Scholarships Awarded by Department

For further information on these awards please consult the program concerned.

​​​​​​Dr. Joseph E.J. Habowsky Graduate Student Teaching Award

Each academic year, an award may be made to an eligible graduate student in Biological Sciences who demonstrates enthusiasm, commitment and excellence in undergraduate teaching. Nominations may be made by a faculty member or graduate student by March 31 to the Graduate Program Committee. This Committee will evaluate and recommend an award to the Program Chair by April 15. This award was established by colleagues, friends and students to honour Dr. Joseph E.J. Habowsky, Professor of Biological Sciences, on the occasion of his retirement.

Biology Graduate Leadership Award for Excellence

One or two awards may be made in any academic year to recognize graduate students who demonstrate an enthusiasm for science, excellence in research and teaching, and who display leadership in fostering a spirit of enquiry and community within Biological Sciences, the University or society at large. Nominations with supporting documents may be made by a faculty member or graduate student by March 31 to the program coordinator. Faculty members of this Committee will evaluate and recommend awards to the Program Chair by April 15. This award was established by Biological Sciences to acknowledge graduate student excellence. 

Dr. Michael L. Petras Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a graduate student in Biological Sciences who is engaged in research in the area of population or molecular genetics.
Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and show financial need.
Value: $1,000.

Chris Wysiekierski Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually to a graduate student for research excellence in the area of Ecology/Environmental Biology. Preference may be given to a student studying Aquatic Systems. No application is necessary. The Department of Biological Sciences will consider all eligible students in the program and make the final selection. Established in 2003 in memory of Chris Wysiekierski who was an M.Sc. candidate in Biological Sciences, and who tragically drowned while engaged in field research on the coral reefs off Belize. Chris was a committed conservationist, whose goal was the protection, restoration and management of coastal ecosystems.
Value: $500.

Odette Graduate Awards in Business Administration

Scholarships are awarded annually to students in the M.B.A. program, on the basis of academic achievement and achievement on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Details available from the Odette School of Business.
Value up to $4,000.

Daniel Bryan Memorial Bursary

Awarded annually on the basis of academic standing to a full-time graduate student upon completion of the first year of the M.B.A. program. Established in 1985 by Mrs. Daniel Bryan and sons.
Value: $500.

J. R. Calcott Memorial Fund

Awarded annually to a student who has completed Year I of the M.B.A. program, entering Year II. Recipients must have a cumulative average of at least B and must have demonstrated a strong interest in the area of entrepreneurship either by high grades in related courses or by serious research. Applicants must submit a letter of application and resume to the Dean of the Odette School of Business by September 30.
Value: $500.

Commerce Class of '55 Alumni Award

For outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in business administration, awarded on the basis of combined academic excellence and extracurricular achievement. Further information is available from the Odette School of Business. Deadline for submission of applications is September 30.
Value: $100.

Allied Domecq Scholarship

Awarded to a graduate student entering the first year of the M.B.A. program. Further information is available from the Odette School of Business

Denise Gervais Memorial Award

Awarded annually to a female graduate of the Honours B.Comm. program upon entrance to the M.B.A. program. Special consideration for this award will be given to students who demonstrate leadership qualities, interest in Human Resources, Marketing, and involvement in undergraduate extracurricular activities (i.e. Marketing and/or other teams). Established in 1994 by the family and friends in memory of Denise Gervais, B.Comm. (1991), M.B.A. (1992).
Value: $700.

Don Riley Award

One award is to be made each year to an M.B.A. student. The award is made based on academic standing, demonstrated community involvement, leadership ability and extracurricular accomplishments, and financial need. The award is named in memory of the late Donald Riley, M.B.A ’90, who had an outstanding record of leadership and community involvement.
Value: $3,000.

LL Odette Awards in Business Administration

Awarded to an MBA student on the basis of academic merit. Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and show financial need.
Value: $6,000.

EG Odette Graduate Award in Business Administration

Awarded to an MBA student on the basis of academic merit. Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and show financial need.
Value: $6,000.

John and Maria Simpson Graduate Scholarships

Awarded to one male and one female student entering the MBA program at the Odette School of Business. Recipient must have good academic standing and an on-going commitment to school and community activities.
Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and show financial need.
Value varies: determined based upon interest generated

Charles Zalev Business Excellence Award

Awarded to an MBA student on the basis of academic merit. Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and show financial need.
Value: $500.

William A. Redmond Memorial Bursary

Awarded annually on the basis of academic achievement to a student beginning a graduate program in Chemistry or Biochemistry at the University of Windsor. Established (1972) in memory of William A. Redmond, who obtained his doctorate in chemistry at the University of Windsor in 1964.
Value: $1,000.

Dennis Tuck Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry

Awarded to a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry with an average of at least 90%,  to honour the outstanding career of Dr. Dennis Tuck, a distinguished and respected researcher, professor and former department head in Chemistry.
Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and show financial need.
Value: $850.

Kevin Couvillon Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a graduate student in Chemistry& Biochemistry who is engaged in cancer research.  Preference will be given to students working on natural or non-invasive treatments.

Students must be Canadian/Permanent Residents who have a GPA of at least 80% and must demonstrate financial need.

Value:  $1,000

Meng-Rooney Memorial Bursary

Value $500. Awarded annually on the basis of scholarship and financial need to a graduate student in Communication Studies. Established in 1989 in honour of a Master's student from the People's Republic of China. 

Gregory Blake Nephew Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually on the basis of scholarship and financial need to a full-time graduate student in the Faculty of Education. Established in 1981 by Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Nephew. Deadline: April 15, to the Faculty of Education Graduate Program Office. 
Value: $500.

Erika Kuendiger Doctoral Scholarship

Awarded to a student enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Education. Established in 2002, in memory of Dr. Erika Kuendiger, a professor in the Faculty of Education. 
Deadline: April 15, to the Faculty of Education Graduate Program Office. 

Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program

The University of Windsor's Faculty of Engineering will send approximately 12 students for three to four month internships over the duration of the project (ending December 2018). The chosen QE Scholars will travel abroad to partner institutions in India and Wales to participate in activities and projects related to the provision of clean water and sustainable energy supplies.

Sustainable Engineering Faculty Scholarships (maximum of 5 per year)

Awarded to MASc or PhD students in the Environmental Engineering program. Recipients must have an 80% average upon entry into the program and maintain this average to retain the scholarship. Students in other Engineering MASc or PhD programs may be eligible provided their thesis work has a substantial element of Sustainable Engineering content. All recipients must take “Sustainability: Principles and Practices (course number 93-500). Preference will be given to students who:
1. at the PhD, level, express, by letter, a desire to pursue an academic career
2. at either level are receiving an NSERC scholarships (provided this does not affect the financial needs criterion)
Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and show financial need.
Value: $10,000 per year for PhD students (for a maximum of three years).
$ 7,500 per year for MASc students (for a maximum of two years).

Frederick G. and Doris B. Bristow Award 

For M.A.Sc or Ph.D. students registered in any Engineering graduate program. Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident with an average of at least 77%, and show financial need. Recipients must have received their education from a recognized Canadian high school and their undergraduate degree froma Canadian university. Preference given to a student of English descent (at least one parent born in England).
Value: $2,500.

Frederick Atkins Graduate Awards

Two annual awards given to graduate students in a program in Electrical Engineering on the basis of excellent performance in research and course work. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
Value: $2,000. 

F. Wayne and Purita C. Bristow Award 

For M.A.Sc or Ph.D. students registered in the Electrical Engineering graduate program. If no suitable candidate in Electrical Engineering, the award may be given to a student from another Engineering graduate program. Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident with an average of at least 77%, and show financial need. Recipients must have received their education from a recognized Canadian high school and their undergraduate degree from a Canadian university. Preference given to a student of Canadian descent (at least one parent born in Canada).
Value: $2,500.

Benito P. and Teofila S. Calayag Award

For M.A.Sc or Ph.D. students registered in the Mechanical Engineering graduate program. If no suitable candidate in Mechanical Engineering, the award may be given to a student from another Engineering graduate program. Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident with an average of at least 77%, and show financial need. Recipients must have received their degree from a recognized Canadian high school and their undergraduate degree from a Canadian university. Preference given to a student of Filipino descent (at least one parent born in Phillipines).
Value: $2,500.

MEDA Limited Mel Lawn Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student in any graduate program in Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering on the basis of academic merit (minimum cumulative average of 75%).  Preference will be given to students having a record of community service in the past two years.
Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and show financial need.
Value:  $2,500

Commonwealth Graduate Prize

Value $100. Awarded annually on the basis of scholarship and financial need to an outstanding graduate student in English. The award was established by a grant-in-aid to English from the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan, on behalf of a Commonwealth Scholarship recipient. 

Jennifer Lynch Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing (number varies each year)
Awarded to a graduate student in the English and Creative Writing program based on academic merit. Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and show financial need.
Value varies: determined based upon interest generated

The Phillip Lang Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a graduate student in the department of English (Canadian Literature or Creative Writing), on the basis of academic standing.  Must be Canadian/Permanent Resident and show financial need.

Value:  $1,000

Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) Research Awards

Awarded to Ph.D. or M.Sc students in GLIER's Environmental Science program on the basis of a meritorious publication record. Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and show financial need.
Value: $750.

University of Windsor Graduate Environmental Scholarships

Awarded on the basis of merit to a student in a graduate environmental program at the University of Windsor. Students should be able to demonstrate a commitment to and potential for making significant contributions in environmental science or environmental engineering. Areas of study: Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science. Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and show financial need.
Value: $1,000.

Windsor Family Credit Union (WFCU) Environmental Science Scholarship

Awarded on the basis of merit to a Master's student in the GLIER Environmental Science program at the University of Windsor. Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and show financial need.
Value: $1,000.

Alex S. Davidson Great Lakes Stewardship Award

Awarded on the basis of merit to a graduate student in the GLIER Environmental Science program at the University of Windsor. Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and show financial need.
Value: $8,000.

Human Kinetics Alumni Awards

Value $100. Human Kinetics Alumni Awards are bestowed annually on the basis of scholarship. Specific areas of emphasis will be identified each year. 

Dr. Sheila J. Cameron Graduate Award 

Value $250. One or more entrance awards annually to M.Sc. students in Nursing, on the basis of academic merit and leadership in Nursing. All students accepted into the Master's program in nursing will be considered for the award. Established in 1996 by the Faculty of Nursing alumni to honour the contribution of Dr. Sheila J. Cameron (Director of the School of Nursing from 1986-1995) to the development of graduate education.
Value: $250.

Alumni Graduate Award

Awarded annually to an M.Sc. student in Nursing entering the final year of the program, on the basis of scholarship and leadership. Established in 1996 by the School of Nursing alumni.
Value: $250.

Chadwell-Horsburgh Family Award for Graduate Students

Awarded annually to a part-time M.Sc. student in Nursing who is a resident of Essex County. To be awarded on the basis of the applicant's academic merit and potential for scholarship. Established in 2000 to honour two families who have made long-standing contributions to the community of Windsor-Essex.
Value: $250.

Dr. Devamma Purushotham Neuroscience Bursary Award

Awarded annually to a full-time graduate student in the Nursing program who specializes in Neuroscience. Established in recognition of the outstanding, dedicated services and support that Dr. Purushotham has provided as a volunteer to persons with brain injury and their families.

Dr. Janet N. Rosenbaum Graduate Practicum Scholarship

Awarded annually to a full-time graduate student after successful completion of the first year of the Master of Science program in Nursing on the basis of academic record and leadership. Established in honour of the contributions of Janet N. Rosenbaum to the Faculty of Nursing.

Dr. M. L. Drake Conference Travel Award

Awarded annually to a student in the M.Sc. program in Nursing, on the basis of academic merit, who is presenting a paper/or attending a Nursing conference. This award is open to both full- and part-time students.

Yvette Miller Memorial Graduate Nursing Award

Awarded on the basis of academic merit and leadership to a graduate student after successful completion of the first year of graduate studies in Nursing. Established in memory of Yvette Miller, a 1985 graduate of the B.Sc.N. program.

Elizabeth H. Gillespie Memorial Scholarship (4 awards available - at the undergraduate or graduate level)

Awarded to graduate students in the Faculty of Nursing who have a specialized interest in community health nursing, advanced nursing practice and/or in the nurse practitioner role in Canada, or health-related scholarship or research. Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and show financial need.
Value: $5,000.

Madeline DeLuca LaCivita Scholarship in Oncology/Palliative Nursing

Awarded to a student in the Oncology/Palliative Care Graduate Diploma, on the basis of academic standing (minimum 77%).  Preference may be given to a student with financial need.  Scholarship may be renewable for a maximum of two years.  Value:  $1,500.

Political Science Entrance Awards

The total value of these awards range between approximately $10,500 and $13,000 each. The awards will be distributed as applications are received. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Public Policy (Transportation) Scholarship

The total value of this award is approximately $15,000. Contact Dr. Bill Anderson in the Department of Political Science for further details.

Walter L. White Memorial Scholarship

Value up to $300. Awarded annually on the basis of scholarship and financial need to a graduate student in political science. Established in 1975 by friends and admirers of Walter L. White, first Head of the Department of Political Science and first Dean of Social Science. 

Dr. Sourinda Dutta Memorial Scholarships for Graduate Studies in Political Science 

Awarded to an international Master’s student in the Department of Political Science based on academic achievement and financial need.
Value: $500.

Stephen & Vicki Adams Scholarship in Graduate Studies (Political Science)

Awarded annually to a Master’s student in the Department of Political Science based on academic achievement and financial need. Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident.  Value: $500.

Graduate Research Award in Clinical Neuropsychology

Awarded to graduate students in Psychology specializing in Child Clinical Neuropsychology. Funds are given for travel, conferences, etc., to support research endeavours. Established in 1995 by Louis L. Odette. 
Value: varies (will be decided upon by the program).

The Byron Rourke Scholarship in Clinical Neuropsychology

One scholarship in Clinical Neuropsychology will ordinarily be awarded annually to a full-time doctoral student in neuropsychology who must a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and an Ontario resident. Awarded on the basis of financial need and scholastic ability. Established in 2003 by alumni, colleagues and friends of Byron P. Rourke, in recognition of his illustrious and productive career and the Clinical Neuropsychology Program which he founded.
Value: maximum $3,000.

Dr. Carmela Pakula-Charette Scholarship

Awarded to a graduate student entering the first year of the Doctoral program in Psychology. Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and show financial need.
Value: varies (will be decided upon by the program). 

Dr. Roger and Audrey Thibert Award for Clinical Research (1 available)

Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student in the Faculty of Science who is undertaking clinical research. Apply to the Dean of Science.
Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and show financial need.
Value: $500.

Peter and Beatrice Soteros Scholarship

Awarded to a graduate student in the Faculty of Science on the basis of academic merit (minimum cumulative average of 75%).  Established in the memory of Peter and Beatrice Soteros.
Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and show financial need.
Value:  $500

Warner-Lambert Award in Printmaking

May be awarded annually on the basis of the graduate admissions portfolio, transcript and letters of recommendation to a first-term M.F.A. student majoring in printmaking. The award will not necessarily be assigned every year.
Value: up to $1,000.

Canadian Mental Health Association Scholarship in Social Work

Awarded to a student in the MSW program on the basis of academic merit (minimum cumulative average of 70%) .  Applicants are required to submit a short synopsis outlining his/her interest and/or achievement in community mental health and/or community health. Preference will be given to qualified employees or placement students of the Canadian Mental Health Association - Windsor-Essex County Branch (CMHA-WECB). 
Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and show financial need.
Value:  varies.

Dr. Robert Whitehurst Graduate Scholarship

Awarded to a graduate student in the MA program in Sociology on the basis of academic merit (minimum cumulative average of 80%) and evidence of extracurricular activity (e.g., in the Sociology department, university, or community). 
Must be Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and show financial need.
Value:  $500

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