Harvey E. Longboat Graduate Scholarship for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Students

Harvey E. Longboat Graduate Scholarship

Deadline: February 20, 2020, at 9 a.m.

Please note that Indigenous students may also want to apply for one of two Ontario Graduate Scholarships for Indigenous students. Applicants complete the Longboat Applicaiton, plus one additional component. Details are here.

About the Award

The Harvey E. Longboat Graduate Scholarship for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis Students was established in 2009 in honour of Harvey E. Longboat, and in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to McMaster University, the Six Nations of the Grand River and broader communities.

The award is tenable for one academic year, beginning September. Recipients can receive the award more than once, but must re-apply each year. 

Current Scholars

Katelyn Knott

Program: Gender Studies & Feminist Research

Level: Masters

Amount: $15,000

Joanna Miller

Program: Physio Therapy

Level: Masters

Amount: $10,000

Kelsey Leonard

Program: Political Science

Level: Phd

Amount: $5,000

Marissa Matthews

Program: Political Science

Level: PhD

Amount: $5,000

Johannah Bird

Program: English & Cultural Studies

Level: PhD

Amount: $5,000 

Mary Ellen Simon

Program: Anthropology

Level: Masters

Amount: $5,000

 

 

Kimberleigh Schultz

Program: Geography

Level: PhD

Amount: $15,000

 

Rachel Bomberry

Program: Health Studies

Level: PhD

Amount: $15,000

 

Kelsey Leonard

Program: Political Science

Level: PhD

Amount: $15,000

Rachelle McKay

Program: 

Level: 

Amount: $15,000

Mary Ellen Simon

Program: Anthropology

Level: MA I

Amount: $5,000

Aimee Battcock

Program: Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour

Level: 

Amount: $5,000

Johannah Bird

Program: English

Level: PhD

Amount: $5,000

Kimberleigh Schultz

Program: Geography

Level: PhD

Amount: $15,000

Marrissa Matthews

Program: Political Science

Level: PhD

Amount: $15,000

 

Program: English & Cultural Studies

Level: PhD

Amount: $5,000 

Mary 

Program: Anthropology

Level: Masters

Amount: $5,000

 

Jill Rogers

Program: Sociology

Level: Masters

Amount: $15,000 

Denise McQueen

Program: Global Health

Level: Masters

Amount: $10,000

Johannah Bird

Program: English

Level: PhD

Amount: $10,000

Laurie Sherry Kirk

Program: Social Work

Level: PhD

Amount: $7,500

Marissa Matthews

Program: Political Science

Level: PhD

Amount: $2,500

 

 

 

 

Sara Smith

Master's of Public Health

Brittany Lickers

Occupational Therapy

Eligibility & Criteria

Who is eligible for the Harvey E. Longboat Graduate Scholarship?

  • Incoming or returning graduate students (Master's or PhD) of First Nation, Inuit, or Métis descent.
  • The Harvey Longboat Award is not exclusive to students from the Six Nations of the Grand River Communities; the application is open to any current graduate student (or applicant to a graduate program at McMaster University) who identifies as First Nation, Inuit, or Métis. 
  • The applicant will be attending McMaster University in the September 2020-August 2021 Academic Year. Students must intend to be enrolled for a minimum of two terms.

Criteria

Award winners demonstrate 

  • Exceptional promise in community leadership
  • Mentorship to other Indigenous students
  • Mentorship within First Nation, Inuit, or Métis communities
  • Leadership to advance Indigenous education, either inside or outside of a university setting
  • High academic achievement

Intent and Value of Award

This award is intended as a means to recognize and acknowledge the academic achievement and exceptional promise of an Indigenous graduate student or students at McMaster University. Consideration is also given to Indigenous scholars who have demonstrated mentorship within community settings.

Value

Several students may receive this award simultaneously. A total value of $30,000 in scholarship is available for the Harvey E. Longboat Award, to be dispersed according to the following division:

  1. $15,000 awarded to one individual recipient; and
  2. $15,000 awarded to either one individual OR divided and awarded to several recipients (typically 2-5 awards, at the discretion of the selection committee).

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted until the deadline of: FEBRUARY 20, 2020 at 9am

Instructions

Step One: Student Application and Transcripts

  • Student candidate completes the application portion. This includes: Applicant information section and (a maximum one page each) for the statements i) Letter of Introduction, ii) Community Involvement Statement and iii) Plan of Study, plus transcripts (scanned from all postsecondary institutions attended).
  • Completed candidate application portion to be combined as one .PDF saved with the file name 'Student Last Name_Longboat_2020'.
  • Candidates upload completed application portion to MacDrive. 

 Step Two: Referees

  • Applicants to contact one academic and one community member for a reference.
  • When contacting referees, students should ask their referees to provide their letters on organizational letterhead (where applicable) then upload their reference letters to MacDrive.  Referees can refer to Selection Criteria to help inform the content of their letters.
  • Naming conventions for their reference letters are: Student Last Name_Community Reference_2020 or Student Last Name_Academic Reference_2020.  
  • Please provide your referee the following link to upload their letters by the deadline: https://macdrive.mcmaster.ca/u/d/dc88519c2df94ff38287/  

 

Harvey E. Longboat Scholarship Application Checklist

A complete Harvey E. Longboat Scholarship application includes these components:

      ___ Candidate Application (with Letter of Introduction, Community Involvement Statement, Plan of Study)

      ___ Transcripts from all postsecondary institutions (scanned copies ok)

      ___ Community Reference Letter 

      ___ Academic Reference Letter 

 

 

 

Past Recipients

Carrie Lynn McMullin

Program: English and Cultural Studies

Level: Master's

Amount: $15,000

Laurel Curley

Program: Social Work

Level: PhD

Amount: $3,000

Christa Lee Jonathan

Program: Sociology

Level: Master's

Amount: $3,000

Kelsey Leonard

Program: Political Science

Level: PhD

Amount: $3,000

Joshua Wilfred Manitowabi

Program: Anthropology

Level: Master's

Amount: $3,000

Lacey Jeanette VanEvery

Program: Public Health

Level: Master's

Amount: $3,000

Joshua Wilfred Manitowabi

Program: Anthropology

Level: Master's II

Amount: $15,000

Kelsey Leonard

Program: Political Science

Level: PhD

Amount: $10,000

Rachel Bomberry

Program: Health Policy

Level: Master's

Amount: $5,000

Rachel McKay

Program: 

Level: 

Amount: $15,000

Kelsey Leonard

Program: Political Science

Level: PhD

Amount: $15,000

Mary Ellen Simon

Program: Anthropology

Level: Master's l

Amount: $5,000

Aimee Battock

Program: Psychology

Level: 

Amount: $5,000

Johannah Bird

Program: English

Level: PhD

Amount: $5,000

Katelyn Knott

Program: Gender Studies and Feminist Research

Level: Master's

Amount: $15,000

 

Joanna Miller

Program: Physiotherapy

Level: Master's

Amount: $10,000

Kelsey Leonard

Program: Political Science

Level: PhD

Amount: $5,000

 

Mary Ellen Simon

Program: Anthropology

Level: Master's

Amount: $5,000

 

Marissa Matthews

Program: Political Science

Level: PhD

Amount: $5,000

 

Johannah Bird

Program: English

Level: PhD

Amount: $5,000

Sandra L Muse

Program: English and Cultural Studies

Level: PhD

Amount: $10,000

Jennifer Adesse

Program: English and Cultural Studies

Level: PhD

Amount: $15,000

 

Laurel Curley

Program: Social Work

Level: PhD

Amount: 15,000

Shelby King

Program: English and Cultural Studies

Level: PhD

Amount: $15,000

 

Sandra L Muse

Program: English and Cultural Studies

Level: PhD

Amount: $10,000

 

Laurel Curley

Program: Social Work

Level: PhD

Amount: $5,000

Kaitlin Sandra Debicki

Program: English and Cultural Studies

Level: PhD

Amount: $15,000

 

Sandra L Muse

Program: English and Cultural Studies

Level: PhD

Amount: $10,000

 

Randa Stringer

Program: Medical Sciences

Level: PhD

Amount: $5,000

Kaitlin Sandra Debicki

Program: English and Cultural Studies

Level: PhD

Amount: $15,000

 

Sandra L Muse

Program: English and Cultural Studies

Level: PhD

Amount: $15,000