Louis Giroux Co-op Scholarship in Greenhouse Gas Reduction Science

Award type: 
Award description: 

Three scholarships, valued at $5,000 each, will be awarded annually to full-time undergraduate co-op students enrolled in Year Two, Three, or Four of any programs in the Faculty of Environment, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering. Selection is based on academic excellence (minimum 80% cumulative average) and a statement explaining how their efforts (academic, previous co-op work term projects or otherwise) have contributed to greenhouse gas reduction and their intent to pursue a career in this space. Interested students should submit an application by February 15. This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Louis Giroux, a well-respected research scientist at CanmetENERGY who worked closely with many Waterloo co-op students over the years, and is made possible by a donation from his wife Claire and the Canadian Carbonization Research Association.

Eligibility & selection criteria: 
  • academic excellence (minimum 80% cumulative average)
  • a statement explaining how your efforts (academic, previous co-op work term projects or otherwise) have contributed to greenhouse gas reduction and your intent to pursue a career in this space
  • Selected recipients will be encouraged to apply for a co-op work-term position with CCRA partner organization, CanmetENERGY, a national research laboratory within the Department of National Resources.
Year Two, Year Three, Year Four
Engineering→Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, Management Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology Engineering, Systems Design Engineering; Software Engineering; Environment→Climate and Environmental Change, Environment and Business, Environment, Resources and Sustainability, Geography and Environmental Mgmt, Geography and Aviation, Geomatics, International Development, Knowledge Integration, Planning; Science→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology/CPA, Biotechnology/Economics, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Materials and Nanosciences, Mathematical Physics, Medicinal Chemistry, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, Science, Science and Business, Science and Aviation
Canadian citizen/permanent resident, International/study permit student
Selection process: 
Application required
Application details:
  • Complete the applicable term Undergraduate Award Application
    • At this time we are only accepting applications for awards with a Winter deadline (January - April).
    • The application for awards with deadlines in a future term will be available by the start of that term – please check back later.
    • Complete a separate application for each award you wish to be considered for.
    • Access the form on our Undergraduate Studies Forms page.
Application deadline: 
February 15
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