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Upper-year awards

 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 2016/2017 academic year. Typical award amounts are listed, although these amounts will vary from year to year based on availability of funds.


For awards to be distributed in the 2017/18 academic year,

The application deadline is January 11, 2017.

Please use the  Online application


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

Alice Eisen Leadership Award

Purpose

To attract and support students with leadership qualities.

Eligibility criteria

  • Recipients will hold at least a one-term residence or apartment contract for an upcoming term(s) at Conrad Grebel and will have had at least 2 previous terms in residence.
  • Recipients will demonstrate commitment to the quality of community life.
  • Recipients will demonstrate leadership gifts and will have been a part of the Larger Leadership Team.
  • Recipients will demonstrate solid academic ability.
  • Financial need will be taken into consideration (please address in letter).
  • Recipients will be enrolled and in good standing at the University of Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier University.

Size of award:

Typically two awards of approximately $500 each.

PeaceWorks Technology Solutions Award 

Purpose:

To encourage “Computer Tech” Grebel residence students to demonstrate commitment to peace and justice issues. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students who are holding an upcoming one term contract for a residence or apartment space.
  • Students enrolled in Information Technology courses at the University of Waterloo (e.g. Computer Science, Engineering) 
  • Students who 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 up to $500 each.

David Regier Student Award

Purpose

To provide financial support for students living at Conrad Grebel University College while pursuing studies at the University of Waterloo.

Eligibility criteria

  • Recipient will hold at least a one term residence or apartment contract for the upcoming term.
  • Recipient must qualify for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) funding for the term(s) in which they are applying for this award.
  • Recipient will have demonstrated involvement in life at the college.
  • Recipient must be in good academic standing.

Size of award

Typically four awards of approximately $1,000 each.

Upper Year Residence Award

Purpose

To encourage senior students to remain on campus in either the residence or apartment complex at Conrad Grebel University College.

Eligibility criteria

  • Recipients will live in the residence or apartments (will demonstrate at least a one-term contract).
  • Recipients will be a part of the Mennonite faith tradition.
  • 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.
  • Recipients must be enrolled at Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier.

Size of award

Typically four awards of approximately $700 each.

Sauer Family Award

Purpose

To support students in the residence or apartment complex at Conrad Grebel University College and pursuing studies at Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier University.

Eligibility criteria

  • Recipients will have financial need.
  • Recipients will preferably be in the second year of their academic studies or beyond.
  • Recipients will have demonstrated commitment to the quality of community life at the college.
  • Recipient will hold an upcoming 1 term residence or apartment contract.

Size of award

Typically two awards of approximately $700 each.

College Anniversary Legacy Award

Purpose

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

Eligibility 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 ranging from $500-1000.

George E. and Louise Schroeder Residence Award

Purpose

To financially assist students living in the residence or apartments at Conrad Grebel University College.

Eligibility criteria

  • Recipients will have lived in residence and will have contributed positively to the life of the residence community.
  • Recipients will live in residence or apartment complex (demonstrate at least a one-term contract).
  • Recipients will demonstrate how they plan to contribute to community life at Grebel.
  • Recipients must be enrolled at Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier.

Size of award

Typically two awards of approximately $1,100 each.

Good Foundation Scholarship

Purpose

To support students in residence at Conrad Grebel College and pursuing studies at the University of Waterloo.

Eligibility criteria

  • Recipients will demonstrate how they plan to make a significant contribution to the quality of life at Grebel.
  • Recipients will live in the residence or apartments (demonstrate any combination of a two-term contract for Fall/Winter 2016/2017 or Fall/Spring 2016/2017).
  • Recipients will be an upper year student.
  • Recipients will have a cumulative academic average of 83% or higher.
  • Recipients will not be receiving other scholarship monies amounting to more than $2,500 in the same year as this scholarship.
  • Recipients must be enrolled at Waterloo.

Size of scholarship

Typically three or four scholarships of approximately $3,000 each.

Grebel Student Award

Purpose

To support students in the residence or apartment complex at Conrad Grebel University College and pursuing studies at Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier University.

Eligibility criteria

  • Recipients will have completed at least one term as a Grebel resident or on-campus associate.
  • Recipients will hold a one-term future residence or apartment contract.
  • Recipients will demonstrate how they plan to contribute in a positive manner to the Grebel community.
  • Recipients will be enrolled and be in good standing as an undergraduate at either Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier University.
  • Preference will be given to recipients who are enrolled in Grebel courses.
  • Recipients will not be receiving other award monies amounting to more than $2,500 in the same year as this award (not including OSAP loan or grant monies).

Size of award

Typically four awards of approximately $500 each.

Hildebrand Family Award

Purpose

To financially assist students living and/or studying at Conrad Grebel University College while pursuing studies at the Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier University.

Eligibility criteria

  • Recipient will have demonstrated involvement in life at the College. This includes the residential program (i.e. students who are holding an upcoming contract for residence or apartments, or are associates) and the academic program (i.e. are enrolled in a course(s) taught at the college);
  • Recipient must be in good academic standing.
  • Recipient must qualify for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) funding for the term(s) for which they are applying for this award.

Size of scholarship

Typically five awards of approximately $1,000 each.

Jacob Andres Achievement Scholarship

Purpose

To financially assist students seeking a higher education.

Eligibility criteria

  • Recipient will live in the residence or apartments (demonstrate at least a one-term contract).
  • Recipient will be entering their second or higher year of studies.
  • Recipient must consider one of the four western provinces of Canada as home.
  • Recipient must demonstrate positive Christian character and service.
  • Recipient must demonstrate academic excellence.
  • Recipient must be enrolled at Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier.

Size of scholarship

Typically one award of approximately $400.

Joan Weber Award

Purpose

To support and promote leadership gifts among students in the residence program at Conrad Grebel University College and pursuing studies at the Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier University.

Eligibility criteria

  • Recipients will hold at least a one term residence or apartment contract for the upcoming term and who have had at least 2 previous terms in residence at Grebel.
  • Recipients must qualify for Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS) funding through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for the term(s) for which they are applying for this award.
  • Recipients will have demonstrated commitment to the quality of community life at the college.
  • Recipients will have demonstrated leadership gifts.

Size of award

Typically two awards of approximately $1000 each.

Lucinda Robertson Scholarship

Purpose

To financially support students seeking a higher education.

Eligibility criteria

  • Recipients will hold an upcoming 2 term residence or apartment contract for either Fall/Winter 2016/2017 or Fall/Spring 2016/2017.
  • Recipients will have a cumulative average of 75% or higher.
  • Recipients will demonstrate how they plan to contribute to community life at Grebel.
  • Recipients must be enrolled at Waterloo.

Size of scholarship

Typically two awards of approximately $650 each.

Marpeck Leadership Award

Purpose

To support students who are pursuing an Engineering degree at the University of Waterloo and who have an aptitude and experience in leadership at the College.

Eligibility criteria

  • Students who are pursuing an Engineering degree at the University of Waterloo
  • Students who are holding an upcoming one or two term contract for a residence or apartment space.
  • Students who demonstrate a commitment to the residence program and have demonstrated leadership abilities or potential to take on formal or informal leadership roles.

Size of scholarship

Typically two awards of approximately $700 each.

Nathan Paul Krueger Wiebe Award

Purpose

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

Eligibility criteria

  • Recipient will be holding a 2 term future residence or apartment contract.
  • Recipient will demonstrate financial need.
  • Recipient will have demonstrated strength of character or have overcome adversity.
  • Recipient will have shown involvement in the college community.
  • Priority will be given to a student enrolled in Peace and Conflict Studies, Faculty of Environment or Faculty of Engineering.

Size of award

Typically one award of approximately $1,000.

Robin Coupland Jutzi Scholarship

Purpose

To financially assist residents or associates at Conrad Grebel University College.

Eligibility criteria

  • Recipients will be an upper-year student (with at least two previous terms in residence) holding an upcoming two term residence or associate (on or off-campus) contract for Fall /Winter 2016/2017 or Fall/Spring 2016/2017.
  • Recipients will have special challenges or disabilities. (e.g. cystic-fibrosis, arthritis, diabetes etc.).
  • Recipients will demonstrate scholastic ability in the Faculty of Arts, Sciences or Math.
  • Recipients will have contributed positively to the life of the residence or associate program.
  • Recipients will not be receiving other scholarship monies amounting to more than $2,500 in the same year as this scholarship.
  • Recipients must be enrolled at Waterloo.

Size of scholarship

Typically two awards of approximately $1200 each.

Student Council Award

Purpose

To support and encourage leadership gifts among students in the residence program and pursuing studies at Waterloo or Mennonite residents studying at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Eligibility criteria

  • Students who have financial need and qualify for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) funding.
  • Students holding an upcoming minimum one term contract at the college residence or in the apartments.
  • Students who demonstrate commitment to the quality of community life at the college and active involvement in Student Council activities.

Size of award

Typically three awards of approximately $750 each.

Eby Leadership Award

Purpose

To support and promote leadership gifts among students in residence or the apartments at Grebel while pursuing studies at Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier University.

Eligibility criteria

  • Recipient will hold a 1 term future residence or apartment contract and will have had 2 previous terms at Grebel.
  • Recipient will demonstrate commitment to the quality of community life at Grebel.
  • Recipient will demonstrate leadership gifts.
  • Recipient will demonstrate academic ability.
  • Recipient will be enrolled at Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier University.
  • Financial need may be taken into consideration (please address in application form).

Size of award

Typically three awards of approximately $700 each.

Matching Mennonite Congregational Student Aid

Conrad Grebel University College wants to partner with Mennonite congregations to support students. Grebel will match up to $250 per term, for each of your undergraduate students living in the college 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 Mennonite 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.