Awards and Scholarships

Contact Scholarships, Awards, and Financial Support for further information on the following undergraduate awards:

Henry Hearn Memorial Scholarship in Plant Biology

Lakshmi Memorial Scholarship

Bill Paranchych Memorial Scholarship

William Rowan Memorial Prizes

Luc Barton Memorial Scholarship Science

An Outstanding Research in Genetics Prize

A Laurence and Cec Chevalier Undergraduate Scholarship in Plant Biology

Dr. David Schindler Undergraduate Scholarship in Environmental Science 

Contact the Undergraduate Research Initiative for further information on the following undergraduate award:

Alberta Innovates Summer Studentship

Contact the Department of Biological Sciences for further information on the following awards:

Donald W. Clarke Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

This award has been established by Patricia Clarke in memory of her husband Donald W. Clarke, BSc '41, MSc '43.

Eligibility: Open to full-time, non-graduating undergraduate students in Biological Sciences who would like to undertake a summer research project in animal physiology or developmental biology. Students may not hold this award simultaneously with either an NSERC or AIHS summer award.

Value: $4500 (plus top-up)

Application: Interested students must find a faculty mentor in the Department of Physiology or the Department of Biological Sciences and in collaboration with him/her prepare a research proposal that clearly specifies the role of the student and the training value to the student. The mentor must sign a statement on the application indicating he/she is prepared to subsidize this award in the amount of $1125 (minimum).

Preference will be given to the proposal that offers the best training opportunity. Your academic record will be considered but will not be the sole selection criterion. This award may be unavailable in some years; when the award is available, the application deadline and further application instructions will be posted here by the start of the summer semester. 

Organization of Botany Students Award

Field of Study: Botany

Value: $400

Number: 1

Conditions: Awarded annually to an undergraduate student who has taken one Botany course in Plant Biology and has achieved a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.3. The award shall be based on contribution to the Botany Department and involvement in the activities of the Organization of Botany students. This award may be given to a full-time student taking less than a full normal course load. Preference will be given to students in the Plant Biology program.

Donor: The Organization of Botany Students.

Apply: The Selection Committee of the Organization of Botany Students by March 1.


Available to students in their fourth year of an eligible undergraduate program (and to first year graduate students) who intend to pursue in the following year full-time graduate studies at the masters or in some cases the doctoral level in one of the areas of the Natural Sciences or Engineering. Applicant must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Apply directly to NSERC. Information and application forms (FORM 201) can be found on the NSERC website.

Requirements: GPA of at least 3.5 in each of the last two completed years of study.

Value: $17,500 (for one year).

NSERC Deadline: December 1, 2020

NSERC Summer Studentship (USRA)

Available to students registered full-time in an eligible academic program leading to a bachelor's degree with a major or honors concentration in one of the Natural Sciences or in Engineering. Students must be a Canadian citizens or permanent residents and have completed all the course requirements of at least the first year of university study (or two academic terms) of their bachelor's degree at the time they hold the award. Information and application forms (FORM 202) can be found on the NSERC website


Requirements: GPA of at least 2.7 in their program up to the time of application.

Value: $6,000 full-time work for 16 weeks, plus supervisor’s contribution.

Department Deadline: Feb 13, 2023.