XII. Graduate Awards & Financial Assistance

College of Biological Science Internal Awards

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

Abell Pest Control Scholarship in Lyme Disease Research [I5980]
Selection will be based on the strongest research potential on lyme disease. Apply by May 1 to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Awards Committee (grschol@uoguelph.ca) with a research proposal no longer than two pages outlining your research and a CV. Include the name of the award and the award ID number in the subject line of your email.
Donor(s):
Abell Pest Control
Qualification(s): Students registered in any program offered by the College of Biological Science or the Ontario Veterinary College or the Ontario Agriculture College conducting research in Lyme disease.
Amount: 1 award of $5,000
Abell Pest Control Scholarship in Pollinator Research. [I5976]
Selection will be based on the strongest research potential in pollinators. Apply by May 1 to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Awards Committee (grschol@uoguelph.ca) with a research proposal no longer than two pages outlining your research and a CV. Include the name of the award and the award ID number in the subject line of your email.
Donor(s):
Abell Pest Control
Qualification(s): Students registered in any program who are conducting research in Pollinators. Preference will be given to students studying bees.
Amount: 1 award of $5,000
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
Arthur Richmond Memorial Scholarships [I5180]
Established in memory of the late Arthur Richmond (OAC '23), horticulturist and teacher. One award each year is reserved for a student in the Plant Agriculture (Horticultural Sciences) program. Apply by May 1 to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by completing the Arthur Richmond Memorial Scholarships Application. The winners will be selected on the basis of academic excellence. The scholarships may only be held once at the master’s level and once at the doctoral level.
Donor(s):
The Estate of Nola Richmond
Qualification(s): Full-time master’s students up to semester six and doctoral students up to semester nine in one of the following programs: Plant Agriculture, Integrative Biology, Molecular & Cellular Biology, or Environmental Sciences.
Amount: 4 awards of $4,000
CBS Graduate Scholarship in Plant Science [Z5718]
Apply by letter describing research project and research interest, accompanied by a curriculum vitae and completed Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by January 10. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Alumni and friends of CBS with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Full-time MSc students not beyond semester 5 or a full-time PhD students not beyond semester 9, pursuing gradate studies in the area of Plant Science in the College of Biological Science with 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 $500
CFUW Scholarship for Women in Graduate Studies in Nutritional Sciences [I5341]
Established by the Canadian Federation of University Women – Guelph to assist women to obtain higher education. Selection will be based on academic achievement, relevant research activities, demonstrated strong leadership abilities and extra-curricular activities related to nutrition and health or women’s issues. Qualifying applicants will be invited to apply and will be asked to complete the application form provided at the time of invitation.
Donor(s):
Canadian Federation of University Women, Guelph, ON
Qualification(s): Female students registered in a graduate program in the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences and who are working on thesis project relevant to human nutrition. Preference will be given to students who have graduated from a secondary school in Wellington County
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Dr. Donald Robert Phillips Molecular and Cellular Biology Scholarship [I5917]
Established in memory of Beverly Phillips' brother, Dr. Donald Robert Phillips, OAC'66, a genetics researcher. While primary consideration will be given to contributions to research as evidenced by authorship of publications and conference presentations in the area of molecular biology, genetics, and cell biology, academic achievement at the graduate level will also be taken into account. Apply by February 28 to the Molecular and Cellular Biology Chair’s office with a cover letter, application form (available from the Graduate Program Assistant), and two letters of support (one of which should be written by the student’s advisor).
Donor(s):
Established by the estate of Beverly Phillips in memory of her brother Dr. Donald Robert Phillips, OAC'66, a genetics researcher.
Qualification(s): Students registered in the Molecular and Cellular Biology graduate program.
Amount: 2 awards of $4,250
Elgin Card Terrestrial Scholarship in Terrestrial Animal Ecology [I5023]
The scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any external awards that provide the student with $10,000 per year or more. Apply to the Chair of Integrative Biology by September 30.
Donor(s):
Ontario Waterfowl Research Foundation
Qualification(s): Students with high academic standing and demonstrated interest in the area of terrestrial zoology.
Amount: 1 award of $4,000
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
Hagen Graduate Scholarship [Z5719]
If possible, one will be awarded to an MSc student and the other to a PhD student. Preference will be given to students with an interest in tropical and/or marine fish or aquaculture, doing their research in the Hagen Aqualab. Apply by letter describing the research project and research interest, accompanied by a curriculum vitae and completed Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by January 10. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Rolf Hagen, founding president of Rolf C. Hagen Inc., Canadian pet food and products supplier, with the aid of the Ontario Government OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Eligible full-time MSc students registered in CBS, not beyond semester 5 and full-time PhD students registered in CBS, not beyond semester 9 studying aquatic biodiversity with at least a first class (A-) average in the previous two years of study with demonstrated financial need. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: a number of awards of $1,250
Harold H. Draper Graduate Prize [I5157]
Created in honour of Professor Draper, Chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences from 1975-1985. No application is required.
Donor(s):
Friends of Harold H. Draper
Qualification(s): Given to the graduate student who has presented the best seminar during the Departmental yearly seminar series.
Amount: 1 award of $100
International Emergency Medical Aid Assistance [B5200]
The University of Guelph provides support to International graduate students that are faced with unexpected, or unforeseen financial shortfalls due to a medical issue not covered by UHIP or the Student Dental/Medical insurance plans. Students should apply to the International Student Advisor, in the Centre for International Programs office, by completing an International Student Financial Need Assessment Form (N.A.F.) and submitting documentation to support the medical issue. These bursaries are awarded on an on-going basis.
Donor(s):
University of Guelph
Qualification(s): International students registered in a degree program and have completed a minimum 1.50 credits who have a medical emergency expenses not covered by UHIP or the Student Dental/Medical insurance plans and demonstrated financial need.
Amount: Several awards of varying amounts
John R.M. Kelso Scholarship in Environmental and Fisheries Science [I5340]
Established to recognize the late Dr. John R.M. Kelso's personal and professional contributions to the Fisheries profession. Selection will be based on: (a) overall grade point average and academic standing in all graduate courses as well as full time equivalent undergraduate courses completed during the student's program, (b) relevance and appropriateness of the research work, and (c) demonstration of participation in extracurricular activities related to environmental protection and fisheries stewardship, including but not limited to, membership in conservation, fisheries or environmental protection societies, involvement in research, educational, communication or other programs outside of university, dedicated to these goals. Financial need may also be considered. The application, including a letter outlining research, should be sent to Student Financial Services by January 10.
Donor(s):
Family and friends of the late Dr. John R.M. Kelso, B.Sc.(Agr.) '67, and M.Sc. '69
Qualification(s): Students conducting research that examines the effects of anthropogenic stressors on fish community ecology (including but not limited to toxic chemicals, habitat degradation, or hydro power).
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
Middleton Graduate Teaching Assistant Prize [I5218]
The Middleton Graduate Teaching Assistant Prize was established to honour Dr. A.L.A. Middleton, professor in the Department of Zoology from 1966 - 2001, for his contribution to undergraduate education at the University of Guelph. Recipients must demonstrate a commitment to and effectiveness in undergraduate teaching as evidenced by letters of support from course supervisors. Students may be nominated by faculty, departmental technicians, or undergraduate students. The nomination forms are available from the Chair’s office and must be completed and returned by April 30th. The recipient’s name will be engraved on a plaque which will be displayed in the Department of Integrative Biology.
Donor(s):
Department of Integrative Biology
Qualification(s): Graduate Teaching Assistant in a Zoology or Biology course co-ordinated through the Department of Integrative Biology
Amount: 1 award of a plaque
Morwick Scholarships in Aquatic Biology [E8023]
Established by Ted Morwick, honorary Alumnus, in support of the conservation and protection of water resources. Apply by May 1 to the CBS Awards Committee with a research proposal no longer than two pages outlining your research, a copy of your relevant transcript. Include the name of the award and the award ID number in the subject line of your email. Selection will be based on the strongest research potential and the highest academic standing. Students can only win this award once. In order to receive the award payment in year 2, the student must be in good standing and continuing research in water. Transfers to a PhD program are not eligible to receive this award. Three Aquatic Biology scholarships shall be awarded on even calendar years starting in Fall 2018.
Donor(s):
Mr. Edward Morwick
Qualification(s): Students entering a full-time MSc. or PhD within the College of Biological Science with a focus on water research in one of the three themed areas; Physiology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and with a minimum 80% admission average.
Amount: 3 awards of $20,000 ($10,000 paid in each of the fall of year 1 and fall of year 2)
Norman James Scholarship in Aquatic Animal Ecology [I5064]
The applicant must have high academic standing and demonstrate an interest in the area of aquatic animal ecology. The award may not be held in conjunction with any external awards that provide the student with more than $10,000 per year. Apply by September 30th to the Department of Integrative Biology and include a transcript, a brief description of the research proposal and a supporting letter from the principal advisor.
Donor(s):
Ontario Waterfowl Research Foundation
Qualification(s): Registered or incoming graduate students in the Department of Zoology with high academic standing and demonstrated interest in the area of aquatic animal ecology.
Amount: 1 award of $4,000
Peggy A. Pritchard and Dr. Andrew M. Kropinski Graduate Bursary [B5967]
Established by Peggy A. Pritchard and her husband, Dr. Andrew M. Kropinski, upon Ms. Pritchard's retirement from the University of Guelph in 2016. Apply to the International Student Advisor with a completed International Graduate Student Financial Need Assessment Form (NAF).
Donor(s):
Peggy Pritchard and Andrew Kropinski
Qualification(s): International graduate students from a developing country (as defined by CIDA Canadian International Development Agency) who demonstrate financial need with a preference given to female students.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
Pharmacia Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Prize [I5170]
Awarded to the student who has presented the best poster at a scientific meeting during the current academic year. Posters must be exhibited by the student or designate during the last week of August. The best poster will be selected on the basis of academic merit. No application is required.
Donor(s):
Pharmacia Enzyme Freezer Program, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Qualification(s): Students registered in the Molecular and Cellular Biology graduate program who have presented a poster at a scientific meeting during the current academic year.
Amount: 1 award of $500
Prof. A.W. Baker Memorial Bursaries [Z5717]
Apply by letter describing research project and research interests accompanied by a curriculum vitae and completed Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by January 10. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
The estate of Margaret A. MacLean, through a bequest in honour and memory of her father the late Prof. A.W. Baker, Chair of the Department of Entomology, with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Graduate students with demonstrated financial need who are registered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and enrolled in a department in the College of Biological Sciences or the Ontario Agricultural College. Full-time continuing or in-coming MSc students not beyond semester 5 or PhD students not beyond semester 9, studying or conducting research in entomology are eligible. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: various awards totalling $3,000
Roche Molecular Biochemical Award of Excellence [I5166]
No application is required.
Donor(s):
Roche Molecular Biochemicals
Qualification(s): Graduate student registered in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology who has presented the best graduate seminar during the academic year.
Amount: 1 award of $500
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