Awards

We offer several awards for undergraduate students who are enrolled in one or more of our Major or Specialist programs.

Each summer we also offer several Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Undergraduate Student Research Awards (NSERC-USRAs); for more information, select NSERC-USRA from the menu at left.

Many of the awards listed below are based on financial need, therefore students who are currently receiving OSAP will automatically be considered. For students not receiving OSAP, you are required to complete an Undergraduate Grant Application and submit it to the EEB Undergraduate Office (ES 3055B) by Friday, June 30, 2017.

If you have financial need and are submitting an application for consideration please: clearly indicate which award you are applying for (page 3 of the Undergraduate Grant Application), be sure that you meet the criteria for the award you are applying for, attach a ROSI academic record to the application, and highlight how you meet the award criteria.

    If you have general questions about financial assistance please visit the Student Financial Aid website.

    EEB Awards for Undergraduate Students

    Jacques Berger Bursary – Awarded to student entering or within third or fourth year; either full-time or part-time status. Awarded on the basis of financial need; academic merit is also considered. Awarded to students who have participated in an EEB or OUPFB field course. The award may be held only once.

    Edwin J. Crossman Bursary – Awarded to student in fourth year; either full-time or part-time status. Awarded on the basis of financial need; academic merit is also considered. Awarded to students studying freshwater fishes, freshwater fisheries, freshwater ecology, or ecology (having taken at least one of the following courses: EEB319H1, EEB321H1, EEB322H1, EEB324H1, EEB328H1, EEB382H, EEB428H1, EEB440H1).

    Rustom H. Dastur Undergraduate Bursary in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - Awarded to one or more students taking an Ecology and Evolutionary Biology field course. Awarded based on financial need and academic merit.

    J.R. Dymond Memorial Award – Awarded to student in second or third year; either full-time or part-time status. Awarded on the basis of financial need; academic merit may also be considered. Awarded to a student in a Specialist or Major program offered by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology who has completed a core course in ecology [ENV234Y1/(234H1, 334H1), EEB319H1, or EEB321H1]. The award may be held only once.

    J. Bruce Falls Bursary – Awarded to student entering fourth year; either full-time or part-time status. Awarded on the basis of financial need; academic merit may also be considered. Awarded to a student in a Specialist or Major program offered by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

    Dr. Paul H.M. Guo Bursary – Awarded to student entering second, third or fourth year; either full-time or part-time status. Awarded on the basis of financial need; academic merit will also be considered. Students in a Specialist or Major program offered by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology are eligible, with preference given to students studying environmental science or ecology. The award may be held only once.

    Raymond R. Langford Bursary – Awarded to a student in fourth year; either full-time or part-time status. Awarded on the basis of financial need. Awarded to student studying ecology or aquatic ecology (having taken at least one of EEB319H1, EEB321H1, EEB322H1, EEB324H1, EEB328H1, EEB428H1, EEB440H1, EEB495Y1); The award may be held only once.

    Isabella Moffat Gilchrist Prize – Awarded to a student in second, third or fourth year; either full-time or part-time status. Awarded to student who was enrolled in EEB330H1 and had “the best collection of flowering plants or an outstanding botanical project” in that course.

    Edmund Murton Walker Scholarship – Awarded to a student in third or fourth year; either full-time or part-time status with an A average. Awarded on the basis of financial need. Awarded to an outstanding student in a Specialist or Major program offered by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (with a preference for a student in a Zoology Specialist or Major program, now discontinued); selected on the basis of his/her entire university career.

    Irvin S. Naylor Scholarship in Field Biology - Awarded to a student with financial need and academic merit in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology who is participating in a biology field course.

    James D. Rising Scholarship in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - Awarded to a student with financial need and academic merit in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology who is participating in a biology field course.

    Hadwen Walker Scholarship in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology – Awarded to an outstanding student who is entering a third or fourth year in a Specialist or Major program offered by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

    Dorothy Whiting Scholarship in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology – Awarded to a student in fourth year; either full time or part-time status with an A average. Awarded to outstanding student in a Specialist or Major program offered by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

    KSR Undergraduate Student Research Awards

    For summer 2017, KSR (Koffler Scientific Reserve) located at Jokers Hill north of Toronto, is sponsoring two undergraduate student research awards. To apply, you must hold a minimum GPA of B+. The application is to be sent to ksr.info@utoronto.ca by February 24, 2017. Please also direct any questions to ksr.info@utoronto.ca.

    For details about the award, eligibility and the application process please click here.

    Centre for Global Change Science Summer Internship Program

    The Centre for Global Change Science offers paid internships for undergraduates to pursue research in the lab of EEB-affiliated members of the Centre. Details can be found at: http://www.cgcs.utoronto.ca/education/intern.htm

    The following two awards are based solely on academic merit:

    Summer Research Experience Scholarship in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - Awarded to an outstanding student who has successfully completed BIO120H1. The award will fund summer research in the discipline of evolution, ecology, or behaviour. 

    Chinese Canadian Association of Biomedical Professionals Scholarship - Awarded to the student who obtains the highest mark in BIO120H.