LGAC Scholarship Program 2019
We are very pleased to inform interested persons that applications are now open for the LGAC Scholarship Program 2019.The LGAC Scholarship 2019 in Canada is an initiative by The London Goodenough Association of Canada (“LGAC”). It invites applications for scholarships in support of graduate study in London, England for the 2019-20 academic year. The Scholarships are paid as a credit towards the cost of accommodation at Goodenough College.
The LGAC Scholarship are awarded principally on the basis of academic excellence, and take into account the expected contribution that winners will make to the extracurricular life at Goodenough College.
The London Goodenough Association of Canada (LGAC), originally the London House Association of Canada, was formed in 1951 as a nationwide association of former residents and supporters of London House and (later) William Goodenough House, two uniquely different residences for postgraduates located in Mecklenburgh Square in the west end of London. In turn, these residences are part of Goodenough College (formerly the London Goodenough Trust for Overseas Graduates), which was established in 1931 to provide accommodation in a congenial academic setting for single and married graduate students from the Commonwealth and the United States of America.
Goodenough College is now open to postgraduates from around the world. Canada’s Hart House at the University of Toronto is said to have provided part of the inspiration for the founding of the parent London Goodenough Trust by Sir Frederick Goodenough, the then-chairman of Barclays Bank, who visited Canada in the 1920s.
From the outset, Canada has made a very real contribution to the Trust in terms of the significant number of Canadian postgraduates who have resided there and played leadership roles in College life, and the financial support Canadians have provided the College over the years. The membership of the LGAC currently numbers about 1000, is spread across Canada and represents a wide variety of academic disciplines, professions and businesses. The Canadian academic, arts, business, and professional worlds are well stocked with LGAC “alumni” – a reflection of both of the calibre of the postgraduates who reside in the College’s residences and how the unique Mecklenburgh Square experience rubs off on them.
The LGAC will award six or more scholarships with a value up to £6,000 each, including awards funded by individual donors, corporate sponsors and foundations, such as Jackman foundation and the Molson Foundation, sponsor of the LGAC / Molson Scholarship for Francophone Canadians
Candidates must be full-time students enrolling in an accredited graduate (or higher) program in London or undertaking thesis research in London while enrolled elsewhere.
Scholarship winners are required to reside at Goodenough College for a full academic year, although up to two awards of a minimum of six months residency to support thesis research will be considered.
All Scholarships are awarded for a maximum term of one year and will not be renewed.
Scholarship winners are required to report any other awards they receive. Additional awards may reduce the funding level of an LGAC Scholarship.
Eligible Regions: Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
Interested candidates must submit a completed Application Form (Provided in the official link).
Candidates must also arrange to have original transcripts from all post-secondary institutions and three confidential letters of reference sent to the address below:THE LONDON GOODENOUGH ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
Paul Zed, Chair
P.O. Box 5896, STN A
Toronto ON M5W 1P3
Visit the Official Website of the LGAC Scholarship Program 2019 for more details.