2004-2005 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 Support Information Form which outlines, where appropriate, their particular graduate funding package. 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 A student who is withdrawn from the university or has a change of status will have their scholarship eligibility reviewed and possibly withdrawn.  
Brock University Internal Scholarships and Awards Go to top of document
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 Office of Graduate Studies. 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 department and 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 department/program in March and recipients will receive acknowledgment at the Spring convocation. 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 department, 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 Richard L. Hearn Scholarship Value: to be determined To be awarded to the Brock Physics graduate, with the highest major average, entering the graduate program in physics. 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 a visa 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 visa graduate qualify, the scholarship will be awarded to a top chemistry graduate student, qualifying under the same conditions. In the event that no visa 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 extracurricular activities which enhance the University's role in the community. The successful candidate will be selected on the strength of responses to areas that reflect these qualities. 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 Office of Graduate Studies. 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 Office. 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. Bursary application forms are available from the Graduate Studies Office. Donor: Dr. Maureen Reedyk 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.  
External Scholarships Go to top of document
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 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Canada Graduate Scholarship (Master's) Value: $ 17, 500 (for one year) PGS (Master's) Value: $ 17,300 (for one year) Canada Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral) Value: $ 35,000 (for up to 3 years) PGS Doctoral $ 21,000 (for up to 3 years) Application forms and further details may be obtained from the website: http://www.nserc.ca The Social Sciences of Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) 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 Value: 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 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/ 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/services/20151.shtml Graduate Studies in Education Financial Support, Assistantships, Scholarships and Fellowships are available for graduate studies in education. For more information please contact: OISE/UT Student Services Office Graduate Financial Awards 252 Bloor Street West, 5th floor Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6 Telephone: 416-923-6641, ext. 8157 Fax: 416-926-4765 E-mail: stuserv@oise.utoronto.ca Website: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/studentservices 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 then 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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