XI. Special Study Opportunities

Open Learning

Open Learning and Educational Support Scholarships/Bursaries

Open Learning Bursary
This bursary has been established by faculty, staff and friends of Open Learning and Educational Support (OpenEd). The funds are intended to provide support for non-degree students who are enrolled in the Open Learning program (courses, certificates and diplomas) and in need of financial assistance. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents who can demonstrate significant financial need. Visit the Financial Assistance page on the OpenEd website for more information.
Equine Science Certificate Scholarship
This scholarship covers the cost of tuition for one course in the Equine Science Certificate program. The scholarship is available to Open Learning program students who have completed two courses in the program with a minimum cumulative average of 80%. Applications must be sent to Equine Guelph by February 12 each year. The application must include a short essay (maximum of two pages) that outlines the value of the program. Students may receive the scholarship only once.
Virginia L. Gray Memorial Bursary
Virginia L. Gray dedicated 38 years of her life to the University community until her retirement in 2007 as Director, Office of Open Learning. Virginia’s innovative approach to education positioned the University of Guelph to become an international leader in continuing and distance education. Virginia was committed to eliminating barriers to education and to supporting students who had a desire to advance their academic and career goals through education. Family, friends and colleagues of Virginia Gray have established and contributed to the Virginia L. Gray Memorial Bursary as a tribute to her exemplary work. Students interested in enrolling in an Open Learning and Educational Support continuing education or Open Learning program course are eligible to apply. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or Permanent residents. Applications will be reviewed on January 30th and July 30th for upcoming course offerings. Applications must include a letter outlining financial need and academic goals, and must include supporting documentation. Students may receive the bursary only once. Visit the Financial Assistance page on the OpenEd website for more information.
Prof. H.J. Malik Statistics Prize
This $150 prize is provided by family, colleagues and friends in honour of H.J. Malik, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Application is not required for this award. Open Learning program distance education students who have completed the course STAT*2060 - Statistics for Business Decisions with the highest attained grade over 80% in the previous year will automatically be considered for this award. Award consideration takes place in May, following the previous spring, fall or winter semesters.
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