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Name:
James I. Elliot Bursary in Agricultural and Food Sciences (Diploma)
Description:
In honour of his contributions to the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba and to the agricultural industry, friends and colleagues of Dr. James I. Elliot have established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has also made a contribution to this fund.

James I. (Jim) Elliot graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College in 1962 with a B.S.A. degree in Animal Husbandry. From 1962 to 1969, he studied at the University of Alberta, receiving a M.Sc. in 1965 and his Ph.D. in 1969, both in animal nutrition. In 1969, he joined the staff of MacDonald College at McGill University as Assistant Professor of Animal Science. In 1972, he moved the Research Branch of Agriculture Canada as a research scientist at the Animal Research Centre. He was appointed Chair of the Swine Production Program at the Centre in 1976 and Deputy Director in 1984. Dr. Elliot was named Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba in 1989 and remained in this position until 1999. He is the author or coauthor of more than 100 scientific and miscellaneous publications and holds two patents. Dr. Elliot has served on a large number of provincial and national committees concerned with animal agriculture as well as several review task forces and foreign missions. He has also been active on boards in the agribusiness community. He is a member of the Canadian Society of Animal Science, the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists (MIA) and the Agriculture Institute of Canada (AIC). In 1984, he served as President of the Canadian Society of Animal Science. During 1982-1983, he was a member of the National Council of AIC and in 1998, he served as President of the MIA. Dr. Elliot holds the Award of Merit from the Canadian Society of Animal Science and is a Fellow of the AIC.

A bursary of $2500 shall be offered to a student who:

(1) is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;

(2) is enrolled full-time in the degree programs of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba;

(3) has completed at least 84 credit hours in any of the undergraduate degree programs offered by the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences;

(4) has achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0;

(5) has demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.

A bursary of $1000 is to be offered to a student who:

(1) is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;

(2) is enrolled full-time in the Diploma in Agriculture program in the School of Agriculture at the University of Manitoba;

(3) has completed at least 43 credit hours toward the Diploma in Agriculture;

(4) has achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0;

(5) has demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.

These bursaries will not be offered for the first time until such time as the fund supporting them generates a minimum of $3000 in available annual income. Once $3000 is available, both bursaries will be offered. Excess funds beyond $3000 will be returned to the capital until such time as the fund generates $6000. Then, when the fund begins to generate $6000, a second degree and a second diploma bursary will be offered. The number of awards will continue to increase in this fashion as additional gifts to the fund allow for larger amounts of interest to be generated.

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

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To be eligible for this bursary, please fill out and submit the “University of Manitoba General Bursary Application” now available on Aurora Student
Check the “Student Awards and Financial Aid” Tab and apply

Deadline to apply: October 1, 2015

For more information and to learn about the General bursary criteria, please go to: http://umanitoba.ca/student/fin_awards/bursaries/index.html
Entrance:
No
Award Type:
Bursary
Application Required:
Yes
Close Date:
2018-07-26
Supporting Files:

None


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