The Hartley and Margaret Fredeen Scholarship is offered annually to a student who is conducting research on co-operatives, either entering or continuing studies in a master’s or doctoral program at the University of Saskatchewan. Students who are currently enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in the Social Economy, Co-operatives, and Nonprofit Sector (GSECN) are also eligible to apply.
Margaret and Hartley lived their lives in Saskatchewan believing that co-operatives contribute to stable and economically inclusive and peaceful societies. As young people, they and their families lived through challenging times, made more difficult by financial institutions, corporations and governments that did not represent the interests of everyday people. The role that co-operatives played to mitigate the consequences of the Great Depression left a strong impression that shaped their shared values and motivated their commitment to social and economic justice. Margaret and Hartley and their six children are all alumni of the University of Saskatchewan and the Fredeen family continues to hold a deep and long-standing relationship with the University.
The goal of the scholarship is to support students in creating and sharing knowledge about co-operatives. The successful applicant for the Hartley and Margaret Fredeen Scholarship in Co-operative Studies will be chosen based upon the applicant’s proposed research exploring the ways that co-operatives can make our lives better, whether that be locally or globally.
Application deadline: November 1, 2023
The Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives
101 Diefenbaker Place, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B8