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.

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

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

APEGA Fund in Geology

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: Awarded to full-time or part-time student(s) with superior academic achievement in the Bachelor of Science with Honors or with Specialization in Geology. Recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of academic standing.

Funded by: Established by APEGA

Application/Nomination Procedure: By application to the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the Department of Physics

APEGA Fund in Geophysics

Field of Study: Geophysics

Conditions: Awarded to full-time or part-time student(s) with superior academic achievement in the Bachelor of Science with Honors or with Specialization in Geophysics. Recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of academic standing.

Funded by: Established by APEGA

Application/Nomination Procedure: By application to the Department of Physics

APEGA John A Allan Memorial Scholarship in Geology

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: Awarded to a student who is a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident with the highest academic standing in all the prescribed courses of first year geology.

Funded by: The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, in memory of Professor John A Allan.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

APEGA Past Presidents' Medal in Geology

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: Awarded to the convocating student who is a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident with the highest academic standing in a specialization or honours program in Geology on the basis of the final year, which must be no less than 3.5. The University withholds the right of not awarding this medal.

Funded by: The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Gurharpal Singh Bains Memorial Scholarship

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement entering the third or fourth year of the BSc (Honors) degree program with Specialization in Geology, in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic achievement. Preference will be given to the student with the highest academic standing.

Funded by: Endowed by the estate of Gurharpal Singh Bains

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

BP Canada Energy Group ULC Geology Award

Field of Study: Petroleum Geology

Conditions: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering the fourth year of a Bachelor of Science (Honors or Specialization in Geology). Selection based on academic standing in courses related to petroleum exploration (stratigraphy, sedimentology, paleontology, and geologically oriented computer applications). Preference given to a student with demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activities in the university and community.

Funded by: Endowed by BP Canada Energy Group ULC

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

BP Canada Energy Group ULC Undergraduate Scholarship in Geophysics

Field of Study: Geophysics

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement entering the final year of a Bachelor of Science with Honors or Specialization in Geophysics. Selection based on academic standing, demonstrated leadership, and demonstrated community involvement.

Funded by: BP Canada Energy Group ULC

Application/Nomination Procedure: By application to the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Brookfield Residential Undergraduate Award in Urban and Regional Planning

Field of Study: Planning

Conditions: Awarded to students with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in any year of an undergraduate degree with a Major or Specialization in Planning in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.  Selection based on demonstrated involvement in Urban and Regional Planning, and academic standing.  Preference given to students with a demonstrated interest in land development and housing business acumen.

Funded by: Annually funded by Brookfield Residential (Alberta) LP

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Urban and Regional Planning Program

Ronald and Ruth Burwash Scholarship

Field of Study: Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a student with superior academic achievement in an honors or specialization program in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences entering the second year. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic standing on a full-normal course load and excellence in the required first-year English course, or approved equivalent.

Funded by: Endowed by Ronald and Ruth Burwash

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Calgary Mineral Exploration Group Economic Geology Scholarship

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences with a Specialization in Geology. Selection based on academic achievement.

Funded by: Calgary Mineral Exploration Group in memory of Dr Alfred Levinson

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

The Dr Neil Campbell Memorial Scholarship

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: Offered annually on the basis of academic achievement to a student entering the fourth year of Honors Geology.

Funded by: Endowed by friends of the late Dr Neil Campbell.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Maurice A Carrigy Scholarship

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a student entering the third year of Specialization or Honors Geology on the basis of superior academic achievement.

Funded by: Endowed by funds provided by the 1992 Alberta Oil Sands Technology & Research Authority Karl A Clark Distinguished Service Award presented to Mr Maurice A Carrigy for his outstanding contributions to the furthering of Oil Sands Technology in Alberta.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Centennial Undergraduate Award in Geology for Fourth Year Students

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: Awarded to a student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 enrolled in the fourth year of a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors or Specialization in Geology. Selection based on academic standing. Preference given to a student who demonstrates leadership in University and/or community activities.

Funded by: Mr George Castles

Application/Nomination Procedure: By application to the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Centennial Undergraduate Award in Geology for Third Year Students

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: Awarded to a student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 enrolled in the third year of a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors or Specialization in Geology. Selection based on academic standing. Preference given to a student who demonstrates leadership in University and/or community activities.

Funded by: Mr George Castles

Application/Nomination Procedure: By application to the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Walter A Crawford Memorial Bursary in Geology

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a student with superior academic standing entering the second year of studies at the University of Alberta in the Faculty of Science, majoring in Geology. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing and financial need.

Funded by: Endowed through the Estate of the late Walter A Crawford of Edmonton.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Crescent Point Energy Scholarship in Geology and Geophysics

Field of Study: Geology or Geophysics

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement continuing in a Bachelor of Science with Honors or Specialization in Geology or Geophysics. Selection based on academic standing and demonstrated excellence in Geology or Geophysics field school experience(s). Recipients are eligible to receive this award only once during their academic career, and the award will alternate between departments annually.

Funded by: Endowed by Crescent Point Energy

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the Department of Physics

Robert Cuthbertson Award in Geology

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: Awarded to students with satisfactory academic standing registered full-time in any year of study for an undergraduate degree majoring in Geology, or in years one or two of a master's program or years one through five in a doctoral program whose area of research is in Geology. Selection based on academic standing. Preference given to students who do not hold other University of Alberta awards.

Funded by: Mr. Bob Cuthbertson

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Bill Elder Scholarships in Geology

Field of Study: Honors or Specialization Geology

Conditions: Offered on the basis of academic standing and financial need at the end of the first, second, or third years of either the Honors or Specialization in Geology programs.

Funded by: Endowed by an anonymous donor

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Encana Geology and Geophysics Scholarship

Field of Study: Faculty of Science - Geology and Geophysical Sciences

Conditions: Awarded to student(s) with superior academic achievement entering the third or fourth year of study for a Bachelor of Science with a major in Geology or Geophysical Sciences. Selection based on academic standing.

Funded by: Encana Corporation

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Geology and Geophysics

Dr Robert Folinsbee Scholarship in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Field of Study: Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Conditions: Awarded to students with superior academic achievement enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement.

Funded by: Established by Dr Robert Folinsbee, Professor Emeritus, and former Chair of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Neil Hibbard Memorial Scholarship

Field of Study: Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a student with superior academic achievement who is entering the third year of the honors or specialization Environmental Earth Sciences or Geology program. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic standing and a demonstrated interest in, and aptitude for, the study of Physical Earth Science by his/her performance in courses including, but not limited to, EAS 224, EAS 225 and EAS 234.

Funded by: Endowed by friends and family of Neil Hibbard

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

VH Hunter Memorial Award in Geology

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: Awarded annually to a student entering either the third or fourth year of Geology on the basis of academic achievement, qualities of scholarship, leadership, career goals and demonstrated interest and previous experience in the field of Geology.

Funded by: Endowed by Mr Donald Hunter in memory of his father, the late VH Hunter.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Hydrogeological Consultants Ltd. Scholarship in Hydrogeology

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement entering the fourth year of an Honors or Specialization Geology degree program. Selection based on academic standing and demonstrated interest in, and aptitude for, the study of Hydrogeology by performance in related courses (geochemistry, sedimentology and regional water resource development).

Funded by: Hydrogeological Consultants Ltd. (HCL)

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

David Karpluk Memorial Scholarship in Geology

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement entering any year of an Honors or Specialization in Geology. Selection based on academic standing. Preference given to a student with superior academic achievement in course(s) related to Petroleum Geology and demonstrated interest in Horizontal Drilling. Secondary preference given to a student who has not received other University of Alberta award(s) in the same academic year.

Funded by: Endowed by family and friends of David Karpluk

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Arthur R Klimchuk Memorial Award in Geology

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering the third or fourth year of an Honors in Geology or Specialization in Geology program. Selection based on academic standing. Preference given to a student who has participated or intends to participate in Geology program field school(s) and intends to pursue a career in the oil and gas industry.

Funded by: Glenn Klimchuk

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

Doug MacFarlane Scholarship in Geology

Field of Study: Geology

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

Funded by: Douglas MacFarlane

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Dr Sam Nelson Undergraduate Scholarship in Geology

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: To be awarded annually to an undergraduate student with superior academic achievement entering the third or fourth year of studies in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, majoring in Geology. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing. Preference may be given to a student who is involved in extracurricular activities, such as athletics, music, student government, or volunteering and who is not in receipt of a major award.

Funded by: Endowed by the family and friends of Dr Sam Nelson, who taught Stratigraphy in the Department of Geology from 1954 to 1966.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Thomas Payne Memorial Prize in Economic Geology

Field of Study: Economic Geology

Conditions: Offered annually to the student obtaining the highest standing in EAS 368 (Ore Deposits Geology), provided that the student has been registered in a full program.

Funded by: Endowed by the family and friends of the late Mr T Payne.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Steve and Therese Peto Memorial Award

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering the second, third or fourth year of studies in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences specializing in Geology. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing.

Funded by: Endowed by Peter Peto in memory of his parents Steve and Therese

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Planning for Prosperity Undergraduate Award

Field of Study: Planning

Conditions: Awarded to student(s) with a minimum GPA of 2.7 or higher enrolled in the second year of a Bachelor of Science in Planning or a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Planning. Selection based on academic standing and demonstrated involvement and participation in university and/or community organizations or activities.

Funded by: Annually funded by Planning for Prosperity

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Planning Program

David K Robertson Award In Geophysics and Geology - Renewable

Field of Study: Geology or Geophysics

Conditions: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering the third year of a BSc Specializing in Geology or Geophysics. Recipient will be selected on the basis of passion and talent in their field of study, demonstrated leadership, participation in extracurricular activities, and academic standing. Preference will be given to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who expects to live and work in Canada. Student may not be in receipt of another major award. This award is renewable contingent upon satisfactory academic standing and enrollment in the fourth year of a BSc with Specialization in Geophysics or Geology.

Funded by: Annually funded by David K Robertson, BSc 1964, MSc 1966, PhD (Oxford & Leeds 1969)

Application/Nomination Procedure: By application to the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

William R Scott Memorial Prize in Economic Geology

Field of Study: Economic Geology

Conditions: To be awarded annually to an outstanding convocating student on the basis of superior academic achievement in Economic Geology.

Funded by: Endowed by friends of the late William R Scott

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Peter J Smith Medal in Planning

Field of Study: Planning

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement convocating with a Bachelor of Science with Honors or Specialization in Planning, or a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Planning. Selection based on academic standing. Part-time students are eligible for this award.

Funded by: Endowed by the colleagues of Dr Peter J Smith

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Stantec Scholarship in Planning

Field of Study: Planning

Conditions: Awarded annually to an incoming student with superior academic achievement, registered full-time in an undergraduate degree program in Planning through either the Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Science. Selection based on academic standing. In any given year where there is no eligible candidate from either Faculty then a second eligible recipient may be chosen from Arts or Science to ensure two recipients for each year the award is available.

Funded by: Annually funded by Stantec

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Planning Program.

Suncor Energy Emerging Leaders Dean's Undergraduate Citation in Science - Renewable

Field of Study: Geology, Geophysics, or Environmental Earth Sciences

Conditions: Awarded to students entering the second year of an honours or specialization degree program in Geology, Geophysics, or Environmental Earth Sciences. Recipients will be selected on the basis of superior academic achievement. Normally, one citation will be awarded in Geology and one citation in Geophysics or Environmental Earth Sciences each year. Funding for the third and fourth years is contingent upon maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a full normal course load in the above fields of study each year in the Faculty of Science.

Funded by: Endowed by Petro-Canada

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

APEGA Rising Star Scholarship in Geology or Geophysics

Field of Study: Geology or Geophysics

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement enrolled in an undergraduate degree in Geology or Geophysics. Selection based on academic standing.

Funded by: Endowed by the APEGA Education Foundation

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

The Memory Jimmy Marshall Scholarship in Science

Field of Study: Geology or Palaeontology

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement entering any year of a Bachelor of Science with Honors or Specialization in Geology or Paleontology. Selection based on academic standing.

Funded by: Endowed by family and friends of Memory Jimmy Marshall, '97 BSc (Special Certificate Geology)

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Gaylard R Turnquist Memorial Geology Award

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering the third year of an undergraduate degree program in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Recipient will be selected on the basis of a demonstrated passion for Geology and the application of scientific discipline. Preference will be given to a student from rural Alberta.

Funded by: Endowed by family and friends of Gaylard Turnquist

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Urban and Regional Planning Scholarship

Field of Study: Planning

Conditions: Awarded to students with superior academic achievement enrolled in any year of a Bachelor of Science Specialization in Planning or a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Planning. Selection based on academic standing. Preference given to students enrolled in their first year of studies.

Funded by: Endowed by the Urban and Regional Planning Program

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Urban and Regional Planning Program

PS Warren Memorial Prize in Earth History

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a non-convocating student either in Honors Geology or majoring in Geology, for outstanding achievement in the field of Earth History.

Funded by: Endowed by Mrs RB Ferguson of Winnipeg and Mrs JE Campbell of Edmonton, in memory of their father, Dr PS Warren, former Head of the Department of Geology, whose particular interest was in the study of Earth History.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

PS Warren Prize in Geology

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: Awarded to a non-convocating student for receiving the highest final mark in Introductory Geology in the year preceding the award, and who shows a continuing interest in pursuing earth science as a career by registering in at least one geology course at the second or higher year level.

Funded by: Endowed by the Edmonton Geological Society.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Darol and Evelyn (nee Linke) Wigham Scholarship

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a student with superior academic achievement entering the second or third year in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences majoring in Geology. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing. Preference will be given to someone active in women's athletics.

Funded by: Endowed by Darol and Evelyn (Linke) Wigham

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

William C Wonders Medal in Geography

Field of Study: Geography

Conditions: Awarded annually to the convocating student who has shown the highest distinction in the Human Geography program. This award may be offered to a convocating student taking less than a full normal courseload.

Funded by: Endowed by the Department of Geography in recognition of Dr William C Wonders, founding head of the department.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Michael Woollett Memorial Scholarship

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a full-time student entering fourth year of a BSc Honors or Specialization program on the basis of superior academic achievement (including Geology field schools) and participation in student activities.

Funded by: Endowed by family, friends, Trigg, Woollett, Olson Consulting Ltd, and the PS Warren Society in memory of the late Michael H Woollett.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Michael Woollett Scholarship

Field of Study: Geology

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a student with superior academic achievement entering the second, third or fourth year of the BSc program in Geology. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing, involvement in extracurricular activities, and an expressed interest in mining or minerals.

Funded by: Endowed by Echo Bay Mines Ltd in memory of Michael H Woollett.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences