University of Alberta

Funding for this program is made possible in part by the generosity and commitment of our donors. The list below represents individual Awards contributing to the funding available. As an applicant, you only need to apply to the scholarship or bursary program listed, or based on the application procedures indicated on the specified program page. Should you be selected as a recipient, you would then be notified as to which individual Award(s) you have received.

Biological Sciences

The following scholarships are part of the Faculty/Department Scholarship Competition.

Alberta Society of Professional Biologists Undergraduate Award

Field of Study: Biological Sciences

Conditions: Awarded to a student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 enrolled in the third year of a Bachelor of Science Honors or Specialization in Biological Sciences. Selection based on academic standing and demonstrated excellence on the Biology 298 research summary.

Funded by: Annually funded by the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists

Application/Nomination Procedure: By submission of an undergraduate research summary to the Department of Biological Sciences

The Luc Barton Memorial Scholarship in Science

Field of Study: Biological Sciences

Conditions: Awarded to students with superior academic achievement enrolled in the third or fourth year of a Bachelor of Science Honors or Specialization in Biological Sciences. Selection based on academic standing and demonstrated excellence in plant biology coursework. Preference given to students with a strong interest in music performance.

Funded by: Endowed by the friends and family of Mr Luc Barton

Application/Nomination Procedure: By application to the Faculty of Science

Dr. Ramesh Bhambhani & WH Freeman Scholarship for Excellence in Genetics

Field of Study: Genetics

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement entering the second, third, or fourth year in a BSc Honours or Specialization program in Genetics in the Department of Biological Science, with superior academic performance in any 100-level English course. Selection based on academic standing.

Funded by: Dr. Ramesh Bhambhani

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from Department of Biological Sciences

Laurence and Cec Chevalier Undergraduate Scholarship in Plant Biology

Field of Study: Biological Sciences

Conditions: Awarded to students with superior academic achievement enrolled in the third or fourth year of a Bachelor of Science Honors or Specialization in Biological Science. Selection based on academic standing.

Funded by: Endowed through a bequest from the Estate of Laurence Wilfred Chevalier

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from Department of Biological Sciences

Genetics Student Award

Field of Study: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Conditions: Awarded to students with satisfactory academic standing convocating with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Selection based on academic standing.

Funded by: Endowed by Undergraduate Genetics Association

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Science

Henry Hearn Memorial Scholarship in Plant Biology

Field of Study: Biological Sciences

Conditions: Awarded to students with superior academic achievement enrolled in the third or fourth year of a Bachelor of Science Honors or Specialization in Biological Sciences. Selection based academic standing and demonstrated excellence in plant biology coursework.

Funded by: Endowed through a bequest from the Estate of the late Henry George Hearn of Edmonton.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. John Kuspira & WH Freeman Scholarship for Excellence in Genetics

Field of Study: Genetics

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement entering the second, third, or fourth year in a BSc Honours or Specialization program in Genetics in the Department of Biological Sciences, with superior academic performance in any 100-level English course. Selection based on academic standing.

Funded by: Dr. John Kuspira

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from Department of Biological Sciences

Lakshmi Memorial Scholarship

Field of Study: Biological Sciences

Conditions: Awarded to students with superior academic achievement enrolled in the third year of a Bachelor of Science Honors or Specialization in Biological Sciences. Selection based on academic standing and demonstrated excellence in plant biology coursework.

Funded by: Endowed by Dr K Nandakumar in memory of his wife Lakshmi.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from Department of Biological Sciences

Outstanding Research in Genetics Prize

Field of Study: Biological Sciences

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement enrolled in any year of a Bachelor of Science Honors or Specialization in Biological Sciences. Selection based on academic standing and demonstrated excellence on the oral and/or written component of the Biology 499 research project.

Funded by: Hannah Cheung

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from Department of Biological Sciences

Bill Paranchych Memorial Scholarship in Cell Biochemistry

Field of Study: Biochemistry

Conditions: Award to a student with superior academic achievement entering fourth year Honors or Specialization in Biochemistry. Selection based on academic standing. Recipients will not be in receipt of another major award.

Funded by: Endowed by family and friends, in memory of Bill Paranchych, Professor of Microbiology and former Chair of Microbiology.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from Department of Biological Sciences

Bill Paranchych Memorial Scholarship in Microbiology

Field of Study: Biological Sciences

Conditions: Award to students with superior academic achievement enrolled in the fourth year of a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. Selection based on academic standing and demonstrated excellence in microbiology coursework. Recipients will not be in receipt of another major award.

Funded by: Endowed by family and friends, in memory of Bill Paranchych, Professor of Microbiology and former Chair of Microbiology.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from Department of Biological Sciences

William Rowan Memorial Scholarship

Field of Study: Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology or Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology or Integrative Physiology

Conditions: Awarded to students with superior academic achievement enrolled in the fourth year of a Bachelor of Science Honors in Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology or Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology or Integrative Physiology. Selection based on academic standing and demonstrated excellence.

Funded by: Endowed by friends of the late Dr Rowan, former Head of the Department.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from Department of Biological Sciences

Dr David Schindler Undergraduate Scholarship in Environmental Science

Field of Study: Biological Sciences

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement enrolled in the fourth year of a Bachelor of Science Honors or Specialization in Biological Science. Selection based on academic standing and demonstrated interest in graduate studies in Environmental Science. Preference given first to Honors or Specialization in Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology students and second to Environmental Earth Sciences students. In the event that an eligible student is not found, students meeting the same qualifications, in Environmental and Conservation Sciences in the Faculty of Agriculture, Life & Environmental Sciences may be considered.

Funded by: Endowed by Dr David Schindler.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from Department of Biological Sciences