Established in 2020 as a way to celebrate and acknowledge the leadership and accomplishments made by Dr. Franco Vaccarino, who will be stepping down as president of the University of Guelph in 2020. This scholarship is the most prestigious prize that the University of Guelph has to give for an International student who is beginning their studies at the university, and it coincides with Dr. Vaccarino’s philosophy on internationalization.
The selection of candidates will be based on their outstanding leadership abilities and potential, as evidenced by positions held, extracurricular activities, involvement in high school and communities, and support from references. Students submit their applications by filling out the online form no later than January 25. Those candidates who made it to the final round will be asked to come in for an interview on campus.
The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis provided that the recipient maintains full-time student status, achieves a grade point average of at least 80 percent in their most recent academic year of full-time study, and continues to demonstrate the qualities of leadership that were considered when selecting the recipient of the award. Recipients are obligated to submit an annual report to the President’s and Chancellors’ Scholarship Selection and Review Committee (PCSSRC), in which they must outline the leadership and engagement activities that they participated in throughout the previous year.
About the Scholarship Sponsor:
The Institution of Guelph is a comprehensive university of a medium size that was founded in 1964. It provides students with a wide range of academic options, including more than 85 different majors, which allows for a great deal of freedom. Over 1,400 students from more than 100 different countries currently call the University of Guelph their home. It is a one-hour drive from Toronto and located in Guelph, Ontario, which is ranked as one of the top 10 finest locations to live in all of Canada. The primary campus of the university covers an area of 1,017 acres of land and includes a research park as well as an Arboretum filled with natural elements.
It is one of the most research-intensive universities in Canada and is also the largest employer in Guelph. The university receives more than $80 million in annual support for research. The University places a strong focus on experiential learning by having students participate in things like field courses and co-op assignments. This is done to guarantee that graduates are equipped with the knowledge and experience necessary to be successful in their future employment. In addition, the University of Guelph offers scholarships for international students based on merit that range from $17,500 to $20,500 over the course of four years.
The Ontario Agricultural College, the MacDonald Institute, and the Ontario Veterinary College merged to form the University of Guelph (U of G) in the early 1960s. This led to the establishment of the Guelph campus of the university. It is well-known for its lovely and secure campuses, which are matched by a culture that is warm and encouraging, as seen by the fact that it has the number one student satisfaction ranking in Canada. The University of Guelph is a public research university that is famous for its historic and contemporary architecture, as well as its cutting-edge technologies. The University of Guelph has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1, which places a high priority on student participation, which is critical to both learning and research. The University of Guelph equips its graduates with the knowledge and abilities necessary to make a positive impact on the world and to succeed in their future employment through the use of experiential learning methods such as cooperative education (co-op).
The total number of students currently enrolled at the university is 29,507. According to the record, the number of enrollments has been rising at a quick pace, which is the primary factor that led the university to make the decision to increase the size of its campus space and construct additional teaching buildings. The primary library at the academic institution houses thousands of publications, including books, periodicals, magazines, and research documents. In addition, there are a few graduate programs that are offered jointly by the institution, such as Biology, Chemistry, Public Policy, and History.
The university boasts a roster of prominent alumni that includes people like the renowned author Alan Armitage, the actress Laura Bertram, the journalist and lawyer Mark Bourrie, the poet Chris Banks, the research scientist Karen Beauchemin, the software developer Tim Bray, and Elizabeth Yake (Film producer). Aside from this, some of the notable graduates of the University of Guelph include people like John Wise (a politician), Edgar Archibald (an agricultural scientist), Roberta Bondar (Canada’s first female astronaut), Jackie Perez (a television personality), Alissa York (a novelist), Liz Sandals (a politician), Rupan Bal (a famous YouTuber), and Kathleen Daisy Miller (a popular short-story writer).
Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Guelph
Scholarship Country: Canada
Scholarship Worth: $42,500
Scholarship Type: Undergraduate
Nationality: International Students
- 1 scholarship in the amount of $42,500 ($8,250 per year for a total of 4 years of study + one stipend in the amount of $9,500 for summer research assistantship)
Eligibility for Scholarship
- Students who have achieved academic excellence, who have made significant contributions to their schools and communities, who have demonstrated innovative and unique approaches to bringing about change and/or improvements in life, and who demonstrate the greatest potential to become future leaders are encouraged to submit an application.
- You are qualified to submit an application if you:
- have a valid student ID number from the University of Guelph and have previously submitted an application for admission;
- are attending the first semester of any undergraduate degree program at the University of Guelph; are students from a country that requires a VISA to study in the United States;
- Have not previously attended an institution for post-secondary education;
- Have a minimum entrance average that is equivalent to at least 90 percent of the Canadian curriculum; and Have made substantial leadership contributions to both your school and community.
- International students are defined as those who are not citizens, permanent residents, or convention refugees of Canada and who are enrolling in a degree program. These students have a track record of academic excellence, have demonstrated significant leadership and innovative contributions to their schools and/or communities, and have the potential to become leaders in society.
Undergraduates at Leeds University in the United Kingdom can apply for a scholarship for the 2023–2024 school year. In an effort to inspire all students to continue their study, the University of Leeds is looking for exceptional students who can participate in research across the Mathematics department and are inspired to pursue higher education.
The University of Guelph 2023 Dr. Franco Vaccarino scholarship for international Students (Canada) is open to all International Students
- Are you interested, and do you qualify? To submit your application, please visit the University of Guelph’s website at www.uoguelph.ca.
- On-line application
- Note By the end of November, applications for the year 2023 will be made available.
The application deadline for University of Guelph 2023 Dr. Franco Vaccarino scholarship for international Students (Canada) is January 25, 2023