Department Announces New Ruth and Eber Pollard Doctoral Scholarships in History
The Department is delighted to announce a the new Ruth and Eber Pollard Doctoral Scholarships in History. Ruth (- 2005) and Eber (- 2009) Pollard were great supporters of the study of History in Guelph and at the University. Longtime activists in the Guelph Historical Society, where Ruth served as president and Eber vice-president for many years, and early providers of scholarships recognizing the excellent work of Guelph History undergraduates, the Pollards made provision in their will to found generous graduate scholarships in Canadian History. In September 2011, the University will award the first Ruth and Eber Pollard Doctoral Scholarships of $10,500 each to entering PhD students specializing in Canadian History. The new Ruth and Eber Pollard Doctoral Scholarship, together with the existing Pollard awards for History undergraduates, ensures that the Pollard’s enthusiasm for Canadian History and the study of History at the University of Guelph will live on.