Scholarships and Awards

Students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of the Environment may be eligible for academic scholarships.  Eligibility for these awards varies and can be based on academic performance, financial need, program, or experiential learning opportunity. 

Available Scholarships

An annual award for a student entering their third year of the honours Environmental Science program based on achievement of academic excellence in their previous year. A minimum cumulative average of 72% is required. Not tenable with other major awards. Established by friends and family in memory of Dr. Robert K. Jull, Head of the Department of Geology, who died in an aircraft accident while doing geological field research in 1979. Assigned.

Award Amount: $2,400.00

Number of Awards: 1

Application Deadline: January 31

An annual award to a student registered in Year 2 Science, for outstanding achievement in the Environmental Science courses ESCI-1100 and ESCI-1111, and for overall high performance in Year 1.

Award Amount: $100.00

Number of Awards: 1

Award Description: Designated for a student entering their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year Earth & Environmental Sciences; awarded for academic excellence in courses relating to the Canadian environment and/or resource management. Minimum cumulative average of 72% required. Recipients must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents (including those with Protected Persons status).  Established by Miss Bowlby in memory of her father Douglas, a longtime resident of the City of Windsor and conservationist.

Award Amount: $500.00

Number of Awards: 1

Award Description: Awarded to the year 4 student with the best thesis in the Honours Environmental Science or Environmental Geoscience program. Recipient must have a minimum cumulative average of 72%. Candidates are required to carry out an original research project under the supervision of a faculty member, and to write a thesis on their results. Assigned. No application required.

Award Amount: $600.00

Number of Awards: 1

Award Description: Awarded to a first-year student registered full-time in the Environmental Studies program, based on academic achievement (minimum cumulative average of 78%), proven financial need and citizenship. Candidates must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents (includes those with Protected Persons status) who meet OSAP Ontario residency requirements. Apply on-line. Refer to the uWinAward Application instructions.

Award Amount: $700.00

Number of Awards:1

Application Deadline: January 31

2 awards available

Eligibility: Year 3 or 4 School of the Environment thesis student; thesis topic and experiential learning in sustainable development required

Preference to select one female and one male applicant each year. The successful applicant(s) will be selected in a competition established and conducted by a committee under the supervision of the Director of the School of the Environment. Applicants must submit a 300 word summary and budget for their research. An interview may be required. Information regarding sustainable development can be found at Apply online.

2 awards available

Eligibility: Year 2, 3 or 4 Environmental Science student, minimum cumulative average of 76%; proven financial need
Value: $5000

Deadline: October 31.

Award Description: Awarded to a full-time Master’s student in the School of the Environment in even years and in the Biological Sciences in odd years. Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or have Protected Persons status. Must demonstrate expertise in prairie or environmental conservation. Must upload a copy of all unofficial transcripts and a letter of reference from a Faculty member (may include a supervisor). Apply online and see Special Instructions for additional application information.

Undergraduate Student Applicants

Undergraduate students can search an extensive database of scholarships and awards that is maintained by the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office.  To search for scholarships and awards that are specific to your degree program, complete the Basic Information form available here by selecting the appropriate options using the drop-down menus.  Undergraduate students can easily apply for scholarships and awards by following the instructions here.

Graduate Student Applicants

Graduate students can search an extensive array of internal and external scholarships, travel funds, and awards by accessing the Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarships and Awards website.