University of Guelph 2002-2003 Undergraduate Calendar

IX--Scholarships and Other Awards, Entrance Awards for All Degree Programs

Entrance Scholarships - All Degree Programs

President's Scholarships

The most prestigious entrance awards at the University of Guelph. Twelve scholarships of $20,000 ($5,000 annually), named to honour their donors or distinguished members of the University, are awarded to entering students of academic distinction who have made significant contributions to their schools and communities and demonstrated the potential to become leaders in society. Nomination packages are sent to Canadian high schools each fall. This award is tenable only with the University of Guelph Entrance Scholarship. Completed nominations, made by high school principals are to be sent to the Associate Registrar, Student Financial Services, by February 28. [E0238]

A number of President's Scholarships have been named in honour of the following people:

President's Scholarships (Dick Brown)

Two of the scholarships, endowed by Dr. Patrick Lett, are awarded to winners whose leadership qualities best reflect those demonstrated by Dick Brown in University Athletics from 1968 to 1988.

President's Scholarship (Cecil H. Franklin and Ingrid Franklin)

In honour of Cecil Franklin, former Chair of the Board of Governors and Honorary Fellow of the University, the University of Guelph has named one of these twelve prestigious entrance awards to recognize his financial contributions and volunteer support to the President's Entrance Scholarship program.

President's Scholarship (Charles S. Humphrey)

In memory of Charles S. Humphrey, a former President of Hart Chemical Company Canada Ltd. and long-time friend, the University has named one of these twelve prestigious entrance awards to recognize his financial contribution through his estate to the President's Entrance Scholarship program.

President's Scholarship (Jack R. Longstaffe)

The University of Guelph has named one of these twelve prestigious entrance awards in memory of Jack R. Longstaffe to recognize his financial contribution through his estate to the President's Entrance Scholarship program.

President's Scholarship (Burton C. Matthews)

The University of Guelph has named one of these twelve prestigious entrance awards in honour of Burton C. Matthews to recognize his insight and leadership in establishing the President's Entrance Scholarship program.

President's Scholarship (Kathleen and Frederick Metcalf)

Mr. and Mrs. F.T. Metcalf of Guelph have endowed this award. After a distinguished career in cable TV, broadcasting and publishing, the late Mr. Metcalf retired as President of Maclean Hunter Ltd. and Chairman of the Board of Maclean Hunter Cable Ltd. He was Honorary Chairman of Maclean Hunter Cable Ltd. and a member of the University of Guelph Heritage Board (1996).

President's Scholarship (Rol-land Farms Limited)

Two of the scholarships are endowed by the four shareholders of Rol-land Farms Limited of Blenheim, Ontario, Hank, Peter, Arthur and Eric Vander Pol and their families. The Vander Pol families are generous supporters of a number of University projects and programs.

President's Scholarship (Lillian Usher Stewart)

The University of Guelph has named one of these twelve prestigious entrance awards in honour of Lillian Usher Stewart a friend of the University to recognize her financial contribution through her estate to the President's Entrance Scholarship program.

Qualification(s): Entering students of academic distinction who have made significant contributions to their schools and communities and demonstrated the potential to become leaders in society.

Amount: Twelve awards of $20,000 ($5,000 annually for 4 years)

Lincoln Alexander Chancellor's Scholarships

These scholarships, named to honour Lincoln Alexander on his 80th birthday, are awarded to academically distinguished entering students who are Aboriginal, persons with a disability or members of a racial minority, and who have made significant contributions to their schools and communities and demonstrated the potential to become leaders in society. These scholarships are intended to enhance student diversity and are amongst the most prestigious entrance awards at the University of Guelph. Nominations are made by high school principals and are to be sent to the Associate Registrar, Student Financial Services, by February 28. [E0493]

Qualification(s): Entering students of academic distinction who are Aboriginal, persons with a disability or members of a racial minority, and who have made significant contributions to their schools and communities and demonstrated the potential to become leaders in society. Financial need may be taken into consideration.

Amount: Two awards of $20,000 ($5,000 annually for 4 years)

Board of Governors' Scholarships

The scholarship will be paid in eight equal installments with the first and second payments payable shortly after registration in semesters 1 and 2. The 3rd to 8th payments are contingent upon obtaining a minimum average of 80% over the previous two semesters of full-time study. Students who fail to qualify for a payment may re-qualify by subsequently obtaining an 80% or better average over the previous two semesters of full-time study. Application not required. [E0317]

Qualification(s): Outstanding students entering semester 1

Amount: Twenty-five awards of $8,000 ($2,000 annually for 4 years)

PAJ Clarke Family Scholarship

Paul and Aileen Clarke and their family established the endowment for this entrance scholarship in honour of Paul's father, the late Jack Clarke, a Blenheim area farmer. Apply by letter outlining extracurricular and/or community activities, ensuring that you have completed a Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards, and submit to Student Financial Services by April 1. Students who have applied to the University for admission will receive information on completing a Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards from the University early in the calendar year. This award is not tenable with the President's Scholarship. Annual payments are contingent upon full-time enrolment and maintaining a minimum 70% average on the previous Fall and Winter semesters. [E0381]

Qualification(s): Students with a minimum 80% average with a record of leadership and community participation is eligible. Preference will be given to candidates from Blenheim district or Kent County and who were raised, or have worked, on a farm. Students may be contacted to provide special need circumstances if there is a short list of equal candidates.

Amount: One award of $12,000 ($3,000 annually for 4 years)

Gordon W. Innes Scholarship

Established by the Gordon W. "Sparky" Innes Scholarship Fund Committee of the Woodstock Agricultural Society. Application not required. [E0140]

Qualification(s): Student from Oxford County with the highest admission average.

Amount: $1,400

International Student Entrance Scholarships

In support of the University's strategic direction of internationalism, entrance scholarships are available each fall to the top international students entering an undergraduate degree program at the University of Guelph. Application not required. [E0408]

Qualification(s): Students on a "student visa" entering an undergraduate degree program at the University of Guelph with high academic performance and studying full-time. This award is offered for the first year of study.

Amount: Awards of $2,000 to $6,000

Bill Klopp Memorial Award

Priority will be given to a student from Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational Institute. Apply by letter outlining extracurricular activities along with a completed Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards to Student Financial Services by April 1. Students who have applied to the University for admission will receive a Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards from the University early in the calendar year. [E0150]

Qualification(s): Presented to a student entering semester 1 from the cities of Kitchener or Waterloo who has demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activities, who has shown satisfactory academic performance and who has financial need.

Amount: One award of $500

The Jack and Lillian MacDonald Scholarship

Family, friends, and colleagues of Lillian MacDonald and Dr. Jack MacDonald, Vice-President, Academic, of the University of Guelph from 1986 to 1995, have established a scholarship that recognizes their commitment to increasing the accessibility of post-secondary education to aboriginal persons. Apply by letter to Student Financial Services by April 1. [E0379]

Qualification(s): In the first instance, the award will be given to an entering student coming from the Grand River Polytechnical Institute (GRPI) and who has received the highest cumulative average in the Native University Access Program. If there is no entering student in any one year, the scholarship will be awarded to the in-course student who is a graduate of the GRPI who has the highest cumulative average at the University.

Amount: One award of $900

J.D. MacLachlan Scholarship

Provided by the family of J.D. MacLachlan. Application not required. [E0170]

Qualification(s): Student entering the University with the highest admission average.

Amount: One award of $1,500

McArthur Humphries Scholarships

Provided by the Wilhelmina McArthur Humphries Trust Fund. This scholarship is not tenable with other Senate awards. Application not required. [E0183]

Qualification(s): Students entering semester 1 from Lanark and Wellington Counties. An equal number of awards are available to students from each county. In the case of insufficient eligible applicants from one county, the awards will be given to eligible applicants from the other county.

Amount: Twelve awards of $1,000

W. Penri Morris Memorial Scholarship

Established by the family in memory of Penri Morris, who was killed in World War II action in 1944 at the age of 21. Penri grew up on the family fruit farm near Forest, Ontario. After graduating from high school, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and was attached to the Royal Air Force Bomber Command as a navigator at the time of this death. Awarded to the student with the highest cumulative academic performance above 75% in all courses of the last year in high school study (full-time or equivalent study). Application not required. [E0430]

Qualification(s): Students entering first year of any undergraduate program from North Lambton Secondary School in Forest, Ontario, in their absence, from Lambton County, and their absence, from Ontario.

Amount: One award of $1,000

Registrar's Entrance Scholarships

Students who have applied to the University for admission will receive a Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards from the University early in the calendar year. [E0384]

Qualification(s): First time entering undergraduate full-time students on the basis of financial need and academic merit.

Amount: Approximately 500 awards of $2,000

University of Guelph Accessibility Scholarship

Established by the University of Guelph to support entering undergraduate students with identified financial need. Students who have applied to the University for admission will receive a Need Assessment Form from the University early in the calendar year. [E3038]

Qualification(s): Full-time entering students with demonstrated financial need and academic excellence.

Amount: Approximately 150 awards of $9,000 ($3,000 in year one and $2,000 in years 2, 3 and 4)

University of Guelph Entrance Scholarship

Offered to students who are admitted to the University of Guelph with a minimum admission average of 80%. Notification of the award amount is made at the time of the offer of admission and is based on the chosen program of study and the admission average at this time. Payment is applied to the student financial account in two equal installments for the Fall and Winter semesters. Full-time registration is required to receive both installments of this award. Application not required. [E0291]

Qualification(s): Full-time students entering semester 1

Amount: A number of awards ranging from $250 to $3,000 dependent on program of study and admission average.

University of Guelph Faculty Association Scholarship

Award is payable at $500 per annum in the student's 1st, 3rd, and 5th semester levels, provided a cumulative average of at least a 70% is maintained. To receive the final payment, the recipient would normally be entering the 5th semester level within a period of 3 calendar years from the date of admission. Application not required. [E0292]

Qualification(s): Student entering an undergraduate degree program at the University of Guelph with the highest admission average who has been a resident in the County of Wellington during the previous twelve months.

Amount: One award of $1,500

Entrance Access Awards - All Degree Programs

Kenneth O. Hammill - Blount Canada Scholarship

Established in honour of Kenneth Osborne Hammill, a long time friend of the University and retired plant manager of Blount Canada, with the assistance of the Ontario government's OSOTF program. The winner is chosen from the list of alternates for the President's Scholarships. President's Scholarship nominees should submit a completed Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by April 1 in order to be considered for this award. All students who have applied to the University for admission will receive a Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards from the University early in the calendar year. ACCESS AWARD [E4356]

Qualification(s): Students from the Province of Ontario, with demonstrated financial need, entering one of the following programs on an annual rotation: B.A. in 98/99, then B.A.Sc., B.Comm., B.Sc., B.Sc.(Agr.), B.Sc.(Eng.), B.Sc.(Env.). Recipients must maintain a B+ average or higher, continue to demonstrate financial need and be full-time students in order to qualify for subsequent installments. During the summer after the 3rd year, the scholars will propose, to Student Financial Services, an enrichment experiential undertaking related to the student's field of study; the grant application should include a detailed budget. A grant of up to $1,200 is available to support the undertaking, subject to continuing financial need and approval of the proposal by Student Financial Services. Upon completion, the student will write a report of the experience to Student Financial Services. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).

Amount: One award of $9,600 payable in 8 semester installments of $1,200

Rol-Land Farms Scholarship

Established by Rol-Land Farms, with the assistance of the Ontario government's OSOTF program, to attract entering students who might otherwise not be able to attend university for financial reasons. Students who have applied to the University for admission will receive a Need Assessment Form from the University early in the calendar year. ACCESS AWARD [E4519]

Qualification(s): Outstanding entering undergraduate degree students with demonstrated financial need and a minimum 80% cumulative average. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).

Amount: Thirteen awards of $2,000

Entrance Bursaries - All Degree Programs

Harvey Graham Bursary

Provided by Harvey Graham (OAC '39). Apply with a completed Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by April 1. Students who have applied to the University for admission will receive a Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards from the University early in the calendar year. [E3030]

Qualification(s): Student who has demonstrated financial need with preference given to a student who comes from a working farm. Students graduating from Lindsay C. V. I., Fenelon Falls Secondary School , or I. E. Weldon Secondary School will be considered. Each application must be accompanied by a reference letter from the Reeve of the student's home township.

Amount: One award of $1,700

International Student Entrance Bursaries

In support of the University's strategic direction of internationalism, entrance bursaries are available each fall to assist some of our international students entering an undergraduate degree program at the University of Guelph. Students who have applied to the University of Guelph will receive an application form. [E3043]

Qualification(s): Students on a student visa entering an undergraduate degree program at the University of Guelph with demonstrated financial need.

Amount: Awards ranging from $1,000 to $3,000

Robert Arthur Stewart Bursaries

Established in memory of Mrs. Elsa H. Stewart of Pakenham, Ontario. Mr. Stewart graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College in 1933 and Mrs. Stewart from Macdonald Institute in 1932. Applicants for these bursaries should have a good academic record and an active interest in community affairs. A recommendation from the County agricultural representative or the secondary school principal is required. Apply by April 1 including a Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards. Students who have applied to the University for admission will receive a Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards from the University early in the calendar year. [E3272]

Qualification(s): Students from the Ontario Counties of Lanark and Renfrew, and the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, entering the 1st semester of a degree program at the University of Guelph.

Amount: Twelve awards of $500



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