THE LGAC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For more than two decades the main focus of the LGAC has been to provide 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, which re-opened in September, 2014 after an extensive renovation, and William Goodenough House which was fully renovated in 2011-12. In the 2015 U.K. National Student Survey, Goodenough College was voted the Best Specialist Accomodation designation and the College received the International Accommodation Quality Mark.
Since 1990, the LGAC has funded Scholarships for 167 students with awards totaling over $1 million. Nearly $500,000 of this funding has been raised from individual, corporate and foundation sponsors, which have assisted the LGAC in increasing both the number of awards and the amount of each award. See the Individual, Corporate and Foundation Sponsorship Program 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 2015, the LGAC awarded five funded Scholarships, valued £5,400 each. This year, the LGAC awarded its first Scholarship sponsored by the Jackman Foundation. The Association awards and annual Scholarship funded by the Molson Foundation. These Scholarships are designated as the LGAC / Molson Foundation Scholarship for Francophone Canadians. One Scholarship per year will normally be awarded to a francophone Canadian who first is successful in winning an LGAC Scholarship.
For the purpose of this Scholarship, ‘francophone’ is defined as “French is spoken in the home and the candidate studied primarily in the French language”. Francophone applicants, based on a self-definition, are asked to tick the designated information box on the Application Form. Supporting evidence may be requested by the LGAC.