AARMS invites nominations for two $5,000 graduate student scholarships to be awarded in Fall each year.  These scholarships will recognize the brightest young mathematical scientists in the region and are open to graduate students registered at AARMS member universities in the Fall 2021 academic term.  AARMS welcomes and encourages nominations of members of any group traditionally underrepresented in the mathematical sciences. 


Any graduate student supervised (or co-supervised) by a faculty member from an AARMS member university Mathematics and/or Statistics Department during the Fall academic term is eligible to hold this scholarship.  Note that it is not necessary for a student to be currently enrolled to submit a nomination.

Selection criteria

Scholarship winners will be selected on the basis of academic excellence, research potential, and regional representation with Atlantic Canada.  The Selection Committee will also take into account that AARMS is committed to fostering a welcoming environment—one that is equitable, diverse and socially just.

Nomination procedures

Applications consist of:

  • Support letter from the supervisor(s) (required)
  • Current CV of the student (required)
  • Academic transcripts from the student (optional)
  • A personal statement from the student (optional)
  • Up to two additional letters of support (optional)

The first step of the nomination procedure is for the nominator (the student’s supervisor or one of the co-supervisors) to create an application via our online portal. Note that the nominator is responsible for uploading the supervisor letter of support and the CV, both of which are mandatory. If there is more that one supervisor, there should be a single letter from all supervisors.

From within online portal, the nominator may choose to generate electronic invitations for the student and other letter writers to upload optional additional documents.

All nomination materials should be submitted to our online portal by the required deadline (to be posted here each year). Any questions about the submission process should be directed to David Langstroth.