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J.C. Gilson Agribusiness Fellowship
Upon the retirement of Dr. James Clayton Gilson, his colleagues, alumni, friends and family established a fund for the purpose of offering one or more graduate students a fellowship in agribusiness for a prospective Master of Science student in Agricultural Economics.

Each year the available annual interest will be used to offer one or more graduate awards, renewable for one year (upon satisfactory progress), to an outstanding student(s) beginning the Master of Science program in the Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics at The University of Manitoba. Applications will be available from the Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics office and will be due in the Office of the Dean of Agricultural and Food Sciences by an advertised deadline each year.

One fellowship with a minimum value of $15,000 will be offered to one student who:

(1) is entering the Master of Science program in the Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics as a full-time student;

(2) has an outstanding record of academic achievement (minimum G.P.A. 3.5 over the most recent 60 credit hours of study);

(3) demonstrates a research interest (thesis topic) in the area of agricultural business.

If, in the judgment of the selection committee, there are no suitable candidates for this fellowship, it need not be awarded in that year. If there are sufficient funds, an additional Gilson Fellowship may be offered to another student who meets the above criteria, up to a maximum value of $15,000. Due to inflation and other factors, the selection committee may change the annual fixed amount periodically using the unspent revenue of this fund.

The Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or designate) will ask the Awards Committee of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences to name the selection committee.
The Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if, because of changed conditions, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modification shall conform as closely as possible to the expressed intention of the donor in establishing the award.

Biographical Information
Dr. James Clayton Gilson served The University of Manitoba as Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Vice President (Academic). His ability as a teacher and researcher was recognized in 1981 when he was The University of Manitoba Distinguished Professor. However, Dr. Gilson’s reputation goes far beyond the University boundaries due to his exceptional ability to apply his research and scholarship to assist the agribusiness community.

Established: Senate March 6, 1996
*Edit 12/00 - change in interest allocation method
Senate: April 5, 2017

1 Scholarship
Value: To be determined
Value for 2013-2014 was: $16,500.00

Application Deadline: May 20, 2015 @ 4 PM. Please submit all application materials to Regan Sarmatiuk in Room 248 Agriculture.

To apply for this scholarship, please fill out and submit the J.C. Gilson Agribusiness Fellowship application form.
Please download it from "Supporting Files" below.
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