Dr Fraser Mustard Scholarship Application
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The Doctor Fraser Mustard Scholarship for Advancing Knowledge in the Field of Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Sinneave Family Foundation is pleased to offer the Dr. Fraser Mustard Scholarship to graduate students pursuing academic training in a program that advances knowledge in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This award is named to honour Dr. Fraser Mustard, who added his wisdom and expertise to the early development of the Sinneave Family Foundation. He served as a founding Board Member from 2008-2011. Dr Mustard, who passed away in 2011, was a medical trail-blazer, a child development pioneer, and founding member and former Dean of the Micheal G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University. Dr. Mustard called worldwide attention to the importance of the early years of life and that early childhood experiences shape human development across the lifespan.

Purpose: To honour Dr. Fraser Mustard’s many contributions and memory with an annual Scholarship to an individual pursuing a Master's or Doctrol Degree in a field that supports and furthers knowledge and/or research of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Value: $5000- One scholarship per annum.

Eligibility: The applicant must be a resident of Alberta, attending a post-secondary academic program at an Alberta university, in a field of study that supports and furthers the knowledge and/or research of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Successful recipients may receive the Scholarship only once.

Individuals that are directors, officers, employees, volunteers, and students, during the time the application is open, and their immediate family members are not eligible to receive Sinneave scholarships and awards.

Application: The candidate must complete the online application and submit the required attachments before midnight, Mountain Time on May 31, 2020. The two required attachments are:

  1. An essay (750 words maximum), from the applicant indicating:
    • Why they are interested in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
    • Why they should be considered for this scholarship.
  2. One letter of recommendation. The letter of recommendation may be attached to the application or emailed directly to info@sinneavefoundation.org

The selection committee may want to conduct a brief telephone interview with select candidates.

Review: Each question in the application form and the essay will be scored for thoroughness and quality of answers. The scoring values for each question and the essay are noted in the application. Ten additional points for current and/or future work in the field of autism will also be awarded.

Disbursement: Applicants will be notified of the results of the competition in August. The award will be disbursed after the recipient provides proof of enrolment to a program that starts in fall of 2020 or later to the Sinneave Family Foundation. A T4A will be issued for the amount of the award.

Questions may be directed to info@sinneavefoundation.org

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