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Faculty of Engineering Upper-Year Scholarships

Awards valued at $400 are presented to the top student in each class based on performance in terms 1B to 4A.

*Andersen Consulting Scholarship

One award valued at $1,000 is given to a student entering 4A term in either the Faculty of Engineering or a Co-operative Mathematics Program. Selection of the recipient will be based on academic achievement, active participation/leadership in extra-curricular activities, ability to communicate and career objectives of implementing change through Application Systems Development and/or Manufacturing Process Improvement. Relevant work-term experience will also be considered. Applications should be submitted to the Student Awards Office during the 3B term.

Association of Professional Engineers Gold Medal for Academic Achievement Award

The Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of Ontario makes this award to the student in the fourth year of an accredited Engineering program who, having received honours, has obtained the highest standing in the final examinations of the current academic year.

*Association of Professional Engineers Undergraduate Scholarship

The Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of Ontario offers eight annual scholarships of $600 each to students in each of the second, third, and fourth years in an accredited Engineering program who have the highest average in the examinations for that year. It is intended that 50% of the scholarships be presented to women.

Albert Sherwood Barber Medal

A medal is awarded annually to the student graduating with the most outstanding performance in the Co-operative education aspects of the undergraduate Engineering program. The award was established in recognition of the contribution made to the University of Waterloo by Dr. A.S. Barber, the University's first Director of the Department of Co-ordination and Placement, now the Department of Co-operative Education and Career Services.

J.P. Bickell Foundation, Trustees, National Trust Scholarships

The Trustees of the J.P. Bickell Foundation provide a number of J.P. Bickell Foundation scholarships to be awarded to qualified students in the Chemical Engineering Department and the Earth Sciences Department in any of the second, third or fourth years of the program. To be eligible for one of these scholarships a student must obtain a minimum average of 75% in the previous term's or year's examinations.

Canadian Hospital Engineering Society's Combined National and Ontario Scholarship

Two awards of $500 each are given to students entering fourth-year Engineering who have an interest in the health care field, have achieved a high level of academic excellence, exhibited leadership qualities and demonstrated an interest in extracurricular activities. Applications should be submitted during the 3B term.

Canadian Posture and Seating Centre Scholarship

Two scholarships valued at approximately $2,500 have been established to recognize and encourage student interest in and attainment of a high level of academic and practical achievement in preparation for development and delivery of systems, methodology or assistive devices in aid of full participation in Canadian Society by physically disadvantaged persons. The scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate an interest and ability in engineering and business directed toward delivery of such services. Interested candidates should apply before October 14th each year.

Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering Prize

One award, to a Chemical Engineering student, is made annually by the society. The award valued at $50, an engraved medal and a Certificate of Merit, is given to the student with the highest standing in the penultimate year of her/his course.

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Awards in Building Science

Proceeds from the bi-annual conference on Building Science and Technology are used to provide $3,000 for scholarships to be awarded to Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Architecture students at either the undergraduate(3B, 4A or 4B) or graduate level. For consideration, candidates should be academically above average and have an interest in Building Science and Building Technology. Interested students should contact Dr. Eric Burnett in Civil Engineering.

Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering Gold Medal

The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering provides a gold medal and certificate to be presented to a graduating student in recognition of outstanding academic achievement in Mechanical Engineering.

Keith Carr Memorial Award

An annual award valued at $600 is presented to a student in third- or fourth-year Chemical Engineering who has an excellent academic record and has demonstrated strong leadership abilities both at the University and in the outside community. Students should apply in Winter or Spring term each year.

Centre for Society, Technology and Values Award

This $400 award is given in each of the Fall and Winter terms to an engineering undergraduate student taking an STV course. Eligible students can be in any year of study, but must be completing a full-time academic term. The Award recognizes all round outstanding work and contribution to the goals and aims of the Centre for Society, Technology and Values. The recipient will be chosen by the Centre based on nominations from the course professor and teaching assistants.

Morgan Champness Memorial Award

Two awards of $100 each are given to fourth-year Mechanical Engineering students who demonstrate outstanding leadership in extra-curricular activities and also have the ability to effectively communicate engineering concepts to their classmates and professors.

Dr. John H. Chapman Memorial Prize in Communications Engineering

A prize of $1,500 has been donated by Spar Aerospace Limited, Toronto, in memory of the late Dr. John H. Chapman whose work and contributions in satellite communications resulted in his becoming known as Rthe father of the Canadian space programS. The prize is awarded to the third-year student with the highest academic standing in the Electrical Engineering, Communications Option.

Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) Scholarship

The Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) has made available a $500 award to each of the 13 Engineering schools in Ontario. The selection will be based on academic achievement (75%+) and on extra-curricular activities on campus or in civic organizations. Interested students in any Engineering program should submit an application during their 3A term.

John Deere Limited Scholarship

An award valued at $1,500 is available to an outstanding student entering fourth-year Mechanical Engineering who has an interest in manufacturing and/or product design. Applications should be submitted during the 3B term.

Delcan Scholarship in memory of Charles E. DeLeuw

The DeLeuw Cather and Company of Canada Limited, in memory of the company's founder, is making an annual award available to a fourth-year Civil Engineering student with the transportation option. The award is in the amount of $500 and will be given to the student showing high academic achievement, good character and financial need. Applications should be submitted during the fourth year.

Dow Canada Scholarship

Two scholarships valued at $500 each are presented; one to a third-year Co-op Chemistry student and one to a third-year Chemical Engineering student, who have attained good academic standing and demonstrated leadership abilities through either on-campus or community related extra-curricular activities and who have effective written communication ability. Applications should be submitted during the 3A term.

George Dufault Medal for Excellence in Communication

The George Dufault Medal is awarded annually to the graduating student in the 4B term in Engineering who has demonstrated excellence in communication ability through the submission of outstanding work-term reports and the oral presentation of one of these reports in a competition held during the last (4B) term of the academic program. The award was established by the family of the late George Dufault in recognition of his contribution to the University as its first Coordinator and first Head of the Department of Co-ordination, now the Department of Co-operative Education and Career Services and later as a Lecturer in Physics and a Professor of Electrical Engineering.

*Randy Duxbury Memorial Award

Two $800 awards are presented to students entering fourth-year Chemical Engineering who have a good academic record, have demonstrated a strong interest in extra-curricular activities and athletics and have evidence of leadership qualities. Applications should be submitted during the 3B term.

Ellis-Don Construction Limited Scholarship

One award of $1,500 is awarded annually to an outstanding undergraduate student entering third year in Civil Engineering. The award will be based on academic performance and work-term performance evaluations.

English Language Proficiency Prize

Prizes of $100 each may be awarded to students from Engineering who achieve the highest scores on the English Language Proficiency test.

First Year Engineering Prizes

Prizes of $100 are awarded annually to the top female student in each stream at the end of first-year Engineering who is continuing in the Engineering Program.

John Fisher Award For Leadership

The Sandford Fleming Foundation has established the John Fisher Award for Leadership in recognition of the outstanding contributions made towards the work of the Foundation by its former Chair, Dr. John Fisher. The award, consisting of a citation and a honorarium of $1000, is made from time to time to a graduating Engineering student who has made significant contributions to Co-operative Engineering education. Nominations, which can originate from student groups or faculty members, should be directed to the Waterloo Chapter Awards Committee Chair of the Sandford Fleming Foundation.

Sandford Fleming Debate Awards

The Sandford Fleming Foundation has established the Sandford Fleming Debates Awards in order to encourage the art of debate among Engineering undergraduates. The Debates are held each term and awards of $100 each are made to members of the winning team and of $50 each to members of the runner-up team.

Sandford Fleming Medal for Academic Excellence

The Sandford Fleming Foundation has established six medals for graduating students, one in each of the following Engineering programs: Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Systems Design and Management Sciences. In each Department, the award is made to the student with the best academic record in the last six academic terms of the undergraduate program.

Sandford Fleming Medal for Co-operative Proficiency

The Sandford Fleming Foundation has established medals for graduating students, one in each of the following Engineering programs: Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Systems Design. In each Department, the award is made for outstanding overall performance in both the work-term experience and the academic program of Co-operative Engineering education. The nominees are selected jointly by the Academic Faculty and the Department of Co-operative Education and Career Services.

*Fluor Daniel Canada Inc. Scholarship

Two scholarships valued at $2,000 each are presented to two third-year students in Chemical, Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. Students who obtain a minimum average of 75% or better at the end of Year Two will automatically be considered for the scholarship. One award will be presented to a female and one to a male student in the third year of their Engineering program. Candidates may not hold another major University of Waterloo award in Year Three. No application is necessary.

The Sir Casimir Stanislaus Gzowski Medal for Excellence in Communication

The Sir Casimir Stanislaus Gzowski Medal is awarded to graduating students in the 4B term in Civil Engineering who have demonstrated excellence in communication ability through the submission of outstanding work reports during their undergraduate careers at the University of Waterloo and through the oral presentation of one of these reports in a competition during the last (4B) term of the academic program.

S.C. Johnson & Son, Ltd. Environmental Scholarship

This $1,500 scholarship has been jointly established by S.C. Johnson & Son, Ltd. and The Grand Valley Conservation Foundation in recognition of the Company's ongoing commitment to helping protect the environment. The scholarship is open to full-time students who have completed their third year or sixth term of an Honours program related to the environmental sciences with emphasis on Chemistry and/or Chemical Engineering. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Application forms are available in the Student Awards Office and must be submitted during the 3B term or third year of the Regular program prior to May 31 each year.

W.W. King Exchange Fellowship

Undergraduate Engineering students who participate in one of the active exchange programs between the University of Waterloo and overseas engineering schools are eligible for financial assistance through the W.W. King Exchange Fellowship. Recipients must be on the Dean's Honours list prior to the exchange and before receiving the fellowship. The maximum amount per student is $500.

Karen Mark Scholarship

The $800 scholarship was established in 1989 by family and friends in memory of the late Karen Mark a third-year Chemical Engineering student. The scholarship is awarded annually to a third-year Engineering undergraduate female student based on excellent academic achievement and demonstrated involvement and contributions to student life at Waterloo. No application necessary.

Microsoft Technical Scholarship

Two awards valued at $5,000 each are awarded to full-time, undergraduate second- or third-year students in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Applied Math or Physics. The awards are based on interest in the software/PC industry, written and technical quality of the application and a minimum overall B average. Special applications are available from the Student Awards Office or the Computer Science Department and must be submitted by December 1 for Co-op and Regular students registered in the Fall term and by January 21 for Co-op students registered in the Winter term.

National Research Council Training Program for Women in Science

The three year training program is for women undergraduate students in Engineering, Mathematics and Science, completing the first year of their program (to be accepted in the training program in their second year), who are high academic achievers and willing to work for the National Research Council (or an NRC partner) in either the summer or during their coop program. Applications and Information are available from the University of Waterloo Graduate Office. U.G.O. Deadline: February 22 (approx.)

Ontario Construction Education and Research Foundation (OCERF) Award

An annual award of $500 is available to a third- or fourth-year Civil Engineering student who has demonstrated, through study and/or practice, a commitment to a career in construction and who has attained an above-average academic standing. Applications are available from the Department of Civil Engineering, and are to be submitted by October 31 each year directly to the Department.

Ontario Rubber Group/Rubber Chemistry Division, CSC Award

The Ontario Rubber Group and the Rubber Chemistry Division of the Canadian Society for Chemistry have made available a $750 award. The recipient must be in either Engineering or Science, have demonstrated interest in the rubber industry and have high academic standing. Consideration will also be given to experience gained in work terms in a rubber-related field. Applications should be submitted during the 3B term. The decision will be made during the Winter term each year.

Marcel Pequegnat Scholarship

A $1,200 scholarship may be awarded to a full-time student who has completed the third year of study in resource management or a related field and who intends to continue in this program. Foundation applications are available in the Student Awards Office and must be submitted during the 3B term or the third year of the Regular program by May 31 each year.

Professor T. Prasad Award

The Professor T. Prasad Award valued at $500 is presented annually to an outstanding Faculty of Engineering undergraduate who has exemplified a new direction in her/his academic efforts by demonstrating an increase in term average from 2B to 3A.

Safety-Kleen Canada Inc./Oil Recovery Division Scholarship

Three scholarships valued at $1,500 each are awarded to outstanding Co-operative students entering Year Three and enrolled in Computer Science, Chemical Engineering or an Environmental Engineering Option in other Engineering Programs.

Society of Chemical Industry Awards

An engraved plaque is awarded by the Society to the student with the highest standing in the final year of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

*Sony Science Scholarship Fund

Established by Sony of Canada Ltd. to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the arrival of the first Sony product in Canada and to show appreciation to Canadian people for their support, three scholarships valued at $1,000 each will be presented to an outstanding full-time undergraduate student entering fourth year in each of Engineering, Mathematics and Science.

Student Industry Field Trip Award/CSPG

The Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists makes available one award consisting of a certificate and a one-year membership in the Society. The award is presented to a student in either Earth Sciences or Geological Engineering who has demonstrated competence in petroleum geology or the related fields of stratigraphy, sedimentology, paleontology or structural geology.

Undergraduate Research Assistantships

These awards are valued at $600 per term and provide an opportunity for undergraduates to participate in original Engineering research. These are available to first class honours students in the 2A - 4B terms. To be eligible, a student must apply at the beginning of the term and show an interest in a particular field. The Assistantship is made available through the professor pursuing research in that area.

Jack Wiseman Award

One award of $250 is presented annually to an outstanding third- or fourth-year Civil Engineering student who demonstrates a commitment to Construction or Project Management through course work, project work or work term job experience. Interested candidates registered in 3B or 4A in the Fall term should apply by September 30. Those registered in 3A or 3B in the Winter term should apply by January 31.

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