• November 14, 2008 12:06 PM
  • - General

Studentawards Inc. partners with 3M National Teaching Fellowship and The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education


    TORONTO, Nov. 14 /CNW/ - Studentawards Inc. is delighted to announce its
partnership with the 3M National Teaching Fellowship and the Society for
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). This alliance links three
groups committed to supporting student success and improving teaching and
learning and will enable the 3M Fellows to provide students with advice and
guidance.
    "This collaboration will offer real benefits to Canadian high school and
post-secondary students," says Suzanne Tyson, President of Studentawards Inc.
"Together, we will develop initiatives to broaden awareness of this
extraordinary group of 228 award-winning professors, allowing them to interact
with the hundreds of thousands of Studentawards members, educators and
parents."
    "The 3M National Teaching Fellowship is the only national award which
recognizes teaching excellence and leadership in Canadian universities," says
Lesley Gouldie, CEO of Studentawards.com. "For 10 years Studentawards has been
helping students find money for school. Now, we will be able to connect them
with a group of professors who can help them succeed before, during and after
their university experience."
    "This new partnership with Studentawards.com helps the 3M Teaching
Fellows take their years of teaching expertise and give back to students
nationally," says Arshad Ahmad, 3M National Teaching Fellow (1992) and 3M
Program Coordinator. "Studentawards will provide opportunities for the Fellows
to share their award-winning practices outside of their home campuses, right
across Canada."

    About the 3M National Teaching Fellowships

    In 1986, 3M Canada and The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher
Education (STLHE) established the Fellowship, the only national award program
of its kind in Canada.
    Each year, between 50 and 60 nominees undergo a rigorous selection
process. To celebrate each year's 10 recipients, 3M Canada hosts a four-day
retreat at Le Château Montebello in Quebec. Intense exchanges and lifelong
collaborations are forged, often resulting in transformative calls for action
to help improve student learning.
    Today, the 3M National Teaching Fellowship represents every discipline in
university teaching, from large and small institutions in every province. An
elected 3M Council Executive represents the fellowship and channels their
initiatives, coordinating their projects with 3M Canada and STLHE. To learn
more about the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, please visit:
http://www.mcmaster.ca/3Mteachingfellowships/

    About Studentawards.com

    Studentawards.com helps college and university students find the money
they need to fully dedicate themselves to their studies.
    Despite the fact that there are many scholarships, grants and bursaries
available in Canada, most college and university students graduate with tens
of thousands of dollars of debt, which will take years to repay.
Studentawards.com is not satisfied with this situation, which is why, for more
than 10 years, we have been connecting students with great opportunities to
find money for school; many are hard-to-find, non-institutional awards.
    Over 1.5 million students have joined as members at www.studentawards.com
to get matched with the awards we've gathered and organized, as well as awards
we've created. Students can find money to pay for their books - $1,000 - or
their entire education - $60,000.
    Studentawards.com's service is easy to use, it is fast and, best of all,
it is free.




For further information: Lesley Gouldie, CEO, Studentawards.com, (416)
322-3210 ext 226, lesleyg@studentawards.com; Suzanne Tyson, President,
Studentawards.com, (416) 322-3210 ext 227, suzanne@studentawards.com