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Undergraduate Scholarships: Physics

3T0 M. & P. and Associates Scholarship
  • Established through gifts from members of the Class of 1930, graduates in Mathematics and Physics, plus elected Associates and all winners of the scholarship.
  • (For Year II/III) - One or more students enrolled in the Specialist program in Mathematics and Physics or the Specialist program in Physics. The recipient must continue in one of the Specialist programs in Mathematics and/or Physics in the third/fourth year.

 

Abdus Salam Award in Physics

  • Established through a generous donation from AMJ Canada in honour of Abdus Salam, Nobel prize winning (1979) particle physics (died November 21, 1996) from Pakistan.
  • Awarded to an undergraduate student(s) for exceptional performance in an undergraduate research course in the Department of Physics.

 

Beatrice Evelyn Rodgers Scholarship
  • Established by a Bequest of the late Beatrice Evelyn Rodgers.
  • Awarded to an outstanding student who achieved the highest sessional GPA in the Fourth Year of the Specialist Program in Mathematics and Physics.  Financial need may be considered.

 

Boris Stoicheff Memorial Scholarship in Physics
  • Established through the generous donations from admirers, colleagues, and students of Boris Stoicheff.
  • Awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in a Major or Specialist Program in the Department of Physics on the basis of academic merit.  Recipients must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated financial need as determined by OTSS guidelines.

 

Bryan Wayne Statt-George Luste Prize in Experimental Physics
  • To be awarded to the top 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students enrolled in a program in the Department of Physics who has taken a physics laboratory course in the year which the award is made.
 
Department of Physics Undergraduate Scholarship Fund (OSOTF II)
  • Established through the generous donations of various donors.
  • (For Year III) - Student enrolled in a program offered by the Department of Physics.

 

Dr. Laurence Pavlish Memorial Award in Physics and Archeology

  • Established through the generous donations from family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Laurence Pavlish.
  • Awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need to an undergraduate student enrolled in the Faculty of Arts & Science - in the first instance to a student enrolled in JPA 305H - Introduction to Archaeometry and/or JPA 310H - Physics and Archeology. If no suitable candidate is found, the scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding student who demonstrates a focus on interdisciplinary studies within the context of Physics, Archeology, and Anthropology.

 

Edward Blake Scholarship in Physical Sciences
  • Established through a gift of the late Hon. Edward Blake, Chancellor of the University, 1876-1900.
  • Awarded to a second year student enrolled in a program offered by the Department of Chemistry who has completed three full course equivalents in Chemistry or in Chemistry and Physics.  The recipient will also win the Henry Myron Marshack Memorial Prize in Chemistry or in Physics and Chemistry.

 

Garnet W. McKee-Lachlan Gilchrist Scholarship

  • Established through a bequest of the late Garnet W. McKee and supported by gifts of various donors contributed through the late Lachlan Gilchrist, M.A., Ph.D., F.R.S.C., Professor Emeritus of Geophysics and a contribution by the Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mines, Ltd.
  • It is awarded to a student enrolled in the Specialist Program in Geology and Physics.  If there is no eligible candidate, it can be awarded to a student enrolled in 300/400 series courses in Geology and Physics (including joint courses).

 

G. David Scott Scholarship
  • Established through the generous donations from the friends and colleagues of Professor G. David Scott, Professor of Physics at the University of Toronto.
  • Awarded to a student in the Specialist Program in Physics or in Mathematics and Physics.  Financial need must be considered, where academic merit will also be considered.

 

George Luste CAP Prize Exam Award

  • To be awarded to students in the Faculty of Arts & Science who have scored in the top 10 nationally of the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Prize Exam.
 
George Luste (In Program) Scholarship
  • To be awarded to a 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate student in the Department of Physics who has demonstrated financial need and academic merit.

 

George Luste Prize in 1st Year Physics
  • To be awarded to the student who has achieved the highest mark in PHY132H1 and/or PHY152H1.

 

George Luste Prize in Biological Physics

  • To be awarded to the top student in the Biological Physics specialist program, with preference for a third year student.

 

H. A. McTaggart Scholarship in Physics
  • Established through a Bequest of the late H.A. McTaggart.
  • (For Year II) - Student in the Specialist or Major program in Physics or the Specialist program in Chemical Physics. The recipient will also receive the Ivan Szak Scholarship in Physics.

 

Harry Boxen Memorial Scholarship in Physics
  • Established through a generous donation from Dr. I. Boxen
  • (For Year II/III) - Student in the Specialist or Major program in Physics. The recipient will also receive the William Ramsay Scholarship in Physics.

 

Henry Myron Marshack Memorial Prize in Chemistry or in Physics and Chemistry
  • Established by Mrs. H.M. Schwartz in memory of her late husband, Henry Myron Marshack of Toronto, scientist, author, musician, industrialist, former editor of the Springfield (Mass.) Times.
  • An outstanding student whose program in 2nd year includes at least three full course equivalents in Chemistry or in Chemistry and Physics.  The recipient will also receive the Edward Blake Scholarship in Physical Sciences.

 

Hymie and Roslyn Mida Student Award in Theoretical Physics
  • (For Year III/IV) - To be awarded to a third or fourth year undergraduate student(s) in the Department of Physics. The award will be provided in equal amounts per course to six or more full-time students with each of the six courses: PHY354, PHY356, PHY450, PHY452, PHY456, PHY460.

 

 Ivan Szak Scholarship in Physics

  • Established by Mr. Ivan Szak.
  • (For Year II) - To an outstanding student in the 2nd year of the Specialist or Major Program in Physics or the Specialist Program in Chemical Physics.  The recipient will also receive the H.A. McTaggart Scholarship in Physics.

 

James Loudon Gold Medal in Physics

  • Established by the Toronto Committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of the valuable services of James Loudon, M.A., LL.D., Professor of Physics, in connection with the meeting of the Association held in Toronto the previous year.  The late Professor James Loudon was President of University College (1892-1901) and President of the University of Toronto (1892-1906).
  • (For Year IV) - Student in the Specialist or Major program in Physics. The recipient will also receive the Sir John Cunningham McLennan Prize in Physics.

 

J. R. G. Smyth Scholarship in Physics
  • Established by a Bequest of the late John Robert Gilkison Smyth.
  • (For Year IV) - Graduating student in the Specialist or Major Program in Physics who enrols in the graduate program in Physics at U of T.

 

Leslie Langbord Saunders Scholarship
  • Established by a gift from Mr. and Mrs. David Saunders, parents of the late Leslie Langbord Saunders, a graduate in Physics of the University of Toronto.
  • (For Year I) - Student who has successfully completed PHY151H/PHY152H and who has enrolled in the Specialist program in Physics.

 

Marie Curie Sklodowska Association Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Established through a generous donation from the Marie Curie Sklodowska Association.
  • (For Any Year) - To be awarded, on the basis of academic merit and financial need, to female undergraduate students in the Department of Physics undertaking a variety of courses and research in Physics and Chemistry.

 

Robert Barrington Leigh Scholarship
  • Established through donations from the faculty, staff, family, fellow students, and friends of Robert Barrington Leigh.
  • Awarded to undergraduate student(s) in the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Physics on the basis of financial need.  Academic merit will also be taken into consideration.

 

Samuel Beatty In-Course Scholarship
  • Established by the Samuel Beatty Fund and through donations from the family, friends and colleagues of Samuel Beatty.
  • (For II, III or IV) - To be awarded to students enrolled in a specialist program offered by the Departments of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or Statistical Sciences, based on academic merit. Financial need will also be considered. Contact the Department of Physics for the application and deadline.

 

Sir John Cunningham McLennan Prize in Physics
  • Established through a gift from Miss Janet Cumming McLennan in memory of her brother, Sir John Cunningham McLennan, K.B.E., Ph.D., D.Sc., LL.D., F.R.S., F.R.S.C., Professor Emeritus of Physics.
  • (For Year IV) - Student in the Specialist or Major program in Physics. The recipient will also receive the James Loudon Gold Medal in Physics.

 

William Mulock Prize in Mathematics and Physics
  • Established by a gift from the late Rt. Hon. Sir William Mulock (P.C., M.A., LL.D., Q.C., Vice-Chancellor (1881-1900), and Chancellor of the University 1924-1944)).
  • Awarded to an outstanding student in the Specialist Program in Mathematics and Physics.  The recipient will also win the William R. Hossack Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics and Physics.

 

William Ramsay Scholarship in Physics
  • Established through a Bequest of the late William Ramsay, Esq.
  • (For Year II/III) - Student in the Specialist or Major program in Physics. The recipient will also receive the Harry Boxen Scholarship in Physics.

 

William R. Hossack Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics and Physics

  • Established through the generous gifts from friends, family, and associates of the late William Ross Hossack, B.A. (1948), Ph.D., who was killed in an automobile accident in 1961.
  • Awarded to an outstanding student in the Specialist Program in Mathematics or Physics.  The recipient will also win the William Mulock Prize in Mathematics and Physics.

 

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