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McMaster University

The Philomathia Foundation’s relationship with McMaster University started in 1972 when Wilfred Chung attended the school for his undergraduate studies. Over the years, Wilfred has made a number of personal donations to support McMaster students, including the Chung Family Bursary and the Dawson Prize in Chemistry, named in honour of his undergraduate mentor.

Following discussions with the university’s deans and faculty leaders on issues of major global concern, in May 2012, the Philomathia Foundation established the Philomathia Foundation Water Project at McMaster University. Funding available through this project helped support the creation of a new research chair position for a professor with expertise in engineering and global policy development (with an adjunct appointment to the United Nations University’s Institute for Water, Environment and Health) as well as several research fellowships and travel scholarships for students studying water-related issues.

Scholarships and Fellowships

Philomathia Foundation Water Project

The Philomathia Water Project was established at McMaster in 2012 to fund research and scholarships for students studying water-related issues. Linking science and policy, this holistic approach encompasses the physical, social, cultural, and economic elements of local water security.

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Scholarships and Fellowships

Philomathia PhD Scholarship in Water Policy

The next generation of leaders require cutting-edge training to resolve modern-day water challenges. The Philomathia PhD Scholarship supports international students conducting interdisciplinary research on water policy, science, and technology. Successful candidates participate in the UN University Water without Borders program.

Scholarships and Fellowships

Philomathia Travel Scholarship

In 2009, the foundation established the Philomathia Travel Scholarship to promote learning and discovery from a global perspective. Awarded annually, the scholarship is awarded to a third year honours student who wishes to study and travel abroad in order to expand their knowledge and perspective.

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