The prestigious title of Concordia Public Scholar comes with a multitude of benefits, notably:
Receiving a $10,000 award
Becoming the face of graduate education at Concordia University
Having a personal feature on the Concordia Public Scholars Program webpage, including a professional produced one-minute video
Receiving unique professional development training and individualized coaching
Access to the Public Scholars' community, which offers continuous support during their term and the prestige of being an alumnus of the program.
Being a Public Scholar
Concordia Public Scholars have the honour of being the face of graduate education at Concordia University. Each Scholar is expected to dedicate 10 hours a week to meet the requirements of the program and make the most of this opportunity.
"The Public Scholars program has positively affected my academic and professional career. It not only bolstered my confidence in showcasing my work but also equipped me with the skills to convey my research in a digestible public message. Academically, it broadened my network within Concordia University and beyond. Professionally, the program afforded me unique opportunities, such as attending the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) and leading a panel discussion on building decarbonization in Canada."
— Mostafa Saad, Public Scholar 2022
"The public scholar program was a game-changer for my career path. I was not expecting to receive so many interview requests and various occasions to share my research with the public.
This program helped me widen my network, enhance career possibilities, organize events, publish deliverables to a broader audience, and have an active presence on social media. I strongly recommend all doctoral students to apply and give this opportunity a chance."