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.
Please note that Student Financial Services will apply all internal awards against outstanding balances on student's accounts unless prior arrangements have been made.
- 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 government's 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 who are registered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and enrolled in a department in the College of Biological Sciences or the Ontario Agricultural College.
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 1. ACCESS
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 January 10. ACCESS
- Elgin Card Terrestrial Zoology 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
zoology. The scholarship may not be held in conjunction
with any external awards that provide the student with
$10,000 per year or more. Apply to the Administrative
Assistant in Zoology by September 30.
- 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 January 10. 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 Zoology 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 zoology. The scholarship may not be held in
conjunction with any external awards that provide the student with $10,000 per year or more. Apply to the Administrative Assistant in Zoology by September 30.
Middleton Graduate Teaching Assistant Prize (CBS)
The Middleton Graduate Teaching Assistant Prize was established to honour Dr. A.L.A. Middleton, professor in the Department of Zoology from 1966 - 2001, for his contribution to undergraduate education at the University of Guelph. Recipients must demonstrate a commitment to and effectiveness in undergraduate teaching as evidenced by letters of support from course supervisors. Students may be nominated by faculty, departmental technicians, or undergraduate students. The nomination forms are available from the Chair's office and must be completed and returned by April 30th. The recipient's name will be engraved on a plaque, which will be displayed in the Department of Zoology.
The Pharmacia Microbiology Graduate Award (Microbiology)
An award of $500 is made annually to the graduate student enrolled in the Department of Microbiology who is judged to have presented the best poster at a scientific meeting during the academic year. Posters must be exhibited by the student or designate during the last week of August. The best poster will be selected on the basis of academic merit by a vote of the Faculty in the department of Microbiology. No application is required.
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 Research Travel Grants (CBS Microbiology, OAC Environmental Biology)
These two annual graduate awards of $400 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.
Roche Molecular Biochemical 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.
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.
The Office of Graduate Studies has attempted to ensure the accuracy of this
on-line Graduate Calendar. However, the publication of information in this document does not
bind the university to the provision of courses, programs, schedules of studies, fees, or facilities as
listed herein. Other limitations apply.