On behalf of the Devine Family, Mr. Peter J. Devine, a current Board of Governors member, with the assistance of the Ontario government's OTSS program, established these two awards for the purpose of diversifying the ethnicity of the student body of the University of Guelph and fostering the participation of racial minorities and disabled persons in undergraduate programs. These scholarships will be given out once every four years. The scholarship is renewed in year two with continued demonstrated financial need. To renew the award for year’s 3 and 4 the recipient must have continued demonstrated financial need and achieve at least a 70% in their second and third year of study. Students are required to register for no less than 2.0 credits each semester.Students should complete the online Financial Need Assessment Form for Entrance Awards (E.N.A.F.) application as soon as they receive their Acknowledgment Package from Admission Services (this will come automatically after an application for admissions has been submitted by the student) and complete the "Devine Family Scholarship Application". Deadline to submit the complete application (both parts, the E.N.A.F. and the application) is April 15th of the application year. Scholarship offers will be made in May. This award is not tenable with the President's Scholarships, the Lincoln Alexander Scholarships or the Chancellors' Scholarships, but can be held with all other entrance awards. ACCESS AWARD.
Students with demonstrated financial need entering any degree program with a minimum 80% admission average, who are Aboriginal, or who have a disability, or who are members of a racial minority are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to students of African-Canadian descent. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OTSS award (see General Statements on Awards).