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External Awards and Scholarships

The following awards and scholarships are available, but not specific to, students in the Department of Earth Sciences at Western. Applications, transcripts and reference letters are submitted directly by the student to the granting organization. Students will recieve notification of upcoming deadlines and available application forms as they are received by the Department. Notices will also be posted on the Undergraduate bulletin board and on the front page of this website.

Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists

Two $1250.00 scholarships open to all undergraduates enrolled in an accredited Earth Sciences program at a Canadian University who are in their second or third year. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of academic standing. Candidates must hold Canadian citizenship or Permanent Resident status. Spring deadline.

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Ontario Petroleum Industry Thesis Award

Awards for outstanding Master's and Bachelor's Theses in Earth Sciences. To be eligible, subject matter should be relevant to Ontario sedimentary geology/ geophysics or to the theory of hydrocarbon exploration and production. A complete bound copy of the thesis must be submitted to the OPI Thesis Awards Committee. Awards of $300 will be presented at the OPI Conference in November. Spring deadline.

Society of Professional Well Log Analysts Foundation

Scholarships of $1000+ to students pursuing a college degree program directly related to or bearing a reasonable relationship to the science of oil, gas, or other mineral formation evaluation. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, career objectives and financial need. Spring deadline.

The Women's Association of the Mining Industry of Canada Annual Award

Mining, metallurgy, geology, geophysics, geological engineering, or related studies in earth sciences. Awarded annually to an undergraduate student who is registered in third or fourth year of any of the above accredited programs at a qualified Canadian university and who has attained average marks of 85% or higher. Amount: $1,000. Application deadline: June 4

The Wood Bursary

Mining engineering, geology or geological engineering, mineral processing and metallurgical engineering, or other applied earth science programs. Awarded annually to undergraduate students who can demonstrate financial need and who are enrolled in an accredited mining related program in a Canadian university. This bursary can be continued through re-application providing the scholar maintains good academic standing and the need prevails.

Sophia and John Marsh Wood were a prospecting team working in northern Canada. Mrs. Sophia Wood was a member of The Women's Association of the Mining Industry of Canada Toronto from 1973 to 1984. In 1985, Mrs. Wood bequeathed a large portion of her estate to the association, enabling the foundation to give annual bursaries in her name. Amount: $6,000. Application deadline: June 4

National Geophysics Scholarship

Awarded annually to an undergraduate student who has attained the highest academic average on completion of third year in an accredited geophysics program at a qualified Canadian university. Amount: $1,000. Application deadline: June 4

Canadian Mineral Industry Education Foundation (CMIEF) Scholarships

Awarded to to undergraduate students with a stong interest in a career in the mining industry. The scholarships are available to students attending any university in Canada following a program in geology, mining or metallurgy, or any other discipline related to the mining industry.

The scholarships are normally awarded to those entering the second year of a university program but first-year students have also been selected. Successful recipients recieve $1000 per academic term until the degree program is complete, provided that satisfactory academic performance is maintained and that work experience in the mining industry is obtained between academic terms with reports to be submitted following each work term. Winter deadline.

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GSA (Geological Society of America) Student Travel Grants

Several awards annually of paid travel expenses. Students must be a GSA member or student member. Students must also be registered for the GSA Annual Meeting, complete the Section Travel Grant Application form and complete the expense estimate and faculty certification form (available in July) by the September deadline.

Geological Society of America Undergraduate Student Research Grant

Several awards annually of money for student's research. Applicant must be an undergraduate student associate of the GSA. If awarded a grant the applicant will submit to the NC-GSA a short summary report upon completion of the project. The NC-Section strongly encourages that the results of funded research be reported at NC-Section annual meetings as well. September deadline.

Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists Trust Fund

Students must be enrolled at a Canadian university in an academic program leading to an exploration geophysics career in industry, teaching or research. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic performance, financial need, interest in geophysics and extra-curricular activities.

Society of Exploration Geophysics (SEG) Scholarship

Students must be pursuing a degree in geophysics or a closely related field. In addition, qualified applicants will possess an interest in and a strong aptitide for physics, mathematics, and geology. Winter deadline.

Canadian Exploration Geophysicists Society Foundation Scholarships

Awarded to undergraduate students who have expressed or demonstrated a definite interest in geophysics.

The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Student Awards

At the annual PDAC Convention in March in Toronto, the PDAC gives out a number of $500 Tuition top up awards to students attending student events at the Convention.

Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources University Scholarships