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Harquail Family supports students with $50K in new scholarships

March 24, 2022 > View updated eligibility requirements for Fall 2022 BSc Earth Sciences applicants here: https://hes.laurentian.ca/hesbsc


DECEMBER 18, 2020 - Update to the original announcement for winter term applicants: There are 4 remaining scholarships for students who apply and register for our BSc programs in the upcoming winter term. If you are eligible, apply as soon as possible for early consideration.   


As we prepare to welcome new students for fall studies, we have some great news!

Ten new scholarships, valued at $5,000 each, are available for eliglible undergraduate students registered in first or second year studies in either Environmental Geoscience or Earth Sciences (Geology) in the 2020-2021 academic year.


8 x $5,000 for first-year students

2 x $5,000 for second-year students

The deadline to apply for a scholarship for fall term studies is Monday, August 10, 2020.

The new Harquail BSc Scholarships were generously established by David Harquail and Family to help students start and continue their education at the Harquail School of Earth Sciences. Successful first-year recipients may reapply to receive the scholarship in their second year of study. 

2020-2021 Eligibility Criteria

Eight (8) student scholarships shall be granted to undergraduate students who are registered full-time in the first year of either the BSc Earth Sciences or BSc Environmental Geoscience programs at Laurentian University’s Harquail School of Earth Sciences. Two (2) student scholarships will be awarded to eligible students in their second year of studies. Of the total 10 scholarships granted, four (4) will be renewable if the initial first-year recipients re-apply in second year, and continue to meet award criteria.

Student recipients receiving scholarships must have achieved an “A” (80%) average or higher in their previous year of study. Student recipients receiving renewable scholarships must maintain an “A” average or higher and maintain full-time student status in the indicated programs in order to continue to meet eligibility. A selection committee of faculty members shall be responsible for selecting eight (8) recipients entering their eligible program in Fall semester and the final two (2) recipients entering their eligible program in Winter/Spring semester.

How to Apply

In 500 words, applicants must explain why they chose to study Earth Sciences, and describe some of their academic and/or professional goals. This write-up must be emailed to hes@laurentian.ca with the subject line "Harquail BSc Scholarship Application" no later than August 10, 2020 for fall term studies. Awards not distributed for fall term will be available for winter term applicants. Please note that financial need may be considered, but it is not an eligibility requirement. Successful applicants will be chosen by a committee of faculty and one person from the Awards office.  


Email us with any questions at hes@laurentian.ca.

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