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Ghanimat Azhdari Memorial Scholarship [E6036]

Donor(s):University of Guelph, Family and Friends of Ghanimat Azhdari
Value:1 award of $5,000
Awarded:In the fall and the recipient must be registered to receive, In the winter and the recipient must be registered to receive, In the summer and the recipient must be registered to receive
  • Application for Admission
  • Research Proposal
Deadline:March 15
  • Non-Canadian-PR-PP

Established in memory of Ghanimat Azhdari, a PhD student in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Geomatics. Ghanimat was a first-year student from Iran who perished in the Iran plane crash in January 2020. She was an Indigenous person who was born into the nomadic Qashqai tribe in southwestern Iran and as such had a very strong personal relationship to her ancestral territories in Iran. Students must have completed an application for admission along with a one-page research statement to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies ( by March 15. Selection will be based on highest admission average and in the event of a tie, the strongest research statement selected will be used to break the tie.

International students entering any full-time graduate program committed to research in issues related to Indigenous communities or populations. Preference will be given to those whose research includes conservation and the environment.