IX. Scholarships and Other Awards

Bachelor of Arts and Science

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
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
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 awards of $5,000
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 Holub Prize [C0973]
Created in honour of University Professor Emeritus, Dr. Bruce Holub. Students registered in the Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences (NANS) major in the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences. Selection will be based on who has achieved the highest grade across the courses listed below.
Donor(s):
Dr. Bruce Holub
Qualification(s): Students who are graduating in June, or who have graduated in the previous 2 convocations with a major in Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences (NANS) and who have completed HK*4360 or HK*4371/2, or HK*4510 or HK*4511/2.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
CASU Volunteer Scholarship [I0865]
Selection will be based on significant contributions to college related extracurricular volunteer activities. Apply to the College of Arts Awards Committee by May 15 with a one page letter outlining extracurricular volunteer experience within the college.
Donor(s):
College of Arts Student Union (CASU)
Qualification(s):  Full-time students registered in any program offered by the College of Arts who have completed a minimum of 4.0 credits and can demonstrate involvement in college related extracurricular volunteer activities.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
CBS Student Council Academic Achievement Scholarship [I0744]
The CBS Student Council provides this scholarship to recognize and further encourage the academic and extracurricular achievements of CBS students. Selection will be based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities and personal essay. Apply to the CBS, Associate Dean Academic Office (cbsada@uoguelph.ca) by May 15 with a completed application form listing academic awards, scholarships, research experience, publications and extra-curricular activities along with a 500 word personal essay outlining how the academic achievements and extra-curricular activities contribute to academic and personal goals. Award may be held only once.
Donor(s):
CBS Student Council
Qualification(s): Full time students registered in a major offered by the College of Biological Science who have completed at least 10.0 credits with a minimum cumulative average of 85%.
Amount: 1 award of $2,500
CBS Student Council Extracurricular Achievement Scholarship [I0745]
The CBS Student Council provides this scholarship to recognize and further encourage the academic and extracurricular achievements of CBS students. Selection will be based on breadth of extra-curricular activities, academic achievement and personal essay. Apply to the CBS, Associate Dean Academic Office (cbsada@uoguelph.caI) by May 15 with a completed application form listing extra-curricular activities, academic awards, scholarships, research experience and publications along with a 500 word personal essay outlining how the extra-curricular activities and academic achievements contribute to academic and personal goals. Award may be held only once.
Donor(s):
CBS Student Council
Qualification(s): Full time students registered in a major offered by the College of Biological Science who have completed at least 10.0 credits with a minimum cumulative average of 80%.
Amount: 1 award of $2,500
CBSAA Student Scholarship [I0885]
Established to recognize academic excellence and extracurricular involvement. Selection will be based on extracurricular involvement and demonstrated strong leadership at the University of Guelph, with a preference for students who are involved in college clubs and activities. This scholarship is not tenable with the CBS Student Council Extracurricular Achievement Scholarship. Apply to CBS, Associate Dean Academic Office (cbsada@uoguelph.ca) including a one page letter of application describing extracurricular involvement on campus by May 15.
Donor(s):
CBS Alumni Association (CBSAA)
Qualification(s): Students registered in any major offered by CBS who have completed between 4.0 and 10.0 credits with a minimum 80% cumulative average.
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
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 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
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
CSAHS Alumni Association CJPP Scholarship [I0974]
This award is for students who are considering careers in the criminal justice field and have demonstrated commitment to public/community service through volunteer involvement. Preference will be given to students who have volunteered in areas related to the criminal justice field. In the event of a tie, the award will be given to the student with the highest cumulative average. Apply to the CSAHS Awards Committee by May 15 with an application letter outlining your volunteer experiences in public/community service with specific reference to volunteer activities related to the criminal justice field (maximum 500 words).
Donor(s):
CSAHS Alumni Association
Qualification(s): Students enrolled in a specialization of the Criminal Justice and Public Policy (CJPP) program with a minimum of 8.0 credits and a maximum of 17.0 credits.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
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
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
Donna Lero Scholarship in Family Services [I0976]
Established by Donna Lero upon her retirement after 42 years as a faculty member in the department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition. Selection will be based on the most significant impact made in support of families through volunteer activities with agencies or services that support families. Apply by May 15 to the Departemtn of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition with a letter of application outlining the impact made in support of families, including interest in pursuing a career in family services and one letter of reference supporting the impact. Students may only hold this award once.
Donor(s):
Donna Lero
Qualification(s): Students registered in any major or minor offered by the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition who have an interest in pursuing a career in family services, have completed a minimum of 12.5 credits and who have volunteered with agencies or services that support families.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Dr. Donald Bruce & Dr. Donna Pennee Arts & Sciences Scholarship [I0931]
Awarded to the student with the highest cumulative average. No application required.
Donor(s):
Dr. Donald Bruce & Dr. Donna Pennee along with support from additional donors.
Qualification(s): Students registered in the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BAS) Program who have completed a minimum of 8.0 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
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
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
Grace Olivia Glofcheskie Memorial Scholarship [I0977]
Established in loving memory of Grace Olivia Glofcheskie (BSc ’13, MSc ’15) and supported by family, friends and peers to honour Grace’s time at U of G. Selection will be based on highest cumulative average. No application required.
Donor(s):
Friends and Family of the Glofcheskies
Qualification(s): Students registered in CBS who have a minimum of 5.0 credits and who are varsity athletes. Preference will be given to students registered in Human Health & Nutritional Sciences.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
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
J.W. Skinner Medal in Social Science [C0260]
Established in honour of the many contributions of Dr. J.W. Skinner, a former Dean of the College of Social Sciences. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Faculty, staff, alumni and students, of the former College of Social Science
Qualification(s): Presented to the C.S.A.H.S. Winegard Medal nominee.
Amount: 1 award of a Medal
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
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
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
McKendry-Baker Memorial Scholarship [I0969]
Established in memory of the late retired Guelph Deputy Chief of Police, Harold McKendry and his late wife Marlene McKendry for their lifetime dedication to policing, the community and their family. Through the careers of several family members, members of the McKendry family have served their communities with more than 105 years of police service. Students will apply by May 15 with a letter outlining the impact made in support of families and/or individuals in the community including their interest in pursuing a career linked to police services and one letter of reference supporting the impact. Selection will be based on the most significant impact made in support of families and/or individuals in the community through extracurricular activities. As evidenced by a letter of application and one letter of reference supporting the impact.
Donor(s):
Colleen, Rob & Emma McKendry-Baker
Qualification(s): Students registered in Criminal Justice and Public Policy major or minor who have an interest in pursuing a career related to police services, have completed a minimum of 8.0 credits and who have participated in extracurricular activities in support of families and/or individuals within the community.
Amount: 1 award 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
Natural Resource Solutions Prize in Field Ecology [I1058]
Natural Resource Solutions Inc. established this award to acknowledge students demonstrating academic excellence in the area of field work in ecology. Selection is based on the highest grade in the course. This scholarship cannot be held at the same time as Natural Resource Solutions Scholarship in Laboratory and Field Work in Ecology I1057. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Natural Resource Solutions Inc.
Qualification(s): Students who completed Field Ecology in the previous fall semester BIOL*4410
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Natural Resource Solutions Scholarship in Laboratory and Field Work in Ecology [I1057]
Natural Resource Solutions Inc. established this award to acknowledge students demonstrating academic excellence in the area of field work in ecology. Selection is based on the highest grade in the course. This scholarship cannot be held at the same time as Natural Resource Solutions Prize in Field Ecology I1058. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Natural Resource Solutions Inc.
Qualification(s): Students who completed ( in the previous Fall semester) Laboratory and Field Work in Ecology BIOL*3010
Amount: 1 award 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
Precambrian Aquatic Prize [I1121]
Established by CBS alumni Neil and Barb Hutchinson to honour their interest in aquatic science. Selection will be based on the highest grade in the course. In the event of a tie, preference will be given to the student with the highest cumulative average. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Neil and Barb Hutchinson
Qualification(s): Students who have completed the Integrative Marine and Freshwater Research course IBIO*4600.
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 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. “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. 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. 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.
Amount: Several awards that include tuition and fees for up to Bachelor of Arts, plus $8000 toward 1st year living expenses
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
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
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.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.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
William Furlong Scholarship in Economics [I0886]
The Department of Economics & Finance offers this scholarship in honour of Professor William Furlong, a long-term member of the Department of Economics & Finance and a leader in the scholarship of teaching principles of microeconomics, to the student with the highest final grade in Introductory Microeconomics (ECON*1050) in the fall semester. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Colleagues & Friends of Dr. William Furlong
Qualification(s): Students registered in any program offered by the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics who complete the course Introductory Microeconomics (ECON*1050) in the Fall semester.
Amount: 1 award of $900
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