Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited Entrance Award
Presented to students entering their first college diploma program of no longer than 4 years in duration at Georgian College who have not previously received a Fairfax award. Students must be coming directly from a Canadian secondary school with a 75% average in their graduating year. Not more than 18 months prior to the beginning of the academic year. Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada. Financial need is the fundamental criteria for this award, but the following are also considered; outstanding academic achievement, documented independent outstanding achievement, involvement in the community and extra-curricular activities. The recipient of the Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited Entrance Award cannot receive the Robbert Hartog Scholarship for Excellence. Please note that this award is paid out in two installments and is renewable for the length of the recipients program. The recipient is awarded the second installment in his or her second semester. In order to be eligible for the renewable award, the recipient must remain in good academic standing in his or her current program of study. In order to be eligible for the renewable scholarship, recipients will be invited to re-apply in each year of their program. They will be required to submit an application form along with a cover letter indicating how the funds they were awarded assisted them and how they could benefit from receiving the scholarship again. The student must remain in good academic standing, frequent or multiple switches, drops, withdrawals and/or repeats of programs may be considered lack of academic progress and direction.