IX. Scholarships and Other Awards

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

In-course Scholarships

AAEP/Frank J. Milne Memorial Prize [C2103]
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has established this award in memory of Dr. Frank J. Milne, an inspiring teacher and respected faculty member at the Ontario Veterinary College from 1953 to 1984. The student within the Equine stream who has demonstrated the highest standing in equine rotations (primary care, lameness, anesthesia and surgery) during the Large Animal Clinic rotation (VETM*4930) will be selected as this award recipient. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
The American Association of Equine Practitioners
Qualification(s): Student who has successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program.
Amount: 1 award of $500
Alan H. Meek Prize for Leadership & Citizenship [C2165]
Established by Dr. Alan H. Meek, former Dean of the Ontario Veterinary College, to recognize outstanding leadership and citizenship qualities in a graduating DVM student veterinarian who is expected to be a leader throughout his or her professional career. Nominations will be solicited from all OVC faculty and the three students gaining the most nominations will be voted on by all faculty members. Curriculum vitae will be made available upon request to faculty prior to voting. No application necessary.
Donor(s):
Dr. Alan H. Meek
Qualification(s): Students who have completed Phase 4 of the DVM program with a minimum 80% program average.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500 and a certificate
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
Andrea Nott Memorial Scholarship [I2158]
This award was established in memory of Andrea Nott, an aspiring veterinarian whose life was cut short by an automobile accident in the summer of 2002. Her compassion and caring marked every activity she undertook. The decision will be based on feedback from the laboratory facilitator, an evaluation by the standardized client, and the student's grade on his/her own assessment of, and reflection on, the videotaped interview. No application required.
Donor(s):
Callbeck Animal Hospital
Qualification(s): D.V.M. student who has successfully completed Phase 1and is completing Art of Veterinary Medicine I (VETM*3210) who best demonstrates the elements of effective interpersonal communication through active listening, demonstration of empathy and compassion to the client, and an understanding of the importance of the client's feelings, emotions and values in the clinical interview.
Amount: 1 award of $750
Andrew Leslie MacNabb Prize [C2031]
Presented by the O.V.C. Alumni Association. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
American Board of Veterinary Public Health
Qualification(s): Student who has successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program with the highest mark in veterinary public health inVETM*4620VETM*4680VETM*4940 or VETM*4720 (Health Management).
Amount: 1 award of $200
Andrew Smith Memorial Medal [C2060]
Presented by O.V.C. in memory of the late Andrew Smith, founder of the Ontario Veterinary College. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Friends and family of Andrew Smith
Qualification(s): D.V.M. student who has successfully completed Phase 4 with the highest program average at the end of Phase 4. The student's entire college career will be considered.
Amount: 1 Medal
Auxiliary to Ontario Veterinarians Scholarship [I2076]
Endowed by the Auxiliary to Ontario Veterinarians, supporting the profession from 1946 to 1990. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
The Auxiliary to Ontario Veterinarians
Qualification(s): Student who has completed Phase 2 of the D.V.M. program and who has demonstrated the greatest improvement in academic performance between Phases 1 and 2 of the D.V.M. program
Amount: 1 award of $200
Aventix Animal Health Prize in Dentistry [C2149]
Provided by Aventix Animal Health. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Aventix Animal Health
Qualification(s): Student who has successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program who has the highest mark in the Dentistry rotation of the course VETM*4610 or VETM*4660 or VETM*4920 (Small Animal Clinics).
Amount: 1 award of $100
Aventix Animal Health Prize in Ophthalmology [C2138]
Provided by Aventix Animal Health. The student who has the highest mark in the Ophthalmology rotation of the course VETM*4610 or VETM*4880 or VETM*4890 (Small Animal Clinics) will be selected. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Aventix Animal Health
Qualification(s): Student who has successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program.
Amount: 1 award of $400
BarB Crowe & Don Kuzik Memorial Scholarship [I2155]
Established by BarB Crowe as a memorial to her beloved husband, Don Kuzik, and their dogs. In recognition of Don's ethic of friendship, encouragement, teamwork and a lifelong love of animals. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
BarB Crowe
Qualification(s): Student who has completed Phase 3 of the D.V.M. program with a demonstrated exceptional commitment to teamwork and willingness to support classmates and colleagues, as selected by a vote of the Phase 4 class.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Beloved Friends Prize [C2007]
Established by Rose McBride. The student who has demonstrated consistent kindness and care above the normal expectation, in the treatment of animals during their Small Animal Clinic rotation (VETM*4610 or 4660 or VETM*4880 or VETM*4890) as determined by small animal medicine, surgery and emergency/critical care faculty supervising clinical rotations will be selected. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Mrs. Rose McBride
Qualification(s): Students who have completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program
Amount: 1 award of $1,750
Betty Goldhart Scholarships in Medical Genetics [I2024]
Application not required.
Donor(s):
The Estate of Betty Goldhart
Qualification(s): Students who have completed Phase 1 of the D.V.M. program and received the first and second highest marks in VETM*3390 (Veterinary Medical Genetics).
Amount: 1 award of $75 and 1 award of $100
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
Boehringer Ingelheim Canada Ltd. Prize of Merit in Feline Medicine [C2051]
The student who is judged to be the most proficient in their small animal medicine in the course VETM*4610 or VETM*4660 or VETM*4920 Small Animal Clinics) will be selected. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Merial Canada Inc.
Qualification(s): Student who has successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program.
Amount: 1 award of $500
Boehringer Ingelheim Canada Ltd. Scholarship for Excellence in the Principle of Disease (Vet Medicine) [I2052]
Selection will be based on the highest standing in the course VETM*3450 Principles of Disease in Veterinary Medicine. In the event that the highest grade is shared by two or more students, the award shall be awarded to the student with the highest overall phase 2 average. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Merial Canada Inc.
Qualification(s): Students who have completed Phase 2 of the D.V.M. program.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Braithwaite Business Scholarships [I0827]
Named in honour of Professor Bill Braithwaite, a retired faculty member who taught business courses at the University of Guelph for 50 years. Students should apply to the LANG Awards Committee by May 15th with a resume and 500-word statement describing why business courses, in addition to their major, will benefit their future career. Shortlisted applicants may be invited for an interview with the LANG Awards Committee. Selection is based on the student who best describes why taking business courses, in addition to their major, will benefit their future career. Students may hold this award only once.
Donor(s):
Anonymous
Qualification(s): Students registered in any degree program, with the exception of B.Comm., who have successfully completed 1.0 credits towards the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics Certificate in Business including MGMT*2150 Introduction to Canadian Business or students registered in a business-related minor, including Business Administration (BADM), Business (BUS), Business Economics (BECN), Marketing Management (MKMN) and Economics (ECON) who have completed 1.0 credits towards the minor.
Amount: 10 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
CALAM/ACMAL Prize [I2078]
Established by the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Medicine/L'Association Canadienne de la Medecine des Animaux de Laboratoire (CALAM/ACMAL). The winning report will be selected on the basis of scientific content, relevance to the field of laboratory animal science and quality of the manuscript. The case report may be written in either English or French, and must be in a format suitable for publication in the Canadian Veterinary Journal. Submit Reports to the O.V.C. Associate Dean's, in the Fall during the call for applications from the Dean's office.
Donor(s):
Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Medicine/L'Association Canadienne de la Medecine des Animaux de Laboratoire (CALAM/ACMAL)
Qualification(s): Full-time students in Phase 1, 2, or 3 of the DVM program.
Amount: 1 plaque, 1 award of $250
Canadian Parrot Symposium's Prize in Avian Studies [C2130]
Endowed by the Canadian Parrot Symposium for an undergraduate student in the D.V.M. program or a graduate student enrolled in a department at the Ontario Veterinary College. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and dedication to the discipline. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
The Canadian Parrot Symposium
Qualification(s): Students registered in the D.V.M. program pursuing studies dealing with companion birds, their welfare and well-being, and the human/companion bird relationship.
Amount: 1 award of up to $1,500
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Prize [C2014]
Established by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). Application is not required. The recipient will be selected by the final year class on the basis of demonstrated leadership abilities.
Donor(s):
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
Qualification(s): Student who has successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program.
Amount: 1 Plaque
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Prize [I2015]
Established by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
Qualification(s): Students who have completed Phase 3 of the D.V.M. program. The recipient will be selected by his or her classmates on the basis of leadership and achievement in student affairs.
Amount: 1 award of $800, and a plaque
Charles Duncan McGilvray Prize [C2034]
The Class of O.V.C.'41 has donated this award to honour the memory of Dr. C.D. McGilvray, Principal of the Ontario Veterinary College, 1918-45. Application is not required. One award of $200 and a framed certificate
Donor(s):
OVC Class - 1941 (Dr. D.A. Barnum, OVC)
Qualification(s): Student who has successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program who by scholarship, leadership, personality, character, and interest made a worthy contribution to the College as an undergraduate and who is the College's nominee for the Winegard Medal.
Amount: 1 award of $400
Charles M. Baker Memorial Prize [I2006]
Provided by Dr. J.M. Baker of Meaford in memory of Dr. Charles Baker, O.V.C.'23. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Dr. M. Baker and Mrs. Charles Baker
Qualification(s): Student, with the highest relative class standing in any of the Phases, 1, 2 or 3 of the D.V.M. program. Student must have a minimum of a 70% cumulative average.
Amount: 1 award of $200
College of Veterinarians of Ontario Prize [C2080]
Established by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
College of Veterinarians of Ontario
Qualification(s): Student who has completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program and has been active in college or university affairs.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
CVSA 2000 Leadership Prizes [I2148]
Selection will be based on the quality of activities within the CVSA, CVSA-sanctioned club, or Class Council that have benefited DVM students and/or the broader OVC community. Nominations will be invited from DVM students each year. The nominator will provide a one-page description of the nominee’s activities and the nomination must be accompanied by two further letters of support from individuals who are acquainted with the nominee’s contributions in the fall during the call for applications from the Dean's office. The award may be held only once.
Donor(s):
Central Veterinary Students Association
Qualification(s): Full-time students in the DVM program with satisfactory academic standing who have held an executive or leadership position in the CVSA, in a CVSA-sanctioned club, or on a Class Council in the past academic year.
Amount: 2 awards of $250
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
Dorothea Daniell-Jenkins Memorial Scholarship [I2107]
Friends, family and fellow dog fanciers have established a scholarship in memory of Dorothea Daniell-Jenkins, a respected judge and Terrier breeder. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Friends and family of Dorothea Daniell-Jenkins
Qualification(s): Student who has completed Phase 3 of the D.V.M. program and the externship, who is judged to be the most proficient in small animal medicine and surgery, based on academic performance in Phase 3.
Amount: 1 award of $700
Dr. Bob Hayes Memorial Prize [C2186]
This prize has been created in memory of Dr. Bob Hayes (OVC’78), a large animal practitioner, well-respected and highly valued veterinarian in the field of food safety and animal welfare, who held senior positions with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. This prize has been established by his family to recognize his commitment to veterinary medicine. The prize will be presented based on stated demonstration of involvement in, and knowledge about, food safety issues in veterinary medicine. Apply by letter as part of the application process for all OVC undergraduate awards in the winter including a one to two page letter describing one or more of the following: past involvement in food safety; future plans for involvement in the area; a significant food safety issue that is relevant to large animal veterinary medicine. Students must provide a letter of support from an individual who has supervised their work in this area.
Donor(s):
Irene, Erin and Sean Hayes
Qualification(s): Students graduating from the Food Animal Stream of the DVM program.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Dr. Bradley Baker Excellence in Communication Prize [I2167]
This award recognizes a student who has the highest ranking in selection process and exceptional competency of the elements of effective interpersonal communication through active listening, of empathy and compassion to the client, and an understanding of the importance of the client's feelings, emotions and values exhibited in the simulated client laboratories in VETM*3220 – Art of Veterinary Medicine II. Students in each practice group will nominate by ballot, the most appropriate student for the award from their practice group. The resulting nominated students will be ranked on the basis of their performance in the end-of-year Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE).In the event of a tied nomination within a practice group, the veterinarian coach for that group will select the most appropriate nominee of the tied students. Application not required.
Donor(s):
Dr. David Sutherland
Qualification(s): DVM students who have successfully completed the course Art of Veterinary Medicine II, VETM*3220
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Dr. C.K. "Chuck" Roe Memorial Scholarship [I2096]
The Class of O.V.C.'60, together with family, friends and colleagues of Dr. "Chuck" Roe (O.V.C.'50), a respected faculty member of the Ontario Veterinary College and exemplary humanitarian have endowed this memorial scholarship. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Mrs Lillian Roe
Qualification(s): Student who has completed Phase 3 of the D.V.M. program with the highest grade in the Swine component of VETM*4530 - Health Management III. In the event of a tie, the award will go to the student with the highest cumulative average.
Amount: 1 award of $500
Dr. D.J. McLellan Prize [C2035]
Provided by the estate of Dr. D.J. McLellan (O.V.C.'17). Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Estate of Dr. and Mrs. David John McLellan
Qualification(s): Student who has successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program with the highest standing in the courses in which equine contagious diseases are taught: VETM*4450 (Equine Medicine & Surgery), VETM*4930 (Large Animal Clinics) and VETM*4940 (Health Management).
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
Dr. Downey West Thompson Scholarship [I2185]
Established by the donor through an estate gift in memory of her husband, Dr. Downey West Thompson (OVC 1939), who worked for the Animal Health branch of the Canada Department of Agriculture, this scholarship represents their commitment to, and affinity with, the Ontario Veterinary College. Selection will be based on the quality of the application and the relevance of the proposed experiential learning opportunity to the student's stated learning and career goals. Apply by letter outlining an experiential learning opportunity to be undertaken between the end of Phase 3 and the end of Phase 4 in the fall during the call for applications from the Dean's office and include a resume, transcript and a supporting letter from a faculty mentor.
Donor(s):
Bequest of Mrs. Ina E. Thompson
Qualification(s): Students registered in Phase 3 of the DVM program who will be undertaking an experiential learning opportunity related to public health or food safety between the end of Phase 3 and the end of Phase 4.
Amount: 1 award of $2,300
Dr. George Rankin Memorial Equine Scholarship [I2053]
Established to honour the memory of Dr. George Rankin. Apply to the O.V.C. Awards Committee with a resume and supporting letters documenting your interest and aptitude in equine medicine and surgery in the Fall during the call for applications from the Dean's office.
Donor(s):
Mrs. George Rankin
Qualification(s): Student in the D.V.M. program who is entering Phase 4 (final year), and who has a minimum 'B' average.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Dr. J. Grant Savage (OVC '48) Memorial Prize [I2140]
This award has been established by family and friends of Dr. Savage who dedicated his life to the health and welfare of farm animals, thus helping to maintain the fabric of rural life in Maine. Selection will be based on high academic standing (at least A-) in the course VETM*4530 (Advanced Health Management). Preference will be given to students who have shown an interest in ruminant medicine, surgery and health management through participation in related activities. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Family and friends of Dr. J. Grant Savage
Qualification(s): Full-time students that have completed Phase 3 of the D.V.M. program.
Amount: 1 award of $800
Dr. Jack Lange Memorial Prize [C2122]
Family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Jack Lange (O.V.C.'71) have established this memorial scholarship to recognize his contributions to the equine industry, the mutual respect he shared with his clients, and his zest for life. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Jack Lange, OVC '71
Qualification(s): Student who has successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program who has submitted the best case report dealing with an equine clinical condition in the course VETM*4900 (Veterinary Externship).
Amount: 1 award of $500
Dr. Jean Rumney Memorial Scholarships [I2098]
The Hamilton Dog Obedience Club Inc., donates two $1000 scholarships in the name of Dr. Jean Rumney (OVC’39) to students who have completed Phase 2 of the DVM program and who rank first and second in the small animal medicine portion of the courses VETM*3430 (Clinical Medicine I) and VETM*3440 (Clinical Medicine II). No application required.
Donor(s):
The Hamilton Dog Obedience Club Inc.
Qualification(s): Students who have completed Phase 2 of the DVM program.
Amount: 2 awards of $1,000
Dr. Jim Bell Prize [C2083]
In honour of Dr. Jim Bell from Bellbrae Animal Hospital, the Featherson Charitable Foundation has established this award. Based on faculty feedback to the departmental faculty for the OVC awards committee, the 5 students who have demonstrated the most compassion and dedication to their patients during VETM*4470 - Medicine and Surgery of the Dog and Cat will be put to a class vote based on a willingness to mentor others, the ability to work well individually and within a team, self-motivation, and the willingness to accept a challenge. The student with the highest number of votes will receive the award. In the event of a tie, the award will go to the student with the highest standing in Phase 4 of the DVM program.
Donor(s):
Featherson Charitable Foundation
Qualification(s): Students who have successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program.
Amount: 1 award of $2,500
Dr. Jim Mitchell Prize [C2082]
In honour of Dr. Jim Mitchell from Markdale Veterinary Services, the Featherson Charitable Foundation has established this award. Based on faculty feedback to The Department of Faculty for the OVC Awards Committee, the 5 students who have demonstrated the most compassion and dedication to their patients during VETM*4450 – Equine Medicine and Surgery will be put to a class vote based on a willingness to mentor others, the ability to work well individually and within a team, self-motivation, and the willingness to accept a challenge. The student with the highest number of votes will receive the award. In the event of a tie, the award will go to the student with the highest standing in Phase 4 of the DVM program.
Donor(s):
Featherson Charitable Foundation
Qualification(s): Students who are in Equine or Rural Community Practice Stream and have successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program.
Amount: 1 award of $2,500
Dr. John Reeve-Newson Emergency Medicine Prize [C2150]
Presented by the Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Toronto in recognition of the exceptional contributions of Dr. John Reeve-Newson who served as chair of the clinic board for over 25 years, and was instrumental in the development and growth of the facility. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
The Veterinary Emergency Clinic
Qualification(s): Student completing Phase 4 of D.V.M. program, who has the highest mark in the Emergency & Critical Care Medicine rotation of the course Small Animal Clinics (VETM*4610 or VETM*4660 or VETM*4920).
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Dr. Jonathon Bloom (OVC '93) Ambassadorial Prize [C2114]
Jonathan Bloom (O.V.C.'93) and his family have endowed this award. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Dr. and Mrs. Howard Bloom
Qualification(s): Student who has successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program and completed an approved elective experience outside the institution during their final year. The recipient will be selected on the basis of the evaluation of performance by the elective host and the manner in which the College and the profession were represented. Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated initiative and motivation in a non-traditional elective experience in veterinary medicine.
Amount: 1 award of $400
Dr. Roy S. Moore Memorial Award [I0046]
Family, friends, professional colleagues and associates who care for laboratory animals have donated this award in memory of Dr. Roy S. Moore (O.V.C.'54), a veterinarian who dedicated his career to the promotion of humane laboratory animal care. Nominations and curriculum vitae of the nominees must be sent to the Associate Dean's, Students, O.V.C., in the Fall during the call for applications from the Dean's office
Donor(s):
Mrs. Shirley Moore
Qualification(s): The recipient will be selected from undergraduate students nominated by the supervisors of all animal care facilities under the purview of the University's Animal Care Committee. The criteria for nomination and awarding the prize are outstanding aptitude for, interest in, and humane care of, research and teaching animals while working in the facility for the past academic year.
Amount: 1 award of $350
Dr. Samuel Downing Stirk Memorial Prize [C2066]
Donated by the family of Dr. Samuel Downing Stirk. Application is not required. One award of $250 and a framed picture.
Donor(s):
Dr. Gerald D. Stirk
Qualification(s): Student who has successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program and judged by the Farm Service Clinicians to have the best diagnostic ability of disease in food animals in the course VETM*4720 (Health Management).
Amount: 1 award of $250
Dr. Shelly A. McErlane Prize in Veterinary Medicine [C2166]
Established by Dr. Paul and Mrs. Rose Wang to recognize the high quality of care received by their cats from Dr. Shelly McErlane (OVC ‘95). The recipient will be selected based on high academic achievement in the course Small Animal Clinics (VETM*4610) and an interest in feline internal medicine. Preference will be given to those students with a particular interest in research into the treatment of feline kidney disease or feline endocrinopathies. Apply by letter to the OVC Awards Committee by April 15th.
Donor(s):
Dr. Paul & Mrs. Rose Wang
Qualification(s): All students having completed Phase 4 of the DVM program.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Dr. Tammi Weekes-Lentz Memorial Scholarship [I2195]
The OVC Classes of 2006 and 2004, along with family and friends of the late Tammi Weekes-Lentz have created this award to honour her legacy of changing the world with one small act of kindness at a time and her commitment to her dream of becoming a veterinarian. She was a warm-hearted, compassionate, gentle, and gracious woman who was in her final year of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program at the time of her passing. The recipient of the award will be chosen by a class vote of the Phase 3 and Phase 4 DVM students. No application required.
Donor(s):
OVC Classes of 2006 and 2004, and family and friends of Tammi Weekes-Lentz
Qualification(s): DVM student registered in Phase 3 or Phase 4 of the program who demonstrates genuine caring, consideration and generosity to people and animals alike as decided by a class vote of the Phase 3 and Phase 4 DVM students.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Dr. W.J. Stinson Prize [C2065]
Provided by the Dr. W.J. Stinson Scholarship Fund Committee. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Dr. W.J. Stinson Scholarship Fund Committee
Qualification(s): Student who has successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program and who is the most proficient in bovine reproduction and obstetrics.
Amount: 1 award of $200
Dr. Wendy Parker Prize in Clinical Dermatology, sponsored by Aventix Animal Health [C2158]
Provided by Aventix Animal Health and recognizing the support of retired professor, Dr. Wendy Parker. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Aventix Animal Health
Qualification(s): Student who has successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program who has the highest mark in the Dermatology rotation of the course VETM*4610 or VETM*4660 or VETM*4920 (Small Animal Clinics).
Amount: 1 award of $250
Excellence in Veterinarian-Client Relations Prize [C2200]
The Excellence in Veterinarian-Client Relations Prize has been established in recognition of the role that veterinarians play in the life of pet owners and in memory of a special standard poodle named Wizard. It will be presented to a Phase 4 DVM student graduating from the small animal stream who demonstrate excellent client care in their Companion Animal Hospital rotations. No application is necessary.
Donor(s):
Elizabeth Boston
Qualification(s): The recipient will be selected based on their demonstration of excellent client care in their Companion Animal Hospital rotations, exhibiting the following but not limited to: effective communication; showing compassion and empathy; going above and beyond to ensure an excellent client experience; and positive client survey feedback results.
Amount: 1 award of $3,000
F.W. Schofield Prize in Pathology [C2059]
Awarded by the Ontario Veterinary College, Department of Pathobiology to honour the memory of Dr. F. W. Schofield (O.V.C.'10), an honourable professional who attended Korea in 1916 to teach bacteriology and hygiene at a mission school, did research through his entire career, and to whom we owe the development and present extensive use of the anticoagulant Coumarin in all phases of medicine. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Dr. F.W. Schofield
Qualification(s): Student completing Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program with the highest ranking in Pathology.
Amount: 1 award of $400
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
Grey Bruce Farmers' Week Prize [C2168]
Established to recognize new veterinarians entering food animal practice in Grey or Bruce Counties. In the case of there being more than one suitable applicant, the award will be given to the graduate completing the course Health Management in either the Mixed or Food Animal streams (VETM*4680 or VETM*4720, respectively) with the highest standing in the Ruminant Health Management rotation. Apply by letter providing proof of employment to the Office of the Associate Dean, Student Affairs, Ontario Veterinary College in the Winter during the call for applications.
Donor(s):
Grey County Agricultural Services
Qualification(s): Students who have completed Phase 4 of the DVM program at the Ontario Veterinary College who are entering, upon graduation, food animal practice in Grey or Bruce Counties.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Gus Lagerquist Five “V” Prize [C2183]
In honour of Gus Lagerquist's 90th birthday, Elizabeth A. Stone, Dean Ontario Veterinary College, announced that the College would be creating the Gus Lagerquist Five “V” Prize, recognizing Gus as a “WWII Veteran who fought for Victory and is Very Valued by the Veterinary profession”. This prize is awarded to a student who is selected by their classmates as the student who has: worked to build class unity and teamwork; focused on helping others rather than him- or herself; has advocated for OVC within the College and externally; best demonstrated business acumen; and the desire and ability to advance the veterinary profession. No application required.
Donor(s):
Ontario Veterinary College
Qualification(s): Students who have successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
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
Hill's Buddy Prize [C2151]
Selection will be based on the student who exhibits the greatest interest, knowledge and proficiency in clinically applying nutritional controls to the diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases of pet animals. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Hill's Pet Products Inc.
Qualification(s): Student who has successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Holstein Association of Canada Prize [C2026]
Presented by the Holstein Association of Canada. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Holstein Association of Canada
Qualification(s): Student who has successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program who has the highest standing in bovine medicine based on VETM*3440 (Clinical Medicine II) and VETM*4870 (Clinical Medicine III), VETM*4710 (Large Animal Clinics) and VETM*4720 (Health Management).
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
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.P.W. Gilman Prize [I2022]
Established by the colleagues and friends of Prof. J.P.W. Gilman, a teacher of Histology at O.V.C. from 1945 to 1975. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Friends and colleagues of J.P.W. Gilman
Qualification(s): Student who has completed Phase 1 of the D.V.M. program with the highest grade in the course VETM*3120 Veterinary Histology.
Amount: 1 award of $200
James and Marjorie Pinkney Studentship Research Scholarship [I2125]
This award was established by Dr. R. James Pinkney, a distinguished alumnus of O.V.C.'37. Dr. Pinkney was a veterinary practitioner in Cooksville for over forty years and received numerous awards for sportsmanship in agricultural competition and leadership in agriculture. The recipient must fully participate in the Summer Leadership and Research Program. Submit a joint application by the student and the proposed faculty advisor with a detailed summer research proposal and transcript to OVC's Office of the Associate Dean, Students by January 31st.
Donor(s):
Dr. R. James Pinkney
Qualification(s): Full-time students registered in Phase 1 or 2 of the DVM program who will pursue a full-time summer research project which promotes the health and welfare of animals under the supervision of a faculty member.
Amount: 1 award of $4,000
Jean MacDougall Primary Healthcare Prize [C0792]
As determined by the Director, veterinarians and staff of the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Primary Healthcare Centre, the recipient will have consistently demonstrated exceptional skills in providing all-encompassing preventive and wellness healthcare to companion animals and their owners as a team member in the Primary Health Centre. No application is necessary.
Donor(s):
The Estate of Jean MacDougall
Qualification(s): Students who have completed Phase 4 of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program and achieved each year’s learning outcomes in the Companion Animal Primary Healthcare program of the Ontario Veterinary College.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Katherine Elizabeth Long D.V.M. Memorial Prize [C2088]
This memorial scholarship was established by the family of Kathy Long D.V.M. (O.V.C.'88). Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Mr. Doug Long
Qualification(s): Student who has successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program who strives most consistently to apply the highest standards of veterinary knowledge and skill while showing concern for the animal's comfort and welfare. The recipient will be selected by a class vote of the final year class.
Amount: 1 award of $500
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
Kievit Memorial Prize in Surgery [C2027]
The class of '66 presents this scholarship in memory of their classmate T.M. Kievit. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
OVC '66
Qualification(s): Student who has completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program and is recommended by the instructors in the Department of Clinical Studies on the basis of proficiency in surgery, interest and application in lectures and clinics in surgery.
Amount: 1 award of $100
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
Major James Rattray Proficiency Prizes [I2054]
Awarded by the College in memory of Major James Rattray. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
James Rattray Estate
Qualification(s): D.V.M. students completing each of Phases 1, 2, and 3 with the second highest class standings for the Phase.
Amount: 3 awards of $200
Mitchell Family Prize [C2086]
This award has been created by the Mitchell family, Dr. Bert Mitchell OAC ’60, OVC ’64, Mary Townsend Mitchell MAC ’60, and sons David and Alan in appreciation of the University. Students will be selected based on their leadership and contributions in the field of public health, toxicology or pathology. Where two students are considered equal, academic performance will be used to determine the recipient. Students must apply in the Convocation Awards competition with a letter that outlines how they have demonstrated their leadership, and contributions in the field of public health, toxicology or pathology, a resumé, and one reference letter from a faculty member or mentor.
Donor(s):
Dr. Bert Mitchell and Linda Mitchell
Qualification(s): Students who have successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program and who have demonstrated leadership and contributions in the field of public health, toxicology or pathology.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Molly Carrington (OVC '78) Memorial Prize [C2016]
Established by the Class of O.V.C.'78, the Carrington Family and Friends in memory of Dr. Molly Carrington (O.V.C.'78). Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Class of OVC '78
Qualification(s): Student who has successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program and who has demonstrated proficiency in small animal medicine in their Small Animal Clinic rotation (VETM*4610 or VETM*4660 or VETM*4920) and also demonstrated high standard of case care and compassion for his or her patients.
Amount: 1 award of $925
Norman W. Simmons Memorial Award [I2124]
Established in memory of Norman W. Simmons. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
The estate of Norman W. Simmons
Qualification(s): Student who has completed Phase 3 of the D.V.M. program with the highest grade in the course VETM*4480 (Comparative Medicine).
Amount: 1 award of $500
Nutrience Small Animal Scholarship [I2189]
Established to recognize a student who has consistently displayed exemplary community volunteer work with community-based agencies that support the health of small animals prior to admission to the DVM program. Apply in the fall during the call for applications from the Dean’s Office, OVC awards competition with a letter, including resume and one supporting letter to the Office of the Associate Dean, OVC, Students.
Donor(s):
Mr. Mark D. Hagen
Qualification(s): Students registered in Phase 1 of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program at the Ontario Veterinary College.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Ogilvie Leadership Prize in Food Animals [C2085]
This award has been created by the Ogilvie family who has a strong family history with OVC including Dr. Tim Ogilvie (DVM 1975, MSc 1981, LLD 2014) and Dr. Adam Ogilvie (DVSc 2014). As well, the Ogilvie family (including Dr. Tim Ogilvie and Dr. Thomas Ogilvie [DVM 2010]) has interests in serving and advancing veterinary medicine for the food animal sector. The award is for a student who best demonstrated their leadership skills in the food animal area while at OVC. Where applications are of equal merit, highest DVM program average will be used to decide the recipient. Students must apply in the Convocation Awards competition with a letter that outlines how they have demonstrated their leadership related to food animal activities at OVC, a resumé, and at least one reference letter from a faculty member or mentor in the food animal field.
Donor(s):
Dr. Tim Ogilvie and Mrs. Lola Meek Ogilvie
Qualification(s): Students who have successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program who were in the food animal stream.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Ontario Association of Bovine Practitioners' Prize [C2093]
Donated by the Ontario Association of Bovine Practitioners. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Ontario Association of Bovine Practitioners
Qualification(s): Student who has successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program and who has demonstrated exceptional proficiency in bovine herd health and an interest in bovine practice, based on performance in VETM*4720 (Health Management).
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Ontario Association of Swine Veterinarians' Prize [I2147]
Presented by the Ontario Association of Swine Practitioners. Apply by letter, stating swine industry experience to date, and include the required essay, to the Associate Dean's, Students, O.V.C., in the Fall during the call for applications from the Dean's office. Selection will be based on the best essay submitted describing an issue facing the swine industry.
Donor(s):
Ontario Association of Swine Practitioners
Qualification(s): Student registered in Phase I or Phase II of the D.V.M. program who shows an active interest in pursuing a career in swine health management.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Ontario Pork Producers' Marketing Board Prize [C2041]
Donated by the Ontario Pork Producers' Marketing Board. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Ontario Pork Producers' Marketing Board
Qualification(s): Student who has successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program and who has demonstrated proficiency in the study of swine diseases, based on performance in the course VETM*4710 (Large Animal Clinics).
Amount: 1 award of $500
Ontario Veterinary College Class of 2008 Memorial Scholarship [I2169]
Established by the class of O.V.C. 2008 in memory of their classmates Tammi Weekes-Lentz and Daniel Siatkowski as a gesture of their great esteem for them and for their community involvement. Selection will be based on the student veterinarian who best demonstrates a strong commitment to service through involvement with, and contributions to, the community at large. One nominating and one supporting letter must be received in the fall during the call for applications from the Dean's office.
Donor(s):
Ontario Veterinary College Class of 2008
Qualification(s): Students who have successfully completed Phase 2 of the D.V.M. program.
Amount: 1 award of $200
OSPCA Veterinary Student Prize [I2146]
Established by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in recognition of its 100th anniversary. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Qualification(s): A student who has successfully completed Phase 3 of the D.V.M. program and has been selected by classmates as showing exceptional compassion toward, and interest, in animals. The recipient must be a resident of Ontario.
Amount: 1 award of a $2,000 Gift Certificate of the University of Guelph bookstore.
OTS Delta Club Scholarship [I2039]
Donated by the OTS Delta Club from the Ontario Veterinary College. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Delta Club of Omega Tau Sigma Fraternity
Qualification(s): A student who has completed Phase 3 of the D.V.M. program. The recipient will be chosen on the basis of scholastic achievement and contribution to Club affairs.
Amount: 1 award of $300
Ottawa-Carleton 1983 International Ploughing Match (OVC) Scholarships [I2094]
Selection will be based on involvement in extracurricular activities. Apply by letter to the Office of the Associate Dean, Students in the OVC fall awards competition.
Donor(s):
Ottawa-Carleton International Ploughing Match Committee 1983
Qualification(s): Students from the City of Ottawa who have are registered in Phase I or II of the D.V.M. program with a minimum cumulative average of 70%.
Amount: 1 award of $1,700
OVC '75 Prize in Memory of Aki Sasage [C2092]
Established by classmates and colleagues of Dr. Aki Sasage (O.V.C.'75), a new Canadian of exceptional character and sensitivity, with a keen interest in clinical veterinary medicine. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
The classmates and colleagues of Aki Sasage, OVC '75
Qualification(s): Student who has successfully completed Phase 4 of the veterinary program with the highest standing in course VETM*4900 (Veterinary Externship).
Amount: 1 award of $2,000
OVC 1964 Entrance Scholarship [E2084]
Established in honour of OVC 1964`s 50th anniversary. The student with the greatest demonstrated leadership and experience with food animals before entry to the DVM program will be selected. Apply as part of the OVC awards competition in the fall semester with a supporting letter from the community organization.
Donor(s):
OVC Class of 1964
Qualification(s): Students registered in Phase 1 of the DVM Program with demonstrated leadership in a community organization related to food animals.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
OVC 1966 Legacy Scholarship [I2198]
In honour of their 50th reunion the class of OVC 1966 decided to commemorate their time at OVC by establishing the OVC 1966 Legacy Award.Students registered in Phase 3 at the Ontario Veterinary College are eligible for this award who have participated in extra-curricular activities and have demonstrated enthusiasm and leadership
Donor(s):
The Class of OVC 1966
Qualification(s): Selection is based on a Phase 3 class vote for the student with the greatest demonstrated enthusiasm, class spirit and comradeship, and dedication to school leadership, through participation in extra-curricular activities such as college governance, student clubs, academic conferences and continuing education opportunities.
Amount: 1 award of $2,500
OVC 1986 Memorial Prize [C0953]
The class of OVC 1986 wishes to invest in OVC’s greatest strength- its students - to honour the friends and classmates that they have lost too early. This award was inspired by the tragic death of their classmate Dr. Rob Mason in a mountain biking incident. He was an avid athlete and a brilliant veterinarian who was always ready to help others professionally and socially. The selection criterion is based on a Phase 4 student who has provided the most meaningful mentorship and guidance throughout the first three years of the to the third year class. This student has gone above and beyond and has provided additional advice, leadership and mentorship. The recipient of the award will be decided upon by a vote of the third year class.
Donor(s):
Class of OVC 1986
Qualification(s): Students who have successfully completed Phase 4 of the DVM program.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
OVC 2007 Erin Leis (Stewart) Memorial Scholarship [I0843]
The Class of OVC 2007 has established this award in memory of their classmate, Dr. Erin Leis (Stewart), who tragically passed away in February 2012. This scholarship recognizes a student who contributes to student life. Apply in the fall during the call for applications from the Dean's office with a resume and a letter outlining leadership roles in clubs within OVC and student life.
Donor(s):
OVC Class of 2007
Qualification(s): Students registered in the DVM program who are active members in any club within OVC and who contribute to student life.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
OVC Spirit Prize [I0469]
Awarded to one student in Phase 2 and one student in Phase 3 of the DVM program who are elected by their classmates on the basis of their contributions to the OVC community as evidenced by leadership, sportsmanship and ability to involve students in OVC activities. No application required. The Phase 2 and Phase 3 classes will vote as facilitated by the OVC Awards Committee.i0343
Donor(s):
The Ontario Veterinary College Alumni Association
Qualification(s): Student in Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the DVM program.
Amount: 2 awards of $500
OVMA Animal Behaviour and Welfare Award [I2095]
Presented by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association. Application is not required. One award of $250 and a plaque
Donor(s):
Ontario Veterinary Medical Association
Qualification(s): Student who has completed Phase 2 of the D.V.M. program with the highest grade in the animal behaviour component of the course VETM*3410 (Health Management II).
Amount: 1 award of $250
OVMA-Erie Herd Health and Population Medicine Prize [C2081]
Presented by the Veterinary Association and the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association. Application is not required. One award of $500 and an engraved plaque.
Donor(s):
Ontario Veterinary Medical Association
Qualification(s): Student who has successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program who has the highest average in VETM*4720 or VETM*4680 (Health Management).
Amount: 1 award of $500
Peter Van der Borch Memorial Entrance Scholarship [I2100]
Established by the estate of Peter Van der Borch, OVC ’88, a fervent feline lover and someone who cared passionately about animal welfare. Selection of the award recipient will be based on the student who demonstrates the greatest leadership in support of feline welfare as reflected in the letter of reference from the non-profit agency with which the student has worked or volunteered, and in the event of a tie between multiple candidates, the award will go to the applicant with the highest admissions average. Apply in the fall DVM awards competition to the OVC Awards Committee, including a cover letter summarizing the student’s involvement in the field, a resumé, and a letter of reference submitted directly to the office of the Associate Dean, Student Affairs from a non-profit agency with which the student has worked or volunteered .
Donor(s):
The Estate of Peter Van der Borch
Qualification(s): Students registered in Phase 1 of the DVM program with demonstrated leadership in feline welfare and experience with a non-profit animal-related agency.
Amount: 1 award of $2,500
PetSmart Charities of Canada Scholarship in Shelter Medicine [I2196]
Shelter Medicine is a field of veterinary medicine dedicated to the care of homeless animals in shelters or other facilities dedicated to finding them new homes. In support of their mission to provide lifelong, loving homes for all pets, PetSmart Charities of Canada provides this award. Apply as part of the OVC DVM awards competition in the fall, students submit a resumé and written statement (maximum of one page) detailing their experience in shelter medicine, including the number of hours worked or volunteered, and their future career plans, as well as a letter of support submitted directly to the office of the Associate Dean, Students, from a shelter veterinarian with whom they have worked or volunteered. Selection will be based on who demonstrates the most experience in shelter medicine based on the most number of hours spent working or volunteering in this area. In the event of two or more equally ranked candidates, the student with the highest cumulative program average will be selected. The award may only be held once by the same student.
Donor(s):
PetSmart Charities of Canada
Qualification(s): Students registered in Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the DVM program who have worked or volunteered in shelter medicine and who possess a demonstrated interest to pursue a career in Shelter Medicine.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
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
Robert Walker Memorial Scholarship [I2071]
This award is presented by O.V.C.'78 in memory of their classmate, Robert Walker. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
OVC '78
Qualification(s): Student who has completed Phase 1 of the D.V.M. program with the highest standing in VETM*3070 (Veterinary Anatomy).
Amount: 1 award of $150
Rosemont Scholarship in Food Animal Health and Welfare (OVC) [I2199]
The Rosemont Scholarship in Food Animal Health and Welfare was established with proceeds from the “Excellence in Food” benefit dinner held at the Globe Restaurant in Rosemont, Ontario. The award recognizes the importance of animal health and welfare to rural life and sustainable food systems. Apply by letter detailing interest and involvement in activities related to food animal health and welfare, with two letters of support from veterinarians or faculty who have worked with the student in this area, to the Office of the Associate Dean, Students in the OVC fall awards competition. Selection will be based on the greatest demonstrated interest and involvement in food animal health and welfare. In the instance that more than one candidate is ranked equally by the OVC Awards Committee, the student with the highest cumulative grade in their Health Management courses to date will be awarded the scholarship.
Donor(s):
Janice O’Born
Qualification(s): Students registered in the DVM program who demonstrate interest and involvement in food animal health and welfare.
Amount: 1 award of $1,600
Royal Canadian Army Veterinary Corps Prize [I2097]
In 1923, Colonel C.E. Edgett (O.V.C. 1906), donated the funds from the proceeds of the sale of a horse ambulance, donated by the RSPCA for use in World War I, to establish the Royal Canadian Army Veterinary Corps Prize. Applicants must submit a plan for the work/study visit and a letter in the Fall during the call for applications from the Dean's office.
Donor(s):
Colonel C.E. Edgett (OVC 1906)
Qualification(s): Student who has completed Phase 1 of the D.V.M. program planning a work/study visit to an equine facility during the summer between second and third year. In keeping with the original terms of the award, the care and welfare of horses should be a significant component of the proposal. Selection will be based on the merit of the proposal and academic performance.
Amount: 1 award of $350
Royal Canin Companion Animal Nutrition Scholarship [I2192]
This award was created for a full time student in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program who has submitted the best case report or article concerning companion animal (canine or feline) nutrition. The report will be selected on the basis of scientific content and merit, relevance to the field and quality of the manuscript. The case report or article must be in a format suitable for publication as a Non-peer-reviewed article in the Canadian Veterinary Journal (Max. 500 words). The award recipient is strongly encouraged to publish their report in the CVJ. Submit reports or articles to the Office of the Associate Dean, Students, as part of the OVC undergraduate awards competition in the fall.
Donor(s):
Royal Canin Canada
Qualification(s): Students registered in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Small Ruminant Veterinarians of Ontario Prize [C0729]
The student who exhibits competency and interest in small ruminant medicine as demonstrated by performance in the Ruminant Health Management I rotation in the course Health Management IV in either the Mixed or Food Animal streams (VETM*4680 or VETM*4720, respectively), the Ruminant Health Management Small Ruminant module in the course Health Management III (VETM*4530), and the small ruminant section in the course Food-Animal Medicine & Surgery, VETM*4460 will be selected. Apply by letter detailing interest and experience in small ruminant medicine to the Office of the Associate Dean, Students, OVC, in the Winter during the call for applications.
Donor(s):
Small Ruminant Veterinarians of Ontario
Qualification(s): Students who have completed Phase 4 of the DVM program who have successfully completed Health Management IV in either the Mixed or Food Animal streams (VETM*4680 or VETM*4720, respectively), Health Management III (VETM*4530), and Food-Animal Medicine & Surgery, VETM*4460, and is a student member of the Small Ruminant Veterinarians of Ontario.
Amount: 1 award of $200
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
Stone Scholarship for Student Veterinarian Exploration [I0951]
In honour of Dr. Elizabeth Arnold Stone’s tenure as the Dean of the Ontario Veterinary College, alumni, staff and friends of OVC have joined together to create this scholarship. The award will be presented to the student who submits the best proposal describing a project to which they have been accepted, which will: require them to use their skills and creativity to explore new ideas, concepts and approaches that will broaden their career horizons; foster collaboration both within and beyond the OVC; and expand the role of veterinarians in society. Preference will be given to the student whose proposal describes a plan for how participating in the project will be communicated to other people within at least two demographic groups (e.g., students; the public, researchers working in the field, government officials, etc.). Applicants must also identify two individuals (faculty, staff or administrator) associated with the project (one from the Ontario Veterinary College and one from elsewhere) associated with the project who will mentor them during the work, and provide a letter from them confirming the applicant’s participation in the project. The work may be conducted during the summer or during the academic year. Apply to the Office of the Associate Dean Students in the fall. The following should be included in the application material: a) A letter describing the proposal, the applicant’s role and how the applicant’s participation in the project will use their skills and creativity to: explore innovative ideas, concepts and approaches that will broaden their career horizons; foster collaborations both within and beyond the OVC; and expand the role of veterinarians in society b) Identify two individuals (faculty, staff or administrator) associated with the project (one from the Ontario Veterinary College and one from elsewhere) who will be mentors during the work. The mentors must each provide a supporting letter confirming the applicant’s participation/acceptance in the project c) If applicable, also include a statement that describes how participating in the project will be communicated to other people within at least two demographic groups.
Donor(s):
Alumni, Staff and Friends of OVC
Qualification(s): Students registered in Phase I or II of the DVM program who have been accepted to participate in a project that will broaden the student veterinarian’s career horizons, foster collaborations both within and beyond the OVC, and expand the role of veterinarians in society.
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
Summit Veterinary Pharmacy Prize in Clinical Pharmacology [C2179]
This award will be presented to a student who has exhibited superior performance in the field of clinical pharmacology with the highest combined ranking in the course Clinical Pharmacology (VETM*4420) and the anesthesiology rotation in Phase 4. Application is not required. In the event of a tie, the recipient will be chosen based on clinical competency in the anesthesia rotation.
Donor(s):
Summit Veterinary Pharmacy Inc.
Qualification(s): DVM students who have successfully completed Phase 4
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
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
Veterinary Business Excellence Scholarship [I2173]
Dr. John Tait, on behalf of the Ontario Veterinary Group group of practices, established this award to recognize a student who best demonstrates proficiency and interest in the area of business issues in veterinary medicine. It is given to a student who has demonstrated exceptional competency in the Art of Veterinary Medicine III VETM*4220, including the simulated client interview and their performance in the end-of-year Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE). Apply by letter detailing interest in business activities of the veterinary profession to the Office of the Associate Dean, Students, OVC, in the call for applications in the fall of each year.
Donor(s):
Dr. John Tait, Department of Clinical Studies
Qualification(s): DVM students who have successfully completed the course Art of Veterinary Medicine III, VETM*4220
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
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.J.R. Fowler Prize [C2021]
Wilfreda Fowler Jackson presents a prize in memory of her father, Dr. W.J.R. Fowler. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Wilfreda Fowler Jackson
Qualification(s): Student who has successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program who is most proficient in large animal medicine and surgery in their Large Animal Clinic rotation (VETM*4670 or VETM*4930 or VETM*4710 )
Amount: 1 award of $1,750
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
Zoetis Large Animal Medicine Prize [C2010]
The recipient will be selected as having demonstrated the greatest proficiency in large animal medicine in their Large Animal Clinic rotation (VETM*4670 or VETM*4930 or VETM*4710). No application is required.
Donor(s):
Zoetis
Qualification(s): Students who have successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program.
Amount: 1 award of $700
Zoetis Scholarships [I2181]
The recipients will be selected by his or her classmates on the basis of scholarship and leadership. Application is not required.
Donor(s):
Zoetis
Qualification(s): Students who have completed Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the D.V.M. program.
Amount: 2 awards of $600
Zoetis Small Animal Medicine Prize [C2006]
The recipient will be selected as having demonstrated the greatest proficiency in small animal medicine in their Small Animal Clinic rotation (VETM*4610 or VETM*4660 or VETM*4920). No application is required.
Donor(s):
Zoetis
Qualification(s): Students who have successfully completed Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program.
Amount: 1 award of $700
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