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Academic student awards

Scholarships and bursaries are made to students currently or potentially involved in the academic programs of the college. Residence requirements are dependent on the individual scholarship.

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Peace and Conflict Studies Awards

William Dick Peace & Conflict Studies Field Study Award

This award of $2,000 supports and promotes the Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) Field Study program among students at Conrad Grebel University College (CGUC) and those pursuing studies at University of Waterloo. Financial support for students will also aid the work of the agencies for which they volunteer. Recipients will be chosen using the following criteria:

  • Students pursuing a PACS concentration.
  • Students accepted for PACS Field Study program and placement with an non-governmental organization that does not provide adequate funding.
  • Students holding at least an upcoming one term residence contract at the college, with consideration given to students who have had at least 2 previous terms in residence, may be given priority.
  • Students with financial need, may be given priority.

Download the William Dick Field Study Award Brochure (PDF).

Becky Frey Student Scholarship

In memory of Becky Frey, a Grebel student who died of cancer in 1996, a scholarship of approximately $1,000 will be awarded to a second or third-year student enrolled in the Peace and Conflict Studies program. The scholarship will be based on a combination of scholastic ability and financial need.

Global Conflict Management and Transformation Award

This award supports and promotes the training of community leaders from areas of conflict around the world in theories and practical methods of conflict management and transformation. Funds will be used to offset costs of education for students from areas of conflict while they are enrolled in PACS courses or Conflict Management Certificate courses at Conrad Grebel University College.  

Recipients will be chosen with the following criteria: 

  • Students originating from an area of conflict.

  • Students who are giving leadership or have potential to provide leadership in the area of conflict management and transformation in their home community.

  • Students  enrolled in a PACS course (either as undergraduate, graduate or in the Institute of PACS Conflict Management Certificate program).

Letters of interest should be addressed to the Director of the Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College prior to March 31. The award will typically be approximately $5000.

Mary and Walter Hougham PACS Award

This award was established to provide financial support for students studying PACS at Conrad Grebel University College who have demonstrated financial need.

This award is given to:

  • Students enrolled in the PACS program at Grebel.
  • Students who qualify for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) funding.
  • Students who demonstrate involvement in and commitment to the PACS program.

The Vic and Rita Krueger Family PACS Award

This award supports first-year students intending to major in PACS, who qualify for OSAP and demonstrate a commitment to the ideals of the PACS program. Recipients will be chosen giving preference to the following criteria:

  • Students enrolled in a PACS core course.
  • Students intending to pursue a PACS major.
  • Students who qualify for OSAP funding.
  • Students who demonstrate a commitment to the ideals of the PACS program (through a letter of application that outlines personal experience in peace issues, study goals and long term career aspirations).

Two awards of approximately $1,000 will be awarded annually (50% in the student's first year and the remainder in their second year when PACS is declared as a major).

Download the Krueger Family Award in Peace and Conflict Studies Award Brochure (PDF).

Mennonite Central Committee Peace Award/PACS Internships

These awards are available to students pursuing a PACS plan who have been accepted to a Field Studies course.

Elliot C. McLoughry Fund Scholarship

Recipients of this award must be PACS students who are making outstanding contributions to the PACS program through scholarly achievement in courses or research, and/or leadership in student peace organizations.

Peter C. and Elisabeth Williams Memorial Fund Scholarship

Annual scholarships from these funds are awarded to students in the PACS program at Conrad Grebel University College who promote peace and peaceful relations between people and nations. Recipients must be students who are making outstanding contributions to the PACS program through scholarly achievement in courses or field work. Nominations are normally made by members of the PACS faculty. Awards are approximately $400.

Lina Wohlgemut Award

This award offers assistance to PACS students from the developing world, students interested in service in the developing world or students interested in service within the context of the church. An annual award of approximately $600 is normally awarded.

For more information regarding these awards, contact Rachel Reist, the Peace and Conflict Studies Undergraduate Academic and Administrative Officer.


Department of Music

The Jean Caya Music Award

This award supports and promotes musical gifts among students studying at CGUC and pursuing Music studies at University of Waterloo. Recipients will be chosen giving preference to the following criteria:

  • Students pursuing a Music major or joint-honours.
  • Students enrolled in a music course at Conrad Grebel University College.
  • Demonstrated musical and academic ability (instrumental, vocal, research).
  • Contribution to the music program of the college.

Two awards of approximately $2,000 will be given annually for four years to the successful applicants.

Download the Jean Caya Music Award Brochure (PDF).

Rudolf and Hedwig Rempel Music Award

The Award supports and promotes musical gifts among students studying at Conrad Grebel University College and pursuing Music studies at the University of Waterloo. The award will be used to attract gifted students into the Faculty of Arts (first year) and acceptance into the Music program (in the second year). Normally a student will receive 25% of the award in each of their four years of study. Recipients will be chosen giving preference to the following criteria:

  • Students who are pursuing a Music major or joint-honours.
  • Students enrolled in music at Conrad Grebel University College and holding a 75% average.
  • Contribution to the Music program of the college.
  • Students holding a current contract as a resident or associate student with the college.

Two awards of approximately $2,000 will be given annually for four years to the successful applicants.

Download the Rudolph and Hegwig Rempel Music Award Brochure (PDF).

Clemens Scholarships in Music

Each year, these scholarships are given to general and honours music majors or to joint-honours music majors who are entering or continuing studies towards a degree in music. The following criteria for scholarships will be considered: academic excellence, achievement in performance (Music Studio course), and overall contribution to the music program (participation in Grebel-organized ensembles, recitals or chamber music). At least two music courses per term are required for recipients of music scholarships. Nominations are normally made by the members of the Music faculty.

Agnes Giesbrecht Choral Music Scholarship

This award of approximately $1,000 supports and promotes choral music and training among students enrolled in the Music Program at Conrad Grebel. The applicant will have a strong academic record, be actively involved in the Music Program, possess excellent vocal skills, and demonstrate a keen interest in choral music, including the Russian Mennonite choral music tradition. The recipient will be a member of the Chapel Choir and will serve as assistant to the Director of the Chapel Choir.

Download the Agnes Giesbrecht Choral Music Scholarship Brochure (PDF).

Evanov Radio Group Music Award

One award of approximately $1,000.

This award supports and promotes a Canadian student enrolled in the Music program at the University of Waterloo at Conrad Grebel University College who demonstrates financial need by qualifying for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

Application process:

A letter of application submitted to the Laura Gray, Department of Music Chair, accompanied by proof of OSAP eligibility.

The Abner Martin Music Scholarship

One award annually.

This award given by the Menno Singers to one student who will be enrolled in a full-time music major or minor program at the undergraduate level; is affiliated with an Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) congregation; and has demonstrated involvement and proficiency in musical activities in church and community. 

The amount awarded varies, but has been over $3,000 in recent years.

Application process:

Deadline is September 15 each year. For more information and/or an application form contact Lewis Brubacher.


The Music and Culture Travel Award

This award supports music students who want to participate in a University of Waterloo "Music and Culture" travel course (MUSIC 355). Recipients will be nominated by the Department of Music from among students who are enrolled in MUSIC 355 who have submitted letters of interest. Recipients must be involved in the Music program. Financial need will be given priority.

For more information regarding these awards contact Claudia Van Decker, Department of Music Administrative Assistant.


Church Music & Worship Program

Ford-Harrison Church Music Award

One award of approximately $1,500.

The award is available to students enrolled in one of the Church Music and Worship academic plans to offset expenses related to tuition fees or enrichment activities in the area of church music and worship. Application is by letter to the director of the Church Music & Worship Program.

Download the Ford-Harrison Church Music Award brochure (PDF)

For more information regarding this award contact Kenneth Hull, Church Music & Worship Program Director.

Anabaptist/Mennonite Studies

J. William and Sarah Dyck Scholarship for Russian Mennonite Studies

An award, valued at $1,000, is provided annually to undergraduate or graduate students. The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in Russian Mennonite Studies.  This fund is made possible by a donation from J. William and Sarah Dyck. Learn more about the Award.

The Karin Packull Anabaptist Studies Award

This award of approximately $1800 supports and promotes Anabaptist studies among students at Conrad Grebel and/or the University of Waterloo. Preference will be given to:

  • Students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies at Grebel (grad students in History at Waterloo or in the Master of Theological Studies program at Grebel).
  • Students who qualify for Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF) funding through the OSAP.
  • Students enrolled in a course that deals with Anabaptist studies generally, but with priority given to courses in History.
  • Students who demonstrate an interest in Anabaptist studies and who have excellent potential in Anabaptist research.

Download the Karin Packull Anabaptist Studies Award Brochure (PDF).

Contact the Dean's Office at Conrad Grebel University College for further information.


Religious Studies

Klaassen Religious Studies Award

This award supports students who are involved in the residence program and enrolled in a Religious Studies course at Conrad Grebel University College.

This award will be given to:

  • Students who are holding an upcoming one term contract for a residence or apartment space at Grebel
  • Students who are enrolled in a Religious Studies course taught at Conrad Grebel
  • An upper-year student and first-year student

Read more information about the Walter Klaassen Religious Studies Award.

Master of Peace and Conflict Studies

The Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS) program provides a limited number of scholarships, bursaries, marking assistantships and research assistantships. Applicants will be invited to apply for these awards and assistantships after they have been offered admission to the program.

Rotary Peace Scholarship Award

This award is to support the training of graduate students and community leaders originating from areas of conflict, with priority given to international students. Students who are giving leadership in the area of conflict management in their home community and who are committed to working in the area of peace and conflict transformation after graduation will be invited to apply after they have been offered admission to the MPACS program.

This award is approximately $10,000.

MPACS Impact Award

This award supports students enrolled in the MPACS program who demonstrate the potential to make a significant impact in advancing peace following the completion of their MPACS studies. Ideally, the award would be granted to students who are pursuing an internship during their program of study. This award is given to international students in good standing or students who have arranged an international internship placement.

This award is approximately $5,000.

Vic and Rita Krueger Family MPACS Award

This award is for students who demonstrate a commitment to the ideals of the PACS program through a letter of application that outlines personal experience in peace issues, goals for study and for long term career aspirations. Applicants must qualify for the Ontario Student Assistance Program.

This award is approximately $2000.

Global Conflict Management Transformation Award

This award supports and promotes the training of community leaders from areas of conflict around the world in theories and practical methods of conflict management and transformation. Funds will be used to offset costs of education for students from areas of conflict while they are enrolled in PACS courses or Certificate Program in Conflict Management courses at Conrad Grebel University College.

The award is approximately $5000.

Lina Wohlgemut Award

This award offers assistance to students from third world and developing countries who expect to return to their home country to serve/work there, or students interested in service in the third world or developing countries. 

The award is approximately $2000.

International Tuition Scholarship

Limited funding is available to cover some tuition costs for international students who demonstrate academic excellence and relevant experience. The award amount is variable and information will be made available to successful applicants to the program.

MPACS Support Fund

Limited funding is available to cover some tuition costs for domestic students who demonstrate academic excellence and relevant experience. The award amount is variable and information will be made available to successful applicants to the program.

PACS Internship Awards

These awards are available to MPACS students who have been approved to pursue an Internship as part of their program plan for course credit.

For more information on MPACS scholarships, please contact Kelly Brown, Master of Peace and Conflict Studies Administrative & Graduate Studies Coordinato.


For general information and application forms contact:

Scholarships and Bursaries Committee,
Conrad Grebel University College
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G6

You can also email E. Paul Penner.
Fax: 519-885-0014 (attention E. Paul Penner)