PhD and MSc Student Awards

Scholarships for PhD Graduate Students

  • 1st place: Award provided by Monsanto consists of $2,500
  • 2nd place: Award provided by Dow AgroSciences Inc. consists of $2,000
  • 3rd place: Award provided by Arysta LifeSciences consists of $1,000

Scholarships for MSc Graduate Students

  • 1st place: Award provided by Monsanto consists of $2,500
  • 2nd place: Award provided by Syngenta Canada Inc. consists of $2,000
  • 3rd place: Award provided by CWSS consists of accrued endowment interest up to $1,000

Winners of all graduate student scholarships will be required to give a 15 minute presentation on their research project during the Graduate Student Presentations session at the CWSS–SCM annual meeting.  Winners may also be asked to assist at the Registration Desk during the CWSS-SCM annual meeting.  


Objectives

  1. To recognize academic and research excellence amongst weed science graduate students in Canada.
  2. To raise the profile of the CWSS–SCM at Canadian universities.
  3. To enhance the annual conference by encouraging graduate student participation.
  4. To encourage graduate student membership in the CWSS–SCM.

Eligibility

Any graduate student member of CWSS–SCM enrolled in an M.Sc. or Ph.D. in weed science at a Canadian University who has data from their project to present (proposal presentations are not acceptable)  The thesis project must be on weed management, biocontrol, herbicide chemistry, physiology, efficacy or environmental fate, application technology, weed biology or weed ecology. 

Tenable

At any university in Canada.

Criteria

Academic performance at the graduate and undergraduate levels and demonstrated aptitude and experience in conducting graduate level research. Publications, presentations, communication skills and related extension experiences will be considered.

Application and Inquirers

Interested students should apply in writing with the following supporting documentation:

  1. A recent photograph
  2. A brief biography of the candidate
  3. Cover letter.
  4. All university transcripts.
  5. Curriculum vitae, which include education, work experience, extra-curricular activities, publications and other scholarships or awards received.
  6. Research project outline (2 pages maximum) including an introduction, objectives, preliminary results, conclusions, and significance to weed science and agriculture.
  7. Two letters of reference (one must be from the project supervisor) focused on leadership quality and ability to do research.

All applications will be considered for all applicable awards.

Submission of Scholarship Applications

Forward an electronic version of the completed application and letters of reference to:

CWSS-SCM Research Representative
Scott White
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Agriculture
Agricultural Campus
PO Box 550
Truro, NS, B2N 5E3
scott.white@dal.ca

Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on September 30th.