Graduate students from the Global South are transforming our world. Through their graduate studies, international students pursue compelling projects like enhancing the leadership potential of young women with disabilities in southeast Asia, improving the livelihoods of women engaged in artisanal mining throughout central Africa, and enhancing rural livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa in an era of global change.

Through the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS) Global South Graduate Scholarship, donors will empower and equip students to follow their passions, become engaged citizens and address the important social and cultural issues of our time.

The Background

 “Culturally and intellectually diverse cohorts enrich FASS’s worldviews and better prepares our graduates to be global citizens.  This Scholarship represents an important new contribution to this growing priority for FASS.” – Dr. Anne Bowker, Interim Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

This scholarship will help address this priority by enhancing access to all graduate programs for students from the Global South. The Global South includes lower and lower-middle-income countries as identified by IDRC and the World Bank.

Established and championed by Mike Brklacich, who retired from Carleton in January 2022, this award is inspired by his extensive career in interdisciplinary research and passion for collaborating with graduate students, researchers, research institutions, and NGOs throughout the Global South.

The Rollout

Thanks to donor support, we have made incredible progress toward our $50,000 goal, securing just over 70% of the funds necessary to make this a permanent scholarship. Surpassing our goal will allow for greater impact and financial support for students.

With your continued support, establishing the inaugural FASS Global South Graduate Scholarship will support, at a minimum, one annual scholarship of $2000 in perpetuity.

Gifts to the FASS Global South Graduate Scholarship will help build the endowment and will receive a charitable tax receipt.

The FASS Global South Graduate Scholarship will be awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to an outstanding international graduate student from the Global South who is entering or continuing in a full-time graduate degree program within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and who is conducting research into transformative societal or cultural issues.

The Impact

Donor support will be of direct, tangible benefit to the scholarship recipient. However, the benefits will extend well beyond a financial contribution. Through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Global South Graduate Scholarship, donors can enhance access to education for students from the Global South and enrich the educational experience of all students by diversifying the graduate student cohort.

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