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College of Social and Applied Human Sciences Internal Awards

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Alumni Research Travel Scholarship (ECON, GEOG, POLS, PSYC, SOC/ANTH)
The University of Guelph Alma Mater Fund provides an endowment for travel awards to graduate students in the Departments of Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology completing thesis research off campus. Registered students with at least an A- average in the most recently completed two years of undergraduate and/or graduate study are eligible to apply; students cannot receive the award beyond semester 5 at the graduate level. Students submit the application to the graduate co-ordinator of their program of study (application forms are available from graduate co-ordinators and in the Dean's Office, CSAHS) on or before March 1. Selection of award winner(s) will be on the basis of academic achievement and thesis research description.

Alzheimer Society of Guelph-Wellington Graduate Scholarship (CSAHS)
The Alzheimer Society of Guelph-Wellington, in keeping with its mission of improving the quality of life for those with Alzheimer Disease or related dementia, their families, and those who provide care, has established a scholarship of $2,000 to be awarded to a graduate student who is pursuing research in Alzheimer Disease or a related dementia on the basis of academic achievement and the quality of the submitted thesis proposal. Apply by letter to the CSAHS Graduate Awards Committee by April 1st, including a statement of the student's interest and/or experience in the subject of dementia and a copy of the thesis proposal.

Wilda M. Blacklock Award (Sociology and Anthropology)
An award of $200 will be made each spring semester to the most deserving graduate student on the basis of academic performance in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology graduate program, performance of other graduate student responsibilities and, where decisive, need. Application is not necessary.

Dorothy Britton Memorial Doctoral Scholarship (CS, FRAN, HAFA)
A scholarship of $14,000 will be awarded annually in memory of Dorothy Britton, a graduate of the MacDonald Institute in 1939. The award will be granted on the basis of high academic achievement. While preference will be given to a student commencing a PhD program in Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, Consumer Studies or Hotel and Food Administration, all in-course doctoral students in these programs are eligible for the award. No application is required.

The Richard Barham Graduate Medal (CSAHS)
In recognition of the outstanding contributions of Professor Richard Barham, Dean of the College of Family and Consumer Studies 1983-1994, an medal is awarded annually to the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences' nominee for the Governor General's medal for outstanding academic achievement at the Master's level of study at the University of Guelph. Application not required.

Dorothy Britton Memorial Graduate Awards (CS, FRAN, HAFA)
Up to ten awards valued at $1,500 each are available annually in memory of Dorothy Britton, a graduate of the MacDonald Institute in 1939, to students registered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and enrolled in Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, Consumer Studies, and Hotel and Food Administration. The recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement. Preference will be given to students entering a graduate program. No application is necessary.

Dorothy Britton Memorial Graduate Scholarship (CS, FRAN, HAFA)
Three awards valued at $12,000 each are available annually in memory of Dorothy Britton, a graduate of the MacDonald Institute in 1939, to students registered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and enrolled in Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, Consumer Studies, and Hotel and Food Administration. The recipient will be selected on basis of academic achievement. Preference will be given to students entering a graduate program. No application is required.

Francois Cleyn Scholarship (CSAHS)
This $500 scholarship was established by the Canadian Textile Institute in memory of Dr. Cleyn, a former chair of the board of directors and founder of Cleyn & Tinker Inc., to foster talent in the Canadian clothing and textile industries by providing a $500 annual scholarship to students with a demonstrated interest in the clothing and textile industries. To be eligible, students must have a minimum 70% average in the last two full-time semesters for an undergraduate or 80% average for a graduate student. As well, students must have taken courses in clothing and textiles and be active in extracurricular activities. The student will be selected based on a combination of involvement in the industry and extracurricular involvement. Apply by letter to the CSAHS Awards Committee by April 1. Include a resume and a 500-word statement documenting interest and experience in clothing or textile industries.

Jessie Lambden Coles Bursaries (CS, FRAN, HAFA)
In memory of his late wife, Jessie Lambden Coles, a former faculty member of the Macdonald Institute, the late Gerald B. Coles had established a trust fund for bursaries to students in Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, Consumer Studies, and Hotel and Food Administration. Graduate students of acceptable academic standing, needing financial assistance and who have completed at least two semesters in the graduate program are eligible to apply. Applications may be made at anytime to the chair of the graduate awards subcommittee, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.

Beatrice Craven Graduate Scholarship (CS, FRAN, HAFA)
This annual graduate award of $500 is to be given to a student entering a graduate program in Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, Consumer Studies and Hotel or Food Administration. Selection is based on outstanding academic performance at the undergraduate level for MSc entry or at the master's level for PhD entry. The award is tenable with other Senate awards. Application should be made to the chair graduate awards subcommittee, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences before February 1.

Joan Doherty Memorial Graduate Scholarship (Consumer Studies)
The family of Joan Doherty has established a scholarship of $2,000 to be awarded annually to a member of the graduating class in Consumer Studies who will be continuing study at the master's or doctoral degree level in a Canadian university. The scholarship recipient will be determined on the basis of academic promise as evidenced by undergraduate academic achievement. Should equally qualified students make application, preference will be given to previous winners of the Joan Doherty Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship. Application, accompanied by a one-page written statement indicating the student's purpose, goals and objectives in pursuing graduate study, must be submitted to the graduate coordinator, Department of Consumer Studies, by February 1.

Joanne Duncan-Robinson Conference Travel Award (Sociology and Anthropology)
In memory of Joanne Duncan-Robinson, an expert in computer and statistical analysis who contributed tremendously to the research activities of faculty and graduate students in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology a $400 travel award will be made. This award is intended to provide at least partial funding for a graduate student in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology who has had a paper accepted for presentation at a scholarly conference. Students must apply in writing to the Chair of the Graduate Affairs Committee of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology by April 1.

O.P. Dwivedi Graduate Award for International Development (CSAHS)
A graduation prize of $1,000 will be awarded annually to an outstanding student from any country who must have completed all requirements for their graduate degree in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences. Candidates will be considered on the basis of both their overall scholastic achievements and of the practical and social significance of the M.A., M.Sc., M.M.S. or Ph.D. research, which should relate to Third World development, administration or environmental issues.

Department of Economics Graduate Scholarships (Economics)
Friends of the Department of Economics, with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program, have created seven scholarships of $500 each to entering or in-course graduate students with a demonstrated financial need who have a minimum application of cumulative in-course average of 75%. Selection will be made bsed on academic achievement. Apply by letter with a completed Needs Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by April 1. ACCESS AWARD.

Founders' Graduate Scholarships (ECON, GEOG, POLS, PSYC, SOC/ANTH)
The Alma Mater Fund, alumni and faculty of the former College of Social Science provide up to 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to students of high academic standing entering graduate programs in the Departments of Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology. These scholarships recognize the contributions made by the faculty members who founded the College of Social Science. Application is not necessary.

Bill Graf International Development Field Research Grant (Political Science)
In memory of Bill Graf, former Professor and Chair of the Department, who devoted his career to the study and teaching of development issues, the Department of Political Science, with the assistance of the Ontario Governmentís OSOTF program, provides one field research grant of $1000 to a graduate student in political science with a focus on international development with at least a minimum B+ (77%) average. Students who have completed the first semester of their M.A. program may apply to Student Financial Services by January 10. Applications must be accompanied by a completed Needs Assessment Form, an approved thesis proposal including details of the proposed field research plan, and a statement of interest in and demonstrated commitment to development issues. ACCESS AWARD.

Elena Grothier Memorial Scholarship (CS, FRAN)
The late Elena Grothier, Macdonald Institute Class of 1915, established a trust fund to provide an annual scholarship of $1,200 for graduate students in the Departments of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition or Consumer Studies. The scholarship will be granted on the basis of high academic proficiency. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Preference will be given to students commencing full-time graduate study at either the master's or doctoral level. Applications should be submitted to the chair of the graduate awards subcommittee, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, by February 1.

Alf and Mary Hales Graduate Scholarships (Family Relations and Applied Nutrition)
To attract high quality students with an ability to contribute to the University of Guelph’s stature in the scientific study of Applied Human Nutrition and Family Studies, Alf and Mary Hales with the aid of the Ontario Government's OSOTF program, have established a scholarship totalling $3000 available to the most outstanding applicant(s) to a graduate program in Family Relations and Applied Nutrition who has demonstrated financial need. The aware is open to all incoming graduate students in Family Relations and Applied Nutrition. Normally only one award of $3000 will be granted; however, if a number of very good applications are received, the award may be divided, but is not to exceed three awards. Apply by letter accompanied by a completed Needs Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by April 1. ACCESS AWARD.

Alf and Mary Hales Graduate Scholarship in Political Studies (Political Science)
Alf and Mary Hales, with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program, have established a $1000 scholarship available to a graduate student in Political Science who has demonstrated financial need. The award will be given to the eligible applicant with the most promising thesis proposal in Political Science. Students in their second semester of graduate work who have obtained a minimum of 80% in all Political Science courses should apply by letter accompanied by a completed Needs Assessment Form and a copy of the thesis proposal to Student Financial Services by April 1. ACCESS AWARD.

Harshman Graduate Scholarships (CS, FRAN)
The Harshman Foundation of Toronto has established three awards of $6,500 each to be granted to full-time graduate students registered in the Departments of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition or Consumer Studies. The awards will be granted on the basis of academic proficiency and leadership potential. Two scholarships are awarded following an interview in May with the trustees of the Harshman Foundation at the University of Guelph, in May. A third may be used to accommodate students not available for interview. These students are required to submit an essay no later than May 15. Applicants must indicate the intention of enrolling as full-time students for three consecutive semesters. Applications should be submitted to the chair of the graduate awards subcommittee, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences by February 1.

ITT Sheraton Corporation Graduate Scholarship (Hotel and Food Administration)
ITT Sheraton Corporation, with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program, provides one $1,500 scholarship to a student in the HAFA program with demonstrated financial need. To be eligible, graduate students must have successfully completed their first semester of their program with a minimum 70% average. Students must be registered full time in the semester they receive the award. Apply by submitting a completed Needs Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by January 10. ACCESS AWARD.

Kim Prize (Sociology and Anthropology)
In memory of the late Sook-Hee, Jean and Ian Kim, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers a prize to the individual student in the department who has presented the outstanding graduate major paper or graduate thesis during the previous academic year. The prize will consist of a one year membership in both the Canadian Association of Sociology and Anthropology and the American Sociological Association or, if the recipient prefers, an equivalent book prize. Application is not necessary.

MAC-FACS Alumni Association Alumnus Graduate Scholarship (CS, FRAN)
A scholarship of $500 is awarded annually to a full-time graduate student entering the MSc program in the Departments of Family Studies or Consumer Studies in either the fall, winter, or spring semesters. A candidate must have graduated from Macdonald Institute or the College of Family and Consumer Studies with high academic standing. Preference will given to a student who is a member of the Macdonald Institute - Family and Consumer Studies Alumni Association. Applications should be submitted to the chair of the graduate awards subcommittee, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, by February 1.

MAC-FACS Alumni Graduate Scholarship (CS, FRAN)
The Mac-Facs Alumni graduate scholarship of $2,000 is awarded to a full-time graduate student in the Departments of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition or Consumer Studies who is commencing graduate study at the master's or doctoral level and has high academic proficiency. Applications should be submitted to the chair of the graduate awards subcommittee, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, by February 1.

MAC '38 Gerontology Graduate Scholarships (Family Relations and Applied Nutrition)
Two annual scholarships of $1,000 each, tenable with other Senate awards, are awarded to full-time graduate students with high academic standing, in the Department of Family Studies, who are pursuing study and research in the field of social gerontology. For one of the awards, preference will be given to a student commencing graduate study. No application is necessary.

Louise McConkey Travel Scholarship (Consumer Studies)
In memory of the late Louise McConkey, Mac '27, one or more travel scholarships will be provided annually to defray travel costs related to the student's course of study to undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Consumer Studies with a minimum 70% cumulative average in the last two full time equivalent semesters. The recipient will be selected on the basis of the value of the travel to the students' studies. Apply to the Chair of the Department of Consumer Studies including a budget and a description of the travel and the benefit to be gained.

Margaret S. McCready Memorial Scholarship (CS, FRAN)
The estate of Margaret S. McCready, former Principal and Dean of Macdonald Institute (1949-69), provides for one scholarship of $1,750 payable over two years to a full-time graduate student registered in an M.Sc. program in the Departments of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition or Consumer Studies. The award will be granted on the basis of high academic achievement and leadership ability as demonstrated through extracurricular involvement. Applications should be submitted to the Chair of the CSAHS Graduate Awards Committee, Deanís Office by April 1st, including a comprehensive listing of the studentís extracurricular activities over the preceding two years.

Margaret S. McCready Scholarship (CS, FRAN, HAFA)
The Alma Mater Fund has established the Margaret S. McCready Scholarship in honour of the former dean of the Macdonald Institute. The scholarship, valued at $2,000, is awarded annually to one graduate student or may be divided equally between two graduate students of high academic achievement and professional potential in Consumer Studies, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, or Hotel and Food Administration. Apply to the chair of the graduate awards subcommittee, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, by February 1. Applicants must enroll as full-time students.

Newcastle Capital Management Travel Grant in Aging (Family Relations and Applied Nutrition)
Newcastle Capital Management, with the assistance of the Ontario government's OSOTF program, provides one grant of up to $900 or two grants of up to $450 to support travel to conferences for full-time MSc and PhD students in the Family Relations and Human Development and the Applied Human Nutrition Programs. Grants will be made to support the travel costs of students whose proposed paper in the area of gerontology have been accepted for presentation at provincial, national or international conferences. The grant may only be held once. This grant is not available to students registered beyond semester 6 of the master's program or beyond semester 12 of the doctoral program. Apply by July 1 by letter, including a travel budget, accepted paper and a compled Needs Assessment form, to the Chair, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition. ACCESS AWARD.

Janssen-Ortho Inc. Graduate Scholarship (Family Relations and Applied Nutrition)
Ortho Pharmaceutical (Canada) Ltd. annually awards $2,500 to an MSc candidate conducting thesis research in human sexuality/family planning within the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition. A Canadian citizen or a permanent resident who has demonstrated high academic achievement during at least one semester of graduate study may apply. No application is necessary.

Carol Page-Silim Graduate Scholarship (Family Relations and Applied Nutrition)
A scholarship, the $200 income of an endowment, is awarded in alternate years to a full-time graduate student in the area of applied human nutrition, who has demonstrated an organized and coherent approach to the conduct of research in this area. No application is necessary for this award, which is tenable with other awards. This scholarship has been established by Dr. A. Silim, in memory of his wife, Carol Page-Silim.

Marion N. Penhale Graduate Travel Grant (Family Relations and Applied Nutrition)
Two travel awards of up to $550 per year have been provided by Marion Penhale (MAC'31D) who had over 39 years of involvement in teaching and the foodservice industry, to support travel to conferences for full-time MSc and PhD students in the Family Relations and Applied Nutrition program. Awards will be made to support the travel costs of students whose paper or poster sessions have been accepted at a provincial, national, or international conference which will benefit their studies. The award may be held only once. The award is not available to students registered beyond semester 6 of the master's program or beyond semester 12 of the doctoral program. Apply by April 1, by letter and including a budget, to the Chair, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition.

Gertrude R. Peterson Graduate Memorial Scholarship (Family Relations and Applied Nutrition)
One scholarship valued at $4,500 is to be given annually in memory of Gertrude R. Peterson, a graduate of Macdonald Institute in 1927. Students must be registered in the applied human nutrition graduate program in the College of Family and Consumer Studies. Selection will be on the basis of academic achievement. The award is paid over two years, in equal instalments, and the recipient must maintain a first-class (‘A') average to continue the award for the second year. Preference will be given to students entering the graduate program at the MSc or PhD level. No application is necessary.

Quality Management Institute Graduate Scholarship (Consumer Studies)
The Quality Management Institute has established an annual award of $500 for a student enrolled in a graduate program of the Department of Consumer Studies who is pursuing research in the area of quality management. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic performance in courses related to quality management and details of their research program, as appropriate. No application is necessary.

Jean Henderson Sabry Graduate Scholarship (Family Relations and Applied Nutrition)
A graduate scholarship established in recognition of Jean H. Sabry by former students and colleagues provides an annual award of $1,000 to an academically outstanding full-time graduate student enrolled in the Applied Human Nutrition graduate program in Family Relations and Applied Nutrition.. Preference will be given to a student undertaking research in community nutrition or international nutrition. No application is required.

The Mary Singer Research Grant (Family Relations and Applied Nutrition)
This is an annual research award from the estate of Mary Singer to a graduate student who is conducting thesis research in gerontology. The award is to cover research expenses up to $500. No application is necessary.

John E. Tong Memorial Award (Psychology) Faculty in the Department of Psychology, in conjunction with the Tong family, have established an annual graduate thesis award in the amount of $200, in memory of the late John E. Tong. All graduate students who have successfully defended their MA thesis in any given year from September 1 to August 31 are eligible. The award is tenable with other awards. Application is not necessary

Elizabeth M. (Betty) Upton Memorial Travel Grant (Hotel and Food Administration)
This grant has been established in memory of Elizabeth M. Upton, a faculty member in the School of Hotel and Food Administration, who played a key role in the development of the school and was instrumental in the development of the institutional foodservice management major. This grant is awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need for travel to a relevant professional conference or to a University of Guelph academic program outside Canada. Students must have completed two or more semesters in the Hotel and Food Administration graduate or undergraduate programs and must be in good academic standing. The project or conference must be acceptable to the director of the school, to whom applications should be made.

The John Vanderkamp Graduate Medal (ECON, GEOG, POLS, PSYC, SOC/ANTH)
A medal is awarded annually to the nominee for the D.F. Forster medal, the most prestigious convocating graduate award at the University of Guelph.

The Leah Mildred Webster Shedden Bursaries (Consumer Studies, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition)
In memory of Leah Shedden, a 1931 MacDonald Institute graduate in Home Economics, with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program up to seven annual $1,000 bursaries are awarded. All graduate students in the Departments of Consumer Studies or Family Relations and Applied Nutrition with demonstrated financial need, who are in or beyond semester 2 or have completed at least 2.5 credits and have at least a 75% cumulative average in all courses completed to date, are eligible. Apply to Student Financial Services by January 10 with a completed Needs Assessment Form, including information on departmental funding in place for the winter semester. The awards are credited to students' accounts for the winter semester of study. ACCESS AWARD.

         



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