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Bishops University Masters Scholarship 2024 | How To Apply

Applications are currently invited for the 2024 Bishops University Masters Scholarship in Canada from suitably qualified candidates worldwide.

The Bishops University Scholarship offers a fully funded opportunity to obtain a Master’s degree that comes with a $14,000 stipend per year, plus $2000 funding for research costs, and an additional $7,500 per year.

In this post, we will provide the details of the scholarship opportunity in simple terms. We will also discuss the requirements, benefits, and stepwise application procedure.

Bishops University Masters Scholarship Summary

Bishops University Masters Scholarship Details:

Apply for the Fully Funded Bishops University Masters Scholarship for a degree in Environmental Science or Agronomy at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

The Department of Environment, Agriculture, and Geography at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, seeks to appoint a highly qualified candidate with a strong interest in sustainable food systems for a 2-year thesis-based, Individualized Master in the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFS) program.

The master student will undertake a program of original research under the supervision of Dr. Vivian Valencia (Research Chair in Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Action) and in collaboration with Dr. Valencia’s Lighthouse Lab, which includes a postdoctoral researcher, undergraduate students, a research assistant, and faculty from the SAFS faculty team.

This master’s project is embedded in a larger research program as part of Dr. Valencia’s ‘lighthouse lab’, with the overarching aim of co-creating transformation pathways for the Quebec agrifood system.

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Eligibility Requirements for Bishops University Scholarship 2024

To be considered for the Bishops University Masters Scholarship, you must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum average of 75% or equivalent (3.0/4.0 or B-).
  • Bachelor’s degree may be in environmental sciences, environmental studies, geography, ecology, sociology, economics, political science, or other relevant fields. 
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Demonstrate in your cover letter how your knowledge and skills apply to analyzing food systems and discuss their research interests in relation to the Lighthouse Lab’s work.

Benefits of Bishops University Masters Scholarship

  • The Bishops University Masters Scholarship is fully funded.
  • There is a $14,000 stipend per year, plus $2000 funding for research costs.
  • The selected student will also be expected to apply to the Graduate Entrance Scholarship which, if successful, could provide an additional $7,500 per year.
  • In addition, the selected student will be expected to apply for the appropriate FRQ and CGS-M scholarships (if eligible) for their second year of studies.
  • The successful applicant is expected to start September 1, 2024 (in exceptional cases, a start date in January 2025 may be possible).

Required Documents for Bishops University Masters Scholarship 2024

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • Transcript(s)
  • Cover letter explaining how the student’s education, skills (see ‘recommended skills’ section), experience, and interests match the call. The letter should also explain the student’s research interest and what type of research questions/topics they would like to investigate.
  • Letter(s) of recommendation from professors, other than the supervisor(s), who can comment on intellectual capacity.

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How to Apply for Bishops University Masters Scholarship (Step by Step)

To apply for the 2024 Bishops University Masters Scholarship, interested and qualified applicants should;

  • Read all the details we have provided on this page
  • Gather the required documents and prepare your cover letter
  • All documents must be sent by email as one PDF file, labelled by last name-Postdoc (e.g., Smith-masters.pdf) to Dr. Valencia at vvalenci@ubishops.ca
  • Letters of recommendation must also be sent via email to admissions@ubishops.ca  by the reference professor along with the applicant’s name.
  • Review of applications will begin on June 20, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline: June 20, 2024

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