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Abdul Majid Bader Graduate Scholarship

Posted by Faculty of Graduate Studies on June 22, 2017 in Awards

The Faculty of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the Abdul Majid Bader Graduate Scholarship

The scholarship is valued at $40,000 for one twelve-month academic year of full-time study. The scholarship is renewable, subject to an annual progress review (scholarship-class standing required). The award can be held for a maximum of 24 months of full-time study.

First preference will be given to Iranian students who are residents of Iran. Second preference will be given to other international students. Applicants with first class standing in their undergraduate program who are intending to pursue studies in any discipline in which Dalhousie offers graduate degrees are welcome to apply once they have been accepted into a program. Applications may also be submitted by departments for eligible students who have been accepted into a graduate program.

Abdul Bader was born in the Iranian capital city of Tehran in 1949. After completing his primary education he left his homeland for Great Britain, where he completed his secondary education. He then went to the U.S. for advanced studies. Just prior to the Islamic Revolution, he returned to Iran, having received a Master’s degree from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. A series of events, including his father’s death and the advert of the Islamic Republic in Iran changed the course of Mr. Bader’s career. Therefore his time was devoted to running a private inherited business. In the early 1990s, Mr. Bader had the opportunity to gain permanent resident status in Canada. Some years later, he became a Canadian citizen. With no immediate family, Mr. Bader decided to will much of his Canadian assets to Dalhousie University to create the Abdul Majid Bader Graduate Scholarship fund for international Doctoral or Masters students. On learning of the high tuition costs for international students, Mr. Bader decided the scholarship should be directed to international students, with first preference to Iranian student, who are residents of Iran. In this manner, Mr. Bader hoped to give back, not only to his original homeland, but also to his adopted country, Canada, that, he says, has been most generous to people like him.

Application and annual renewal request deadline: August 1st.

For more information please contact Fgs.slo@dal.ca.