University-Wide Awards~Thank you for supporting the leaders of tomorrow today | Alumni | University of Guelph
  • This University-Wide Awards website celebrates donors
    who support University of Guelph scholarships and our
    exceptional student recipients of these awards.

    These awards can open doors to students otherwise unable
    to attend a post-secondary institution. Or they can free
    students to concentrate on their studies full-time rather
    than attempt to juggle part-time employment and degree
    studies.

    Donors have various reasons for giving back. Many consider
    their donation an investment in this University and in its
    students, who will use their education and experience to
    change lives and improve life.

    I am personally grateful for the support of our many donors
    to the University of Guelph. Your support advances the
    University in many ways.
    Dr. Franco J. Vaccarino
    President and Vice-Chancellor
    University of Guelph
  • Summerlee Humanitarian Scholarships

University-Wide Awards

Thank you for supporting the leaders of tomorrow today

Meet Julia Bryson
Leader of tomorrow

 

 

Julia Bryson

 

 

 

Julia Bryson is in her second year of bio-medical science at Guelph. She is from Carlisle, Ontario.

Julia is a President’s Scholar as well as the recipient of the Dr. Lionel Bradley Pett Scholarship, and a College of Biological Science dean’s scholarship.

On campus, she is vice-lead of the University of Guelph’s Jack.org Chapter—a group that is part of a national student network transforming the way we think about mental health.

She is also a research assistant for the ECHO lab in population medicine at OVC, where she is able to explore her passions for global health, science and social justice.

 

 

 

 

 

Each of these scholarships celebrates a compelling and personal story. Both the donors and recipients represent the diversity of people, programs and experiences that enriches the fabric of the University of Guelph.

 

 

New Awards

 

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.

These awards of $10,000 each plus funds to support travel costs are available to 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.

To learn more about the Summerlee Humanitatian Scholarships click here

Donors: The Angel Gabriel Foundation

Student Recipients:

Roa’a A. Hamed, College of Biological Science

Kristyn A. Pacione, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Established by the participants of the Spread Your Wings Alumni Travel program in recognition of the incredible education that travel affords. These awards are available to students registered in any degree program who have been accepted into a University of Guelph Study Abroad program with demonstrated financial need.

Donors: Friends of Spread Your Wings

Student Recipient:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winner’s name has been withheld to protect their privacy.

 

Awards Representing Longstanding Traditions

 

The President’s Scholarships, the Lincoln Alexander Scholarships, and the Chancellor’s Scholarships are the most prestigious entrance awards at the University of Guelph and recognize students of academic distinction who have made significant contributions to their schools and their communities and demonstrate the potential to become leaders in society. They are valued at $40,000 over four years and provide the opportunity for a summer research assistantship after the first year of study (approximately $8,000 stipend). Since inception these awards have provided financial support and academic guidance to 302 students, including the 11 new 2016/2017 recipients.

The Lincoln Alexander Scholarships were established in 2001 in honour of Lincoln Alexander, Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Guelph and former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, on his 80th birthday. They are intended to enhance student diversity.

The President’s Scholarship endowment fund is supported by numerous donors, including alumni, friends, faculty and staff, who have contributed more than $1.4 million since the program was established in 1987.

Donors: Multiple Donors

2016-2017 President’s Scholarship Recipients:

  • Katherine L. Bailey, College of Biological Science
  • MacKenzie A. Cameron, College of Physical and Engineering Science
  • Catherine T. Dang, College of Physical and Engineering Science
  • Andrew D. Shepherd, College of Physical and Engineering Science
  • Megan T. Sullivan, College of Biological Science
  • Hannah M. Woodhouse, College of Biological Science
  • Amber D. Ziebarth, College of Biological Science

2016-17 Chancellor’s Scholarship Recipients (Lincoln Alexander):

  • Jared Schenkels, Ontario Agricultural College
  • Peyton M.Tam, Ontario Agricultural College

2016-17 Chancellor’s Scholarship Recipients:

  • Noah H. Muntwyler, Ontario Agricultural College
  • Sean Mitchell, College of Physical and Engineering Science

Arthur D. Latornell Graduate Scholarships are funded by an endowment established with generous estate gifts received from the late Arthur D. Latornell, a 1950 graduate of the Ontario Agricultural College. This fund, which honours Mr. Latornell’s life-long interest in resource management and conservation, and in helping young people, provides up to ten annual awards of $5,000 each. Registered or incoming graduate students in any college with a minimum first-class average in the last two years, whose research interests relate to resource management and/or resource conservation, are eligible. These scholarships are awarded to students whose research relates to resource remediation/reclamation. Candidates for this award are nominated by departments, and recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement and/or quality of graduate research.

The Arthur D. Latornell Graduate Research Travel Grants are offered to assist students in attending conferences, courses, Co-op student exchanges or study abroad programs. Registered or incoming graduate students in any college with at least a first-class (A-) average in the last two years, whose research interests relate to resource management and/or resource conservation, are eligible. One travel award is also available for a student whose research interest relates to resource remediation/reclamation.

Donor Representative: William L. Campbell, OAC BSA ’55, OAC MSA’57†

Student Recipients:

  • Michael Ben-Israel, Ontario Agricultural College
  • Kira J. Burger, Ontario Agricultural College
  • Simon T. Denomme-Brown, College of Biological Science
  • Michael C. Elza II, College of Biological Science
  • Harry J. Gaebler, College of Physical and Engineering Science
  • Etta H. Gunsolus, College of Physical and Engineering Science
  • Eleanor Milnes, Ontario Veterinary College
  • Lance Ouellette, Ontario Agricultural College
  • Alexandra Sawatzky, Ontario Veterinary College

These University-wide entrance awards, worth $2,000, were established in 1996 by the Vander Pol family of Rol-Land Farms in Blenheim, Ontario. Funded through an endowment established by Hank Vander Pol, OAC ’65, Peter, Art and Eric Vander Pol, OAC ADA ’93 and their families, Rol-Land Farms Scholarships are presented each year to outstanding students entering undergraduate degree programs with a minimum 80% cumulative average.

Donor: Hank Vander Pol, OAC B.Sc. (Agr) ’65

Student Recipients:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winners' names have been withheld to protect their privacy. In total, 14 students received this award in 2016/17.

 

AWARDS REPRESENTING SPECIAL PEOPLE, CORPORATIONS & CLASSES

 

This scholarship is awarded to a graduate student contributing to civil society through international fieldwork that is part of a course of study; preference is given to students working in Africa. This $15,000 scholarship provides opportunities for international travel, as well as hands-on experiential learning, and helps develop leaders to excel in international development priorities. Recipients must be registered in full time studies with a minimum 80% average.

Donors: Students, alumni, faculty, staff, retirees, volunteers and friends of former U of G President Alastair Summerlee

Student Recipient:

Kaitlin Patterson, Ontario Veterinary College

These generous scholarships are provided by the William and Nona Heaslip Foundation and provide $15,000 annually to six students in years two through four. Recipients of this award can have this award renewed for up to 3 years provided they continue to demonstrate financial need and maintain a minimum 70% cumulative average.

William Arthurs Heaslip, a member of the Order of Canada, was chair and CEO of Grafton Group Ltd., the second-largest men's retail clothing chain in Canada. Nona Macdonald Heaslip is a former journalist and public relations specialist. Nona Heaslip is a dear friend of the University’s and was a member of The BetterPlanet Project Campaign Cabinet.

Donors: The William and Nona Heaslip Foundation

Student Recipients:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winners' names have been withheld to protect their privacy. In total, 6 students received this award in 2016/17.

These bursaries were established by Mr. and Mrs. Jones in memory of their late son, Steven Jones (B.Comm. ’97). Several awards of $2,500 are available for students entering any degree program at the University of Guelph.

Donors: Harry and Brenda Jones

Student Recipients:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winners' names have been withheld to protect their privacy. In total, 14 students received this award in 2016/17.

This graduate award was established through an estate gift from Professor Nora Cebotarev. The $25,000 annual scholarship is available to an outstanding female from a developing country entering either a masters or doctoral program. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, combined with a demonstrated commitment to social change.

Donor Representative: (TBD)

Student Recipient:

Eric R. Somerville

This award of $25,000 is presented annually to an international female student from a developing country who has demonstrated a commitment to social change entering either a masters or doctoral program. The recipient is selected on the basis of academic achievement, combined with a demonstrated commitment to social change.

Donor: The Estate of Nora Cebotarev

Student Recipient:

(TBD)

Created with matching funding through the Ontario Trust for Student Support program, this endowed scholarship of $1,500 supports a student registered in a program offered by the College of Biological Science who has completed between 5.0 and 17.5 credits, and has demonstrated exemplary leadership through involvement with on-campus or off-campus volunteer activities (student associations/charitable or non-profit organizations). This award is in memory of Hung-So Chow Yuen, alumna Stacey Yuen’s (CBS B.Sc. Hon ’03) late Grandmother.

Donors: John and Agnes Yuen

Student Recipient:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winner’s name has been withheld to protect their privacy.

Created with matching funding through the Ontario Trust for Student Support program, this endowed scholarship of $1,500 supports a student registered in a program offered by the College of Business and Economics who has completed between 5.0 and 17.5 credits and has demonstrated exemplary leadership through involvement with on-campus or off-campus volunteer activities (student associations/charitable or non-profit organizations).

Donors: John and Agnes Yuen

Student Recipient:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winner’s name has been withheld to protect their privacy.

On behalf of his family, Peter J. Devine, former member of the Board of Governors, has established two identical scholarships for the purpose of diversifying the ethnicity of the student body of the University of Guelph and fostering the participation of racial minorities and disabled persons in undergraduate programs. Students entering any degree program at the University with a minimum 80% admission average, who are Aboriginal, who have a disability, or who are members of a racial minority may apply.

Preference will be given to students of African-Canadian descent. Each Devine Family Scholarship, awarded twice every four years, is valued at $40,000, payable over four years of full-time study, provided the recipient maintains the minimum stated grade average.

Donor: Peter J. Devine

Student Recipient:

Next scholar to be named in 2017/2018.

Established by Michael Walsh, BA ’69, MA ’70, PhD ’93, and Virginia (Trimble) Walsh, BA ’72, with the aid of the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund. This $1,500 scholarship supports students registered in the Philosophy major of the B.A. program with at least 10.0 credits completed.

Donors: F. Michael Walsh, ARTS BA ’69, MA ’70, PhD ’93, and D. Virginia Walsh, ARTS BA ’72

Student Recipient:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winner’s name has been withheld to protect their privacy.

These scholarships are named in honour of Professor Bill Braithwaite, a retired faculty member who taught business courses at the University of Guelph for 50 years. The awards are designed to support students who have successfully completed 1.0 credit toward the Certificate in Business including MGMT*2150 (Introduction to Canadian Business Management) and students registered in a business-related minor, including Business Administration (BADM), Marketing Management (MKMN) and Economics (ECON) who have completed 1.0 credit towards the minor.

Donor: Anonymous

Student Recipients:

  • Jordan A. Camirand, College of Physical and Engineering Science
  • Keven Cann, College of Physical and Engineering Science
  • Dennis W. Catt, Ontario Agricultural College
  • Nebojsa Hrnjez, College of Physical and Engineering Science
  • Daniel Kolodziejczak, College of Physical and Engineering Science
  • Michael Palermo, Ontario Agricultural College
  • Baylee E. Rubinoff, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
  • Brett Rusnak, Ontario Agricultural College
  • Cori Sears, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
  • Alexander K. Thomson, Ontario Agricultural College

Family, friends and colleagues of the late Virginia Gray, former Director of the Office of Open Learning, have established and contributed to the Virginia L. Gray Memorial Bursary as a tribute to her outstanding work in continuing and distance education over 38 years at the University of Guelph. This award covers the cost of enrolling in one distance or continuing education course.

Donors: Susan Fowlie, Chris Gray, Desire2Learn and other family, friends and colleagues of Virginia Gray

Student Recipient:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winner’s name has been withheld to protect their privacy.

These bursaries have been supported by students, staff and friends to provide students access to the Open Learning program at Guelph and distance education courses that are offered for professional development and personal enrichment. Bursaries are awarded annually to individuals wishing to enroll in an Open Learning and Educational Support continuing education activity and/or in the Open Learning program (courses, certificates and diplomas).

Donor: Desire2Learn

Student Recipient:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winners' names have been withheld to protect their privacy. Two students received this award in 2016/17.

This award was created through an endowment and with assistance from the University of Guelph Graduate Scholarship Matching Program. This $7,000 award aims to encourage and recognize a student entering the Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program, who has demonstrated high academic performance and who is dedicated to developing skills in the craft of creative writing.

Donor: Edward Morwick, CSS BA ’70

Student Recipient:

Jacquelyn Ross, College of Arts

This endowed award will provide one annual award of $2,000, renewable up to three years, to any student entering into the first-year of any program in the College of Arts with the highest admission average. Recipients of this award can have this award renewed for up to three years provided they continue to demonstrate a minimum 80% cumulative average.

Donor: Edward Morwick, CSS BA ’70

Student Recipient:

  • Paige Easterbrook, College of Arts
  • Anna McMenemy, College of Arts
  • Jullia G. Tremayne, College of Arts
  • Yoel A. Yakobi, College of Arts

This scholarship valued at $2,000 is available to students entering any science degree program with a minimum admission average of 80%. Selection is based on high admission average with a preference to students graduating from Elmira District Secondary School.

Donor Representatives: John Kendall and Sandra Kendall

Student Recipient:

Cassandra D. Tuffnail, College of Biological Science

This scholarship of $3,000 established and endowed in spring 2007 by Mrs. Marion Hardy is available annually to an international student in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program. All international students entering undergraduate or graduate programs are eligible to receive the award.

Donor: Marion Hardy

Student Recipient:

Hanaa Rujully, College of Biological Science

These two awards are available for students in semesters three through six, with at least a 75% cumulative average and whose primary area of study is related to the natural sciences. The first award is based on academic proficiency. The second award is based on academic proficiency and demonstrated leadership with preference given to students from Ottawa- Carleton, Dundas-Glengarry- Stormont, Grenville, Lanark, Prescott-Russell and Renfrew counties.

Donors: Arthur Spoerri† and Rosmarie Spoerri

Student Recipients:

Lia F. Formenti, College of Physical and Engineering Science

These scholarships of $7,000 per year for up to two years are available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are entering their first Master’s program in the natural sciences and demonstrate a high admission average. These awards will be matched by the Graduate Scholarship Matching Program.

Donors: Arthur Spoerri† and Rosmarie Spoerri

Student Recipients:

  • Eamonn S. Corrigan, College of Physical and Engineering Science
  • Mara Goodyear, College of Biological Science (continuing)

The John Eccles Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student in semester 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 living in residence. The recipient will have demonstrated responsibility and leadership qualities through participation in residence-related activities and must have a cumulative average of at least 80% or will be in the top 10% of his/her program.

Donors: John Eccles, OAC BSA ’40, and Florence Eccles

Student Recipient:

Lia Humphrey, College of Arts

This award was established in 1987 in honour of Dr. J. D. MacLachlan, the first President of the University of Guelph. Dr. MacLachlan’s energy, determination and leadership contributed greatly to the founding of the University of Guelph. During the 1960’s, Dr. MacLachlan worked tirelessly to effect the progression from college to university. He especially smoothed the transition stage for the Ontario Agricultural College, Ontario Veterinary College and Macdonald Institute by acknowledging the importance of their long-established identities. The J. D. MacLachlan Scholarship is awarded to the student entering the University with the highest admission average.

Donor: Bonnie C. MacLachlan

Student Recipient:

Sydney Swartz, College of Biological Science

This $1,500 award was established and endowed by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Mr. Ron Scriver (1946-2005) CPES BA ’76. The award honours Mr. Scriver’s outstanding 32-year career with the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre and his extensive collaboration, over the years, with colleagues throughout the University system. The Ron Scriver Memorial Award is offered annually to students who are registered in the College of Physical and Engineering Science. In recognition of Mr. Scriver’s educational experience at the University of Guelph, preference will be given to students pursuing studies in the Bachelor of Computing Science Program. The endowment fund for this award was matched by the Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS) Program.

Donors: Patricia Scriver and The Ontario Universities' Application Centre

Student Recipient:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winner’s name has been withheld to protect their privacy.

This award was established in 1999 by Mr. and Mrs. Bev and Darlene Wilken in memory of their daughter, Stephanie Wilken, BA 1995. During her time as a student at the University of Guelph, Stephanie was an active volunteer in the Wellness Centre and following graduation she was a highly valued member of the Wellness Centre staff. The Stephanie Wilken Volunteer Award, valued at $1,000 is presented annually to a student registered in any undergraduate degree program, who has volunteered for at least two semesters at the University of Guelph Wellness Centre. The recipient is selected on the basis of academic performance in all courses and volunteer work at the Wellness Centre.

Donors: Darlene Wilken, CSAHS BA ’00 and Bev Wilken

Student Recipient:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winner’s name has been withheld to protect their privacy.

These awards were established in 1999 by Walter and Marian MacDougald’s children Bill, B.Sc. (H.K.) ’74; Doug, OVC DVM ’77; Jan, FACS B.A.Sc. ’77; Pat; and Ormond, OAC B.Sc. (Agr.) ’86 to celebrate Walter and Marian’s 50th wedding anniversary and recognize their encouragement of life-long learning. Two $750 scholarships are provided each year to students with a minimum of 10.0 credits and less than 15.0 credits, who are enrolled in the following programs/majors/minors: B.A. Sc., B.Sc.(Agr), B.Sc. (Env), B.Sc. (Food Science, Animal Biology, Nutrition, Forest Science), or DVM and who maintained a cumulative average of 70%. Preference is given to students involved in the study of food supply or utilization, farmland conservation or woodlot management.

Donor: Doug MacDougald, OVC DVM ’77

Student Recipient:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winner's name has been withheld to protect their privacy. One student received this award in 2016/17.

The family and friends of Erin Demers, a first-year student at the University of Guelph who was tragically killed in a car accident in 1996, established this scholarship in her memory. The $1,500 Erin Demers Memorial Scholarship is presented annually to a student in their third semester, who has resided in an on-campus residence during their first semester and who has a cumulative average of 70% or more. Preference is given to students who have participated significantly in extracurricular activities.

Donors: Kate Demers, Kenneth and Nancy Fockler

Student Recipient:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winner’s name has been withheld to protect their privacy.

Established in 1995 to honour Kenneth Osborne Hammill, OAC BSA ’51, a long-time friend of the University and retired plant manager of Blount Canada, this award was endowed with funding from the Blount Foundation. This scholarship of $9,600, payable for up to eight semesters in installments of $1,200, is presented on an annual rotation to an academically qualified student (with at least an A average) from the Province of Ontario, entering one of the following programs: B.A., B.A.Sc., B.Comm., B.Sc., B.Sc.(Agr.),B. Sc.(Eng.) or B.Sc.(Env.).

Donor: The Blount Foundation, Inc. (Blount Canada)

Student Recipient:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winner’s name has been withheld to protect their privacy.

Paul and Aileen Clarke and their five children established the endowment fund for this scholarship in 1996 in honour of Mr. Clarke’s late father, Jack Clarke, a farmer in the Blenheim area. The PAJ Clarke Family Scholarship provides $3,000 per year for four years to an incoming undergraduate student with a minimum 80% average who demonstrates a record of leadership and community participation. Preference is given to students from Blenheim district or Kent County who were raised or have worked on a farm. Recipients must maintain a 70% average in full-time study to continue to receive the award.

Donors: Paul and Aileen Clarke

Student Recipient:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winner’s name has been withheld to protect their privacy.

These $7,000 entrance awards ($1,750 for each of four years) are presented to students entering semester one in any full-time program at the University with a minimum 80% average, and who demonstrate the greatest past or continued involvement with 4-H activities. Recipients must maintain full-time studies and at least a 70% program average each year for continuation of the award.

Donor Representatives: Richard Agro, Paul Agro, and Bertram Stewart, OAC ADA ’54

Student Recipients:

  • Serena E. Allardyce, Ontario Agricultural College
  • Ruth C. Dedman, Ontario Agricultural College
  • Emily L. Duenk, Ontario Agricultural College
  • Charlene E. Elliott, Ontario Agricultural College
  • Connor J. French, College of Business and Economics
  • Elaine M. Jeffs, Ontario Agricultural College
  • Hannah M. Woodhouse, College of Biological Science

Established by the Estate of William Henry ‘Harry’ Hunter with the support of the Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS) program, these three awards of up to $4,500 will support students who are entering any program at the University of Guelph. This award was created to assist first-year students in accessing a post-secondary education and is in honour of Mr. Hunter’s late wife, Elizabeth Maud Hunter (Shier) who did not have the opportunity to attend the University due to the sudden death of her mother.

Donor Respresentative: Mark Shier

Student Recipients:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winners’ names have been withheld to protect their privacy. Three students received this award in 2016/17.

This award was established to acknowledge and recognize excellence in teaching. Undergraduate and graduate students and faculty members are encouraged to make nominations at any time. The Senate Awards Committee on the recommendation of the Office of Graduate Studies announces the annual $1,000 award winner each April.

Donor Representative: Robbie Keith, OAC BSA ’60

Student Recipient:

Jason S. Huber, College of Biological Science

This scholarship is awarded to students with strong academic performance and demonstrated interest in science as it relates to the food, personal care, pharmaceutical & nutritional, industrial, petroleum, or paper industries. Students registered full-time in any program offered by the College of Biological Sciences, College of Physical and Engineering Sciences, and Ontario Agricultural College who have completed a minimum of 7.5 credits but not more than 15.0 credits with a minimum 75% average in their last two full-time semesters may apply.

Donor: Cambrian Solutions Inc.

Student Recipient:

(TBD)

This scholarship is awarded to students with strong academic performance and demonstrated interest in business as it relates to the food, personal care, pharmaceutical & nutritional, industrial, petroleum, or paper industries. Students registered full-time in any Bachelor of Commerce major, who have completed a minimum of 7.5 credits but not more than 15.0 credits with a minimum 75% average in the last two full-time semesters may apply.

Donor: Cambrian Solutions Inc.

Student Recipient:

Tiana Sinnatamby, College of Business and Economics

Established in memory of Kevin Durie, BA ’93, by his family and friends. This award recognizes outstanding service as a Residence Life staff member and volunteer and is available to 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.

Donors: Christine Blake-Durie, BA ’91 and other family and friends of Kevin Durie

Student Recipients:

(TBD)

Established in celebration of Dr. Ormrod's twenty-six years as a faculty member and nine years as Dean of Graduate Studies (1986 - 1995). For outstanding graduate students with a child or children in day care (public or private) and beyond the first semester of full-time or part-time study at the time they hold this award.

Donors: Douglas P. and Esther Ormrod Esther, OAC Class of '75, faculty, staff and friends and the university

Student Recipient:

  • Laura Bassel, Ontario Veterinary College
  • Ari Shortt, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
  • Tatiana Zakharova, Ontario Agricultural College

The Acer Saccharum Bursary of $1,000 will be awarded to a student registered in any degree program at the University of Guelph.

Donors: Steven Ardron, B.Sc. ’09 and Celine Batterink, B.Sc. ’10

Student Recipient:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winner’s name has been withheld to protect their privacy.

This award was created in memory of Ruth E. Butler, a lifelong supporter of travel and adventure. It is available to students registered in any degree program who have been accepted into a University of Guelph Study Abroad program. Preference is given to a student on the Krakow Semester.

Donors: Audrey Jamal, BA ’98 and Scott Butler, BA ’98

Student Recipient:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winner’s name has been withheld to protect their privacy.

Established by the Havoic family, and inspired by the support that Barry Wheeler provided to David Havoic while he was a student at U of G. The award is available to students registered in any program.

Donors: Debbie Havoic and David Havoic, B.Comp. ’13

Student Recipient:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winner’s name has been withheld to protect their privacy.

 

AWARDS ESTABLISHED BY MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY

 

This award was created in recognition of the Guelph Campus Co-operative’s centennial anniversary and the students who founded it. Preference will be given to students who are members of the Guelph Campus Co-operative. Available to students registered in any program at the University of Guelph who have completed a minimum of 5.0 credits with a minimum cumulative average of 75%.

Donor: Guelph Campus Co-op

Student Recipient:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winner’s name has been withheld to protect their privacy.

Established through a student referendum approved by the undergraduate student body, this award recognizes international students’ academic merit along with involvement/leadership activities during their enrollment at the University of Guelph.

Donor: International Student Organization

Student Recipients:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winners' names have been withheld to protect their privacy. Two students received this award in 2016/17.

Funded through donations made to the University of Guelph Alumni Memorial Fund in memory of deceased alumni, this scholarship is available to students registered in any degree or associate diploma program at any campus who have completed a minimum of one year of full-time studies and are immediate relatives of an alumna/alumnus of the University of Guelph. The recipient will be selected based on academic achievement and volunteer contribution to the University of Guelph community.

Donor: University of Guelph Alumni Association

Student Recipients:

Keely E. Kavcic-Kearns, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

This scholarship was established by the Interhall Council, the residence student government that programs, advocates, and represents residence students to administration and Student Housing Services, to ensure that the residence experience remains accessible to students. Students entering an undergraduate degree program with a minimum 85% admission average and demonstrated strong leadership ability, as evidenced by extra-curricular activities undertaken during high school, are eligible for one of three annual awards of $1,250.

Donor: Interhall Council

Student Recipients:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winners' names have been withheld to protect their privacy. Three students received this award in 2016/17.

This $1,500 scholarship is sponsored by the Professional Staff Association and is available for a full-time undergraduate student who is from the immediate family of a current or retired professional/managerial employee of the University of Guelph. The recipient must have completed at least five credits and have the highest cumulative average in the previous two or more semesters to be eligible.

Donor: Professional Staff Association

Student Recipient:

Emma K. Cain, College of Biological Science

This $1,000 scholarship was established in memory of Walter and Halina Slabikowski who sent their first-generation Canadian-born children to university to enrich their lives and provide them with greater opportunities. The award is given to the student with the highest admission average who is entering any degree program, is planning to live in a Guelph campus residence, and whose parents immigrated to Canada and have never participated in post-secondary studies.

Donor: Irene Thompson

Student Recipient:

Tracy On, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Established more than 20 years ago and funded annually by the University of Guelph Faculty Association, this $2,250 scholarship is awarded to a student from the County of Wellington, entering an undergraduate degree program with the highest admission average.

Donor: University of Guelph Faculty Association

Student Recipient:

Caroline V. Bombino, College of Business and Economics

This scholarship, established by the Faculty Association, is awarded in memory of the fourteen women murdered in December 1989 at École Polytechnique and is intended to attract women to a profession that is largely comprised of men. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic performance.

Donor: University of Guelph Faculty Association

Student Recipient:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winner’s name has been withheld to protect their privacy.

Established in 1981, and funded by the United Steelworkers Local 4120, this $1,000 scholarship is presented annually to a student who is a member or former member, or who is from the immediate family of a member of United Steelworkers Local 4120, and who is entering semester two, three, or four of a degree or diploma program in the winter semester. If there is more than one eligible candidate, the award is presented to the candidate who has attained the highest relative class standing in his or her previous full-time semester, provided that a minimum of 70% standing is obtained.

Donor: United Steelworkers Local 4120

Student Recipient:

(TBD)

The University of Guelph Retiree Association established this scholarship in 2007 to provide support for an in-course student who is the child, grandchild or great-grandchild of a University of Guelph Retiree. The $1,500 University of Guelph Retiree Association Scholarship is provided annually to an undergraduate student with a cumulative average of 75% in the last two semesters of full-time study who has not won another scholarship in the current academic year.

Donor: University of Guelph Retiree Association

Student Recipient:

Aidan A. Pucchio , College of Biological Science

The Guelph 175th Anniversary Scholarship endowment, funded by a leadership gift from the City of Guelph and donations from business and community leaders, was established in 2002. Held by The Guelph Community Foundation, this endowment provides a $2,000 annual award to a student who has graduated from a City of Guelph high school, registered in any degree program, and has completed a minimum of 4.0 credits with a 70% average and has demonstrated volunteer leadership on-campus or in the community.

Donor: The Guelph Community Foundation

Student Recipient:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winner’s name has been withheld to protect their privacy.

Through a referendum vote in 2002, University of Guelph undergraduate students decided to pledge $600,000 over seven years to fund and endow bursaries for students who need support but are ineligible for traditional forms of financial aid, such as the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). This program, championed by the Central Student Association (CSA), resulted from a growing recognition by the CSA that there are many students who don’t qualify for either provincial student aid or U of G scholarships and bursaries, yet are still in need. In the academic year 2014-2015, 33 GSAP Bursaries, totaling $29,930 were distributed to full-time and part-time undergraduate and diploma students.

Donor: Central Student Association

Student Recipients:

This award has a financial need component and therefore the award winners' names have been withheld to protect their privacy. In total, 33 GSAP Bursaries totaling $29,500 were distributed in 2016/17.

 

ONTARIO GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Among the external graduate awards students may receive while registered at the University of Guelph are Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) and the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science & Technology (QEII-GSST). These are awarded through an annual competition for students. Donors to the University of Guelph provide up to $5,000/yr. and the Province of Ontario provides up to $10,000/yr. for students awarded these annual scholarships and studying at Guelph.

View more information about the OGS/QEII-GSST Program at the University of Guelph.

The University of Guelph is grateful to its alumni, friends and corporate donors who have generously contributed to the OGS/QEII-GSST Program at the University of Guelph by establishing named endowments and annual commitments.

 

This OGS fund supports an annual award for graduate students studying in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences and life sciences at the University of Guelph. The award will alternate between students in those two academic areas.

Donors: George R. Whetham, BSA ’53 and Lois J. (McNeill) Whetham, B.H.Sc ‘54

Student Recipient:

Alison Berezuk, College of Biological Science

This annual OGS fund sponsors an Ontario Graduate Scholarship for a student pursuing graduate studies in English literature.

Donor: Edward Morwick, CSS BA ’70

Student Recipient:

Jessica Popeski, College of Arts

Established in 2002 by Tim Gilbert, BA ’85 a dedicated supporter of the College of Arts, Gilbert’s LLP OGS Fund is designated in support of an annual award for a student studying philosophy or history.

Donor: Tim A. Gilbert, ARTS BA ’85

Student Recipient:

Csaszar Orsolya, College of Arts

Professor Emerita Kiyoko Miyanishi established this fund to support an annual Ontario Graduate Scholarship for students pursuing graduate studies in geography in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences. Professor Miyanishi, who taught at the University of Guelph from 1986 to 2005, always encouraged her undergraduate students to consider continuing their studies at a graduate and post graduate level.

Donor: Dr. Kiyoko Miyanishi

Student Recipient:

Dorian Pomezanski, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

This OGS Fund was established and endowed in 2002 by Dr. F. Michael Walsh, BA ’69, MA ’70, PhD ’93, a volunteer leader and advocate for the University of Guelph and the College of Arts. Dr. Walsh is a current member of the Heritage Fund Board of Trustees and a former Chair of the Board of Governors. He has directed the Dr. F. Michael Walsh OGS Fund in support of doctoral students in philosophy and history in the College of Arts.

Donors: F. Michael Walsh, ARTS BA ’69, MA ’70, PhD ’93, and D. Virginia Walsh, ARTS BA ’72

Student Recipient:

Erin Schuurs, College of Arts

This Ontario Graduate Scholarship fund was established in 2005 to honour Professors David Murray and James Snell upon their retirement. Between them, these distinguished educators devoted nearly 75 years of service to Guelph’s students, and established extremely high standards in scholarship, teaching, and service. Generously supported by the History department, and by colleagues, former students, and admirers, this endowment fund will sponsor an Ontario Graduate Scholarship each year for a student pursuing graduate studies in history.

Donors: U of G History department, colleagues, former students and friends of Professors David Murray and James Snell

Student Recipient:

Kyle Pritchard, College of Arts

Steven Diener, former member of the Board of Trustees, and his family, established this fund in 2004 in memory of Ilona Diener, who immigrated to Canada from Hungary in 1957. Ilona Diener had a lifelong passion for education and was a source of inspiration to many young people, encouraging them to pursue their dreams and aspirations. The Ilona Diener Memorial OGS Fund is designated to provide annual awards to graduate students studying life sciences.

Donors: Steven and Linda Diener

Student Recipient:

Amanda Stefanson, College of Biological Science

The Musagetes Foundation is a distinguished and generous supporter of the College of Arts at the University of Guelph. A most recent gift of $15,000 from the Musagetes Fund at the Guelph Community Foundation will support three Ontario Graduate Scholarships in Fine Art over the next several years and represents a tremendous source of support and encouragement for the School of Fine Art and Music.

Donor: Musagetes Foundation

Student Recipients:

(TBD)

The BMO Financial Group designated its pledge to “The Science of Life, the Art of Living” campaign to the creation of a new endowment fund in support of the OGS program at the University of Guelph. Proceeds from the BMO endowment will help fund Ontario Graduate Scholarships for students in programs across the University. When fully funded, the BMO OGS endowment will support five Ontario graduate scholars each year.

Donor: BMO Financial Group

Student Recipients:

  • Alexandre Leveille, Ontario Veterinary College
  • Virginia Capmourteres, Ontario Agricultural College
  • Kimberly Sider, College of Arts
  • Alexandra Coates, College of Biological Science

This endowment fund was established in 2000 by the Scotiabank Financial Group as part of its “The Science of Life, the Art of Living” campaign pledge designated to a laboratory facility in the Summerlee Science Complex, and to graduate research supported through the OGS program.

Donor: Scotiabank Financial Group

Student Recipient:

Andrew Turko, College of Biological Science

In making its corporate gift to “The Science of Life, the Art of Living” campaign, TD Bank Financial Group stated its commitment to helping students succeed in their post-secondary studies by designating its support to graduate scholarships available to students University-wide.

Donor: TD Bank Financial Group

Student Recipients:

  • Linda Melnick, College of Business and Economics
  • (Ian) James Fraser, College of Physical and Engineering Science
  • Kaytlin Constantin, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
  • Rachana Devkota, Ontario Agricultural College
  • Rebecca Acton, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
  • Charles Keown-Stoneman, College of Physical and Engineering Science
  • Bryson Boreland, College of Physical and Engineering Science
  • Christopher Mallon, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
  • Ivana Marcincinova, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Dr. Kenneth F. Gregory is a former chair of the department of microbiology. He and his wife, Marilyn have chosen to recognize their long-term involvement with the University of Guelph with the establishment of the Gregory graduate scholarship. This award sponsors an Ontario Graduate Scholarship recipient from the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Donors: Dr. Kenneth F. Gregory and Mrs. Marilyn Gregory

Student Recipient:

Ashley Brott, College of Biological Science

  • Dr. John Carlyle & Joan Gilmour Gandier Memorial OGS
  • Robert Orr Lawson Memorial OGS
  • Anne Laidlaw ISA Veterinary Research Assistance OGS
  • Kitty and Lou Newman Memorial OGS
  • Ann and Myles B. Legate 1938 OGS Fund
  • Harold L. Bancroft Memorial OGS
  • Mildred Jean Dewar Memorial OGS
  • William Mounfield Memorial OGS
  • Mary Yeandle Memorial OGS
  • Mildred Cecile Johnston Memorial OGS
  • Dorothy Britton Memorial OGS
  • John Budd Memorial OGS/OGSST
  • Alumni OGS Funds

As well, the Alumni OGS Fund, created with donations received from hundreds of alumni, supports graduate scholarships in each of the seven colleges.

For a complete, detailed listing of the University of Guelph undergraduate and graduate scholarships, please view the undergraduate and graduate calendars.

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