Lorraine Allison Memorial Scholarship Application

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If you meet the eligibility requirements, we welcome your application for the Lorraine Allison Memorial Scholarship.

To be eligible you must be:

  • A graduate student;
  • Enrolled at a Canadian University;
  • Enrolled in a program of study related to northern issues (northern is defined as locations that lie north of the southern limit of the discontinuous permafrost zone).
  • Candidates in biological science fields will be preferred, but social science topics will also be considered.
  • Scholars from Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are encouraged to apply.

The Scholarship Committee looks for:

  • Applicants who best address academic excellence;
  • Demonstrated commitment to northern research; and
  • Desire for research results to be beneficial to northerners, especially Native northerners.  

Value of Scholarship:  $3,000

Number of Scholarships awarded:  1 annually

Deadline to apply: January 20, 2024

We prefer that applications are submitted online (see form below), with three letters of reference e-mailed directly to AINA.
Transcripts can be uploaded or e-mailed directly to AINA.

* If applying for both the Jennifer Robinson & the Lorraine Allison Memorial Scholarships  please note that one set of transcripts is sufficient. Also, reference letters may be used for both application packages. Please ensure that this is noted in your cover letter.

To be considered, your application must include the following:

  • Cover Letter (please include an email address where we can contact you)
  • Brief description of the proposed research (2 to 3 pages), including a clear hypothesis, relevance, title and statement of the purpose of the research, the area and type of study, the methodology and plan for evaluation of findings. Any collaborative relationship or work should be briefly identified;
  • Three reference letters;
  • Complete curriculum vitae;
  • Official transcripts (transcripts issued to students are acceptable); and
  • A list of current sources and amounts of research funding, including scholarships, grants and bursaries.

If you are unable to complete the application online, then please email your application to arctic@ucalgary.ca or mail it to:

Arctic Institute of North America                                
Attn: Lorraine Allison Memorial Scholarship
University of Calgary                                                
2500 University Drive N.W., ES-1040                      
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4