Awards, Prizes and Scholarships
Awarded directly by the TSE. No application necessary
Available to both full-time and part-time students
J.P. Bickell Foundation Mining Scholarship
Awarded to students studying mining, including the geological and geophysical fields. In current terminology, that would include environmental geosciences, geological sciences, earth sciences programs and mining engineering.
Gordon Campbell Memorial Prize
In memory of Gordon Campbell, a former Trent Geography student, one award is given annually to a third or fourth-year undergraduate student in a single or joint-major program in Geography with a demonstrated and continuing interest in the Canadian North.
Canadian Association of Geographers Undergraduate Award
This award is presented to a student with the best overall standing in their fourth quarter, honours year. The student will receive a one-year membership in the Association, which includes subscriptions to The Canadian Geographer, and other publications, and their name will appear in the CAG Newsletter and on the CAG webpage.
Cyril and Jenny Carter Scholarship in Environmental Studies
Awarded to a student of high academic achievement and promise entering the second, third or further year of the Environmental Studies Program.
Marjorie Elizabeth Foster Prize
Given in memory of Marjorie Elizabeth Foster. The award is made to the Geography single or joint-major student who achieves the highest combined (average) mark in GEOG 3100H and GEOG 3110H, epitomizing the spirit of an integrated geographical approach to the study of Geography.
Ecological Restoration Achievement Prize
Awarded annually to the graduating student in the Ecological Restoration BSc program who has achieved the highest standing.
Founders Prize in Geography
This prize was established by alumni in recognition of the founders of the Trent University Geography Department, Professors Peter Adams and Fred Helleiner. It is awarded to the Geography single or joint-major who has displayed extraordinary commitment to the department and the discipline of Geography.
Heather Glendinning McMurter Prize
This award was established in memory of Heather J. Glendinning McMurter who graduated with a BSc from the Environmental Studies Program in 1988. Awarded annually to a student entering the fourth year (having completed 15 courses) of the Environmental and Resource Science/ Studies program whose research paper in ERS 3000 or 4000 level is judged the best of the year.
Tom Hutchinson Scholarship
Named in honour of Professor Emeritus Tom Hutchinson, one of Canada's foremost ecologists and instrumental in establishing the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Program. Awarded to an undergraduate student entering fourth year and majoring in SAFS with the highest overall average.
IESS Prize for Graduating Students in Science/ Studies
Outstanding contributions to Indigenous Environmental Science/ Studies and to the two students who have the highest grade graduating with an IESS degree.
Otonabee Conservation Award for Environmental Excellence in Water Conservation
Sponsored by Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA) and intended to promote awareness and study of issues relating to water conservation in the Otonabee Region watershed. Given annually to TSE undergraduate students pursuing academic research broadly related to water resources and water conservation.
Robert Paehlke Scholarship
Named in honour of Professor Emeritus Robert C. Paehlke who was the founding chair of the Environmental and Resource Studies/Science program in 1972. Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in third or fourth year in the TSE based upon academic achievement. Preference will be given to students excelling in environmental journalism or environmental communication
Robert J.D. Page Scholarship
Established by Dr. Robert J.D. Page, who was associated with the ERS program from its beginnings. Awarded annually to students entering fourth year who best combine academic achievement and public environmental service.
J. Percy MacNaughton Prize
Awarded to the student achieve the highest academic standing in Environmental and Resource Studies entering the fourth year.
TSE Undergraduate Research Internship
For TSE majors entering their 4th year of study to work on a full-time paid research project for a period up to 16 weeks during the summer, generally as part of an Honours Thesis project.
Trent University has a full and diverse program of academic awards designed to foster and reward high academic achievement among its students. Among these are a number of Scholarships and Prizes intended for School of the Environment degree programs.
Applications required for the following awards:
- Peter Adams Undergraduate Fund for Northern and Polar Studies
- Currie Honours Prize
- Emmett Duff Prize
- TSE Undergraduate Internship
- TD Green Undergraduate Scholarships
- TD Green Undergraduate Awards
- Eric Franklin Bursary
- D.R. Walling Family Bursary
- Mathew Russell Ferguson Memorial Award in Environmental & Resource Science/ Studies OTSS
- ERS Alumni Bursary
- Peterborough Horticultural Society Award
- Ron Campbell Bursary
- WB Family Foundation Award
- Morden Yolles Bursaries in Environmental Science/ Studies
- Bill Armstrong Scholarship
- Peter Gzowski Northern Scholarship
- Geography WEGS/ Northern Bursary
- Duncan and Isabel Bath Bursary
To apply or for more information, visit Student Finances
Complete list of Trent University Awards, Bursaries, Prizes, and Scholarships with descriptions (Accessible PDF)