The Government of Saskatchewan, the University of Regina, the University of Saskatchewan and the First Nations University of Canada have selected the 2014-15 recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship and the Queen Elizabeth II Centennial Aboriginal Scholarship.
Each scholarship of $20,000 is awarded annually on the basis of academic excellence to students who are pursuing graduate or post-graduate studies at any accredited university in Saskatchewan.
“Our Government wants to ensure our students have the resources they need to excel in their studies,” Advanced Education Minister Kevin Doherty said. ”I extend my congratulations to the two recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Scholarships and look forward to the contributions their research will make to our growing economy.”
The Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship will be awarded to:
- Cody Sharpe who is pursuing his third year of doctoral studies in Public Policy at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. His PhD dissertation work is focused on how urban sustainability is being transformed from an abstract idea into programs by city governments in Saskatoon and Edmonton.
The Queen Elizabeth II Centennial Aboriginal Scholarship will be awarded to:
- Philip Boutin who is pursuing doctoral studies in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Saskatchewan. His PhD research will focus on unique energy mechanisms for solar energy applications.
“We are very proud of the achievements of these outstanding graduate students whose work will benefit our communities and provide a better future for Saskatchewan and Canada through innovative research,” University of Saskatchewan vice-president of research Karen Chad said. ”Their success exemplifies the top-quality research talent at the University of Saskatchewan.
The Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship is intended to encourage advanced study and research in Saskatchewan’s government and politics. The Queen Elizabeth II Centennial Aboriginal Scholarship is awarded to a First Nations/Métis student and preference is given to students who have attended or are graduating from the First Nations University of Canada.
To learn more about the scholarships, contact the Ministry of Advanced Education Student Service Centre at 1-800-597-8278 or visit www.saskatchewan.ca/live/education-learning-and-child-care/post-secondary-education/loans-scholarships-and-other-financial-assistance.
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