Ontario Graduate Scholarships

PDAD&C #1, 2001-2002

M E M O R A N D U M

TO:   Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
FROM:   Adel Sedra, Vice-President and Provost
DATE:   July 10, 2001
RE:   Ontario Graduate Scholarships

Changes to the Ontario Graduate Scholarships Program, announced in the 2000 Ontario provincial budget, offered donors new opportunities for contributing to graduate student funding. The University set a goal of establishing a $70 million endowment to provide matching for 700 awards. Details of the OGS fundraising program were provided in a PDAD&C memorandum dated November 9, 2000.

While the fundraising is going well, the results have been variable across Divisions. To enable all Divisions to fully participate in this extremely worthwhile initiative, we will continue the OGS program, including the matching program for awards in humanities and social sciences, with the following modifications to the deadlines. Commitments must be secured by December 31, 2002 and cash must be received by December 31, 2004.