The fellowship was established in 1994 in honour of Mr. G. Clarence Elliott, former vice- president and treasurer of The Great-West Life Assurance Company, who also made his mark as a real estate pioneer. 


Full-time students in either a master's or doctoral program in:

  • Agricultural economics (Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences),
  • Architecture (Faculty of Architecture)
  • Business administration (Asper School of Business)
  • City planning (Faculty of Architecture)
  • Economics (Faculty of Arts)
  • Statistics (Faculty of Science) 

Preference may be given to a student who grew up in a geographical area outside a principal city, and financial need may also be a factor, especially when other factors are judged to be substantially equal.

Fellowship details

The fellowship is a maximum of $10,000. 

Annual recipients will be invited to a congratulatory dinner and will be presented with a certificate at the event.

The award is not renewable, although previous recipients may reapply in a subsequent year, subject to a satisfactory progress report from the recipient's advisor and department (including a GPA of at least 3.0).

This scholarship may not be awarded every year depending on the amount available in the endowment fund account.

Apply for the fellowship 

Learn more about G. Clarence Elliott

Scholarship named after GWL pioneer
Winnipeg Free Press (June 17, 1994)

G. Clarence Elliott plaque unveiled, scholars recognized
University of Manitoba Bulletin (Sept. 21, 2000)

Scholarship recognizes pillar in investment community
Outlook, A newsletter for Great-West and London Life staff (Winter 2001)

Inspiring legacy: Mark your hero's contributions
Winnipeg Free Press (April 24, 2006)

G. Clarence Elliott continues to inspire students
University of Manitoba Annual Report to Donors (2006 - 2007)

Fellowship Award continues former CFO legacy
Great-West Life KEY Newsweek (Feb. 2, 2007)

G. Clarence Elliott
Great-West Life (2008)

G. Clarence Elliott Fellowship
Award Recipients (2015 -16)