IX. Scholarships and Other Awards

Bachelor of Commerce

Entrance Bursaries

Charlebois-Vézeau Family Bursary in Economics [E3073]
Apply with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards (E.N.A.F.) to Student Financial Services by April 15.
Donor(s):
Charlebois-Vézeau Family
Qualification(s): Students entering any program offered by the Department of Economics and Finance, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics with demonstrated financial need.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Charles McRae Memorial Bursary [E3071]
Established by the Colwyn and Jean Rich Foundation in honour of Mrs. Rich’s late father Mr. Charles McRae to honour his achievement in overcoming adversity and achieving great success in business. Selection will be based on greatest financial need. Apply by April 15th using the online Financial Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards. A new recipient will be selected one every four years, unless a current recipient fails to meet the continued eligibility requirement for the B.Comm program. This award is not tenable with other awards over $5,000.
Donor(s):
The Colwyn and Jean Rich Foundation
Qualification(s): Students entering the Accounting major of the B.Comm with demonstrated financial need, and who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
Amount: 1 award of $24,000 (payable over 4 years)
Costco Wholesale Bursary [E3579]
This award was created to assist first-year students in obtaining a post-secondary education in business-related studies. Apply with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards (E.N.A.F.) to Student Financial Services by April 15. Preference given to a student whose permanent address is in Guelph. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Costco Wholesale with matching funding through the Ontario Trust for Student Support program
Qualification(s): Students entering any program offered by the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics with demonstrated financial need. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OTSS award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
Dorothy Wright Entrance Bursary [E3075]
Established in memory of Miss Dorothy Wright, sister, and Miss Dorothy Wright, aunt, of Mr. Ivor Wright, OAC 65A this bursary supports students entering any undergraduate degree program offered by the Ontario Agricultural College. Apply with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards (E.N.A.F.) to Student Financial Services by April 15.
Donor(s):
Mr. R. Ivor Wright
Qualification(s): Students entering any OAC degree program who have demonstrated financial need.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Elizabeth Maud Hunter (Shier) Bursary [E3575]
This award was created to assist first year students in obtaining a post secondary education and is in honour of Mr. Hunter’s late wife, Elizabeth Maud Hunter (Shier) who did not have the opportunity to attend the University due to the sudden death of her mother resulting in family responsibilities. It was her wish to support a female student facing a similar situation. Preference given to a student from the County of Brock. Apply by April 15 to Student Financial Services by completing the online Financial Need Assessment Form (N.A.F.) for Entrance Awards. ACCESS AWARD
Donor(s):
The Estate of the Late William Henry "Harry" Hunter with matching funding through the Ontario Trust for Student Support program
Qualification(s): Students entering any degree program at the University of Guelph with demonstrated financial need. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OTSS award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: 3 awards of up to $4,500
First Year Student Residence Bursary [E3066]
These 5 bursaries will be offered to the students with the greatest demonstration of financial need and are conditional upon the student residing in a Guelph main campus residence for the full year in which they hold this award in order to receive the full award, or one full semester to receive $250 of the award, and are required to submit their residence deposit by the published due date. Students should apply by completing the on-line Financial Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards by April 15 .
Donor(s):
Student Housing Services
Qualification(s): Students entering any degree program with demonstrated financial need.
Amount: 5 awards of $500
Fred Hindle Bursary [E3500]
Awarded in memory of Fred Hindle, O.A.C.'38, a long-time generous supporter of his Alma Mater, who at the time of his death, wanted future students to have the same opportunity for an education as he had received. This bursary is awarded with the assistance of the Ontario government's OSOTF program. This bursary is dependent on continued demonstration of financial need and successful completion of study to advance into the next year. Students should complete the online Financial Need Assessment Form (N.A.F.) application as soon as they receive their Acknowledgment Package from Admission Services (this will come automatically after an application for admissions has been submitted by the student) or by April 15.ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
W. Roy Hindle and family with matching funding through the Ontario Student Opportunities Trust Fund
Qualification(s): Entering O.A.C. degree students with demonstrated financial need. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statement on Awards).
Amount: 1 award of $6,000 (payable over 4 years)
Gord Bennett Memorial and Class of O.A.C. ’43 Bursary [E3515]
The family and friends of R. Gordon Bennett, O.A.C. '43, a former Deputy Minister of Agriculture, with the assistance of the Ontario government's OSOTF program, have created a this bursary. Apply by April 15 with a letter indicating farming background to Student Financial Services and by completing the online Financial Need Assessment Form (N.A.F.) application as soon as they receive their Acknowledgment Package from Admission Services (this will come automatically after an application for admissions has been submitted by the student). ACCESS AWARD
Donor(s):
The family and friends of R. Gordon Bennett, O.A.C. '43 with matching funding through the Ontario Student Opportunities Trust Fund
Qualification(s): Students entering the BSc(Agr) or BComm (Food and Agricultural Business) programs with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students whose primary family occupation is farming. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Harvey Graham Bursary [E3030]
Provided by Harvey Graham (O.A.C. '39). Apply by submitting a letter to Student Financial Services, (awards@uoguelph.ca) by April 15 that states being raised on a working farm and complete the online Financial Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards (E.N.A.F.) application as soon as they receive their Acknowledgment Package from Admission Services (this will come automatically after an application for admissions has been submitted by the student).
Donor(s):
Harvey Graham, O.A.C. '39
Qualification(s): Students entering any degree program who come from a working farm and who have demonstrated financial need. Preference to students graduating from Lindsay C.V.I., Fenelon Falls Secondary School, or I.E. Weldon Secondary School.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
International Student Entrance Bursaries [E3043]
In support of the University's strategic direction of internationalism, entrance bursaries are available each fall to assist some of our international students entering an undergraduate degree program at the University of Guelph. Apply by March 1 by submitting the International Registrar's Entrance Award Application to Student Financial Services.
Donor(s):
University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Students on a student visa entering an undergraduate degree program at the University of Guelph with demonstrated financial need.
Amount: Several awards ranging in value from $1,000 to $3,000
John A. Carther Bursary [E3086]
The late John A. Carther of Cornwall Ontario has created the John A. Carther Bursary to support students from Eastern Ontario. Preference will be given to students from the counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. Apply to Student Financial Services by April 15th by completing the online Financial Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards (E.N.A.F.).
Donor(s):
The estate of John A. Carther
Qualification(s): Students entering any program offered by the Ontario Agricultural College with demonstrated financial need.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
McCracken Family Bursaries [E3580]
Ron and Doreen McCracken from Scotland Ontario have created five $2000 OAC bursaries in memory of his mother and father who farmed near Cobourg Ontario. These bursaries will provide opportunities for students to study agriculture and food at the OAC. Preference will be given to students who have graduated from high school with a Specialist High Skills Majors Program (SHSM). Apply with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards (E.N.A.F.) to Student Financial Services by April 15. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Ron and Doreen McCracken with matching funding through the Ontario Trust for Student Support program
Qualification(s): Students entering any undergraduate degree program offered by OAC with demonstrated financial need. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OTSS award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: 5 awards of $3,000
Real Ontario Farm Insurance Bursary [E3104]
Apply to Student Financial Services by April 15th by completing the online Financial Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards (E.N.A.F.).Selection will be based on financial need.
Donor(s):
Trillium Mutual Insurance Company
Qualification(s): Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program in OAC or the Bachelor of Commerce program with a major in Food and Agricultural Business with demonstrated financial need.
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
Registrar's Entrance Bursaries [E0384]
Established by the University of Guelph to support entering undergraduate students with identified financial need. Students should complete the online Financial Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards (E.N.A.F.) application as soon as they receive their Acknowledgment Package from Admission Services (this will come automatically after an application for admissions has been submitted by the student) or by April 15. Students do not need an offer of admission to submit the E.N.A.F. Scholarship offers will be made in May. This award is not tenable with the University of Guelph Accessibility Bursary, but can be held with all other entrance awards.
Donor(s):
University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Students entering any degree program with a minimum registration of 1.5 credits and demonstrated financial need.
Amount: 500 awards of $4,000
Robert Arthur Stewart Bursaries [E3272]
Established in memory of Mrs. Elsa H. Stewart of Pakenham, Ontario. Mr. Stewart graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College in 1933 and Mrs. Stewart from Macdonald Institute in 1932. Applicants for these bursaries should have a good academic record and an active interest in community affairs. A letter from the student and a recommendation from the County agricultural representative or the secondary school principal should be sent to Student Financial Services by April 15. Students should complete the online Financial Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards (E.N.A.F.) application as soon as they receive their Acknowledgment Package from Admission Services (this will come automatically after an application for admissions has been submitted by the student) or by April 15.
Donor(s):
The Estate of Mrs. H. Stewart
Qualification(s): Students from the Ontario Counties of Lanark and Renfrew, and the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, entering the 1st semester of a degree program at the University of Guelph.
Amount: 14 awards of $1,000
Steven Jones Memorial Bursaries [E3077]
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Jones in memory of their late son, Steven Jones (B.Comm. ’97). Apply with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards (E.N.A.F.) to Student Financial Services by April 15. Selection will be made on demonstrated financial need.
Donor(s):
Mr. Harry Jones
Qualification(s): Students entering any degree program with demonstrated financial need.
Amount: several awards of $2,000
University of Guelph Accessibility Bursaries [E3038]
Established by the University of Guelph to support students with substantial demonstrated financial need. In addition, students will be automatically approved for to participate in the work-study program conditional on the student securing a work-study approved position on campus. Participating in the work-study program is not required to hold this bursary. Payments of this award and the eligibility to participate in the work-study program are conditional upon the recipient receiving funding through their provincial/territorial and/or federal student loan assistance program and registration in a minimum of 1.5 credits. Students should complete the online Financial Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards (E.N.A.F.) application as soon as they receive their Acknowledgment Package from Admission Services (this will come automatically after an application for admissions has been submitted by the student) or by April 15. Students do not need an offer of admission to submit the E.N.A.F.Scholarship offers will be made in May. This award is not tenable with the Registrar's Entrance Bursary, but can be held with all other Entrance Awards.
Donor(s):
University of Guelph
Qualification(s): Students entering any degree program with demonstrated financial need and a minimum registration of 1.5 credits.
Amount: 200 awards of $14,000 (payable over 4 years) plus Work-study approval
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