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Janet Fabro McComb Scholarship
An endowment fund has been established at the University of Manitoba in memory of Janet Fabro McComb (B.H.Ec/76, M.Sc./79) to support graduate students in the field of Human Nutritional Sciences. Mrs. McComb received her undergraduate as well as her graduate degree in Foods and Nutrition from the former Faculty of Human Ecology. Each year, the available annual income from this fund will be used to offer one scholarship to a graduate student who:

(1) is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate studies in the M.Sc. or Ph.D. program
in Human Nutritional Sciences or the Individual Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Nutritional Sciences at The University of Manitoba;

(2) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) based on the previous 60 credit hours of study;

(3) has demonstrated excellent communication skills and leadership qualities.

Selection for this award is to be based on academic achievement and on the personal and professional qualities of the eligible candidates. Candidates will be required to submit a letter of reference indicating how they meet criterion (3) above. The reference letter should be written by someone in a position to objectively ascertain the communication skills and leadership qualities of the candidate (e.g. professor, supervisor, employer, etc.).

The Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or designate) will ask the Chair of the Awards Committee of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences to convene the selection committee for this award.

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.


To be eligible for this award, please fill out and submit all required application documents by the deadline.

Please download the application form from "Supporting Files" below.

Deadline to apply: October 1, 2017 @ 11:59 p.m.
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