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Holmfridur Kristjansson Graduate Award In Nutrition
A fund of about $55,000 has been established from the bequest of Adalsteinn Kristjansson in memory of Holmfridur (Frida) Josefsdottir Kristjansson to provide encouragement and recognition to a graduate student with outstanding potential in nutrition research.

Each year, the available annual interest will be used to offer one scholarship to a graduate student who:

(1) is enrolled as a full-time graduate student in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and who is being supervised by a member of the Department of Human Nutritional Sciences in any of the following programs:
(a) the M.Sc. program;
(b) the Ph.D. program;
(c) the Individual Interdisciplinary Program.

(2) has a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) based on the most recent 60 credit hours (or equivalent).

(3) has demonstrated personal and professional qualities in the area of human nutritional sciences.

The applicant will be required to submit a letter (250 word maximum) to demonstrate how they have met criteria (3). If two students are deemed equal in the selection process, preference will be given to a student in the first year of their program that does not hold a major award valued at $5,000 or greater.

The Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or designate) will ask the Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences to name the 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.

Biographical Information
Ms. Holmfridur (Frida) Josefsdottir Kristjansson immigrated to Winnipeg from Iceland in 1910 and married Fridrik Kristjansson in 1914. She was an excellent homemaker skilled in the areas of cooking, sewing and handiwork as well as bookkeeping and other areas of business. Her interests included music, ballet, theatre, history and current affairs. She was an avid supporter of the UNICEF Children’s Fund, believing there was no greater gift than to a child in need.

Established: April, 1996
July, 1998
*Edit 12/00 - change in interest allocation method
January, 2004
Senate: February 1, 2017


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: January 17, 2018 @ 11:59 p.m.
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