XII. Graduate Awards & Financial Assistance

Ontario Agricultural College Internal Awards

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

Ajinomoto Heartland/Halchemix Scholarship [I5153]
Established for a graduate student in the Department of Animal Biosciences conducting research in livestock nutrition. Preference will be given to a Ph.D. candidate. Selection will be made on the basis of merit and financial need. Apply to Student Financial Services with a completed University of Guelph Financial Need Assessment Form, including a brief summary of your research and a letter of support from your advisor by July 1.
Donor(s):
Halchemix Canada Inc
Qualification(s): Graduate students registered in a program offered by the Department of Animal Biosciences conducting research in the field of amino acids in the nutrition of monogastric livestock.
Amount: 1 award of $500
Alf and Mary Hales Graduate Scholarship in Food Science [Z5721]
Selection will be based on the highest admission average. Apply by January 10 to Student Financial Services with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form and a letter outlining your interest in meat science. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Alf & Mary Hales, with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Student registered in their first year of the M.Sc. program in Food Science with an interest in meat science who has 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
Amos Kitchen Memorial Scholarship [Z5684]
Established in memory of Amos Kitchen. Apply by January 10 to Student Financial Services with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form and a Research Proposal no more than 2 pages in length. Selection will be based on financial need and academic performance to date. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Friends, associates of Amos Kitchen, and the Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency, and the OAC Alumni Foundation, with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Graduate students registered in any OAC graduate program who is conducting research in sheep with demonstrated financial need. Additionally, students must meet the government mandated terms for an OSOTF/OTSS OSOTF/OTSS awards.
Amount: 1 award of $3,000
Anna and Val Hovanec Scholarship [E8010]
Selection will be based on highest admission average. Preference will be given to applicants whose area of study relates to health. This award is normally awarded every other year. This award is renewable for the second year upon satisfactory performance evaluation. 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. Application materials to pursue studies at the University of Guelph will be considered as application for this award.
Donor(s):
Lupina Foundation
Qualification(s): Students entering a Masters program offered by CSAHS in an area related to women in rural communities.
Amount: 1 award of $14,000 (payable over 2 years )
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 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
Ball Farm Services Ltd. and Agrico Canada Ltd. Scholarship [I5902]
Academic standing in the previous two years and applied research potential will be used to determine the recipient. Apply to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by June 1, with a letter of support regarding research potential.
Donor(s):
Ball Farm Services and Agrico Canada Ltd.
Qualification(s): Graduate students in Plant Agriculture or School of Environmental Science who are conducting research on sustainable crop production systems and their application to production agriculture are eligible.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
Beaton Scholarship in Dairy Science [I5004]
Established in memory of the late Mr. J.L. Beaton of Oshawa. Apply to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Food Science, by June 1with a letter explaining research focus. Selection will be based on high academic standing.
Donor(s):
Mr. J.L. Beaton
Qualification(s): Students registered in the Department of Food Science who are working on a research project directly related to the dairy industry. Preference will be given to students who are entering the MSc program.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
Beatty-Munro Family Memorial Scholarship [I5005]
Apply to the Graduate Program Assistant of the School of Environmental Sciences, by June 1.
Donor(s):
Dr. and the late Mrs. J.A. Munro
Qualification(s): For a graduate student or a postdoctoral fellow conducting research in the field of apiculture.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
Bell-Sargant Scholarship [I5006]
This award has been established by William B. Sargant, in honour of Nora Reta Bell and William George Sargant, who celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 1978. Selection will be based on academic standing, participation in community and on-campus activities, and interest in park development will be considered. The LA Grad Awards committee will forward a nomination to the OAC awards committee prior to August 1 each year. No application necessary.
Donor(s):
William B. Sargant
Qualification(s): Available to MLA students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents and who are studying park administration, recreation planning, or resources development or management as related to park development.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
Brian W. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship [I5625]
Established by family, friends and colleagues in recognition of Dr. Kennedy's dedication to and accomplishments in the fields of animal breeding and genetic teaching and research. Application is by letter, stating interest and qualifications, to the director of Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock by July 1.
Donor(s):
Family, Friends and Colleagues or Dr. Brian W. Kennedy
Qualification(s): Awarded to an in-course graduate student based on academic standing, extracurricular activities and contributions to the life of the department.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
Bruce and M. Linda Hutchinson Graduate Entrance Scholarship OAC [E5771]
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 OAC. No application is required. The School of Environmental Sciences will nominate a student by September 1 to the OAC Awards Committee (oacaward@uoguelph.ca). Selection will be based on the letters of reference in the student’s admission package. In the event of a tie, the student with the highest admission average will be selected. The award will be offered in odd years beginning in 2017.
Donor(s):
Dr. Bruce and Mrs. M. Linda Hutchinson
Qualification(s): Students registered in semesters 1 to 3 of any Master’s program offered by the School of Environmental Sciences are eligible.
Amount: 1 award of $5,000
Bullick Scholarship in Food Grain Research [I5137]
In memory of their parents (John and Annie Wannop of Nanton, Alberta, and William and Mary Bullick of Uttoxeter, Ontario), Rose and Clare Bullick provide this award. No application is necessary. Selection will occur prior to August 1.
Donor(s):
Rose and Clare Bullick
Qualification(s): Full-time student enrolled in year 1 in the Department of Plant Agriculture who is conducting research on food grains.
Amount: 1 award of $10,000 (payable over 3 semesters)
Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Prize [C5217]
Awarded to a student who has achieved excellence in the study of landscape architecture and has contributed significantly to the University of Guelph landscape architecture program and the profession. No application is required.
Donor(s):
The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects
Qualification(s): Student graduating form the Masters of Landscape Architecture program.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Chanasyk Graduate Medal for Professionalism [I5193]
The Chanasyk Graduate Medal is awarded annually to the graduating student in the master of landscape architecture program who, in the view of faculty, is deemed to be the most promising professional practitioner. The decision will be based on the criteria of ethics, altruism, an attitude of stewardship of the land, and progressive educational ideals. Application is not necessary.
Donor(s):
Victor Chanasyk
Qualification(s): Awarded annually to the graduating student in the master of landscape architecture program who, in the view of faculty, is deemed to be the most promising professional practitioner.
Amount: 1 medal
Craig Hunter Poultry Science Graduate Scholarship [I5699]
Apply by August 1 by submitting a hard copy of your completed Animal Biosciences Scholarship Form to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Animal Biosciences. On your form, outline your community/university volunteer service, involvement in extracurricular activities, and include a brief research/proposal summary. Selection will be based on academic achievement, research potential and demonstrated leadership in extracurricular activities especially as it relates to poultry science.
Donor(s):
Family and Friends of the Late Craig Hunter Sr.
Qualification(s): Graduate students in the Department of Animal Biosciences whose research is focused on poultry. Preference will be given to research projects relating to commercial egg production.
Amount: 1 award of $2,100
Craig Pearson International Research Scholarship [I5256]
The OAC Alumni Foundation has established this scholarship in honour of Dr. Craig Pearson, former Dean of the OAC (2001-2007). Contribution to the resolution of solving global challenges in the environment, agriculture, food and rural communities and demonstrated benefit to the recipient institution and the University of Guelph. Preference will be given to a proposal to work in a less developed country. Apply by April 1 to the OAC Awards Office with a brief research proposal (no more than 3 pages) and supporting letters from the intended recipient institution and the graduate advisor at Guelph.
Donor(s):
OAC Alumni Foundation
Qualification(s): OAC graduate students who have maintained a “B” average and are planning to conduct research at a research institute or university in a country outside of North America for at least one month are eligible to apply.
Amount: 1 award of $4,000
Deborah Whale/Poultry Industry Council Graduate Scholarship [I5242]
Established to pay tribute to the contributions and leadership provided to the poultry industry by Deborah Whale during her term as Chair of the Poultry Industry Council. Selection will be based on research potential (M.Sc. student) or demonstrated research aptitude (Ph.D. student), academic standing and intended benefits and outcomes of the planned research to the poultry industry. Apply to the OAC Awards Office by April 1st with C.V. and include a one-page summary of a research project demonstrating the relevance of the research and its potential impact on the poultry industry along with two letters of reference, one of which must be from the applicant's advisor.
Donor(s):
Poultry Industry Council
Qualification(s): Students currently registered in any M.Sc. or Ph.D. program in OAC with a minimum of 75% average in the last two years of undergraduate or graduate studies and who are pursuing research in the poultry area are eligible to apply.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Don McMillan Graduate Bursaries in Food Science [Z5901]
Established from the estate of Don McMillan, OAC 1940, in memory of his father and by the government of Ontario through the OSOTF program. Apply to Student Financial Services with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form by January 10. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Estate of Don McMillan, with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Graduate students in Food 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: several awards of varying amounts
Don Pinchin Scholarship in Honey Bee Research and Beneficial Insect Health [I5956]
Selection will be based on the academic standing of the applicant and their area of research to the focus of the Scholarship. Apply by August 1st to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) with a research proposal no longer than two pages and a scanned copy of an official transcript. Include the name of the award and the award ID number in the subject line of your email. Include this information on your application along with your student ID number.
Donor(s):
Dr. Donald Pinchin and Lydia Luckevich
Qualification(s): Students registered in their first year of an OAC graduate program who are pursuing research in sustainable pest management. Areas of research may include, but are not limited to, pollinator conservation, pesticide fate in the environment, integrated pest management, pesticide use reduction or eco-toxicology.
Amount: 1 award of $17,500 (payable over 3 semesters)
Donald Huntley Graduate Scholarship [I8014]
Established to honour the accomplishments of Prof. Donald Huntley and to encourage continued research in the area of Plant Agriculture and Environmental Science in relation to crop yields. Selection will be based on research potential and academic achievement. Apply by letter (no more than two pages) outlining the research/proposal to OAC Awards Committee by June 30th.
Donor(s):
William L. Campbell OAC ‘55
Qualification(s): Graduate students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents and registered in any program offered by OAC whose research program combines environmental sustainability with research in crop yields and/or issues around crop productivity or crop protection.
Amount: 1 award of $10,000 (payable in two equal installments of $5,000)
Dr. C. John Small Commonwealth Scholarship [I5118]
Created in honour of Dr. C. John Small, OAC BSA '42, Hon D.Law '75, and his lifelong dedication to foreign service. Selection will be based on the 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 no more than one page each, and (c) consistent high performance in coursework completed, as documented by a transcript of program grades to date. Apply to Centre for International Programs by May 1 for visiting during the subsequent Fall or Winter semesters with a one-page submission describing the significance of the U of G visit to the program of study at the partner exchange university and two faculty references of no more than one page each.
Donor(s):
Mr. Jean K. Small
Qualification(s): Full-time visiting exchange students, registered at the University of Guelph for at least one semester, from a Commonwealth developing country (a list of eligible countries and exchange partner universities is available in the Centre for International Programs) who are pursuing studies or conducting research in the area of agriculture and rural development.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
Dr. Chester Meyers Graduate Scholarship [I5114]
Established in honour of Dr. Myers for his work in food science and food chemistry. Selection will be based on academic achievement and research in the area of food chemistry. No application is required.
Donor(s):
Friends and Colleagues of Dr. Chester Myers
Qualification(s): Graduate students registered in the Department of Food Science.
Amount: 1 award of $750
Dr. Clifford G. Riley OAC ’23 Graduate Entrance Scholarship [I8016]
The Dr. Clifford G. Riley OAC ’23 Graduate Entrance Scholarship was created by his son David C. Riley as a tribute and memorial to his father whose career in forestry and education began at the Ontario Agricultural College. Selection will be based on the strongest admission application package. A student will be nominated by the Department of Food Agricultural and Resource Economics to the OAC Awards (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by September 1. No application is required.
Donor(s):
David C. Riley and matched by the University of Guelph Graduate Scholarship Matching program.
Qualification(s): Students entering a graduate program in the Department of Food Agricultural and Resource Economics in OAC.
Amount: 1 award of $10,000 (payable over two semesters)
Dr. G.W. Friars Award [I5615]
The award will be based on academic standing, and interest in and aptitude for research in quantitative genetics. Apply to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by June 1. Please include the name of the award and the award ID number in the subject line of your email. Include your student ID number and the name of your award on your letter.
Donor(s):
Dr. Gerry W. Friars
Qualification(s): MSc or PhD student registered in the Department of Animal Biosciences or Plant Agriculture and working in the field of quantitative genetics. The award will be based on academic standing, and interest in and aptitude for research in quantitative genetics.
Amount: 1 award of $500
Dr. J. L. Tennant Graduate Scholarship [I5147]
Ability as shown by course and research work. Apply to Student Financial Services by January 10th, with a completed Financial Need Assessment form.
Donor(s):
Estate of Dr. J. L. Tennant, OAC BSA 1913
Qualification(s): Full-time graduate students registered in the Department of Food, Agricultural Resource Economics with demonstrated financial need are eligible.
Amount: 2 awards of $2,000
Dr. Mohamed Sharom Scholarship of Excellence [I5624]
The award will be based on academic standing, communication skills and excellence in research. Application is not necessary.
Donor(s):
Family and friends of the late Dr. Mohamed Sharom
Qualification(s): MSc student who has completed at least two full- time semesters, is registered in the School of Environmental Sciences, and holds a valid student visa.
Amount: 1 award of $500
Dr. O.M. McConkey Scholarship [E5059]
Established by the late Dr. O.M. McConkey, a professor in the Department of Plant Agriculture and a pioneer in grassland research and conservation. Selection will be based on an assessment of research potential, area of research, and academic standing. Preference will be given to students conducting research in the area of forage crops and conservation. The graduate application along with student advisor recommendations will be used for this assessment. Apply by June 1 to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Plant Agriculture with a completed Department Scholarship form and a reference letter.
Donor(s):
McConkey Foundation
Qualification(s): Students in the M.Sc. or Ph.D. programs in the Department of Plant Agriculture working in the area of crop breeding and genetics, physiology and management or biotechnology.
Amount: 1 award of $10,000 (payable over 3 semesters)
Durante Kreuk Scholarship [I5342]
Established by Durante Kreuk Ltd., Landscape Architects, a Vancouver-based firm with a broad range of experience in Landscape Architecture, Urban Open Space Design, and community design. Selection will be based on demonstrated high level of proficiency in design, and implementation with a focus on community design and demonstrated interest and potential to work in areas of community involvement and advocacy. No application is required.
Donor(s):
Durante Kreuk Ltd.
Qualification(s): MLA students who are entering their third semester.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Earl A. Thomas Graduate Scholarship [I5602]
Established in memory of Mrs. Beryl Thomas' husband, Earl Thomas, who died in 1966 after a 43 year career at Bright's Wines. Mr. Thomas retired from T.G. Bright Co. Ltd. in 1959 as president and general manager. The recipient will be selected on the basis of high academic achievement. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
The Estate of Mrs. Beryl Thomas
Qualification(s): Students enrolled in the Department of Food Science and who are conducting research in oenology are eligible for this graduate scholarship.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
Earnest Austin Weir Memorial Scholarship [E5195]
Established In memory of the late Earnest Austin Weir, OAC '12. Application is not required
Donor(s):
Mr. Murray Weir
Qualification(s): Entering graduate students in the areas of Environmental Sciences, Capacity Development & Extension, and Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Landscape Architecture and Rural Planning and Development who have at least a 'B+' average and will be conducting research on sustainable rural community development.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
Edmunds, Millen, Ozburn, Peer Scholarship in Entomology/Apiculture (Environmental Biology) [I5623]
Established in memory of Professor R.H. Ozburn, a former faculty member in the OAC Department of Zoology and Entomology; and the family and friends of Don Peer, apiculturalist. The award is made in the memory of these four individuals whose interests in entomology and apiculture were of support to and valued by their colleagues at OAC. No application is necessary; the School of Environmental Sciences will nominate a recipient by June 1 each year.
Donor(s):
Friends and associates of the late J.W. Edmunds, OAC '51
Qualification(s): Awarded annually to an MSc or PhD student in entomology or apiculture based on high academic standing and research interests related to apiculture or entomology
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
Egg Farmers of Ontario's Thomas R. Graham Scholarship [I5067]
EEstablished to recognize the contributions of Tom Graham, a graduate of OAC and a Director of the Board. Apply by August 1 by submitting a hard copy of your completed Animal Biosciences Scholarship Form to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Animal Biosciences. Preference is to award $5,000 to a PhD student, but if no PhD student is eligible, 2 awards of $2,500 will be awarded to MSc. students.
Donor(s):
Egg Farmers of Ontario
Qualification(s): Canadian citizens or permanent residents registered in the first year in an area of research and study must be in the general field of poultry science and may include disciplines other than those offered in the Department of Animal Biosciences. Preference will be given to students with high academic standing who are conducting research projects related to the egg industry
Amount: 1 or 2 awards given totalling $5,000
Emiel Griesbach Year OAC '30 Scholarship [E5164]
Established In memory of their classmate Emiel C. Griesbach, OAC '30. The recipient will have at least a 'B+' standing in the two previous years of study. Apply to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Food Science, by July 25.
Donor(s):
OAC Alumni Foundation
Qualification(s): Student in the department who is entering semesters 1 or 2 of a graduate program.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
F.L. McEwen Award [E5151]
Established in recognition of F.L. McEwen's contribution as Dean of OAC (1983-90). Apply to the OAC Awards Committee by June 30 with a two page letter outlining your research interests and the relationship of the research to the field of agriculture as well as outlining your extra-curricular activities in this area. Preference will be given first to students with research interest in the field of sustainable agriculture and secondly to participation in extra-curricular activities in this area.
Donor(s):
OAC Alumni Foundation
Qualification(s): Students who have graduated from any undergraduate degree program offered by OAC, entering a graduate program in a department or school of OAC who have an interest in the field of agriculture.
Amount: 1 award of $4,000
Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers Award [I5123]
The award is made to encourage research in farm management and rural appraisal. The recipient will be selected at the end of each winter semester. Application is not necessary. Graduate students in the department of Food, Agricultural & Resource Economics (FARE) who intend to pursue research in farm management and rural appraisal.
Donor(s):
The Ontario Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
Qualification(s): In-course graduate students in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Business in good standing who are conducting or planning to conduct research in farm management and appraisal.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Food Science Department Scholarship [I5025]
The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the student's academic record in the previous full academic year. Students who experience difficulty in obtaining other sources of financial support shall be given priority by the selecting committee. Apply to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Food Science, by July 25.
Donor(s):
Department of Food Science, University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Students registered in a program offered by the department of Food Science.
Amount: 1 award of $500
Frank and Gertraude Hurnik Scholarship [I5853]
An award in agricultural ethics is provided by Dr. Hurnik, former faculty member in Animal and Poultry Science, who initiated the work in behavioral studies and animal welfare at Guelph. Apply by August 1 with a hard copy of your completed Animal Biosciences Scholarship Form to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Animal Biosciences. On your form, please outline the project, conference/meeting or paper published on the subject of animal welfare or agricultural ethics and explain the relevance to the animal industries in Ontario/Canada.
Donor(s):
Dr. Frank Hurnik
Qualification(s): OAC graduate or undergraduate students who are associated with the Department of Animal Biosciences with a minimum of "A" standing in their previous two semesters and who undertake a project or attend a conference/scientific meeting or publish a paper in animal welfare or agricultural ethics.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Frank Wallace Cockshutt Scholarship [I5015]
In 1951 the estate of the late Frank Wallace Cockshutt established an award in the field of dairy cattle breeding. Apply to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Animal Biosciences, by August 1 with a hard copy of a completed Animal Biosciences Scholarship Form scholarship form.
Donor(s):
The Estate of the late Frank Wallace Cockshutt
Qualification(s): Graduate students with high academic standing and interest in and aptitude for research in dairy cattle breeding.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
Fred W. Presant Scholarship [I5680]
Established by the late Fred Presant, a graduate of OAC in 1921 and in 1923, and a leader in the field of human and animal nutrition. Academic standing in the previous two years of study will be used to select a recipient from the eligible candidates. Apply by letter to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca), by June 1. Please include the name of the award and the award ID in the subject line of your email. Please also include it in your letter.
Donor(s):
The late Fred Presant
Qualification(s): Graduate students in Plant Agriculture or School of Environmental Sciences who are conducting research on pesticides and their use in the production of food crops are eligible.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
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 OAC [E5764]
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 faculty research advisor. Faculty research advisors nominate graduate students who are still in the first year of their program as of the application deadline (June 1) to the Graduate Coordinator in their academic unit. OAC Graduate Coordinators in each academic unit will then nominate up to 3 students (per unit) from their pool to the OAC Awards Office by July 2.
Donor(s):
Mr. George R. Whetham (OAC, BSA 1953) and Mrs. Lois J. Whetham (MAC, BHSc 1954)
Qualification(s): Students registered in their first year of a Master’s or PhD program in the Ontario Agricultural College 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
George Morris Entrance Scholarship [E5769]
Established by the former George Morris Centre to acknowledge George Morris's leadership, dedication and impact with respect to agri-food policy research and training. The Department will nominate either one PhD student or 2 MSc students entering a graduate program offered by the Department of Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics. The Department will forward their nomination to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by August 31 including the student’s name, student ID number,and the program of study. Selection will be based on the quality of the student’s statement of research interest/academic intent in their application to the program and their admission average. No application is required.
Donor(s):
George Morris Centre
Qualification(s): Students entering a PhD program or a MSc Program offered by the Department of Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics who are interested in research relating to policy.
Amount: up to 2 awards of of no more than $10,000 (split over fall and winter semesters)
George W. and Mildred B. Moore Scholarship [I5126]
In memory of the late Rev. Dr. George W. Moore and the late Mildred Baker Moore. Student who obtains the highest academic standing in the first year of study and whose work involves distance education applications of communication technology in rural and remote communities. Application is not necessary.
Donor(s):
Dr. G.A.B. Moore
Qualification(s): Graduate student in the MSc program in the area of Capacity Development & Extension.
Amount: 1 award of $600
Gerald R. Stephenson Scholarship [I5863]
In 2002, to commemorate their 50th year, CropLife Canada provided a first place prize competition which was won by a team of graduate students from Guelph. The team established a this award in the name of their faculty mentor, Dr. Gerry Stephenson. Selection will be based on academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular activities or teaching assistance. Please submit the application to the OAC Awards Committee (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by April 1.
Donor(s):
Crop Science Graduate Student Group
Qualification(s): Outstanding students in the School of Environmental Sciences or Plant Agriculture who are conducting research in crop protection and are either involved in various extracurricular activities or are teaching assistants.
Amount: 1 award of $800
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
Gordon B. Henry Bursaries in Food Science [Z5920]
These bursaries have been established in memory of OAC graduate '34 Gordon B. Henry Apply to Student Financial Services by January 10 and include a completed Financial Need Assessment Form. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Family and associates of Gordon B. Henry with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program
Qualification(s): For graduate students registered in Food 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: several awards of varying amounts
Gordon F. Townsend Scholarship [I5094]
Established In memory of professor Gordon F. Townsend, professor emeritus, Department of Environmental Biology and graduate of OAC in 1938. Preference will be given to students with an interest in international development. Application is not necessary.
Donor(s):
Mr. Donald McKinnon and Mrs. Stephanie Townsend McKinnon
Qualification(s): Outstanding MSc or PhD student in apiculture.
Amount: 1 award of $1,250
Grothier Scholarship in Capacity Development & Extension [E5104]
Awarded to an academically outstanding student entering the MSc program in Capacity Development and Extension. Selection is based on high admission average. No application is necessary.
Donor(s):
The Grothier Estates
Qualification(s): Students entering the MSc program in Capacity Development & Extension
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
H.L. Hutt Memorial Scholarship [I5040]
Academic standing will be used to determine the recipient from those eligible. Apply to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Plant Agriculture, by June 1.
Donor(s):
Dr. Fred B. Hutt
Qualification(s): Graduate students conducting research in horticulture.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Hamilton Milk Producer's Association Scholarship [I5034]
The scholarship must be used exclusively for research related to dairy cattle. Apply to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Animal Biociences, by August 1 with a hard copy of your completed Animal Biosciences (ANBS) scholarship form.
Donor(s):
Hamilton Milk Producer's Association
Qualification(s): Graduate student enrolled in the Department of Animal Biosciences.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Harvey W. Caldwell Scholarship [I5012]
This award is tenable with other Senate awards except the OAC Williams and Grothier Scholarships and is awarded to a student with high academic standing. Apply to the graduate coordinator, Capacity Development & Extension, by June 1.
Donor(s):
Faculty in the Department of Capacity Development & Extension
Qualification(s): Student registered in Capacity Development & Extension who have completed at least two semesters with high academic standing. Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated interest in the practice of rural extension in Canada.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
Helen Kippax Memorial Scholarship [I5241]
Selection will be based on level and quality of participation in community service and involvement in professional activities. Preference will be given to a female student. Apply by September 15th to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) with a letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining your community service and professional activities. Please include the name of the scholarship and the award ID number in the subject line of your email and on your application. Please include your student ID number on the application as well.
Donor(s):
The estate of Ruth Kippax Stedman
Qualification(s): Student registered in the MLA program with a minimum 75% cumulative average and active in community service as well as involved in professional activities.
Amount: 1 award of $800
Herbert F. Crown Memorial Scholarship for Conservation and Rural Development [I5018]
Established in memory of the late Herbert F. Crown whose career was spent working in these fields with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Apply with a one-page letter outlining research and academic achievements, to the Director, School of Environmental Design & Rural Development by April 1.
Donor(s):
Family, friends and associates of the late Herbert F. Crown
Qualification(s): MSc Planning student in Environmental Design and Rural Development based on academic achievement and quality of research in the area of rural development and/or conservation and community development.
Amount: 1 award of $600
Hoskins Scholarships [I5108]
Established in memory of Mr. F. and Miss G. Hoskins. Apply to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Plant Agriculture, by June 1.
Donor(s):
Mr. Fred Hoskins and Miss G. Hoskins
Qualification(s): Graduate students with high academic standing who are involved in research related to horticulture who have completed a minimum of two full-time semesters at the graduate level.
Amount: 1 award of $3,000
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
J. Alden and Isobelle McLean Scholarship [E5614]
This scholarship is made available by the family of the late Alden and Isobelle McLean. Apply to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by June 1. Please include the title and award ID number in the subject line of your email. Please also include your student number on your letter.
Donor(s):
Mrs. Ellen Robinson, Mrs. Carolyn Fraser and Mr. Cameron McLean
Qualification(s): Students who are entering the area of Capacity Development & Extension, the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development or the Rural Studies doctoral program, and who will be conducting research in rural community development.
Amount: 1 award of $1,200
James A. McGrath Memorial Scholarship [I5060]
Established by the friends of the late James McGrath, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduate student in poultry science, preference being given to those intending to follow a career in the poultry industry in Canada. Apply to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Animal Biosciences, by August 1 with a hard copy of your completed Animal Biosciences Scholarship Form.
Donor(s):
Friends of the late James McGrath
Qualification(s): Students registered in poultry science.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
James Aubrey and Doris Garner Memorial Scholarship [I5856]
James was a graduate of OAC in 1923 and was elected to the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame following an exemplary career in the Extension Branch of the Ontario Department of Agriculture. Preference will be given to residents interested in furthering the cause of family farms or small scale agri-business. James was a graduate of OAC in 1923 and was elected to the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame following an exemplary career in the Extension Branch of the Ontario Department of Agriculture. Selection will be based on academic achievement and demonstrated research ability. Apply to OAC awards by July 1 with a letter (no more than two pages) outlining area of research; a letter of reference from the adviser will be considered.
Donor(s):
The family of the late James Aubrey and Doris Garner
Qualification(s): Master’s students registered in any program offered by the Department of Food Agriculture and Resource Economics undertaking research that is relevant to agriculture.
Amount: 1 award of $3,000
James Harris Scholarship [I5035]
Apply to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Animal Biosciences, by August 1 with a hard copy of your completed Animal Biosciences Scholarship Form.
Donor(s):
James Harris Foundation
Qualification(s): Post-graduate study and research in the Department of Animal Biosciences on problems with meat-producing livestock
Amount: 1 award of $2,500
JD Cunningham Scholarship in Food Safety & Quality Assurance [I5115]
Established by the Ontario Food Protection Association in memory of Professor J. Douglas Cunningham. The award is given to the student with the highest grade in FSQA *6000 Food Science Communication during the previous Summer and Fall offerings. The student awarded the scholarship will be encouraged to present the results of their research at the OFPA Fall meeting in the year following receiving the award. No application is required.
Donor(s):
Ontario Food Protection Association
Qualification(s): Full-time students registered in the MSc. Food Safety and Quality Assurance Program who have completed FSQA*6000 (Food Safety & Quality Assurance Seminar) in the previous Summer or Fall
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
John Bandeen Memorial Scholarship [I5003]
Established in memory of the late Dr. John Bandeen, a graduate of OAC '57 and a faculty member in the Department of Plant Agriculture. pply to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Plant Agriculture, by June 1.
Donor(s):
The friends and associates of the late John Bandeen
Qualification(s): Available to MSc or PhD students who are conducting research in weed science
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 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 E. (Jack) Irving Scholarship [I5940]
Student must demonstrate excellent research through submission of a one page research summary. Students apply by September 15 to the School to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) with a one page research summary and a one page recommendation letter from a faculty member within the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development. Please include the name of the scholarship and the award ID number in the subject line or your email and on your application. Please include your student ID number on the application as well.
Donor(s):
Isles Foundation
Qualification(s): Students with a minimum average of 85% registered in the second year of the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program.
Amount: 1 award of $2,500
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
John S. Martin Memorial Scholarship [I5057]
Established in memory of the late Honourable John S. Martin, Port Dover, poultry breeder and Minister of Agriculture for Ontario 1923-1930. Apply to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Animal Biosciences, by August 1 with a hard copy of your completed Animal Biosciences Scholarship Form.
Donor(s):
The Estate of the late Lillian E. Martin
Qualification(s): Students studying in the area of poultry science with demonstrated extracurricular activities.
Amount: 1 award of $600
Kasha Scientific Research Travel Grants [T5043]
Established by professor K.J. Kasha from the 1983 Ernest C. Manning Award that he received in recognition of his research on haploidy in barley. To provide awards to cover travel expenses for one or more students for overseas meetings, the award may be held in conjunction with other travel awards. Preference may be given to students with other travel awards and/or students planning to attend an overseas international meeting and who have demonstrated good research potential. Applications should be submitted to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Plant Agriculture, by June 1 for travel during the next calendar year.
Donor(s):
Professor K.J. Kasha
Qualification(s): Graduate students in the Department of Plant Agriculture to attend meetings and present papers on haploidy or biotechnology
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Keith and June Laver Scholarship in Horticulture [I5312]
Established by June Laver (MAC ’40) in memory of Keith Laver (OAC ‘40), renowned for their innovations in rose research and development. Selection will be based on the quality of academic and research performance to date. Apply by September 1st to OAC Awards Office with a letter no more than 300 words outlining research and the relevance to environmental issues and horticulture.
Donor(s):
Mrs. June Laver
Qualification(s): Students registered in a graduate program offered by the Ontario Agricultural College who are conducting research in the area of horticulture relevant to environmental issues and horticulture including for example; ornamentals, vegetables, fruits, greenhouse, water, energy and fertilizer innovations.
Amount: 2 awards of $10,000 (payable over 3 semesters)
Keith R. Collver Scholarship [I5173]
Established in recognition of the contributions of Keith R. Collver. The recipient will be conducting research with direct application/benefit to the marketing of fruits and vegetables. Apply to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by June 1. Please include the name of the award and the award ID in the subject line of your email and include your student ID number and the name of your award on your letter.
Donor(s):
Norfolk Fruit Growers Association
Qualification(s): Graduate students in Food Science or Plant Agriculture who are conducting research in postharvest physiology, packing, processing or marketing of fruits and vegetables.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Kenneth E. Crawford Scholarships [Z5686]
Established in recognition of 40 years of dedicated service to the Ontario and Canadian turkey industries. Selection will be based on financial need and academic performance. If there are insufficient eligible candidates, graduate students in agricultural economics who are conducting research in poultry marketing will be considered. Apply by submitting a completed Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by January 10. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
The Ontario Turkey Producers’ Marketing Board, the Canadian Turkey Marketing Agency, and the OAC Alumni Foundation, with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): MSc and/or PhD students in the Department of Animal Biosciences who are conducting research in poultry production with demonstrated financial need. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: 2 awards of $2,000
Kenneth G. Murray Graduate Travel Grant [T5148]
Established in recognition of the work and contributions of Ken Murray, OAC ’50, to the Canadian meat processing industry. Apply to OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by May 15 with a letter, no more than two pages, outlining the intended study program/conference or other type of learning opportunity, reasons for choosing the program/conference or other learning opportunity and the anticipated benefits of participation. Please include the award name and award ID in the subject line of your email. Please also include this information and your student ID number on your application.
Donor(s):
J. M. Schneider Inc.
Qualification(s): Students registered in a MSc or PhD program in the Ontario Agriculture College in the department of Food Science or Animal Biosciences or students who have submitted a thesis or research proposal to study meat quality. Aspects of meat quality can include its composition, nutritional value, and/or consumer acceptability.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Kenneth McAlpine Pretty Scholarship [I5171]
Established in memory of Kenneth M. Pretty (OAC '51). The recipient will be selected on the basis of high academic achievement. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
The late K.M. Pretty and by his former employer, The Phosphate Institute of Canada
Qualification(s): Students in the School of Environmental Sciences who are conducting research in the area of plant nutrition or soil fertility.
Amount: 1 award of $750
Kenneth W. Knox Graduate Leadership Travel Grant [Z5304]
Established to honour and recognize Kenneth Knox, Kemptville ’67, OAC ’72, for his passionate and innovative career. Selection will be based on the relevance of proposed travel plans, expected benefits to the program of study, significance of leadership contributions and financial need. Apply by January 10th to Student Financial Services with a letter outlining planned travel, expected benefits, dates of travel, estimated costs and demonstrated leadership contributions, as well as a letter of support from the advisor and a completed University of Guelph Financial Need Assessment Form. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Family and friends of Kenneth Knox with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Students registered in any graduate program offered by OAC with demonstrated leadership contributions who plan to participate in an experiential learning opportunity related to their field of study (i.e.) attend conferences/scientific meetings, present papers or conduct research with demonstrated financial need. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF/OTSS award.
Amount: 1 award of $2,500
Keyes Family Scholarship [I5864]
The scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated: research and academic achievement based on publications, cumulative average and letter from student's advisor-advisory committee and, an interest in animal welfare. Application not necessary. Nominations are to be submitted by the Department of Animal Biosciences to the OAC Awards Committee Chair (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by October 7. Please include the award name and ID number in the subject line of your email. Please include the student's ID number in the nomination.
Donor(s):
The Keyes Family
Qualification(s): Available to graduate students currently registered full-time in the Department of Animal Biosciences who are in their 2nd year of an M.Sc. or Ph.D. program
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
King Cole Ducks Ltd. Poultry Scholarship [I5760]
Established by the family of the late James Murby, OAC 1935, and founder of King Cole Ducks Ltd. to acknowledge his lifetime devotion to the poultry industry. Apply to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by June 30 with a one page research summary explaining how your research fits the criteria of the award. Cleary indicate the award name and ID number on your proposal. Please also include the title of the award and the award ID number in the subject line of your email when you submit your application.
Donor(s):
King Cole Ducks Ltd.
Qualification(s): Students registered in any program offered by OAC whose research has direct application to the industry of poultry farming and production.
Amount: 1 award of $5,000
Land Resource Science Graduate Scholarships [I5715]
The funds are provided in recognition or in memory of students, staff and faculty in the department. . Students will be selected on the basis of academic standing and contribution to the academic life of the department. No application is required.
Donor(s):
Land Resource Science Endowment Fund
Qualification(s): : Students registered in the MSc or PhD program in the School of Environmental Science.
Amount: 2 awards of $2,000
Landscape Architecture ACCESS Scholarships [Z5906]
Students must have demonstrated financial need and a minimum of B standing in the previous academic year. Apply by January 10 to Student Financial Services with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Faculty members and students in Landscape Architecture, with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Graduate or undergraduate students in the School of Landscape Architecture. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: 1 award of $500
Landscape Architecture Alumni Scholarships [I5182]
The recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of academic performance and participation and leadership in extracurricular activities. Students, faculty or alumni may nominate eligible students to the School of Landscape Architecture by September 15.
Donor(s):
Alumni of the School of Landscape Architecture
Qualification(s): For students who are registered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and enrolled in the MLA program and who have completed two semesters.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Larry Milligan Research Travel Grant [T5804]
Established at the conclusion of Dr. Milligan’s term as vice-president, research in 2001 to recognize his sixteen years of leadership of research activities. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence. Students should submit a curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of research, a list of scholarly publications, a transcript of their academic record, and a one-page travel plan by April 30 to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca). Please include the name of the award and the award ID number in the subject line of your email and on your application. Please include your student ID number on your application.
Donor(s):
Family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Milligan
Qualification(s): Graduate students in a program offered by the Department of Animal Biosciences who will be attending a conference for the presentation of their research findings.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Ronald L.J. Durst, CD, OAC’64 and Eleanor Durst Scholarship [E8017]
Generously donated by Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Ronald L.J. Durst, CD, OAC’64 and Mrs. Eleanor Durst, R.N. ’62 (St. Joseph’s Hospital, Guelph) in recognition of and appreciation for the personal and professional opportunities provided by the lessons learned both in the classroom and on the playing fields of the “College on the Hill”. Apply by October 1 to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) with a letter of support from the organization confirming your membership and a letter (no more than 2 pages) outlining your involvement/membership in any of the organizations above. If you are a graduate from one of the institutions listed in #7, there is no need to provide a letter of support because this information would have been included on your admission application. Please include the name of the award and the award ID number in the subject line of your email. Please include the award name and ID number and your student ID number on your application. Selection will be based on the highest admission average.
Donor(s):
Lieutenant Colonel Ronald L. J. Durst, CD, OAC’64 and Mrs. Eleanor Durst and matched by the University of Guelph Graduate Scholarship Matching program.
Qualification(s): Students entering a graduate program in the Department of Food Agricultural and Resource Economics in OAC who are Ontario Residents and who are a member of at least one of the following organizations or a graduate of one of the institutions listed in #7: 1. A member of the Junior Farmers of a province or territory of Canada; 2. A 4H member of a province or territory of Canada; 3. A member of the Scouts or Girl Guides of Canada; 4.A member of the Reserve or Regular Armed Forces of Canada; 5. A member of the Cadet Services of Canada or Cadet Corps; 6. A student, while under the age of 18 years, was an active member of the YMCA of Canada or one of its youth programs; 7. A graduate of the University of Guelph, Algonquin College, Conestoga College, University of Ottawa, University of Manitoba, Wilfred Laurier University, University of Waterloo or Carleton University.
Amount: 1 award of $10,000 (payable over two semesters)
MacSon Entrance Scholarship [E8020]
Selection will be based on: 1. Academic Record based on Admission Average only. ( /40%); 2. Academic Assessment from Referees ( /30% total, 15% for each referee assessment): Determined based on student’s research potential; critical thinking abilities; application of knowledge; and significance of the proposed research; and 3. Research Proposal ( /30%): Determined based on feasibility, significance, communication. Apply by September 1 to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) with a research proposal (maximum 2 pages) describing how your research meets the criteria of the award and two reference letters describing your research potential, critical thinking abilities, application of knowledge and significance of the proposed research. Referees can email their letters to oacaward@uoguelph.ca. Please include the name of the award and the award ID number in the subject line of your email as well as on your application. Please also include your name and student ID number on your application.
Donor(s):
Proceeds from the sale of the former Maclaren property that had previously been gifted and the University of Guelph matching fund program
Qualification(s): Students entering any graduate program in OAC who will be conducting research or studying issues related to conservation (e.g. resource, water, soil or species conservation). Preference will be given to students from Eastern Ontario (Ottawa-Carleton, Dundas-Glengarry-Stormont, Lanark, Prescott-Russell, Leeds & Grenville, Lennox & Addington, Frontenac and Renfrew counties) and/or students who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit, Metis). Preference will also be given to students who are not receiving any OAC entrance awards.
Amount: 2 awards of $17,500 payable over 3 semesters
Major General LaFleche Memorial Scholarship [I5047]
Established in memory of Major General LaFleche. pply to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Plant Agriculture, by June 1.
Donor(s):
Mr. Noah Torno, President of Jordan Wines
Qualification(s): Graduate students in horticulture.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Manton Memorial Scholarship [I5055]
Established in memory of George Manton and William Douglas Manton. Apply to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Plant Agriculture, by June 1.
Donor(s):
Miss Violet Manton
Qualification(s): Students in horticulture research with high academic standing.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
Margaret and Angus Hamilton Apple Research Scholarship [E8021]
This scholarship is inspired by Margaret Hamilton’s longstanding passion for education and for her desire to build excellence in research supporting the Canadian apple growing and marketing industry. and recognizes the historical connection of the family of Angus Hamilton with the University of Guelph and the OAC. Apply to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by August 1st with a letter no more than 2 pages outlining your research, your interest in this research and a supporting letter from your advisor or a representative from the apple industry outlining your academic achievements and the significance of this research. References can send their letters directly to oacaward@uoguelph.ca. Selection will be based on (a) a 1-2 page letter indicating the proposed research, highlighting reasons for interest in the area of research. along with the relevance of past work/family experience that would influence the success of the proposal; (b) supporting letter from the student’s advisor or from a representative of the apple industry; and (c) academic achievement (admission average).d
Donor(s):
Margaret Hamilton and matched by the University of Guelph Graduate Scholarship Matching program.
Qualification(s): Students entering in the Winter, Summer, or Fall into any Masters or PhD program offered by the Department of Plant Agriculture who demonstrate an interest in any aspect of apple research (including nutrition, propagating, post-harvest and pest control). Preference will be given to students who have not received another OAC entrance scholarship.
Amount: 1 award of $10,000 (payable over 3 semesters)
Marian Brennan and Hedley Harrison Memorial Scholarship [I5867]
This award is provided in memory of Marian Brennan and Captain Hedley M. Harrison. Selection will be based on academic performance as evidenced by grade standing (a minimum average of 75%), publications, letters of reference and research potential. Apply by June 1 with a letter of up to two pages in length, an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, and two letters of reference to the Graduate Program Assistant, Plant Agriculture.
Donor(s):
The Estate of the late Marian Brennan
Qualification(s): Awarded annually to a graduate student (MSc or PhD) in horticultural science. Preference will be given to an entering student.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Mark Terhune Memorial Research Scholarship [E5912]
This award was established in memory of their son, Mark Terhune BSc (Agr), BEd, MA. Mark was raised on the family farm and had a keen interest in the outdoors and rural issues. Selection will be based on academic performance as evidenced by publications, letters of reference and research performance to date. No application is necessary, all candidates will automatically be considered by the Rural Studies Admission Committee.
Donor(s):
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Terhune, along with family and friends
Qualification(s): Entering PhD student registered in the Rural Studies Program.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Mary Edmunds Williams Scholarships [A5096]
The awards will be paid over two years with the second year of the scholarship requiring academic performance consistent with the requirements for the award and/or the continuing recommendation of the department. Additional scholarships of $5,000 for one year are awarded to PhD students in OAC departments or schools. Students are eligible for consideration. Nominations will be made annually by each department or school to the OAC Awards Committee. Williams awards may be held for a maximum of three years. Preference will be given to students from the counties of Caenarvonshire and Anglesey in Wales. No application is required.
Donor(s):
The Estate of Mr. Edmund Cecil Williams
Qualification(s): Students entering a PhD program offered by OAC with at least a first-class ('A-') average in previous academic years .
Amount: up to 7 awards of $10,000 payable over 2 years ($5,000 in the first fall and $5,000 in the second fall)
Michael Chepesuik International Research Travel Grant [T5639]
Awarded in memory of the late Michael W. Chepesuik, OAC '30. Eighty percent of the actual travel costs associated with the study outside of Canada program will be covered. Apply by April 15 with a letter to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) and include a description of the study program. Please include the name of the award and the award ID in the subject line of your email and include your student ID number and the name of your award on your letter.
Donor(s):
Mr. Michael W. Chepesuik
Qualification(s): Students pursuing studies in agricultural economics and who is studying outside of Canada for one or more semesters.
Amount: 1 up to $500
Monsanto Plant Science Research Scholarship [I5149]
Selection will be based academic achievement, research ability and the research being conducted. Apply to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by August 1 with a letter outlining your research project and your research experience. Please include the name of the award and the award ID number in the subject line of your email and on your application letter. Please also include your name and student ID number on your application.
Donor(s):
Monsanto Canada Inc
Qualification(s): Graduate students registered in any program offered by the Department of Plant Agriculture who are conducting research in plant sciences.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Morwick Scholarship [Z5062]
Established by the family of the late Professor Frank F. Morwick (OAC '27) faculty member of the Department of Land Resource Science for 35 years, and his wife, the late Lorraine (Ferguson) Morwick (Mac '28). The student must have demonstrated an outstanding academic ability (in both coursework and research), qualities of leadership and understanding. The recipient will be expected to have contributed to and participated in all phases of departmental activities. The research will contribute to a fuller understanding for the planning and use of land resources.
Donor(s):
Mr. George and Mrs. Jean Morwick, with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Students registered in a graduate program offered by the School of Environmental Sciences conducting research in the area of land resource science with demonstrated financial need. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OTSS award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
Mrs. Fred Ball Scholarships [I5627]
An endowment fund has been established through the estate of May Ball in memory of her mother, Mrs. Fred Ball, who had a life-long interest in flowering ornamental plants, particularly roses. The recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic achievement and/or the quality of their graduate research. Apply by June 1 to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Plant Agriculture with a letter outlining research (no more than two pages) and a letter of reference from advisor.
Donor(s):
The estate of May Ball
Qualification(s): Graduate students in the Department of Plant Agriculture with a minimum cumulative standing of 75% in the previous two years are eligible.
Amount: 5 awards of $5,000
N.R. Richards Scholarship [E5161]
Established in recognition of Professor N.R. Richards' contribution to the OAC as Dean from 1962 to 1972. Academic standing will be used to determine the recipient from among the eligible applicants. Apply by letter to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by September 1.
Donor(s):
The OAC Alumni Foundation
Qualification(s): Students entering OAC who are planning to pursue graduate studies in Environmental Sciences use and/or Rural Planning and Development.
Amount: 1 award of $4,000
OAC 1950 International Research Travel Grant [Z5736]
Provides annual travel grants of 80% of the cost of travel to/from the site of research/study. Apply by April 1 with a letter to Student Financial Services outlining the proposed program of study or research and include a letter of support from the student's advisor, a budget and a completed Financial Need Assessment Form. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
The Class of OAC 1950 with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Students with demonstrated financial need registered in any department or school of OAC to participate in study/research activities at laboratories and institutions outside Canada. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: 4 awards of up to $1000
OAC International Travel Grants [T5199]
These grants were established to assist graduate students to pursue research opportunities abroad. All applications will be considered and ranked on the value of proposed research travel plans and expected benefits to their research proposal. Financial Need will also be considered. Preference will be given to international graduate students enrolled in OAC programs. Apply by January 10th to Student Financial Services with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form or Financial Need Assessment Form for International Graduate Students and include a letter of not more than two pages outlining research and proposed travel plans, expected benefits, estimated costs, date of travel and a letter of support from the advisor.
Donor(s):
Various Donors
Qualification(s): OAC students who are conducting research, pursuing an educational program or attending scientific meetings abroad
Amount: several up to $2,000
OAC ’38 Lloyd Minshall Bursaries [Z5716]
Apply to Student Financial Services by January 10 with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Lloyd Minshall' classmates and OAC’38 alumni, with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): OAC students with demonstrated financial need. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: several awards of varying amounts
OAC ’60 Leadership Development Scholarship [I5313]
Classmates and friends of OAC 1960 have created this scholarship to honour their 50th anniversary. Selection will be based on the expected value and benefits of the research and demonstrated leadership skills. Apply by September 1st with a letter (no more than 2 pages) to the OAC awards office outlining the expected value and benefits of the proposed research. Include a summary of all professional and academic activities demonstrating leadership skills and a letter of support from the advisor.
Donor(s):
Class of OAC 1960
Qualification(s): Students registered in any graduate program offered by OAC who are conducting research that focuses on collaborative initiatives linking Canadian interests both at home and globally to food and agriculture sustainability and who show evidence of leadership skills in academic and/or professional activities.
Amount: 1 award of $6,000
Ontario Association of Landscape Architects Scholarship [I5155]
The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, performance in design studio, and leadership contributions. No application is necessary.
Donor(s):
OALA
Qualification(s): Students who have completed semester three of the master of landscape architecture program
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Ontario Food Protection Association Graduate Bursary in Food Safety [Z5735]
Apply by January 10 to Student Financial Services with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Ontario Food Protection Association with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): For a graduate student enrolled in the M.Sc. program in Food Safety and Quality Assurance Program who demonstrates financial need. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: several awards of varying amounts
Orville E. Sinclair Research Scholarship [I5080]
This scholarship was established in 1985 to honour Orville E. Sinclair, Secretary of the School Milk Fund of London. Selection will be based on Academic Standing. Apply by August 1 with a letter (maximum 1 page) to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) outlining your research. Include the award name and award ID in the subject line of your email. Please include your name and student ID number as well as the name of the award and the award ID on your application.
Donor(s):
School Milk Fund of London
Qualification(s): Students registered in an OAC Master’s program who are conducting research related to fluid milk, by improving methods of production at the farm, or improving methods of processing and/or packaging at the fluid milk plant are eligible.
Amount: 1 award of $500
OSCIA Soil Health Graduate Scholarship [I5955]
This $10,000 scholarship has been generously created by the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA), members and friends. The OSCIA facilitates the responsible economic management of soil, water, air and crops through development and communication of innovative farming practices. The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils – in recognition of this occasion the OSCIA has created this entrance scholarship to encourage graduate student research around soil management issues. Apply by September 1 to the OAC Awards Committee (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) with a two page letter outlining your proposed research and stating why your proposed research will advance soil health/management research for Ontario’s field crop agricultural sector. A letter of reference from the student’s advisor outlining the importance of the student’s research to the sector is also required. Please have your reference email a scanned copy of their letter to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca). Please include the name of the award in the subject line of the email.
Donor(s):
Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association
Qualification(s): Students registered in their first year of a M.Sc. or Ph.D. program in the Ontario Agricultural College who are proposing to conduct or conducting research in the areas of soil health and/or soil management.
Amount: 1 award of $10,000 (payable in two equal payments of $5,000 in the fall and winter semesters)
Plant Agriculture Research Scholarship [Z5685]
The Ontario Flue Cured Tobacco Growers’ Marketing Board and the OAC Alumni Foundation, with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program, provide a scholarship to commemorate the formation of the Department of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph in 1998. Apply by letter with a competed Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services. Selection will be based on financial need and academic performance to date. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
The Ontario Flue Cured Tobacco Growers’ Marketing Board and the OAC Alumni Foundation, with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Graduate students in the department who are undertaking research in plant biotechnology, crop adaptation, new crop development, or interdisciplinary research in plant science. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
Ploughshare Scholarship [E5914]
This award was established in memory of Willard White Graham, who was born into and worked on the family farm all his life caring for the earth and nature using traditional farming methods. Selection will be based on academic performance as evidenced by publications, letters of reference and research performance to date. No application is necessary.
Donor(s):
Mrs. Hazel Graham
Qualification(s): Entering Ph.D. students registered in the Rural Studies Program
Amount: 1 award of $4,500
Pride Seeds Scholarship [I5046]
Established in recognition of the contribution of Pride Seeds to the corn industry in Ontario. Apply by June 1st to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Agriculture.
Donor(s):
Pride Seeds
Qualification(s): Canadian or permanent resident students conducting research in corn production or corn breeding.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
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
Professor Jeanne L. Burton Animal Health Scholarship [I5295]
Established to commemorate the contributions of Dr. Jeanne L. Burton, OAC, BSC(Agr) 1982, in the field of Dairy Cattle Immunophysiology and Immunogenetics. Students will be selected based on academic performance, quality of the proposed research project description and a supporting letter from advisor. Apply to OVC or the department of Animal and Poultry Science in January of each year. Preference will be given to students working with dairy cattle. The award will be offered to students in OVC and APS in alternating years.
Donor(s):
The Burton Charitable Foundation, friends, family, and former colleagues in the Department of Pathobiology and Animal and Poultry Science.
Qualification(s): Students registered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies who are enrolled in any department of the Ontario Veterinary College or in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science who are pursuing studies in the area of immunogenetics or immunophysiology of animal health.
Amount: 1 award of $300
Quinn Memorial Scholarship [E5923]
This award was established in memory of Ronald J. Quinn, OAC '35. Preference will be given to: i) students from developing nations entering a full time undergraduate program in OAC, ii) international exchange students entering an undergraduate program in OAC iii) international students entering an undergraduate program in OAC, iv) students from developing nations entering a graduate program in OAC, v) international students entering an OAC graduate program. No application is necessary.
Donor(s):
Helen Farquhar Quinn (OAC'35)
Qualification(s): International students entering any OAC program.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
R. J. Gordon Graduate Scholarship [I5959]
Established in recognition of Dr. Robert J. Gordon's contribution as Dean of OAC (2008-2015).
Donor(s):
OAC Alumni Foundation
Qualification(s): Students registered in any OAC graduate degree program and who have completed a previous Associate diploma, undergraduate or graduate program in OAC. Selection will be based on high academic achievement in the last two years and demonstrated research ability as supported by a reference letter from an OAC faculty member. Apply by email by September 1 to the OAC Awards Committee (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) with a completed graduate scholarship form and one reference letter from an OAC faculty member that comments on your academic achievements and your research ability. A student may only receive this award once.
Amount: 1 award of $5,000
Raymond Chyc Graduate Entrance Scholarship in Plant Agriculture [I8018]
Raymond Chyc Graduate Entrance Scholarship was created to encourage and support students interested in projects related to sustainable crop production inputs within the Department of Plant Agriculture. Selection will be based on a strong admission package and the research project of the student. In the event of a tie, the student with the highest admission average will be selected. Students will be nominated by their potential advisor once their application package has been received. Nominations from faculty are due to the Graduate Program Assistant, prior to the student’s start date. Department nominations are due to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by September 1.
Donor(s):
Mr. Raymond Chyc and matched by the University of Guelph Graduate Scholarship Matching program.
Qualification(s): Students entering in Winter, Summer or Fall of the award year (i.e. students would be in semesters 1, 2, or 3 at the time the award will be distributed) into any thesis-based MSc or PhD program offered by the Department of Plant Agriculture who demonstrate an interest in projects related to sustainable crop production inputs and have a minimum 80% admission average.
Amount: 1 award of $10,000 (payable over two semesters)
Reid's Heritage Homes Bursaries in Landscape Architecture [Z5919]
Students must apply with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by January 10. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Reid's Heritage Homes Ltd., with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Students in the BLA or MLA programs with demonstrated financial need. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: several awards of varying amounts
Reverend Charles Wood Bursaries [Z5712]
Financial need and academic standing will be used to determine the recipients. Apply to Student Financial Services and include a completed Financial Need Assessment Form by January 10. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
The late Reverend Charles Rowell Wood, OAC '38, with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Graduate students in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development with demonstrated financial need. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: various up to $2,500
Richard Protz Memorial Scholarship [I5122]
This award has been established to honour the memory of Dr. Richard Protz, a professor and researcher in the Land Resource Science Department. International students currently enrolled in the School of Environmental Sciences, who do not have international funding from their home government or Commonwealth Scholarship, and are studying in the area of pedology or remote sensing, are eligible. Selection will be based on academic standing in the previous 10 courses and a demonstrated ability in chosen area of study. No application is necessary.
Donor(s):
Friends and Colleagues of Dr. Richard Protz
Qualification(s): International students currently enrolled in the School of Environmental Sciences, who do not have international funding from their home government or Commonwealth Scholarship, and are studying in the area of pedology or remote sensing, are eligible.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Robb Graduate Research Travel Grant [T5803]
Apply by letter to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by August 1, including an approved plan of study/research, financial expenditures, and, if appropriate, details of the scientific meeting. Please include the award name and award ID number in the subject line of your email as well as on your application. Please include your name and student ID number on your application as well.
Donor(s):
The estate of the late Martha Robb
Qualification(s): Graduate students registered in a program offered by OAC who are planning to study and/or conduct research at another university or attend a scientific meeting.
Amount: several awards up to $1,000
Robert Orr Lawson Scholarships [I5672]
Apply to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Food Science by July 25.
Donor(s):
Estate of the late Robert Orr Lawson
Qualification(s): Available to graduate students who have completed at least one year of study in the Department of Food Science and who have achieved a minimum of an "A-" level standing in course work in their program.
Amount: 5 awards of $5,000
Robinson Research Travel Grant [T5076]
Preference will be given to students who are presenting a paper at the meeting. Selection will be based on academic standing. Apply by January 31st to the Director, School of Environmental Sciences with a letter outlining intended travel plans, estimated cost, and dates of travel and include an abstract of the paper being presented at the meeting if applicable.
Donor(s):
Family & Friends of the Late Dr. John Robinson
Qualification(s): Students registered in any graduate program offered by the School of Environmental Sciences who are planning to attend a scientific meeting.
Amount: 1 award of $500
Ronald C. Moyer Scholarship [I5063]
Academic standing in the previous two semesters will be used to determine the recipient from among eligible applicants. The scholarship is awarded on recommendation of the chair of the Department of Plant Agriculture to the OAC awards committee. No application is necessary.
Donor(s):
The Ontario Grape Grower's Marketing Board
Qualification(s): Students in Plant Agriculture who are conducting research in viticulture, oenology or both
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Rural Planning and Development Alumni Scholarship [I5111]
The recipient will be selected on the basis of contributions to the community, both on and off campus. Students or faculty may nominate eligible students to the Director, of School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, by June 1.
Donor(s):
Alumni and faculty of the School of Rural Planning and Development
Qualification(s): Students enrolled in the MSc program who have completed two full semesters of full-time study or equivalent with a minimum 76% cumulative average are eligible.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
Rural Planning Field Research Scholarships [I5658]
Apply by letter to the Awards Committee of the School and include an outline of the research proposal on or before March 15. Academic standing and an assessment of the research proposal will be used to determine the recipients.
Donor(s):
School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
Qualification(s): Students in Rural Planning who are undertaking field research.
Amount: several awards of up to $4,000 each
S.J. Smith Memorial Scholarship [I5663]
Established in memory of Silas J. Smith of Chatham, Ontario. Selection will be based on high academic achievement and quality of research performance. Apply by letter outlining your research activities and include a list of publications, to the OAC Awards Office (oacawards@uoguelph.ca) by June 1. Please include the name of the award and the award ID number in the subject line of your email and in your letter. Please also include your student ID number in your letter.
Donor(s):
The Estate of S.J. Smith
Qualification(s): Students registered in Plant Agriculture or the School of Environmental Sciences who are conducting research in soil fertility, plant nutrition, plant productivity and/or increasing crop yield. Selection will be based on high academic achievement and quality of research performance.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
Schneller and Summers Scholarship [I5191]
Apply by letter outlining study travel plans and their potential value to Canadian agriculture to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca), on or before June 1. Please include the scholarship name and ID in the subject line of your email and in your letter.
Donor(s):
Summers family
Qualification(s): Students in OAC who plan to conduct research or study in other countries with the expectation of bringing direct improvements to Canadian agriculture are eligible.
Amount: 1 award of $3,000
Soden Memorial Scholarships in Agriculture [I5082]
Preference may be given to students who are entering a master's program. Nominations are made three times yearly by each department or school to the OAC awards committee, by May 1, September 1 and January 1. Previous Soden scholars will be considered in a subsequent year in open competition. No application is required.
Donor(s):
The Estate of the late Edythe P. Soden
Qualification(s): Students in OAC with at least a first-class ('A-') average in previous university work are eligible for consideration. Preference is given to students who are entering a master's program.
Amount: 12 awards of $2,500
Soybean Research Scholarship [I5083]
The award is made available to support graduate students working with soybeans, field beans or other oil seed crops. Recipients are encouraged to use a portion of the award for travel to research stations and/or scientific meetings. No application is required; the chair, Department of Plant Agriculture, will recommend the recipient to the OAC awards committee each year on or before September 1.
Donor(s):
Quinten Van de Vrie
Qualification(s): Graduate students working with soybeans, field beans or other oil seed crops. Recipients are encouraged to use a portion of the award for travel to research stations and/or scientific meetings.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Stantec Landscape Architectural Scholarship [I5935]
Established by Stantec Consulting Ltd., a major employer of numerous professional consulting disciplines. Selection will be based on a high level of well-rounded proficiency in design, construction and professional practice knowledge based on recent course work. No application is required.
Donor(s):
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Qualification(s): Students registered in Landscape Architecture who are entering their fourth semester.
Amount: 1 award of $1,250
Sue Chase and John Steckle Scholarship in Agriculture [I5084]
In memory of their father and mother (John Steckle and Sue Chase, graduates of OAC '20 and '21 respectively), Jean and Bob Steckle (OAC '52) provide this award. Candidates must have high academic standing, be involved in research related to the interest of the department and have demonstrated an interest in Canadian agriculture. Application is not necessary. The award alternates between the two areas of study, commencing in 1998/99 with the Department of Animal Biociences . It is tenable with other Senate awards.
Donor(s):
Jean and Bob Steckle (OAC '52)
Qualification(s): Students in the Department of Plant Agriculture or the Department of Animal Biociences who are enrolled in a MSc or PhD program. Candidates must have high academic standing, be involved in research related to the interest of the department and have demonstrated an interest in Canadian agriculture.
Amount: 1 award of $1,200
Taffy Davison Memorial Research Travel Grant [T5020]
All applications will be considered and ranked on the value of their proposed research travel plans and expected benefits to their research proposal. Preference will be given to Ph.D. students. Apply to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by August 1st with a letter of no more than 2 pages outlining your planned research travel, expected benefits, date, and estimated costs. Please include the award name and award ID number in the subject line of your email as well as on your application. Please include your name and student ID number on your application as well.
Donor(s):
Estate of Dr. Greta I. Davison
Qualification(s): Students registered in any OAC department conducting research in environmental or agricultural biology, resource development or related fields.
Amount: several awards of various amounts
Ted McGrail Memorial Scholarship [I5172]
Established in memory of Ted McGrail, past chairman of the Ontario Soybean Growers. The recipient will be selected on the basis of high academic achievement. Apply by June 1 to the OAC Awards Committee by emailing your application to oacaward@uoguelph.ca . Please include the award name and award ID number in the subject line of your email. Please include this information and your student ID number on your application.
Donor(s):
Family of Ted McGrail and the Ontario Soybean Growers
Qualification(s): Students enrolled in a MSc program in the Departments of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Animal Biosciences, Plant Agriculture, School of Environmental Sciences or Food Science who are conducting research on some aspect of soybean production, breeding, marketing or processing.
Amount: 1 award of $1,200
Thompson Graduate Studies Scholarship [I5319]
Established to honour Stanley Thompson’s legacy as Canada’s most influential and recognized golf course architect and encourage and reward the next generation of golf course architects. Students must submit a thesis proposal for golf course design/maintenance to be eligible. Selection will be based on highest cumulative average in MLA courses. No application is required.
Donor(s):
Stanley Thompson Foundation (created in 2012 to preserve and celebrate the work of Stanley Thompson)
Qualification(s): Students registered in the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program in the Ontario Agriculture College who have submitted a thesis proposal for a study of golf course design/maintenance.
Amount: 1 award of $2,500
Thurtell Family Graduate Scholarship [I5999]
Selection will be based on academic standing and research potential, and preference will be given to entering students. Apply to the Director of the School of Environmental Sciences by July 1 with a letter outlining intended area of research, including a transcript and two letters of recommendation demonstrating creativity and research potential. The award may be received more than once.
Donor(s):
Dr. George W. Thurtell, B.S.A. '57
Qualification(s): M.Sc. or Ph.D. students registered in the School of Environmental Sciences who are pursuing research in atmospheric science.
Amount: 1 award of $3,500
Toronto Milk Producer's Scholarship for APS [I5092]
The selection of the winner will be made by the OAC awards committee and the dean of Graduate Studies. Completed applications, accompanied by a transcript of record, should be made to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by June 1. Please include the name of the award and the award ID number in the subject line of your email and on your application. Please also include your student number on your application.
Donor(s):
Toronto Milk Producer's Association
Qualification(s): Students registered in the first semester of a MSc program in the Departments of Animal Biosciences or Food Science whose research is in the general field of animal science with particular reference to subjects related to dairy cattle and dairy products.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
Toronto Milk Producer's Scholarships for FARE [I5093]
The scholarship is for one semester, subject to renewal. The selection of the winner(s) will be made by the OAC awards committee on recommendation of the chair of the department. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Toronto Milk Producer's Association
Qualification(s): Graduate students enrolled in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics whose research is related to the production, marketing or distribution aspects of the dairy industry.
Amount: several awards of up to $4,500
University Graduate Scholarship (OAC) [I5767]
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
Vineland Centennial Horticultural Scholarship [I5934]
Established during 2006, the Centennial Year of the Horticultural Experiment Station-Vineland to assist graduate student research that is relevant to the horticultural industry of Ontario. The recipient will be selected on the basis of quality and relevance of the graduate research, and academic achievement. Apply to OAC Awards Office, University of Guelph by April 1st with a letter (no more than 2 pages) outlining the research project and the proposed benefit to the horticultural industry including a letter of reference from an advisor.
Donor(s):
Friends of Vineland Horticultural Experiment Station
Qualification(s): Students conducting research under the supervision of a University of Guelph faculty member, that is relevant to the horticultural industry of Ontario and whose research is being conducted in part at the Vineland Horticultural Experiment Station are eligible to apply. The recipient will be selected on the basis of quality and relevance of the graduate research, and academic achievement.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
W.E. Coates Memorial Scholarship [E5103]
Selection will be by the OAC awards committee on recommendation of the director of the School of Landscape Architecture. The donors are friends of the late William Coates. No application is necessary.
Donor(s):
Friends of the late William E. Coates
Qualification(s): Students entering the first year of the MLA program who have demonstrated proficiency in technical skills, scholarship and commitment to the profession.
Amount: 1 award of $500
W.G. Matthewman Scholarship [I5037]
This scholarship has been established in memory of the late W.G. Matthewman, OAC'34. Selection will be based on experience in the area of entomology through previous work or work experience and academic standing as evidenced by the application to the program. No application is required.
Donor(s):
Estate of Hazel Gladys Matthewman
Qualification(s): Students who has received a B.Sc. degree from the University of Guelph and is entering, in the current fall semester or has entered in the previous winter or spring semester, the M.Sc. program with a study interest relating to entomology
Amount: 1 award of $2,500
W.R. Graham Memorial Award [I5030]
The award is in memory of the late Dr. W.R. Graham, one of the founders of the Poultry Science Association, pioneer researcher in the Department of Poultry Husbandry from 1899 to 1940. The selection is made by the OAC awards committee following a review of the applications in the Department of Animal Biosciences. Apply to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Animal Biosciences, by August 1 with a hard copy of your completed Animal Biosciences scholarship form.
Donor(s):
Qualification(s): Open to a deserving graduate student with Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status, studying at Guelph in the area of poultry science.
Amount: 1 award of $750
Wallenstein Feed & Supply Ltd. Scholarship [E5945]
Generously created by Wallenstein Feed & Supply Ltd., Canada’s largest independent feed mill. Through the scholarship, WFS wants to create awareness about opportunities in agriculture and to help attract future leaders to the field of agriculture animal nutrition. Apply to the Graduate Program Assistant of the Department of Animal Biosciences by August 1 with a hard copy of your completed Animal Biosciences (ANBS) scholarship form. On your form, please state your proposed research contributions to the field of Canadian agriculture animal nutrition as well as your career aspirations.
Donor(s):
Wallenstein Feed & Supply Ltd.
Qualification(s): Students entering any M.Sc. program offered by the Department of Animal Biosciences who are proposing to conduct research in the field of agriculture animal nutrition in Canada.
Amount: 1 award of $5,000
Walter and Laura Scott Horticulture Scholarship [I5284]
Established In memory of Walter and Laura Scott, who had a life-long interest in tree fruit production in Ontario. Selection will be based on academic achievement and quality of graduate research project proposal in the area of Horticulture. Preference will be given to entering M.Sc. or Ph.D. students studying tree fruit science. Apply by April 1 with a letter and include research proposal (maximum two pages) to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca). The application must include two letters of reference from academic sources including one from the proposed advisor attesting to the scholastic and research abilities of the applicant. Referees must email a scanned copy of their reference letter to oacaward@uoguelph.ca. Include the award name and award ID in the subject line of the email and your name in the text of the email.
Donor(s):
The Estate of Walter and Laura Scott
Qualification(s): Students registered in a program offered by the Department of Plant Agriculture with a minimum average of 75% over the previous two years of study and who are pursuing or planning to pursue studies in the area of Horticulture.
Amount: 1 award of $20,000 payable over 3 semesters
William A. Stewart Bursaries in Dairy Research [Z5693]
Established in recognition of the contributions made by William A. Stewart to the Ontario dairy industry during his tenure as Minister of Agriculture, the Dairy Farmers of Ontario. A student may receive two bursaries annually. Apply by submitting a completed Financial Need Assessment Form and a research proposal/summary to Student Financial Services by January 10. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Dairy Farmers of Ontario and OAC Alumni Foundation with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Full-time MSc students with demonstrated financial need who are enrolled in the Departments of Animal and Poultry Science, Food Science, or Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics and who are conducting research related to the dairy industry. A student may receive two bursaries annually. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: 3 awards of $3,000
William Tolton Access Bursaries [Z5900]
Apply to Student Financial Services by January 10 with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
William Tolton OAC 36 with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program
Qualification(s): OAC graduate students registered in the MLA and MBA programs in Landscape Architecture and Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics respectively. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: several awards of varying amounts
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