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Scholarships & Bursaries

Laurentian Graduate Scholarships

Awarded by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the recipient of this scholarship demonstrates academic excellence and is preferably entering the M.Sc. in Chemical Sciences program. No formal application required.

Value: $1,000. 

The recipient of this award must be in good academic standing, show a financial need and is preferably entering the M.Sc. in Chemical Sciences. Application forms are available from the department of chemistry and biochemistry.

Value: $1,000. 

Awarded by the Department of History, the recipient of this scholarship demonstrates academic excellence and is a student entering the MA in History program.

Value: variable.

Established with monies raised at the inaugural Mining and Environmental International Conferences (Sudbury’95 and Sudbury ‘99), the purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance to a full-time M.Sc. student enrolled in a program at Laurentian University in an environmental field of study. Research must be related to mining and the environment. The required application must include an updated CV (no more than three pages), a statement of research interest, and a copy of the latest transcript.

Value: $5,000.

Established in recognition of the contributions of Dr. H. Falter to teaching, research, and university governance, a graduate research award is given to a student enrolled in a graduate program in the department of chemistry and biochemistry.

The award is based on academic standing and financial need, and is made on the recommendation of the department of chemistry and biochemistry.

Value: $1,000

Established in recognition of contributions made by Dr. Lloyd Reed to teaching, research, and university governance.

The award is given on the recommendation of the Depart of Physics and Astronomy to a student with high academic standing and the need for financial support.

Value: $1,000. 

Administered by the department of Biology, this scholarship is available to full-time, Canadian students in Biology registered in the M.Sc. or PhD programs. Students must have high academic standing in graduate and possibly 4th-year courses in the area of research undertaken, the appropriateness of the field of study and the research progress made by the candidate, as indicated by his/her advisory committee.

Students must be involved in research in aquatic ecology that has relevance to Whitson Lake, with emphasis on fish habitat ecology and restoration in the Greater Sudbury Area. Applications should include a letter of intent, CV, official transcript and a reference letter from the supervisor.

Value: $5,000.

Established by Mr. John Watson, this scholarship is based on academic merit.

Value: variable. 

Provided to a student enrolled at Laurentian University, in any graduate program. Must demonstrate academic excellence. Application required.

Value: variable.

For any full time student enrolled in a Masters program at Laurentian. Preference will be given to a student who has completed their undergraduate degree at Laurentian. Designed to recognize academic excellence.

Value: variable. 

Open to a full time international or domestic student who is registered in their first or second year of the Master’s in History program. The purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance and may be held in conjunction with other major awards.

Value: $1,000. 

The bursaries shall be awarded annually to full-time students enrolled in Laurentian University’s Graduate Studies Programme developed in conjunction with Science North for which on completion, a Diploma in Science Communication will be awarded. The bursaries shall be awarded to full-time graduate students enrolled in the Science Communication Graduate Programme who demonstrate financial need to the satisfaction of the University.

Value: variable. 

Administered by the department of chemistry and biochemistry, this award is available to full- or part-time 2nd-year students doing research in chemistry in the M.Sc. in chemical sciences program. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence as well as promise in the area of research. They must have a demonstrated potential for leadership which may take many forms (see application/nomination form). The award may be held with other awards, and can be offered annually if the criteria are met. Application/nomination forms available in the department of chemistry and biochemistry. Financial need may be considered.

Value: $1,000 and a CIC medal.

The purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance to a graduate student. Both domestic and international students may apply. Application required.

Value: variable.

The purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance to a Laurentian student, who graduates with a Bachelor or a Master degree in any discipline, in English or French, and who has been accepted as a full-time student into a Master or Phd program at a recognized university. Criteria for the selection shall not be confined to marks. Application is required.

Value: variable.

Donated by the faculty of Laurentian’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, these awards are given annually to students enrolled in the M.Sc. program doing research in chemistry or biochemistry. Recipients are selected based on financial need, good academic standing, and Ontario residency. Bursary application forms are required.

Value: $500. 

Established in 1976 by a group of Francophone researchers from Laurentian, the Institut franco-ontarien’s objectives are to research, produce publications, organize conferences and lectures, and gather documentation on the various aspects of Franco-Ontarian population. The institute’s research projects are funded through grants and contracts.

Its main concerns over recent years are education, health, third age, and culture and society. Since 1978, the institute has published the Revue du Nouvel Ontario, conference proceedings and reports; it has an established collaboration with Prise de Parole publishing house to help produce books and periodicals on Francophones in Ontario. It assists the J. N. Desmarais Library in maintaining the Franco-Ontarian collection. Its members come from across Ontario and from outside the province as well. Every year they elect a board of directors.

Value: variable. 

Established by the Querney Family. The purpose of this award is to recognize a Graduate student from the McEwen School of Architecture M.Arch program who demonstrates strong academic achievement and is conducting formal thesis research work. The recipient must be an Ontario resident and demonstrate financial need.

Value: variable. 

Established by William Shaver and Workplace Safety North to support doctoral research with a focus on health and safety in the context of mining. Mr. Shaver is the Chairman of Workplace Safety North and a Mining Executive committed to helping improve safety in the workplace through education and innovation. Workplace Safety North has a strong history of supporting education as a means to improving the health and safety of workers in the mining and aggregate industries in Ontario.

The scholarship is open to both domestic and international full time students who are registered in their first, second, third, or fourth year of a doctoral program. Applicants must have had an admission average of 75% or higher.

The proposed doctoral thesis of the recipient will have a focus on a health and safety topic relevant and deemed beneficial to the mining industry, as well as have knowledge transfer opportunities. Students must submit a written application (no more than 500 words) indicating the proposed topic area of their doctoral research. The application must also justify why the topic is relevant to the mining industry.

They must also submit 2 letters of reference that speak to the research topic relevance and impact. Preference will be given to Rural and Northern Health students, but other programs may also be eligible.

Value: $5,000 with the ability to renew for 3 years. (Must re-apply)

The recipient must be a Graduate student enrolled in a Science Communication program at Laurentian University jointly offered by the University and Science North.   The award Fund will be used to assist students who are in financial need, or to support science communication projects or activities for which there are no available funds from Laurentian University or Science North. The recipient might be Canadian or foreign. Application is required.

Value: variable. 

Established by William Shaver and the Mines and Aggregates Safety and Health Association (MASHA) of Ontario to support master level research with a focus on health and safety in the context of mining. Mr. Shaver is the Chairman of MASHA and a Mining Executive committed to helping improve Safety in the Workplace through education and innovation.

MASHA has a strong history of supporting education as a means to improving the health and safety of workers in the mining and aggregate industries in Ontario. Applicants must be Canadian residents and be full time students in a Masters program that requires a research thesis that is focused on a health and safety topic relevant and deemed beneficial to the mining industry.

They must also have an entrance average of B+ or higher. Applicants must submit two letters of reference, and a written response (no more than 500 words) indicating proposed topic for research. Must include a justification for why the topic is relevant to the mining industry.

Value: $5,000 with the ability to renew for 3 years. (Must re-apply)
 

The purpose is to provide annual support to a student enrolled in a graduate program in the Social Sciences at Laurentian University. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program in the social sciences, be francophone, and female. Application required.

Value: variable. 

Established by the Humanities M.A. members, family, and friends. This scholarship is created in honour of Dr. Roger L. Nash for his valorization of studies in philosophy and of the Interdisciplinary Humanities in Interpretation and Values program in graduate studies. Applicants must have a majored in Philosophy. Preference will be given to students in good academic standing who also have a financial need. Application required.

Value: variable. 

Created with the purpose of establishing a graduate fellowship to benefit students enrolled in graduate studies in engineering with a goal of pursuing a career in the mining industry. Applicants must be full time engineering students at either the masters of doctoral level, and be in good academic standing. Applicants must have the aim of pursuing a career related to the mining industry. Preference given to a student with experience working underground.

Value: $5,000.

Richard Sawicki was a graduate student at Laurentian who passed away from cancer while completing his thesis requirements. The scholarship is in honor of Richard's positive attitude and strong work ethic despite living with Multiple Sclerosis for fourteen years. Applicants must be in the M.Sc. Chemistry program and demonstrate a positive attitude and perseverance in the light of adversity or challenge in their life.

Value: variable.

This scholarship is awarded based on academic excellence and may not be held in conjunction with any other major award. Application required.

Value: variable.

Established by the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Local 800, the purpose of this award is to support research in occupational health and safety. Applicants can be full time or part time and must be a student member of CROSH.

Value: $5,000

The purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance to aid a graduate student studying Applied Ergonomics at LU. Must be a student member of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists. Application required. Recommended by CROSH executive.

Value: $500. 

The purpose of this award is to aid a graduate student at Laurentian and support research in occupational health and safety. Applicants must be undertaking research that pertains to occupational health and safety and is a student member of CROSH. Application required.

Value: $2,500. 

Established by the Houle family, the purpose of this award is to recognize a full time student in any graduate program at Laurentian whose research contributes to cancer research. Application required.

Value: $500.

Created to honour and financial support students who are excelling in the Occupational Health and Safety field. Must be a student member of CROSH. Application required.

Value: $500.

The purpose of this award is to recognize a graduate student conducting research in Aquatic Sciences through the Vale Living with Lakes Centre. Students must demonstrate initiative and commitment to research. No application required.

Value: $1,000.

Established by the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada, the purpose of this award is to recognize a full-time graduate student interested in Occupational Health and Safety, particularly radiation safety. Students must be working with either CROSH, MIRARCO, or the Bharti School of Engineering. Application required.

Value: $5,000 and renewable for one year.

The purpose of this award is to recognize a student conducting research related to Climate Change and in the Aquatic Sciences through the Vale Living with Lakes Centre. The student must demonstrate initiative and commitment to research.

Value: $2,500.

The purpose of this award is to recognize a full time masters student in the Engineering program at Laurentian. Students will be selected based on their academic achievement and research topic which must align with HATCH’s focus. Application required.

Value: $6,000 renewable.

Established by Yallowega  Bélanger Salach Architecture, the purpose of this award is to recognize a graduating student from the Masters of Architecture program at Laurentian University’s McEwen School of Architecture. The student recipient will be selected on academic achievement and based on their thesis topic as it relates to the Northern Landscape and Community Design. The recipient will be announced on stage at convocation and may also be granted an internship opportunity in the year in which they receive the award.

Value is $2,500.

This scholarship recognizes the creativity and innovation in design by a student of the Laurentian McEwen School of Architecture. Selection is based on academic achievement and thesis work.

Value: variable.

Established by Centreline Architecture, this award will be granted to a Laurentian graduate student in the M.Arch program who has demonstrated an interest and/or strength in the building technology.

Value: $500.

This award acknowledges a graduating Architecture student whose thesis design responds directly to a specific community’s needs. A mix of design quality and a level of social awareness will be applied as criteria for selecting the recipient.

Value: $500.

Open to full time students conducting research in child health at Laurentian. Academic record will be considered. Application includes: CV, 250 word statement about relevance and impact of research to child health, 500 word description of project, and letter of reference from supervisor. There is 1 award for masters students and 1 award for doctoral students.

Value: $1,000.

The purpose of this award is to recognize a student in the Masters of Architecture program. Selection is based on academic achievement and thesis research work. Awarded at convocation.

Value: $2,500. 

This scholarship will be given to a full time BIPOC student who is entering their 2nd year of a program.

Value: $1,000.

This scholarship will be given to a full time LGBTQ2S+ student who is entering their 2nd year of a program.

Value: $1,000. 

Laurentian Graduate Bursaries - Based on Financial Need

Value: variable

Established by family and friends, the Keith Farrell Memorial Graduate Bursary is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the master of science in geology, with demonstrated financial need.  Canadian residency is required. Application required.  

Established in recognition of the contributions of Father C. Allaire to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, a bursary is awarded annually to a student enrolled in the M.Sc. in Chemical Sciences. The Award is based on financial need, good academic standing, and Ontario residency. Bursary application forms are required. The recipient is selected from a shortlist of eligible candidates provided to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Value: $500. 

The bursary is awarded to a student enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Humanities on the basis of financial need and Ontario residency as defined by OSAP.  Bursary application is required.

Valued: $385.

Established by the late Mrs. Regina Waern to students enrolled in the M.Sc in Chemical Sciences.  The award is based on financial need, good academic standing, and Ontario residency.  Bursary application forms are required.  The recipients are selected from a shortlist of eligible candidates provided to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Value: variable.

This bursary is administered by the department of biology and the candidate is chosen by a selection committee composed of members of the department of biology.

The Kenneth Sutherland Memorial Bursary was established in memory of Kenneth Sutherland by family and friends. This bursary will be awarded to a student in the PhD. Program in Natural Resources Engineering, who can demonstrate financial need, and is a resident of Ontario, as defined by OSAP. Application is required.

Value: variable.

Established by the John Carl MacIsaac Foundation, this bursary is awarded to aid a full-time student enrolled in a post-graduate program.  Recipient(s) must be residents of Northern Ontario, who can demonstrate financial need as defined by OSAP. The recipient must show a sincere effort and commitment to their academic endeavors and must supply a letter of recommendation. Application required.

Value: variable.

Established by Lopes Mechanical Limited to honour the life long commitment Felix and Maria have shown to education and the community of Greater Sudbury. This bursary will be awarded to a student in a graduate Engineering program, who can demonstrate financial need and who is an Ontario resident as defined by OSAP.  Preference will be given to graduates of Northern Ontario secondary schools. Application is required.

Value: $1,000. 

Established by family and friends, this bursary will be awarded to a full time graduate student enrolled at Laurentian University, in the field of cancer research or related oncological studies.  Application is required.

Value: $1,000.  

The bursaries shall be awarded annually to full-time students enrolled in Laurentian University’s Graduate Studies Programme developed in conjunction with Science North for which on completion, a Diploma in Science Communication will be awarded. The bursaries shall be awarded to full-time graduate students enrolled in the Science Communication Graduate Programme who demonstrate financial need to the satisfaction of the University.

Value: variable. 

Established by Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) - Sudbury, this bursary is awarded to aid a female graduate student, enrolled full-time at Laurentian University. Application is required.

Value: $1,000.

Established by Fisheries and Ocean Canada, this scholarship is awarded to a full-time graduate student registered in M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs. The criteria for the award includes a high academic standing in graduate and possibly 4th year courses in the area of research undertaken, the appropriateness of the field of study and the research progress made by the candidate, as indicated by his/her advisory committee.

Students must be involved in research in aquatic ecology that has relevance to Whitson Lake, with emphasis on fish habitat ecology and restoration in the Greater Sudbury Area. Applications should include a letter of intent, official transcript and an advisory committee letter.

This scholarship is awarded once a year to a qualified Canadian candidate by the Selection Committee composed of representatives from Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Department of Biology The student recipient must demonstrate financial need and must be an Ontario resident as defined by OSAP.

Value: $5,000.

Established by family and friends. Mrs. Rumball contributed countless hours to this community, serving on the Public School board, Museum and arts Centre, Cambrian College Board of directors, Multi Cultural Society as well as many other organizations. She also hosted her own television talk show for many years. She had a special passion for Science North.

Mrs. Rumball became a member of the Science North Board of Trustees in November of 1982. She was a member of the Official Opening Committee and was responsible for planning the Queen's visit in October of 1984.  She also served on the Fundraising and Property and Finance Committees. Having chaired the Food Services Committee during her tenure on the Board, she is credited with playing a large part in establishing excellent food service at Science North.

Mrs. Rumball was Science North's Goodwill ambassador at large having represented the Board at many important Science North Special Events.  She believed strongly in the power of positive communication. The purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance to a full time student enrolled at Laurentian University, in the Science Communication program. The bursary will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need, and Ontario residency as defined by OSAP to a full time student enrolled at Laurentian University. Application is required.

Value: variable.

Established by Mr. Tamás Zsolnay to honour his parents. Tibor and Eszter M.-Zsolnay both left post-World War II Hungary, eventually immigrating to Canada in 1952.  The purpose of this bursary is to provide financial assistance to a graduate student at Laurentian University who, like Tibor and Eszter, is trying to build a better future for him/herself and his/her family.  Preference to be given to students who are immigrants, children of immigrants, from First Nations, or the first in their families to pursue post-secondary studies.  The bursary will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and Ontario residency as defined by OSAP. Application is required.

Value: variable. 

Established by Roger and Jane Pitblado. The purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance to aid a Laurentian University graduate student who is enrolled in the School of Rural and Northern Health. Preference will be given to a student studying health human resources. The bursary will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need, and Ontario residency as defined by OSAP. Application required.

Value: $1,000. 

Established in memory of Mr. Clifford Fielding to honour and celebrate the efforts of the Chief, Council and Community Members of the Whitefish River First Nation and their support for the pursuit of higher education within their community. The purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance to aid a resident of the Whitefish River First Nation who is pursuing graduate studies at Laurentian University.

Applicants must provide proof of status. Recipient(s) will have demonstrated undergraduate academic achievement and will be pursuing graduate and post graduate work in business, engineering, health, architecture, sciences or medicine within the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. This bursary will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated undergraduate academic achievement, financial need, Ontario residency as defined by OSAP and through leadership attributes exemplified by community involvement, competitive sport and/or work experience. Application required.

Value will be variable from approximately $3,500 to a maximum of $7,500 per year depending, with discretion, on the tuition fees of the applicant(s) graduate program.  

Established with monies raised at the third Mining and Environmental International Conference, held at Laurentian in 2003. A well-respected and gifted leader for environmental causes, Dr. Thomas Peters was internationally recognized in the field of land reclamation. In 1948, Peters joined the agricultural department of Inco Limited and from the very beginning was heavily involved with Inco’s revitalization and land reclamation projects.

Dr. Peters piloted research focusing on the tailings (materials left over for processed ore) surrounding Sudbury’s smelters. Parts of Sudbury, which had been surrounded by large areas of waste material, have been successfully reclaimed due to his research. Dr. Peters taught agricultural courses at both Laurentian and Cambrian. He received an honorary doctorate from the university in 1979 for his outstanding leadership in regreening Sudbury.

He passed away on April 5, at age 84, in Sudbury. The recipient of this award will be a graduate student enrolled in a M.Sc. program in an environmental field of study: Environmental Studies or Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Engineering or Geology. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be an Ontario resident.

Value: $5,000. 

Established by Laurent and Gisèle Lavoie, this scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in a French-language master’s or PhD program, who is taking part in a research project at the Franco-Ontarian Institute, on the basis of financial need and Ontario residency as defined by OSAP. Application is required.

Value: variable.

Established by Graduate Students Association. The purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance to a graduate domestic or international student. Application is required.

Value: variable.

Established by Carol A. Koziol, the bursary recognizes a Laurentian University School of Environment graduate student entering their first year of the Masters in Environmental Solutions program who demonstrates financial need. The award is renewable for the second year.

Value: $5,000

Established by Guy Villeneuve and Villeneuve Financial Consulting, this scholarship is granted to a student in their 1st year of the Masters of Architecture program who demonstrates financial need. Must have completed ARCH 4505 FL and ARCH 4515 FL.

Value: $500. 

Established in 1976 by a group of Francophone researchers from Laurentian, the Institut franco-ontarien’s objectives are to research, produce publications, organize conferences and lectures, and gather documentation on the various aspects of Franco-Ontarian population. The institute’s research projects are funded through grants and contracts. Its main concerns over recent years are education, health, third age, and culture and society.

Since 1978, the institute has published the Revue du Nouvel Ontario, conference proceedings and reports; it has an established collaboration with Prise de Parole publishing house to help produce books and periodicals on Francophones in Ontario. It assists the J. N. Desmarais Library in maintaining the Franco-Ontarian collection. Its members come from across Ontario and from outside the province as well. Every year they elect a board of directors.

Value: variable. 

OGS - Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Deadline: January 15th, 2021

Canadian and International students at either the masters or doctoral level are eligible to apply via the Google Form. 

Students who have not yet applied must apply using the Google Form application.

Other Graduate Scholarships

Deadline: October 5, 2020

For students completing research in ​Natural sciences and/or engineering at the doctoral level. ​To be considered, speak to the Program Coordinator.​ Canadian and International students eligible

https://vanier.gc.ca/en/home-accueil.html

Deadline: October 5, 2020

For students completing research in social​ sciences and/or humanities at the doctoral level. ​To be considered, speak to the Program Coordinator. ​Canadian and International students eligible.

https://vanier.gc.ca/en/home-accueil.html

Deadline: October 5, 2020

For students completing research in health at the doctoral level​.To be considered, speak to the Program Coordinator. ​Canadian and International students eligible.

https://vanier.gc.ca/en/home-accueil.html

Deadline: October 10, 2020 & June 10th, 2021

For students who hold a CGS-D scholarship. Visit the website forapplication instructions.

https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/students-etudiants/pg-cs/cgsforeignstudy-bescetudeetranger_eng.asp

Deadline: October 17th, 2020

For doctoral students completing research in health​. Visit Research Net to apply. Canadian and PR students eligible.

 

Deadline: October 17, 2020

For doctoral students completing research in natural sciences and/or engineering​. Visit the ​online portal​ to apply. Canadian and PR students eligible.

https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/CGSD-BESCD_eng.asp

Deadline: October 17th, 2020

For doctoral students completing research in social sciences and/or humanities​. Visit the ​online portal​ to apply. Canadian and PR students eligible.

https://webapps.nserc.ca/SSHRC/faces/logon.jsp?lang=en_CA

 

Deadline: December 1st, 2020

For master’s students completing research in health. Visit the Research Portal to apply. Canadian and PR students eligible.

Research Portal / Portail de recherche

Deadline: December 1st, 2020

For master’s students completing research in natural sciences and/or engineering. Visit the Research Portal to apply. Canadian and PR students eligible.

Research Portal / Portail de recherche

Deadline: December 1st, 2020

For master’s students completing research in social sciences and/or humanities. Visit the Research Portal to apply. Canadian and PR students eligible.

Research Portal / Portail de recherche

Deadline: December 1st, 2020

For Masters and Doctoral scholars studying autism. Fill out the application​ form and submit it to the Faculty of Graduate Studies via ​email​. Canadian and PR students eligible.
                                                                                                                                     
https://cou.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Autism-Awards-Announcement-2021-22-English.pdf
 

Deadline: December 1st, 2020

For Masters and Doctoral scholars in women’s health. Fill out the application​ form​ and submit it to Faculty of Graduate Studies via email​. Canadian and PR students eligible.
                                                                                                                                   
cou.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/OWHS-Awards-Announcement-2021-22-English.pdf


Deadline: December 17th, 2020

For doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences that relates to the themes of: ​Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada and the World, People and their Natural Environment. Canadian and International students are eligible to apply via the ​portal​.

https://www.trudeaufoundation.ca/become-scholar 

Deadline: February 1st, 2021
                                         
Submit completed applications to the Faculty of Graduate Studies via ​email.

Application

http://www.mkingscholarships.ca/