Ontario College & University
Mining & Geoscience Scholarships

The following list is intended to reflect the range of scholarship opportunities on offer in mining-related fields of study at Ontario colleges and universities. Although great care is taken in compiling and updating the information to ensure completeness and accuracy, please note that scholarship information is always changing. Therefore, the following may include omissions or inaccuracies. 

Please refer directly to the listed institutions for the most up-to-date information, and to learn about application deadlines and procedures. 

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Brock University

 

Earth Sciences Award

 $150

Mineralogical Association of Canada Book Prize

 

 

 

Cambrian College

 

Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Bursary (Sudbury Branch)

 $410

Jim Harling Memorial Scholarship

 $1,200

 

 

Carleton University

 

Al Donaldson Award in Precambrian Geology

 

Ann E. Whitmore Bursary

 

Arnold Bradley Scholarship in Geology

 

Dr. Iain Ogle Memorial Scholarship

 

F.K. North Award in Earth Sciences

 

GAC-MAC Undergraduate Scholarship in Earth Sciences

 

J. Graham MacDonald Memorial Bursary

 

J.P. Bickell Foundation Mining Scholarship

 $3,000

Jonathan Davis Memorial Scholarship

 

Millennium Gold Corporation Bursary

 

Morley E. Wilson Scholarship

 

Simon Guest Memorial Book Prize

 

The Harry Reid Cox, B.Sc., Ph.D., F.G.A. Award

 

Trevor A. Harwood Award

 

W.H. Collins Memorial Scholarship for Earth Sciences

 $16,000 over four years

William Tupper Bursary in Earth Sciences

 

 

 

Collège Boréal

 

La bourse de l'Institut canadien des mines, de la métallurgie et du pétrole

 $400 - $800

 

 

Lakehead University

 

Ben Cowan Aboriginal Bursary

 $400

Bernie Schnieders Memorial Award 

 

J.P. Bickell Foundation Mining Award Program

 $2,000                                                

Rainy River Resources Ltd. Geology Award 

 $2,500 

Roy Saukko Memorial Award

 

Toronto Branch Canadian Mineral Processors Mineral Processing Scholarship

 $3,000

 

 

Laurentian University

 

Allan Epps Award 

 $500

Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) - Sudbury Maintenance Division Bursary for Engineering

 varies

Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Bursary

 $1,150

CIBC Wood Gundy/Franklin G.T. Pickard Memorial Awards

 

CIM (Sudbury Branch) Rudolph (Rudy) Kneer Memorial Bursury

 $800

First Quantum Minerals Bursary 

 $1,100

Franklin G.T. Pickard Memorial Bursary  

 $1,000

GAC - MAC Earth Sciences Scholarship

 $500

J.P. Bickell Foundation Mining Scholarship

 $2,000

James Costigan Memorial Bursary 

 varies

John Krupp Memorial Bursary 

 $2,500

John Partanen Estate Scholarship

 varies

Marsh A. Cooper Award in Geology

 $2,000

Mason C.F. Kossatz Memorial Scholarship

 $9,600

New Gold-Rainy River Mine Scholarship 

 $2500

Orica Mining Engineering Scholarship

 $2,750

Pan American Silver Corp. Future Leaders in Mining Scholarship 

 $5,000

Peter and Silvia Faggioni Family Bursaries 

 $500 

R.D. Parker Memorial Scholarship for Women in Mining Engineering

 $900

Rio Algom Limited Bursary

 $1,500

Rubicon Minerals Corporation Scholarship

 $2,500

Toronto Branch Canadian Mineral Processors Mineral Processing Scholarship

 $3,000

Vale Bursaries 

awarded to a total of 10 students, with each recipient getting $1000

Vale Canada Limited Bursaries

awarded to a total of 10 students, with each recipient getting $1000

 

 

Nippissing University

 

Ptarmigan Mining Award

 $2,500

 

 

Northern College of Applied Arts & Technology

 

CIM Toronto Branch Canadian Mineral Processors-Mineral Processing Scholarship

 $250

Cobalt Branch CIM Instrumentation Entrance Scholarship

 $200

Cobalt Branch CIM Mining Entrance Scholarship

 $200

Cobalt Branch CIM Mining Entrance Scholarship

 $200

Fred Hall Memorial Mining Bursary

varies

Gold Medal in Mining

 

Haileybury School of Mines Alumni - Mining Eng. Tech. English Award

 $100

Haileybury School of Mines Alumni - Mining Eng. Tech. Geology Award

 $100

Mining Memorial Bursary

 $250

O.E.Walli - Arthur White Prize in Geology

 book

O.E.Walli - E & B McBride Award in Geology

 $250

O.E.Walli - Memorial Scholarship in Mining Chemistry

 $200

O.E.Walli - Penwood Mines Prize

 

O.E.Walli - Sherman Mine Scholarship

 $250

Additional scholarships administered by the O E Walli Foundation

 

 

 

Queen's University

 

Alan Bauer Memorial Prize in Mining Engineering

 $280

Alvin Craig Ross Memorial Scholarships

 

Cameco Mine and Mineral Process North American Engineering Scholarship

 $5,000 - $10,000

Conetec Geotechnical Award in Mining Engineering

 

E.B. Wilson Memorial Prize in Mining Engineering

 $250

F.K. McKean, Science '40, Prize in Mining Engineering

 

Franklin G. T. Pickard Memorial Bursary

 

Harry R. Buckles Memorial Award

 

J.P. Bickell Foundation Mining Scholarships

 

Kenneth B. Carruthers Scholarship in Mining Engineering

 

Kostuik Scholarship in Mining Engineering

 

L. H. & N. A. Timmins Award

 

Lawrence B. Merrell Award

 

Major James H. Rattray, M.C. Prize in Mining 

 

Major James H. Rattray, M.C., Scholarship in Geological Sciences or Geological Engineering

 

Manley B. Baker Scholarships in Geology

 

Mining Engineering Scholarship

 

Reg and Mabel Instant Bursary

 

Robert E. Smith Memorial Scholarship in Mining Engineering

 

Robert F. Segsworth Scholarship in Mining Engineering

 

Russell W. Thompkins Memorial Award in Mining Engineering

 

Stephen Cogan Memorial Award in Mining Engineering

 

The L.J. Patterson Prize in Mine Management

 

Toronto Branch Canadian Mineral Processors-Mineral Processing Scholarship

 $3,000

Winton and Elizabeth Newman Bursary in Mining Engineering

 

 

 

University of Toronto 

 

Cameco Mine and Mineral Process North American Engineering Scholarship

 $5,000 - $10,000

Coleman Gold Medal in Geology

 

Daniel Wilson Scholarship in Science (Geology)

 

Edward Blake Scholarship

 

H.V. Ellsworth Undergraduate Award in Mineralogy

 

Roger E. Deane Memorial Scholarship in Geology

 

Toronto Branch Canadian Mineral Processors Mineral Processing Scholarship

 $3,000

Wesley Tate Scholarship in Geology

 

 

 

University of Waterloo

 

Allan Freeze Prize

 $250 in the form of a bookstore voucher

Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society Foundation Scholarships

 $500

Canadian Society of Petroleum Geology Undergraduate Award

 $50 and Annual CSPG Membership

Conestoga-Rovers & Associates Entrance Scholarship

 $5,000

David M. Forget Award in Geology

 $1,200

Duncan F. McIvor Memorial Award

 $2,000

Geological Association of Canada - Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Logan Student Prize

 Annual GAC Membership

Gwilym Roberts Memorial Scholarship

 $1,500

J.P. Bickell Foundation Mining Scholarships

 $2,000

Mineralogical Association of Canada

 one year MAC membership and a $100 gift card to be used on MAC publications

R.N. Farvolden Scholarship

 a) R.N. Farvolden Endowment Scholarship - value varies
 b) Favolden Scholarship - $7,500

The Brantford Lapidary & Mineral Society Scholarships

 $1,000

 

 

Western University

 

Needs-Based Bursaries:

 

Friends of the Gardens Bursaries

 $1,000

Robert and Ruth Lumsden Undergraduate Awards in Earth Sciences

 $1,500

Robert and Ruth Lumsden Undergraduate Awards in Science  

 $1,000

The Robert W. Hodder Travel Bursaries

 min. $300 and up to $500 to help pay for field trips

Merit-Based Awards - Application Required

 

Geophysics Travel Scholarship

 $1,000

The J.P. Bickell Foundation Mining Scholarship Program

 min. $2,000 and up to $5,000

Merit-Based Awards - No Application Required:

 

A. Mark Turner Memorial Scholarship in Geology

 $4,625

Aleksis Dreimanis Prize

 $700

Caradocian Prize in Geochemistry

 $500

Charles Carmichael Prize in Earth Sciences

 $300

CSPG (Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists) Student-Industry Field Trip Award (SIFT)

 one ten day expenses-paid trip to Alberta

CSPG (Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists) Undergraduate Award

 one year CSPG membership and a $50 prize

Geological Association of Canada Student Internship Award

 an expenses-paid trip to the GAC-MAC Annual Meeting

Geophysics Scholarship for Excellence

 $2,000

Mineralogical Association of Canada Prize

 one year MAC membership

Norman B. Keevil Award in Earth Sciences

 $1,500

Roma Fence Group of Companies Scholarship in Mining and Mineral Exploration

 $1,500

The Charles A. Southworth Memorial Award in Paleontology

 one book

The Dr. Harvey Hunter Memorial Award

 $375

The Geological Association of Canada Education Committee Student Prize 

 one year GAC membership

The Gordon Dixon Memorial Prize

 one book

The Robert and Ruth Lumsden Scholarships in Science

 up to $1,000

 

 

ANY SCHOOL

 

Canadian Mineral Industry Education Foundation Mining Scholarships

 $1,000

 

 

CIM Unaffiliated

 

McIntosh Engineering Scholarship-technical & university

 $5,000 - $12,000

Caterpillar and its Canadian Dealers Scholarship

 $2,000

Scotiabank Scholarship

 $2,000

Hydrometallurgy Undergraduate Scholarship

 $2,500

Gordon M. Ritcey Award

 $5,000

Centennial Scholarship

 $2,500

J.D. Pat Paterson Memorial Scholarship

 $2,500

Ken Hildebrant Memorial Scholarship

 $2,500

André Laplante Memorial Scholarship

 $5,000

Lucky Amaratunga Technical Report Competition

 $1,000-$3,000

John Kovala Memorial Scholarship

 $1,000

MetSoc Masters Student Scholarship

 $3,000

MetSoc Doctoral Student Scholarship

 $4,000

 

 

MDEC Scholarship Fund

 $2,000

Toronto Branch Canadian Mineral Processors Mineral Processing Scholarship

$3,000

 

 

ABORIGINAL STUDENTS

 

Taking Flight

 $1,000

Geological Association of Canada

 

Marie-Claire Ward Geoscience Scholarship

 $5,000

The Jerome H. Remick III Poster Awards

 $800 - $1,000

Mining Association of Canada

 

Paul Stothart Memorial Scholarship in Mineral Economics

 $3,500

Other university entrance scholarships and bursaries are also available, in addition to a variety of division/section awards.