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 Undergraduate Studies Academic Calendar
2017-2018

Awards and Financial Aid


Upper-Year Bursaries and Awards

Faculty of Environment
 

Shelley Ellison Memorial Award

One award, valued at up to $300, is made to a third-year Planning student who has maintained a minimum 75% overall average, has financial need, and can document a commitment to Professional Planning and to the spirit of friendship within the School. Preference will be given to female applicants. An application is required by October 15.

Faculty of Environment Undergraduate Student Opportunity Award

Several awards are provided annually to support undergraduate students experiencing financial difficulties. The fund is made possible by donations from interested donors and by a matching grant from the province of Ontario. Eligible students must have resided in Ontario for 12 months prior to beginning their post-secondary education.

Don Fleming Pragma Council Award

An award, valued at up to $1,500, is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Three or Four in the School of Planning who has a minimum 75% overall average and demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students who have demonstrated strong entrepreneurial skills, problem solving skills, and/or creativity through work terms, course work, or extracurricular involvement. Preference is also given to students with career aspirations in the real estate field or urban development. Interested students are to submit an application by February 15.

Robert M. Irving Bursary

A bursary fund has been established in memory of Robert M. Irving, the first chair of the Geography Department. One bursary will be awarded annually to a full-time third- or fourth-year Geography and Environmental Management student who is experiencing financial difficulties and maintaining a minimum 75% overall average.

Ontario Automotive Recycling Association (OARA)/Summerhill Award

An award, valued at up to $1,500, is provided annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Two, Three, or Four in the Departments of Geography & Environmental Management or Environment, Resources and Sustainability or in a program within the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development. Candidates must be in good academic standing (minimum 70% overall average) and have demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated environmental leadership through extracurricular involvement or participation in volunteer activities within the Faculty of Environment to educate others about reducing greenhouse gas emissions, environmental sustainability, or making more environmentally responsible consumer choices. This fund is made possible by a donation from Ontario Automotive Recycling Association and the Summerhill Foundation. An application is required by October 15.

Lorne H. Russwurm Memorial Award

This award has been established in memory of Lorne Russwurm, an internationally known researcher and Professor of Geography 1967-1987. Professor Russwurm was highly regarded by students for his excellence as a teacher and advisor until his death in January 1987. One or more awards valued at a minimum of $600 will be made to recipient(s) who will normally be undergraduate Geography and Environmental Management students entering second, third, or fourth year who began studies as a mature student, have a good academic average (minimum 70%), and who have demonstrated a need for financial assistance. Consideration may also be given to mature graduate students and to undergraduate Geography and Environmental Management students in general. Preference will be given to persons who have actively participated in student, community, or other organizations. An application is required by November 1, March 1 or June 15.

Ernie Victor Memorial Award

An award, valued at up to $4,000, is provided annually to an undergraduate student enrolled in Year Two of the School of Planning who has achieved a minimum overall average of 75% and who has a demonstrated financial need. This award is made possible by donations from friends and family of the late Ernie Victor, a Planning graduate and dedicated volunteer and ambassador for the School of Planning, to honour Ernie’s contributions to the profession of land use planning. An application is required by October 15.

Jack Young Bursary

A bursary fund has been established in honour of Jack Young, the first Chair of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, to assist full-time undergraduate and/or graduate students in the School of Planning. Funds will be allocated based on financial need and a minimum major average of 70%. A portion of the funds is restricted to students who have resided in Ontario for 12 months prior to the beginning of their post-secondary education.

 


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