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Peter B. E. McVetty Plant Breeding Scholarship in the Department of Plant Science
from the Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) and the Canola Council of Canada. The purpose of the fund will be to recognize students who have achieved academic excellence in a Master’s or Ph.D. program in plant breeding in the Department of Plant Science at the University of Manitoba. Beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year, the available annual interest from the fund will be used each year to offer one or more scholarships to graduate students who:
(1) are enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, in their second year of a Master’s program, or in their second or third year of a Ph.D. program in plant breeding in the Department of Plant Science at the University of Manitoba;
(2) have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) based on the last 60 credit hours of study;
(3) have demonstrated achievement in plant breeding research applicable to the Canadian Prairies.
Applications must be submitted to the Head of the Department of Plant Science by the designated deadline date and must include:
(1) a covering letter describing: a) the status and progress of the applicant’s research program and coursework; b) the value of the applicant’s research project to cultivar development in the Canadian Prairies;
(2) an abstract of the applicant’s research project;
(3) a copy (photocopy is acceptable) of the transcript of the applicant’s graduate student program academic record;
(4) a letter of recommendation from one member of academic staff.
While the scholarship is open to all graduate students engaged in plant breeding research, preference will be given to graduate students engaged in canola/rapeseed plant breeding research.
The selection committee will have the discretion to determine the number and value of awards offered each year based on the available annual revenue. Any unspent revenue may be used at the discretion of the selection committee to offer additional scholarships.
The Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or designate) will ask the Head of the Department of Plant Science to name the selection committee.
This agreement may be amended by the mutual consent of the donor (or designate) and the University of Manitoba. All such amendments shall be in writing. In the absence of the donor (or designate), and providing all reasonable efforts have been made to consult, the Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if, because of changed conditions, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modification shall conform as closely as possible to the expressed intention of the donor in establishing the award.
Established: Senate, November 6, 2013
Board of Governors, August 29, 2017
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