XII. Graduate Awards & Financial Assistance

University-Wide Internal Awards

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

Aboriginal Graduate Scholarship (AGS) [E5958]
The Aboriginal Graduate Scholarships were established to encourage Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) students to pursue graduate studies in any discipline. Students apply by February 1st by submitting the following to the Office of Graduate Studies at grschol@uoguelph.ca : Aboriginal Graduate Scholarship Application Form, Declaration of Aboriginal identity or affiliation, resume/CV and two letters of support from academic and/or community-based references. Selection will be based on academic excellence, critical thinking, application of knowledge and/or research potential. Students must maintain satisfactory progress for the duration of the scholarship.
Donor(s):
University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Students entering or registered in any program who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) with at least a first-class (A-) average in the most recently completed two years of academic study. In-course students beyond semester level 3 as of the scholarship application deadline are ineligible to apply.
Amount: up to 5 awards of $30,000 (payable over 6 semesters) for Master's and $120,000 (payable over 12 semesters) for Doctoral
Alastair Summerlee Scholarship [I5320]
Established by students, alumni, faculty, staff, retirees, volunteers and friends of Alastair Summerlee who made contributions to an endowment to honour and recognize his terms as President of the University of Guelph. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student contributing to civil society through international field work that is part of a course of study and preference is given to students working in Africa. This scholarship will provide opportunities for international travel, hands-on experiential learning, and help develop leaders to excel in international development priorities. Apply to the Office of Graduate Studies Awards Committee by May 1 with a CV, a one page summary of research proposal, a letter of reference and a one page letter outlining extracurricular and volunteer involvement in international field work.
Donor(s):
Various donors
Qualification(s): Students registered full-time with a minimum 80% average
Amount: 1 award of $15,000 (payable over 2 semesters)
Arrell Scholarships [E5966]
The Arrell Scholarships of $50,000 per year available to doctoral and masters level students to support research focused on agriculture and food. Selection will be based on outstanding academic achievement, relevance of proposed research and personal motivation to the goals of the Arrell Food Institute, and demonstration of commitment to public engagement, as evidenced in the CV. Award recipients will be expected to participate in collaborative projects with the Arrell Food Institute and other scholarship winners, and will be known as Arrell Scholars. Apply by completing an application for admission to an eligible University of Guelph Graduate Program by the application deadline and submit: 1) a statement of research and personal motivation, 2) a letter of support from a prospective Guelph supervisor and 3) a CV, to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by emailing grschol@uoguelph.ca. Short-listed candidates will be asked to an interview with the scholarship selection committee. Award recipients must maintain satisfactory progress in their graduate program.
Donor(s):
The Arrell Family Foundation
Qualification(s): Students entering a graduate program in the Summer, Fall or Winter semester following the application deadline with a minimum first-class (A-) admissions average, whose research aligns with the goals of the Arrell Food Institute.
Amount: up to 3 awards of $50,000 (payable over 6 semesters), up to 3 awards of $50,000 (payable over 12 semesters)
Arthur D. Latornell Graduate Scholarships [I5605]
Established to honour Arthur D. Latornell, OAC '50, who had a life-long special interest in resource management and conservation and in helping young people. One of the ten awards is available to a student whose research interest relates to resource remediation/reclamation. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and/or quality of their graduate research. Apply to department/school by October 1 using the Latornell Graduate Scholarship Program Nomination Form.
Donor(s):
Estate of Arthur D. Latornell
Qualification(s): Registered students with at least an “A-“ average in the last 2 years whose research interest relates to resource management and/or resource conservation are eligible for at least nine of the awards. Students beyond semester 3 at the master’s level, semester 6 at the doctoral level and semester 9 for a transfer from master’s to doctoral level are ineligible.
Amount: 10 awards of $5,000
Arthur D. Latornell Graduate Travel Grants [T5606]
Established to honour Arthur D. Latornell, OAC '50, who had a life-long special interest in resource management and conservation and in helping young people. One of the ten awards is available to a student whose research interest relates to resource remediation/reclamation. Apply to department/school by October 1 for the fall competition and March 1 for the winter competition using the Latornell Graduate Travel Grant Program Nomination form.
Donor(s):
Estate of Arthur D. Latornell
Qualification(s): Students registered in any program with at least an “A-“ average in the last 2 years whose research interests relate to resource management and/or resource conservation are eligible. Students beyond semester 6 at the master’s level, semester 9 at the doctoral level, and semester 12 in the case of transfer from master’s to doctoral level are ineligible. These travel grants are offered to assist students in attending conferences, courses, Co-op student exchanges or study abroad programs in these areas.
Amount: up to 40 awards varying amounts up to a total of $27,000 annually
Board of Graduate Studies: Research Scholarships [A5644]
These awards are available to students in the College of Arts, the College of Business and Economics, and the College of Social & Applied Human Sciences, as well as selected departments in OAC each year. Students do not apply for these awards because departments nominate students to the Office of Graduate Studies each semester. All eligible students will be considered for nomination by their departments with preference given to entering and first-year students.
Donor(s):
University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Full-time graduate students who have achieved at least a first-class average in the previous one-year of full-time, or equivalent, study.
Amount: several awards of awards of $2,000
Brinson Partners Inc. Bursaries [Z5701]
Established to allow students with financial need to continue their studies as full-time students. Submit a completed Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by January 10. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Brinson Partners Inc. with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Full time 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: 2 awards of $1,500
Brock Doctoral Scholarship [E5906]
The Brock Doctoral Scholarship is one of the most prestigious doctoral awards available at the University. We seek to attract scholars with potential to attain a high level of academic achievement and to make significant teaching and research contributions. Winners represent the very best in their College and at the University. It is hoped that award holders will be mentors for future Brock Doctoral Scholarship winners. Equally weighted selection criteria include: (i) sustained, outstanding academic performance; (ii) history of leadership and/or service in schools and the community; (iii) evidence of strong teaching and research skills (including publication record if appropriate for the discipline); (iv) demonstrated outstanding communication skills, and (v) excellent potential for research and teaching as assessed by the College Dean. One additional criterion may be considered with lesser weighting: provincial, national, international or otherwise significant awards related to the discipline of study. The number of semesters of funding (to a maximum of nine) awarded will be determined at the time of candidate selection and is subject to satisfactory semesterly program performance reviews. In the last semester of the initial award, the recipients may apply for up to three more semesters of support. Students entering or transferring to a doctoral program in May, September or January following the deadline date should apply to their College Dean by February 15th with a curriculum vitae; a one page personal statement; transcripts; 3 letters of reference; documentation of teaching, research, volunteer activities and leadership; which must then be forwarded to the Office of Graduate Studies by March 1st, with the Dean’s written assessment of the candidate’s research and teaching potential attached. Applicants should use this checklist, found under the 'Graduate Awards Forms' heading, to ensure they have fully completed the application requirements.
Donor(s):
William and Anne Brock
Qualification(s): Students entering full-time doctoral study in May, September or January following the deadline date.
Amount: 1 award of $30,000 per year for up to four years
Burnbrae Farms Bursaries [Z5702]
Students must apply with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services. The awards will be distributed in the winter semester. ACCESS AWARD. Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated interest in poultry science.
Donor(s):
Burnbrae Farms with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Full-time graduate 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: 2 awards of $1,000
Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Travel Scholarships [Z5908]
The Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with the assistance of the Ontario government's OSOTF program, have established these travel scholarships to assist students study at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Apply to Student Financial Services by June 30 for fall and/or winter travel, October 1 for winter travel and February 1 for summer travel with a completed Financial Need Assessment form and provide documentation that the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has approved both internal course enrolment requirements and the period of visit. In addition, include the LOP or approval from a program counsellor that indicates the courses taken at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will be given credit towards the applicants Guelph program of study. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
The Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Full-time graduate students approved to attend the Hebrew University of Jerusalem., as part of their Guelph undergraduate or graduate program of study. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: up to 3 awards totalling $7,500
Care-a-thon Animal Welfare Research Scholarship [I5906]
It is given to a student registered in the faculty of Graduate Studies whose research is likely to have the most practical application to the improvement of animal welfare. Apply OVC Awards Committee including supporting letter from advisor, transcript and description of research project.
Donor(s):
The organizers of Care-a-thon, an annual animal welfare conference and fund raising event held at the Ontario Veterinary College.
Qualification(s): Full-time graduate students registered in the faculty of Graduate Studies and enrolled in any department, whose research is concerned with animal welfare.
Amount: 1 award of $250
Cecil H. Franklin Graduate Scholarship in Soil and Water Conservation [I5134]
Apply to the Office of Graduate Studies by March 1 with the Cecil H. Franklin Graduate Scholarship in Soil and Water Conservation application.
Donor(s):
Cecil H. Franklin
Qualification(s): Full-time MSc or PhD students whose research is related to soil and/or water conservation.
Amount: 1 award of $6,000
CFRU Volunteer Scholarship [I0215]
The award is presented to the student who has made the most significant contribution to the operation and goals of CFRU. Apply to Student Financial Services by May 15 with a letter describing the contributions made as a volunteer with CFRU and how those contributions have supported the operation and furthered the goals of CFRU.
Donor(s):
CFRU Alumni
Qualification(s): Students registered in any program with a minimum cumulative average of 70% who have volunteered at CFRU for at least one year.
Amount: 1 award of $500
Clan Fergusson Graduate Research Travel Grant [T5638]
Established in memory of deceased members of the Clan Fergusson Society of North America. The funds are used to provide travel grants to Guelph graduate students to visit Scotland for thesis research. Selection is by the Office of Graduate Studies Awards Committee in January each year, for travel by a registered student between February and the following January. Apply by October 17 to Office of Graduate Studies with the Clan Fergusson Research Travel Grant Application and a reference letter from the Primary Advisor.
Donor(s):
The Estate of Donald MacNish Fergusson, "a Scotsman to the Marrow..."
Qualification(s): Registered graduate students with at least a first-class ('A-') average in the most recent two years of study whose thesis research relates to Scottish studies are eligible, including study in drama, English, family studies, history, philosophy and sociology. Master’s students may not be beyond semester 5 and doctoral students may not be beyond semester 7 at the time of travel. This grant may be held one time only.
Amount: several awards totalling approximately $1000
Class of '72: 25th Reunion Bursaries [Z5703]
Students should apply to Student Financial Services for awards to be distributed in the winter. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
The Class of ‘72: 25th Reunion Fund with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Full-time graduate students who wish to study full-time, but who need financial support to do so.
Amount: 3 awards of $1,000
Class of OAC '60 Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant [I5160]
Undergraduate and graduate students and faculty members are encouraged to make nominations at any time, accompanied by appropriate documentation. Nomination Forms should be submitted by March 1 to Office of Graduate Studies.
Donor(s):
The Class of OAC '60
Qualification(s): Full-time graduate students who nominated by undergraduate, graduate and faculty members for teaching duties completed in the previous calendar year (i.e. January to December).
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
CONACyT Tuition Scholarships [I5801]
In support of the CONACyT program, which provides funding for Mexican students attending the University of Guelph, scholarships valued at the difference between Canadian and International Tuition are available each year. Entering doctoral students may hold the award for up to twelve semesters, and entering master’s students may hold the award for up to six semesters pending satisfactory progress. Application is not required. Selection will be based on highest academic performance over the last two years of study.
Donor(s):
The University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Entering full-time students from Mexico who are receiving sponsorship from CONACyT.
Amount: up to 10 awards of variable value
CSC Tuition Scholarship [E5321]
In support of the agreement between the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the University of Guelph. No application required. Application will be made through the submission of the Recommendation for Admission to the Office of Graduate Studies by March 1 of each year. Conditional upon the ongoing funding by the CSC. The scholarship may only be held for up to twelve semesters and will not go beyond these time limits. The two scholarships will be reserved for students whose advisors have minimal research funding (unable to provide GRA funding).
Donor(s):
University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Students who are registered in or have graduated from a master’s program anywhere in China, who have been accepted into doctoral studies and will receive funding from the China Scholarship Council (CSC).
Amount: up to 6 awards of approximately $5,300, up to 2 awards of approximately $11,300
D.F. Forster Medal - Doctoral [C5952]
The D.F. Forster Medal - Magisteriate and D.F. Forster Medal - Doctoral are the most prestigious convocating graduate awards at the University of Guelph. These medals are awarded annually to one convocating Master’s student and one convocating PhD student who excel both academically and in extra-curricular activities. One Master’s student and one PhD student is nominated every year by each College Awards Committee by May 1 of each year. The Senate Honours and Awards Committee will make the final selection and the medals will be awarded at Convocation in June. No application required.
Donor(s):
The University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Students graduating in June or who have graduated in the previous Fall or Winter from a PhD program who have achieved academic excellence during their program of graduate study.
Amount: 1 medal
D.F. Forster Medal - Magisteriate [C5951]
The D.F. Forster Medal - Magisteriate and D.F. Forster Medal - Doctoral are the most prestigious convocating graduate awards at the University of Guelph. These medals are awarded annually to one convocating Master’s student and one convocating PhD student who excel both academically and in extra-curricular activities. One Master’s student and one PhD student is nominated every year by each College Awards Committee by May 1 of each year. The Senate Honours and Awards Committee will make the final selection and the medals will be awarded at Convocation in June. No application required.
Donor(s):
The University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Students graduating in June or who have graduated in the previous Fall or Winter from a Master’s program who have achieved academic excellence during their program of graduate study.
Amount: 1 medal
Dairy Farmers of Ontario Doctoral Research Assistantships [E5068]
A research assistantship to an outstanding student entering a doctoral program at the University of Guelph. The research assistantship is for three years of full-time doctoral study. The area of research will be in an area of interest to DFO, such as marketing initiatives aimed at growing the market for dairy products; economic and business aspects of milk production and marketing, milk quality and safety, the environment; as well as dairy cattle production research related to improving animal health, welfare and performance. Apply to the Office of Graduate Studies by completing the DFO Doctoral Research Assistantships application and submitting 2 sealed/signed letters of reference by February 1 . Applicants to the scholarship must also have applied to a doctoral program at the University of Guelph with the intention of beginning in the upcoming May, September, or January semester.
Donor(s):
Dairy Farmers of Ontario
Qualification(s): Full-time doctoral applicants, studying an area of research which is of interest to DFO, and with at least a first-class (A-) average in the most recently completed two years of academic study.
Amount: 1 award of up to $60,000 (payable over 3 years of study)
Deans' Tri-Council Scholarship [A5250]
The Dean’s Tri-Council Scholarship awarded in equal semesterly payments, in the semester in which the tri-council award is confirmed to begin and is held for the duration of award. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
The University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Full-time graduate students holding a Masters or Doctoral scholarship from NSERC, SSHRC or CIHR.
Amount: several awards of $5,000 per year
Doug and Esther Ormrod Scholarships for Parents [I5633]
Established in celebration of Dr. Ormrod's twenty-six years as a faculty member and nine years as Dean of Graduate Studies (1986 - 1995). For outstanding graduate students with a child or children in day care (public or private) and beyond the first semester of full-time or part-time study at the time they hold this award. Apply by October 17 to the Office of Graduate Studies by completing the Doug and Esther Ormrod Scholarships for Parents application. Students may hold the award once while at Guelph in a master's program and once in a doctoral program of study.
Donor(s):
Dr. Ormrod, his wife Esther, OAC Class of '75, faculty, staff, friends and the university
Qualification(s): Students must be parents with a child or children in day care (public or private) and beyond the first semester of full-time or part-time study at the time they hold this award. Master’s students may not be beyond semester 6 and doctoral students may not be beyond semester 9 at the time of application. Master’s students may not be beyond semester 6 and doctoral students may not be beyond semester 9 at the time of application.
Amount: up to 3 awards of $500
Ellen Nilsen Memorial Graduate Scholarship [E5847]
The recipient of the Nora Cebotarev Memorial Scholarship (E8012) will automatically be awarded the Ellen Nilsen Memorial Graduate Scholarship. This award is not a continuing award and the recipient will receive this scholarship payment in their first registered semester. No application required.
Donor(s):
Friends of Ellen Nilsen
Qualification(s): International female students from developing countries who have demonstrated a commitment to social change and are entering a University of Guelph graduate program in the upcoming academic year (summer, fall or winter semester).
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
Estill Family Graduate Scholarship in the Arboretum [I5961]
Selection will be based on the strongest proposal and the strongest research potential as described by the referee. In the instance of a tie, the student with the highest GPA will be selected. Students may only receive this award once. Apply by September 1 to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS) at grschol@uoguelph.ca with an application form accompanied by a letter (no more than 2 pages) outlining the proposed research and how it relates to the Arboretum and a reference letter supporting your research potential; and a research proposal. In your letter, include an estimate of how much time will be spent in the Arboretum, who will be supervising the work and how
Donor(s):
The Estill Family
Qualification(s): Students registered in any graduate program at the University of Guelph who are conducting research in the Arboretum.
Amount: 1 award of $5,000
Fred Thompson Scholarship [I5113]
Established in memory of David Frederick (Fred) Thompson, 1920-2005, who for 40 years was the Secretary of the Canadian Dairy and Food Industry Supply Association. Selection will be based on a combination of academic achievement and relevance of proposed research and its application in industry or the community. Apply to the Office of Graduate Studies Awards by March 1 with a description of no more than two pages of proposed research and its application in industry or the community and two academic references.
Donor(s):
Food Industry Suppliers of Canada Scholarship Trust
Qualification(s): Canadian citizens or permanent residents entering or transferring to their first Masters program in May, September or January following the deadline date, and pursuing studies in a post farm gate related subject (any topic related to the food continuum, post farm gate; chemistry, microbiology, processing, engineering, functionality, nutrition, food safety and marketing).
Amount: 1 award of $9,000 (payable over 2 years of study)
Governor General's Academic Medal [C5607]
The Governor General's Academic Medal program provides for one recipient of a gold medal to be selected by the University of Guelph for outstanding academic achievement at the graduate level of study each year. Upon the request of the Office of Graduate Studies in early April, each College will nominate one student to the Office of Graduate Studies Awards Committee. The nomination package should include the following: a summary letter form the College; a two-page summary of biographical information on the candidate to include basic information, the academic record, scholarly/research activities, and teaching experience; and two letters of reference. The decision of the Office of Graduate Studies Awards Committee will be based entirely on this information. No application is required.
Donor(s):
The Chancellery, Rideau Hall
Qualification(s): All students who graduate from a graduate degree in the previous June, October and February convocations will be considered by their college or university school awards committee for nomination.
Amount: 1 medal
Graduate Excellence Entrance Scholarship (GEES) [E5714]
The Graduate Excellence Entrance Scholarships (GEES) were created to assist Colleges in attracting the highest quality students to their graduate programs. Students must maintain satisfactory progress for the duration of the scholarship in order to retain funding. Application is not required; departments will nominate candidates to their College Dean’s Office based on annual award allocation. This scholarship cannot be held with the Deans' Tri-Council Scholarship [A5250].
Donor(s):
the University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Canadian or permanent resident students who are BIU-eligible entering a graduate program for the upcoming May, September or January semester with a minimum of 85% admission average.
Amount: Master's - 50 awards of $15,000 payable over 3 semesters, Doctoral - 25 awards of $30,000 payable over 3 semesters
Graduate Tuition Scholarships (GTS) [E5954]
The Graduate Tuition Scholarships (GTS) were created to assist each college in growing their graduate programs. Students must remain registered full-time and maintain satisfactory progress for the duration of the scholarship in order to maintain funding. Students do not apply; the College Dean's Office will nominate candidates, based on their annual award allocation, to the Office of Graduate Studies by February 1st.
Donor(s):
University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Canadian or permanent resident students entering a graduate program for the upcoming May, September, or January semester with a minimum 75% admission average.
Amount: 35 awards $16,000 for Master's students (payable over 6 semesters), 15 awards $32,000 for Doctoral students (payable over 12 semesters)
Gryphon Investment Counsel Bursaries [Z5707]
Apply with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by January 10. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Gryphon Investment Counsel with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Full-time graduate students with 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 $1,500
Guelph Compassionate Health & Dental Bursary [B5601]
This bursary has been established and approved by the Student Health and Dental Committee to assist students facing unforeseen health and dental needs above and beyond the benefits offered through the University of Guelph’s mandatory Student Health Plan, University of Guelph’s Student Dental Plan or comparable personal dental plan. Apply to Student Financial Services, Manager, Student Awards, with: (1) a completed Financial Need Assessment form; (2) a letter from physician or dentist about the required procedure/treatment that indicate the nature of the unforeseen health or dental emergency and it’s impact on the student's studies; (3) cost estimates from the health or dental practitioner identified in the Regulated Health Professions Act/RHPA; (4) physician or dentist contact information; and (5) Insurance coverage – proof that this procedure is not covered under any provincial or private health coverage already, including the Student Health Plan Student. Applications will be reviewed throughout the semester to handle emergencies immediately. If approved for this bursary, a receipt will be required to be returned to our office once the procedure is completed, unless a receipt has been submitted with the application initially. Students may only receive the bursary once per academic year.
Donor(s):
Student Health and Dental Plan Committee
Qualification(s): Students currently registered at the University of Guelph and/or be enrolled under the University of Guelph mandatory Student Health Plan. The student must require treatment for an unforeseen health and dental emergency, which is not currently or completely covered by the Student Health Plan, Student Dental Plan or comparable personal dental plan, and requires immediate intervention and treatment for which the consequences of not receiving treatment may impact on the student’s academic progress.
Amount: several awards of various amounts to a maximum of $1,000
H.J. Heinz Company Foundation David Yeung Award in Human Nutrition [I5729]
An endowment established to recognize Heinz Company employee, David Yeung, for his personal and professional contributions to the science of human nutrition. Selection will be based on: (a) overall grade point average and academic standing in all full time equivalent undergraduate courses completed during the student's program, and (b) relevance and appropriateness of the research work. Apply by letter outlining intended research, include a curriculum vitae and, if appropriate, a completed Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by January 10. Candidates must fulfil the requirements of the Heinz Foundation (see Graduate Awards Officer at the Office of Graduate Studies for more information) to be eligible for this scholarship.
Donor(s):
H.J. Heinz Company Foundation
Qualification(s): Students registered in the first year of a MSc program who are conducting research in the science of human nutrition and demonstrate financial need.
Amount: 1 award of $1,750
Hardy International Student Scholarship [E0659]
Awarded annually. Preference will be given to: i) students from Haiti entering a full time undergraduate program at the University of Guelph, ii) students from Africa entering a full time undergraduate program at the University of Guelph, iii) any other international student entering a full time undergraduate program at the University of Guelph, iv) students from Haiti entering a full time graduate program at the University of Guelph, v) students from Africa entering a full time graduate program at the University of Guelph, vi) any other international student entering a full time graduate program at the University of Guelph. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Marion Hardy
Qualification(s): International full-time students entering any degree program.
Amount: 1 award of $3,000
Herbert Armstrong Memorial Book Prize [I5632]
Established in memory of Herbert Armstrong, Dean of Graduate Studies, 1968 - 1980. All student members of the Board of Graduate Studies are automatically considered. Membership on other university Senate committees and/or university academic committees during the same period may be taken into consideration. The selection committee is the Office of Graduate Studies Awards Committee. At the discretion of the committee, the prize may not be awarded every year. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Family and Friends of Herbert Armstrong
Qualification(s): Full-time graduate students with high academic achievement who have made a substantial contribution to graduate student life and to the university while serving as a member of the Board of Graduate Studies during the previous academic year (September to August).
Amount: 1 award of $120
Highdale Farms - Arthur and Rosmarie Spoerri Scholarship in Natural Sciences [E8006]
Established to encourage students to pursue graduate studies in natural sciences. Students must remain registered in a natural sciences program to receive the award in their second year. Master’s students will be considered in even numbered years and doctoral students will be considered in odd numbered years. Recipients will be chosen by the Office of Graduate Studies Awards Committee from students entering a Master’s or Doctoral program in May, September or January following the April 15th deadline date for the scholarship, who demonstrate a high admission average. In the event an eligible Master’s or PhD applicant is not found (available) the corresponding year, the Office of Graduate Studies Awards Committee may consider an applicant from the other program or may choose not to award the scholarship. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Arthur and Rosmarie Spoerri of Nepean Ontario
Qualification(s): Full-time graduate students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents entering their first Master’s or Doctoral program in the natural sciences with a minimum 80% cumulative average.
Amount: 1 award of $14,000 (payable over 2 years of study)
ICI Scholarship in Biotechnology [I5130]
Apply by March 1 to the Office of Graduate Studies by completing the ICI Scholarship in Biotechnology application.
Donor(s):
I.C.I. Canada Inc.
Qualification(s): Full-time MSc or PhD student doing research in biotechnology who have a first-class ('A') average in the last two years of university work (courses and/or research) completed prior to May 1 each year.
Amount: 1 award of $3,000
International Graduate Tuition Scholarships [E5754]
The University of Guelph provides entrance scholarships to outstanding international students on a competitive basis. Eligible applicants may be nominated by the department/school to the College Associate Dean Research & Graduate Studies (ADRGS). A complete nomination package will include the nomination form and a letter of support from the potential faculty advisor. No application required. Scholarships are not tenable with China Scholarship Council Scholarship, Ontario Trillium Scholarship or CONACyT Scholarship. Students must maintain full-time registration status to continue to receive the scholarship. Should the scholarship recipient obtain Permanent Resident status while holding the scholarship, she or he will be eligible to continue receiving the scholarship, as long as all other eligibility criteria are met. Students who transfer from a Master’s to Doctoral program are eligible to continue to hold the scholarship for a maximum of 12 semesters in total. Selection will be based on high academic standing, research potential as evidenced in the application for admission.
Donor(s):
The University of Guelph
Qualification(s): International students entering any graduate program in the upcoming academic year (summer, fall or winter semester) with a minimum admission average of A- or 80%.
Amount: several awards of $30,000 payable over six semesters ($5,000 per term), several awards of $60,000 payable over 12 semesters ($5,000 per term)
Ivey Cook Bursaries [I3076]
Apply to CSD using the "New Student Intake Form" and a letter explaining your situation and attach documentation showing the denied provincial funding. Recipients will be selected by the CSD Learning Disabilities Team on a first come first served basis, based on the validity and need for an assessment.
Donor(s):
Suzanne Ivey Cook
Qualification(s): Students who have been denied funding through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) or their provincial/territorial student aid program who require academic accommodation or support through the Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) and who are unable to pay for the required assessment.
Amount: several awards of up to $1,000
Leonard Connolly Exchange Scholarship [I0446]
Established in honour of Prof. Leonard Conolly, professor of drama, Chair of the Department of Drama, 1981-88, and Associate Vice-President Academic, 1988-92. This scholarship is for an exchange student visiting the University of Guelph. Selection, by the Centre for International Programs, will be based on assessment of (a) a one-page submission describing the significance of the student visiting Guelph to the program of study at the partner exchange university, (b) two faculty references of one-page each, and (c) consistent high performance in the course work completed, as documented by a transcript of program grades to date, submitted by the home university. Apply to the Centre for International Programs by April 15th, for visiting during the subsequent Fall or Winter semesters.
Donor(s):
Students, faculty, staff and friends of Prof. Leonard Conolly
Qualification(s): Full-time visiting students, registered at Guelph for at least one semester, from any country in the South (a list of eligible countries and exchange partner universities is available in the Centre for International Programs).
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
M. Frances Hucks Memorial Research Scholarship [Z5723]
Established in memory of Mary F. Hucks, (MAC ‘26) and honorary class president of (MAC ‘30). The recipient will be the person with demonstrated financial need who has the highest academic performance over the most recent two years of full-time or equivalent university study. Masters or doctoral students may hold the scholarship once per degree. Apply with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form, a one page thesis research proposal and a one page letter of reference from the principal advisor to Student Financial Services by January 10. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
The Estate of Mary F. Hucks with the aid of the Ontario Government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Full-time graduate students conducting research with a focus on human food, human nutritional health and/or biotechnology related to human food or nutrition with demonstrated financial need. Students cannot be beyond the start of the 12th month of study on January 10. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: 1 award of $5,000
Madame Vigdis Finnbogadottir Scholarships [I5800]
The University of Guelph provides two scholarships equal to the difference between international tuition and Canadian tuition for Icelandic students pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Guelph. Students will be nominated to the Office of Graduate Studies Awards Committee by the Icelandic Exchange Coordinator. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
University of Guelph in honour of the visit of the former Icelandic President Madame Vigdis Finnbogadottir in 1998
Qualification(s): Full-time graduate Icelandic students pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Guelph are eligible up to their sixth semester of registration at the master's level, ninth at the doctoral level, and twelfth in the case of a transfer from master's to doctoral studies.
Amount: 2 awards of various amounts
Mary I. Whitelock Bursaries [Z5695]
Apply by January 10 to Student Financial Services with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Estate of Mary I. Whitelock, a friend of the University, with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Full-time graduate students with demonstrated financial need. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statement on Awards)
Amount: 13 awards of $2,000
Nora Cebotarev Memorial Graduate Scholarship [E8012]
This award was made possible from an estate gift from Professor Nora Cebotarev. The award recipient will be selected on the basis of high cademic achievement and a commitment to social change as demonstrated through past activities and experiences. To be considered, the candidate needs to have applied for admission through OUAC by February 1 for entry to a graduate program in the summer, fall, or winter semester following the nomination deadline. A nomination letter from the Graduate Coordinator confirming the candidate's suitability for this award should be forwarded to the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies by February 15th. The recipient of the Nora Cebotarev Memorial Graduate Scholarship will also be awarded the Ellen Nilsen Memorial Graduate Scholarship (E5847). Under extenuating circumstances the award may be deferred for up to one academic year from time of initial award, with a deferred acceptance of entry to a University of Guelph graduate program.
Donor(s):
The Estate of Nora Cebotarev
Qualification(s): International female students from developing countries who have demonstrated commitment to social change entering a graduate program in the upcoming academic year (summer, fall or winter semester).
Amount: 1 award of $25,000 (payable over 6 semesters)
Norma Valeriote International Student Bursaries [I3009]
Preference given to a student from a country of focus as defined by CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency). Apply to the International Student Advisor with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form for International Students.
Donor(s):
Mrs. Norma L. Valeriote
Qualification(s): International students registered in any graduate program beyond class level 3 with demonstrated financial need.
Amount: Several of varying amounts
Registrar's Child Care Bursaries [B5798]
Established in order to provide accessible child care for students with 1 or more children. These bursaries will be awarded to students who demonstrate greatest financial need, to offset the costs of child care. Apply to Student Financial Services with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form and Registrar's Child Care application form by January 10.
Donor(s):
The University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Full-time students who are Canadian citizens/permanent residents with child care expenses who have demonstrated financial need.
Amount: several awards of various amounts
Registrar's Research Grants [B5897]
In order to assist graduate students in travel related to their research needs, a portion of the tuition reinvestment revenue is being set aside for these grants. Winners will be selected by the Office of Graduate Studies Awards Committee on the basis of financial need, academic ability, and the strength of the proposal. Apply by submitting the Graduate Travel Grants for Students Demonstrating Financial Need and a Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services. Deadline dates are as follows: June 30 for fall/winter travel; October 1 for winter travel; February 1 for summer travel.. Deadline dates are as follows: June 30 for fall/winter travel; October 1 for winter travel; March 15 for summer travel.
Donor(s):
The University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Students travelling as part of their program of study who have costs associated with carry out their research. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and demonstrate financial need.
Amount: several awards of various amounts
Registrar's Travel Grants [T5698]
In order to assist graduate students in travel related to their research needs, a portion of the tuition reinvestment revenue is being set aside for these grants. Winners will be selected by the Office of Graduate Studies Awards Committee on the basis of financial need, academic ability, and the strength of the proposal. The award may be held only once for each degree. Apply by submitting the Graduate Travel Grants for Students Demonstrating Financial Need and a Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services. Deadline dates are as follows: June 30 for fall/winter travel; October 1 for winter travel; March 15 for summer travel.
Donor(s):
The University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Students who are travelling as part of their program of study who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents and who demonstrate financial need.
Amount: several awards of various amounts
Richard and Sophia Hungerford Graduate Scholarships [Z5724]
Established to support graduate students in financial need whose research interests relate to developing countries. Recipients will be selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, and the quality of their intended research in developing countries. Apply to Student Financial Services by January 10 including a one page summary of the research proposal, a completed Financial Need Assessment Form, and a letter of reference from the principal advisor. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
The estate of Richard and Sophia Hungerford with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Registered or incoming graduate students with at least a cumulative 80% average in their last two years are eligible with demonstrated financial need. Students are ineligible if beyond semester 5 at the masters level and semester 7 at the doctoral level. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: 7 awards of $5,000
Richard and Sophia Hungerford Graduate Travel Grants [Z5725]
The value of the award will depend on assessed need. Apply to Student Financial Services with a completed Graduate Travel Award Application Form and a completed Financial Need Assessment Form prior to departure. Application deadlines are October 1 for Winter travel, March 15 for Summer travel and June 30 for Fall travel. Selection will be based on financial need and the relevance of the proposed travel to the student's area of study. Students may receive up to two awards graduate studies. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
The estate of Richard and Sophia Hungerford with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Registered students with demonstrated financial need who have a minimum 70% cumulative average in the last two semesters of full-time equivalent study who wish to study in developing countries, or attend conferences on development. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: various awards of $500 to $3,000
Roy C. Anderson Graduate Scholarship [Z5629]
Established In honour of Roy C. Anderson, professor and former chair of the Department of Zoology. The recipient will be chosen on the basis of financial need and high academic achievement. A student may hold the award once. Submit a completed Financial Need Assessment Form, including a list of publications, brief research proposal, reference letter from thesis advisor and cumulative academic record to Student Financial Services by January 10. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Dr. Denis H. Lynn and Dr. Patrick K. Woo with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Full-time students conducting research in parasitology; including all aspects of microbial, protozoan and metazoan infections in animals and plants. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF/OTSS award.
Amount: 1 award of $500
Scotiabank Bursaries [Z5709]
In order to allow students with financial need to continue their studies as full-time students, two bursaries are awarded. The awards will be distributed in the winter semester. Students must apply to Student Financial Services. ACCESS AWARDS
Donor(s):
Scotiabank with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Full-time graduate students with 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 $1,500
Stanley Saunders Scholarship for Music [I8009]
Matched by the University Graduate Scholarship Matching Program, this scholarship is provided through a generous bequest from Dr. Richard Carlton, faculty member in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology from 1972 to December, 1990. Selection is based on the quality of the proposal, the research findings of which are expected to be publishable in recognized humanities and/or social science journals. Preference will be given to research relating to the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods of music up to 1900. Apply to Office of Graduate Studies by March 1st, with an outline of the intended research, a curriculum vitae, and a detailed budget for the entire research project. Travel costs for a research project are an acceptable budget item.
Donor(s):
Dr. Richard Carlton
Qualification(s): For thesis graduate students whose research focus is furthering the fundamental understanding of the nature and function of music in human society.
Amount: 1 award of $6,000
University of Guelph ACCESS Scholarships [Z5688]
Apply by January 10 to Student Financial Services with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Alumni and friends of the University of Guelph with the aid of the Ontario government’s OSOTF program
Qualification(s): Undergraduate, graduate or OAC(Guelph) diploma graduate students who wish to study full-time but who need financial support to do so. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: several awards of up to $2,000
University of Guelph Alumni Association Access Bursaries [Z5710]
Established by the University of Guelph Alumni Association, with the assistance of the Ontario government's OSOTF program, to support students who wish to study full-time but who need financial support to do so. Apply with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form (N.A.F.) to Student Financial Services by January 10. Students will be considered for this award automatically once a N.A.F has been submitted by the deadline date. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
University of Guelph Alumni Association with matching funding through the Ontario Student Opportunities Trust Fund
Qualification(s): Students registered in any graduate program with demonstrated financial need. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF/OTSS
Amount: 1 award of $1,250
University of Guelph Child Care Bursaries [B5797]
Established in order to provide accessible child care for students with 1 or more children. These bursaries will be awarded to students who demonstrate greatest financial need, to offset the costs of child care. Apply by January 10 to Student Financial Services with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form, attach child care receipts for the duration of the study period, and include a summary of the type of child care for each child for which a claim is being made.
Donor(s):
The University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Full-time students who are Canadian citizens/permanent residents with child care expenses who have demonstrated financial need.
Amount: several awards of various amounts
University of Guelph Travel Grants [T5713]
The University of Guelph, through the sale of Guelph London House, has established an endowment to provide travel grants to students. Preference will be given to students participating in the London Semester. Students may only receive this travel award once per degree. The value of the award will depend on the assessed financial need. The scholarship can cover additional costs of travelling outside of Canada including: airfare, administrative costs, and differential costs of accommodation. Apply to Student Financial Services with a completed Graduate Travel Grant Application Form and Financial Need Assessment Form by the appropriate deadline date. Application deadlines are October 1 for Winter travel, March 15 for Summer travel and June 30 for Fall travel.
Donor(s):
The University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Graduate students who wish to study outside of Canada but need financial support to do so, and who have a minimum 70% cumulative average in the last two semesters of full-time equivalent study are eligible to apply.
Amount: several variable
W.N. Vaughan Medal [C0299]
A medal may be given annually to a student senator who has high academic standing and who has made a substantial contribution to student life and to the university, particularly through involvement in and commitment to Senate activities. Prospective candidates will be nominated by senators and the medal winner will be chosen by a committee selected by the Senate Bylaws and Membership Committee. The medal will be awarded at June convocation. No application is necessary.
Donor(s):
Friends of Walter N. Vaughan
Qualification(s): Student senator in a full-time graduate program who has high academic standing and who has made a substantial contribution to student life and to the university, particularly through involvement in and commitment to Senate activities.
Amount: 1 medal
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