Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership

At the Schulich School of Business, there are various funding opportunities for female candidates to help foster their professional career development. In addition to the large number of Awards and Scholarships available, below are the awards exclusively for women.

Entrance Award

Brokers Trust Insurance Group Award in Memory of Gena Giansante
The Brokers Trust Insurance Group Award in Memory of Gena Giansante is given annually to an incoming female MBA/IMBA student majoring in accounting or finance. The recipient will have a minimum B+ average and will be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person and resident of Ontario who demonstrates financial need.
Value: $5,000

Continuing Student Award

Carol Anne Letheren Women’s MBA Award
The Carole Anne Letheren Women’s MBA Award will be presented each year to a second-year full-time female student. The recipient must have a minimum average of 6.0 (B+) and demonstrate financial need. OSOTF guidelines apply.
Value: $3,000

External Awards

Heather L. Main Memorial Scholarship (Women in Capital Markets)
The Heather L. Main Memorial Scholarship is available to full-time students in their first year of the MBA or third year of the joint MBA/JD program. Applicants are asked to demonstrate their interest in pursuing careers in the Canadian capital markets, academic excellence, as well as community involvement and leadership capabilities.
Value: $15,000;
• A paid summer internship at a participating financial institution;
• Mentoring by a Women In Capital Markets member in the final year of graduate business studies;
• Tuition-free enrolment in the Canadian Securities Course.

Toronto CREW Real Estate Scholarship
Toronto CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) is committed to connecting young women to a commercial real estate path. Toronto CREW assists students’ successful entry into the commercial real estate industry through this scholarship, continued support through a Mentorship program during the first five years working in the industry, and on-going professional development through membership thereafter. The Toronto CREW Real Estate Scholarship is open to first-year female Schulich MBA students specializing in Real Property (specialization or Diploma). Scholarship recipients are also provided with a summer internship within the commercial real estate industry.

Canadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs Scholarship (CAWEE)
The CAWEE Scholarship is awarded to a full-time female MBA student in her second year of study who shows a strong interest in advancing the status of women in business and demonstrates leadership and community involvement. The recipient must demonstrate academic excellence and a need for financial assistance. The student is invited as a guest of the association to attend an event and speak about her accomplishments and future plans.

Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW)
Founded in 1919, the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is a national, non-profit, non-governmental, women’s equality-seeking organization. Each year, CFUW provides a range of post-graduate awards and fellowships to women through its Charitable Trust Fund. More information about the fellowship can be found at http://www.fcfdu.org/en-ca/fellowshipsawards.aspx.