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Scholarships and bursaries are made to students currently or potentially involved in the academic programs of the college. Residence requirements are dependent on the individual scholarship.

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Peace and Conflict Studies Awards

William Dick Peace & Conflict Studies Field Study Award

This award of $2,000 supports and promotes the Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) Field Study program among students at Conrad Grebel University College (CGUC) and those pursuing studies at University of Waterloo. Financial support for students will also aid the work of the agencies for which they volunteer. Recipients will be chosen using the following criteria:

Students pursuing a PACS concentration.

Students accepted for PACS Field Study program and placement with an non-governmental organization that does not provide adequate funding.

Students holding at least an upcoming one term residence contract at the college, with consideration given to students who have had at least 2 previous terms in residence, may be given priority.

Students with financial need, may be given priority.

Download the William Dick Field Study Award Brochure (PDF).

Becky Frey Student Scholarship

In memory of Becky Frey, a Grebel student who died of cancer in 1996, a scholarship of approximately $1,000 will be awarded to a second or third-year student enrolled in the Peace and Conflict Studies program. The scholarship will be based on a combination of scholastic ability and financial need.

Global Conflict Management and Transformation Award

This award supports and promotes the training of community leaders from areas of conflict around the world in theories and practical methods of conflict management and transformation. Funds will be used to offset costs of education for students from areas of conflict while they are enrolled in PACS courses or Conflict Management Certificate courses at Conrad Grebel University College.  

Recipients will be chosen with the following criteria: 

Students originating from an area of conflict.

Students who are giving leadership or have potential to provide leadership in the area of conflict management and transformation in their home community.

Students  enrolled in a PACS course (either as undergraduate, graduate or in the Institute of PACS Conflict Management Certificate program).

Letters of interest should be addressed to the Director of the Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College prior to March 31. The award will typically be approximately $5000.

Mary and Walter Hougham PACS Award

This award was established to provide financial support for students studying PACS at Conrad Grebel University College who have demonstrated financial need.

This award is given to:

Students enrolled in the PACS program at Grebel.

Students who qualify for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) funding.

Students who demonstrate involvement in and commitment to the PACS program.

The Vic and Rita Krueger Family PACS Award

This award supports first-year students intending to major in PACS, who qualify for OSAP and demonstrate a commitment to the ideals of the PACS program. Recipients will be chosen giving preference to the following criteria:

Students enrolled in a PACS core course.

Students intending to pursue a PACS major.

Students who qualify for OSAP funding.

Students who demonstrate a commitment to the ideals of the PACS program (through a letter of application that outlines personal experience in peace issues, study goals and long term career aspirations).

Two awards of approximately $1,000 will be awarded annually (50% in the student's first year and the remainder in their second year when PACS is declared as a major).

Download the Krueger Family Award in Peace and Conflict Studies Award Brochure (PDF).

Mennonite Central Committee Peace Award/PACS Internships

These awards are available to students pursuing a PACS plan who have been accepted to a Field Studies course.

Elliot C. McLoughry Fund Scholarship

Recipients of this award must be PACS students who are making outstanding contributions to the PACS program through scholarly achievement in courses or research, and/or leadership in student peace organizations.

Peter C. and Elisabeth Williams Memorial Fund Scholarship

Annual scholarships from these funds are awarded to students in the PACS program at Conrad Grebel University College who promote peace and peaceful relations between people and nations. Recipients must be students who are making outstanding contributions to the PACS program through scholarly achievement in courses or field work. Nominations are normally made by members of the PACS faculty. Awards are approximately $400.

Lina Wohlgemut Award

This award offers assistance to PACS students from the developing world, students interested in service in the developing world or students interested in service within the context of the church. An annual award of approximately $600 is normally awarded.

For more information regarding these awards, contact Rachel Reist, the Peace and Conflict Studies Undergraduate Academic and Administrative Officer.

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