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OSSTF/FEESO Financial Assistance Awards for Further Education · I.M. (Brick) Robb Fellowship

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I.M. (Brick) Robb Fellowship

This fellowship is named in honour of I.M. (Brick) Robb, teacher and Head of Guidance at Northern Vocational School, Toronto, until appointed Field and Deputy General Secretary of OSSTF/FEESO in 1950. He served as General Secretary from 1964 to 1968.

  1. This fellowship is designed to assist OSSTF/FEESO Members in good standing with Doctoral studies at a university of their choice.
    1. Value is $3,500.
    2. If no acceptable applications are received in any year, no award will be made.

  2. Applications are acceptable from current OSSTF/FEESO Members in good standing who:
    1. are currently involved in studies or will undertake studies during the school year following receipt of the award;
    2. have a proposed plan of study which is acceptable to the OSSTF/FEESO Educational Services Committee; and
    3. have not previously been a recipient of this fellowship.

  3. The study is to be at a publicly-funded university of the candidate's choice.

  4. Each candidate shall submit a completed application form provided by the Federation, which shall include:
    1. academic and professional information;
    2. official transcripts as evidence of preparation in the field;
    3. proof of status in the doctoral program;
    4. details of the proposed study including time, place and duration;
    5. a statement of anticipated expenses;
    6. two or more letters of reference, at least one should be from a member of the faculty of the institution at which the study is to be undertaken. Each letter should outline the candidate’s suitability for this award.

  5. Recipients of the award shall provide a copy of the doctoral thesis to OSSTF/FEESO. It is understood that OSSTF/FEESO may use all or part of the thesis resulting from this study without further payment of royalty or otherwise to the author or publisher.

  6. Interpretation and administration of the terms of this award are at the discretion of the OSSTF/FEESO Educational Services Committee subject to the approval of the Provincial Executive.

  7. At the discretion of the OSSTF/FEESO Educational Services Committee, final selection may be made by a panel of three Canadian scholars.

  8. Completed applications should be electronically submitted with all attachments.

    It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that any attachments that cannot be submitted electronically are sent to:

    OSSTF/FEESO
    Attn: Karen Metherall
    60 Mobile Drive
    Toronto ON
    M4A 2P3
The application and all attachments must be received at OSSTF/FEESO Provincial Office no later than April 1.