The year 2020 marks 30 years since the LGAC first began awarding scholarships to Canadian graduate students studying in London and living at Goodenough College, the pre-eminent residential college for international graduate students in London. Superbly located in central London, the College attracts members from over 80 countries, creating a rich cultural and academically diverse residential community. Goodenough College is comprised of two main residential halls: London House and William Goodenough House. Both residences underwent extensive renovations and upgrades in the past eight years. In recent years, in the U.K. National Student Survey, Goodenough College was voted the Best Specialist Accommodation designation on multiple occasions, and the College received the International Accommodation Quality Mark.
Since 1990, the LGAC has funded Scholarships for 240 students with awards totaling nearly $1.25 million. Generous endowments and annual gifts from individual, corporate and foundation sponsors, along with annual donations from our Canadian alumni, have assisted the LGAC in increasing both the number of awards and the amount of each award. See the Individual, Corporate and Foundation Sponsorship Programme section on this website for further information. In addition to Scholarship funding, winners receive guaranteed acceptance for residence at the College – a highly sought benefit.
In the past decade, the LGAC has sought to award five to six funded Scholarships, currently valued at £6,000 each. One scholarship, the LGAC / Molson Foundation Scholarship of £6,000, is awarded to an eligible francophone Canadian, following a gift from the Molson Foundation, http://fondationmolson.org/en/. Since the 2015-2016 competition, we have offered an award, currently valued at £10,000, sponsored by the Jackman Foundation, http://jackmanfoundation.com/.
Please refer to the Instructions to Applicants section below for details of the current year’s Scholarship Programme and the most recent Application Form. Applications normally open in November, with a deadline in late January.
The London Goodenough Association of Canada (“LGAC”) invites applications for scholarships in support of graduate study in London, England for the 2021-22 academic year
The Scholarship Honour Roll lists the LGAC Scholarship Winners since 1990.
The London Goodenough Association of Canada (“LGAC”) invites applications for scholarships in support of graduate study in London, England for the 2021-22 academic year. The Scholarships are paid as a credit towards the cost of accommodation at Goodenough College.
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 the Jackman Foundation and the Molson Foundation. Scholarships are awarded principally on the basis of academic excellence, but also take into account the expected contribution that winners will make to the extracurricular life at Goodenough College.
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. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
Candidates must also arrange to have original transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (including exchange study) and three confidential letters of reference sent to the address below:
THE LONDON GOODENOUGH ASSOCIATION OF CANADA Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 5896, STN A Toronto ON M5W 1P3 CANADA
Registered Charity #BN 891107146 RR0001
Scholarship winners are required to report any other awards they receive. Additional awards may reduce the funding level of an LGAC Scholarship.
The deadline for receipt of all application materials is printed on the annual application form. Candidates will be notified of the results of their applications in late April. For further information, visit the LGAC website or email the LGAC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LGAC is pleased that the following outstanding students have received LGAC Scholarships since 1990-91. Winners receiving Scholarships funded through Individual, Foundation or Corporate Sponsorships are so designated. “Honour Only” winners did not receive LGAC funding as a result of other financial awards they received, but were guaranteed accommodation in London House or William Goodenough House.
2020-2021 Scholarship Winners
Kirsten Gallant Rosane Lajoie – Molson Foundation Scholarship Genevieve Mercier-Dalphond – Jackman Foundation Scholarship Ismina Papadhima Samantha Schroeder Kiran Sunar – Mark Lewis Memorial Scholarship
2019-2020 Scholarship Winners
Sarah Gibbs – Jackman Foundation Scholarship Hannah Ker Andreas Kyriakos Jean-Frederic Leblanc – Molson Foundation Scholarship Jasmine Mah Robin Mazumder Ema Nikolovska Olivia Toussaint-Martin – Molson Foundation Scholarship
2018-2019 Scholarship Winners
Deven Azevedo Richard Beard Jean-Rene Beauchemin – Molson Foundation Scholarship Alana Couvrette – Molson Foundation Scholarship Marnie Howlett Riam Kim-McLeod Sonia Liang
2017-2018 Scholarship Winners
Simon Altman Tessa Cornelissen Aliayta Foon-Dancoes – Ireneus Zuk Scholarship Isaac Gazendam Jordan Jarvis -Jackman Foundation Scholarship Carleigh Nicholls Rani Suleman
2016-2017 Scholarship Winners
Cecilia Livingston – Jackman Foundation Scholarship Rebecca Lowen – Allan J. Hartley Scholarship Jamie Lundine – Neil Black Memorial Scholarship Stephan Pigeon – Elizabeth Jane Magee Memorial Scholarship Kevin Rasuli – Molson Foundation Scholarship
2015-2016 Scholarship Winners
Dörte Bemme – Elizabeth Jane Magee Memorial Scholarship Andrea Blanchard – Alan Hartley Memorial Scholarship Maria Dobson – Honour Only Ross Linden-Fraser – Jackman Foundation Scholarship Amy Luo – Neil Black Memorial Scholarship Celine McGarvey – Ireneus Zuk Scholarship Kaivon Pakzad-Vaezi – Honour Only
2014-2015 Scholarship Winners
Andrew Harvey – Allan J Hartley Memorial Scholarship Victoria Prouse – Richard Helmstadter Memorial Scholarship Gavin Tansley – Neil Black Memorial Scholarship Courtney Thompson – Elizabeth Jane Magee Memorial Scholarship Laura White – Judith Maclean Rodger through London Community Foundation Scholarship
2013-2014 Scholarship Winners
Avalon Fotheringham – Neil Black Memorial Scholarship Lorena Fuentes – Allan J. Hartley Memorial Scholarship Heather Gainforth – Honour Only Jeffrey Mo – Richard Helmstadter Memorial Scholarship Mona Pinchis Pascale Trépanier – Molson Foundation Scholarship Melisa Yorgancioglu – Elaine and Michael Granatstein Memorial Scholarship
2012-2013 Scholarship Winners
Lindsay Kobayashi – Richard Helmstadter Memorial Scholarship Hayley Lagroix – Allan J. Hartley Memorial Scholarship Varun Molhotra Ghazal Mosadeq Imara Rolston – Neil Black Memorial Scholarship Winnie Siu Hoai-an Tran – Molson Foundation Scholarship
2011-2012 Scholarship Winners
Maria Chen Marie-Luise Ermisch – Neil Black Memorial Scholarship James Fogarty – Allan J. Hartley Memorial Scholarship Caroline Laroche – Molson Foundation Scholarship Michael Manulak Mathew Wyman-McCarthy – Richard Helmstadter Scholarship
2010-2011 Scholarship Winners
François Bourque – Honour Only Sarah Bull – Honour Only Adrienne Campbell – Honour Only Mark Celinscak – Neil Black Memorial Scholarship Mélissa Gélinas – Molson Foundation Scholarship Mia Hunt – Richard Helmstadter Scholarship Sahar Kazranian – Allan J. Hartley Memorial Scholarship Maya Kaczorowski Grace Lore Bernice Tsoi
2009-2010 Scholarship Winners
André Bernard – Neil Black Memorial Scholarship Katherine Bingham – Allan J. Hartley Memorial Scholarship Hanna Elias – Richard Helmstadter Scholarship Aidan Forth – Honour Only Dominique Hamel – Molson Foundation Scholarship Jean-Sébastien Joyal – Honour Only Thomas-Bernard Kenniff – Molson Foundation Scholarship Stephen Pomedli – Invesco Trimark Scholarship Sarah Stranks
2008-2009 Scholarship Winners
Justin Bengry – Allan J. Hartley Memorial Scholarship Sarah Bermingham Thomas Crawshaw – Richard Helmstadter Scholarship Sara Mojtehedzadeh – AIM Trimark Scholarship Aaron Murphy Andrew Pinto – Honour Only Shannon Smith Karen Tam – Neil Black Memorial Scholarship
2007-2008 Scholarship Winners
Elisabeth Bédard – Honour Only Jodi Burkett Jean-François Champoux-Lemay Léa-Catherine Szacka Avram Denburg – Honour Only Irfan Dhalla – Honour Only Chad Hamre Paula Hastings – Allan J. Hartley Memorial Scholarship Sandra Hwang Tara Kiran Liane Macdonald – Honour Only Sheila Varadan
2006-2007 Scholarship Winners
Kristine Alexander Christopher Cook Katherine DeLaMatter Ismail El-Hamamsy – Neil Black Memorial Scholarship Peter Johnston Wynne Lawrence – AIM Trimark Scholarship Stephanie Morley – Honour Only Brent Richards – Honour Only Kenneth Stauffer
2005-2006 Scholarship Winners
Neil Abraham – Neil Black Memorial Scholarship Katherine Aoki – AIM Trimark Scholarship Colin Eatock Eddy Kent Lindsay Kochen Andrew Pickett Mark Zeitoun
2004-2005 Scholarship Winners
Neville Dubash – Neil Black Memorial Scholarship Will Hanley – Honour Only Aaron Hope Erik Johnson Azzizza Khuddoos – AIM Trimark Scholarship Megan Landes – Fidelity Investments Canada Scholarship Chris Mead Joann Sy Jeremy Torobin
2003-2004 Scholarship Winners
Melissa Andrew – Honour Only Laura Hagen – Honour Only Martine Gosselin – Royal Bank Financial Group Scholarship Priya Kisson Tippi Mak Joel McKim Kristin Patterson Rachel Pulfer Nisha Sharma Andrew Smith – Honour Only
2002-2003 Scholarship Winners
Faith Armitage – Honour Only Simon Bailey – Royal Bank Financial Group Scholarship Audra Diptee Larissa Fassler Desmond Fitz-Gibbon – Honour Only Francis Gagnon Ran Goel – Honour Only Christine Lightowler Michelle McCombs – AIM-Trimark Scholarship Emma Richardson Evan Thomas – AGF Management Scholarship
2001-2002 Scholarship Winners
Shannon Bradley – Honour Only David Cashaback – AGF Management Scholarship Devon Curtis – Royal Bank Financial Group Scholarship Devin Henry Michael Lumbers – AIM-Trimark Scholarship Elder Marques Lindsay McLaren Usman Sheikh Samuel Shem
2000-2001 Scholarship Winners
Marie-Josée Aubin Gino Caresse Jed Fallis – AGF Management Scholarship Emily (Kate) Gibson – CIBC World Markets Scholarship Philippe Hall – Fidelity Investments Canada Scholarship Michael Lehman – Merrill Lynch Canada Scholarship Valerie Percival – Trimark Financial Scholarship Lac-Hong Phi Elizabeth Shih Ian Stewart
1999-2000 Scholarship Winners
Michael Doherty Jonathan Gray – CIBC World Markets Scholarship Timothy Hill – Deloitte and Touche Consulting Group Scholarship Martha-Marie Kleinhans – Fidelity Investments Canada Scholarship John McEwan – Merrill Lynch Canada Scholarship Sean Marion – Scotia Capital Markets Scholarship Lac-Hong Phi – Honour Only Marie-Hélène Rousseau – AGF Management Scholarship
1998-1999 Scholarship Winners
Emma Bircham Sylvain Bouffard – Merrill Lynch Canada Scholarship Mark Chilton John Cockell John Huxter – Honour Only Krista Kesselring Nomi Lazar – Deloitte and Touche Consulting Group Scholarship Colin Q-T Lee – CIBC Wood Gundy Securities Scholarship David Porecca – Fidelity Investments Canada Scholarship Aaron Santesso
1997-1998 Scholarship Winners
Andrew Bethune Erin Blake Marina Caparina Philippa Estall – Honour Only Robert Hodgins-Vermaas – Midland Walwyn Capital Scholarship Ailish Johnson – Honour Only Craig Johnson Désirée McGraw Heather Menezes – CIBC Wood Gundy Securities Scholarship Patricia Peña – Deloitte and Touche Consulting Group Scholarship Eugenie Shinkle Alette Willis – Honour Only Michele Wollstonecroft
1996-1997 Scholarship Winners
Bruce Broomhall – Honour Only Yohanna Loucheur Yana Mirkin Ayeshi Rekhi Tom Riley – Honour Only Charles Vien Rebekah Young – Deloitte and Touche Consulting Group Scholarship
1995-1996 Scholarship Winners
Jerry Bannister Lisa Ling – Honour Only Salim Loxley Andrea McKenzie Jacqueline Pinto
1994-1995 Scholarship Winners
Brian Beck – Honour Only Catherine Bohemier Andrew Gray Stephen Pender Anna Snaith
1993-1994 Scholarship Winners
Jeevan Doel Andres Kasekamp Greg Smith Winner – Name to be confirmed Winner – Name to be confirmed
1992-1993 Scholarship Winners
Simon Devereaux Frederick Fawn Roch Legault Natasha Pairaudeau
1991-1992 Scholarship Winners
Anne Milovic Jeffery Norton Kathyrn Patterson
1990-1991 Scholarship Winners
David Clemis Danielle Laudy Robert Maule Eric Ranfft Florence Stratton
Q: What criteria do you use to decide the winners? A: Scholarships are awarded mainly on the basis of academic excellence and take into account the expected contribution that winners will make to the extracurricular life at Goodenough College.
Q: Am I eligible for the LGAC Scholarship Programme? A: You are eligible if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and are pursuing an accredited graduate programme in London for a period of at least eight months, or undertaking thesis research for a minimum of six months.
Q: Do I have to be registered at a London University or college? A: No. You are also eligible if you are registered at a Canadian university or other non-London university and wish to do thesis research in London for 6 months or more.
Q: Do I have to be registered in a degree programme? A: Not necessarily. Non-degree programmes that require a prior undergraduate degree, such as some diploma or post-graduate medical programmes, are eligible.
Q: What is the deadline for applying? A: The deadline is listed on the Scholarship Application Form.
Q: Where can I obtain a Scholarship Application Form? A: You can obtain the Application Form on this page. Select “Get Application Form” above.
Q: What other information do I have to include with my Application Form? A: You are required to send all Applicant Materials including the completed Application Form, a Statement of Purpose which describes your reasons for wishing to pursue your intended programme in London for the year, as well as your broader objectives.
The Statement of Purpose should not exceed 750 words. If you are pursuing a research thesis you are required to provide a Thesis Description of your thesis project (500-word maximum). In addition, you are required to have other parties send separately the required Supporting Materials, which include all post-secondary transcripts and three letters of reference.
Q: Can I include additional information that does not fit on the Application Form? A: Yes, but only if it is relevant. The LGAC must review a large number of applications and is not receptive to lengthy documents.
Q: I am an art / music / architecture student. Should I send a sample of my work? A: Samples are not required and may be ignored. You must use your own judgement. Samples will not be returned.
Q: Whom should I ask to send my reference letters? A: Those who can speak to your potential for graduate studies while in London, which normally means the academic persons most familiar with your university record. If you have significant employment experience, an employment reference is acceptable.
Q: Can my referees fax or email you their letters? A: Yes, but only if the LGAC receives the authenticate original shortly afterwards.
Q: Can I send more than three reference letters? A: Only if it fills an important part of your background not covered by other referees. A significant employer reference could be a fourth letter.
Q: Can I email the Application Form? A: Yes. However, we must receive originals of all transcripts and confidential letters of reference.
Q: Are photocopies or faxed transcripts OK? A: You can send a copy of transcripts but the LGAC must receive the original shortly afterwards. Only original documents will be considered during the final adjudications.
Q: Can I send, or arrange for referees and university offices to send material by courier? A: Application materials should be sent to the LGAC’s Post Office Box address. However, many private couriers will not deliver to a Canada Post Box, although Canada Post’s courier service will. If you wish to use a private courier, the courier address is:
Mr Garry Toffoli LGAC Administrator #B9 – 3000 Yonge Street Toronto, ON M4N 2K5
Q: If I apply in one year and do not win an award, can I apply again the next year? If so, can my application materials be reused? A: You are eligible to reapply the next year, if you still meet the eligibility criteria. The LGAC generally retains application materials for a period of one year and will retrieve letters of reference and transcripts from the previous year provided they are still current. In any case, you must submit a new Application Form, including a new Statement of Purpose and Thesis Description (if applicable) and must notify the LGAC that you wish to reuse material from the previous year’s file.
Q: I have had a semester or year abroad as part of my studies and received credit for it at my home institution. Do I still need to submit a transcript from that institution as well? A. Yes. Most institutions show only a credit for courses taken elsewhere not the actual marks you received. Those results are also not included in your GPA. Original transcripts from ALL post secondary institutions you have attended including CGEPS, and IB schools must be submitted.
Q: Will you let me know when you receive my application materials? A: Shortly after the January deadline the LGAC will try, if possible, to let applicants know by email if part of their file is missing. However, there is no guarantee that the LGAC will be able to do this. The best practice is for applicants to check with their referees and university offices to see that the required letters and transcripts have been sent.
Q: What does the Scholarship pay for? A: The awards are paid towards the cost of accommodation (i.e., rent) in either London House or William Goodenough House in Mecklenburgh Square as a pro-rated monthly credit to your account. Award winners do not receive any cash. The general maximum award level is currently £6,000 (approximately $C 10,500).
Q: How many months of rent does an award pay for? A: The rate for a single room with shared bathroom facilities ranges from £206 to £255 per week. The rate for a single room with a private bathroom begins at £278 per week. A £6,000 award will fund about 6.5 months of rent in the least expensive room.
Q: If I win a Scholarship, but want to go to London the following year, will the LGAC allow me to defer my award? A: No. The LGAC does not permit deferrals. You will have to reapply for the following year. Note to 2020 and 2021 applicants: Due to the disruptions caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic, the LGAC will consider deferral requests on a case by case basis. Winners will be contacted by the LGAC with further details.
Q: Do the LGAC Scholarships take into account marital and/or family status? A: The LGAC award does not take marital or family status into account in determining its awards or their level. Award levels are based on single room occupancy, although the higher cost of flat accommodation may be taken into account if a winner’s award level is reduced as a result of other award income.
Q: When can I take up my award? A: Normally in September. Winners are required to reside at Goodenough College for a full academic year (at least 8 months). An exception may be made for up to two awards for 6 months residency for students undertaking thesis research.
Q: If I win an award, do you guarantee a space in residence? A: Yes. However, the LGAC’s guarantee of accommodation extends only to single room accommodation. While the LGAC will use its best efforts to secure a flat for winners with spouses/partners and those with dependent children, flats are subject to availability, as determined by Goodenough College, and must satisfy the College’s eligibility criteria.
Q: If I win a Scholarship do I have to send in a College residence application form? A: Yes. The Scholarship process and College residence application processes are separate. You must send the College a residence application form even if you win a Scholarship.
Q: I have not been accepted yet for my programme in London, or have not heard the results of my Scholarship application. I don’t want to miss the opportunity to stay at the College. Should I apply to the College in any case? Is there a deadline for applying for residence at the College? A: There is no posted deadline for applying to residence. Generally, students apply for residence when they receive acceptance from a London academic institution. The College will allocate accommodation periodically as applications are received. However, leaving the application process until June or later may be risky. Please check the college’s website for further information.
Q: Can apply to I renew my Scholarship for a second year? A: No. Funding for Scholarships is for one year only. The only permitted exception is where an Honour Only winner may apply for a funded award in the following year.
Q: What are my chances of winning an LGAC award? A: Competition for LGAC Scholarships is very high. Unfortunately, the LGAC is not able to fund many fine candidates. Typically, the LGAC receives anywhere between 35 to 70 applications per year and makes 6 or 7 awards depending on the amount of the LGAC’s funding and the value of other awards received by the winners.
Q: What happens to the funding you award to students who decline your Scholarship or who change their mind at the last minute? Can I apply in the summer time for the un-allocated money? A: No. The Scholarship Committee establishes a ranked alternate list from its annual finalists and works down the list to reallocate funding as it becomes available.
Q: When do I hear if I won a Scholarship? A: In late-April we inform candidates that their application resulted in one of the following three outcomes: (i) Winning a Scholarship (ii) Placement on the waiting list for a Scholarship (iii) No Scholarship
Q: How long can it take to hear about a Scholarship if I am on the waiting list? A: It depends. Most of the winners list is finalized by mid-June; however, the LGAC will re-allocate funding through the summer months and, sometimes, into September if funds become available from winning candidates whose circumstances change.
Q: What are my chances on the waiting list? A: Each year is different, although if you are high on the list, your chances are likely to be very good in any year. The LGAC will provide some indication to candidates in April of the likelihood of an award.
Q: What if I win other scholarships, awards or other funding, will the LGAC scale back its award? A: If the total amount of your awards exceeds your tuition cost and a substantial living allowance (as determined by the LGAC), your LGAC Scholarship will be scaled back. Winners of major scholarships, covering tuition and living expenses will not be provided any additional funding by the LGAC. All winners, regardless of other awards, will be guaranteed accommodation in residence. (As noted above, this guarantee applies to single rooms only. Flats are subject to availability).
Q: What happens if my award is reduced to zero? A: The winners are designated as “Honour Only” winners and, of course, are still provided a place in residence. (As noted above, this guarantee applies to single rooms only. Flats are subject to availability).
Q: What if I do not hear from you about the results of my application? A: You should be notified by email or letter about the status of your application by late-April. If you have not heard from the LGAC by then, you may send the LGAC an email at email@example.com. Please ensure that the LGAC has your correct mailing address.
Q: Does the LGAC have any other student aid programmes, such as loan assistance? A: No. The Scholarship Programme is the LGAC’s only funding programme; however, the college offers a number of Entry Scholarships. Please consult the college’s website for further information.
Q: How does the LGAC Individual, Corporate and Foundation Sponsorship programme work? A: The LGAC has received large donations from individuals, corporations and foundations to fund the Scholarship Programme. In return, the LGAC designates a specific Scholarship winner to be the winner of a named scholarship in recognition of the donor’s financial support. This is a name designation only. There are no separate criteria and the amount of a sponsored award is the same as a regular LGAC award.
Q: What if it is not clear to me that I would meet the LGAC’s definition of francophone, but nonetheless feel that I am a francophone? A: Please tick the box on the Application Form and provide a short explanation.
Q: If I self-define as francophone and tick the box on the Application Form, does this increase my chances of winning a Scholarship? A: To the extent that one or more candidates that self-define as francophone are successful in winning an LGAC Scholarship, the total number of Scholarships awarded by the LGAC will increase, thereby raising everyone’s chances of receiving a Scholarship. Of course, the actual outcome for a specific candidate will depend on where the candidate places on the final winners list. Given the potential for increasing the number of Scholarships, it is important that each francophone tick the box on the Application Form.
Q: If it is not clear from my education or other evidence on my Application Form that I am a francophone and I tick the box on the Application Form, will the LGAC require other information from me to show that I meet the francophone definition? A: If you tick the francophone box on the Application Form and, in the LGAC’s judgement, there is insufficient supporting evidence on your Application Form, the LGAC will likely ask you to provide some supporting evidence if you qualify as a Scholarship winner. Ultimately, the LGAC reserves the right to determine if a candidate satisfies the francophone definition.
Q: If I tick the francophone box on the Application Form in good faith and the LGAC ultimately decides that I do not meet the francophone definition, will the LGAC penalize me? A: No. However, the LGAC reserves the right to reject a candidate that submits false information in support of his or her application. This provision applies to any information submitted by an applicant and is part of the declaration each candidate makes by submitting the Application Form.
The London Goodenough Association of Canada and Goodenough College, London, UK, are delighted that the LGAC has been awarded $100,000 by the Jackman Foundation towards the LGAC’s Named Scholarship Programme. As a result of this extraordinary gift, since the 2015-2016 competition the LGAC has offered an award sponsored by the Jackman Foundation.
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