XII. Graduate Awards & Financial Assistance

College of Social and Applied Human Sciences Internal Awards

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
Alf and Mary Hales Graduate Scholarship in Political Studies [Z5722]
Selection will be based first on demonstrated financial need, and second on highest average in completed course credits. Apply by January 10 with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Alf Hales, Bsc ’34, and Mary Hales, DHE ’32, with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Students registered in second year in a graduate program of the Department of Political 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 $3,000
Alf and Mary Hales Graduate Scholarships in Family Studies [Z5720]
Selection will be based first on demonstrated financial need, and second on highest average. Preference will be given to an entering student, or student in class levels 1, 2 or 3. Apply by January 10 with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Alf Hales, Bsc ’34, and Mary Hales, DHE ’32, with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Students registered in a program offered by the department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition 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 $3,000
Alumni Research Travel Grants [T5630]
Complete a CSAHS Graduate Awards Application including a letter describing proposed travel for thesis research and travel costs. Apply to department graduate coordinator by March 1st. Selection of award winner will be on the basis of academic achievement, thesis research description and travel costs.
Donor(s):
The University of Guelph alumni through the Alma Mater Fund
Qualification(s): For graduate students in the Departments of Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology & Anthropology, in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences with at least an 80% average in the previous two years of study, and who are completing thesis research off campus. Students cannot receive the award beyond semester 5 at the masters level and beyond semester 8 at the doctoral level.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
Barbara Bowen Graduate Bursary [B5950]
Apply by January 10 to Student Financial Services with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form.
Donor(s):
Mrs. Barbara Bowen, , MAC BHSc 1957
Qualification(s): Graduate students registered in any program offered by the department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition with demonstrated financial need.
Amount: 1 award of $5,000
Beatrice Craven Graduate Scholarship [E5181]
Established by the estate of Beatrice Craven, Mac DHE’30. Selection is based on academic performance in the last two years of study.
Donor(s):
Estate of Beatrice Craven
Qualification(s): Students entering a graduate program in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
Bill Graf International Development Scholarship [Z5907]
Established in memory of Bill Graf, former Professor and Chair of the Department, who devoted his career to the study and teaching of development issues. Apply by January 10 to Student Financial Services with a Financial Need Assessment Form and one-page summary of research. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
The Department of Political Science, with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Graduate students in political science with a focus on international development or IDS, with a minimum 80% 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 $2,000
Bruce and M. Linda Hutchinson Graduate Entrance Scholarship CSAHS [E5970]
Dr. Bruce Hutchinson OAC BSA 1964 and Mrs. M. Linda Hutchinson MAC BHSc 1964 have made a gift to support the Bruce and M. Linda Hutchinson Graduate Entrance Scholarship CSAHS. Selection will be based on the quality of the student’s statement of research interest/academic intent in the graduate application and the feasibility of the proposed research as documented in a one page letter of support from the proposed faculty research advisor. Preference will be given to students with practical experience in their field of study. No application is necessary. Application to a graduate program will be considered as application for this scholarship. Each program may submit up to two nominations to the CSAHS Awards Committee by February 15th. The award will be offered in even years beginning in 2016-17.
Donor(s):
Dr. Bruce and Mrs. M. Linda Hutchinson
Qualification(s): Students entering any Master’s program in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences with a focus on families and youth are eligible.
Amount: 1 award of $5,000
Carol Page-Silim Graduate Scholarship [I5010]
Established in memory of Dr. A. Silim's wife Carol Page-Silim, B.A.Sc. ’78. The recipient will have achieved the highest grade in FRAN*6000- Quantitative Research Methods. No application is required.
Donor(s):
Dr. A. Silim
Qualification(s): Full-time graduate student registered in the area of Applied Human Nutrition who has completed FRAN*6000- Quantitative Research Methods.
Amount: 1 award of $600
Class of Mac '59 (BHSc) Scholarship [E8013]
Established by the Class of Macdonald Institute 1959 in recognition of its 50th anniversary since graduation along with gifts towards the Rosemary Clark Alumni Leadership Award and with the assistance of the University of Guelph Matching Program. The award winner will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and leadership ability as demonstrated through extracurricular involvement and volunteerism during his/her undergraduate degree. Student application for admission into the program will be considered as the application for this award. No application necessary.
Donor(s):
Class of Mac 1959
Qualification(s): Full-time students entering into the Masters of Applied Nutrition Program with a minimum 75% cumulative average.
Amount: 1 award of $5,000 (payable in equal installments in each of the three semesters of the program)
Claude A. Guldner Scholarship [E5129]
Established in honour of Claude A. Guldner, the founding director of the Couple & Family Therapy Program in the Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition at the time of his retirement. Selection will be based on demonstrated significant contribution in the area of families. In the event of equal contribution selection will be highest admission average. Preference will be given to students who self-identify as First Nation (status and non-status), Métis or Inuit. Students will apply with a Claude A. Guldner application form by April 1, Faculty Advisors will nominate students to the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition by April 30.
Donor(s):
Friends and family of Claude Guldner
Qualification(s): Students entering the Couple & Family Therapy MSc program in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition who self-identify as First Nation (status and non-status), Métis or Inuit, or racialized peoples/visible minority (a person other than an Aboriginal person, who identifies as non-Caucasian in racial origin regardless of the place of birthplace or citizenship).
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
David Knight Scholarship [Z5925]
Established to honour Professor Knight’s years of outstanding leadership as Dean of the College of Social Science. Selection will be based on financial need and high academic standing. Apply by January 10 with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Alumni of the College of Social Science, Alumni of the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, Professor Alun Joseph, and Professor David Knight, with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Graduate students registered in the collaborative program in International Development Studies who are entering the second or subsequent semester of a Masters Degree program in the departments of Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology & Anthropology, and who have a minimum cumulative average of 75% 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
Dean's Scholarship (CSAHS) [A5743]
The Deans’ Scholarships are awarded to students showing outstanding academic performance, exceptional research or professional performance/potential. Departments will nominate students to the College Awards Committee on the basis of research performance/potential, including progress in the program of study. This award is not tenable with SSHRC, NSERC, or CIHR awards. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
The University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are registered full-time master’s students up to semester six and full-time doctoral students up to semester nine with a minimum of 75% average in the last year of full-time, or equivalent, study
Amount: several awards of $2,500 for masters students and $5,000 for doctoral students
Department of Psychology Master’s Thesis Prize [C5303]
The recipient will have completed the best MA thesis in the past year as deemed by the Graduate Studies Committee. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Faculty in the Department of Psychology
Qualification(s): Graduate students who have successfully defended their M.A. thesis in any given year from September 1 to August 31.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Department of Psychology Memorial Scholarship [I5861]
This award was established to honour the memory of graduate students (M. Getkate, M. Hamilton, S. McFadden), staff (P. Zimmerman), and faculty (J. Boehnert, P. Duda, D. Piggins, V. Lotter, D. Stott). Selection will be based on academic excellence and success in research activities based on nominations by the students’ thesis advisors. No application is necessary.
Donor(s):
The Department of Psychology
Qualification(s): Awarded to a graduate student who has completed at least one year of a doctoral program in the Department of Psychology.
Amount: 1 award of $500
Dorothy Britton Memorial Doctoral Scholarship [E5167]
Established in memory of Dorothy Britton, a graduate of the Macdonald Institute (1939). The award will be granted on the basis of high academic achievement. Preference will be given to students entering a Ph.D. program. No application is required.
Donor(s):
Estate of Dorothy Britton
Qualification(s): For a graduate student registered in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition .
Amount: 2 awards of $15,000 payable over two years
Dorothy Britton Memorial Masters Scholarships [E5168]
Established in memory of Dorothy Britton, a graduate of the Macdonald Institute (1939). Recipients are selected on the basis of high academic achievement. Preference will be given to students entering a Master’s program. No application is required.
Donor(s):
The Estate of Dorothy Britton
Qualification(s): The award is available to students registered in a Master’s program in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition with a minimum of 80% average during the last two years of study.
Amount: 2 awards of $10,000 payable over two years
Dr. Kerry Preibisch Travel Grant [T5963]
This award was established in memory of Dr. Kerry Preibisch, a respected professor in Sociology and Anthropology and International Development Studies. Students must also demonstrate commitment to creating social impact in their chosen area of study. Submit a CV and an outline of financial expenditures for travel to the CSAHS Awards Committee by February 1st. Include a letter (maximum two pages) describing the fieldwork or knowledge translation to be conducted while traveling and describe your commitment to creating social impact in your chosen area of study.
Donor(s):
Family, friends and colleagues of Kerry Preibisch
Qualification(s): Students registered in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, or in any International Development Studies collaborative graduate program, with plans for domestic or international travel in the upcoming summer, fall or winter semester for the purpose of conducting approved research fieldwork or knowledge translation in the area of social justice. Preference will be given to research that focuses on the health and labour rights of migrant workers, agriculture, rural Canada or agricultural economics, with additional preference to students conducting research in the area of migrant women, especially from Latin America.
Amount: 1 award of $2,500
Dr. Margaret McCready Tribute Scholarship [E8003]
Established to pay tribute to Dr. Margaret McCready’s contributions as Principal and Dean of Macdonald Institute from 1949 to 1968. Selection will be based on high academic achievement during the completion of a Master’s program as evidenced by grades and research accomplishments. Application materials to pursue studies at the University of Guelph received by February 1st will be considered as application for this award.
Donor(s):
Mrs. Dorothy I. Campbell, Mac BHSc ’55
Qualification(s): Full-time students entering a Doctoral program in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences who have graduated from the Master’s program.
Amount: 1 award of $9,000 (payable over two years)
Dr. Mary E. Singer Scholarship [I5142]
Selection will be based on academic achievement, and the award will be issued in even numbered years. No application is required.
Donor(s):
Estate gift from Dr. Mary E. Singer, Mac ‘38
Qualification(s): Full-time MSc or PhD students in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition who are conducting thesis research in the area of family relations and human development who have completed the equivalent of at least two full-time semesters of study with a minimum cumulative average of 80%.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
Elena Grothier Memorial Scholarship [I5032]
An annual award in memory of Elena Grotheir, a graduate of the Macdonald Institute (1915). The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic achievement during the last two years of study. Preference will be given to a student entering a Master’s or Doctoral program. No application is required.
Donor(s):
The Estate of the late Elena Augusta Grothier
Qualification(s): Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are registered full-time in a graduate program in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition .
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
Founders' Graduate Scholarships [E5012]
Recipients will be selected on the basis of high academic standing (minimum of 80% average in the last two years of study). No application required.
Donor(s):
The Alma Mater Fund, alumni and faculty of the former College of Social Sciences
Qualification(s): Awarded to students entering a graduate program in the Departments of Geography, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology and Anthropology.
Amount: 4 awards of $1,500
Geneva Association Ph.D. Scholarship [E5704]
Selection will be based on high academic standing as indicated by grades and the strength of the proposed research statement indicating how the applicant’s particular focus of study relates to risk and/or vulnerability and their specific application in an economic, environmental, technological or organizational context. The award is renewable for up to three years subject to satisfactory progress towards completion of the degree and continued commitment to conduct research on systemic risk and vulnerability. Students must also submit a thesis proposal following the first year of study. A new recipient would only be chosen upon the completion of the multi-year commitment or in the event the current recipient ceases studies at the University of Guelph. Apply at time of application for admission, but no later than April 15th to the Chair of Political Science including a letter which outlines the candidate’s intent to write a dissertation on a specific topic related to systemic risk and vulnerability and its applications.
Donor(s):
The Geneva Association
Qualification(s): Students entering the Ph.D. Political Science program with an A- admission average whose subject of study involves a primary focus on Systemic Risk and Vulnerability that links to one or both of the major fields of Comparative Politics or Public Policy and Governance.
Amount: 1 award of $30,000 payable over 9 semesters
George and Lois Whetham Graduate Bursary [Z5299]
One award is for students in CSAHS and the second is for students in OAC. Apply with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by January 10. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Mr. George R. (BSA’53) and Mrs. Lois J. Whetham (BHSc ‘54) with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Full time students registered in any program offered by the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences or the Ontario Agricultural College. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF/OTSS award.
Amount: 2 awards of $3,500
George and Lois Whetham Scholarships in Food Systems CSAHS [E5761]
Faculty advisors may nominate students who have submitted an application to pursue a Master’s program or PhD program in CSAHS by February 1 to Graduate Coordinator. CSAHS Graduate Coordinators of each department will nominate up to 3 students per department by March 1 based on their Admission Application. Selection will be based on the quality of the student’s statement of research interest/academic intent in the graduate application and the feasibility of the proposed research as documented in a one-page letter of support from the proposed faculty research advisor.No application required.
Donor(s):
Mr. George R. Whetham OAC BSA 1953 and Mrs. Lois J. Whetham MAC BHSc 1954
Qualification(s): Students who have applied for admission to a Master’s or PhD program in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences and who’s area of study is food systems, which may include agriculture, food distribution, food sustainability, food security, nutrition, local food and rural change
Amount: 1 award of $5,000
Gertrude R. Peterson Graduate Memorial Scholarship [I5613]
Established in memory of Gertrude R. Peterson, a 1927 graduate of Macdonald Institute. Selection will be based on academic achievement. Preference is that one award will be given to a masters student, and one to a doctoral student. Students may only receive the award once during each of their Masters and Doctoral programs. No application is required.
Donor(s):
The Estate of Eugene A. Peterson
Qualification(s): Students must be registered in a masters or doctoral program in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Human completing a research thesis with a minimum 80% cumulative average.
Amount: 3 awards of $4,500
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
H.H. Harshman Foundation Doctoral Scholarship [A5810]
The award winner will be chosen on the basis of academic achievement and demonstrated leadership. Preference will be given to an entering student. Application materials to pursue studies at the University of Guelph received by February 1st will be considered as application for this award.
Donor(s):
The Harshman Foundation
Qualification(s): Full-time student entering or enrolled in any Ph.D. program in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences whose thesis research is devoted to the strengthening of the family unit in Canada.
Amount: 1 award of $13,000 payable over two years
H.H. Harshman Graduate Scholarships [I5036]
The award winner will be chosen on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential. Apply with a letter outlining research and a C.V. to the Chair of the FRAN Graduate Awards Committee by April 1st.
Donor(s):
The Harshman Foundation
Qualification(s): Master's students in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition who are completing a thesis, have a minimum of three consecutive semesters remaining in their program and whose research is related to the strengthening of the family unit in Canada.
Amount: 3 awards of $7,000
Harshman Graduate Scholarship in Food Systems [E5948]
Selection will be based on the quality of the student’s statement of research interest/academic intent in the graduate application and the feasibility of the proposed research as documented in a one-page letter of support from the proposed faculty research advisor. Faculty research advisors may nominate students who have submitted an application to pursue a Master's program in CSAHS by February 1. CSAHS Graduate Officers/Coordinators of each department will nominate up to 3 students per department by February 1 based on their Master's Admission Application.
Donor(s):
The Harshman Foundation
Qualification(s): Students entering a Master’s program in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences who have a minimum average of 80% in the last two years of study and who are working in the area of food systems which may include food distribution, food sustainability, food security, small family farming, local food and rural change. A maximum of three applications per department or program of study will be considered.
Amount: 1 award of $5,000
Hubert H. Harshman Graduate Scholarship [Z5311]
Selection will be based on the relevance of the project or research and contributions that demonstrate good citizenship, social responsibility and leadership in society. Students should apply with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by January 10th along with a letter describing their community based project or area of study and a letter of recommendation from their Faculty or CESI supervisor substantiating their good citizenship, social responsibility and leadership in society. This scholarship is not tenable with awards of $10,000 or more . ACCESS AWARD
Donor(s):
Harshman Fellowships Society with the aid of the Ontario government’s OTSS program
Qualification(s): Students registered in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences who are engaged in a project through the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute or studying in the area of applied nutrition, who have demonstrated good citizenship, social responsibility and leadership in society and who have demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to the following applicants in descending order: 1) A graduate student working on a project with the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute 2) A graduate student studying in the area of applied nutrition. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF/OTSS award.
Amount: 1 award of $5,000
Ina M. Kniep (nee Carthew) Memorial Graduate Scholarship [I5904]
Ina M. Kniep was a Mac ’36 graduate who was a specialist in Home Economics and Nutrition and had a lifelong interest and involvement in the University of Guelph. No application is required. This award is tenable with other awards up to $4,000 excluding bursaries
Donor(s):
The Estate of Ina M. Kniep
Qualification(s): Graduate student registered in either a MSc or PhD in the Applied Human Nutrition program, with a minimum of 80% cumulative average, with outstanding academic achievement.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
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
Jean Henderson Sabry Graduate Scholarship [I5165]
Preference will be given to a student undertaking research in community nutrition or international nutrition. No application is required.
Donor(s):
Former students and colleagues of Jean H. Sabry
Qualification(s): Full-time graduate students enrolled in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition in the field of Applied Human Nutrition.
Amount: 1 award of $3,500
Jean, Ian and Sook-Hee Kim Memorial Prize (SOCA) [C5045]
Members of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology and the Campus Childcare Co-operative established this award in memory of Sook-Hee Kim, former sociology MA student, and her children Jean and Ian Kim, who were killed in a tragic car accident. Students registered in a Masters program in Sociology who presented their graduate major paper during the previous academic year, and have been nominated for consideration by their graduate advisor. Selection is based on the best quality of the major paper and academic excellence. No application required.
Donor(s):
Members of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Campus Childcare Co-operative
Qualification(s): Students registered in a Masters program in Sociology who presented their graduate major paper during the previous academic year, and have been nominated for consideration by their graduate advisor.
Amount: 1 award of $600
Joanne Duncan-Robinson Conference Research Travel Grant [T5805]
Established 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 & Anthropology. Selection will be based on the best abstract or paper proposal, and proposed travel budget. Apply to the Chair of the Graduate Affairs Committee of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology.
Donor(s):
Members of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and other donors
Qualification(s): Students registered in any graduate program offered by or through the Department of Sociology and Anthropology who have had a paper accepted for presentation at a scholarly conference.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
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
John Vanderkamp Doctoral Graduate Medal [I5763]
To commemorate the outstanding contributions of John Vanderkamp, Dean of the College of Social Science, 1981-1991, Director of AKADEMIA, 1989-1991, 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.
Donor(s):
College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
Qualification(s): Student graduating from a doctoral program in the College of Social and Applied Sciences who is the college's D.F. Forster Doctoral medal nominee.
Amount: 1 medal
John Vanderkamp Magisteriate Graduate Medal [I5762]
To commemorate the outstanding contributions of John Vanderkamp, Dean of the College of Social Science, 1981-1991, Director of AKADEMIA, 1989-1991, 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.
Donor(s):
College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
Qualification(s): Student graduating from a master's program in the College of Social and Applied Sciences who is the college's D.F. Forster Magisteriate medal nominee.
Amount: 1 medal
Katherine M. Beck Memorial Doctoral Scholarship [E5910]
Established in honour of Katherine M. Beck, a Mac ’22 graduate and chief dietitian at Creelman Hall from 1926 to 1962. The award winner will be selected on the basis of outstanding academic achievement (a minimum cumulative average of 80%) at the undergraduate and Masters level and the potential for significant contributions to the discipline as a doctoral student. No application is required.
Donor(s):
The Estate of Katherine M. Beck
Qualification(s): Student entering a doctoral program in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition.
Amount: 2 $10,000 (payable over 2 years)
Katherine M. Beck Memorial Graduate Scholarship [E5909]
The award winners will be selected on the basis of outstanding academic achievement (a minimum cumulative average of 80% during the last two years of study). No application is required.
Donor(s):
The Estate of Katherine M. Beck, a Mac ’22 graduate and chief dietitian at Creelman Hall from 1926-1962
Qualification(s): Students entering a Masters program in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition .
Amount: 1 award of $5,000
Kiyoko Miyanishi Graduate Geography Scholarship [E5925]
The award will be made on the basis of high academic achievement. In the absence of a qualified international student, the award may be given to an academically-qualified student who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. If two deserving students cannot be identified, then one award for the full amount will be given out. No application is required.
Donor(s):
Dr. Kiyoko Miyanishi, a faculty member in the Department of Geography since 1986
Qualification(s): International students entering any graduate program (M.A., M.Sc. or Ph.D.) and degree specialization in the Department of Geography.
Amount: 2 awards of $1,500
Koji Victor Ujimoto Graduate Scholarship [I5916]
This scholarship is provided to encourage applied research on topics of pressing Canadian or global social concern. Students should apply to the Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology by March 31and include an outline of their major paper or thesis proposal and the name of the advisor.
Donor(s):
Dr. Koji Victor Ujimoto, with the assistance of alumni, friends, colleagues and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Qualification(s): Students registered in a program offered by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology with a minimum 80% cumulative average in all graduate courses taken whose major paper or thesis proposal addresses a contemporary social problem through the application of a Sociological and/or Anthropological perspective.
Amount: 1 award of $750
Leah Mildred Webster Shedden Scholarships [Z5904]
These awards have been established, in memory of Leah Shedden , Mac ‘31. Students with demonstrated financial need, who have completed at least 1.5 credits and with at least a 75% cumulative average, are eligible. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
The Estate of Leah Leotus Mildred Shedden, with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Graduate students in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: 3 awards of up to $1,500
Lila Engberg Scholarship in International Development [E8005]
Established in 2008 by Dr. Lila Engberg. Application materials to pursue studies at the University of Guelph received by May 30th will be considered as application for this award. Students will be selected based on their experiences and/or involvement in this area to date, and personal plans to improve everyday lives in a local community of a developing nation.
Donor(s):
Dr. Lila Engberg
Qualification(s): Full-time masters students entering the collaborative program in International Development Studies with a research agenda in the area of poverty alleviation, economic empowerment of women and/or ways to improve livelihood security for women and families in developing countries will be eligible. Preference will be given to a student from a developing country.
Amount: 1 award of $4,500
Louis E. Tremblay Memorial Graduate Gerontology Scholarship [I5924]
The award winner will be chosen on the basis of high academic achievement. Preference will be given to Ph.D. students.
Donor(s):
The estate of Louis Elzebert Tremblay whose wife, Margaret, was a Mac '35 graduate
Qualification(s): Awarded to a Ph.D. or M.Sc. student in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, who is conducting research in the field of gerontology and who has a minimum cumulative average of 80%.
Amount: 1 award of $5,000
Mac'38 Gerontology Graduate Scholarship [E5052]
Preference will be given to persons entering graduate studies.
Donor(s):
The Alumni of Macdonald Institute Class of '38D
Qualification(s): Full-time students who are pursuing study and research within the area of adult development or gerontology in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition and have high academic achievement.
Amount: 2 awards of $3,000
Mac-FACS-FRAN Alumni Association Graduate Scholarship – Family Relations and Applied Nutrition [E5056]
No application is required.
Donor(s):
Mac-FACS-FRAN Alumni Association
Qualification(s): Full-time graduate student entering an master's or doctoral program in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition who has a minimum of 80% in the last two years of study.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Margaret S. McCready Memorial Scholarship [E5905]
Established in memory of Margaret S. McCready, former Principal and Dean of Macdonald Institute (1949-69). The award will be granted on the basis of high academic achievement as well as leadership ability as demonstrated through extracurricular involvement in the preceding two years. Application materials to pursue studies at the University of Guelph received by February 1st will be considered as application for this award .
Donor(s):
Estate of Margaret S. McCready
Qualification(s): Full time graduate student entering a Masters program in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
Margaret S. McCready Scholarship [I5058]
Established in honour of Dr. Margaret S. McCready, the Principal and Dean of the Macdonald Institute (1949-1969). Preference will be given to a student who completed their undergraduate degree at Guelph. No application is necessary.
Donor(s):
Mac-FACS-FRAN Alumni Association
Qualification(s): M.Sc., MAN or Ph.D. full-time graduate student enrolled in a graduate program offered by the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, with a minimum of 80% in the last two years of study.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Marion McGirr Travel Grant [T5119]
Established in 2006 to recognize Marion McGirr's long-lived affection for Macdonald Hall. The award may be held only once during a degree program. Selection of the award winner will be on the basis of the cost of travel, and the benefit it will bring to the student’s program of study. Apply by March 1 with a CSAHS Graduate Awards Application, and attach a letter with the description of the travel, the benefit it will bring to your program of study and overall travel budget.
Donor(s):
Estate gift from Marion McGirr, Mac DHE 1939
Qualification(s): Graduate students in the College of Social and Applied Human Science with a minimum of 80% in the last two years of study who are travelling in support of their studies. Students cannot receive the award beyond semester 5 at the masters level and beyond semester 8 at the doctoral level.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Marion N. Penhale Graduate Travel Grant [T5072]
Marion Penhale (Mac ‘31D) had over 39 years of involvement in teaching and the foodservice industry. The award may be held only once. Apply by April 1, by letter outlining the specific details of the conference and travel costs to the Chair of the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition Graduate Awards Committee.
Donor(s):
Marion Penhale (Mac ‘31D)
Qualification(s): Full-time MSc or PhD student in the Applied Human Nutrition Program whose paper or poster session has been accepted at a provincial, national, or international conference. Students must not be registered beyond semesters 6 and 12 of the master’s and doctoral programs, respectively.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
Northwater Foundation Travel Grant [Z5917]
Preference will be given to those applicants invited to present a paper or poster. Apply by January 10 by submitting a Travel Grant Application a completed Financial Need Assessment form, and information about your invitation to present a paper or poster if applicable, to Student Financial Services. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Northwater Foundation, with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Full-time graduate students registered in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences who are not registered beyond semester six of the master’s program or beyond semester twelve of the doctoral program who will be attending a provincial, national, or international meeting and who have 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 $2,000
O.P. Dwivedi Graduate Prize for International Development [I5152]
Candidates will be considered on the basis of both their overall scholastic achievements and of the practical and social significance of the MA, MSc, MBA or PhD research, which apply social science theory and/or method to the study of development, administration or environmental issues in the Third World. Departments and Schools will submit names of eligible candidates along with supporting documentation to the Director of the International Development Studies program by November 30. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
O.P. Dwivedi
Qualification(s): Students at the University of Guelph who have completed requirements for their graduate degree and whose research applies social science theory and/or method to the understanding of development, administration or environmental issues in the Third World.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
OMS Graduate Scholarship in Industrial Organizational Psychology [I5657]
Selection will be assessed based on applicants’ overall cumulative average, the amount of hours worked at Organization & Management Solutions (OMS), achievements and potential contributions to Industrial Organizational Psychology. If there is no outstanding submission, no prize will be awarded. Apply by August 15th to the Department of Psychology Awards Committee with a 1,000-word essay outlining hours worked at Organizational & Management Solutions (OMS), and stating achievements and potential contributions to Industrial Organizational Psychology.
Donor(s):
Guelph Community Foundation
Qualification(s): PhD students beyond 2nd year of Industrial Organization Psychology.
Amount: 1 award of $1,750
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
Richard M. Barham Graduate Medal [I5901]
In recognition of the outstanding contributions of Professor Richard Barham, Dean of the College of Family and Consumer Studies 1983-1994, a 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 is not required.
Donor(s):
College off Social and Applied Human Sciences
Qualification(s): A 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.
Amount: 1 medal
Richard M. Barham Graduate Scholarship [E5216]
Selection is based on high academic achievement and preference is given to in-coming doctoral candidates in the Family Relations and Human Development or Couple and Family Therapy program.
Donor(s):
Established in 2006 by the Mac-FACS-FRAN Alumni Association, the Dean of the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences the Chair of the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition and friends of Dr. Richard M. Barham in honour of his retirement. Dr. Barham was the Dean of the College of Family and Consumer Studies (1983-1994), and retired in 1999.
Qualification(s): Entering graduate students in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition with a minimum of 80% in the last two years of study.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
Sally Humphries and Leo Smits International Scholarship [E5979]
Sally Humphries, former Chair of International Development Studies in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, and her partner Leo Smits, former Chair of Family and Community Social Services at University of Guelph-Humber established this award to assist international students with the cost of International student tuition at University of Guelph.Apply ot the CSAHS Awards Committee by May 15th with a letter outlining past experience in helping disadvantaged populations and include a one-page summary of the admission “Statement of Academic Intent”. Letters can be sent by email to csahsada@uoguelph.ca.
Donor(s):
Sally Humphries
Qualification(s): Selection is based on the greatest commitment to helping disadvantaged populations through past activities and community engagement, as well as through future commitment as indicated by the summary of the statement of academic intent. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have worked in their home countries improve the lives of local families, especially of women and children.Preference given to Masters’ students
Amount: 1 award of awards of $5,000
Sid Gilbert Graduate Research Prize [C5268]
Established to honour Dr. Sid Gilbert and his outstanding contributions to graduate student training and education. The recipient will be chosen based on the quality of the MA thesis. No application is required.
Donor(s):
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and friends and colleagues of Dr. Sid Gilbert
Qualification(s): MA sociology students who have presented their thesis during the previous academic year, and have been nominated for consideration by their academic advisor.
Amount: 1 award of $500
University Graduate Scholarship (CSAHS) [I5768]
Awarded to students showing outstanding academic performance. Departments will nominate students to the College Awards Committee on the basis of research performance/potential, including progress in the program of study. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Registered masters students up to their 6th semester and doctoral students up to their 12th semester or students who transfer from masters to doctoral up to their 15th semester, with a minimum of 75% average in the last year of full-time study, or equivalent.
Amount: Numerous awards of varying amounts from $500 to $20,000
Wilda M. Blacklock Scholarship [I5612]
Selection will be based on academic excellence and contribution to the department. Apply by April 1st to the Chair of the Graduate Affairs Committee of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology with a letter outlining contributions to the department.
Donor(s):
The Department of Sociology & Anthropology, in honour of the retirement of Wilda Blacklock, former student (BA ’73) and staff member
Qualification(s): Graduate students who have completed between two and four semesters in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
Yeandle Family Graduate Scholarships [Z5927]
This award has been established in honour of Audrey Yeandle, a Mac ’25 graduate and life-long supporter of the University with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program. Awards will be made on the basis of financial need and academic achievement. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
The Estate of Audrey Yeandle with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Full-time graduate students registered in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences who have a minimum cumulative average of 75%. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: several awards of up to awards of $2,000
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