Scholarships and Awards


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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS


Alberta Women's Science Network Scholarship

Eligibility criteria: Are you a woman who is a continuing full time undergraduate student entering at least second year in a program in science or engineering at an Alberta university, college, or technical institute?
Have you demonstrated leadership in the academic or community setting?
If the answer to both questions above is a resounding YES then we want you to apply for the AWSN scholarship.

Value: $3000
Deadline: June

How to Apply


Microsoft Undergraduate Scholarships

Microsoft is offering four different types of technical scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year to current undergraduate students: General Scholarships, Women’s Scholarships, Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.

Value: variable

Deadline: February

How to Apply


NSERC Undergraduate Student Awards (USRA)

These awards are intended to stimulate interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering and to encourage students to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in these fields. 132 awards are available for the 2012 competition.

Value: $4500 for 16 weeks + department top up

Deadline: March (see Faculty/Department for internal dates)

How to Apply


Canadian Memorial Engineering Foundation Scholarships for Women in Engineering

For 20 years, the Canadian Memorial Engineering Foundation has been awarding engineering scholarships to Canadian women based on leadership and not marks. CEMF was founded in 1990 following the deaths of 14 female engineering students in the tragic shooting at École Polytechnique.

CEMF Undergraduate Scholarships
Each year CEMF offers up to five $5,000 Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships to young women across Canada who are proven leaders, active volunteers in their communities and act as mentors to other young women to encourage them to pursue a career in engineering. These scholarships are not based on academic achievement.
Value: $5000
Deadline: January
How to Apply

Vale Undergraduate Scholarship
Each year, in conjunction with CEMF, Vale offers three $10,000 scholarships to women enrolled full-time in an accredited undergraduate program at a Canadian university in any field of engineering who have an interest in mining, metallurgical or related field and hope to use their engineering expertise to work in the Canadian mining industry.
Value: $10,000 + Possible Vale summer job opportunity
Deadline: January
How to Apply



 

GRADUATE STUDENTS


Canadian Memorial Engineering Foundation Scholarships for Women in Engineering

For 20 years, the Canadian Memorial Engineering Foundation has been awarding engineering scholarships to Canadian women based on leadership and not marks. CEMF was founded in 1990 following the deaths of 14 female engineering students in the tragic shooting at École Polytechnique.


Masters Students
 Vale Masters Scholarships 
Each year, in conjunction with CEMF, Vale offers one $10,000 scholarship to a woman enrolled full-time in a master’s program at a Canadian university in any field of engineering who has an interest in mining, metallurgical or related field and hopes to use her engineering expertise to work in the Canadian mining industry.
Value: $10,000 + Possible Vale summer job opportunity
Deadline: January
How to Apply


Doctoral Students
Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Graduate Scholarship
Each year, CEMF offers one $15,000 scholarship in Canada to a woman enrolled fulltime in a graduate engineering program at the PhD level. This scholarship is meant to encourage women to pursue their career path in engineering and recognize the valuable contribution they bring to society through research, teaching and community involvement. The 2011 recipient, Jennifer Nafziger, is a proud WISEST Volunteer! 
Value: $15,000
Deadline: January
How to Apply


 

FACULTY


Martha Cook Piper Research Prize

Two Prizes will be awarded to recognize faculty members who are at the early stage of their careers, enjoy a reputation for original research, and show outstanding promise as researchers. There are two categories: science and engineering OR humanities, social sciences, law, education, and fine arts.
The Prize commemorates the significant contribution made to the research community by Martha Piper while she was Vice-President (Research) and Vice-President (Research and External Affairs) at the University of Alberta from 1993 to 1996.

Value: $3000 +Commemorative Plaque

Deadline: May

How to Apply
Past Recipients


Killam Annual Professorships

Eight Professorships are awarded each year based on scholarly activities such as teaching, research, publications, creative activities, presented papers, supervision of graduate students and courses taught, as well as service to the community beyond the University. Named for the Izaak Walton and Dorothy Killam Bequest to the University of Alberta.

Value: $3500 and a certificate

Deadline: February  

How to Apply 
Past Recipients


J Gordin Kaplan Award for Excellence in Research

Two awards are presented each year to recognise outstanding research. Named for J Gordin Kaplan, first Vice-President (Research) at the University of Alberta and creator of WISEST.

Value: $5000 + plaque of recognition

Deadline: November 

How to Apply 
Past Recipients