Scholarships

109When applying to a programme, a person may also apply for any scholarships that person believes are appropriate.  Both domestic and international participants are eligible for scholarships.  Each scholarship includes a tuition reduction of up to $3000 for participants in the Laboratory Technician Comprehensive Programme, up to $2000 for participants in the Laboratory Technician Programme or Postgraduate Diploma in Analytical Science Programme, and up to $1000 for participants in any other programme. Our scholarships reduce, but do not eliminate the tuition.  Scholarships do not cover any other expenses, such as travel and living costs.

Applications for one scholarship:

  • are considered at the same time as the application to the programme, and

  • are decided in a non-competitive manner (i.e., looking at the scholarship application on its merits, not in comparison with other scholarship applications being considered at that time).

Applications for more than one scholarship:

  • are typically decided 2-6 months after the decision on the application to the programme, and

  • are determined in a competitive manner (i.e. in comparison with other scholarship applications being considered at that time).

Descriptions of our specific scholarships follow.

 

Dr James L. Smith (Smitty) Scholarship
Achievement without excuse

This award is named for a laboratory researcher with a long and distinguished career. When he was very young, Smitty lost his hearing. His education and early career were in an era before accommodations for disabilities. Smitty achieved brilliantly, but at various landmarks was advised not to even attempt the next level of education. Smitty proved the nay-sayers wrong through his accomplishments.

This scholarship is awarded to an individual who has overcome circumstances, whether a disability or not, to perform at excellent standards.

Phylis K. Demchick Scholarship
Family progress

This award was named for someone who was the first person in her family to earn a tertiary qualification. She used her diploma-level qualification to build a more successful and interesting career than many people with degrees.

This scholarship is awarded to an individual for whom completion of the programme will be a great achievement for both the individual and the family.


Phyllis A. Stadtwald Scholarship
Balancing family and career

This award was named for someone who had a successful career while meeting the diverse needs of family. She never let her career keep her from caring for her family. She never let her family keep her from doing an excellent job.

This scholarship is awarded to an individual who has demonstrated the ability and commitment to not allow work (including study) obligations to cause neglecting of family, or family obligations to cause the neglecting of work (including study).


Robert L. Demchick Scholarship
Broad knowledge

It is interesting the way seemingly pointless bits of information come in useful in unanticipated situations. This award is named for someone with a very broad knowledge in many fields. As is true with most people with broad knowledge, much of his stored information was learned outside of a formal classroom setting.

This scholarship is awarded to an individual who has demonstrated a broad knowledge in the sciences and beyond.


Werner H. Stadtwald Memorial Scholarship
Love of practical work

This award is named for a person who was doing excellently in a university architecture programme, but came to the realisation that he wanted to build not just design. He left university, and had a very successful career as a builder.

This scholarship is awarded to an individual who has proven ability to achieve in theory learning, but has shown a special enthusiasm for practical work, especially laboratory practical work.