Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs on the recommendation of the Director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) to an outstanding graduate student entering or continuing in a degree program in International Affairs. Preference will be given to recipients who demonstrate aptitude for pragmatic approaches to solving international issues. Endowed in 2023 by Gaia Power Inc. for its founder, Samit Sharma. This scholarship was established in honour and appreciation of Canada’s leadership in areas of refugee settlement, peacemaking, humanitarian aid, international law, human rights, governance and democracy.