2005-2006 Graduate Calendar

Fellowships, Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and Financial Assistance  
Various forms of financial support are available to graduate students. In addition to the scholarships and awards listed below, Brock awards fellowships, bursaries and teaching assistantships to incoming and full-time returning students on the basis of academic merit. Students' admission letters are accompanied by a Student Financial Funding Information Form that outlines, where appropriate, their particular graduate funding package. Information, definitions and sample funding package information can be found at: http://www.brocku.ca/gradstudies/financial/ Students are notified by email of all scholarship and award competitions for which applications are required. Graduate students are encouraged to apply for any of the awards and scholarships for which they are eligible. To be eligible to apply for internal and external awards, scholarships and bursaries, graduate students must be registered as a full-time student. A student who is withdrawn from the university or has a change of status will have their scholarship eligibility reviewed and possibly withdrawn.  
Prospective Donors Go to top of document
The University welcomes offers of funds for scholarships, bursaries and prizes from individuals, companies and associations. Enquiries should be addressed to either: Development Brock University St. Catharines, ON 905-688-5550, Ext. 3590 or Graduate Studies Brock University St. Catharines, ON 905-688-5550, Ext. 4390  
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G. Ronald Brown Graduate Award Value: to be determined An annual award to a full-time student in good standing, in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science who has demonstrated financial need. Established in 2002 in memory of Dean Ron Brown. Applicants must complete a bursary application, available from the Graduate Studies website: http://www.brocku.ca/gradstudies/forms/. The award will be made by the Brock University Senate Committee on Graduate Studies, based on the recommendation of the Dean 'or designate' of the Faculty of Mathematics and Science. The value of the award will be calculated as the interest earnings from the endowment contributed by the family and friends of Ron Brown and the faculty and staff of Brock University. Distinguished Graduating Student Award Value: $100. Awarded to the most distinguished graduate for each graduate program. The prize and a certificate will be awarded at the Chancellor's luncheon at Convocation. Excellence in Research Award Value: $1,250 Awarded annually in May to two full-time graduate students at the Master's or Doctoral level who have demonstrated excellence in research. Students are eligible for the award if they are actively engaged in thesis research. Candidates for the award will be nominated by the graduate program in March, and recipients will receive acknowledgment at the Spring convocation. John Edds Prize in Master of Accountancy Value: $400.00 An annual award to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence in the Master of Accountancy program. The candidate will be selected by the Master of Accountacy Committee. Donor: John Edds Faculty of Education Fellowships Value: $1,500 A maximum of three graduate fellowships are awarded each year to new and continuing full-time students in the Master of Education program who have achieved high academic standing. Prospective candidates for fellowships will be considered on application for admission to the Master of Education program. Continuing students will be considered after successful completion of their first year of study. In order to qualify, students must be registered as full-time students. Faculty of Education Graduate Bursary Value: $1,000 A number of graduate bursaries are awarded each year to continuing full-time students in the Master of Education program who are experiencing financial difficulties. Only one such bursary can be obtained during the student's MEd program. Application details and deadlines can be obtained from the Faculty of Education. Applicants must provide evidence of on-going participation in the program, a statement outlining financial need, and a reference letter from a full-time faculty member describing the student's academic progress. The Gordon R. Finlay Scholarship Value: to be determined An annual award to an outstanding graduate student in chemistry who has an excellent record in research, course work and demonstrating. Preference will be given to international students. Donor: The G. R. Finlay Family The David Goicoechea Award Value: to be determined An annual award to a student who has graduated from the Brock undergraduate degree program in Philosophy and is entering into the Brock Master's program in Philosophy. The recipient must meet OSAP residency requirements and demonstrate financial need. The candidate will be selected by the Brock University Senate Committee on Graduate Studies, based on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Philosophy. Donor: Brock University Philosophical Society and friends of David Goicoechea. Richard L. Hearn Scholarship Value: to be determined An annual award to a full-time graduate student in the first or subsequent year of a graduate degree in Physics who has achieved high academic standing. Established in 1989 in memory of Dr. Richard L. Hearn, Brock University's first Chancellor. Donor: The family of R. L. Hearn. The Thompson-Harrison Graduate Scholarship Value: $1,250 The recipient will be an international student studying physics at the graduate level who has achieved a high academic standing in-course and whose studies are not fully funded by his/her government. Should no physics international graduate student qualify, the scholarship will be awarded to a top chemistry graduate student, qualifying under the same conditions. In the event that no international student qualifies, the scholarship will be awarded, in the first instance, to a physics student who has attained a high academic standing on entry or in-course. Should no physics student qualify, the scholarship will be awarded to a chemistry student, qualifying under the same conditions. Donor: Bernard Harrison Ralph D. Morris Graduate Student Award Value: to be determined An annual award to a student in the first or second year of graduate studies at Brock who has been involved in university activities which reflect well on graduate students or extra-curricular activities that enhance the Brock University's role in the community. Donor: Graduate Student Association Professor John R. A. Mayer Graduate Scholarship Value: to be determined An award made annually to a graduate student in the Master's degree program in Philosophy who has the highest academic standing. Applicants must meet OSAP residency requirements and complete a bursary application, available from the Graduate Studies website at: http://www.brocku.ca/gradstudies/forms/. Donor: Brock Philosophical Society Wendy Murphy Memorial Award Value: $1000 The award will be made annually to a returning Psychology graduate student based on consistent academic excellence and collegiality. The candidate will be nominated by a selection committee appointed by the Psychology Department. Donor: Family and friends of Wendy Murphy Niagara District Chartered Accountants Association Award in Master of Accounting Value: $1000 Awarded to a student entering the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program with the highest entering average and demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students from the Niagara Region. Applicants must meet OSAP residency requirements and complete a bursary application, available from the Graduate Studies website at: http://www.brocku.ca/gradstudies/forms/. Donor: Niagara District Chartered Accountants Association Edgar and Irmgard Penner Scholarship Value: to be determined To be awarded annually to an international student in any field, in the first or subsequent year of a graduate program, who has achieved high academic standing and does not receive financial support from his/her country. Donor: Irmgard Penner Department of Physics Graduate Scholarship Value: to be determined To be awarded annually to a full-time graduate student in the first or subsequent year of a graduate degree in Physics. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic performance and demonstrated financial need. Applicants must complete a bursary application available from the Graduate Studies website at: http://www.brocku.ca/gradstudies/forms/. Donor: Dr. Maureen Reedyk Dick Pound Award Value: to be determined An annual award to a full-time graduate student in a Master's program in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences who demonstrates financial need. The applicant must meet OSAP residency requirements and must complete a bursary application available from the Graduate Studies website at: http://www.brocku.ca/gradstudies/forms/ Donor: Dick Pound President's Surgite Award Value: to be determined, plus a Certificate of Recognition The award is intended to recognize those students who have been outstanding in one or more of the following areas: the applicant must demonstrate exemplary leadership in a student club, organization, association or team; they must have done something exceptional that helped to advance Brock's academic reputation; they may have made a significant contribution to student life at Brock and/or provided a valuable service to Brock or the broader community. The application forms for this award are available from the Student Awards & Financial Aid Office (ST 402). Fall Award application forms are accepted from September 1-October 15 and the Winter Award application forms are accepted from January 1-February 15. Dr. G.M.C. Sprung Memorial Award Value: to be determined An award made annually to a graduate student in the Master's degree program in Philosophy who has achieved a minimum average of 75%. The candidate will be nominated by the Philosophy program. Donor: Family and friends of Dr. G.M.C. Sprung The Governor General's Gold Medal The Governor General's Gold Medal is awarded at Spring convocation to a graduate student who achieves the highest academic standing in a graduate degree program. Graduands from both the Spring and the previous Fall convocation are eligible. The medal will be awarded on the recommendation of the Senate Committee on Graduate Studies. Jack Noble Book Prize The book prize is awarded every year at both the Spring and Fall convocations to a Master of Education student who achieves the highest academic standing in the MEd program. The prize is awarded in the name of Jack Noble on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.  
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Commonwealth Scholarships The Commonwealth scholarship plan provides opportunities for Commonwealth students to pursue advanced studies in other commonwealth countries. The scholarships are awarded to graduates of recognized universities for a period of two academic years and will cover the holder's travel, living and study expenses during the period of tenure. Commonwealth scholarships tenable at Canadian universities are open to commonwealth citizens other than residents of Canada. Citizens of commonwealth countries should make application in their own country for commonwealth scholarships tenable at Canadian universities. Information and application forms may be obtained from the Graduate Office, Office of the Registrar or from the Association of Universities and Colleges, 151 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5N1. Deadline dates: October 31 (Australia), December 31 (New Zealand). http://www.scholarships-bourses-ca.org Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Research Master's Studentship Awards Value: $18,000 per annum for 2 years The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario is continuing to offer a limited number of Master's Studentship awards to highly qualified candidates who have completed or are in the last year of a Baccalaureate degree. Candidates will undertake full-time training in cardiovascular/cerebrovascular research under an identified academic supervisor. Please note that graduates possessing a medical degree must apply to the national HSF Fellowship program. Candidates must not hold another major award concurrently.The awardee may not have held a prior faculty appointment. The Master's studentships are tenable at Ontario universities to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada studying in Ontario who have achieved a minimum of 80% on course work completed in the last two years of study. Applicants may already be enrolled in a Master's program. The duration of the award will then be adjusted to accurately reflect the remaining period of study. Awards will take effect only after the recipient has registered full-time in an eligible (i.e., relevant to cardiovascular/cerebrovascular research) Master's program. For further information and application forms, please visit the website at http://www.hsf.ca/research/guidelines/prov/onMasterAward05.html Mackenzie King Scholarships Awards The Mackenzie King Open Scholarship is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) postgraduate study in any field, in Canada or elsewhere. It's value has been $7,000 but is subject to change. The Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) postgraduate study, in the United States or the United Kingdom, of international relations or industrial relations (including the international or industrial relations aspects of law, history, politics and economics). Four Travelling Scholarships of $9,000 have lately been awarded annually, but the number and value of the scholarships are subject to change. The awards will be based on high academic achievements (all A's or very nearly so), personal qualities and demonstrated aptitudes. Consideration will also be given to the applicant's proposed program of study. For further information and application forms, please visit the website http://www.mkingscholarships.ca Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) NSERC is a national funding organization that invests in Canada's capability in science and technology in the natural sciences and in engineering. NSERC offers Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS) which provide financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in Master's or Doctoral programs in the natural sciences or engineering. This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies and to seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields. PGS Master's awards are valued at $17,300 (for one year) PGS Doctoral awards are valued at $21,000 (for up to 3 years) The Government of Canada has recently offered the prestigious Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) program. The scholarships are awarded through national competitionsheld by each of the three federal granting agencies to allow a greater number of excellent students to pursue graduate studies in Canada. Thirty percent of the award recipients are students in the natural sciences and engineering. The CGS program assists in ensuring a reliable supply of highly qualified personnel to meet the needs of Canada's knowledge economy. CGS Master's awards are valued at $17,500 (for one year) CGS Doctoral awards are valued at $35,000 (for up to 3 years) Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships (IPS) provide financial support for highly qualified science and engineering graduates. The support allows them to gain research experience in industry while undertaking advanced studies in Canada. These scholarships are aimed at encouraging scholars to consider research careers in industry where they will be able to contribute to strengthening Canadian innovation. NSERC IPS: $15,000/year for up to two years plus company contribution of $6,000 minimum a year. Application forms and further details for all of the NSERC scholarships may be obtained from the website: http://www.nserc.ca The Social Sciences of Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is an arm's-length federal agency that promotes and supports university-based research and training in the social sciences and humanities. SSHRC offers Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) which provide financial support to the most outstanding eligible scholars pursuing master's or doctoral studies in a Canadian university. The Government of Canada established these prestigious scholarships, to be awarded through national competitions by the granting agencies, to ensure a reliable supply of highly qualified personnel to meet the needs of Canada's knowledge economy. Canada Graduate Scholars will help renew faculty at Canadian universities and will be the research leaders of tomorrow. http://www.sshrc.ca/web/whatsnew/programchangese.asp If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, have completed or are about to complete a bachelor's degree, or are already pursuing a master's degree in the humanities or social sciences, you may be eligible to apply for a master's scholarship. Canada Graduate Scholarships Program Master's Scholarships Value: $17,500 per annum If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada and have completed a bachelor's degree, you may be eligible to apply for a Master's Scholarship. Canada Graduate Scholarships Program Doctoral Awards If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, have completed or are about to complete a master's degree or a bachelor's degree in the humanities or social sciences, or are already pursuing a PhD or equivalent or a combined MA/PhD, you may be eligible to apply for a doctoral award. CGS Doctoral Scholarships: $35,000 per annum for 3 years SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships: $19,000 per annum for 6 to 48 months If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, have completed or are about to complete a master's degree in the humanities or social sciences or are already pursuing a PhD or equivalent, you may be eligible to apply for a Doctoral Fellowship. Application forms and further details may be obtained from the website: http://www.sshrc.ca CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarships Master's Awards Value: $17, 500 per year The Canada Graduate Scholarships Master's Awards administered by CIHR are intended to provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a Master's degree in a health related field in Canada. These candidates are expected to have an exceptionally high potential for future research achievement and productivity. Application forms and further details can be obtained from the website: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/193.html Ontario Graduate Scholarships Value: $5,000 per academic term The Province of Ontario offers scholarships (in conjunction with Brock University) to students in or entering graduate programs. The Scholarships are tenable at the Ontario university of the student's choice. The awards are tenable in all disciplines and the applicant must have high academic achievement and meet certain citizenship requirements. For further information and application forms, contact the Office of Graduate Studies or check the web at http://www.osap.gov.on.ca/ Rhodes Scholarships Awards These Scholarships are tenable at the University of Oxford, England. They are granted for two years with the possibility of a third year. A candidate must be a Canadian citizen or a person domiciled in Canada. The candidate must have been born between October 2, 1981 and October 1, 1987. The candidate must have received an undergraduate degree before taking up the scholarship, except for medical students. The qualities which will be considered in making the selection are: literary and scholastic attainment; fondness and success in outdoor sports, qualities of truthfulness, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship; exhibition of moral force of character and of instincts to lead and to take an interest in one's contemporaries. Qualities of both character and intellect are the most important requirements for a Rhodes Scholarship. Further information and application forms may be obtained from University Registrars, from the office of General Secretary for the Rhodes Scholarships in Canada, Suite 3910, Toronto-Dominion Bank Tower, Toronto-Dominion Centre, Toronto M5K 1H1 (416-361-3117) or from the Provincial Secretaries. Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Awards Value: $35,000 per annum for 3 years All students who are a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant pursuing full-time doctoral studies in Canada and exceptionally to Canadians who are pursuing full-time doctoral studies at a foreign institution. To be eligible for consideration by the Foundation, candidates must be applying into the first year of a doctoral program, or must be registered in the first or second year of such a program. Candidates must be enrolled in or must have completed a degree program at the nominating institution, or must be enrolled in or applying to a doctoral program there. For further information and application forms, please visit the website at http://www.trudeaufoundation.ca Other External Scholarships and Awards To provide graduate students with funding and research resources, Brock University is a member of the Community of Science (COS). COS provides access to the world's most comprehensive funding resource, with more than 23,000 records representing nearly 400,000 funding opportunities and assists students to:
- Find Funding
- Identify Collaborators and Competitors
- Publicize Research
COS also provides tools and services that include: COS Expertise®, the database of detailed, first person profiles of more than 500,000 R & D professionals; and COS Funding Opportunities, the largest source of grant information on the Web. For more information see the Community of Science website at: http://www.cos.com Government Student Loans Ontario Student Assistance Program and Canada Student Loan Program All students who are residents of Ontario, Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who satisfy the admission requirements of a Canadian university or an eligible post-secondary institution in Ontario may apply for a loan under this program. To receive a loan a student must establish financial need for assistance and enrol in an eligible institution in the year of the loan. An award under this program will be made to the extent of financial need subject to established maximums. Application forms are available at the following web site: http://www.osap.gov.on.ca.
 
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