Qualifying Education Courses
The post-secondary program taken must be a minimum of two years of full-time studies, and courses taken must fulfill requirements for obtaining a recognized undergraduate degree, diploma or certificate. Not eligible are courses or programs offered by profit-making institutions, narrow career- or skill-oriented courses and apprentice type courses.
There is no restriction on the number of other awards held by a recipient.
Method of Payment
An award is based on past achievement and tuition is paid for the next academic term. The award is paid directly to the student at the beginning of each academic year. Because of the timing of required information, it is not always possible to pay the award to students before they need to pay their scholarship fees to their institution. Please plan accordingly.
When to Apply
Applications should be made just prior to the academic year for which the award is applied for; therefore, students should apply as soon as they have registered at their chosen institution and an original(official) transcript of their previous marks is available. Applications must be received before September 30th of the year for which a student applies for an award.
Award recipients are responsible for ensuring they understand the required full workload for their particular program so they are eligible for awards. In addition to meeting the academic requirements of a program, recipients are expected to remain in good disciplinary standing in their institution. Notice of any changes of address, academic program, institution, and other pertinent information must be communicated immediately to the HR Development Coordinator.
Note: An award is paid to assist in covering the costs of tuition and compulsory fees for full-time attendance at a college or university. If, for any reason, a recipient does not attend classes or withdraws from the institution, he must return the award to Guillevin, c/o HR Development Coordinator.
If a recipient has received an award for the upcoming year but decides to withdraw from the course before December 31st and returns the full amount of the award, a deferral may be requested. Provided that the recipient is still within the time limitations and meets all other program criteria, this deferral would allow the winner of an award to reactivate the award based on his marks. Recipients who do not follow this process are withdrawn from the Higher Education Awards Program. They may only re-qualify after completing a full year of post-secondary education and achieving a minimum overall average of 70% (or R-score of 24).
Management reserves the right to amend this Plan from time to time, or to repeal or terminate it entirely at any time.