Undergraduate Awards

The following list describes some but not all available scholarships, bursaries and prizes for undergraduate students in Biological Sciences. For further details you may contact the chair of the awards committee Dr. Jennifer McLeese or the Financial Aids and Awards Office, at the University of Manitoba.

UM’s Financial Aid and Awards office 

Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)

Department Deadline: TBA
Applications are available on the Faculty of Science Website

Travel Award

The Department of Biological Sciences provides funds to undergraduate students to assist with conference travel costs. The amount is $250.00 if you are presenting (poster or oral talk) and $100 if you are not presenting. Note that this award is available only once to you per year (April 1 to March 31), and ONLY until funds are exhausted. In order to apply for these funds please complete the Application Form. You MUST apply for this award at least 6 weeks prior to the conference your will attend. Once your application is approved you will receive a letter from the department that you MUST use to request matching funds from the Faculty of Science Dean’s office. These funds need to be used according to UManitoba travel and expenses policies, and where possible through the Concur system. The office staff can assist with this process. You will also need to have a copy of the conference program (at least the outline that is usually on a meeting website) and keep ALL receipts for travel, hotel, meals (itemized), taxi, and complete a travel claim for reimbursement after your return.

Details on requesting matching funds can be found here.

 

Biological Sciences Undergraduate Scholarship (BUGS)

Value:
Deadline:
Details:  Awarded to a full-time student in any year of study in Biological Sciences, with a minimum GPA of  3.5, and has submitted the best essay.   The student must have completed at least one 2000 level course in Biological Sciences.
Application Form

 

Bursaries and Prizes

Bursary applications are available on the Financial Aids and Awards Office website.

Dr. Michael Bruser Memorial bursary

Value: $600
Deadline: October 1st.
Details: Available to students currently registered in 4th year of higher in Botany or Zoology, active in Biological or ecological studies with an interest in preservation and conservation of flora and fauna.

Leon Provancher Prize in Systematic Zoology

Value: TBA
Deadline: April
Details: For a collection or essay done by an undergraduate in an area of systematic zoology

H. E. Welch Award

Value: $750
Deadline: September
Details: For a student completing a BSc honours of major in Zoology or Biological Sciences with highest standing in the core courses.

Jennifer M. Shay Bursary

Value: $500
Deadline: At the deadline for the U of M bursary application.
Details: Awarded to a student in good standing in Biological Sciences honours or major, with demonstrated financial needs based on a standard U of M bursary application form.

David Ian MacKenzie medal

Value: $200
Deadline: April
Details: For highest standing in Honours Zoology

J.C. Rauch Award

Value: $200
Deadline: April
Details: For highest standing in BIOL 2410 and BIOL 2420 taken in regular session in the same academic year

Shirley Ann Akins Bursary

Value: TBD
Deadline: At the deadline for the U of M bursary application.
Details: Available to a student in the third year of a BSc. program delivered by the Department of Biological Sciences with a minimum degree point average of 2.5, and has demonstrated financial need on the U of M bursary application form.

Shirley Ann Aikens Undergraduate Thesis Proposal Prize

Value: TBD
Details: Awarded to a student who has completed the third year of a BSc. (Honours) degree in any area of study offered by the Department of Biological Sciences, and has achieved a minimum degree point average of 3.0 and has submitted a strong research proposal for an Honour’s thesis project.

Dr. Lane Graham Honours Thesis Prize for Biological Sciences

Value: TBD
Deadline: April
Details: Awarded to a student who has successfully completed the requirements for a BSc. (Honours) degree in any theme of study offered by the Department of Biological Sciences, and has achieved a minimum degree point average of 3.5, and has submitted the top Honours thesis, as determined by the selection committee, with a minimum grade of 4.5.

Deborah McCallum Prize in Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology

Value: TBD
Deadline: April
Details: Awarded to an undergraduate student who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada who has achieved the highest degree grade point average with a minimum of 3.5 in an Honours or Major degree program specializing in Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology.

Corinne Nemy Bursary in Natural Sciences

Value: TBD
Deadline: At the deadline for the U of M bursary application|
Details: Available to full time undergraduate students you have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours of course with a minimum degree point average of 2.0. This bursary is availab to student who have declared an Honours or Major is one of the following: Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Anthropology, Geological Sciences, or Physical Geography. Student must be able to demonstrate financial need on the standard U of M busary application form.

Morton Stall Memorial Book Prize

Value: $100.00
Details: Awarded to a student who attains the highest combined standing in BIOL 1020 and BIOL 1030 respectively.

Ronald K. Stewart-Hay Memorial Bursary

Value: TBD
Deadline: At the deadline for the U of M bursary application
Details: Available to undergraduate students who have completed the third year of student in a B.Sc. (hons.) in Biological Sciences with a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0, and demonstrates financial need on the standard U of M bursary application form.