IX. Scholarships and Other Awards

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

In-course Scholarships

Aboriginal Student Engagement Scholarship [I0922]
Established in 2014 by the Aboriginal Student Association, the Aboriginal Student Engagement Scholarship demonstrates the ASA's commitment to supporting Aboriginal learners. The scholarship will be awarded to a student identifying as First Nation (status and non-status), Métis or Inuit, who is engaged in the Aboriginal community either in their home community or at the University of Guelph. Apply to Student Financial Services by May 15 with a one-page letter self-identifying as First Nation (status and non-status), Métis or Inuit and outline volunteer/leadership experience within the Aboriginal community. The letter must be accompanied by a document from a member of their community (such as an elder, employer, volunteer supervisor or ARC staff member) with an explanation of the volunteer/leadership involvement and illustrating the contributions of the student to the Aboriginal community including number of volunteer hours. This can include but not be limited to involvement and volunteer roles with the Aboriginal Resource Centre at the University of Guelph.
Donor(s):
Aboriginal Student Association
Qualification(s): Students registered in any program who self-identify as First Nation (status and non-status), Métis or Inuit, who are engaged in the Aboriginal community either in their home community or at the University of Guelph.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Alumni House Call Centre Scholarship [I1020]
Generously donated by the former employees of the Alumni House Call Centre. Students registered in any degree program at the University of Guelph who have been an employee of the Alumni House Call Centre. Apply to Student Financial Services by May 15th with a letter from the Alumni Advancement Manager, Telefundraising & Parents confirming employment within the Call Centre and the length of the employment.
Donor(s):
Former Employees of the Alumni House Call Centre
Qualification(s): Students registered in any degree program at the University of Guelph who have been an employee of the Alumni House Call Centre for a minimum of nine months and who have achieved a minimum cumulative average of 75% are eligible.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Amber Underwood Memorial Communications Scholarship [I0207]
Offered in memory of Amber (Gibbons) Underwood (O.A.C.'79, M.SC.'87). Selection will be based on the highest grade received in one of the courses in agricultural communications. If there is a tie, the student with the highest GPA/cumulative average will be selected. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
The Gibbons and Underwood families and the Class of O.A.C. '79
Qualification(s): Students registered in the BSc (Agr) program of the Ontario Agricultural College who have taken at least one of the following communications courses: EDRD*3050 Agricultural Communication I; EDRD*3140 Organizational Communication; EDRD*3160 International Communication; EDRD*4060 Agricultural Communication II in the previous fall, winter, or summer semester.
Amount: 1 award of $400
Barry and Cheryle Hill Scholarship [I0958]
Barry and Cheryle Hill from Ohsweken ON provides this scholarship of $2000 to a student registered in the B.Sc. (Agr.) program who have a minimum of 12.0 credits. Through creation of the scholarship the Hills, long-time members of Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, Barry was president in 2010, acknowledge the important work and impact of the association on today’s Agriculture sector. Apply by May 15 with a letter (no more than 2 pages) stating their agricultural career aspirations to the OAC Awards Committee (oacaward@uoguelph.ca). Selection will be based on highest cumulative average. Please include the name of the award and the award ID number in the subject line of your email and on your application.
Donor(s):
Barry and Cheryle Hill
Qualification(s): Students registered in the B.Sc. (Agr.) program who have completed a minimum of 12.0 credits and have career aspirations in agriculture.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
BASF Canada Scholarship in Crop Protection [I0754]
Selection will be based on past work experience in the area of crop protection or crop agronomics, future goals, and academic achievement. . Apply by letter (no more than 2 pages) outlining work experience in the area of crop protection or crop agronomics and future career goals to the OAC Awards office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by May 15th. Please include our name, student ID number and the name of the award on your application.
Donor(s):
BASF Canada Inc. o/a BASF Canada
Qualification(s): OAC students registered in the B.Sc. (Agr) or B.Sc. programs who have completed a minimum 10.0 credits with a minimum 70% cumulative average.
Amount: 2 awards of $2,500
Beth Duncan Gold Medalist [C0205]
Offered by the O.A.C. Alumni Foundation to a student in the B.Sc.(Agr.) program. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
O.A.C. Alumni Foundation
Qualification(s): Graduating B.Sc.(Agr.) student who has maintained minimum of a 70% standing in all semester levels while participating in and contributing to the extracurricular program on campus.
Amount: 1 award of a Medal
Bill Taylor Memorial Scholarship [I0280]
Applications to include a supporting letter from a coach or intramural supervisor. Apply to Student Financial Services by May 15.
Donor(s):
AMF Canada Ltd.
Qualification(s): Full-time student who has completed a minimum of 7.5 credits, but no more than 17.5 credits in the Winter term who has a cumulative 80% average or who is in the top 10% of his/her program. The recipient must have demonstrated responsibility and leadership qualities through participation in intramural or intercollegiate athletics.
Amount: 1 award of $900
Blackburn Scholarship [I0404]
In commemoration of the 125th Anniversary of the Ontario Agricultural College, Dr. D.J. Blackburn, a retired faculty member of the former Rural Extension Studies program and former Director of the Associate Diploma Program has established this scholarship. Apply by letter, citing athletic contributions, to the O.A.C. Awards Committee (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by May 15. Please include our name, student ID number and the name of the award on your application.
Donor(s):
D.J. Blackburn
Qualification(s): O.A.C. degree or diploma student who has participated in intercollegiate athletics and maintained a minimum cumulative average of 70% while registered at Guelph. Athletic excellence and leadership will be used to determine the recipient. Students who have completed up to 3 years of study are eligible.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Braithwaite Business Scholarships [I0827]
Named in honour of Professor Bill Braithwaite, a retired faculty member who taught business courses at the University of Guelph for 50 years. Students should apply to the LANG Awards Committee by May 15th with a resume and 500-word statement describing why business courses, in addition to their major, will benefit their future career. Shortlisted applicants may be invited for an interview with the LANG Awards Committee. Selection is based on the student who best describes why taking business courses, in addition to their major, will benefit their future career. Students may hold this award only once.
Donor(s):
Anonymous
Qualification(s): Students registered in any degree program, with the exception of B.Comm., who have successfully completed 1.0 credits towards the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics Certificate in Business including MGMT*2150 Introduction to Canadian Business or students registered in a business-related minor, including Business Administration (BADM), Business (BUS), Business Economics (BECN), Marketing Management (MKMN) and Economics (ECON) who have completed 1.0 credits towards the minor.
Amount: 10 5000(payable over 2 semesters)
Bridge Builder Scholarship [I1050]
The Muslim Society of Guelph has established this award to recognize a student who demonstrates a passion and commitment for building bridges in the local community. Apply to Student Financial Services by May 15th with a one page letter outlining the volunteer activities that lead to social connections, breaking down barriers, and/or furthering intercultural and interfaith understanding to support vulnerable or marginalized people through one or more of the following: Civic engagement by facilitating community engagement, social integration and volunteerism to promote inclusion for immigrant and ethno-cultural communities; Social connections by promoting social connections and employment networking, including programs that reduce barriers and increase support for vulnerable groups; Education and empowerment by promoting intercultural understanding and break down barriers to participation in community life and decision-making. Selection will be based on the most significant impact made in building bridges in the local community as demonstrated through volunteer activities.
Donor(s):
Muslim Society of Guelph
Qualification(s): Students registered in any program who, through volunteer activities in the local community, have demonstrated a passion and commitment for building bridges in one or more of the following ways: facilitating social connections; breaking down barriers; and/or furthering intercultural and interfaith understanding to support vulnerable or marginalized people.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Bruce County Graduation Prize [C0037]
Offered by the Corporation of the County of Bruce. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
The Corporation of the County of Bruce
Qualification(s): Student from Bruce County with the highest academic standing in the final full-time semester (4 course minimum), at the 8th semester level, in the B.Sc.(Agr.) program
Amount: 1 award of $800
Bruce M. Cohoe Prize [C0069]
Selection will be based on demonstrated strong interest in agronomy with outstanding extracurricular activities at the departmental, College and University levels. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Mr. Bruce M. Cohoe
Qualification(s): Students graduating in June or who have graduated in the previous two convocations from the Crop, Horticulture and Turfgrass Sciences (CHAT) major of the B.Sc. (Agr.) program.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Bruce W. Minshall Memorial Scholarship [I0450]
Provided by Dr. W.H. Minshall (O.A.C.'33) in memory of his son Bruce, a graduate of O.A.C. in 1970. Apply by May 15 to the OAC Awards office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by letter listing courses taken in the area of crop protection. Awarded in the fall semester. Please include our name, student ID number and the name of the award on your application.
Donor(s):
O.A.C. Alumni Foundation on behalf of Dr. W.H. Minshall
Qualification(s): O.A.C. students in the B.Sc.(Agr.), B.Sc.(Env.) or B.Sc. degree programs who have completed semester level 6 are eligible. Interest in crop protection and achievement in courses such as CROP*4240, ENVB*3030, ENVB*3210, ENVB*4100, and ENVB*4240 will be considered. Awarded to the student with an interest in crop protection and showing the greatest improvement in academic standing since entering the program.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
C.W. Riley Prize [C0246]
The C.W. Riley Prize was established by a number of his friends and associates. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Friends and associates of C.W. Riley
Qualification(s): Student who, on graduation from Food Agriculture and Resource Economics, Agricultural Business or Resource Economics and Rural Development major, attains the highest proficiency in the area subjects.
Amount: 1 award of $250
Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (Ontario) Scholarship [I0541]
Selection will be based on a combination of academic achievement and greatest demonstrated interest in agri-marketing. Apply to the OAC Awards Office by May 15 with a summary of participation in the CAMA Student Chapter and/or involvement in agri-marketing initiatives as well as a letter of recommendation from a faculty member. This award may only be held once.
Donor(s):
Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (Ontario)
Qualification(s): Students registered in any program offered by OAC who have completed a minimum of 10.0 credits with a minimum 70% cumulative average and are active members of the CAMA Student Chapter and/or involved in agri-marketing initiatives.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
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 $1,000
Charles McGowan Memorial Prize [C0187]
Established in memory of the late Lieutenant Charles McGowan. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Charles McGowan Memorial Fund
Qualification(s): Outstanding graduating student in an O.A.C. degree program.
Amount: 1 award of $200
Cheryl Somerville Memorial Leadership Scholarship [I0647]
Established by family and friends in memory of the late Cheryl Somerville, OAC’96, to recognize the outstanding and significant leadership contributions of students. Selection will be based on leadership contributions to the college and/or university during the first three semesters; community, 4H and Junior Farmer activities will also be considered. Application is by nomination. Nominations will be made by Student Federation of the O.A.C. and must include a brief resume of the nominee and a statement of his/her leadership contributions along with an outline of the impact of those contributions to student and community life. Nominations are due in the OAC Awards Office by December 1st.
Donor(s):
Family and Friends of Cheryl Somerville
Qualification(s): Students registered in the B.Sc.(Agr.) or the B.Comm. Agricultural Business program who have completed 7.5 credits with a 70% minimum cumulative average.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Christina Victoria Kenny Memorial Scholarship [I1018]
The award recognizes the late Vikki Kenny’s lifelong love of animals and passion for their well-being. Selection will be based on highest final grade in the course. In the event of a tie, the student with the highest cumulative average will be selected. Students may only receive this award once. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Family and Friends of Vikki Kenny
Qualification(s): Students registered in any degree program at the University who have completed a minimum of 4.0 credits including ANSC*1210 Principles of Animal Care and Welfare.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Class of '51 O.A.C. Leadership Prizes [C0063]
Established by Year '51 O.A.C., on the occasion of its 45th anniversary. Selection will be based on significant demonstrated leadership in College and/or University extracurricular activities. Apply to the OAC Awards office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by April 1 with a letter outlining your demonstrated leadership in College and/or University extracurricular activities. Please include our name, student ID number and the name of the award on your application.
Donor(s):
Year '51 O.A.C.
Qualification(s): Students who have graduated or are graduating in the previous Fall or Winter semesters from any degree or associate diploma program in the OAC, Guelph campus.
Amount: 5 awards of $3,000
Class of '67 O.A.C. Centennial Scholarship [I0067]
Apply by May 15 to the OAC Awards office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) with a letter outlining participation in extracurricular activities in all branches of college life. Awarded in the fall semester. Please include our name, student ID number and the name of the award on your application.
Donor(s):
Class of O.A.C. '67
Qualification(s): Student majoring in an O.A.C. department who through activity in all branches of college life as well as scholastic achievement has made an outstanding contribution to the University.
Amount: 2 awards of $2,000
Class of 1933 Prize [C0062]
Established by the graduating class of 1933 in honour of the late Professor W.J. Squirrell. Academic standing and involvement in extracurricular activities will be used to determine the recipients. Apply by April 1 tothe OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) with a letter outlining your involvement in extracurricular activities. Please include our name, student ID number and the name of the award on your application.
Donor(s):
Graduating Class of 1933
Qualification(s): Graduating students of the BSc(Agr.) program who plan to undertake graduate study in agriculture at a recognized university.
Amount: 2 awards of $4,000
Class of 1970 Scholarship [I0424]
Established by the Silver Anniversary celebrants to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the University Class of 1970. This award rotates among all six colleges on the main campus. The appropriate College Award Committee selects the candidate each Fall semester and the candidate is announced each October. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Class 1970: 25th Reunion Gift
Qualification(s): Outstanding student in any degree program who has attained at least an 80% average in two consecutive semesters resulting in placement on the Deans' Honours List.
Amount: 1 award of $1,400
Clayton and Dorothy Switzer Scholarships [I0276]
Apply by May 15 tothe OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) with a letter outlining how you have demonstrated outstanding leadership ability in O.A.C. student organizations, class executives and College Royal. Awarded in the fall semester. Please include our name, student ID number and the name of the award on your application.
Donor(s):
Clayton and Dorothy Switzer
Qualification(s): Students registered in a degree program offered by O.A.C. with a minimum of 10.0 credits completed, at least a 70% cumulative average and has demonstrated outstanding leadership ability in O.A.C. student organizations, class executives and College Royal.
Amount: 1 award of $2,500
Collins Barrow Scholarship [I0040]
Offered by Collins Barrow, a national firm of Chartered Professional Accountants. Selection will be based on the student who has achieved the highest grade in the course ACCT*3330, Intermediate Financial Accounting, in the past academic year. In the event of a tie, the award will go to the student with the highest cumulative average. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Collins Barrow - Wellington Dufferin District
Qualification(s): Students who have successfully completed the course ACCT*3330, Intermediate Accounting.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Credit Valley Horticultural Society Scholarship [I0467]
Apply by May 15 to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) with a letter of no more than two pages outlining participation in extracurricular activities in the field of ornamental horticulture. Please include our name, student ID number and the name of the award on your application. Selection will be based on this participation with a preference given to students who are residents of Mississauga
Donor(s):
Credit Valley Horticultural Society
Qualification(s): O.A.C. student studying in horticulture who has completed 5.0 credits with a minimum 70% average.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Dairy Challenge Prize [I0811]
Supported by The Madsen Dairy Cattle Research Fund, the Dairy Challenge Prize will be awarded to students registered in a program offerred by OAC who have completed ANSC*4230 Dairy Challenge Option and participated in the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge. No application is required.
Donor(s):
Madsen Dairy Cattle Research Fund
Qualification(s): Students registered in a program offered by OAC who have completed ANSC*4230 Dairy Challenge Option and participated in the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge.
Amount: several awards up to $2000
David F. Boyes Apiculture Scholarship [I0031]
Established in memory of David Boyes a technician in the Apiculture Field Laboratory. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
The Apiculture Club
Qualification(s): Student registered in the Fall semester who achieves high academic standing in Introductory Apiculture (ENVB*2210) in the previous year, demonstrates an interest in apiculture and who has participated in extracurricular activities.
Amount: 1 award of $200
Dawn Morris Memorial Prize [C0361]
Offered in memory of Dawn Morris, who spent 35 years in farm show business and was former Manager of the Canadian International Farm Equipment Show in Toronto. Selection will be on the basis of highest cumulative average with preference given to students who demonstrate extracurricular activity or employment in the field of agricultural marketing. Apply by April 1 by submitting a letter and your resume to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) outlining your involvement in extracurricular activities. Please include the award name and award ID number in the subject line of your email and on your application. Students who are graduating in June, or who have graduated in the previous two convocations from the BComm program with a major in Food and Agricultural Business and have a minimum 75% cumulative average with demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activities.
Donor(s):
The Family of Dawn Morris
Qualification(s): Students who are graduating in June, or who have graduated in the previous two convocations from the BComm program with a major in Food and Agricultural Business and have a minimum 75% cumulative average with demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activities
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Deans' Scholarships [I0323]
This award was established by the Board of Governors’ in 1991 to recognize the academic achievements of students. Each college will be provided an allocation of awards in which to determine recipients of this scholarship. Recipients will be notified each fall by their college’s awards chair. Application not required.
Donor(s):
Board of Governors
Qualification(s): Students registered in any degree program who have completed a minimum of 4.0 credits and have been on the Dean’s Honours List for two consecutive semesters in their previous year of studies as defined by the Fall/Winter/Summer sequence.
Amount: 150 awards of $2,000
Donald I. Broadfoot Scholarship [I0994]
This scholarship was created in honour of Donald Broadfoot who graduated from OAC in 1950. He worked for Hy-Line Poultry (a division of Pioneer Corn Company) in the US and Canada from 1950-1974 where he conducted disease and genetic research, and during that time did a lot of work which led up to effective treatments for various diseases in poultry. Apply by May 15 to the OAC Awards Committee (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) with a letter (no more than 2 pages) outlining your interest in poultry science. Please include relevant work experience; relevant volunteer experience and/or relevant research projects that demonstrate this interest. 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 include your student number on your application. Selection will be based on the strongest demonstrated interest measured by; work experience; volunteer experience and/or projects. Students may only receive this award once.
Donor(s):
Doug Broadfoot
Qualification(s): Students registered in any program in OAC who have completed a minimum of 10.0 credits at the time of application and who demonstrate an interest in poultry science.
Amount: 1 award of $500
Doug Wakely Memorial Scholarship [I0334]
Provided by the friends and business associates of the late Doug Wakely. Preference will be given to students from the counties/regions of Wellington, Huron, Bruce, Perth or Waterloo. Apply by Apply by May 15to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) with a letter listing course(s) in livestock production or in grain crop production that you have completed and outlining participation in athletics at the University, intramural or community level as a player or in an organizing capacity. Please include our name, student ID number and the name of the award on your application. Awarded in the fall semester.
Donor(s):
The Harriston Group of the Ontario Grain and Feed Dealers
Qualification(s): Students registered in the B.Sc.(Agr.) program who have completed course(s) in livestock production or in grain crop production and who have participated in athletics at the University, intramural or community level as a player or in an organizing capacity.
Amount: 1 award of $650
Douglas M. Robinson Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Communications [I0409]
Established in memory of Douglas Robinson, OAC’53. Doug spent his career promoting and creating awareness of agriculture. This scholarship recognizes his leadership in agriculture communications and his service to both the University and agriculture communities. Apply with a resume to the OAC Awards Committee (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by May 15. Selection will be based on demonstrated leadership promoting and creating awareness of agriculture through extracurricular activity including student competitions, university clubs, events and student government.
Donor(s):
Mrs Marilyn Robinson Murray
Qualification(s): Students registered in any degree program offered by the Ontario Agriculture College with a minimum of 10.0 credits.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Dr. James (Jim) Atkinson Scholarship [I1025]
This award has been created through the generous contributions of many alumni and friends to recognize Dr. James (Jim) Atkinson’s influence at Guelph. As coach for over thirty years on both the men’s and women’s teams, as well as a respected faculty in the department of Animal and Poultry Science, Jim has had an impact on and off the field. The recipient will be selected based upon extraordinary athletic and leadership qualities. No application is necessary. Coaches will nominate students to the Athletic Awards Committee.
Donor(s):
Alumni and Friends of Dr. James (Jim) Atkinson
Qualification(s): One male rugby player and one female rugby player who is registered in any undergraduate program and who has achieved a minimum 70% average or equivalent during the previous academic year as a student-athlete. Preference will be given to a student enrolled in the Ontario Agricultural College.
Amount: 2 awards of $1,000
Dr. R. J. Hilton Memorial Scholarship [I0678]
Established to honour the accomplishments of Dr. Hilton as the Chair, Horticulture Science, University of Guelph, first Director of the Arboretum and President/Chair of the Royal Botanical Gardens. Selection will be based on the highest cumulative average, demonstrated involvement in horticulture activities and involvement in academic club activities. Summer related work experience will also be considered. Preference will be given to students registered in B.Sc.(Agr.) CHATS and B.Sc. Plant Science. Apply by May 15 to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) with a letter outlining the plant agriculture course(s) and /or involvement in horticultural activities and summer related work experience or information about involvement in academic club activities. Please include our name, student ID number and the name of the award on your application.
Donor(s):
Robert E. Hilton
Qualification(s): Students registered in any program offered by O.A.C. who have completed a minimum 8.0 credits with a minimum 70% cumulative average.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Dr.Ralph and Joanne Watt Scholarship [I1080]
Apply to the OAC Awards Committee (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by May 15 with a resume and a letter (no more than two page) outlining your career interests and your employment and/or extracurricular activities that demonstrate your interest in becoming an equine veterinarian and your involvement in agricultural activities. Please include the Award Name and ID in the subject line of your email and on all pieces of your application. Please also include your student ID on your application.
Donor(s):
Sandy Watt
Qualification(s): Students registered in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Animal Science, or Honours Agriculture; the Bachelor of Science with a major in Animal Biology; or the Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management with a major in Equine Management who have completed a minimum of 8.0 creditswho aspire to become an equine veterinarian are eligible.Selection will be based on highest cumulative average.Preference will be given to students who aspire to becoming an equine veterinarian and who actively participate in agricultural activities.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Foodland Hydro Scholarship [I0290]
The Foodland Hydro Scholarship was established by the Foodland Hydro Committee. Preference may be given to a student from Bruce, Huron or Middlesex Counties. Apply to the OAC Awards Office by (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by May 15th, with a letter of no more than 2 pages outlining interest in agricultural environmental issues as they are affected by the public interest process. Please include our name, student ID number and the name of the award on your application.
Donor(s):
Foodland Hydro Committee
Qualification(s): Student who has completed semester 6 in the B.Sc.(Agr.) program and who has an interest in agricultural environmental issues as they are affected by the public interest process.
Amount: 1 award of $500
Frank and Gertraude Hurnik Scholarship [I0455]
Provided by Dr. Frank Hurnik, Professor Emeritus, and faculty member in Animal Biosciences from 1971 to 1997. Dr. Hurnik initiated work in behavioral studies and animal welfare at Guelph, developed the first course in Animal Welfare, and was co-founder and editor of the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. . Apply by letter to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by May 15 outlining details of the project or meeting. The award will be given to the student who has the best presentation, paper or project. Preference is given to Graduate students. Please include our name, student ID number and the name of the award on your application.
Donor(s):
Dr. Frank Hurnik
Qualification(s): Students registered in the O.A.C. who are associated with the department of Animal & Poultry Science and who undertake a project or attend a conference/scientific meeting or publish a paper in animal welfare or agricultural ethics may apply. A minimum of an "A" standing for in the last two semesters is required.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Gary Putnam Memorial Prize [C0241]
Provided in memory of their son Gary by Mr. and Mrs. Ross Putnam. Apply to theOAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by April 1 with a letter demonstrating interests in pesticides, insect, and/or weed control. Please include our name, student ID number and the name of the award on your application.
Donor(s):
Mr. and Mrs. Ross G. Putnam
Qualification(s): Graduating B.Sc.(Agr.) student with high standing in at least 3 courses in pesticides or alternative methods of insect, disease and weed control.
Amount: 1 award of $500
George A. Gray O.A.C. '51 Varsity Scholarships [I0487]
Established in memory of George Gray, O.A.C. '51, a Guelph football lineman and a great player of the game. Recipients will be selected based on demonstrated athletic and leadership qualities. Coaches will nominate students to the Athletics Awards Committee. Preference will be given to members of the varsity football team. Application is not required. Awarded in the fall semester.
Donor(s):
Mrs. George A. Gray
Qualification(s): In-course student-athlete who is a current member of a varsity team and has achieved a minimum 70% average in the previous academic year.
Amount: 2 awards of $1,250
Glen (Andy) W. Anderson Scholarship [I0380]
Family and friends of Glenn (Andy) Anderson (O.A.C.'54 Crop Science) have created a scholarship to honour him at the time of his retirement after 41 years as a Professor in O.A.C. He had an interest in weed science throughout his career. Selection will be based on performance in courses in weed science, summer employment and/or work activity in the agricultural chemical industry and/or leadership activities in weed science and related areas. Preference will be given to a student who has resided in Ontario for at least 12 months prior to admission to the University of Guelph. Apply by May 15 to the OAC Dean's Office (Awards) with a letter listing courses in weed science you have taken and outlining summer employment and/or work activity in the agricultural chemical industry and/or leadership activities in weed science and related areas.
Donor(s):
Anderson Family
Qualification(s): Offered to O.A.C. diploma students with an interest in agronomy or crop science who enter the B.Sc.(Agr.) Degree program and who demonstrate a commitment to and an interest in weed science.
Amount: 1 award of $600
Glenn Webb Education Scholarship/ GROWMARK Foundation OAC - Guelph Campus [I0897]
Apply by May 15 to the OAC Awards Office with a letter of no more than two pages outlining leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities, community service or agricultural employment, farming background and career aspirations. Preference will be given to students with an Ontario farm background and are interested in pursuing full-time employment in agriculture in the province of Ontario after graduation. Selection will be made on leadership and involvement in the field of agriculture through extracurricular activities, part-time work, and/or volunteer work are eligible.
Donor(s):
Growmark, Inc.
Qualification(s): Students with a minimum cumulative average of 70% who have completed 10.0 credits of any OAC degree program.
Amount: 2 awards of $1,000
Governor General's Medal [C0044]
Established by the Office of the Governor General of Canada. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
The Chancellery
Qualification(s): Restricted to those undergraduate students in any degree program who are graduating in June, or who have graduated in the previous two convocations, with the highest cumulative average.
Amount: 2 awards of a Silver medal each
Harry Barrett Memorial Scholarship [I1046]
This award was established through a gift from the estate of Mr. Harry Barrett, a graduate of OAC from 1949. Selection will be based on the highest cumulative average. Apply by May 15th to Student Finance with a written explanation of the planned experiential learning opportunity. If there are no applications by May 15th, the scholarship will be given to the student with the highest grade in ZOO*4920 in the previous Fall offering.
Donor(s):
The Estate of Harry Barrett
Qualification(s): Students registered in any program who will be participating in field work related to bird studies. Preference will be given to students interested in research and/or study under the Bird Studies Canada program at their headquarters in Port Rowan, Ontario.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
International Undergraduate Scholarship [I0577]
Established through a student referendum approved by the undergraduate student body, to recognize international students' academic merit along with involvement/leadership activities during their enrollment at the University of Guelph. Apply to Student Financial Services, by May 15, with a letter indicating involvement/extracurricular activity since entry to the University. This award can only be held once by the student.
Donor(s):
International Student Organization (ISO)
Qualification(s): Full-time international undergraduate students (defined as those paying full international student tuition without exemption), who have completed at least 4.0 course credits from the University of Guelph with a minimum cumulative average of 70% and are registered at the time of application.
Amount: several at awards of $3,000
Jack and Lillian MacDonald Scholarship [E0379]
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 learners. In the first instance, the award will be given to an entering student coming from the Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) and who has received the highest cumulative average in the Native University 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 SNP (or previously, the Grand River Polytechnical Institute) who has the highest cumulative average at the University.
Donor(s):
Family, friends, and colleagues of Lillian MacDonald and Dr. Jack MacDonald
Qualification(s): Entering students coming from the Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP).
Amount: 1 award of $900
Jim Stokman Memorial Scholarship [I0386]
Mrs. Stokman and family, including her sons Nick (O.A.C.'77) and Andrew (O.A.C.'84) have established this award in memory of her husband and their father to recognize his lifetime contribution to the family farm. Apply by May 15th to the OAC Awards Office with a letter that indicates rural background and demonstrated community/student involvement both during high school and the first two semesters of University.
Donor(s):
Mrs. Jim Stokman
Qualification(s): Available to O.A.C. students who have completed 5.0 credits with at least 'B' average in one of the following programs: B.Sc.(Agr.), B.Comm., B.Sc. or B.Sc.(Env.). Students must have come from a rural background and have demonstrated community/student involvement both during high school and the first two semesters of University.
Amount: 1 award of $500
Joerg and Franzis Leiss Horticultural Scholarship [I0565]
Selection will be based on the highest cumulative average in the horticulture (HORT) courses normally taken in years 1 and 2. In the event of a tie, financial need may be considered. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Mr. Joerg Leiss, O.A.C. '63
Qualification(s): Students with a minimum cumulative average of 75% who have completed at least 10.0 credits and are currently registered in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Horticultural Science or Environmental Science.
Amount: 1 award of $2,500
John A. Archibald Memorial Scholarship [I0014]
Awarded in memory of John A. Archibald, former Director of the Horticultural Research Institute of Ontario. Apply by May 15 to the O.A.C. Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) with a letter (not more than two pages) listing courses taken that demonstrate your interest in soil or land science and an outline of your participation in extracurricular activities. 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. Selection will be based on cumulative GPA. Students may only receive this award once.
Donor(s):
The friends and associates of the late John A. Archibald
Qualification(s): OAC students registered in the Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management with a major in Environmental Management; Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences; Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Honours Agriculture or a major in Crop, Horticulture and Turfgrass Sciences; or Bachelor of Science with a major in Plant Science who demonstrate involvement in extracurricular activities and who have completed a minimum of 8.0 credits and a maximum of 14.0 credits. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate an interest in soil or land science.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
John Burton Scholarship [I0642]
Established by Dr. John Burton, BSA 1962, a former faculty member in the Department of Animal Biosciences. Selection will be based on involvement with and contribution to the horse industry, future career aspirations in the horse industry sector and participation in community activities. Preference will be given to student who have demonstrated leadership ability within the student body. Apply by May 15 to the OAC Awards Office with a letter, of no more than two-pages, outlining involvement with and contributions to the horse industry, career aspirations, and extracurricular involvements. Awarded in the fall semester.
Donor(s):
Dr. John Burton
Qualification(s): Students registered in any program offered by the OAC who have completed between 10.0 and 12.0 credits with a minimum 70% average
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
John Deere Foundation of Canada Scholarship [I0516]
Established through the generosity of The John Deere Foundation of Canada to recognize academic excellence. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
The John Deere Foundation of Canada
Qualification(s): Student registered in the B.Sc.Agr (Food Agriculture and Resource Economics),B.Sc.(Agr.) Agronomy, B.A. (Food Agriculture and Resource Economics), or B.Comm (Agricultural Business) program who has completed a minimum of 15.0 credits. Selection will be based on the student with the highest cumulative average. A student may be receive this award once only.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
John Eccles Scholarship [I0093]
Apply to Student Financial Services, by May 15, with a letter highlighting leadership abilities through participation on residence life. Providing a reference letter would be an asset.
Donor(s):
Student Housing Services
Qualification(s): Full-time student registered in semester 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 and living in residence in the Winter semester who has a cumulative 80% average or who is in the top 10% of his/her program. The recipient must have demonstrated responsibility and leadership qualities through participation in residence related activities. Residence Life Staff and paid members of Interhall Council and Hall Councils are not eligible.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
John Partanen Scholarship [I0785]
Selection will be based on high academic achievement and volunteer service to the community service. Apply to the OAC Awards Office by May 15th, with a letter of no more than 2 pages outlining volunteer service to the community.
Donor(s):
John Partanen Estate
Qualification(s): Students registered in the BSc(Agr) program who have completed a minimum of 10.0 credits
Amount: 1 award of $1,250
Joseph Arlen Memorial Prize in Horticulture [C0330]
Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Mrs. Judy Arlen
Qualification(s): Student graduating from the B.Sc.(Agr.) program with an interest in Horticultural Science with the highest cumulative average in all semesters
Amount: 1 award of $500
Kae and Gordon Skinner Memorial Scholarship [C0258]
Provided by the late Kae Stalker Skinner (Mac '30) and Gordon Skinner (O.A.C.'24), former Registrar of the Ontario Institute of Agrologists. Consideration will be given to participation in the Student Branch of the Ontario Institute of Agrologists. Apply to the O.A.C. Awards Office by April 1 with a letter demonstrating contributions to agrology.
Donor(s):
The estates of the late Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Skinner
Qualification(s): O.A.C. student graduating from the B.Sc.(Agr.), B.SC., or B.Comm. programs who has made a significant contribution to developing an understanding of the profession of agrology among fellow students.
Amount: 1 award of $500
Kenneth W. Hammond Scholarship [I0045]
Student with the highest grade in the course ENVS*2070 “Environmental Perspectives and Human Choices.” Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Kenneth W. Hammond
Qualification(s): Students who have completed the course Environmental Perspectives and Human Choices ENVS*2070
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Kevin Durie Memorial Scholarship [I0653]
Established in memory of Kevin Durie, BA ’93, by his family and friends. Selection will be based on demonstration of outstanding service as a Residence Life staff member and volunteer . Apply by January 15th to the Director, Student Housing Services with a letter of reference from a member of the Residence Life management team and a personal statement of up to 500 words that outlines time commitment and types of volunteer activities undertaken as well as an indication of how their volunteer activities and participation as a Residence Life staff member are valuable and rewarding experiences.
Donor(s):
Christine Blake-Durie
Qualification(s): Students who are registered in any degree program on the University of Guelph campus, are a member of Residence Life staff and are academically eligible to continue as a Residence Assistant or as part of Residence Life staff.
Amount: 2 awards of $1,000
Kip Hunter Prize [I0139]
For the best essay, written by an undergraduate in a philosophy course. The essay may be either a required assignment for a course (in which case either the student or the instructor may submit it) or it may be specially prepared for the competition. Submission of essays is to the Chair, Department of Philosophy, by May 1
Donor(s):
Faculty, students and staff of the Philosophy Department
Qualification(s): Any undergraduate who has registered for a philosophy course during the academic year in which the prize is awarded.
Amount: 1 Book prize
Lambda Foundation Scholarship in LBGT Studies [I0591]
This award is provided to encourage research on the subject of lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgendered (LBGT) peoples. The scholarship is based upon areas of research pertaining to the history, contributions, and issues by or about LBGT peoples. Preference will be given to an applicant who is involved in the LBGT community as demonstrated by a record of volunteer activities, active civil society memberships, or as attested by a letter of recommendation from a community group, or evidenced by related previous academic pursuits. This scholarship may be awarded to a given student only once. Projects must have been completed or research proposals accepted within the past calendar year. Apply to the Dean of Arts by December 15th including the research proposal or completed project, curriculum vitae, and any supporting letters referencing involvement in the LBGT community and/or faculty support.
Donor(s):
Lambda Foundation and other donors
Qualification(s): Students enrolled in a program with a thesis, a research essay, independent research project or course work programs pertaining to lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgendered (LBGT) studies, as broadly defined by the applicant.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Leonard Conolly Exchange Student Scholarship [I0446]
Established by students, faculty, staff and friends to honour Prof. Leonard Conolly, professor of drama, Chair of the Department of Drama, 1981-88, and Associate Vice-President Academic, 1988-1992. Apply to the Centre for International Programs by April 5, for visiting during the subsequent Fall or Winter semesters. 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.
Donor(s):
Students, staff, faculty and friends of Dr. Leonard Connolly
Qualification(s): Full-time visiting exchange student, 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
Linda S. Allen Memorial Graduation Prize [C0914]
This award was established in memory of Linda S. Allen, who served many years as a program counsellor for the BSc program and as an instructor of mathematics and statistics, receiving the Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising Medallion, on the occasion of its second awarding in 2005. She worked tirelessly to help countless students, but she was especially supportive of students who had suffered setbacks and were working to get their programs back on track. She was also a wonderful mentor to younger program counsellors. The recipient will be the student who best demonstrates tenacity and persistence in overcoming significant circumstances during their studies. This student will best demonstrate their hard work in overcoming a significant issue and took the necessary steps to get their academic careers on track as evidenced by the fact that they are graduating. If two or more students demonstrate significant circumstances in pursuit of their degree, the student graduating with the highest cumulative average over their last four semesters (10 credits) will be chosen. Apply to Student Financial Services by April 1 with a letter of no more than 500 words that summarizes significant obstacles overcome in pursuit of the degree and include a letter of reference from a program counsellor, departmental advisor, instructor or other individual who can speak to the demonstrated tenacity and persistence required to overcome the significant obstacle(s).
Donor(s):
Brian Allen, Family, Friends and Colleagues of Linda S. Allen
Qualification(s): Students graduating from any degree program in June or from the previous February or October convocations with a minimum 70% cumulative average.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Marion McKenzie Scholarships for Outstanding Achievement in History [I0470]
These prizes have been established in memory of Marion McKenzie (1905-1994), a teacher who had a love of learning and a continuing curiosity about the world both past and present. These are awarded to the top student in each of the required core courses in the History program (HIST*1050, HIST*2450,) in the previous academic year. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Dr. James Snell and Mrs. Leslie Snell
Qualification(s): Students who have completed one of the following required core courses in History: HIST*1050 and HIST*2450. The recipient for HIST*1050 must have completed no more than 5.0 credits; the recipient for HIST*2450, no more than 10.0 credits and be in the specialization in History.
Amount: 2 awards of $1,000
Nathan Max Goldman Choir Scholarships [I0774]
Established in honour of Mr. Goldman, an OAC graduate (1945 and 1947) and former President of the Philharmonia Society at the University of Guelph. The scholarships will support two students who demonstrate outstanding leadership and vision in the Symphonic Choir and / or the Chamber Choir. One award will be available to a student in each choir and will be given to the candidate who best combines high vocal achievement and choral leadership. A vocal audition may be required. In the event that there is more than one suitable candidate, the student who is a majoring in Music will be given preference, and thereafter, the student with the highest cumulative average. No application is required as a recommendation by Choir Director will be made to the SOFAM Awards Committee.
Donor(s):
Mrs. Anne Goldman and the family of Nathan Max Goldman
Qualification(s): Students registered in any degree program who are currently a member of the University of Guelph Symphonic Choir and / or the Chamber Choir and have been a member of the University of Guelph Choirs for at least two years.
Amount: 2 awards of $1,000
Nick Westwood Memorial Scholarship in Spectroscopy [I0982]
In recognition of Professor Nick Westwood’s enduring contributions to the field of Molecular Spectroscopy, and his devotion to academic development and achievement at all levels, his family, friends and Department of Chemistry colleagues have established this award to honour his memory. Selection will be based on the highest grade in CHEM*2070 Structure and Spectroscopy. In the event of a tie, the award will go to the student with the highest cumulative average. Application not required.
Donor(s):
Staff, faculty and friends of the Department of Chemistry
Qualification(s): Students registered in any degree program with a minimum 80% cumulative average who have obtained a minimum of 80% in CHEM*2070 Structure and Spectroscopy.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Norman McCollum Dairy Scholarship [I0815]
Norman McCollum, Diploma Agriculture ’66, past president of OACAA and retired employee of the Guelph Turfgrass Institute has created this $1500 scholarship through the OAC Alumni Foundation in recognition of his valued friendship with Glenhome Jersey Farm. Selection will be based on highest cumulative average. Apply to the OAC Awards office by May 15, with a letter stating intent to return to the family dairy farm or pursue a career in the dairy industry.
Donor(s):
Norman McCollum c/o The OAC Alumni Foundation
Qualification(s): Students registered in the B.Sc. (Agr) program, the B.Sc. Animal Biology major, or the B.Comm. Food and Agricultural Business major who have completed 10.0 credits and have declared an intent to return to the family dairy farm or purse a career in the dairy industry.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
O.A.C. '55 Scholarships [I0064]
Provided by the class of O.A.C. '55. Recipients will have made an outstanding contribution to College life through academic proficiency and participation in extracurricular activities and can be considered to have done the most for the College, for fellow students and in their personal development. Apply by May 15 to the OAC Dean's Office (Awards) with a letter outlining your participation in Class/College/University activities. Awarded in the fall semester.
Donor(s):
O.A.C. '55
Qualification(s): Students registered in any O.A.C. degree program or students registered in the B.ENG. program that have completed a minimum of 10.0 with at least a 70% cumulative average.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
O.A.C. Centennial Graduate Prizes [C0209]
The Ontario Agricultural College celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 1974. Many organizations and companies associated with the agricultural industry provided funds in conjunction with the Centennial activities. Funds have been established in perpetuity as a permanent commemoration of the Centennial of the College. Apply to OAC Awards Office by April 1 with a letter outlining extracurricular activities. Selection will be based on academic achievement in semesters 7 and 8, as well as participation in extracurricular activities throughout the student's university career.
Donor(s):
Dean, O.A.C.
Qualification(s): Students graduating from a degree program administered by the Ontario Agricultural College and who plan to pursue graduate studies in any department or school of the Ontario Agricultural College in the year of baccalaureate graduation. The fellowship will be based on academic achievement in semesters 7 and 8, as well as participation in extracurricular activities throughout the student's university career.
Amount: 1 award of $2,200
O.A.C. Students' Federation Medal [C0217]
Application is not required.
Donor(s):
O.A.C.
Qualification(s): Graduating student in an undergraduate degree program in a major in an O.A.C. department who has been an outstanding leader in student activities at the College level throughout his or her University career.
Amount: 1 award of a Medal
OAC’45 Public Speaking Scholarship [I0200]
Offered by the Class of '45 O.A.C., on the occasion of their 40th anniversary. Apply with a one page letter summarizing public speaking experience to the OAC Awards Office by May 15. Selection will be based on demonstrated excellence and effort in public speaking within or outside of the University of Guelph (i.e. TEDx, Toastmasters, 4-H, community events).
Donor(s):
Mr. Aubrey Hagar
Qualification(s): Students who have completed a minimum of 15.0 credits in any program offered by OAC.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
Ontario Agri Business Scholarship [I0101]
Apply to the OAC Awards Committee (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by May 15 with a letter (no more than two page) outlining your participation in extracurricular activities. Please include the Award Name and ID in the subject line of your email and on your application. Please also include your student ID on your application. Selection will be based on academic achievement (measured by your cumulative average) and participation in extracurricular activities during your Undergraduate Degree.
Donor(s):
Ontario Agri Business Association
Qualification(s): Students who have completed between 10.0-15.0 credits in the B.Sc.(Agr.) program.
Amount: 1 award of $500
Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention Gary Ireland Memorial Scholarship [I0773]
Selection will be based on a demonstrated interest in horticulture/vegetable production and academic standing. Apply by May 15 to the OAC Awards Committee (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by letter (no more than 2 pages) outlining the horticulture/vegetable production courses you have taken and include any work related experience. Please include the award name and ID number in the subject line of your email and on your application.
Donor(s):
Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention
Qualification(s): Students registered in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in: Crop, Horticulture and Turfgrass; or Organic Agriculture; or Honours Agriculture OR in the Bachelor of Science with a major in Plant Science who have completed a minimum of 8.0 credits with a minimum 70% cumulative average.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
Ottawa Valley Agri Business Association Scholarship [I0858]
Apply to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by May 15 with a two page letter outlining your participation in extra-curricular activities and your demonstrated academic achievement and your interest in animal science, crop production, soil science or agricultural economics. Please include the Award Name and ID in the subject line of your email and on your application. Please also include your student ID on your application. Selection will be based on outstanding academic merit and participation in extra-curricular activities.
Donor(s):
Ottawa Valley Retail Feed & Seed Dealers Association
Qualification(s): OAC students who: 1. Are registered in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; the Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Food and Agricultural Business; or the Bachelor of Science with a major in Animal Biology programs; 2. Have completed 4.0 to 15.0 credits and who have demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activities as well as academic interest and achievement in animal science, crop production, soil science or agricultural economics; 3. Are from Eastern Ontario (Ottawa-Carleton, Dundas-Glengarry-Stormont, Lanark, Prescott-Russell, Leeds & Grenville, Lennox & Addington, Frontenac and Renfrew counties).
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Ottawa-Carleton 1983 International Ploughing Match (O.A.C.) Scholarship [I0227]
Apply, by May 15, to the O.A.C. Awards Committee with a letter outlining extracurricular activities.
Donor(s):
Ottawa-Carleton International Ploughing Match Committee 1983
Qualification(s): Students from the City of Ottawa who have completed between 5.0 and 9.75 credits in the in the B.Sc.(Agr.) program and who have a minimum cumulative average of 70%.
Amount: 1 award of $1,700
Parrish and Heimbecker Scholarship (formerly known as Heimbecker Scholarship in Entrepreneurship) [I0388]
Parrish and Heimbecker, Limited is a private, family owned business, founded in 1909 involved in many aspects of agri-business across Canada. This scholarship was established to honour Herb Heimbecker's service and contribution to the agri-food industry in Canada. Apply by May 15 to the OAC Awards Committee at oacaward@uoguelph.ca with a resume demonstrating the students’ level of involvement with the agricultural and food industry. 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 ID number on your application. Selection will be based on demonstrated commitment to the agricultural and food industry measured by the approximate number of hours a student has dedicated per week to work and/or extracurricular and/or volunteer activities related to the agricultural and food industry during their Undergraduate degree.
Donor(s):
Friends and Associates of Herb Heimbecker
Qualification(s): Students registered in any OAC program, whom have completed a minimum of 10 credits who have demonstrated their passion and commitment to the agricultural and food industry through their extracurricular and/or volunteer activities during their Undergraduate degree and who aspire to have a career in the agricultural and food industry.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Priscilla and Stanford Reid Trust Prize [I0597]
Established in honour the first chair of the History Department, Stanford Reid, and his wife, Priscilla Reid to acknowledge the best paper written about the history of Presbyterianism and/or the Reformed tradition. Apply, by April 1, with a copy of the paper and a covering letter including contact information to the Department of History Awards Chair.
Donor(s):
Priscilla and Stanford Reid Trust Fund
Qualification(s): Any student submitting an essay on the history of Presbyterianism and/or Reformed tradition.
Amount: 1 award of $500
Professional Staff Association Future Leader Scholarship [I1132]
This scholarship is provided to students whose leadership involvement makes a positive impact at the University of Guelph and/or the broader community. Apply by email to awards@uoguelph.ca by May 15 with one letter of reference and a personal statement (max 500 words) outlining the time commitment, impact, and types of activities undertaken as well as an indication of how these activities were a valuable and rewarding leadership experience. Applicants must also submit the name of their immediate family member for verification that they are part of the Professional/Managerial Group of the University, and/or retired Professional/Managerial Group of the University of Guelph. Selection will be based on the student’s demonstrated involvement in leadership activities on campus or off campus that result in positive community impact. The selection committee will consider how the student’s participation, initiative and efforts positively impacts the University of Guelph community and/or their broader community. In the event of a tie, the student with the highest cumulative average will be awarded. This award may not be held more than once.
Donor(s):
The Professional Staff Association (PSA)
Qualification(s): Students registered in any program who demonstrate involvement in leadership opportunities that result in positive community impact, and who are from the immediate family of full-time, part-time, contractual or retired members of the Professional/Managerial Group at the University of Guelph. Preference will be given to a student that has not received the Professional Staff Association Scholarship in the same year.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
Professional Staff Association Scholarship [I0628]
This scholarship is provided to students with the highest cumulative average. Apply to Student Financial Services by May 15 by sending an email to awards@uoguelph.ca and include the name of the family member of the Professional/Managerial Group of the University, and/or retired Professional/Managerial Group of the University of Guelph. This award may be held more than once,however, not in consecutive years. Preference will be given to students of current or retired P.S.A. members. Selection will be based on highest cumulative average.
Donor(s):
Professional Staff Association
Qualification(s): Full-time students who are from the immediate family, part-time or contractual Professional/Managerial Group employees of the University , and/or retired Professional/Managerial Group of the University of Guelph who have completed at least 5.0 credits and have a minimum 70% cumulative average.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
Project Hero Scholarship [I0979]
The University of Guelph is proud to participate in Project Hero. Project Hero started in 2009 by Retired General Rick Hillier and Honorary Lt. Colonel Kevin Reed and is a unique program providing undergraduate scholarships to children of fallen soldiers. Canadian citizens/permanent residents entering or registered full-time in any degree program who are dependent children of a member of the Canadian Armed Forces personnel deceased while serving in an active mission or First Responder personnel deceased during active duty . “Dependent” children are under the age of 26. The restriction of 25 years does not apply to a physically or mentally disabled child who is over 25 years of age and who had this condition and was a dependent of the employee before the age of 26. Eligibility to participate in this program will be determined by Canadian Armed Forces criteria through confirmation from the Department of National Defense or in the case of First Responders, through the supporting documentation submitted. This award can be held with the University of Guelph Entrance Scholarship, however, students who receive other Entrance Awards (scholarship or bursaries) will have the value of the Project Hero reduced by the value(s) of the other award(s). You can apply for this scholarship by sending an email to awards@uoguelph.ca indicating that you are a dependent child of a member of the Canadian Armed Forces personnel deceased while serving in an active mission and include your parent's full name OR you are a dependent child of a First Responder personnel deceased during active duty; include supporting documentation confirming the parent perished during active duty as well as confirmation of death. Once approved for this scholarship, you do not need to re-apply.
Donor(s):
University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Canadian citizens/permanent residents entering or registered full-time in any degree program who are dependent children of a member of the Canadian Armed Forces personnel deceased while serving in an active mission or First Responder personnel deceased during active duty.
Amount: Several awards that include tuition and fees for up to Bachelor of Arts, plus $8000 toward 1st year living expenses
R.J. Watford Prize [C0304]
Recipients will have shown proficiency in the poultry courses in semesters 4 to 8. The student shall have a genuine interest in the poultry industry and special consideration will be given to a student who indicates a desire to establish some form of poultry production or who seeks employment in the poultry industry. Apply to the O.A.C. Awards Office by April 1 with a letter demonstrating poultry interests.
Donor(s):
R.J. Watford
Qualification(s): Students graduating from a program offered by the O.A.C with a demonstrated interest in the poultry industry.
Amount: 1 award of $500
R.W. (Bob) Pawley Scholarship [I0231]
Apply by May 15 to the OAC Dean's Office (Awards) with a letter outlining your active participation or involvement in production agriculture. Awarded in the fall semester.
Donor(s):
Mr. Robert W. Pawley, O.A.C. '39
Qualification(s): Student registered in the B.Sc.(Agr.) program with at least 10.0 credits completed and who demonstrates active participation or involvement in production agriculture.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
RB Palmer Horticultural Scholarship [I1083]
These scholarships were established by RB Palmer in support of students who are interested in plant breeding, plant genetics and horticulture. RB Palmer was particularly inspired by Ornamental Horticulture, lilies and gladiolas in particular. Apply by May 15 to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) with a letter (no more than two pages) listing the courses you have completed that demonstrate your interest in horticulture, plant genetics or plant breeding. Selection will be based on highest cumulative average.
Donor(s):
RB Palmer Horticultural Fund
Qualification(s): Students registered in a a program offered by the Ontario Agricultural College who demonstrate an interest in horticulture, plant genetics or plant breeding. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate an interest in Ornamental Horticulture.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Robert Harcourt Scholarships [I0121]
Established, by the estate of Mrs. R. Harcourt in memory of the late Dr. Robert Harcourt. Selection will be based on highest cumulative averages for those entering year 3 and year 4. One scholarship will be awarded to year 3 entering students and one to year 4 entering students. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Estate of Mrs. R. Harcourt
Qualification(s): Students entering year 3 having completed 9.0 credits and year 4 having completed 14.0 credits in a program offered by the School of Environmental Sciences.
Amount: 2 awards of $750
Robert McCann Memorial Scholarship [I0184]
Mrs. Edward McCann offers this scholarship in memory of her son. Apply to the O.A.C. Awards Office with a letter by May 15.
Donor(s):
Mrs. Edward McCann in honour of her son
Qualification(s): Student who has completed the 4th semester level and entering the 5th semester level with an interest in agroecosystem management. The student must have obtained 70% standing at the end of the 4th semester level and must have been active in student activities.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Ross Jones Memorial Prize [C0147]
In memory of Ross Jones, '71 O.A.C., his friends, colleagues and classmates. Apply with a letter by April 1 to the O.A.C. Awards Office, OAC Dean's Office.
Donor(s):
Year '71 O.A.C.
Qualification(s): Graduating student who demonstrates the greatest potential in the area of Weed Science.
Amount: 1 award of $600
Samuel Carr Prize [C0048]
Offered from the estate of Samuel Leister Carr. Apply by letter to the O.A.C. Awards Committee by April 1.
Donor(s):
The estate of the late Samuel Lester Carr
Qualification(s): Student completing the requirements for the B.Sc.(Agr.) program with a minimum of 70% standing in semester levels 7 and 8 and who has demonstrated willingness to assume responsibility and leadership in College and community activities. Preference will be given to candidates who, upon graduation, take an active part in the operation of a farm, that are involved with the management and day-to-day operation of the farm , farm related business, or horticultural enterprise and who have a capital investment in the farm or business.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
Scotiabank Scholarships in Leadership [I0834]
Apply to the Department of Management Awards Committee by May 15 with: 1) A 500 word personal statement describing the impact of their leadership practice in a non-profit setting including the benefits both to the student and to the organization; 2) Reference letter(s) from the organization(s) in which the leadership practice took place. In the event of a tie, the award will go to the student with the highest cumulative average. Please submit your application by email to: dom.awards@uoguelph.
Donor(s):
Scotiabank
Qualification(s): Students who have completed the Foundations of Leadership course (HROB*2010) and either completed the required 120 hours of leadership practice for the undergraduate Certificate in Leadership in a non-profit setting or are registered in the Leadership and Organizational Management major of the BComm program and have demonstrated exceptional leadership in a no-profit setting.
Amount: 5 awards of $1,000
Shur-Gain, Nutreco Canada Inc. Scholarship [I0307]
Provided by Shur-Gain, a member of Nutreco Canada Inc. to a student that demonstrates high academic achievement and evidence of leadership and contribution to the university and/or community life. Apply by May 15 to the O.A.C. Awards Office with a letter of not more than 2 pages outlining leadership contributions. Awarded in the fall semester.
Donor(s):
Shur-Gain
Qualification(s): Students registered in Animal Science or Animal Biology majors who have completed between 8.0 and 11.0 credits.
Amount: 1 award of $750
Sports Media and Sports Broadcasting Scholarships [I1035]
Apply by May 15th to Student Financial Services by submitting a one page letter outlining sports media or sports broadcasting experience in the past year. Letters can be emailed to awards@uoguelph.ca. Selection is based on highest cumulative average. If no applications are received preference will be given to a student minoring in Media and Cinema Studies and who have the highest GPA.
Donor(s):
Rogers Media Inc.
Qualification(s): Students registered in any program who have demonstrated experience in sports media and sports broadcasting. Preference to students involved in on campus activities in the sports media and/or sports broadcasting areas. To be awarded to an undergraduate student first, then to a graduate student if no undergraduate students apply.
Amount: 2 awards of $2,500
Stephanie Wilken Volunteer Scholarship [I0449]
Established by the Wilken family in memory of Stephanie Wilken, BA 1995. Apply to Student Financial Services with letter indicating the kind and extent of volunteer activities at the Wellness Centre by October 1. Selection committee is the Senate Committee on Awards on the recommendation of the Student Wellness Educator at the Wellness Centre.
Donor(s):
Bev and Darlene Wilken
Qualification(s): Student registered in any undergraduate degree program, who has been a volunteer for at least two semesters at the Wellness Centre. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic performance in all courses to date and volunteer work at the Wellness Centre.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Summerlee Humanitarian Scholarships [I0964]
The Summerlee Humanitarian Scholarships are dedicated in the name of the seventh vice-chancellor of the University of Guelph, Dr. Alastair Summerlee. These scholarships reward students who have significantly engaged in humanitarian issues of global importance and provide them with a further opportunity to continue their work and build connections that lead to lasting change. Interested students should apply by March 1st to Student Financial Services with a letter describing i) how their past activities significantly furthered humanitarian efforts (maximum 500 words) and ii) how they intend to continue to make an impact on a global level (maximum 500 words). The letter must be accompanied by two letters of reference as well as a budget that includes fundraising goals and outlines the cost of their planned international travel and/or conference attendance (if applicable). Five students will be selected based on their ability to demonstrate significant past humanitarian efforts, potential to make further impact based on their proposed international plans (including budget and fundraising goals), and strength of reference letters. Preference will be for one of these awards to go to a varsity athlete (varsity athletes should self-identify in their letter). While applicants who demonstrate past significant impacts in improving local communities/groups will be considered, preference will be given to applicants with strong previous proven international humanitarian efforts. Recipients must adhere to the University of Guelph’s Safe Travel Policy.
Donor(s):
The Angel Gabriel Foundation
Qualification(s): Students registered in any program with no more than 17.0 credits completed who have demonstrated a commitment to humanitarian efforts including but not limited to those affecting refugees, displaced persons, and populations affected by conflict and natural disasters through volunteer positions, prior employment and/or extra-curricular activities; and who wish to expand their humanitarian efforts internationally to either assist or advocate on behalf of these groups and/or participate in a conference dealing with these issues.
Amount: 5 awards of $10,000 ($5,000 in each of the fall and winter semesters) , plus an additional up to $4,000 to support travel costs
Susan Travers Memorial Scholarship [I0975]
Established by friends, family and colleagues in Alumni Affairs and Development in Memory of Susan Travers. Susan believed in the value of education. She worked for the University of Guelph as a member of Alumni Affairs and Development and in the Department of Business. She not only encouraged her children to pursue post-secondary education, but led by example, pursuing her university degree as a mature student. Preference will be given to students registered in CSAHS and LANG. Selection will be based on highest cumulative average. No application required.
Donor(s):
The staff in Alumni Affairs and Development and Friends
Qualification(s): Students who were accepted to the University of Guelph as a “mature student” applicant and who are currently registered in any degree program.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
T.K. Warley Agrifood Policy Prize [I0212]
Established by Prof. T.K. Warley, former Chair of the Department of Food Agriculture and Resource Economics and a faculty member of the Ontario Agricultural College from 1970 to 1991. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Professor T.K. Warley
Qualification(s): Student providing the best term paper written on a public policy issue relating to the agrifood system or rural society in courses such as AGEC*3030 Price and Production Analysis, AGEC*4000 Agricultural and Food Policy, and AGEC*4720 Special Study in Food Agriculture and Resource Economics.
Amount: 1 award of $500
Thomas H. Peters Scholarship [I0233]
Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Friends and associates of Thomas H. Peters
Qualification(s): Student in any academic program of the University who has completed courses in Land Reclamation (e.g. CROP*2280, SOIL*3200), with a minimum 10.0 credits completed. Applicants must have a minimum of 70% cumulative average and have demonstrated an interest and aptitude in the area of crops and land reclamation.
Amount: 1 award of $500
Toronto District Beekeeper's Association Scholarship [I0285]
A scholarship is offered by the Toronto District Beekeepers Association in memory of the late Hugh McLeod, past chair of the Association. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Mr. Jack Robinson
Qualification(s): The recipient will have good academic standing, have participated in extracurricular activities, and demonstrated a keen interest in beekeeping.
Amount: 1 award of $500
United Steelworkers Local 4120 Scholarship [I0293]
Apply to Student Financial Services by January 31 and provide the name of the USWA member and relationship to the applicant. If there is more than one eligible candidate, the award will go to the one who has attained the highest relative class standing in his or her previous full-time semester.
Donor(s):
United Steelworkers LU4120
Qualification(s): Student who is a member or former member, or who is from the immediate family of a member of United Steelworkers LU 4120, and who is entering semester 2, 3, or 4 of a degree or diploma program in the Winter semester with a minimum 70% cumulative average.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
University of Guelph Alumni Legacy Scholarship [I0735]
Funded through donations made to the University of Guelph Alumni Memorial Fund in memory of deceased alumni. The recipient will be selected based on academic achievement and volunteer contributions to the University of Guelph community. Apply to Student Financial Services by May 15 with a cover letter indicating name, degree and year of graduation of alumna/alumnus relative and a resume or summary of leadership and volunteer contributions to the University of Guelph community.
Donor(s):
Various donors c/o University of Guelph Alumni Association Memorial Fund
Qualification(s): Students registered in any degree or associate diploma program at any campus of the University of Guelph who have completed a minimum of one year of full-time studies with both a minimum cumulative average of 75% and demonstrated volunteer leadership, and who are immediate relatives (child, grandchild, great-grandchild, sibling or parent) of an alumna/us of the University of Guelph or its founding colleges.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
University of Guelph Retirees Association Scholarship [I0569]
Established in 2007 to acknowledge in-course student achievement. The student having the highest cumulative average will be selected and in the event of a tie, the student with the highest average in the last two semesters of full-time studies will be chosen. Apply by May 15th to Student Financial Services with a letter indicating name of and relationship to a retiree of the University of Guelph. Recipients cannot hold this scholarship and another scholarship greater than $1,500 at the same time.
Donor(s):
University of Guelph Retirees Association (U.G.R.A.)
Qualification(s): Students with a minimum cumulative average of 75% registered in a degree program who are related to a retiree of the University of Guelph as child, grand child or great grand child who have not held the scholarship before.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
Van Stralen and Van Der Hoeven Memorial Scholarship [I0296]
The scholarship will be awarded to the student who has demonstrated academic achievement and exemplary leadership. Apply by May 15th to Student Financial Services by emailing awards@uoguelph.ca a one-page summary demonstrating leadership skills gained through participation in extracurricular activities, both within the university and the broader community. Preference will be given to students who have completed between 3 and 10 credits at the time of application for the award.
Donor(s):
Mr. & Mrs. J. Van Stralen & family and Mr. & Mrs. Hans Van Der Hoeven & family
Qualification(s): Students registered in any program who have achieved a minimum of 80% cumulative average and participated in extra- curricular activities.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
W. Harold Minshall Scholarship [I0451]
Provided by Dr. W.H. Minshall (O.A.C.'33). Apply by May 15th to the OAC Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) with a summary of participation in extracurricular activities and demonstrated interest and aptitude in crop protection of no more than two pages. Please include your name, student ID number and the name of the award on your application. This award may only be held once.
Donor(s):
O.A.C. Alumni Foundation on behalf of Dr. W.H. Minshall
Qualification(s): O.A.C. students in the B.Sc.(Agr.), B.Sc.(Env.) or B.Sc. degree programs who have completed minimum of 15 credits, and one of the following courses in the previous fall, winter or summer semester: CROP*4240, ENVS*3020, ENVS*3210, ENVS*4100, ENVS*4180, and ENVS*4190.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
W.C. Winegard Medal [C0311]
The W.C. Winegard Medal is the most prestigious and top convocation award presented to an undergraduate student at the University of Guelph. Named for former University President Dr. William Winegard, the medal is awarded in recognition of both academic achievement and contributions to the university and community life. One student will be nominated by each College Awards Committee. The Senate Honours and Awards Committee will make the final selection and the medal will be awarded at Convocation in June. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
The Board of Governors' of the University
Qualification(s): Students who are graduating in June, or who have graduated in the previous two convocations who excels both academically and in contributions made to the university and community life.
Amount: 1 award of a Gold medal
W.H. Waddell Prize [C0300]
Established by Professor W.H. Waddell. Apply to the O.A.C. Awards Office by April 1 with a letter demonstrating interest in Crop Science.
Donor(s):
Professor W.H. Waddell
Qualification(s): Graduating student in the Agronomy major who has a high academic standing in plant breeding and in genetics and has demonstrated an interest in Crop Science.
Amount: 1 award of $350
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 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 award of a Medal
Warren Stein Memorial Scholarship [I0955]
Apply by May 15th to the OAC awards committee (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) with a letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining your studies related to swine. Please include the name of the award and the award ID number in the subject line of your email and on your letter. Selection will be based on the highest cumulative average.
Donor(s):
Canadian Swine Breeders Association
Qualification(s): Students registered in any program offered by OAC who have completed 10.0 credits or more and who are engaged in swine related studies.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
William A. Brechin Scholarship [I0574]
Established to honour the work of Maryon Brechin's husband, O.A.C. '36, who dedicated his career to soil and water quality concerns. Students must have a demonstrated interest and competence in soil and water quality issues such as employment or extracurricular experience in promoting environmental protection of soil and water resources. Apply by May 15 to the O.A.C. Awards Office (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) by letter of not more than two pages. 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):
Maryon Brechin
Qualification(s): Any student registered in a major offered by the School of Environmental Sciences who has completed a minimum 15.0 course credits.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
William Godfrey Memorial Scholarship in Horticultural Science [I0111]
In memory of William Godfrey, '33 O.A.C. Apply to the O.A.C. Awards Office by May 15. .
Donor(s):
The late Mrs. Lisabel Godfrey
Qualification(s): Student with and interest in Horticultural Science who has completed semester 4 or 6 with a minimum of 70% standing, who has participated in extracurricular activities and who has an interest in tree fruit production. The scholarship is payable in 2 installments with the second installment conditional upon the student obtaining a minimum of 70% standing in semester 5 and 6 or registering in a graduate program in Horticultural Science as applicable.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
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