There is an extensive list of scholarships, bursaries, and awards available to students on the University Scholarships page. Information on scholarships can also be found in the University Calendar. Several scholarships and prizes are specifically for chemistry students.
The University Medal for Academic Excellence in Chemistry
The University Medal is a Convocation Award given to a student recommended by the Department for the academic excellence they have shown throughout their program.
Hugh Anderson was a professor in the Department of Chemistry beginning in 1953. He was instrumental in building a nationally-recognized chemistry program at Memorial. He took great pride in having taught thousands of students in 2nd year chemistry over the course of his career.
Professor Anderson passed away in 2012. As part of his life-long commitment to his department, he left a substantial bequest to Memorial to provide scholarships to chemistry students. Each year, 12–13 chemistry major and Honours students are awarded $1,000 scholarships using these funds.
To be eligible for one of these scholarships, you must be declared in a chemistry (or computational chemistry) Honours or major program. Students registered in these programs will automatically be considered. You must also eligible to receive a scholarship, as defined in the undergraduate calendar.
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H.J. Anderson Prizes for Excellence in Chemistry
Four prizes in total are awarded to:
- the student with the highest average grade in Chemistry 2400 and 2401,
- full-time students majoring in Chemistry with the best and second best academic records in third year, and
- the best fourth year performance by a Chemistry major not receiving a Convocation Award.
The Dorothy Earle Prize for Excellence in Chemistry
This is awarded to the second- or third-year student majoring in Chemistry with the highest average in Chemistry 1050, 1051, 2210, 2301, 2302, 2400 and 2401 (or equivalents).
The Donald and Evelyn Barton Prize in Physical Chemistry
This is awarded to the student with the best average grade in Chemistry 2302 and 3303.
The Inorganic Chemistry Prize
This is awarded to the student showing the best average performance in Chemistry 2210 and 3211.
The Joan Keough Awards
Two Joan Keough Awards are presented; the Physical Chemistry prize is awarded for performance in Chemistry 2301, while the Analytical Chemistry prize is awarded for performance in Chemistry 2100.
The R.C. Mews Award for Excellence in Laboratory Demonstration
This is awarded to the best undergraduate student demonstrator.
The London International Youth Science Forum Awards
These awards, which consist of a trip to London, England, to attend the London International Youth Science Forum, are given to first-year students intending to pursue a science program. Academic achievement in mathematics and the sciences is a major consideration in the granting of this award. Application forms are generally available from first year Chemistry instructors or from the Chemistry general office during the Winter semester.
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