IX. Scholarships and Other Awards

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

In-course Scholarships with Financial Need

Dr. Richard Zbarsky Memorial Scholarship [I2194]
This award is in memory of Dr. Richard Zbarsky (OVC 1976); a beloved father and veterinarian who owned Etobicoke Veterinary Hospital for over 30 years. He was passionate about small animal medicine, and believed in mentoring others. Dr. Zbarsky dedicated his time to the patients who needed him most. He endeavoured to provide the highest quality of care to all, including those with little financial resources. We offer this award in his honour; so that others may continue his efforts to help those in need. The award will be determined based on the quality of the letter of support from the organization where the student has volunteered. Students must submit a completed Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by October 7, and apply by letter of no more than 500 words detailing the quality of the volunteer experience and its impact on companion animal welfare and a letter of support from the non-profit to the Office of the Associate Dean, Students in the OVC fall awards competition.
Donor(s):
Jeffrey Zbarsky, Pamela Zbarsky, & Kathryn Zbarsky
Qualification(s): Student registered in Phases I, II or III of the DVM program with demonstrated financial need, and whose volunteer work relates to the care or well-being of companion animals.
Amount: 1 award of $1,500
Euclid-Hitachi Scholarships [I4517]
Established by Euclid-Hitachi of Canada Ltd., with the assistance of the Ontario government's OSOTF program, to assist students with financial need to continue their studies as full-time students. Apply with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form (N.A.F.) to Student Financial Services by October 7. ACCESS AWARD
Donor(s):
Euclid-Hitachi of Canada Ltd. with matching funding through the Ontario Student Opportunities Trust Fund
Qualification(s): Students with a minimum cumulative average of 70% with demonstrated financial need. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: 2 awards of $1,500
Graham Family Incentive Scholarship [I4506]
Provided by Harvey Graham (O.A.C. '39) with the assistance of the Ontario government's OSOTF program. Apply with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form (N.A.F.) to Student Financial Services by October 7. ACCESS AWARD
Donor(s):
Harvey Graham O.A.C. '39 with matching funding through the Ontario Student Opportunities Trust Fund
Qualification(s): Students entering the fourth year of a four year degree program, maintaining at least a 70% program average and demonstrating financial need, who have previously received the Harvey Graham Bursary. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: 1 award of $6,000
Howard N.B. Dorfman Scholarship [I2520]
Established by the family of the late Howard N.B. Dorfman (O.V.C.'78), with the assistance of the Ontario government's OSOTF program. Apply with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form (N.A.F.) to Student Financial Services by October 7. Students will be considered for this award automatically once a N.A.F has been submitted by the deadline date. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
The family of the late Howard N.B. Dorfman with matching funding through the Ontario Student Opportunities Trust Fund
Qualification(s): Student in Phase 4 of the D.V.M. program and who has demonstrated the most outstanding achievement in veterinary neurology, based on performance in VETM*4830 (Neurology rotation of the course Small Animal Clinics). Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: 1 award of $250
John B. Walkden and Malcolm T. Bond Prize [I2512]
Established by John B. Walkden and Malcolm T. Bond, with the assistance of the Ontario government's OSOTF program. The recipient will have been judged to be proficient in bovine medicine and surgery during the externship, based on the host practitioner's evaluation. Apply with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form (N.A.F.), to Student Financial Services by October 7. Students will be considered for this award automatically once a N.A.F has been submitted by the deadline date. ACCESS AWARD
Donor(s):
Estate of John B. Walkden with matching funding through the Ontario Student Opportunities Trust Fund
Qualification(s): Full-time students in the D.V.M. program who has successfully completed the course Veterinary Externship (VETM*4900). Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: 1 award of $3,100
Murray Iwasaki Scholarship in Companion Animal Health [I2513]
Established by Ms. Caroline Iwasaki, in memory of her brother Murray Iwasaki, O.V.C. '73, with the assistance of the Ontario government's OSOTF program. The recipient will have been judged to be proficient in companion animal medicine and surgery during the externship, based on the host practitioner's evaluation. Apply with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form (N.A.F.), to Student Financial Services by October 7. Students will be considered for this award automatically once a N.A.F has been submitted by the deadline date. Awarded in the Winter semester. ACCESS AWARD
Donor(s):
Ms. Caroline Iwasaki
Qualification(s): Students registered in the DVM program who have successfully completed the course Veterinary Externship VETM*4900 with demonstrated financial need. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: 1 award of $3,200
Ontario Veterinary College Alumni Association Trust Scholarship [I2180]
Established through the generosity of Ontario Veterinary College Alumni and supporters and in order to encourage philanthropy in future alumni. The award will be given to the student with the highest cumulative average. Apply with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by October 7.
Donor(s):
Ontario Veterinary College Alumni Association
Qualification(s): Full-time students in Phase 3 or Phase 4 of the DVM program with demonstrated financial need.
Amount: 2 awards of $1,000
OVC Class of 1977 Memorial Bursary [I2510]
The Class of O.V.C. 1977, with the assistance of the Ontario government's OSOTF program, established this scholarship after the tragic and untimely death of their classmate, Brian Mills, as a gesture of their great esteem for him. The Class also wishes that this award honour all their classmates. Apply with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form (N.A.F.) to Student Financial Services, by October 7. Students will be considered for this award automatically once a N.A.F has been submitted by the deadline date. ACCESS AWARD
Donor(s):
OVC '77 with matching funding through the Ontario Student Opportunities Trust Fund
Qualification(s): Full-time students in the Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the D.V.M. program with demonstrated financial need are eligible. Selection will be based on financial need. 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
OVC ’59 50th Anniversary Leadership Scholarship [I2174]
The class of OVC ’59 has established this annual $1,000 scholarship in honour of their 50th anniversary of graduation from the College. Apply by October 7th with a Financial Needs Assessment Form to Student Financial Services. In addition, a letter outlining extra-curricular involvement and highlighting leadership experience while in Phase 1 should be submitted to the Office of the Associate Dean, Students in the OVC fall awards competition.
Donor(s):
The Class of OVC ’59
Qualification(s): Students enrolled in Phase 2 of the DVM program at the Ontario Veterinary College who have demonstrated financial need.
Amount: 1 award of $1,000
Residence Life Staff Scholarship [I0697]
Selection will be made on the basis of demonstrated financial need and strong community involvement both inside and outside of residence. Students apply by completing the online Residence Life Staff Scholarship form and submit a letter of support from a Residence Life Staff member or member of Residence Student Government by April 30 to the Director of Student Housing. Recipients must reside 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.
Donor(s):
Student Housing Services
Qualification(s): Students registered in any degree program with a minimum 70% average who have successfully attained a Residence Life Staff position with Student Housing Services and who are receiving OSAP or financial assistance through their provincial/territorial student loan program.
Amount: 2 awards of $500
Returning Student Residence Scholarship [I0696]
Selection will be made on the basis of demonstrated financial need and strong community involvement both inside and outside of residence. Students apply by completing the online Returning Student Residence Scholarship form, submit a one-page summary of community involvement, and submit a letter of support from a Residence Life Staff member or member of Residence Student Government by April 30 to the Director of Student Housing.Recipients must have resided in a Guelph main campus residence for two full semesters to receive the entire $500 award , or one full semester to receive $250 of the award.
Donor(s):
Student Housing Services
Qualification(s): Students registered in any degree program who plan to reside in residence in second, third or fourth year who are receiving OSAP or financial assistance through their provincial/territorial student loan program and have a minimum 70% average.
Amount: 3 awards of $500
Tara Lynn Giuliani Memorial Scholarship [I0375]
Funded by the Tara Lynn Giuliani Foundation at the Hamilton Community Foundation in memory of Tara Lynn Giuliani, a bright young woman who did not let blindness stand in the way of her studies at the University of Guelph. Apply to Student Financial Services by Oct. 7th with a letter from SAS indicating registration with SAS and/or visual impairment along with a completed Financial Need Assessment Form. Selection is based on financial need
Donor(s):
Tara Lynn Giuliani Foundation at the Hamilton Community Foundation
Qualification(s): Students registered in any program who have achieved a minimum of 70% cumulative average, are registered with Student Accessibility Services and who have demonstrated financial need. Preference given to students with a visual impairment.
Amount: 1 award or more, depending on direction from the donor each year of varying amounts, but not less than $1,000
Walter and Marion MacDougald Scholarship [I4530]
Established by the family of Walter and Marian MacDougald on the 50th wedding anniversary of their parents, in recognition of their gift of life-long learning to their five children, with the assistance of the Ontario government's OSOTF program. Apply to Student Financial Services by October 7 with a Financial Need Assessment Form (N.A.F.) and a letter that includes a statement that outlines your interests in food supply, utilization, farmland conservation or woodlot management. Preference will be given to students enrolled in a program involved in food supply or utilization, farmland conservation or woodlot management. ACCESS AWARD.
Donor(s):
Doug MacDougald, D.V.M. with matching funding through the Ontario Student Opportunities Trust Fund
Qualification(s): Students demonstrating financial need with a minimum of 10.0 credits and less than 15.0 credits and who are in the following programs/majors/minors: BASc, BSc(Agr), BSc(Env), BSc(Food Science, Animal Biology, Nutrition, or Forest Science), or D.V.M., having a minimum cumulative average of 70%. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).
Amount: 1 award of $2,400
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