Scholarships & Awards


Two students attending Canadian universities will be chosen as Lucent Global Science Scholars in 2005. In Canada, the award competition will be administered by the Canadian Bureau for International Education in cooperation with the Institute of International Education. The successful applicants will receive a one-time award of $US5,000 and an expense-paid trip to visit Lucent/Bell Labs Global Headquarters in Murray Hill, New Jersey to attend the “Lucent Global Science Scholars Summit” in July 2005 along with other competition winners from around the world. When possible, the winner will be offered a paid summer internship.

Eligibility Criteria

1.You must be a full-time student in your first year at any Canadian university entitled to grant degrees under provincial legislation;
2.Your major or intended major must be computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering with a strong computer science interest, or a specialized technical telecommunications major, such as wireless engineering;
3.You must have high academic standing – as demonstrated by your marks in the final year of secondary school and first term at university;
4.You should be planning to pursue a career in information or communications technology;
5.You must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
6.You must have demonstrated competency in spoken and written English;
7.You must have demonstrated your potential to contribute to your profession in the future and your interest in expanding your international perspective.

How to Apply:

A complete application consists of the following materials:

1. A completed Lucent Global Science Scholars Program Application Form, available from this site or from a designated representative at your university.
2. Two letters of recommendation. One must come from a secondary school teacher or university professor or instructor, ideally in science or math. The other must come from a professional non-family member who has supervised your education, work, and/or other activities.
3. An official transcript of grades from your last year in secondary school and your first year at university. Include explanation of marks provided by institution.
4. Proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency.
5. A typewritten essay of 500 words which describes your science or math-related achievements, your future career plans, activities that illustrate your international perspective and past and current activities that could help you benefit from and contribute to the Lucent Global Science Scholars Program and why you should be selected as a Lucent Scholar.

Deadline: The deadline for application is March 31, 2005. Semi-finalists will be interviewed by the selection committee in April. Finalists will be announced in May. Selection decisions are final; there is no appeal process.

Application Address:
Canadian Bureau for International Education
Attn: Lucent Global Science Scholars Program
220 Laurier West, Suite 1550
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5Z9

For more information
You may send your questions on the Lucent Global Science Scholars Program by E-mail to CBIE at or telephone 613-237-4820, ext. 243.