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Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards for Geography students

This is the list of Awards available only to students enrolled in Geography programs.

​Nipissing University offers and administers a wide range of scholarships and need-based awards and bursaries provide numerous awards to any qualified student.

Please visit Student Awards and Financial Aid for the complete list.


Boart Longyear Award in Environmental Geography

Value: $2075

Awarded to a returning student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Environmental Geography. The recipient must be in good academic standing based on courses taken in the previous year as a full-time student at Nipissing. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

David Cybulski Memorial Award

Value: $475

Established in memory of David Cybulski by his friends and family. David was a third year Environmental Science Physical Geography major who co-founded the Environmental Action Committee on campus. This award is presented to an upper year student in an Environmental program, with preference to students in the Environmental Science Physical Geography or Bachelor of Science Environmental Geography programs. The recipient must be actively involved in protecting the natural environment, show strong academic standing, demonstrate financial need and must be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

Complete a Web Bursary application available on Web Advisor October 1. Deadline: 4:00 pm November 1.

Ina Hutchison Memorial Scholarship

Value: $850

Awarded to a full-time student entering third or fourth year of a Geography major with a minimum sessional average of 80% on 30 credits taken in the fall/winter session of second year. The recipient is selected by the Geography department. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

J. Wesley McNutt Environmental Science Award

Value: $650

Presented to two full-time, upper year environmental science students on the basis of financial need. The recipients must also be residents of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

Complete a Web Bursary application available on Web Advisor October 1. Deadline: 4:00 pm November 1..

J.S. Redpath Limited Award in Environmental Science

Value: $2000

Designed to attract students to the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science or the Bachelor of Science - Biology degree program, with preference to the former. The recipients must possess a minimum 75% in his/her best six 4U, 4M final grades, and exemplify interest and involvement in extra-curricular activities. The recipients must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

Complete a Nipissing University Application for Entrance Awards available on our website or contact the Financial Aid Office for a copy. Deadline: May 1

Joseph and Laura McMeekin Memorial Award

Value: $300

Established in memory of Joseph L. McMeekin, and his loving wife Laura McMeekin. Joseph was a nature enthusiast and a kind hearted gentleman who gave generously of his time to service groups that had an impact on children. The award is presented to a student who shows commitment and dedication to volunteerism and community service. The recipient must be enrolled in Geography or an Environmental program. The recipient must also be a resident of Ontario and demonstrate financial need.

Apply on the Web Bursary application available on Web Advisor October 1. Deadline: 4:00 pm November 1.

Ken Adams Memorial Award

Value: $500

Sponsored by the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority and presented to the student in good academic standing in an environmental major who has demonstrated a commitment to the conservation of the local natural environment and who is deemed most deserving by the Geography and Science faculty.

Nipissing University Alumni Association Geography Award

Value: $600

Presented to a full-time student in second, third or fourth year of a Geography major (minimum 70%) deemed to be most deserving by the Geography Department. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

Scholarship in Introductory Geography

Value: $400

Presented to the student with the highest mark (combined) in GEOG1016 and GEOG1017 taken in the previous academic year. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP.

William and Margaret Ross Environmental Geography Scholarship

Value: $300

Awarded to the full-time Environmental Geography student with the highest average (minimum 75%) on five concurrent courses entering second or third year full-time Environmental Geography studies at Nipissing.

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