CFUW Guelph Scholarships and Awards – Every year we give out more than $7000!

Schedule of Awards

University of Guelph

  • $1,000 – CFUW Guelph-Engineering Scholarship. Female students registered in year 3 in the Fall semester in the College of Engineering and Physical Science are eligible. Selection is based on the highest cumulative grade average.
  • $1,000 – CFUW Guelph –Nutritional Sciences Graduate Scholarship. Female students registered in a graduate program in the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences who are working on a thesis project relevant to human nutrition are eligible. Selection is based on academic achievement, relevant research activities, demonstrated strong leadership abilities and extra-curricular activities related to nutrition and health or women’s issues. Preference is given to students who have graduated from a secondary school in Wellington County.
  • $1000 – CFUW Guelph –Master of Fine Arts Scholarship – Full-time students registered in the Master of Fine Arts program are eligible. Selection is based on excellence in studio art and/or art history. Preference will be given to a practicing female artist with additional preference to a student who has graduated from a secondary school in Wellington County.

Conestoga College

  • $1500 – Conestoga College Bursaries (3 x $500). The award is directed to female students who demonstrate financial need and are making excellent academic progress in any program. Preference is given to a resident or former resident of Wellington County.
  • $500 is awarded to a student in Conestoga’s ECE diploma or Early Learning Program Development degree program, based on academic achievement and promise.

Other Guelph Wellington Community Agencies

  • $1000 – Guelph Youth Music Centre Award. Our support helps to provide music, dance or other arts programming for youth and children, with an emphasis on families with demonstrated financial need and/or children with special needs. 
  • $1000 – Wyndham House Emergency Education Fund – provides financial support for tutoring and other assistance for young clients of Wyndham House to help them proceed to post-secondary education.
  • $1000 – Hope House Bridges Out of Poverty Education Support Fund – provides support for participants from the Bridges out of Poverty program who are registered in full or part-time post-secondary education.

From time to time, we provide other awards for students in qualified educational programs:

In spring 2019, we donated $500 to DAREarts First Roots program to help enrich educational programming for remote (fly-in) First Nations communities in Northern Ontario.

In fall 2019, CFUW Guelph created three special awards for students in financial need to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of CFUW National.  These awards provide support for up to three years of full-time study in an accredited post-secondary program and were allocated as follows:

  • One award is by way of a partnership with Indspire (, a national organization that supports education for Indigenous students. Through a program that includes matching funds from the Federal Government, our donation will provide a bursary of $3000 annually for three years. We have designated this award for a female Indigenous student studying at any campus of Conestoga College.
  • A second $3000 bursary will be paid out annually for three years to a Guelph student participant in the Teen Age Parent Program (TAPPS) at the Guelph YM/YWCA. The chosen student is a young parent who is working her way through the prerequisites for a B.ScN. program at Conestoga College. We are pleased to support this young woman and delighted to partner with our local YM/YWCA.
  • We are donating a total of $1500 to Conestoga College’s Women in Skilled Trades, a program that provides entry into skilled construction trades for women. Recipients will receive $750 in the spring terms of 2020 and 2021.

The Scholarship and Awards Trust Fund does not make awards directly to any individuals.