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WIN-Velocity Scholarship Program.

Congratulations to Brian Rojkov, winner of the 2022 WIN-Velocity Scholarship!

The WIN-Velocity Scholarship, with a value equivalent to a Graduate Research Studentship (GRS) for two years, has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) to support domestic research-based master’s students, who will be registered full time in their first year of graduate studies, in the Faculty of Engineering and/or Faculty of Science.

Eligible students must pursue commercialization and entrepreneurship activities for establishing a start-up company at UW with Velocity support, based on a business idea in “deep-tech” (a category of startup companies that develop new products based “on scientific discovery or meaningful engineering innovation) which matches research conducted by the WIN supervisor. Students participating in the program will receive mentorship and advice for start-up and entrepreneurial activities from Velocity.

To be considered for this scholarship, students must complete the WIN-Velocity Scholarship Application and submit it to Lisa Pokrajac according to the graduate admission deadlines set by the Faculties of Engineering and Science: 1st February for Fall admission; 1st June for Winter admission; and 1st October for Spring admission.

A committee composed of WIN and Velocity representatives will review applications and make selections based both on academic credentials as well as on the market potential of the applicant’s business idea within six (6) to eight (8) weeks of application submission.

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WIN-Velocity Scholarship Winners

WIN would like to offer our congratulations to the WIN-Velocity Scholarship winners, and we thank all of the talented students who apply.

2022 WIN-Velocity Scholarship Winner: Brian Rojkov, Electrical and Computer Engineering – Supervised by Professor Manoj Sachdev