Number of scholarships to award
- tuition fee reduction
Alan Lyons and his family have long legacy of farming in Ontario. Mr. Lyons established this scholarship in recognition of his family’s contributions to agriculture as well as to promote soil health with up and coming young researchers.
Soils at Guelph is the ideal partner advancing sustainable soils management in Ontario by making research accessible and facilitating knowledge exchange.
The scholarship is worth two MSc awards of $10,000 (payable over 3 semesters) or one Doctoral award of $20,000 (payable over 9 semesters).
- Selection will be based on the quality of research proposal and academic excellence as demonstrated by publications, conference presentations, and applied field experience. Recipients are required to submit an annual summary of their research.
- Students entering in the Winter, Summer, or Fall of the award year (i.e. students would be in semesters 1, 2, or 3 at the time the award will be distributed) into a MSc or Doctoral graduate program offered by the School of Environmental Sciences or Department of Plant Agriculture, who plan to undertake research in sustainable soil management (e.g., cover crops), and have demonstrated experience in this area.
Study experience required
Apply by August 15 using the OAC Graduate Fall Award Application Form.