Scholarships

The Accenture Inc. Scholarship - $850

Established in 1998 by Andersen Consulting. To be awarded to a student enrolled in the final year of study who, in the judgment of a Selection Committee, demonstrates a strong interest in Management Information Systems and qualities of leadership through service to McMaster University and/or the community in athletic, professional or social organizations.
Value: $850
Applications may be submitted at the end of their penultimate level to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships by April 15th.

The Achievement Awards of Excellence - $800

Established in 1998.  A variable number of scholarships to be awarded to students who, in the judgment of the Student Accessibility Services (SAS), demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.  Preference will be given to first-degree students.
Value: $800
Students who wish to be considered for this award must be enrolled with the Student Accessibility Services (SAS).  Applications may be submitted at the end of Levels I, II, III & IV (or V if in a 5-year program) to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships by April 15th.

The Alumni Association Scholarship - $400

Established in 1974 by the McMaster University Alumni Association and later augmented by bequest of Harold E. Amy. One scholarship to be awarded to a part-time student who has attained the highest Grade Point Average at the most recent review.
Value: $400

The Anna Marie Hibbard Scholarship - $1,500

Established in 1992 from the bequest of Anna Marie Hibbard. To be awarded to the student completing Level I who attains the highest Fall/Winter average. The recipient may not hold another scholarship of equal or greater value.

Value: $1,500

The Bates Residence Scholarship - $750

Awarded to the student who resides in the residence with the highest Fall/Winter average (at least 9.5) in an undergraduate program, with the exception of those in their graduating term.
Value: $750

The Bert MacKinnon Memorial Scholarship - $800

Established in 1996 in memory of Bert MacKinnon, B.A. (Class of ‘43), LL.D. (Class of ‘77), first Associate Chief Justice of Ontario (1978 to 1986). One scholarship to be awarded to a graduating student who enrols in a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor or equivalent degree program in the academic year immediately following graduation. The student selected will have demonstrated high academic achievement and leadership in extracurricular activities.

Value: $800

Applications may be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships by April 15th.

The Biology Academic Achievement Awards - Text Book

Established in 2004 by the Department of Biology. A variable number to be awarded to students enrolled in Life Sciences I who, in the judgment of the Department of Biology, have achieved the highest standing in BIOLOGY 1A03 or the highest standing in BIOLOGY 1M03.
Value: Book

The Burke Memorial Ring - Ring

Presented by science graduates of the University in memory of Dean C.E. Burke. To be awarded to a graduate of a B.Sc. program who is named to the Deans’ Honour List and who has made the most outstanding contribution to undergraduate activities.
Value: Ring

            • Completion of Department of Biology Scholarship/Award Survey by May 1.
            • 300 word essay on why the student believes they are an eligible candidate for this award. Comment on academic achievements and describe the extra-curricular activities they have participated in and what impact they have had on themselves and the community.
            • Include a copy of CV, official university transcript and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member

The Catherine MacNeill Prize - $175

Established in 1946 by bequest of Annie May MacNeill (Class of ‘03). To be awarded to a woman student in her graduating year who has attained notable standing in scholarship and has shown qualities of leadership.

Value: $175

Applications may be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships by April 15th.

The Chancellors Gold Medal - Medal

Established in 1938. To be awarded to the student who has completed the penultimate year of any four or five-level program at the most recent spring review, and who ranks highest in scholarship, leadership and influence.

Value: Medal

The Connie O’Shaughnessy Memorial Prize - $425

Established in 1988 by family, friends and associates of Connie O’Shaughnessy (Class of ‘88), a part-time student who chose to return to complete her degree enrolled in 24 units or more. To be awarded to a student who has completed at least Level I and who, in the judgment of the Selection Committee for Part-Time Awards, has made a significant contribution to the University life of part-time students.

Value: $425

Applications may be submitted at the end of Levels I, II, III & IV (Level V if in a 5-year program) to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships by April 15th.

The D.M. Davies Prize - $575

Established in 1984 by friends, colleagues and former students in recognition of Professor Douglas Davies for his outstanding contribution to the Department of Biology during 34 years of service. To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and at least an additional 30 units of an Honours program in Biology and who, in the judgment of the Department of Biology, attains a grade of at least A- in BIOLOGY 2F03 and who registers in BIOLOGY 3R03 or BIOLOGY 4J03 (Field Biology) in the following summer session.

Value: $575

  • Completion of Department of Biology Scholarship/Award Survey by May 1.
  • 100 word essay on why the student believes they are an eligible candidate for this award.
  • Include a copy of CV, official university transcript and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

The Donald Oscar Cannon Scholarship - $2,000

Established in 2012 by the Cannon Family. To be awarded to a student enrolled with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) who obtained the highest Grade Point Average.
Value: $2,000
Students may submit an application at the end of Levels I, II & III (Level IV if in a 5-year program) to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships by April 15th.

The Douglas Davidson Scholarship in Genetics - $400

Established in 2006 by the friends and colleagues of Dr. D. Davidson in recognition of his many years of contributions to research and undergraduate teaching. To be awarded to a student enrolled in Honours Molecular Biology and Genetics who obtains the highest grade in MOLBIOL 2C03.

Value: $400

  • Completion of Department of Biology Scholarship/Award Survey by May 1.
  • 100 word essay on why the student believes they are an eligible candidate for this award.
  • Include a copy of CV, official university transcript and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

The Edwards Hall Residence Scholarship - $750

Awarded to the student who resides in the residence with the highest Fall/Winter average (at least 9.5) in an undergraduate program, with the exception of those in their graduating term.

Value: $750

The Elizabeth Mosgrove Scholarship - $1,500

Established in 1959 by bequest of John W. Mosgrove in memory of his mother. To be awarded to descendants of members of Her Majesty’s Canadian Armed Forces on the basis of high Grade Point Average. Not open to students in their graduating year.

Value: $1,500

Applications may be submitted at the end of Levels I, II & III (Level IV if in a 5-year program) to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships by April 15th.

The Esther McCandless Memorial Prize - $300

Established in 1984 by friends and colleagues in memory of Professor E.L. McCandless, a humanitarian and distinguished member of the Department of Biology from 1964 to 1983. To be awarded to a student who achieves an outstanding Grade Point Average in an Honours program in Biology.

Value: $300

The Governor General’s Academic Medal - Medal

Given by His Excellency the Governor General of Canada. To be awarded to the student graduating from a first baccalaureate degree program who has attained the highest standing throughout the program.

Value: Medal

The Gwen George Award - $1,500

Established in 1997 in loving memory of Gwen George by her family and friends. To be awarded to students completing any Level I program in the current term who, in the judgment of a Selection Committee, have achieved notable academic standing and demonstrated qualities of leadership and service to McMaster University and/or the City of Hamilton, surrounding or world communities.

Value: $1,500 each

Applications may be submitted at the end of Level I to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships by April 15th.

The Gwen George Medal - $400 (and a medal)

Established in 2001 in loving memory of Gwen George by her family. To be awarded to a part-time student who has completed at least Level I of any program and who, in the judgment of the of a selection committee, has achieved notable academic standing and has demonstrated qualities of leadership and service to McMaster University and/or the Hamilton-Wentworth, surrounding or world communities.

Value: $400 and a medal

Applications may be submitted at the end of Levels I, II and III (IV if in a five-year program) to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships by April 15th. Students must have completed a minimum of 24 units to be eligible. Not open to students in their graduating year.

The Hedden Hall Residence Scholarship - $750

Awarded to the student who resides in the residence with the highest Fall/Winter average (at least 9.5) in an undergraduate program, with the exception of those in their graduating term.

Value: $750

The Herbert A. Ricker Scholarships - $2,500

Established in 1982 by bequest of Mrs. Edna Elizabeth Ross Reeves of Hamilton in memory of her husband, Herbert A. Ricker. Four scholarships to be awarded on the basis of scholarship (Fall/Winter average of at least 9.5) and character to: (a) two to students who have completed Engineering I, or Level I, and an additional 35 – 90 units of a program in Engineering, and (b) two to students who have completed Science I or Level I, and an additional 30 – 75 units of a program in Science.

Value: $2,500 each

The Inter-Residence Council Scholarship - $400

Established in 1995 by the McMaster Inter-Residence Council in recognition of the IRC’s continued support of the University and its students. To be awarded to a student who has completed at least Level I of any program who, in the judgment of an Awards Selection Committee of Undergraduate Council, has demonstrated notable academic achievement and has demonstrated leadership and influence in residence life. Not open to students in their graduating year.

Value: $400

Applications may be submitted at the end of Levels I, II & III (Level IV if in a 5-year program) to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships by April 15th.

The J.L.W. Gill Prizes - $325

Established in 1944 by bequest of J.L.W. Gill, B.A., Principal of Hamilton Technical School. Nine scholarships to be awarded on the basis of Grade Point Averages to students who have completed Level I and an additional 58 – 75 units of Honours B.Sc. programs. Ordinarily, not more than one scholarship will be awarded in any one discipline.

Value: $325 each

The Jensen Medal - Medal

Established in 1995 by friends and colleagues as a tribute to Dr. Doris E.N. Jensen in recognition of her contribution in developing Cooperative Education Programs in the Faculty of Science and her 31 years of service in the wider university community. To be awarded to a student graduating from the Honours Biology and Pharmacology (Co-op) Program who, in the judgment of the Committee of Instruction, demonstrates outstanding academic achievement and excellence in co-op placements.

The John N. A. Lott Scholarship in Biology - $500

Established in 2007 by the friends and colleagues of John N.A. Lott in recognition of his many years of contributions to the Department of Biology. To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 – 70 units of an Honours Biology program who, in the judgment of the Department of Biology, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and shows an interest in biological structure (sub cellular to ecosystem) and function. Preference to be given to a student who demonstrates an interest in plants.

Value: $500

          • Completion of Department of Biology Scholarship/Award Survey by May 1.
          • 100 word essay on why the student believes they are an eligible candidate for this award.
          • Include a copy of CV, official university transcript and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member

The John R. McCarthy Scholarship - $700

Established in 1987 by John R. McCarthy, LL.D. (Class of ‘65), former Deputy Minister of University Affairs and Deputy Minister of Education for the Province of Ontario. To be awarded to a student graduating from a program in Arts and Science, Humanities, Science, or Social Sciences who enrols in the Faculty of Education of an Ontario university in the academic year immediately following graduation. The student selected will have made a contribution to the life of the University by displaying leadership in student government or student affairs and leadership and sportsmanship in athletic endeavours.

Value: $700

Applications may be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships by April 15th.

The John D. McNie Achievement Award of Excellence - $400

Established in 2001 by David O. Davis in honour of John D. McNie. To be awarded to a student with a visual impairment who, in the judgment of the Student Accessibility Services (SAS), demonstrates notable academic achievement.
Value: $400

Students who wish to be considered for this award must be enrolled with Student Accessibility Services (SAS).
Applications may be submitted at the end of Levels I, II, III, & IV (Level V if in a 5-year program) to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships by April 15th.

The J.J. Miller Prize - $575

Established in 1984 by friends, colleagues and former students in recognition of Professor J.J. Miller for his outstanding contribution to the Department of Biology during 37 years of service. To be awarded to a student in an Honours Biology program with an outstanding Fall/Winter average and a minimum grade of A- in BIOLOGY 2EE3.

Value: $575

    • Completion of Department of Biology Scholarship/Award Survey by May 1.
    • 100 word essay on why the student believes they are an eligible candidate for this award.
    • Include a copy of CV, official university transcript and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

The Josephine Staples Brien Scholarship - $350

Established in 1936 by Dr. J.W. Brien of Windsor. To be awarded to a female student who is entering in her graduating term and who qualifies on the basis of academic standing and interest in undergraduate activities.
Value: $350
Applications may be submitted at the end of their penultimate level to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships by April 15th.

Killam Fellowship

The Killam Felllowship is a scholarship and exchange program for Canadian and American students currently registered in their second year of undergraduate studies.  Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to live and study in the United States for either one semester or a full academic year.  The goal of the program is to increase mutual understanding between Canada and the United States through direct personal involvement.
Application forms are available at www.killamfellowships.com
Interested students should submit their applications to Karen Jowett, Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships by December 1, 2010.

The Mabel Stoakley Scholarship - $425 for books

Established in 1956 by the Young Women’s Canadian Club of Toronto (now the Career Women’s Canadian Club of Toronto). To be awarded to a woman student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 – 45 units of any program and who gives evidence of outstanding academic achievement and leadership.

Value: $425 for books

Applications may be submitted at the end of Level II to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships by April 15th.

The Margaret A. Service Book Prize - $120 (for books)

Established in 1990 by friends, colleagues and former students in memory of Margaret A. Service. To be awarded to the student who upon completion of Level I attains the highest average in BIOLOGY 1A03 and BIOLOGY 1M03.

Value: $120 for books

The Marnie Spears Scholarship - $1,200

Established in 1993 by many friends, colleagues and alumni of McMaster University as a tribute to Marnie Spears (Class of ‘69), Executive Director, Development and Public Relations from 1986-93 and dedicated alumna who served as President of the McMaster Alumni Council in 1980, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the University. To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and at least an additional 30 units of an Honours program with notable academic standing and who, in the judgment of a Selection Committee, has demonstrated leadership in public, community or University alumni relations. Not open to students in their graduating year. Students may only receive this award once.

Value: $1,200

Applications may be submitted at the end of Levels II & III (Level IV if in a 5-year program) to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships by April 15th.

The McMaster University Futures Fund Graduand Award - $1,000

Established in 2000. To be awarded to the child of a member of McMaster University’s salaried pension plan who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. Recipient must obtain a Grade Point Average of 8.0 or greater.
Value: $1,000

Applications may be submitted at the end of their final year to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships by April 15th.

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The McMaster University Futures Fund In-Course Awards - $1,800

Established in 2000. Four scholarships to be awarded to the children of members of the McMaster University salaried pension plan who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. Recipient must obtain a Grade Point Average of 8.0 or greater. Not open to graduating students.

Value: $1,800 each

Applications may be submitted at the end of Levels I, II & III (Level IV if in a 5-year program) to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships by April 15th.

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) - $4500 + Researcher Stipend

The Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) are meant to stimulate your interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage you to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in these fields. If you would like to gain research experience in an academic setting, these awards can provide you with financial support through your host university. NSERC encourages qualified Aboriginal students to apply to this program.
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/UG-PC/USRA-BRPC_eng.asp

The Dr. Ronald V. Joyce "Amazing" Grace Awards - $2,500

Established in 2003 by Dr. Ronald V. Joyce ‘98 in honour of his mother, Grace Joyce. A variable number to be awarded to students in Level II or above of any program who, in the judgment of the selection committee, demonstrate a commitment to community service by volunteering during the academic year with children who have special needs. Preference will be given to those students who volunteer with underprivileged children. Not open to students in their graduating year.

Value: $2,500 each

Applications may be submitted at the end of Levels II, II & III (Level IV if in a 5-year program) to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships by April 15th.

The Dr. Ronald V. Joyce Awards for Athletes - $2,500

Established in 2003 by Dr. Ronald V. Joyce ‘98. A variable number to be awarded to students who have completed at least Level I of any program who, in the judgment of a selection committee, have demonstrated outstanding athletic ability as members of a McMaster varsity team which competes in the Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS). Students must meet the eligibility requirements of the CIS and Ontario University Athletics (OUA). Not open to students in their graduating year.

Value: $2,500 each

Applications may be submitted at the end of Levels I, II & III (Level IV if in a 5-year program) to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships by April 15th. Include two reference letters, one academic letter and one non-academic letter from the coach of their varsity team with the application.

The Shenstone Prize - $200

Established in 1903 by J.N. Shenstone of Toronto, and continued by members of his family. To be awarded to the student who has completed Science I and who attains the highest average in any four of the Level I courses in Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
Value: $200

The Dr. Sina Sazgar Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

Established in 1999 in memory of Dr. Sina Sazgar, Hon. B.Sc. (Class of ‘93), a young, exceptionally gifted and caring medical doctor who tragically passed away on October 26, 1993. Two scholarships to be awarded to students enrolled in an Honours Bachelor of Science program who, in the judgment of the Faculty of Science, have demonstrated outstanding academic performance.

Value: $1,000 each

The Stanley T. Bayley Scholarship in Biology - $800

Established in 2007 by the friends, former students and colleagues of Stanley T. Bayley in recognition of contributions to research and leadership in the Department of Biology. To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 – 70 units of an Honours Biology program who, in the judgment of the Department of Biology, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and has focused on studies in Cell Biology.
Value: $800

      • Completion of Department of Biology Scholarship/Award Survey by May 1.
      • 100 word essay on why the student believes they are an eligible candidate for this award.
      • Include a copy of CV, official university transcript and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

Travel Scholarships

The Beale-Lincoln-Hall Travel Scholarship - $2,000

Established in 1996 by Arnold A. Beale in memory of his parents F. Arnold Beale and Margaret S. Beale and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gould Lincoln and Commander Harley H. Hall, U.S.N. To be awarded to students who demonstrate high academic standing and are participating in one of McMaster’s formal exchange programs. Preference will be given to students enrolled in a program in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Cognitive Science of Language, Commerce, Cultural Studies and Critical Theory, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Engineering Physics, English, French, Geography, History, Linguistics, Materials Science, Mathematics, Physics or Religious Studies and who demonstrate a lively interest in the humanities and the human and social implications of scientific developments.

Value: $2,000

Travel Scholarship applications are due February 28th

The John P. Evans Travel Scholarship - $1,500

Established in 1991 by many friends, colleagues, students and graduates of McMaster University as a tribute to John (Jack) P. Evans upon his retirement as Associate Vice-President, University Services and Secretary of the Board of Governors in recognition of his 25 years of outstanding contribution to the University Community. To be awarded to a student who has completed at least 30 units beyond Level I of an Honours program with notable academic standing and has demonstrated a scholarly interest in some aspect of Asian languages, history or cultures, with preference being given to a student wishing to study in China.

Value: $1,500

Travel Scholarship applications are due February 28th.

The Rundle Foreign Study Scholarship - $2,500

Established in 2011 by the Rundle Foreign Study Bursary at the Hamilton Community Foundation. To be awarded to a student who has completed at least 30 units beyond Level I and who, in the judgment of the Selection Committee, has attained notable academic achievement. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students who are participating in one of McMaster’s formal exchange programs in a country where English is not the first language and who have graduated from a publicly funded secondary school in the Hamilton-Wentworth area.

Value: $2,500

Travel Scholarship applications are due February 28th.

The Susan Vajoczki Legacy Travel Scholarship - $1,000

Established in 2013 by the family, friends and colleagues in memory of Susan Vajoczki, Professor of Geography and Earth Sciences, and Director of the Centre for Leadership and Learning. To be awarded to a student who has completed at least Level II in any program in the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, or the Arts and Science Program and who, in the judgment of the School of Geography & Earth Sciences, has achieved notable academic standing, and is pursuing research in the fields of pedagogy (teaching and learning) or Earth Sciences who could benefit from travel.

Value: $1,000

Travel Scholarship applications are due February 28th.

The Howard P. Whidden Scholarship - $800

Established in 1941 by the Honourable Jacob Nicol (Class of ‘00) of Sherbrooke, Quebec, in honour of Chancellor Howard P. Whidden, with a view to fostering relations of friendship and understanding between French-speaking and English-speaking Canadians. To be awarded to a student who has completed six units of French and who shows ability and promise in the use of the French language. The recipient will study at a Quebec university during the summer.

Value: $800

Travel Scholarship applications are due February 28th.

The T. Russell Wilkins Memorial Scholarships - $4,600

Established in 1963 by bequest of Mrs. T. Russell Wilkins (B.A. ‘18 Brandon, M.A. ‘32), daughter of former Chancellor Howard P. Whidden, in memory of her husband, Dr. T. Russell Wilkins (Class of ‘11). Two scholarships to be awarded to students in their penultimate level of an Honours program in Arts and Science, Health Sciences or Science who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. In addition, the students should demonstrate a lively interest in the humanities and in the human and social implications of scientific developments. The purpose of the scholarship is to enable the winners to spend the summer before the final Fall/Winter session in travel and study outside Canada.

Value: $4,600 each

Travel Scholarship applications are due February 28th.