Awarded to students doing thesis research on Canadian human geography.
The James Maxwell Scholarship in Human Geography ($6,000 for an individual, if applications merit) is awarded to students enrolled in a Master’s program at a Canadian university and engaged in thesis research on Canadian human geography. This scholarship was named in honour of James Maxwell, a former Executive Director of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
Applications are open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Students must be registered in a Master’s program with a thesis requirement at a Canadian university, and propose a research topic that addresses some substantive element of human geography of Canada. Any Master’s program that allows for such a focus is acceptable. The Scholarship will normally be awarded to a student (full-time or part-time) whose course work will be completed by the May following the application deadline.
The deadline for receipt of applications is February 14th, annually.