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Canadian Federation of University Women Charlottetown Graduate Scholarships: Arts & Education and Science & Nursing
|Application Form:||Application Form|
|Occasion:||Awarded at other times throughout the year.|
|Process:||Applications must include a letter of interest, transcript and two(2) letters of reference to UPEI scholarship committee, Registrar's office|
|Description:||Awarded to two (2) masters and/or doctoral students who have resided in PEI for 5 of the last 15 years and are pursuing a graduate degree in the area of Arts, Education, Science, Vet Science or Nursing. One award of a minimum $5,000 in the area of Arts or Education and one award of a minimum $5,000 in the area of Sciences or Nursing are available each year.|
|Background:||Founded in 1919, the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is a national, non-profit, non-partisan organization of nearly 10,000 women university graduates in 122 clubs across Canada. It is a member of the International Federation of University Women, an affiliation of 77 national associations and federations around the world. CFUW provides its members with an opportunity to enjoy fellowship, to be stimulated and informed, to promote education through the awarding of scholarships, bursaries and grants, and to improve the status of women and human rights in general. The Canadian Federation of University Women Charlottetown received its charter on August 16, 1955. Since that time, the Club has worked tirelessly to educate its members and the general public on matters of importance to all women. Studies included: the Marriage Act, minimum wage for women, pornography, abortion, child abuse, and education in depth. CFUW Charlottetown members have presented briefs to governments, Royal Commissions, Standing Committees, and Planning Committees. In addition, they have organized public seminars on career counselling for high school girls, children at risk, and crisis management for women and organized Atlantic conferences on Women in the Creative Arts, and Women's Issues in the Community. CFUW Charlottetown was instrumental in founding UNICEF PEI. CFUW Charlottetown published an historical booklet on Inkerman House. They organized a exhibition of the paintings of a former member, Frieda Creelman, a well-known Island artist and art teacher. Members are encouraged to prepare and present resolutions on issues of concern to be directed to the appropriate levels of government for consideration. In 2003, after two years of study, CFUW Charlottetown drafted and presented a Resolution on Legal Aid in Canada which was ratified by the National CFUW at its Annual General Meeting in Wolfville, NS. Members of the CFUW Charlottetown have served on national and regional committees, and have received many individual awards for service to the community. CFUW Charlottetown continues to inform its members on current issues so that they may add their voice to those involved in improving the status of women. In 2013, UPEI was pleased to assume management of the Canadian Federation of University Women Charlottetown scholarship program and funds to continue to granting scholarships. With the same spirit and intent upheld by members since the Club.s inception, two scholarships are awarded at masters and doctoral level, named for the Canadian Federation of University Women Charlottetown.|