College of Biological Science Internal Awards
All ACCESS AWARDS are subject to specific terms and conditions as
set out by the Ontario government's OSOTF program. For the terms and conditions of
these awards, please follow the ACCESS AWARD link that follows the award description.
- Prof. A.W. Baker Memorial Bursaries
The estate of Margaret A. MacLean, through a bequest in honour and memory of her father
the late Prof. A.W. Baker, Chair of the Department of Entomology, with the aid of the
Ontario governments OSOTF program, provides bursaries of up to a total of $3,000
annually for students with demonstrated financial need who are registered in the Faculty
of Graduate Studies and enrolled in a department in the College of Biological Sciences.
Full-time or part-time continuing or in-coming MSc students not beyond semester 5 or PhD
students not beyond semester 9, studying or conducting research in entomology are eligible.
Apply by letter describing research project and research interests accompanied by a
curriculum vitae and completed Needs Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by
October 15. ACCESS
- Boehringer Mannheim Award of Excellence (Microbiology)
An award of $500 may be made annually to the graduate student registered in the Department
of Microbiology who has presented the best graduate seminar during the academic year. No
application is necessary.
Elgin Card Scholarship in Terrestrial Animal Ecology (CBS)
The Ontario Waterfowl Research Foundation provides a $4,000 scholarship annually to a
graduate student in the Department of Zoology. The applicant must have a high academic
standing and demonstrate an interest in the area of terrestrial animal ecology. The award
may not be held in conjunction with any external awards that provide the student with more
than $10,000 per year. Apply by letter to the Dean of the College of Biological Science
including a transcript, a brief description of the research proposal and a supporting
letter from the principal advisor by October 15.
CBS Alumni Association Alma Mater Graduate Scholarship (CBS)
One scholarship of $1,000 may be awarded annually to a full-time student who has been
registered at this university for two consecutive semesters at the graduate level, has
maintained minimum semester average of 75%, has demonstrated excellence in research, and
is active in College of Biological Science activities. The scholarship may be held on a
maximum of two occasions for MSc students, and three occasions for PhD students, and is
tenable with other Senate awards. Apply to the dean, CBS, by May 15.
- CBS Graduate Scholarship in Botany (Botany)
Dr. R.L. Peterson and alumni and friends of CBS, with the aid of the Ontario
governments OSOTF program, have established a $500 graduate scholarship for students
with demonstrated financial need. It will be awarded to an eligible full-time MSc student
not beyond semester 5 or a full-time PhD student not beyond semester9, pursuing gradate
studies in the Department of Botany. Apply by letter describing research project and
research interest, accompanied by a curriculum vitae and completed Needs Assessment Form
to Student Financial Services by October 15. ACCESS
- Hagen Graduate Scholarship
Rolf Hagen, founding president of Rolf C. Hagen Inc., Canadian pet food and products
supplier, with the aid of the Ontario Government OSOTF program, has established two $1250
graduate scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need. They will be awarded
to eligible full-time MSc students not beyond semester 5 and full-time PhD students not
beyond semester 9. Annually, if possible, one will be awarded to an MSc student and the
other to a PhD student. Preference will be given to students with an interest in tropical
and/or marine fish or aquaculture, doing their research in the Hagen Aqualab. Apply by
letter describing the research project and research interest, accompanied by a curriculum
vitae and completed Needs Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by October 15. ACCESS
- Harold H. Draper Graduate Prize (Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences)
In honour of Professor Draper, chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences from 1975
to 1985, a $100 prize may be given to the graduate student who is judged to have
contributed most effectively to the course Graduate Seminar, 7106500, during the previous
year. No application is necessary.
Norman James Aquatic Mammalogy Scholarship (CBS)
The Ontario Waterfowl Research Foundation provides an award of $4,000, to students in a
graduate program in the college. The applicant must have a high academic standing and
demonstrated interest in the area of aquatic mammalogy. The scholarship may not be held in
conjunction with any external awards that provide the student with more than $10,000 per
year. Apply to the dean, Graduate Studies, by September 30.
Arthur Richmond Memorial Scholarships (CBS/OAC)
In memory of the late Arthur Richmond (OAC '23), horticulturist and teacher, four
scholarships of $3,500 each may be awarded annually to outstanding graduate students in
botany, environmental biology, horticultural science, microbiology or zoology. Apply to
the dean, Graduate Studies, by May 1.
Robinson Travel Scholarships (CBS Microbiology, OAC Environmental Biology)
These two annual graduate awards of $250 each are tenable with other Senate awards.
Graduate students in the Department of Microbiology in CBS are eligible for one award and
graduate students in the Department of Environmental Biology in OAC are eligible for the
other. Academic standing will be used to determine the recipient. The funds are to be used
to defray costs to attend scientific meetings. Preference will be given to students
presenting a paper at a meeting. Application is to the chair of the Department of
Environmental Biology, OAC, or the chair of the Department of Microbiology, CBS, as
appropriate by January 31 for travel in the period March 1 each year to February 28 of the
succeeding year. The selection committee will be the appropriate college awards committee
on recommendation of the chair of the department. The time of presentation to be arranged
by the college awards committee. Donor - family, friends and associates of the late Dr.
Keith Ronald Graduate Scholarship (CBS)
An annual award of $1,000 may be presented to a first year student who has graduated from
CBS at the University of Guelph and who is enrolled in a graduate program in biology in
any college of the University of Guelph. This award is directed to those students who have
demonstrated academic excellence and who have a serious intent to pursue research. This
award is tenable with other Senate awards. Apply to the dean, Graduate Studies, by
Peter Seidl Memorial Scholarship (Zoology)
In memory of Peter Seidl, MSc '80, the Seidl family provides a $1,000 annual scholarship for
a master's student registered in the Department of Zoology. Peter's interest in aquatic
sciences led to a career in environmental consulting, working on water quality issues as the
Secretary to the Research Council of the Great Lakes, and later, as an environmental
specialist for the World Bank, assisting developing countries. Master's students with at
least an A- average in the previous two years of full-time or equivalent study registered in
the Department of Zoology and in semester 1.0 to 6.0 are eligible. Students must be
conducting research related to the quality of wildlife habitat, including fresh and
saltwater environments. Apply to the chair, Department of Zoology, by December 1.
Izak Walton Fly Fishing Club Scholarship in Aquatic Sciences (CBS)
The Izak Walton Fly Fishing Club provides an annual award of $2,500 each winter to an
outstanding graduate student registered in CBS whose thesis research is in marine/aquatic
science. Students must have maintained at least a first-class ('A-') average in each of
the previous two years of study. Apply to the CBS dean's office by November 1 each year,
providing a two- page summary of the thesis proposal, transcripts and letter of reference
from the principal adviser; the winner's award application will be forwarded to the club
each January, when the award is made. Master's students (not beyond semester six in the
semester receiving the award) and doctoral students (not beyond semester nine in the
semester receiving the award) may apply; the award may be held once in a program of study.