Each year, Student Services is able to distribute scholarship and award funds to upper year Grebel students thanks to the generous donations of supporters.

The scholarships and awards are available to all Grebel students who have a formal association with the Grebel residence program in the year for which they are applying. When making decisions, priority is given in this order: Residents, Apartment Dwellers, Associates.

The scholarships and awards listed below are available for the 2021/2022 academic year. Typical award amounts are listed, although these amounts will vary from year to year based on availability of funds.


Awards for the 2020/21 academic year are in process.

For awards to be distributed in the 2021/22 academic year,

The application deadline is January 10, 2021.

Please use the Online application form.


For need-based applications, see the need-based bursaries webpage.

Alice Eisen Leadership Award

Purpose

This award supports Grebel students who have demonstrated commitment to community life through leadership positions.

Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Recipients will be enrolled at the University of Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Recipients will hold a minimum one-term upcoming Grebel residence or apartment contract (for the term(s) when the award will be dispersed)
  • Recipients will have had at least 2 previous terms in residence and/or the Grebel apartments
  • Recipients will demonstrate commitment to the quality of community life
  • Recipients will have been in an elected or appointed position on Student Council or the Larger Leadership Team 
  • Recipients will have demonstrated solid academic ability.
  • Financial need will be taken into consideration

Size of award:

Typically, two awards of approximately $750 each.

David Regier Student Award

Purpose

This award provides financial support for students at Grebel who are OSAP eligible and involved in community life.

Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Recipient will hold a minimum one-term upcoming Grebel residence or apartment contract (for the term(s) when the award will be dispersed)
  • Recipient must be OSAP eligible during the term(s) the funds will be dispersed
  • Recipient will have demonstrated involvement in life at the college.
  • Recipient must be in good academic standing.
  • Recipient must be a UWaterloo student

Size of award

Typically, five awards of approximately $1,000 each.

Eby Leadership Award

Purpose

To support and promote leadership gifts among students in at Grebel.

Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Recipient will be enrolled at UWaterloo or Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Recipient must exhibit leadership involvement or leadership potential
  • Recipient will hold a minimum one-term upcoming residence or apartment contract (for the term(s) when the award will be dispersed
  • Recipient will demonstrate commitment to the quality of community life at Grebel.
  • Recipient will demonstrate solid academic ability
  • Financial need may be taken into consideration (please address in application form)
  • Recipient will have had 2 previous terms at Grebel as a resident and/or apartment dweller

Size of award

Typically, two-three awards of approximately $700 each.

George E. and Louise Schroeder Residence Award

Purpose

This award is for students who exhibit diligent involvement and outstanding leadership.

Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Recipients will have exhibited extraordinary involvement and leadership in Grebel’s residence program

Size of award

Typically, two awards of approximately $1,100 each.

Good Foundation Scholarship

Purpose

This scholarship recognizes resident and apartment upper-year students who demonstrate scholastic ability and who are likely to make a significant contribution to the quality of community life at Grebel.

Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Recipient will hold a minimum one-term upcoming resident or apartment contract (for the term(s) when the scholarship will be dispersed)
  • Recipients will have a cumulative academic average of 80% or higher.
  • Recipients will demonstrate their significant contribution to the quality of life at Grebel
  • Recipients must be enrolled at Waterloo.

Size of scholarship

Typically, two-three scholarships of approximately $2,500 each.

Grebel Student Award

Purpose

This award supports Grebel students who are likely to make a significant contribution to the quality of life at the College.

Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Recipient will hold a minimum one-term upcoming resident or apartment contract (for the term(s) when the scholarship will be dispersed)
  • Recipients will demonstrate how they plan to contribute in a positive manner to the Grebel community
  • Recipients will be enrolled at UWaterloo or Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Recipient will be in good academic standing
  • Recipients will be enrolled in Grebel courses

Size of award

Typically, six awards of approximately $750 each.

Hildebrand Family Award

Purpose

This award is for OSAP-eligible Grebel students, enrolled at UWaterloo who have demonstrated involvement at Grebel.

Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Recipient must be OSAP eligible for the term(s) when the award would be dispersed
  • Recipient will have demonstrated involvement in life at Grebel
  • Recipient must be a future resident, apartment dweller or off-campus associate for the term(s) when the award will be dispersed
  • Recipient must be in good academic standing.

Size of award

Typically, six awards of approximately $1,000 each. 

Jacob Andres Award

Purpose

To financially assist upper-year Grebel students from one of the 4 western provinces.

Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Recipient must consider one of the four western provinces of Canada as home.
  • Recipient will be entering their second or higher year of studies.
  • Recipient will have completed at least two terms in residence
  • Recipient must demonstrate academic excellence.

Size of award

Typically, one award of approximately $500.

Joan Weber Award

Purpose

To support and promote leadership among Grebel students who are OSAP eligible. 

Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Recipients will be enrolled in UWaterloo or Wilfred Laurier University
  • Recipients will hold a minimum one-term upcoming residence or apartment contract (for the term(s) when the award will be dispersed)
  • Recipients will have had at least 2 previous terms in residence at Grebel by the time the award will be dispersed
  • Recipients must be OSAP eligible for the term(s) when the award will be dispersed
  • Recipients will have demonstrated commitment to the quality of community life at the college
  • Recipients will exhibit leadership involvement or leadership potential

Size of award

Typically, two awards of approximately $1000 each.

 Klaassen Religious Studies Award

Purpose

This award is for Grebel students who have taken or are currently enrolled in a religious studies course at Grebel.

Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Recipient will be enrolled in a Religious Studies course taught at Conrad Grebel (offer contingent on student taking/completing the course
  • Recipient will be an upper-year student
  • Recipient will hold a minimum one-term upcoming resident or apartment contract (for the term(s) when the award will be dispersed)

Size of Award

Typically, two awards of approximately $500.

Lucinda Robertson Scholarship

Purpose

To support students living at Grebel who have demonstrated scholastic ability and who will make a significant contribution to the quality of life at Grebel.

Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Recipient will hold a minimum one-term upcoming resident or apartment contract (for the term(s) when the award will be dispersed)
  • Recipients will have a cumulative average of 75% or higher
  • Recipients will demonstrate commitment to the quality of community life at Grebel
  • Recipients must be enrolled at UWaterloo.

Size of scholarship

Typically, two awards of approximately $800 each.

Marpeck Leadership Award

Purpose

This award supports students pursuing an Engineering degree and who have an aptitude for and experience in leadership at Grebel.

Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Recipient will be pursuing an Engineering degree at the University of Waterloo
  • Recipient will hold a minimum one-term upcoming resident or apartment contract (for the term(s) when the award will be dispersed)
  • Recipient demonstrates a commitment to residence program and has demonstrated leadership abilities or potential to take on formal or informal leadership roles

Size of award

Typically, two awards of approximately $750 each.

Mary Ellen and Mervin Good Family Residence Award

Purpose

This award supports Grebel students involved in leadership.

Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Recipient will hold a minimum one-term upcoming resident or apartment contract (for the term(s) when the award will be dispersed)
  • Recipient demonstrate a commitment to the residence program and have demonstrated leadership abilities or potential to take on formal or informal leadership roles

Size of award

Typically, one award of approximately $1,200.

Matthew 25:35 Award

Purpose

This award is to support Grebel students who demonstrate financial need.

Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Recipient will hold a minimum one-term upcoming resident or apartment contract (for the term(s) when the award will be dispersed)
  • Recipient must have financial need

Size of award

TBD

Nathan Paul Krueger Wiebe Award

Purpose

This award is for a student who has demonstrated strength of character or has overcome adversity.

Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Recipient will be holding a two-term upcoming residence or apartment contract (for the term(s) whent the award will be dispersed).
  • Recipient will demonstrate financial need
  • Recipient will have demonstrated strength of character or have overcome adversity
  • Recipient will have shown involvement in the Grebel community
  • Priority will be given to a student enrolled in Peace and Conflict Studies, the Faculty of Environment or the Faculty of Engineering.

Size of award

Typically, one award of approximately $500 - $1,000.

PeaceWorks Technology Solutions Award 

Purpose:

This award supports students who are pursuing a degree in technology and who demonstrate passion for peace and justice.

Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Recipient will be holding a one-term upcoming residence or apartment contract (for the term(s) whent the award will be dispersed).
  • Recipient is enrolled in technology courses at the University of Waterloo (e.g. Computer Science, Engineering) 
  • Recipient will demonstrate a commitment to issues of peace and justice.
  • Preference may be given to students who have been or plan to be enrolled in Peace and Conflict courses.

Size of award:

Typically, three awards of approximately $500 each.

Robin Jutzi Scholarship

Purpose

This scholarship supports students with unique challenges, mentally and/or physically, with demonstrated scholastic ability in Arts, Science or Math.

Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Recipient will be holding a one-term upcoming residence or apartment contract (for the term(s) whent the award will be dispersed)
  • Recipients will have unique challenges (physical or mental)
  • Recipients will demonstrate academic ability in the Faculty of Arts, Sciences or Math
  • Recipients will have contributed positively to the life of the residence or associate program
  • Recipients must be enrolled at UWaterloo

Size of scholarship

Typically, two awards of approximately $1000 each.

Sauer Family Award

Purpose

To support students living at Grebel who have demonstrated commitment to the quality of life at Grebel.

Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Recipients will have financial need
  • Recipients must be enrolled at UWaterloo or Wilfred Laurier University
  • Recipients will have demonstrated commitment to the quality of community life at Grebel
  • Recipient will be holding a one-term upcoming residence or apartment contract (for the term(s) whent the award will be dispersed)

Size of award

Typically, two awards of approximately $500 each.

Student Council Award

Purpose

This award provides financial assistance and supports and promotes leadership among OSAP-eligible Grebel students.

Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Recipients must be OSAP eligible for the term(s) when the award will be dispersed
  • Recipients will be either enrolled at UWaterloo OR be a Mennonite enrolled at Wilfred Laurier University
  • Recipient will be holding a one-term upcoming residence or apartment contract (for the term(s) whent the award will be dispersed)
  • Recipient will demonstrate commitment to the quality of community life at the college and active involvement in Student Council activities

Size of award

Typically, six awards of approximately $500 each.

Upper Year Residence Award

Purpose

This award encourages Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA upper-year students to continue living at Grebel.

Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Recipients will be part of an MC Canada or MC USA congregation
  • Recipients will have lived in residence and will have contributed positively to the life of the residence community
  • Preference will be given to students studying in the Faculty of Arts

Size of award

Typically, five awards of approximately $600 each.

College Anniversary Legacy Award

Purpose

To support and promote community life at Conrad Grebel University College and to offset residence and apartment fees.

Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Currently living in residence or apartments or planning to hold an upcoming term contract.
  • Involvement in community life at the college.
  • Good academic standing.

Size of award

Typically awards range from $500-1000.

 Mennonite Diversity Award - 1 @ $5000 or 2 @ $2500

Purpose of award:

To make an educational experience at Conrad Grebel accessible to Mennonite students from culturally diverse backgrounds and to aid Conrad Grebel in attracting a student body that is more reflective of the cultural diversity within Mennonite Church Canada.

Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

1. Undergrad from a Mennonite congregation populated predominantly by recent* immigrants or,

2. Undergrad who is, or whose family is, recent* immigrants attending a Mennonite congregation or,

3. Aboriginal undergrad with a connection to the Mennonite Church and 

4. Undergrad who holds a Grebel residence or apartment contract for at least 4 months of the coming academic year.

Notes:

1. *Recent immigrants refers to individuals or their families who immigrated to Canada after 1975.

2. Students receiving this award may re-apply for this award in subsequent years.

Matching Mennonite Congregational Student Aid

Conrad Grebel University College wants to partner with Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA congregations to support students. Grebel will match up to $250 per term, for each of your undergraduate students living in Grebel's residence. Most students do 2 terms per year at Waterloo, so the average student will receive a $500 reduction in Grebel residence fees in addition to support from their MC Canada or MCUSA church.

Ask if your congregation has a Faith Formation or Student Aid fund as part of the budget.

If they do not, this may be an incentive to initiate support for your congregation’s undergraduate students. Students apply for the support from the congregation (note that each congregation will have individual forms and deadlines). When your congregation approves the support, they send a cheque with a memo listing the students who are receiving the support. In addition to the congregational support, Grebel will deduct the matching amount directly from the student’s account.