Awards and Scholarships

This is a complete list of awards and scholarships offered by the Department of Chemistry. For more information on the awards, application deadlines and procedures, contact the Department office and keep an eye on the Department website for updates.

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Award

Description

1

General Chemistry Book Prize

$150. Highest academic standing in the two introductory general chemistry courses, CHEM 112 (or 114) and 115.

2

Analytical Chemistry Book Prize

$150. Highest academic standing in the analytical chemistry courses, CHEM 221 and 322.

3

ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Prize

6-month subscription to Analytical Chemistry.

4

Inorganic Chemistry Book Prize

$150. Highest academic standing in the inorganic chemistry courses, CHEM 231 and 332.

5

Organic Chemistry Book Prize

$150. Highest academic standing in the inorganic chemistry courses, CHEM 255 and 354.

6

R.L. Eager Book Prize

$150. Highest academic standing in the introductory physical chemistry course, CHEM 242.

7

Canadian Society for Chemistry Award

Engraved medal and certificate. Highest academic standing in the penultimate year in a Four-year or Honours B.Sc. in Chemistry.

8

Chemistry Society Book Prize

$100. Given in the final year to a student in a Four-year or Honours B.Sc. program in chemistry who has completed at least 36 credit units in chemistry with an average of ~70% or greater. The student must have a keen interest in chemistry and have participated in departmental functions and committees (e.g. CIC student’s chapter executive, student representative for departmental committees).

9

Dean's Convocation Award

Highest academic standing of the students convocating.

10

Hypercube Scholar Award

HyperChem software. Recognizes academic achievement of a student completing one of the senior courses involving computational chemistry (currently CHEM 354 and CHEM 444).

11

J.M. Pepper Prize in Chemistry

$200. Awarded to a student in either the third or fourth year of a Four-year or Honours B.Sc. in Chemistry who has shown a high level of scholarship and who shows promise of becoming active in research.

12

Society of Chemical Industry Merit Award

Engraved plaque. Highest standing in the fourth year of a Four-year or Honours B.Sc. in Chemistry, a minimum average of 75% and completed the program in 4 years.

13

Thorvaldson Undergraduate Scholarship

$800. Open to students entering the third or fourth year of their program in Honours Chemistry. Selection is based on academic achievement.

14

Patricia Currie Award

$800. Open to female continuing students who have completed at least two years towards their four year Bachelor of Science degree, specializing in Chemistry. Selection is based on demonstrated involvement in extra-curricular activities, particularly those that contribute to the quality of campus life, such as involvement in student societies, volunteerism and peer tutoring/mentoring.

15

Alan C. Nixon Summer Research Award

$3000 stipend to students who perform summer research under the supervision of a Chemistry faculty member. Additional funds are made available to the student to cover a full-time research position over the summer.  Students must be registered in a full-time bachelor's degree program in the sciences (preferably chemistry) and have completed at least their first year of study.

16

JWT Spinks Summer Research Award

$3000 stipend to students who perform summer research under the supervision of a Chemistry faculty member. Additional funds are made available to the student to cover a full-time research position over the summer.  Students must be registered in a full-time bachelor's degree program in the sciences (preferably chemistry) and have completed at least their first year of study.

17

Dr. and Mrs. E.M. von Rudloff Bursary

Open to undergraduate or graduate students. Preference is given to students studying in the area of natural products. Selection is based on demonstrated financial need and satisfactory academic performance.