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Bio-Industrial Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship & Endowment

Funded by Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences’ Graduate Bioindustrial Endowment

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Eligibility: Awarded annually on the basis of superior academic achievement and leadership qualities to a student registered full-time in a graduate degree program in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences (ALES). Preference will be given to applicants from the Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science carrying out bio-industrial research on biomass conversion technologies including value-added opportunities that have positive social, economic and environmental impacts. Preference will also be given to applicants whose research focuses on the production of industrial material, fuel, or chemical applications. The scholarship is expected to help Alberta maintain a leadership role in the bio-industry, which is expected to grow from $154 billion to $550 billion by 2025. The award may be held only once by a student per degree program. Students registered in a master’s program are eligible to hold this award during the first two years of their program; students registered in a doctoral program are eligible to hold this award during years one through five of their program.

Application: Students are to submit their application to their department. A complete application package consists of a letter of application by the student describing the student’s work, scope of research an academic transcript, and the names of three referees. Students should check with their departments for internal deadlines.

Award Contact:

Donor Name:  Dean, Faculty of ALES (Graduate Bioindustrial Endowment)
Mailing Address:   2-14 Agriculture Forestry Centre, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2P6
Telephone:  780-492-1896