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Summerlee Humanitarian Scholarships [I0964]

Donor(s):The Angel Gabriel Foundation
Value: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
Awarded:In the fall and the recipient must be registered to receive, In the winter and the recipient must be registered to receive, In the summer and the recipient must be registered to receive
  • Apply By Letter
  • Reference Letter
Deadline:March 1st
  • Canadian-PR-PP
  • Non-Canadian-PR-PP

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 should send details of their travel to Student Financial Services at awards@uoguelph.ca at least 2 months prior to departure. Submit a budget that includes fundraising goals and outlines the cost of the planned international travel and/or conference (if applicable) and a description of the travel: timing of travel, location, goals, and anticipated outcomes of the travel. Recipients must adhere to the University of Guelph’s Safe Travel Policy and complete the required pre-departure orientation.

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.