RIDGETOWN — The University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus has launched a new Entrance Scholarship Program to recognize the academic achievement of incoming students and help attract future leaders to the Associate Diplomas in Agriculture, Environmental Management, and Horticulture.
These new scholarships, which will be awarded for the first time in fall 2021, enhance the campus’ Student Awards Program, which distributes close to $200,000 annually to deserving students.
Recipients of the new scholarships will be selected based on their admission average. All eligible applicants and new students to the three diploma programs will be considered for these $1,500 awards. “I’m excited about the impact these new scholarships will have on helping students meet their academic and career goals,” says Brett Shepherd, Director, Ridgetown Campus. Ridgetown Campus has been a very special place for so many graduates, and this new award will help even more students become part of our campus community.”
In addition to start-up funds from the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC), and Ridgetown Campus, there has been excellent community support for these scholarships.
“We are thankful to the generous donors who have supported the new Agri-Food Entrance Scholarships so far,” says Grant Craven, Co-chair, Ridgetown Campus Agri-Food Foundation. “We are currently in the launch phase, with a focus on finding additional donor support for this fall. We welcome additional charitable gifts from individuals or organizations interested in supporting the new initiative.” Contact Liz Meidlinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-350-0203 to discuss supporting the Agri-Food Entrance Scholarships.
Future students who want to learn more about the Ridgetown student experience can visit the Ridgetown Campus website at ridgetownc.com to explore academic programs, student life opportunities, and to connect with helpful staff. You can also pre-register for the upcoming virtual open house event on Wednesday April 21, 2021 through the website or you can connect with the Student Recruiter at email@example.com or at 519-358-9542.