Empowering Young Women:
The Dr. Shauna Devine Women's Initiative Scholarship

The Shauna Devine Leadership Award encourages and promotes exceptional female students who have demonstrated scholarship and academic excellence, leadership, community service and/ or entrepreneurship. Dr. Shauna Devine has launched this award, which responds to one of her core missions of empowering women through education to be the leaders of today and tomorrow. The initiative engages young women from Olympian Swimming to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree in business, science/math, technology or medicine. Submissions are evaluated based on candidate essays, which outline goals and research objectives while attending university. Consideration will also be given to academic performance, community involvement, leadership qualities and extracurricular activities.

Scholarship Value: $3,500
Duration: 12 months
Application Deadline: October 1, 2017
Results Announced: October 15, 2017

Due to the high number of submissions, only those who have won the award will be contacted.

Eligibility to Apply:

  • Be applying for support to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree at any recognized university in Canada or abroad in the maths/sciences; business; technology; sciences or medicine
  • Proof of acceptance to a recognized university in Canada or abroad
  • Be a female member or female staff member of the Olympian Swimming Organization
  • You must be registered in a full time program at a recognized university when the award is issued

Have at least one or more of the following:

a) demonstrated a leadership role in a community endeavour and/or school project and/or
b) a record of entrepreneurial achievement
c) notable achievements in maths/sciences

Application Process:

  • Ensure that you meet all eligibility requirements
  • Please submit one written evaluation from a suitable referee (this should be a teacher or professor familiar with your work, goals and leadership)
  • One 500-1000 word essay outlining career, research objectives and why women's advocacy remains important today

Submit to:

sdevine7@uwo.ca