Joanna Duong Chang Memorial Award

Award type: 
Scholarships/awards, Entrepreneurial awards
Award description: 

An award, valued at $2,000, will be provided annually to a full-time female undergraduate student enrolled in Year Two, Three, or Four of a program in the Faculty of Mathematics wherein women are underrepresented. Selection is based on academic excellence (minimum 75% cumulative average) and a demonstrated passion for entrepreneurship as evidenced by extracurricular activities such as the completion of a business project, participation in entrepreneurial competitions, etc. Preference will be given to candidates who best demonstrate the impact this award will have on their ability to pursue excellence both in the classroom and in their entrepreneurial endeavours. Interested students should submit an online application by November 1. This fund is made possible by a donation from the memorial foundation established by Stanley Chang (BMath ’00) and his family, in memory of his late wife, Joanna Duong Chang (BMath ’04). Joanna was the founder of the highly successful fashion company Henkaa, which produces convertible apparel and accessories for women. Joanna is remembered for her exceptional generosity, tremendous business acumen, and as the 2016 Young Alumni Achievement Award Winner in the Faculty of Mathematics.

Eligibility & selection criteria: 
  • full-time female undergraduate student 
  • minimum 75% cumulative average  
  • demonstrated passion for entrepreneurship as evidenced by extracurricular activities
  • demonstrate the impact this award will have on the ability to pursue excellence both in the classroom and in entrepreneurial endeavours
Year Two, Year Three, Year Four
Mathematics→Applied Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Business and CS (Double Degree), Combinatorics and Optimization, Computational Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Science, Information Technology Mgmt, Mathematical Optimization, Mathematical Physics, Mathematics, Mathematics/Business Admin, Pure Mathematics, Scientific Computation/Applied Mathematics, Statistics
Canadian citizen/permanent resident, International/study permit student
Selection process: 
Application required
Application details:
  • Complete the applicable term Undergraduate Award Application
    • At this time we are only accepting applications for awards with a Fall deadline (September - December).
    • The application for awards with deadlines in a future term will be available by the start of that term – please check back later.
    • Complete a separate application for each award you wish to be considered for.
    • Access the form on our Undergraduate Studies Forms page.
Application deadline: 
November 1
  • Student Awards & Financial Aid
    • The Centre, Needles Hall