Needs-Based Bursaries

The Robert and Ruth Lumsden Scholarships in Earth Science

Awarded to full-time students in the Department of Earth Sciences on the basis of financial need and academic achievement.  For all candidates registered in second year of any program in Earth Sciences, the minimum academic requirement is 75% overall average in first year courses.  For all candidates registered in third or fourth year of an Honors Specialization, Major, or Specialization in Earth Sciences, the minimum academic requirement is a 75% cumulative average from all courses designated as principal courses.  Application forms can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar, and must be completed and returned by September 30. These awards were made possible by a bequest to Foundation Western by the late Ruth V. Lumsden (BA'79) and Robert O. Lumsden (BA'78).  Value: 8 @ up to $1,500 each. How to apply: Complete and submit the Financial Assistance Profile application which can be found on the Student Services Site by October 31st.

Robert and Ruth Lumsden Undergraduate Awards in Science

Awarded annually to students in the Faculty of Science on the basis of financial need and academic achievement (mimimum B+ average). These awards were made possible by a bequest to Foundation Western by the late Ruth V. Lumsden (BA '79) and Robert O. Lumsden (BA '78). Value: 12 Up to $,1000 each. How to apply: Complete and submit the Financial Assistance Profile application on the Student Services Site by October 31st.

Friends of the Gardens Bursaries

Available to any student who demonstrates financial need and who is progressing satisfactorily. Preference will be given to a student in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, or Environmental Sciences. Established by Friends of the Garden, a dedicated group of volunteers committed to enhancing the beauty of The University of Western Ontario campus. Value: $1000 each, number will vary based on funds available annually.

How to apply: Complete and submit the Financial Assistance Profile application on the Student Services Site by October 31st.

The Robert W. Hodder Travel Bursaries

Awarded to full-time undergraduate students in the Department of Earth Sciences in the Faculty of Science, or full-time graduate students enrolled in the Geology or Geophysics graduate program in the School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, on the basis of financial need, to enable them to participate in graduate or undergraduate student field trips and workshops in the geology of mineral deposits. Established through Foundation Western. Recipients will be selected by a committee of three, consisting of the faculty member responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in mineral deposits - Geology; the Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences; and, the Outside Advisor to the Student Chapter of the Society of Economic Geologists. Value: 9 at a minimum of $300 up to a maximum of $500 each (award amounts will be determined based on field trip selection). How to apply: Application forms and deadline information can be obtained from the Academic Program Coordinator of the Department of Earth Sciences. Students applying for the Hodder Travel Bursary must complete a Financial Assistance Profile application on the Student Services Site by October 31.