card; Métis membership card; Inuit Beneficiary card. Students who are non-status First Nation may send a photocopy of the band card issued to parent or grandparent. “Non-status” is a government classification of aboriginal ancestry for Native Indians. For details determining official Aboriginal status, please visit: http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100013785
*Female engineering students at McMaster University,University of Calgary, University of Toronto, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Waterloo or McGill University are not required to provide proof of ancestry.

English translations must accompany any documents not in English.

Incomplete application materials or application materials received after March 15, 2014 will not be considered. Application materials will not be returned to applicants.

What is the Selection Procedure?

A selection committee will evaluate all applications. Each applicant’s motivation and academic potential will be assessed. You will be informed in June 2014 about the success of your application. Selection decisions are final. There is no appeal process.

Whom Can I Contact for More Information?

If you have any questions, please contact IIE:
Email: gefslp-canada@iie.org
Phone: 1–800–486–0308

Applications will be available beginning November 1, 2013
Complete the GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Application Here:
http://apply.scholarshipandmore.org/
For further information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page for Canada.

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