Franco J. Vaccarino President’s Scholarship

  • Bachelor
  • up to for 4 years
  • 25 January 2023

Established in 2020 to honour and recognize the leadership and contributions made by the University of Guelph’s outgoing president, Dr. Franco Vaccarino. This scholarship is the University of Guelph’s most prestigious award offered to an entering International student and aligns with Dr. Vaccarino’s vision on internationalization.


Selection will be made on superior leadership ability and potential as demonstrated through positions held, extra-curricular activities, involvement in high school and communities and reference support. The scholarship will be renewed each year provided the recipient remains registered in full-time studies and achieve a minimum 80.0% average in their previous academic year of full-time study and continue to demonstrate the leadership qualities on which the award was given. Recipients must provide an annual report to the President's and Chancellors' Scholarship Selection and Review Committee (PCSSRC) detailing leadership and engagement activities throughout the year. International students (not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or convention refugee of Canada) entering a degree program with a record of academic excellence who have made significant leadership and innovative contributions to their schools and/or communities and who also demonstrate the potential to become a leader in society.

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1 award of $42,500 ($8,250 annually for 4 years of study plus one $9,500 stipend for summer research assistantship)


Students apply by January 25 by completing the online application. Short-listed candidates will be invited to campus for an interview.

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