Scholarships, Prizes and Awards

The Department of Earth Sciences at UN is fortunate to maintain several endowed funds established by friends, alumni and industry partners of the department.  The department also nominates our students for awards from within national and international geology and geological engineering societies (CSPG, GAC, CIM, SEG, MAC, MSA, APEGNB).

Entrance Scholarships & Prizes

Robert Quartermain Scholarship: field: Earth Sciences.  value: $3,000 in the first year & $2,000 in succeeding year. number: 2 or more.  duration: 2 years.  conditions: Awarded to Fredericton campus students who have completed at least the requirements for the first year of their Bachelor program and have declared a major in Earth Sciences (Geosciences or Geoengineering).  Selection is based on scholastic attainment and financial need.  Renewal of the scholarship is contingent on academic performance in Geology subjects (minimum 3.5 gpa) and progress through the program.  Transfer students are eligible to be considered.  Awarding agency: The University, on the recommendation of the Chair of Earth Sciences.  donor: Robert Quartermain, President of Pretivm Resources.

Association of Professional Engineers and Geologists (APEGNB): field: Engineering.  value $3,000.  number: 2 duration: 1 year.  conditions: Open to students entering the Engineering or Geoscience degree program directly from a New Brunswick high school.  Selections are made on the basis of scholastic attainment and financial need.  Awarding Agency: The University, on the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering.  donor: The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick Foundation for Education.

Stanley Frank Trzop Sr. & Jr. Memorial Scholarship: field Earth Sciences, Geological Engineering, Engineering, Business.  value: Variable - up to $3,000/year.  number: 1 or more.  duration: for recipients in Earth Sciences or Geological Engineering a maximum of three years; for recipients in other degree programs, one year.  The one year scholarship will be an entrance scholarship.  conditions: Awarded to a student who is a graduate of Minto Memorial High School and entering an Earth Sciences or Geological Engineering degree program at UNB.  It will be awarded based on the student's scholastic achievement; athletic ability and leadership in the school and community will also be considered.  Should a qualified candidate not exist in Earth Sciences or Geological Engineering, consideration will then be given to a student in any other Engineering degree program, and failing that, consideration will be given to students entering a business program.  donor: Stanley Frank Trzop Jr. in memory of his father Stanley Frank Trzop Sr., and Charles Day, the first Principal of Minto Memorial School.

Scholarships & Prizes for continuing students

Major Drilling Scholarship ($2000): field: Earth Sciences or Geological Engineering.  number: 1.  duration: 1 year. conditions: Awarded to a Fredericton campus student who is in the third year of the Bachelor of Science with a major in Earth Sciences or the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Geological).  Selection is based on scholastic achievement.  donor: Major Drilling International.

A.L. McAllister Award: field: Applied Earth Sciences.  value: Approximately $2,500.  number: 1.  duration: 1 year. conditions: Open to students entering their final year of the Undergraduate Geology degree program.  Selection will be made on the basis of scholastic attainment and involvement in extracurricular activities.  Awarding Agency: University on the recommendation of the Chair of the Geology Dept.  donor: Friends, students and colleagues of Dr. Arnie McAllister on the occasion of his retirement.

Margaree Scholarship in Earth Sciences: field Earth Sciences.  value $2,500.  number: 1.  duration: 1 year with the possibility of renewal.  conditions:  Awarded to a Fredericton campus student who has completed at east the minimum requirements for the first year of the Bachelor of Science, has declared a major in Earth Sciences and has demonstrated a keen interest in making a career within the Earth Sciences.  Selection is made on the basis of scholastic attainment and financial need to a student who in a tangible way has demonstrated that s/he will bring to the Earth Sciences profession a high degree of dedication and enthusiasm. Preference will be given to a student from Cape Breton Highland Academy.  Awarding Agency: The University, on the recommendation of the Department of Earth Sciences.  donor: John Hart.

MacKenzie (Mac) Watson Bursary in Earth Sciences: field: Earth Sciences.  value: Variable.  number: 1 or more.  duration: 1 year.  conditions: awarded on the basis of financial need to a Fredericton campus student who has completed at least the minimum requirements for the first year of the Bachelor of Science degree program and has declared a major in Earth Sciences.  Preference will be given to a student who has an interest in economic earth sciences.  The recipient must be a New Brunswick resident, according to the definition of the Provincial government's Student Financial Services Guidelines.  Awarding Agency: The University, on the recommendation of the Department of Earth Sciences.  donor: Mr. MacKenzie (Mac) Watson, BSc 1959 and New Brunswick University Opportunities Fund.

Geological Association of Canada award ($900): number: 1.  duration: 1 year.  conditions: Open to undergraduate students majoring in Earth Sciences.  Selection to be made on the basis of scholastic achievement, financial need and extracurricular activities.  Awarding agency: The University on the recommendation from the Earth Sciences Department.  donor: The Geological Association of Canada and the Mineralogical Association of Canada.

Sharon L.W. Bachinski Memorial Scholarship ($1000): number: 1.  duration: 1 year.  conditions: Open to students in Earth Sciences on the Fredericton campus.  Selections are made on the basis of scholastic attainment.  Awarding Agency: The University, on the recommendation of the Department of Earth Sciences.  donor: Friends and family of the late Dr. S.L.W. Bachinski, Professor of Earth Sciences, UNB.

Lowell Trembath Memorial Award:  conditions: The Lowell Trembath award, comprised of a book and a monetary component for the purchase of text books, is presented, on recommendation of the Department of Geology, to the student exhibiting the highest scientific and professional potential in mineralogy and the theory of solid state materials through achievement in courses previously taught by Professor Trembath.  It has been made possible through the support of Lowell's students and friends who remember his humour and devotion to teaching, as well as his enduring interest in personal and professional development.  The award is intended to encourage the continuation of his standards of learning and fundamental scientific endeavour.