Richard Hirabayashi Award
Dr. Richard Shinobu Hirabayashi brought his gifts of gentleness, loyalty, wise counsel, patience, genuine compassion and spiritual outlook to all whose lives he touched. He was the first director of the Early Childhood Education program at the University of Calgary. He was a caring and devoted teacher and mentor who generously shared his time and talent with countless students during his nineteen years in the Werklund School of Education. He was dedicated to promoting greater respect among all people and understanding of cultural diversity, virtues that he himself exemplified.
Donor Endowed by family, colleagues, and friends of Richard Hirabayashi
Field of Study Education, ethnic diversity, human rights, or multicultural and aboriginal issues
Value $1,400
Number One
Duration One year
Eligibility Open to students registered in a graduate program in the Werklund School of Education.

Applicants are required to include with their application a one-page statement indicating their studies and activities that have contributed to their understanding of current issues in the field of study. Candidates must also identify how they demonstrate the values of Richard Hirabayashi, their commitment to working with immigrant communities and/or human rights through their academic studies and related activities.
Citizenship Unrestricted
Where Tenable University of Calgary, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Category Recommended by Program
Apply Students interested in the award should consult the Werklund School of Education. A recommendation will be forwarded to the Graduate Scholarship Office. The recommendation is subject to final approval of the Graduate Scholarship Committee.
Deadline February 1
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