Undergraduate Awards

International Development Studies Scholarships and Awards

Larry and Margaret Dickenson Scholarship in International Development

Qualification(s): Students registered in the Bachelor of Arts program majoring in International Development Studies whose volunteer work is related to international relations and career aspirations focus on international relations, international political economy, foreign aid, foreign affairs social service or political science are eligible to apply.

To apply: Submit (electronically only) a one-page letter outline your volunteer work and commitment to services by May 31, 2022 to the GIDS Awards Committee (idadvisor@uoguelph.ca).

1 award of $2000


 Excellence in International Development Studies Prize (Graduation Award)

Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated service to the community. Apply by letter (no more than two pages), outlining university and off-campus community service activities in Canada and abroad, to the attention of the "GIDS Awards Committee."

Submit applications electronically by April 29, 2022 to the GIDS Awards Committee (idadvisor@uoguelph.ca).

Qualification(s): Students registered in their final year of studies in the Bachelor of Arts program majoring in International Development who will be graduating in June, or who have graduated in the previous two convocations, with a minimum cumulative average of 80% in the previous two years of study.

1 award of $1,000


 International Development Studies Prizes (Graduation Award)

Awarded annually to an outstanding student in each of the seven areas of emphasis in the International Development major. These prizes are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated service to the community. Apply by letter (no more than two pages), outlining university and off-campus community service activities in Canada and abroad, to the attention of the "GIDS Awards Committee"

Submit applications electronically by April 29, 2022 to the GIDS Awards Committee (idadvisor@uoguelph.ca).

Qualification(s): Students registered in their final year of studies in the Bachelor of Arts program majoring in International Development who will be graduating in June, or who have graduated in the previous two convocations, with a minimum cumulative average of 80% in the previous two years of study.

7 awards of $200 each

International Development Studies Award Recipients 

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