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Undergraduate Scholarships: Astronomy & Astrophysics

Donald MacRae Scholarship in Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Established by the friends and family of Donald MacRae.
  • (For Year II) - To be awarded to a full-time student who is enrolled in the Specialist Program in Astronomy and Physics, and who has completed the first year courses in Mathematics and Physics that are required for the program.  The award will be made in the fall session of the recipient’s 2nd year, at which time he/she must be enrolled in the 200-level Astronomy courses required for the program.

 

H. S. Robertson Prize in Astronomy
  • Established by the late Hugh Shaw Robertson of Perth, Ontario (B.A. (1889), M.A. (Columbia), and matches from OSOTF and EAF.
  • (For Any Year) - Awarded to a student who is enrolled in the Specialist Program in Astronomy and Physics or the Major Program in Astronomy and Astrophysics.  Financial need must be considered; academic merit will also be considered.
  • OSOTF

 

John Pounder Scholarship in Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Established by a beneficiary under the will of the late John Allan Pounder.
  • (For Year II) - Awarded to the full-time student with the best grade averaged between AST 221H1 and AST 222H1, provided that an annual GPA of at least 3.5 has been attained in the current academic session.  The award will be made in the fall session of the recipient’s 3rd year, at which time he/she must be enrolled in the 300-level Astronomy courses required for one of the Astronomy Programs.

 

Maurice and Christine Clement Scholarship in Astronomy and Astrophysics

  • Established by Professor Emeritus Christine Clement
  • Awarded to a graduating student in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics on the basis of the highest academic merit in their graduating year. The student is to have a sessional GPA of 3.5 and the highest average mark in the 300 and 400 level courses in astronomy which are contained in the Astronomy & Physics Specialist program, provided this average is at least 80%.

 

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Gold Medal
  • Established in 1905 by the Royal Astronomical Society for Canada, Toronto Centre.
  • (For Year IV) - Awarded to the student with the highest average among the 300 and 400 series Astronomy courses required for the Astronomy and Physics Specialist Program provided that the average in these courses is A.

 

Walter John Helm Scholarship in Astronomy and Astrophysics 
  • Established by the Estate of the late Walter John Helm.
  • (For Year III) - Awarded to the full-time student with the highest annual GPA (minimum 3.5) who has completed the third year of the Specialist Program in Astronomy and Physics.  To qualify for the award, the recipient must have taken the appropriate 300-level courses in the current academic session.  The award will be made in the fall session of the recipient’s 4th year, at which time he/she must be enrolled in the 400-level Astronomy courses required for the Astronomy and Physics Specialist Program.