XII. Graduate Awards & Financial Assistance

College of Business and Economics

The University reserves the right to amend awards subject to the availability of funds.

Alastair J. Durie Research Travel Grant [T5975]
Established by Dr. Kevin James in honour of Alastair J. Durie, pre-eminent scholar of Scottish tourism history and valued advisor to Guelph MA students. Selection will be based on academic standing, a research statement indicating the relation of the trip to the project and feasibility of proposed budget relating to travel costs. Apply by February 1, to the graduate office in the Department of History and include a budget, description of the travel and a research statement indicating the relation of the trip to the project.
Donor(s):
Kevin James
Qualification(s): Students registered in any Master’s or Doctoral programs who are required to travel for research to access historical texts. Preference for students specializing in tourism history.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Brenda York Memorial Scholarship [I5345]
Established in memory of Brenda York, MBA ’00. Apply to the HFTM Awards Committee by January 31 using the standard HFTM Awards Application Form and include a list of activities and involvement within the broader community, particularly relating to the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management.
Donor(s):
HAFA-HTM Alumni Association and Friends
Qualification(s): Students registered in the Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management specialization Master of Business Administration program. With a minimum average of 75%, demonstrated leadership, extracurricular activities and community involvement.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
CBE Distinguished Scholar Medal - Graduate (Governor General’s Gold Medal Nominee) [C5352]
To honour the outstanding achievements of a graduate student in the College of Business and Economics, a medal is presented to the College nominee for the Governor General’s Gold Medal. No application required.
Donor(s):
Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Students, College of Business and Economics
Qualification(s): College of Business and Economics Governor General Gold Medal nominee
Amount: 1 medal
CBE Distinguished Scholar Medal –Graduate (Forster Medal Nominee) [C5357]
To honour the outstanding achievements of a graduate student in the College of Business and Economics, a medal is presented to the College nominee for the Forster Medal. No application required.
Donor(s):
Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Students, College of Business and Economics
Qualification(s): College of Business and Economics Forster Medal nominee
Amount: 1 medal
CBE Executive Graduate Scholarships [E5247]
The recipients must have demonstrated involvement in management, administration or leadership through submission of their professional portfolio to the MBA or MA (Leadership) admissions committees. No application required.
Donor(s):
University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Graduate students entering the MBA or MA (Leadership) programs.
Amount: various awards ranging in values of $500-$10,000
CBE Leadership Scholarship [Z5953]
Established by the Class of MA (Leadership) 2012, and supported by fellow Leadership alumni. Apply by January 10 to Student Financial Services with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form. Selection will be based on highest average. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Class of MA (Leadership) 2012
Qualification(s): Students registered in any graduate program in the College of Business and Economics with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students registered in the MA (Leadership) program. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF/OTSS
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Connor, Clark and Lunn Financial Group MA (Leadership) Scholarship [E5759]
The recipient is selected on the basis of demonstrated exemplary community contributions and volunteerism that is beyond the requirements of their role, which may include, but are not limited to: extra-curricular activities, participating on a Board of Directors, committees, sports teams etc. Apply to the Executive Programs Awards Committee by November 24 with a 500 word statement outlining community and volunteer experience, a resume and a letter of reference from a community member attesting to your involvement in volunteer activities. In the event that there are no eligible applicants for the Winter entry point this scholarship may be awarded to an eligible applicant entering the MA (Leadership) program in the Summer or Fall semester.
Donor(s):
Connor Clark and Lunn Financial Group
Qualification(s): Students entering the MA (Leadership) program who have demonstrated leadership growth in extra-curricular activities.
Amount: 1 award of $5,000
Connor, Clark and Lunn Financial Group MBA Scholarship [E5758]
The recipient is selected on the basis of demonstrated exemplary community contributions and volunteerism that is beyond the requirements of their role, which may include, but are not limited to: extra-curricular activites, participating on a Board of Directors, committees, sports teams etc. Apply to the Executive Programs Awards Committee by March 31 with a 500 word statement outlining community and volunteer experience, a resume and a letter of reference from a community member attesting to your involvement in volunteer activities.
Donor(s):
Connor Clark and Lunn Financial Group
Qualification(s): Students entering the MBA (Sustainability, Hospitality and Tourism Management or Agribusiness) program who have demonstrated leadership growth in extra-curricular activities.
Amount: 1 award of $5,000
Department of Economics Graduate Scholarships [Z5689]
Apply by submitting a completed Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by January 10. Selection will be made based on academic achievement. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Friends of the Department of Economics , with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Entering or in-course graduate students with a demonstrated financial need who have a minimum application or cumulative in-course average of 75%. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: 7 awards of $500
Dorothy Britton Memorial Master’s Scholarships [E5169]
The recipients will selected on the basis of high academic achievement. Preference will be given to entering students. No application is required.
Donor(s):
The estate Dorothy Britton, a graduate of the Macdonald Institute (1939)
Qualification(s): Several scholarships are available annually to students registered in an MSc program in the Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies with a minimum 80% average during the last two years of undergraduate study.
Amount: several awards of awards of $2,000
Economics Alumni Masters Scholarship [E5862]
Students Entering a graduate program in the Department of Economics. No application is necessary.
Donor(s):
Department of Economics
Qualification(s): Full-time graduate student registered in the MA program in Economics. This award will be granted to the student with the highest admission average.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Economics Faculty and Alumni Scholarship [E8015]
Selection will be based on the with the highest admission average. No application is required.
Donor(s):
Faculty, friends and alumni of the Department of Economics with the assistance of the University of Guelph Graduate Scholarship Matching Program.
Qualification(s): Students with a minimum 80% admission average entering into the M.A. program or PhD program in the Department of Economics and Finance.
Amount: 1 award of $4,500
Elizabeth M. (Betty) Upton Memorial Research Travel Grant [T5637]
Established in memory of Elizabeth M. (Betty) Upton, a faculty member in the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management , who played a key role in the development of the School and was instrumental in the development of the Institutional Foodservice Management major. Selection will be equally based on academic achievement, demonstrated relevance of the travel to the student’s academic studies and cost of travel. Apply by May 15th to the HFTM Awards Committee including: a description of the travel, a description of the relevance of the travel to your program of study, and a budget including other expected sources of funding.
Donor(s):
Faculty and Alumni of HAFA and Family and Friends
Qualification(s): Students who have completed a minimum of two semesters in a graduate program offered by the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management who will be participating in travel related opportunity through a University of Guelph recognized study abroad, exchange or letter of permission activity outside Canada, or to collect research data for their thesis or major paper; or to attend a relevant professional conference.
Amount: 1 award of up to $1000
GFTC Legacy Fund Graduate Scholarships [I5949]
In recognition of the Guelph Food Technology Centre’s (GFTC) long association with the University of Guelph, the GFTC Board has created these scholarships to recognize academic excellence and encourage students to study and pursue post-graduate studies relevant to the food sector. Apply to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by August 15 with a one-page letter stating relevance of past work experience, proposed research objectives and career aspirations to the food production and processing sector. Selection will be based on high academic achievement and relevance of student’s past work experience, research objectives and career aspirations to the food production and processing sector.
Donor(s):
Guelph Food Technology Centre
Qualification(s): Students registered in a their first year of course work Master’s program in Food Safety and Quality Assurance Graduate, a MSc or PhD program in Food Science, Applied Human Nutrition, Nutrition and Nutraceutical Science, Food Agriculture and Resource Economics or an MBA.
Amount: 9 awards of $10,000
Graduate Scholarships in Economics [I5936]
Selection is based on excellent academic performance as evidenced in research performance/potential and may include progress in the program of study. The Department of Economics will nominate candidates once a semester to the CBE Awards Committee for approval. No application is required.
Donor(s):
The University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Students registered in a masters program offered by the Department of Economics, up to semester six or doctoral program up to semester twelve, with a minimum of 70% average over the last year of full-time or equivalent study.
Amount: several awards ranging in values of $100-$10,000
Graduate Scholarships in Marketing and Consumer Studies [I5335]
Selection is based on excellent academic performance in the last year of full-time, or equivalent, study. Departments will nominate student to the College Awards Committee on the basis of research performance/potential, including progress in the program of study. No application is required.
Donor(s):
The University of Guelph
Qualification(s): MCS masters students up to semester six and doctoral students up to semester twelve are eligible with a minimum 70% average in the previous year of full-time study.
Amount: various awards of $100-$10,000
Joan Doherty Memorial Graduate Scholarship [E5124]
Established by the family of Joan Doherty. The scholarship recipient will be selected based on highest admission average. No application required.
Donor(s):
Dr. William L. Doherty
Qualification(s): Students entering the Master of Science in Marketing and Consumer Studies program with a minimum 80% admission average.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
John Black Graduate Travel Grant [T5649]
Established by 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. Selection will be based on academic standing, research potential and feasibility of proposed travel. Apply to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by October 17 using the John Black Graduate Travel Grant application. Applications may be submitted for future travel only and applications for previous travel will not be considered.
Donor(s):
Friends and Colleagues of John Black
Qualification(s): Master’s students with at least an “A-“average in the last 2 years, registered in a Political Science program (POLS/CCJP), the Capacity Development and Extension program, or the collaborative International Development Studies program (any department) in class level 1 to 3 at the time of application and who plan to travel to conduct thesis research, attend a conference, or take a course.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
Karen Finlay Gough Graduate Travel Grant [T5960]
Established by staff, faculty and friends in the department of Marketing and Consumer Studies in memory of Karen Finlay Gough to honour her passion for working with graduate students. She valued teaching and mentoring these students as an advisor as they completed their research for their thesis. This travel grant will support graduate students as they travel to collect data for their thesis or to present their research at a conference. Apply to the department of Marketing and Consumer Studies by email to mcsaward@uoguelph.ca including a budget and description of the travel and the benefit to be gained by January 31st.
Donor(s):
Staff, faculty and friends in the Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies
Qualification(s): Students registered in the M.Sc. and Ph.D. program in Marketing and Consumer Studies who will be traveling to collect data for their thesis or traveling to present their research at a conference.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Louise McConkey Research Travel Grant [T5730]
One or more travel grants will be provided annually to undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Marketing & Consumer Studies to defray travel costs related to the student’s course of study. The recipients will be selected on the basis of the value of the travel to their studies. Apply to the Chair, Marketing and Consumer Studies including a budget and a description of the travel and the benefit to be gained. Please submit your application by email to mcsaward@uoguelph.ca.
Donor(s):
Estate of Louise McConkey, Mac ’27 c/o Alumni House
Qualification(s): Students must have maintained a minimum 70% cumulative average in the last two full time equivalent semesters.
Amount: one or more totalling approximately $1,400 annually
Mac-FACS-FRAN Alumni Association Graduate Scholarship [E5051]
Established in 1982. Preference will be given to students who have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph. No application is necessary.
Donor(s):
Mac-FACS-FRAN Alumni Association
Qualification(s): Full-time graduate student entering a program offered in the Department of Marketing & Consumer Studies or the residential MBA program in the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management , with a minimum of 80% in the last two years of study.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Mac-FACS-FRAN Alumni Association Graduate Scholarship - Marketing & Consumer Studies [E5050]
No application is necessary.
Donor(s):
Mac-FACS-FRAN Alumni Association
Qualification(s): Full-time student entering a graduate program in the Department of Marketing & Consumer Studies who has a minimum of 80% in the last two years of study.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
MCS Outstanding M.Sc. Graduate Scholarship [I5631]
The recipient will be selected based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and extensive involvement in extracurricular activities. Applicants must submit a resume detailing all extra curricular activities and leadership roles to the Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies by April 1.
Donor(s):
The Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies
Qualification(s): Students registered in the M.Sc. program offered by Marketing and Consumer Studies Department who have completed their coursework with a minimum 80% cumulative average and participation in extracurricular activity.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
Michael Nightingale Graduate Scholarship [Z5926]
Established to honour Professor Nightingale’s many years of enlightened leadership as Director of the School of Hotel and Food Administration, Dean of the College of Family and Consumer Studies, and Founding Dean of the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences. Apply by submitting a completed Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by January 10. ACCESS AWARDS
Donor(s):
Mac-FACS-FRAN Alumni Association, with the assistance of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Graduate students entering their second or subsequent semester of graduate study in a department within the College of Business and Economics with a minimum 80% average in the last two semesters completed and demonstrated financial need. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Murray Selves Memorial Scholarship [I5857]
Established by the family and friends of the late Murray Selves, a graduate of OAC in 1957 and a recognized leader and creative entrepreneur in pork production in Ontario. Applicants must be involved in primary food production as their career employment activity. Preference may be given to Ontario residents. Academic standing and evidence of entrepreneurial and creative approaches in business management will be used to determine the recipient during phase I. Apply by letter to the Director of the EMBA Program by February 1.
Donor(s):
The family and friends of the late Murray Selves
Qualification(s): Awarded to a student completing phase I of the Executive MBA Program.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
peopleCare Graduate Scholarship in Retirement and Senior Living [E5957]
Established to support students seeking further education in the senior/retirement living industry. Apply to CBE Awards Committee with a one page statement of interest explaining their contributions as either a volunteer or an employee within the senior/retirement living industry or within the healthcare industry with a focus on service provided to the elderly. Include a letter of reference from someone with knowledge of your work or volunteer experience. Selection will be made by the CBE Awards Committee based on the applicant’s contributions as either a volunteer or an employee within the senior/retirement living industry or within the healthcare industry with a focus on service provided to the elderly as highlighted in the application letter and letter of reference.
Donor(s):
peopleCare Inc.
Qualification(s): Students entering either the MA Leadership Program or the MBA program in the College of Business and Economics Executive Programs whodemonstrate a significant contribution to the lives of the elderly either as a volunteer or employees working with seniors.
Amount: 1 award of $5,000
Scotiabank MA (Leadership) Scholarship [E5942]
Selection will be based on academic achievement and leadership as demonstrated by employment. Apply by March 31 with a CV; a 500 word statement describing leadership practice to date and the importance of leadership training in the not-for-profit sector; and a letter from the employer indicating that educational funding will not be provided by the company and the number of people employed by the NGO. An interview may be requested. In the event that there are no eligible applicants for the Summer entry point this scholarship may be awarded to an eligible applicant entering the MA (Leadership) program in the Fall semester.
Donor(s):
Scotiabank
Qualification(s): Students entering the MA (Leadership) program who are currently employed in a leadership role in the not-for-profit sector by a non-governmental organization (NGO) that employs fewer than 250 people and does not provide educational funding for their employees.
Amount: 1 award of $15,000 (payable over 3 semesters )
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel Graduate Scholarship [Z5679]
Apply by January 10 with a Financial Need Assessment Form. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Graduate students registered in a program offered by the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management who have completed their first semester with a minimum 70% average and demonstrated financial need. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
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