Graduate Award Search

MacSon Entrance Scholarship [E8020]

Donor(s):Proceeds from the sale of the former Maclaren property that had previously been gifted and the University of Guelph matching fund program
Value:2 awards of $17,500 payable over 3 semesters
  • Research Proposal
  • Reference Letter
  • Reference Letter
Deadline:August 15
  • Canadian-PR-PP
  • Non-Canadian-PR-PP

Selection will be based on: 1. Academic Record based on Admission Average only. ( /40%); 2. Academic Assessment from Referees ( /30% total, 15% for each referee assessment): Determined based on student’s research potential; critical thinking abilities; application of knowledge; and significance of the proposed research; and 3. Research Proposal ( /30%): Determined based on feasibility, significance, communication. Apply by August 15 to the OAC Awards Office ( with a research proposal (maximum 2 pages) describing how your research meets the criteria of the award and two reference letters describing your research potential, critical thinking abilities, application of knowledge and significance of the proposed research. Referees can email their letters to Please include the name of the award and the award ID number in the subject line of your email as well as on your application. Please also include your name and student ID number on your application.

Students entering any full-time graduate program in OAC who will be conducting research or studying issues related to conservation (e.g. resource, water, soil or species conservation). Preference will be given to students from Eastern Ontario (Ottawa-Carleton, Dundas-Glengarry-Stormont, Lanark, Prescott-Russell, Leeds & Grenville, Lennox & Addington, Frontenac and Renfrew counties) and/or students who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Metis). Preference will also be given to students who are not receiving any OAC entrance awards.