Go to the U of G Homepage.
 




University-Wide Internal Awards

    All ACCESS AWARDS are subject to specific terms and conditions as set out by the Ontario government's OSOTF program.  For the terms and conditions of these awards, please follow the ACCESS AWARD link that follows the award description.
     Please note that Student Financial Services will apply all internal awards against outstanding balances on student's accounts unless prior arrangements have been made.

Disclaimer



Roy C. Anderson Graduate Scholarship
In honour of Roy C. Anderson, professor and former chair of the Department of Zoology, this award of $500 is available to a student who is registered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and enrolled in any department. The award is also aided by the Ontario government’s OSOTF program. Students must be conducting research in parasitology, which includes all aspects of microbial, protozoan and metazoan infections in animals and plants. The recipient will be chosen on the basis of financial need and high academic achievement. A student may hold the award once. Apply by letter with a completed Needs Assessment Form, including a list of publications, brief research proposal, reference letter from thesis advisor and cumulative academic record to Student Financial Services by January 10.ACCESS AWARD.

Herbert Armstrong Memorial Book Prize
An endowment fund donated by family and friends in memory of Herbert Armstrong, Dean of Graduate Studies, 1968 - 1980, provides an annual book prize of $120 each fall semester to a graduate student with high academic achievement who has made a substantial contribution to to graduate student life and to the university while serving as a member of the Board of Graduate Studies during the previous academic year (September to August). Membership on other university Senate committees and/or university academic committees during the same period may be taken into consideration. Students do not apply; all student members of the Board of Graduate Studies are automatically considered. The selection committee is the Board of Graduate Studies Awards Committee. At the discretion of the committee, the prize may not be awarded every year.

John Black Graduate Research Travel Grants
Friends and colleagues of John Black, Chief Librarian at Guelph (1984-95) and a founding faculty member (1966-95) in the Department of Political Studies, have donated funds for outstanding students to receive travel awards up to $500 each to assist in conducting thesis research between the second and twelfth months following first registration. Applications from students registered in Political Studies or Rural Extension Studies, or enrolled in International Development Studies and registered in any department, are considered; selection is based on previous undergraduate and graduate academic performance, research performance and publication record. Selection is by the Board of Graduate Studies Awards Committee. Students apply before December 15, providing a detailed itinerary, budget plan, timeframe, description of research to be done and the name of the principal adviser, to Student Financial Services. The award may be held once and may apply to travel already completed in the current program of study.

Board of Graduate Studies: University Graduate Scholarships
The University of Guelph provides 720 awards on a competitive basis to graduate students who have achieved at least a first-class average in the previous year of academic study. The award is valued at $2,000 per semester in 2001/2002. Students do not apply for these awards; graduate programs nominate students each semester, and all eligible students may be considered for nomination by programs. Preference may be given to entering and first year students.

Board of Graduate Studies: Research Scholarships
The University of Guelph provides 125 awards on a competitive basis to graduate students who have achieved at least a first-class average in the previous one-year of full-time, or equivalent, study. The award is valued at the semester rate of domestic tuition at the time of the award; they are available in selected colleges in each year. Students do not apply for these awards; departments nominate each semester and all eligible students may be considered for nomination by departments. Preference may be given to entering and first-year students.

Brinson Partners Inc. Bursaries
To allow students with financial need to continue their studies as full-time students, Brinson Partners Inc., with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program, has established two bursaries of $1500 each. Students must apply by letter with a completed Needs Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by January 10. The awards will be distributed in the winter semester.ACCESS AWARD.

Brock Doctoral Scholarship
The Brock Doctoral Scholarship is one of the most prestigious doctoral awards available at the University. The scholarship of up to $120,000 ($10,000 per semester for up to twelve semesters) is awarded to the successful entering doctoral student. We seek to attract scholars with potential to attain a high level of academic achievement and to make significant teaching and research contributions. Winners represent the very best in their College and at the University. Equally weighted selection criteria include: (i) sustained, outstanding academic performance; (ii) history of leadership and/or service in schools and the community; (iii) evidence of strong teaching and research skills; (iv) demonstrated outstanding communication skills, and (v) excellent potential for research and teaching as assessed by the College Dean. Two additional criteria that may be considered with lesser weighting include: (i) provincial, national, international or otherwise significant awards related to the discipline of study, and (ii) publication record. The number of semesters of funding (to a maximum of nine) awarded will be determined at the time of candidate selection and is subject to satisfactory semesterly program performance reviews. In the last semester of the initial award, the recipients may apply for up to three more semesters of support. Students entering or transferring to a doctoral program in May, September or January following the deadline date should apply to their College Dean by February 1st with a curriculum vitae, which must then be forwarded to Graduate Program Services by February 15th, with the Deanís written assessment of the candidateís research and teaching potential attached. It is hoped that award holders will be mentors for future Brock Doctoral Scholarship winners.

Burnbrae Farms Bursaries
To allow students with financial need to continue their studies as full-time students, Burnbrae Farms, with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program, has established two bursaries of $1500 each. Students must apply by letter with a completed Needs Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by January 10. Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated interest in poultry science. The awards will be distributed in the winter semester.ACCESS AWARD.

Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Travel Scholarships
The Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program, have established up to three travel scholarships totalling $7,500 per year to assist undergraduate and graduate students to visit the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Undergraduate degree students in either the second or third year of study, masters students in the first year of study and doctoral students in the first three years of study are eligible to be considered. In addition to financial need, students will be assessed on previous academic performance in the current program of study. Applicants must provide documentation that they have approval from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (i) to take courses and (ii) for the period of the visit. Students must also arrange appropriate University of Guelph approvals for "Letter of Permission" semester(s) abroad prior to applying. Apply by letter accompanied by a completed Needs Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by May 1. ACCESS AWARD.

Class of '72: 25th Reunion Bursaries
To support students who wish to study full-time, but who need financial support to do so, the Class of ‘72: 25th Reunion Fund, with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program, has established three bursaries of $1000 to in-course students with demonstrated financial need. Students should apply to Student Financial Services with a completed Needs Assessment Form by January 10 for distribution in the winter.ACCESS AWARD.

Class of OAC' 60 Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant
Undergraduate and graduate students and faculty members are encouraged to make nominations at any time, accompanied by appropriate documentation. Application forms are available in Student Financial Services. These nominations will be reviewed by the Board of Graduate Studies on March 15 each year. The Senate Awards Committee will announce the annual $1,000 award winner each April. Nomination forms may be obtained from Student Financial Services.

CONACyT Tuition Scholarships
In support of the CONACyT program, which provides funding for Mexican students attending the University of Guelph, five scholarships valued at the difference between Canadian and International Tuition are available each year. Entering doctoral students may hold the award for up to nine semesters pending satisfactory progress. Selection will be based on academic performance including grades, publications, scholarships and awards. Graduate Co-ordinators will nominate students to Student Financial Services by August 1. The nomination should include one reference letter and a one-page summary listing publications, scholarships, and awards.

The Leonard Connolly Exchange Scholarship
In honour of Prof. Leonard Conolly, professor of drama, Chair of the Department of Drama, 1981-88, and Associate Vice-President Academic, 1988-92, students, faculty, staff and friends have endowed an annual $1000 scholarship for an exchange student visiting the University of Guelph. Full-time visiting students, registered at Guelph for at least one semester, from any country in the South (a list of eligible countries and exchange partner universities is available in the Centre for International Programs) may apply by August 1st each year. Selection, by the Centre for International Programs, will be based on assessment of (a) a one-page submission describing the significance of the student visiting Guelph to the program of study at the partner exchange university, (b) two faculty references of one-page each, and (c) consistent high performance in the coursework completed, as documented by a transcript of program grades to date, submitted by the home university. Apply to the Centre for International Programs by May 1st, for visiting during the subsequent Fall or Winter semesters.

Clan Fergusson Graduate Research Travel Grant
An endowment fund has been established in memory of deceased members of the Clan Fergusson Society of North America. The initial donation was from the estate of Donald MacNish Ferguson, "a Scotsman to the Marrow..." The funds are used to provide travel grants totalling approximately $500 to Guelph graduate students to visit Scotland for thesis research. Registered graduate students with at least a first-class ('A-') average in the most recent two years of study whose thesis research relates to Scottish studies are eligible, including study in drama, English, family studies, history, philosophy and sociology. Students make application by December 10 each year, including an application form (available in Student Financial Services), a one-paragraph description of proposed thesis research, the proposed itinerary/dates of the trip and a letter of reference from the principal adviser. Selection is by the Board of Graduate Studies Awards Committee in January each year, for travel by a registered student between February and the following January. Students who would be at or beyond semester 5 at the master's level or semester 7 at the doctoral level at the time they would be travelling are ineligible to apply.

Dairy Farmer's of Ontario Doctoral Research Assistantships
The Dairy Farmer's of Ontario (DFO) provides a research assistantship of up to $20,000 per year to an outstanding student entering a doctoral program at the University of Guelph. The research assistantship is for three years of full-time doctoral study in an area of research of interest to the DFO, such as individual animal and herd health, management systems for dairy cattle, nutrition, economic aspects of milk production and marketing or the processing, quality and use of dairy products. Doctoral applicants, with at least a first-class ('A-') average in the most recently completed two years of academic study, should arrange to have a complete application for a doctoral program of study and assistantship application letter on file in Student Financial Services before January 10 each year. The assistantship application letter from the student should include a one-page research proposal and name the proposed graduate faculty adviser at the University of Guelph. The assistantship application letter and graduate application file will be circulated to, and selection made by, an intercollege committee that includes the Dean of Graduate Studies. On a three-year cycle, preference may be given to students applying to the Ontario Agricultural College, the Ontario Veterinary College and students applying to any college. The student selected will begin the doctoral program and research assistantship the following May, September or January.

Madame Vigdis Finnbogadottir Scholarships
In honour of the visit of the former Icelandic President Madame Vigdis Finnbogadottir in 1998, the University of Guelph provides two scholarships equal to the difference between international tuition and Canadian tuition. Icelandic students pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Guelph are eligible up to their sixth semester of registration at the master's level, ninth at the doctoral level, and twelfth in the case of a transfer from master's to doctoral studies. No application is necessary, students will be nominated to the Board of Graduate Studies Awards Committee by the Icelandic Exchange Co-ordinator.

The D.F. Forster Medal
The most prestigious graduate student award at the University of Guelph, this medal is awarded annually to the convocating graduate student who excels both academically and in extracurricular activities. One student is nominated each year by each college awards committee. The deadline date for nominations is June 30. The Senate Awards Committee will make the final selection, with the announcement and/or presentation at June convocation. No application is necessary.

Cecil H. Franklin Graduate Scholarship in Soil and Water Conservation
Cecil H. Franklin provides a one-year award valued at $5,000 to an MSc or PhD student whose research is related to soil and/or water conservation. Application forms are available in Student Financial Services and must be completed by April 1 each year. Students offered admission and in-course are eligible; tenable with other Senate awards.

Gryphon Investment Counsel Bursaries To allow students with financial need to continue their studies as full-time students, Gryphon Investment Counsel, with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program, has established two bursaries of $1500 each. Students must apply by letter with a completed Needs Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by January 10. The awards will be distributed in the winter semester.ACCESS AWARD.

Governor General's Academic Medal
The Governor General's Academic Medal program provides for one recipient of a gold medal to be selected by the University of Guelph for outstanding academic achievement at the master's level of study each year. Students do not apply for consideration for this award; all students who graduate from a first master's degree in the previous June, October and February convocations will be considered by their college or university school awards committee for nomination. Each college or university school will nominate one student to the Board of Graduate Studies Awards Committee by April 30 each year. The nomination package should include the following: a summary letter form the College; a two-page summary of biographical information on the candidate to include basic information, the academic record, scholarly/research activities, and teaching experience; and two letters of reference. The decision of the Board of Graduate Studies Awards Committee will be based entirely on this information.

Graduate Students Association Volunteering Award
The Graduate Students' Association annually provides a $250 award to a graduate student who, through volunteer activities, contributes to the social, political and/or cultural milieu, internal and/or external to the university; students must have completed at least one semester of their current graduate program at the time of application. Apply by letter and resume, submitted to Student Financial Services by April 1 each year; the resume should document volunteer activities, positions held in organizations etc. The award may be won once.

Frances Hucks Memorial Research Scholarship
The estate of Mary F. Hucks, (MAC ‘26) and honorary class president of (MAC ‘30) has provided, with the aid of the Ontario Government’s OSOTF program, an endowment for an annual scholarship of $5000 for graduate students who have demonstrated financial need and are conducting research with a focus on human food, human nutritional health and/or biotechnology related to human food or nutrition. Masters or doctoral students may hold the scholarship once per degree. The recipient will be the person with demonstrated financial need who has the highest academic performance over the most recent two years of full-time or equivalent university study. A letter of application accompanied by a Needs Assessment Form, a one page thesis research proposal and a one page letter of reference from the principal advisor must be submitted to Student Financial Services by April 1 for consideration for a Spring semester award. Students cannot be beyond the start of the 12th month of study on April 1 and may hold the award only if registered in the following Spring semester.ACCESS AWARD.

Richard and Sophia Hungerford Graduate Scholarships
The estate of Richard and Sophia Hungerford, with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program, has established an endowment to support graduate students in financial need whose research interests relate to developing countries. The fund provides seven annual awards of $5000 each. Registered or incoming graduate students with at least a cumulative 80% average in their last two years are eligible. Students are ineligible if beyond semester 5 at the masters level and semester 7 at the doctoral level. Recipients will be selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, and the quality of their intended research in developing countries. Apply to Student Financial Services by March 1 including a one page summary of the research proposal, a completed Needs Assessment Form, and a letter of reference from the principal advisor.ACCESS AWARD.

Richard and Sophia Hungerford Graduate Research Travel Grants
The estate of Richard and Sophia Hungerford, with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program, has established an endowment to provide travel research grants to graduate students with demonstrated financial need who wish to study in developing countries. The fund creates a number of travel grants of variable amounts ($500, $1000 or $1500) totalling $31000. Registered graduate students with demonstrated financial need who have a minimum 70% cumulative average in the last two semesters of full-time equivalent study are eligible. The value of the award will depend upon the assessed need. Apply to Student Financial Services with a description of the intended travel, an estimate of the travel costs and a completed Needs Assessment Form at least one month prior to departure. Application deadlines are October 1, February 1 and June 1. Selection will be based on financial need and the relevance of the proposed travel to the student’s area of study.ACCESS AWARD.

ICI Scholarship in Biotechnology
An annual scholarship of $2,500, tenable with other Senate awards, may be awarded to an MSc or PhD student registered in a department or school at the University of Guelph who is doing research in biotechnology. The student must have a first-class average ('A') in the two years of university work (courses and/or research) completed prior to May 2 each application year: all previous university transcripts will be reviewed, as will an application reference letter from the previous/current adviser. Apply to Student Financial Services by May 1. The selection committee is the Board of Graduate Studies Awards Committee.

The Arthur D. Latornell Graduate Scholarships
An endowment fund has been established in memory of Arthur D. Latornell, OAC '50, who had a life-long special interest in resource management and conservation and in helping young people. The fund provides for up to ten annual awards of $5,000 each. Registered or incoming graduate students in any college with at least a first-class ('A-') average in the last two years whose research interests relate to resource management and/or resource conservation are eligible. One of the ten awards is available to a student whose research interest relates to resource remediation/reclamation. Students beyond semester three at the master's level, semester six at the doctoral level, and semester nine in the case of a transfer from master's to doctoral level are ineligible. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and/or quality of their graduate research. Students do not apply direcly. Departments may nominate students to Student Financial Services by October 15 using the Latornell Graduate Scholarship nomination form.

The Arthur D. Latornell Graduate Research Travel Grants
An endowment fund has been established in memory of Arthur D. Latornell, OAC '50, who had a life-long special interest in resource management and conservation and in helping young people. The funds are given to provide up to 50 travel grants totalling approximately $27,000. These travel grants are offered to assist students in attending conferences, courses, co-op student exchanges or study abroad programs in these areas. Registered or incoming graduate students in any college with at least a first-class ('A-') average in the last two years whose research interests relate to resource management and/or resource conservation are eligible. One travel award is available for a student whose research interest relates to resource remediation/reclamation. Students beyond semester six at the master's level, semester nine at the doctoral level, and semester twelve in the case of transfer from master's to doctoral level are ineligible. Students do not apply. Departments may nominate students to Student Financial Services by October 15 for the fall competition or March 15 for the winter competition using the Latornell Graduate Travel Scholarship nomination form.

Doug and Esther Ormrod Scholarships for Parents
In celebration of Dr. Ormrod's twenty-six years as a faculty member and nine years as Dean of Graduate Studies (1986 - 1995), Dr. Ormrod, his wife Esther, OAC Class of '75, faculty, staff, friends and the university have endowed awards of $500 each for outstanding graduate students. Students must be parents with a child or children in day care (public or private) and beyond the first semester of full-time or part-time study at the time they hold this award; students may hold the award once while at Guelph in a master's program and once in a doctoral program of study. Master's students beyond a sixth registration (first two years of study) and doctoral students beyond a ninth registration (first three years of study) are not eligible. Students with a first-class ('A-') average in the last two years of full-time or equivalent part-time study may complete an application form in Student Financial Services any time before December 1 each year. The Board of Graduate Studies Awards Committee will select recipients annually each winter semester.

Registrar's Research Travel Grants for Graduate Students
In order to assist graduate students in travel related to their research needs, a portion of the tuition reinvestment revenue is being set aside for these grants. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and must demonstrate financial need by completing a Financial Needs Assessment form. Winners will be selected by the Board of Graduate Studies awards committee on the basis of financial need, academic ability, and the strength of the proposal. The travel must take place within the year following the award. Upon their return, students must submit a written report, along with receipts, to Student Financial Services. The award may be held only once for each degree. Application forms are available in Student Financial Services, or below as a PDF, and must be submitted, along with the completed Financial Needs Assessment form by December 15.
Application Form for Registrar's Research Travel Grant for Graduate Students (PDF).

Scotiabank Bursaries
In order to allow students with financial need to continue their studies as full-time students, Scotiabank, with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program, has established two bursaries of $1500 each. Students must apply by letter with a completed Needs Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by January 10. The awards will be distributed in the winter semester.ACCESS AWARD.

Orville E. Sinclair Research Scholarship
An annual scholarship of $400 is awarded to an MSc student who is conducting research related to fluid milk by improving methods of production on the farm or by improving methods of processing and/or packaging at the milk plant. Academic standing and financial need will determine the recipient from those eligible for the award. Apply to Student Financial Services by June 1. The selecting committee will be the Awards Committee of the Board of Graduate Studies. It is tenable with other Senate awards.

TD Canada Trust Graduate Bursaries
The TD Canada Trust Financial Group is committed to helping students succeed in their studies and has established this bursary fund to provide assistance. Currently registered graduate students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply. Apply by completing a Needs Assessment Form in Student Financial Services by October 15th, for consideration by the University Bursary Committee. Bursaries provided can be up to half the current domestic rate of tuition for a semester of study.

University of Guelph ACCESS Scholarships
To support undergraduate, graduate or OAC(Guelph) diploma students who wish to study full-time but who need financial support to do so, alumni and friends of the University have provided un-designated funds, with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program, have established bursaries for in-course students. The bursaries range from $500 to $2000 depending on financial need. Apply to Student Financial Services with a completed Needs Assessment Form by January 10 for distribution in the winter.ACCESS AWARD.

University of Guelph Child Care Bursaries
In order to provide accessible child care for students with (a) child(ren), the University of Guelph will provide up to twelve Child Care bursaries ranging from $500 to $2000 annually, up to a total of $6000. These bursaries will be awarded to students supporting (a) child(ren) who demonstrate greatest financial need, to offset the costs of child care. To be eligible, graduate students must be full-time (as defined by OSAP regulations) and Canadian citizens or permanent residents with demonstrated financial need. Apply to Student Financial Services with a completed Needs Assessment Form by December 15 for distribution in the winter semester.
Application Form for University of Guelph Child Care Bursaries (PDF).

University of Guelph Research Travel Grants
The University of Guelph, through the sale of Guelph London House, has established an endowment to provide travel research grants to undergraduate and graduate students who wish to study overseas but need financial support to do so. The fund creates a number of awards of variable amounts ($500, $1000 or $1500), with a total of $35,000 available. Registered undergraduate and graduate students with demonstrated financial need who have a minimum 70% cumulative average in the last two semesters of full-time equivalent study are eligible to apply. The value of the award will depend on the assessed financial need. The scholarship can cover additional costs of travelling overseas including: airfare, administrative costs, and differential costs of accommodation. Apply to Student Financial Services with a description of the intended travel, an estimate of the travel costs and a completed Needs Assessment Form prior to departure. Application deadlines are October 1 for Winter travel, February 1 for Summer travel and June 1 for Fall travel.

The W.N. Vaughan Medal (All Colleges)
A medal may be given annually to a student senator who has high academic standing and who has made a substantial contribution to student life and to the university, particularly through involvement in and commitment to Senate activities. Prospective candidates will be nominated by senators and the medal winner will be chosen by a committee selected by the Senate Bylaws and Membership Committee. The medal will be awarded at June convocation. No application is necessary.

Mary I. Whitelock Bursaries
To support students who wish to study full-time but who need financial support to do so, the estate of Mary I. Whitelock, a friend of the University, with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program, has established thirteen bursaries of $2000 to in-course undergraduate, graduate or OAC diploma students with demonstrated financial need. Students should apply to Student Financial Services with a completed Needs Assessment Form by January 10 for distribution in the winter.ACCESS AWARD.

         



A Registrarial Services Web
        site             © 2000 University of Guelph, Office of the Registrar