External Awards and ScholarshipsThe 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.
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. http://www.ontariopetroleuminstitute.com/
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. https://www.spwla.org/
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
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. http://cmief.ca/english/home.html
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.
Awarded to undergraduate students who have expressed or demonstrated a definite interest in geophysics.
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.