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Research Fields TEST History/Culture of Iceland
Categories Humanities
Citizenship No citizenship available
Eligibility In memory of her dear friend, Konrad Gordon Sigurdson (B.A./66), Katherine Shotton has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship support for students of Icelandic language and literature. It will be used to offer the Konrad Gordon Sigurdson Graduate Awrad and, in years where there is no qualified graduate candidate, the Konrad Gordon Sigurdson Undergraduate Award. The available annual interest from the fund will be used to offer one scholarship to a graduate student who:
  • is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, in the M.A. in Icelandic
  • has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) based on the last 60 credit hours
  • is undertaking or has proposed to undertake thesis research pertaining to the history and/or culture of the Icelandic community in Canada

  • About Konrad Gordon Sigurdson Memorial Award

    Konrad Sigurdson was born in Gimli, Manitoba on November 10, 1945, to parents of Icelandic heritage. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba in 1966. Mr. Sigurdson enjoyed various positions in the Department of Citizenship and Immigration and in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He had a disinguished diplomatic career representing Canada as Ambassador or High Commissioner to many countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Jamaica, and the Philippines, among others. Mr. Sigurdson retired from public service in 2006 as Director-General of Consular Affairs.
    Value The value is not available
    Currency Canadian
    Tenable at No details on tenability available
    Deadlines No deadlines available
    Application Details Contact the Department of Icelandic Language and Literature.

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