Awarded annually to students proceeding from Second to Third year enrolled in the Canadian studies program. Recipients will demonstrate financial need, must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrants or protected persons), and must meet OSAP’s Ontario residency requirements. Established in 1998. Endowed in 2008 by the Sir Guy Carleton Branch of the United Loyalists’ Association of Canada in memory of their late honorary president, John Ruch. Revised 2011.