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Awards and Financial Aid

Upper-Year Scholarships and Awards

Faculty of Environment
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Association of Ontario Land Surveyors Educational Foundation Academic Excellence in Geomatics Award

Two awards, valued at $1,000 each, are provided annually to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Geomatics program in the Faculty Environment on the basis of academic excellence: one to a second-year student and one to a third-year student. This fund is made possible by a donation from the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors Educational Foundation.

Association of Ontario Land Surveyors Educational Foundation Award

Two awards, valued at $1,000 each, are presented to the top two students in the Geomatics program who have completed GEOG 310 (Geodesy and Surveying). This fund is made possible by a donation from the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors Educational Foundation.

Casey Family Undergraduate Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at $1,000, is awarded annually to an outstanding undergraduate student who has completed the 3A term of the Geography or Geomatics program (Co-op or Regular) in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management. Preference is given to students involved in student life and volunteer activities. This fund is made possible by a donation from Margaret and John Casey in honour of their son Alec, who received his Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Geography in 2008.

D. George Dunseith Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at up to $1,000, is awarded annually to an outstanding undergraduate student enrolled in Year Three or Four in the School of Planning. Selection is based on a written statement of no more than two pages indicating the reasons why this scholarship will be valuable in assisting them in their continuing education, stating their career objectives and aspirations, and describing their commitment to affordable housing and sustainable communities. Preference will be given to students who have volunteered with Habitat for Humanity Canada. Interested students enrolled in 2B, 3A, 3B, or 4A are asked to submit a special application by March 1. This fund is made possible by a donation from Habitat for Humanity Canada.

School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability Memorial Scholarship Fund

These awards have been established by the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability in memory of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends. Awards are made, as funds permit, to undergraduate students in any year in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability on the basis of academic achievement. No application is required. Donations have been received in memory of Mary Marshall-Gardiner.

Faculty of Environment Alumni Academic Travel Award

Up to four awards, valued at $500 each, are awarded annually to undergraduate students enrolled in Year Three or Four in the Faculty of Environment who have been accepted to study abroad on an official academic exchange. Interested students are required to submit an application as well as a short essay on their exchange destination by June 1. Recipients of other major University of Waterloo educational travel awards are not eligible. This fund is made possible by a donation from the Faculty of Environment alumni.

Garden Club of Kitchener-Waterloo Conservation Award

One award, valued at $1,000, is awarded annually to an undergraduate student enrolled in Year Four of Environment, Resources and Sustainability who has achieved a minimum overall average of 75% and who has demonstrated interest in conservation through summer or co-op work terms, volunteer initiatives, and course work. Interested students should submit an application by October 15.

John Horton Pragma Undergraduate Award

This award, valued at $150, is given to an outstanding undergraduate student citizen who has significantly contributed to the well being of fellow students and to the School of Planning.

Ethan Latifpoor-Keparoutis Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at $2,000, is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Three in any program in the Faculty of Environment who has achieved a minimum overall average of 80%. This fund is made possible by a donation from Vladas Keparoutis and Maryam Latifpoor-Keparoutis in the name of their son Ethan Latifpoor-Keparoutis, to inspire and support the next generation of students.

John McKay Memorial Award

This award, valued at up to $250, has been established in memory of a student who died in an airplane accident while on a work term in Northwestern Ontario. The award is presented annually to a Geography and Environmental Management, Co-op student who is completing the 4B term. Candidates are selected on the basis of good academic standing, work-term performance, and broad involvement in the co-op program and class activities.

Herb Nemeth Award

One award, valued at up to $200, is presented annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Four of Honours Geography and Environmental Management and who has completed the Environment and Development Specialization with the highest overall average. This fund is made possible by a donation from Herbert Nemeth.

Jack and Jean Nicol Award

One award, valued at up to $1,000, will be presented annually to an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Environment who is enrolled in studies related to park planning and management or wildlife conservation and who has a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in this field. Interested third-and fourth-year undergraduate students who have a satisfactory academic record are invited to apply by November 15. This award was established by the Nicol family to honour the memory of their parents and to commemorate the work of Jack Nicol with Parks Canada.

Planning Memorial Scholarship Fund

These awards have been established by the School of Planning in memory of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends. Awards are made, as funds permit, to undergraduate students at any level in the School of Planning on the basis of academic achievement. No application is required. Donations have been received in memory of: Gordon K. Buckingham (Class of '74), Netta (Nicki) Brandon (Class of '74), Richard R. Smith (Class of '74).

Pollution Probe at Brantford Award

One award, valued at up to $200, is made annually to a deserving student from Brant County who has an excellent academic record in the Faculty of Environment, preferably entering second year.

George Rich Memorial Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at $1,500, will be awarded annually to a student enrolled in fourth year of the Planning program who has attained the highest academic standing after third year. This scholarship honours the memory of George Rich, who played a pivotal role in the development of the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo.

Richard B. Rodger Memorial Prize

This book prize was established with funds contributed by relatives and friends in memory of the late Richard B. Rodger, BES '71 (Geography). The book is presented each year, on the basis of grades, to a Geography and Environmental Management student completing the third year of study.

Jack Rosen Memorial Award for Environmental Innovation

Award funding is available annually to undergraduate or graduate students registered full time in the Faculty of Environment who have presented an outstanding proposal in the Jack Rosen Memorial Award for Environmental Innovation competition. Interested student(s) or student teams (up to five individuals) will apply via an online form: https://uwaterloo.ca/environment/alumni-friends/jack-rosen/apply in the Fall term. Candidates must demonstrate an innovative idea (device, process, method) they believe could solve, mitigate, or avoid an environmental problem. Eligible candidates will be offered a professionally facilitated workshop prior to the competition which will coach them on the elements of a strong business case and successful pitch. The top student(s) or student teams will be invited to present their idea at the judging reception in the Fall term and will present a timed pitch to a panel of judges who will evaluate submissions and pitch based on a set of selection criteria. This competition is conducted in compliance with the University of Waterloo's Policy 73. One Grand Prize, valued at $2,000 is available. At the discretion of the judging panel, up to two Honourable Mentions of $500 each may be awarded. This fund is made possible by the Jack and Honey Rosen Charitable Foundation.

Waterloo Environment Students Endowment Fund (WESEF) Award

One award, valued at $1,000, will be provided annually to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in any program in the Faculty of Environment who has made a tangible difference in the quality of education and student life within the Faculty of Environment, with special consideration being given to those applicants who have contributed to a successful WESEF proposal. This fund is made possible by an annual donation from WESEF. Applications can be submitted through the WESEF website: https://uwaterloo.ca/waterloo-environment-students-endowment-fund.

Alan Weeks Memorial Award

Established in memory of Alan Weeks, an award, valued at up to $400, is presented annually to a full-time student enrolled in Year Three of Honours Planning based on academic achievement. Students who demonstrate the greatest degree of personal growth in the conceptual and innovative aspects of design during their second year (PLAN 210, Principals of Environmental Design) will be considered. No application is necessary.

 


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