HQP Application Checklist

This checklist is designed to help you make sure you are eligible for the scholarship, gather the documents you need, and submit a complete application. You do not need to submit the checklist with your application. 

Eligibility Checklist

To be eligible for an HQP scholarship you:

  • Are entering into your first semester of a Master's Thesis or Ph.D. program
  • Are a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, or are studying under an International Visa
  • You will be registered in a full-time graduate program at U of G
To be eligible for an HQP scholarship you are NOT:
  • Currently registered at the University of Guelph in the program that you are applying for a scholarship (i.e. already started your program)
  • A current OMAFRA employee
  • Receiving another major student stipend such as an award from NSERC, OGS, SSHRC, CIHR


  • You are eligible (see above) for an HQP scholarship
  • You have looked at the application schedule and are within the defined timelines
  • Your research meets an OMAFRA-U of G theme/priority
  • You have filled out Section 1 of the Application Form
  • Your faculty advisor has filled out Section 2 of the Application Form
  • You have an official student transcript (pdf format)
  • You have a CV/Resume (pdf format)
  • Your faculty advisor has completed an NSERC Form 100, NSERC CCV, University of Guelph eCV or equivalent (pdf format)
  • You have a cover letter (pdf format)

Once you have completed all the steps, you are ready to apply by uploading your documents.

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