Association of Professional Biologists Scholarship


Scholarship Value: $1,500
Awards Available: 1
Award Deadline: Jul 31, 2022

Eligibility

Applicants for the APB Scholarship and Bursary may be:

A) The son or daughter, spouse, niece, nephew, granddaughter or grandson of a member in good standing of the APB entering the third or fourth year of an undergraduate program in biology or the second year of a diploma program in biology, or a closely related area as specified in the College schedule

B) A student member of the APB entering the third or fourth year of an undergraduate program in biology or the second year of a diploma program in biology, or a closely related area as specified in the College schedule

C) A Biologist in Training of the APB returning to university to pursue a higher degree

D) A Registered Biology Technologist in Training of the APB pursuing an undergraduate or higher degree

E) An R.P.Bio, in good standing with the APB returning to university to pursue a higher degree

F) An R.B.Tech. in good standing with the APB who is pursuing an undergraduate or higher degree

Applicants must be enrolled in an academic program, similar to those in the College membership guidelines, that leads to a degree or diploma that will be used as a practicing biology professional. Applicants will be eligible to re-apply for the scholarship in subsequent years. However, an applicant will only be eligible to receive a scholarship up to a maximum of two years.

Information required with the application includes:

A) A letter to the scholarship committee indicating the applicant’s qualifications, background, professional /extracurricular interests and activities and

B) Two letters of reference.

C) Ensure original transcripts are mailed to the APB office to arrive prior to the deadline.

The information provided is to inform the committee about the applicant’s goals, life experiences, motivations and extracurricular activities.

Adjudication

Applications shall be reviewed by the Committee, convened by the Chair, or any combination of the Chair and two members of the APB (i.e. a “Selection Sub-committee”).

In the case of a conflict of interest (i.e. son, daughter, spouse, co-worker), a member of the Committee (or Selection Sub-committee) will step down and another member will be appointed by the remaining members or by the Board as so required.

Selection shall be on an assignment of points for each application, with the top scorer(s) receiving the scholarship(s).

In the case of a tie, the committee may:

A) Interview the applicants by phone

B) Review the applications

C) Check with references

D) Choose to divide the scholarship between the two individuals.

Applicants will be evaluated on a scale of 50 points where:

20 points – evaluation of transcript;
10 points – evaluation of letters of reference; and
20 points – evaluation of personal information.

The committee may choose not to award a scholarship in any year in which there is no candidate scoring at least 40 points.

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