Award Details


Award Information
Name:
George Weston Scholarship
Description:
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba to support exceptional in-course undergraduate students. An initial donation of $200,000 will support, in perpetuity, three full-tuition undergraduate scholarships valued at between $3,000 and $4,000 and to be given on an annual basis. One scholarship will be offered to a student enrolled in Human Nutritional Sciences or Food Science, one to a student in Agriculture (in a program other than Food Science), and one to a student in the Faculty of Arts or the School of Art or Music. Each of these scholarships will be offered to a student who:

(1) has completed at least 30 credit hours of full-time study (at least 100 percent of a full-course load);

(2) has achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5;

(3) registers in full-time study for the subsequent year of undergraduate study;

(4) demonstrates exceptional community involvement, excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), and has outstanding abilities and achievements.

As part of the application process, the applicants will be required to submit a brief biographical essay outlining the scope of their community involvement and contributions, and the short-listed candidates will, if necessary, be interviewed by members of the selection committees. In the event of a tie, preference may be given to students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Two selection committees shall be named by the Director of Financial Aid and Awards, who may serve as Chair of both, or name a designate. One committee shall include representatives from the Faculty of Arts, School of Music, and School of Art. The second committee shall include representatives from Human Nutritional Sciences and the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences.

IMPORTANT: THE APPLICATION FOR THIS AWARD MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE VIA YOUR AURORA STUDENT ACCOUNT.
Entrance:
No
Award Type:
Scholarship
Application Required:
Yes
Close Date:
2018-07-26
Supporting Files:

None


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