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Polytechnique Montréal’s Order of the White Rose Scholarship

The Order of the White Rose scholarship is awarded annually in December by the Polytechnique administration to a woman engineering student who stands out through academic excellence, technical achievements and social commitments. This $30,000 scholarship was created by Polytechnique Montréal to commemorate the events of December 6, 1989, which cost the lives of 14 young women and injured several others.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a woman and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Have completed an engineering bachelor’s degree in December 2017 or be in the process of completing your bachelor’s degree in May or august 2018
  • Be enrolled or in the process of enrolling in a graduate studies program in engineering (master’s or PhD) to start the year after receiving your bachelor’s degree, in a Canadian university or elsewhere.

Submit your application

To be considered, you must submit your application to scieng.women.ontario@gmail.com by July 31 2018.

Your application must include:

  • The identification form (available here)
  • A letter of motivation (max. 1 page)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A detailed description of achievements and social engagements (max. 2 pages)
  • The most recent official transcript
  • An official proof of enrolment in a graduate studies program (master’s or PhD)
  • A letter supporting your application written by someone in authority (professor, department, director, etc.)
  • Any other document deemed relevant. (max. 2 pages)

Please note that your portfolio can be written in either English or French.

For more information on this scholarship, please visit http://www.polymtl.ca/ordreroseblanche/.

CWSE-ON Partners Program

As part of its mandate to help young women and girls develop an interest in STEM fields, the Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for Ontario (CWSE-ON) seeks partnerships with initiatives working in Ontario to promote science and engineering through outreach or professional development activities.

More specifically, the goal of this funding is to help the launching or development of programs promoting STEM fields through initiatives intended for Indigenous peoples across Ontario, youth and professionals of the Northern Ontario region, as well as other groups that could benefit from such programs. We are also seeking to support bilingual or French-language or First-Nations-languages initiatives.

Overall, three awards of up to $5,000 will be granted over three intake periods per year (one per period for a total of three per year), starting March 15, 2018. The three periods of submission will be from March to May, June to August, and October to December. Please see below for more details on the timeline for the submission periods as well as the required application forms.

To be considered for this funding, proposed projects should:
  • Have incoming resources providing similar or matching funds, as well as a plan for continuation once the CWSE-ON Partners Program funding ends. (We can help you develop this part in Step 1.)
  • Be registered as a not for profit association in Ontario, or be an educational institution.
Your application will be evaluated in accordance to the following criteria:
  • The motivation, need and justification for your project, including geographical or community factors.
  • The potential impact of your project and the number of people who will benefit from it.
  • The long-term sustainability of your project once the funding ends.
  • The readiness of your organisation to receive and use the funding.
  • Plans on how your project’s impact(s) will be measured as well as how you will share those results.
  • Other aspects may be taken into consideration to guarantee a diversity within applications.
  • Please note that the CWSE-ON Partners Program mostly supports programs with a far-reaching impact. Funding for individuals for activities such as participation in conferences or seminars, or any other individual project is not offered by the program.

Decision on project funding will be based on the Chair's review committee’s recommendations.

How to Apply
Step 1: Abstract & Budget – Due July 17, 2018

Please complete this CWSE Partners abstract form, and submit it to scieng.women.ontario@gmail.com, including an abstract of your project as well as your budget for this specific project. The subject line of the email should include “CWSE Partner application”. Your form and other documents should include in the file name: “CWSE Partner _YOUR NAME or ORGANIZATION” e.g. “CWSE Partner_Application_YOURNAME”, “CWSE Partner_Abstract_YOURNAME” and “CWSE Partner_Budget_YOURNAME”.

Step 2: Full proposal – Due July 31, 2018

Please complete this final application form and budget template. Submit these to scieng.women.ontario@gmail.com with the same format as above.

You may request .docx and .xlsx files by sending an email to scieng.women.ontario@gmail.com.

Step 3: Announcement of selected project – August 30, 2018

CWSE-ON will inform every participant of the decision on their application by August 30, 2018. If your application is successful, the Chair will work with you to transfer the funding as soon as possible after the 30th.

 

We seek innovative and impactful initiatives to be developed through this program. For examples of past initiatives by the Chair, please consult the website: www.scieng-women-ontario.ca. See below for some examples of previous 2017-18 successful applicants from the WWEST and eng•cite Funding Partners Program:

  • Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST)Piloting of a model for affiliated groups in British Columbia
  • Integrative STEM Team Advancing Networks of Diversity (iSTAND)Indigenous High School STEM Learning Experience
  • Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter InstituteQuantum Indigenous Women Initiative (QuIWI)

 

Funding timeline

Spring 2018:

  • Step 1 – Abstract & Budget: March 15 2018
  • Step 2 – Full proposal: April 15 2018
  • Step 3 – Announcement of selected project: May 15 2018

Summer 2018:

  • Step 1 – Abstract & Budget: July 17, 2018
  • Step 2 – Full proposal: July 31, 2018
  • Step 3 – Announcement of selected project: August 30, 2018

Fall 2018:

  • Step 1 – Abstract & Budget: October 15 2018
  • Step 2 – Full proposal: November 15 2018
  • Step 3 – Announcement of selected project: December 15 2018

Through outreach and professional development activities, research, partnerships, thought leadership and online initiatives, we work with industry and academia to educate on the value of diversity for innovation, to inspire women to thrive and to celebrate the contributions of women in science and engineering.
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