IX. Scholarships and Other Awards

Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management Degree

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
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
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
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
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
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
Dow Seeds Dairy Challenge Prize [I0811]
In recognizing dairy production excellence, Dow Seeds, proud supporter of the OAC students provides this przie on behalf of Ontario’s Annual CanWest DHI Herd Management Award Winner to students who participated in The Annual North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge. No application is required.
Donor(s):
Dow AgroSciences
Qualification(s): OAC students who have completed ANSC*4230 Dairy Challenge Option and participated in the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge.
Amount: several awards not to exceed $1,200
Dr. Gary Ablett Memorial Scholarship [I0809]
Established in memory of Dr. Gary Ablett, a former Director at the Ridgetown Campus and an integral figure in the development of the BBRM program within the University of Guelph. This scholarship is presented to a student who has demonstrated strong leadership while attending the Ridgetown Campus. Apply by letter (one page maximum) summarizing leadership undertakings or involvement with community or extra curricular activities, to the OAC Awards office by May 15.
Donor(s):
The Ablett Family
Qualification(s): Students registered in the Environmental Management major of the Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management degree who have completed 10.0 credits and have demonstrated leadership while attending the Ridgetown Campus.
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
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
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
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 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
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
Lorena Karli Sears Scholarship [I0968]
Professor Mark Sears, a retired Entomologist from the School of Environmental Sciences, established this scholarship in memory of his grandmother, Lorena Karli Sears who was a resourceful farm girl from the U.S., with an interest in the environment. Students will be selected by: 1.Clearly designed plan for research; 2. Student’s research potential as described by an academic reference letter from an instructor; and 3. Cumulative GPA. Apply to the OAC Awards Committee by May 15 with a statement describing your interest in research (maximum 500 words) and brief reference letter from a faculty member describing your research potential. To submit your statement, please email it as an attachment to oacaward@uoguelph.ca. Please include the title 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. Faculty members can email their reference letter to oacaward@uoguelph.ca.
Donor(s):
Mark Sears
Qualification(s): OAC students who are registered in the B.Sc.(Env.), B.Sc. with a major in Environmental Biology, or the Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management with a major in Environmental Management who have completed a minimum of 12.0 credits and are registered in one of ENVS*4410, ENVS*4510, ENVS*4001/2 or another research project /Independent Study course.
Amount: 1 award of $2,500
MacSon Scholarship [I1073]
Selection will be based on the highest cumulative averages. Students will be automatically considered.
Donor(s):
Proceeds from the sale of the former Maclaren property that had previously been gifted.
Qualification(s): Students registered in the BBRM degree program offered by OAC who have completed 8.0 credits and not more than 15.0 credits.
Amount: 2 awards of $2,500
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
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
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 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
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
School of Environmental Sciences Academic Prize [C0425]
The student with the highest cumulative average will receive this award. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
The School of Environmental Sciences
Qualification(s): Students who are graduating in June, or who have graduated in the previous two convocations, from any major in the School of Environmental Sciences.(including: Bachelor of Science with a major in Environmental Biology; Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences with a major in Environmental Sciences; Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management with a major in Environmental Management)
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
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
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
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