Vector Scholarship in AI (2023-24) - Open Competition now open - School of Computer Science

The School of Computer Science (SCS) is pleased to announce that the following scholarship opportunity is now available to students entering our full-time master’s program in an AI-related field for the 2023-24 academic year (Spring 2023, Fall 2023, or Winter 2024). 

Vector Scholarship in AI (2023-24) - Open Competition is now open. 

The Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence is a merit-based entrance award that recognizes top candidates pursuing AI-related studies in master’s programs recognized by the Vector Institute or who are following an individualized study path that is demonstrably AI-focused. Scholarships are valued at $17,500 CAD for one full year of study at an Ontario university. Both domestic and international students with first-class standing (minimum A- in their last two years of full-time study) are eligible for consideration.  
SCS DEADLINE: In order to be nominated by the School of Computer Science, University of Windsor, a complete application must be submitted to by:  Friday March 3, 2023 at 4:00pm.  
Click here to read Eligibility Criteria 

Documentation required

1. Copies of all up-to-date transcripts (undergraduate and graduate, if applicable); 
(Students who submit unofficial transcripts will be required to submit official transcripts if they are awarded the Vector Scholarship.)
2. Two references using the Referee Form, at least one of which is academic; the template is provided below. 
3. An up-to-date one to two-page CV; 
4. A 250-word statement outlining your reason for pursuing a master’s in AI, relevant AI-related experience, and career aspirations; template provided below. 
5. Self-Identification Form; template provided below. 
6. If your GPA in the last two years of study is below A-, the rationale for consideration of your nomination (i.e. describing extenuating circumstances) - use the student statement template.

TEMPLATES: Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence (2023-24) 

It is recommended that you download and save these files locally before completing them to ensure the content is saved appropriately.  
Referee Form (2023-2024) (two referees are required) 
If you are experiencing trouble opening the above referee form using a Macbook, please use this second referee template below: Referee Form for Mac OS (2023-2024).  Note that referee forms should be completed prior to signing both pages. *Referees are to be directed to send completed forms directly to 

Benefits of being a Vector scholarship recipient 

Scholarship recipients become part of the Vector Institute’s community of renowned researchers, major Canadian companies, and AI start-ups solving high-impact problems. Recipients receive support for their education, and affiliation with Vector can open high-quality career options through Vector’s networking & career events, Digital Talent Hub, and professional development: 

Networking & career events 
The Vector Institute’s exclusive events put scholarship recipients face-to-face with hiring managers and AI practitioners from major Canadian employers, providing them with unique access to career opportunities. Build relationships with a network of AI professionals that can provide opportunity, insight, and collaboration over your career. 

Digital Talent Hub 
Discover career opportunities through Vector’s Digital Talent Hub, an exclusive online platform that curates AI-related job openings among top Canadian employers. Available only to the Vector community, the Digital Talent Hub is trusted by hiring managers and connects AI talent with a wealth of high-impact internships and full-time openings at leading companies. 

Professional development 
Learn about the latest AI research from around the globe and get industry advice from AI industry professionals through Vector’s exclusive seminars and workshops. Leverage Vector for career support activities to prepare for internship/job search or career transition. Visit our YouTube channel to watch past webinars. 

Learn more about the scholarship at 
If you have any questions or require clarification on any of the above, please let us know. 
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