Award Details


Award Information
Name:
Willy Wiebe Graduate Fellowship in Agricultural and Food Sciences
Description:
Through a testamentary gift from Willy Wiebe, a farmer from the rural municipality of Rhineland in Manitoba, an endowment fund of $450,000 has been established at the University of Manitoba to support a graduate fellowship in breeding and research in Canadian Western Red Spring Wheat. The first award will be offered in 2005.

The fellowship, valued at the available annual income, will be offered to a student who:

(1) is enrolled as a full-time student in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba in a Master’s or Ph.D. program in Agricultural and Food Sciences;

(2) as a Master’s student, achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 in the last 60 credit hours completed in their undergraduate program or, as a Ph.D. student, achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.75 in their Master’s program;

(3) demonstrates an interest in and potential for research;

(4) has identified an advisor in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences who is willing to support a project in breeding and research in Canadian Western Red Spring Wheat.

The fellowship cannot be held with another award valued at or higher than the current level of the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship that is offered at the recipient’s level of study (Master’s or Ph.D. level).

Applicants will be required to submit a completed application form on or before the designated deadline date. Application forms will be made available from the Office of the Dean in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences.

The fellowship can be renewed once by the same recipient in a Master’s program, and twice for the same recipient in a Ph.D. program. The fellowship recipient will receive a renewal provided they are making satisfactory progress in their program. In years when a renewal of the award is made, no new award will be offered. If, in the judgment of the selection committee, no applicants meet the award criteria in a given year, the award will not be made in that year.

The selection committee will be the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences Awards Committee.

This agreement may be amended by the mutual consent of the donor (or designate) and the University of Manitoba. All such amendments shall be in writing. In the absence of the donor (or designate), and providing all reasonable efforts have been made to consult, 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.

Established: October, 2004
Revised: Senate May 17, 2017

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One fellowship valued at $28,825 for 2015-2016

To be eligible for this scholarship, please submit all necessary documents along with the the Willy Wiebe Graduate Fellowship in Agricultural and Food Sciences application form.

Please download the application form from "Supporting Files" below.

Deadline to apply: January 17, 2018 @ 11:59 p.m.
Entrance:
No
Award Type:
Fellowship
Application Required:
Yes
Close Date:
2018-01-17

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