The Inspiring International Student of the Year Award Program
The Inspiring International Student of the Year Award Program is implemented and overseen by CUPE 3906 and shall be given to international students who made notable, outstanding efforts to build the McMaster community.
Two awards are available each worth $300.
Any international student. This award is won only once.
The application consists of three documents (in pdf format):
1- Up to 500-700-word personal statement addressing the three points mentioned in the evaluation criteria below.
2- A one-page nomination letter from a McMaster student, faculty or employer. The letter must be signed and includes the contact details of the nominator.
3- A one-page reference letter from a McMaster faculty or employer. The letter must be signed and includes the contact details of the referee.
Note: Please make sure that each of the three files is named as follows: name of the document_your last name, (e.g., Personal Statement_Adam)
The applications will be assessed and given scores based on three elements:
- Initiative for the betterment,
- Spirit generosity.
Applications are reviewed by the Award Review Committee that consists of non-applicant members from the International Committee and external reviewers from other organizations on campus. The International Officer oversees the review process, yet is Not a reviewer to minimize bias.
Applications open on July 29th, 2021, and close on August 31st, 2021
Results to be announced in October 2021.
Please submit your application here (https://forms.office.com/r/YUSMHsqviT)
- Please note that the failure to comply to the above format will lead to the exclusion of your application.
- Please note that the disclosure of any incorrect or misleading information will lead to the denial of your application and may affect your ability to apply to any award programs at McMaster.
For any question:
Please contact the International Officer, Sarah Elshahat at firstname.lastname@example.org