Established in 2001 in honour of Lincoln Alexander, Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Guelph and former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, on his 80th birthday They are intended to enhance student diversity and are one of the most prestigious entrance awards at the University of Guelph. Selection will be made on demonstrated superior leadership ability and potential as evidenced through positions held, extra-curricular activities, involvement in high school and communities and reference support. Students apply by January 25 by completing the online application. Short-listed candidates will be invited to campus for an interview. This award cannot be held with the President's Scholarships, the Chancellors' Scholarships or the Board of Governors' Scholarships.
Students entering a degree program with a minimum 90% admission average who have made significant leadership contributions to their schools and communities. In addition, students must be: Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit and Métis); or a person with a disability; or a racialized person.