Awards & Scholarships
Scholarship Application Deadlines - Tenable in 2019-2020 for Current Graduate Students
ENLS has three program-specific scholarships that are offered each year.
Please visit the Graduate Studies scholarship page for all Trent Graduate Studies Scholarship and their Deadlines.
The Edwin William Curtin & Irene Elizabeth Curtin Graduate Scholarship
Established in 2006. To find out the amount of this years scholarship click here.
Irene Curtin translated her love for education into a scholarship to help generations of students. She trained to become a nurse in Peterborough after serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. She earned a Master’s degree in Sociology while nursing and eventually taught nursing at Fanshawe College from 1961-1985. This scholarship was created to support graduate students focusing their research in environmental science.
- Any Environmental & Life Sciences graduate student who has been awarded an external scholarship (ie: NSERC, OGS, QEII-GSST) during their graduate studies.
- All applicants must demonstrate that their academic interests have an environmental science academic focus.
- Submission of a 2 page letter of application outlining academic interests and proposed research,
- Unofficial Transcripts graduate degree(s).
- One letter of reference
The French American Charitable Trust Graduate Scholarship
Established in 1994. To find out the amount of this years scholarship click here.
- An open scholarship was made available to doctoral candidates in the Environmental and Life Science graduate program through the generosity of The French American Charitable Trust. All Ph.D. candidates are eligible to apply for the awards. The purpose of the awards is to recognize a high level of scholarship and original thought.
- The nature of the application is intended to reflect the innovation and original thinking requisite in a Ph.D. candidate and includes:
- One page cover letter highlighting scientific achievement.
- 1 page outlining their original & innovative thesis research.
- CV including all publications and papers submitted for publication.
David & Joyce Woods Graduate Scholarship
Established in 1990. To find out the amount of this years scholarship click here.
David & Joyce Woods were both remarkably generous to the community organizations with their time and resources. David was a dedicated supporter of Trent, and from 1975-1980 was Chairman of the Board of Governors. Joyce quietly supported environmental groups as diverse as the Audubon Society, World Wildlife Federation, and Greenpeace.
They were early re-cyclers in the days before curb-side service in Toronto. At their cottage on Lake Simcoe, David developed an ambitious composting system and experimented with organic vegetable gardening; Joyce created beautiful flower gardens, delighted in her wild birds, and relaxed blissfully on the veranda overlooking the Lake. They tended their land carefully as practical environmentalists and passed on to their family a sense of wonder and gratitude at their good fortune in living beside water.
- Only students who have attained a first class average (80%) on their first graduate course(s) in the Environmental & Life Sciences Master of Science graduate program focusing on environmental science at Trent University would be eligible for consideration.
- ENLS students must submit an application consisting of:
- Cover letter highlighting their scientific achievements (one page),
- A thesis proposal (one page),
- Unofficial transcript.