Arrell Graduate Scholarships
The Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph is seeking emerging scholars who are not only academically outstanding but also passionately committed to ensuring that future generations are well fed, that diets are nutritious and equitable, and that agriculture is sustainable.
Arrell Scholarships are valued at $50,000 per year to support research focused on agriculture and food.
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Food from Thought Graduate Research Assistantships
The Food from Thought program at the University of Guelph is seeking emerging scholars who are not only academically outstanding with a strong interest in entrepreneurialism, but who are also passionately committed to ensuring that future generations are well fed, that diets are nutritious and equitable, and that agriculture is sustainable.
Food from Thought Research Assistantships are valued at $17,500 per year to support research focused on agriculture and food.
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The Aboriginal Graduate Scholarships were established to encourage Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) students to pursue graduate studies in any discipline. Students entering or registered in any program who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) with at least a first-class (A-) average in the most recently completed two years of academic study. In-course students beyond semester level 3 as of the scholarship application deadline are ineligible to apply.
February 1, 2020
How to Apply
Students apply by February 1st by submitting the following to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org :
- Students apply by submitting:
- a one page cover letter that includes the applicant’s full name, student ID # (if applicable), email address (if not a U of Guelph student yet), proposed/current graduate program, proposed/current department, brief description of the proposed/current research or statement of interest, and a declaration of Aboriginal identity or affiliation.
- a Resume/CV
- 2 letters of support from academic and/or community-based referees
- Application packages may be submitted in hard copy format to the front counter in the Office of Graduate Studies (UC Level 3) or in electronic format by scanning the documents into a single pdf and emailing them to email@example.com with “Aboriginal Graduate Scholarship Application” indicated in the subject line
- Letters of Support may be given to the applicant to scan and include in their scholarship application package or sent directly by the letter writer to the Graduate Awards Officers at firstname.lastname@example.org as a pdf
- Eligible applications will be reviewed and the recipients will be selected by the Office of Graduate Studies Awards Committee
- All applicants will be notified by email whether or not they were successful
Selection will be based on academic excellence, critical thinking, application of knowledge and/or research potential. Students must maintain satisfactory progress for the duration of the scholarship.
Value & Duration
Up to 5 awards annually, of $30,000 (payable over 6 semesters) for Master's and $120,000 (payable over 12 semesters) for Doctoral.
Please contact Graduate Awards Officers by email: email@example.com
Value & Duration
At $12,500 per year for up to four years, these scholarships essentially cover the difference between international and domestic tuition. The scholarship will be paid in three equal installments per year.
International doctoral students admitted to a full-time program with a minimum 80% (A-) admission average, and who are billed at international tuition rates, are eligible subject to the criteria listed below. International doctoral students admitted with an average lower than 80%, and who meet all other criteria, will be eligible in the semester following successful completion of their qualifying exam, for the remainder of the four-year period of eligibility. Students who transfer from a Master’s program to a doctoral program will be eligible starting in the semester in which they are enrolled in the doctoral program, for the remainder of the four-year period of eligibility.
- International students who become permanent residents or Canadian citizens will no longer be eligible for the scholarship.
- Incoming students who have not identified their residency status with the Office of Registrarial Services by the 14th class day are not eligible until such evidence is presented.
- Students must maintain full-time registration and satisfactory progress in their program.
- Not tenable with the International Graduate Tuition Scholarship, Ontario Trillium Scholarships, Brock Doctoral Scholarships, Arrell Scholarships, Vanier CGS-D, Dairy Farmers of Ontario, China Scholarship Council, CONACyT, Science without Borders or any other third party funding (e.g., workplace funding, scholarships from a home government).
- Students who transfer from full-time to part-time status are no longer eligible to hold the award. However, should the student return to full-time status, and all other criteria are met, they will be eligible to hold the award for the remainder of the four-year period of eligibility (part-time semesters will be equated to full-time semesters on a 3:1 ratio).
How to Apply
- No application required. Students who meet all eligibility criteria will receive the scholarship automatically.
Please contact the Graduate Program Assistant in the department to which you will apply (contact information available by program here).
The Graduate Awards Search tool provides a comprehensive list of all internal awards that are available university-wide or specific to a College. Students can also search for entrance awards, awards for in-course students, and travel awards using award name or keyword/phrase.
Internal awards may be due to the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS), Student Financial Services (SFS), the academic department/school, or in some cases, the College Dean’s Office. The Graduate Awards Search tool informs students of deadlines, supplementary material that may be required as part of the application package, as well as the location that the application should be submitted to.