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Scholarships renamed in honour of Canada’s best and brightest


Ottawa, ON – The federal government says its Canada Graduate Scholarships have been renamed to honour important Canadian historical innovators and researchers. The master’s and doctoral scholarships will be named after renowned pioneers of Canadian technology, medicine and entrepreneurship:

– students in the natural sciences and engineering will now receive the Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships;

– students in the health sciences will now receive the Sir Frederick Banting and Dr Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships; and

– award winners in the social sciences and humanities will now receive the J Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships.

The scholarships are awarded through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The total number of scholarships awarded will stand at 5,000 by 2009.