The initiative of this award comes from the recognition of underfunding of graduate students in general, and home economics/human ecology fields, specifically. Graduate students registered in a Master or Doctoral program in the field of home economics/human ecology may apply. Preference will be given to students who have an undergraduate degree in the field of home economics/human ecology. This has recently become a Designated Award due to a generous bequest from the estate of Verna M. Lefebvre.
Verna M. Lefebvre, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus retired from the University of Alberta in 1995 following 29 years of service. She joined the staff at the University of Alberta in 1966 in the Clothing and Textiles Division of the School of Household Economics. She later joined the Faculty of Education. Before coming to Alberta, she worked with the University of Saskatchewan Youth and Adult Education Extension. In Alberta, she taught at the junior and senior high schools and at the college level, she taught at Montana State University and the University of Guelph.
The program will provide $8,000 per year with a maximum of $1,000 per student. A student can hold the award for multiple years, However, the application process would apply each year.
Deadline for applications is September 30.
Assuming the applicant meets the eligibility requirements above, the following criteria will be used in determiing the recipients of the awards.
All applications are due by September 30.
Applications must include:
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