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New $10,000 scholarship for top Concordia undergrads

Additional funds are available for students in 2020-21
May 13, 2020
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By Rachel Andren

In light of the exceptional challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the School of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the Top Concordian Graduate Entrance Scholarship exclusively for Concordia undergraduate students.

Offering one-time awards of $10,000, the scholarship recognizes exceptional achievement and encourages Concordia’s best students to continue their academic journey in one of our thesis-based research programs.

The Scholarships will be awarded during the first year of the recipient’s program.

To be eligible, students must:

  • be a Concordia undergraduate in their last year of studies in a bachelor’s program
  • have a CGPA of at least 3.7
  • be applying for a thesis-based research program at Concordia
  • be a new student who has either not yet applied or has not yet confirmed their acceptance offers.


“Fostering Concordia’s talented students at every level is a core commitment,” says Cynthia Raso, Manager, Graduate Awards & Postdoctoral Students at the School of Graduate Studies. “We hope this Scholarship inspires our undergraduates to pursue their passions at the graduate level.”

Additional awards for graduate studies

The Concordia Merit Incentive Award offers $10,000 to exceptional applicants from across Canada pursuing a research-based master’s or PhD in the 2020-21 academic year.

The Concordia University Graduate Doctoral Incentive Fellowship offers $56,000 ($14,000 a year for four years) to exceptional applicants from across Canada pursuing a doctoral program the 2020-21 academic year.

No applications necessary

Applicants are automatically considered for all Concordia entrance scholarships through each faculty’s graduate admissions office.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world in the space of a few short weeks, “says Ali Dolatabadi, associate dean of graduate recruitment and awards. “Now more than ever, we need our brightest researchers, scientists, explorers and innovators. Our entrance awards help us attract and foster the talented students who will shape our future for the better.”




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