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Founders' Academic Merit Scholarship

$20,000 total funding per recipient

The Founders' Academic Merit Scholarship recognizes academic achievement, leadership and extracurricular activities. Every year, 10 students are awarded a Founders' Academic Merit Scholarship. Each recipient receives $5,000 per academic year over four years of full-time study, for a total of $20,000. 


To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  • Applicant must be entering post-secondary studies for the first time as a full-time student.
  • Applicant must be entering any degree program offered by the University of Guelph-Humber.
  • Applicants must have a minimum admission average of 90% (inclusive of subject requirements) based on grades submitted.
  • Applicant must have demonstrated significant leadership achievements through participation in school and/or community activities.
  • Applicant must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • This award cannot be held with the Guelph-Humber Student Leadership Scholarship, the University of Guelph’s President’s and Chancellors’ Scholarships or the University of Guelph’s Board of Governors’ Scholarships.
  • Out of Province Applicants only: Please have your high school Guidance Counsellor or School Administrator email your official transcript by February 28 to Your transcript must include grades for all completed and in-progress grade 11 and 12 courses to be considered for the scholarship.

In order to retain the award for second, third and fourth years,  recipients must maintain full-time registration, achieve a minimum 80% average each semester and submit an annual report which outlines their participation, accomplishments and leadership in campus and/or community activities each year.


Founders' Academic Merit Scholarship Application and submit it along with the required supporting documents to

Deadline: You must submit your application and all supporting documents by February 28.

Receiving your scholarship

You must be registered in a full-time course load.  We will automatically credit your scholarship to your University account. The scholarship amount for each year will be divided into two equal payments: one at the beginning of the fall semester and the other at the beginning of the winter semester.