Departmental Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries
Dean's Honour List
At the end of each academic year, the names of all the students who have achieved a first-class average (i.e. 80% or better) in all their Chemistry courses during that academic year are placed on the Dean's Honour List which is displayed on the Chemistry Department web page. The Dean's Honour List recognizes the hard work and dedication of students who have declared Chemistry as a concentration. Click here to view the recipients.
The W. MacFarlane Smith Prize in Chemistry
Established by friends of Walter MacFarlane Smith in recognition of his many contributions to Queen's University. Awarded annually to the student making the highest standing in CHEM 116; value $500.
The Richard M. Dale Scholarship
Established by the family, friends, and his former instructors in honour of Richard M. Dale, a distinguished graduate of Queen's University and an outstanding scholar until his death in 1982. Awarded annually to the student entering second year in a program offered by the Departments of Physics or Chemistry with the highest combined standing in PHYS 104 and CHEM 116; value $1,400.
The Dr. William H. Nichols Prize in Chemistry 116
Founded by Mr. C. Walter Nichols in memory of his father, Dr. William H. Nichols. Awarded annually to a student in the attaining high standing in CHEM 116; value $195.
The Solomon Lieff Prize in Physical Chemistry
Established in memory of the late Solomon Lieff, Arts 1946, by Mr. And Mrs. I. Lieff, Montreal, and the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation of Queen's University. Awarded annually to the student obtaining the highest average standing in CHEM 212* and either CHEM 221*or CHEM 244*.
The Arthur Louden Scholarship in Chemistry
Established by the late Frances Drover Louden in memory of her husband Arthur Louden, B.A. (Honours) '30. Awarded to a student entering the third year of the B.Sc. program with a concentration in Chemistry based on the subjects of the concentration taken in the first and second years of the program, who does not have an award of higher value; value $4,200.
The Robert Y. Moir Scholarship
Established by family, friends and former students as a memorial to Professor Robert Y. Moir, a dedicated teacher of Chemistry for over 40 years. Awarded in the fall to a student who has registered in the third year of a B.Sc.(Hons) program in Chemistry and has high academic standing in the courses required for the concentration. Value: $1,960.
The Walter MacFarlane Smith Scholarship
Established by the family, friends and former students as a memorial to Professor Walter MacFarlane Smith. Awarded in the Fall to a student in the B.Sc.(Hons.) program in Chemistry, in the Faculty of Arts and Science, who has registered in the fourth year and has obtained the highest average in CHEM 313* and CHEM 322*.
The Susan Near Prizes in Chemistry
Founded by the late Susan Near of Toronto. Two prizes to be awarded, one to the student with the highest standing in CHEM 397, and one to the student in Applied Science with the highest standing in CHEM 398* or CHEM 399*, provided that the mark obtained in each case is at least 80 per cent.
The Dr. William H. Nichols Prize in Analytical Chemistry
Founded by Mr. C. Walter Nichols in memory of his father, Dr.William H. Nichols. Awarded annually to a student in the Faculty of Arts and Science or in the Faculty of Applied Science who has attained the highest standing in CHEM 213*.
The Alfred Bader Scholarship
Established by A. R. Bader, M.Sc. (Queen's), Ph.D. (Harvard). Awarded in October to a student in the Faculty of Arts and Science or in the Faculty of Applied Science who has registered in the fourth year and obtained the highest average in CHEM 311* or 345*.
Canadian Society for Chemistry Award
Given by the Canadian Society for Chemistry and awarded on the recommendation of the Department to the student with the highest standing on the work of the third year in the engineering chemistry program in the Faculty of Applied Science or a program leading to an honours B.Sc. in Chemistry in the Faculty of Arts and Science; medal.
The R.T. Mohan Undergraduate Scholarship in Chemistry
Awarded to a promising student entering the third or fourth year year of Engineering Chemistry in the Faculty of Applied Science or Honours Chemistry program in the Faculty of Arts and Science, provided that the recipient has first-class standing. At the discretion of the Department, the scholarship may be divided equally between two qualified candidates. A Mohan Scholar may be eligible for renewal of the award once only in competition with other qualified candidates; value $1,000.
A medal is awarded annually by the University to the candidate graduating with a first-class honours degree who is deemed by the Department of Arts and Science to have achieved the highest standing in a concentration offered by the Department.
The Society of Chemical Industry Student Merit Award
Established by the Canadian Section of the Society of Chemical Industry to encourage scientific education in the universities and to recognize student achievement in scientific fields. Awards are given to students with the highest standing in the final year in each of the four fields of honours Chemistry, honours Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Engineering Chemistry, provided they have first-class averages and have completed their program in the normal number of years. The award is a plaque bearing the crest of the Chemical Industry and the winner’s name, program, University and year.
Scholarships and Awards requiring an application
North eastern Chemical Association Scholarship
Established by the North eastern Chemical Association, Inc. and awarded to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Chemical Engineering, Engineering Chemistry or Chemistry on the basis of academic performance and interest in science issues. Students must submit a letter of application outlining goals, interests, career objectives and experience to the Head of their Department by 15 March, who will then forward nominations by 1 April to their respective Scholarship Committee; value $3,800.
The G.B. Dyer/DuPont Canada Scholarships
Established by DuPont Canada Inc. to recognize the significant contribution of Gerry B.Dyer, B.Sc. '52, H.D.Sc. '94, to the improvement and advancement of science education. Two scholarships will be awarded, one to a male and one to a female, who are Canadian or permanent residents and entering the second year of study in the Departments of Chemical Engineering, Engineering Chemistry or Chemistry. Selection is based on high academic standing with consideration given to participation in the community or extra-curricular activities. In the case of students being equally eligible, financial need will be considered. Letters of application must be submitted by 1 April to the Heads of Departments who will then forward nominations by 1 May to their respective Scholarship Committee; value: $1,615 each.
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)
These awards are for undergraduate students working as summer research assistants in laboratories of NSERC-funded faculty members. The awards are primarily based on academic merit. The official minimum criterion for application is a B average, but in practice successful students usually have A averages. Approximately 14 NSERC USRAs are held in the department each summer.
Check here for the departmental application deadline. Application forms (Forms 201 and 202 may be downloaded from the NSERC web site, www.nserc.ca/programs/schol1_e.htm Completed applications are accepted at any time up to the deadline and should be handed in to the Undergraduate Assistant (Chernoff Hall, Room 200). A short description of the research, written by a faculty member, is required as part of the application (Form 202). Consequently, a faculty member and project must be selected prior to submission of the application form; value $4500 + top-up from research supervisor.
Established in April 2006 by Novelis Inc. Two scholarships will be granted to students in the penultimate or final year on the basis of academic excellence. One scholarship will alternate between the School of Business and the Faculty of Arts and Science (Chemistry, Economics, Geological Sciences or Physics). The scholarship will be awarded to a student in the Faculty of Arts and Science in even numbered years and to a student in the Bachelor of Commerce program in odd numbered years. One scholarship will be awarded to a student in any program of Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science. Preference will be given to children of Novelis employees who have applied by letter to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) by 1 March. If there are no eligible children of Novelis employees, the selection will be made by the Awards Committee of the faculties.
Applications for bursaries are available on-line at: www.queensu.ca/registrar/bursaries and must be submitted to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) prior to October 31. Funds will be distributed at the beginning of the Winter term.
The Department of Chemistry Bursary
Awarded on the basis of financial need to a student in the second, third, or fourth year of the Honours Chemistry program in the Faculty of Arts and Science or the Engineering Chemistry program in the Faculty of Applied Science.
The Oren A. Earl Bursary
Established from a bequest by Oren A. Earl and awarded to an undergraduate student in an Honours B.Sc. program in Chemistry. The award will be based on academic achievement and financial need.
The Arthur Louden Bursaries
Established by the late Frances Drover Louden in memory of her husband Arthur Louden, B.A.(Hons.) ’30. Awarded to a student entering the third year of the B.Sc. program with a concentration in Chemistry based on the subjects of the concentration taken in the first and second years of the program, who does not have an award of higher value.
The Robert and Margaret McIntosh Award
Established through the bequest of Robert and Margaret McIntosh and from generous gifts in their memory from family and Friends. Dr. Robert L. McIntosh (B.A. 1935 Dalhousie, M.Sc. 1936 McGill, Ph.D. 1939 McGill) was Head of the Chemistry Department (1961-1969), Associate Dean of Arts and Science (1969), and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies (1970-1979) at Queen’s University. He was also a distinguished scholar. Awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement to a student in the second or third year of an Honours B.Sc. program in Chemistry.
For information on other scholarships, awards, and bursaries offered by Queen’s University, consult the scholarships section of the Faculty of Arts and Science calendar: www.queensu.ca/artsci/calendar/pdf/scholar.pdf