Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Suave Scholars--No, Really!

No, I'm not trying to be funny (for once). This comes from Professor Ferrari via the Canadian Consulate, and of interest to those about to graduate and more recent alums:

The Program provides an opportunity for up to fourteen young leaders from all over the world to spend eight months in Montreal attending courses at McGill University, to enlarge upon their understanding of the state of the world and their roles in making positive change. The Scholarship is valued at $30,000 CDN. Since its inception, 45 young scholars from 37 different countries have been awarded Sauvé Scholarships.

If you require further information please look at our website www.sauvescholars.org

Here's the eligibility information from their website:

The Program seeks highly-motivated candidates who have completed their undergraduate education, or the equivalent, but who have not necessarily attained an advanced degree. Focusing on the unrealized potential of their youth, but with a solid academic or experiential foundation, candidates should be under thirty years of age.

Candidates will be expected to have a solid academic record, and while attending university, to have taken an active role in campus life as a student organizer or leader, or have taken an active role in the community.

Successful candidates are committed leaders in their professions and in their communities. They demonstrate a track record of success, a skill for communication and an eagerness to engage with the complex issues of the day.

Past Scholars have come from a wide range of disciplines such as journalism, communications, the arts, economics, and social and community development.

Candidates are encouraged to provide the Foundation with proof of their leadership initiatives to date through media reports or third party commentaries.