Students who live in Renison Residence have access to awards and bursaries each year. Students are invited to apply for the awards and bursaries, and recipients are decided upon by Renison's Student Affairs & Community Education Scholarships Committee.

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Awards are now closed for the 2022-2023 year. Please come back in Fall 2023!

David Hartry Memorial Award

Award Value: $1,000 award for two students each annually

Term Awarded: Winter

The Rev’d Canon David Hartry, former Chaplain and Warden of Residence at Renison, died on Monday July 9, 2007.  David was an extremely popular and active member of the Renison and Kitchener-Waterloo communities.  He had a great sense of humor and wit, compassion and generosity, and was loved by students, faculty and staff alike.  In that spirit, the annual David Hartry Memorial Award recognizes a student who exhibits those qualities within the Renison University College community. Note that Dons are allowed to apply for this award.

To be eligible for this award, a student must: 

  1. be a resident of Renison
  2. demonstrate positive life involvement
  3. demonstrate academic excellence
  4. demonstrate financial need

Dunker Family Centennial Award

Award Value:  $1,500 award for one student annually

Term Awarded: Winter

This award was established by the family of the late Mr. Carl Dunker, one of the founders of Renison University College, and is granted annually to a resident student in recognition of their contribution to the life of Renison.

To be eligible for this award, a student must: 

  1. be a full-time student
  2. be a resident of Renison
  3. have a GPA of 75% of higher
  4. be able to describe their activity and involvement in residence life

Jacob Hillerby Memorial Award

Award Value: TBA

Term Awarded: Fall

This award is founded in memory of Jake Hillerby, who, as a baby, was fascinated with switches and gears and showed a focused determination to figure out how different objects worked. He seemed destined to be an engineer one day, just like his father and grandfather, using his engineering degree to solve problems that could improve people’s lives. Jacob died before he got that chance, so his family and friends have donated the money for this award to support other students to use their engineering skills to improve people’s lives in some way. This award will be given to an engineering student living at Renison University College, who can demonstrate financial need and shows an intention to use their engineering skills to improve people’s lives.  

To be eligible for this award, a student must: 

  1. Be living in residence at Renison University College at the time of their application
  2. Be registered full-time in a program in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo
  3. Be able to demonstrate financial need
  4. submit a scholarship application