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Scholarships, prizes and awards

We maintain several endowed funds established by friends, alumni and industry partners of the department. We also nominate our students for awards from within national and international geology and geological engineering societies: 

  • CSPG
  • GAC
  • CIM
  • SEG
  • MAC
  • MSA
  • APEGNB

Entrance scholarships and prizes 

Robert Quartermain Scholarship

  • Field: Earth Sciences
  • Value: $3000 in the first year and $2000 in succeeding year
  • Number: two or more
  • Duration: two years
  • Awarding agency: UNB, on the recommendation of the Chair of Earth Sciences
  • Donor: Robert Quartermain, President of Pretivm Resources

This scholarship is awarded to Fredericton campus students who completed at least the requirements for the first year of their Bachelor program and declared a major in Earth Sciences (Geosciences or Geoengineering).  

Selection is based on scholastic attainment and financial need. 

The renewal of the scholarship is contingent on academic performance in Geology subjects, with a minimum GPA of 3.65 and progress through the program. Transfer students are eligible to be considered. 

Association of Professional Engineers and Geologists (APEGNB)

  • Field: Engineering
  • Value: $3000
  • Number: two
  • Duration:  one year
  • Awarding agency: UNB, on the recommendation of the Faculty of Engineering
  • Donor: The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick Foundation for Education

This scholarship is 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.  

Stanley Frank Trzop Sr. & Jr. Memorial Scholarship

  • Field: Earth Sciences, Geological Engineering, Engineering, Business.
  • Value: up to $3000 per year
  • Number: one 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.)
  • Donor: Stanley Frank Trzop Jr. in memory of his father Stanley Frank Trzop Sr. and Charles Day, the first Principal of Minto Memorial School.

This scholarship is 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. 

If a qualified candidate does 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. 

Continuing students scholarships and prizes 

Major Drilling Scholarship

  • Field: Earth Sciences or Geological Engineering
  • Value: $2000
  • Number: one
  • Duration: one year
  • Donor: Major Drilling International

This scholarship is 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.  

A.L. McAllister Award

  • Field: Applied Earth Sciences
  • Value: Approximately $2500
  • Number: one
  • Duration: one year
  • Awarding agency: university on the recommendation of the Chair of the Geology Department
  • Donor: friends, students and colleagues of Dr. Arnie McAllister on the occasion of his retirement

This scholarship is 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. 

Margaree Scholarship in Earth Sciences

  • Field: Earth Sciences
  • Value: $2500
  • Number: one
  • Duration: one year with the possibility of renewal
  • Awarding agency: the university, on the recommendation of the Department of Earth Sciences
  • Donor: John Hart

This scholarship is awarded to a Fredericton campus student who:

  • completed at least the minimum requirements for the first year of the Bachelor of Science
  • declared a major in Earth Sciences
  • 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 they 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. 

MacKenzie (Mac) Watson Bursary in Earth Sciences

  • Field: Earth Sciences
  • Value: variable
  • Number: one or more
  • Duration: one year
  • 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

This scholarship is 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.

Geological Association of Canada award

  • Value: $900
  • Number: one
  • Duration: one year
  • Awarding Agency: the university, on the recommendation of the Department of Earth Sciences
  • Donor: the Geological Association of Canada and the Mineralogical Association of Canada

This award is open to undergraduate students majoring in Earth Sciences. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, financial need and extracurricular activities.

Sharon L.W. Bachinski Memorial Scholarship

  • Value: $1000
  • Number: one
  • Duration: one year
  • 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.

This scholarship is open to students in Earth Sciences on the Fredericton campus.  Selections are made on the basis of scholastic attainment.  

Lowell Trembath Memorial Award

The Lowell Trembath award is comprised of a book and a monetary component for the purchase of textbooks. 

This award is presented, on the 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.  

The award was 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.