Scholarships and Awards Information for Undergraduate Students


  Undergraduate Academic Awards

For students registered in Kinesiology, a wide selection of awards for academic excellence are available. We also have a generous awards program available to all students with high academic standing. Please consult the    In-Course Award section of the McMaster Undergraduate Calendar for further information or use AwardSpring on Mosaic. With AwardSpring, you can complete one common app that matches you with all the aid & award opportunities you’re eligible for. It also tracks the completion of any additional requirements on a user-friendly dashboard.

Below is a list of the In-Course Awards available to Kinesiology students via application through AwardSpring:

The Betty Taylor Campbell Scholarship

Apply by: April 29, 2023
Award: $4,500.00

Overview

Established in 1998 by William F. Campbell of Ottawa, Ontario in memory of his wife Betty Taylor Campbell, a 1937 McMaster graduate, an Olympic medallist in 1936 and 1990 inductee into the Athletics Hall of Fame.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level 1 in a program in Kinesiology and who, in the judgment of the Department of Kinesiology, demonstrates academic excellence and outstanding athletic ability. The award is renewable for up to three years provided the recipient maintains a Grade Point Average of 8.0.

The recipient of this award is eligible to receive the corresponding donor bursary if financial need is demonstrated.

Qualifications

  • Applicant must be academic level 1.
  • Applicant must be an undergraduate.
  • This award is specific to students in the Science Honours Kinesiology program.
  • This award is specific to students in the Faculty of Science.
  • This award is specific to students in a Kinesiology plan.
  • This award is not second degree eligible.
  • Applicant must have read, understood, and agreed to the Student Declaration.
  • Applicant must be enrolled.
  • Applicant must be a current student.
  • Applicant must have a minimum 8.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Applicant must have a minimum 18 graded units.

The Kinesiology Prizes

Apply by: April 29, 2023
Award: $100.00

Overview

Established in 1982.

Requirements: Two prizes to be awarded to graduating students who, in the judgment of the Department of Kinesiology, have submitted an outstanding paper or project.

Qualifications

  • Applicant must be academic level 3 or above.
  • Applicant must be an undergraduate.
  • This award is specific to students in the Faculty of Science.
  • This award is specific to Kinesiology students.
  • This award is not second degree eligible.
  • Applicant must have read, understood, and agreed to the Student Declaration.
  • Applicant must be enrolled.
  • Applicant must be a current student.
  • Applicant must be eligible for graduand awards.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an Bachelors, Bachelors Co-op, Honours, Honours Internship, or Honours Co-op program.
  • Applicant must have a minimum 8.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Applicant must have a minimum 60 graded units.
  • Applicant must have a minimum of 3 sessional graded units.

The Nancy Car Memorial Scholarship

Apply by: April 29, 2023
Award: $500.00

Overview

Established in 2001 in loving memory of Kinesiology student Nancy Car. Requirements: To be awarded to a student entering Level 4 of Kinesiology who, in the judgment of the Faculty of Science, has attained notable academic standing and demonstrated leadership at McMaster University or in the community.

Qualifications

  • Applicant must be academic level 3.
  • Applicant must be an undergraduate.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a Bachelor's, Co-op, Honours, or Honours Co-op program.
  • This award is specific to students in the Kinesiology program.
  • This award is not second degree eligible.
  • Applicant must have read, understood, and agreed to the Student Declaration.
  • Applicant must be enrolled.
  • Applicant must be a current student.
  • Applicant must have a minimum 18 graded units.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 9.5 sessional average.
  • Applicant must be eligible for in-course awards (Graduating students are not eligible).

The Rose Hill Scholarships

Apply by: April 29, 2023
Award: $1,200.00

Overview

Established in 1985 by the alumni, faculty and staff of the School of Physical Education and Athletics as a tribute to Professor Rose Hill, long-time teacher, coach and administrator in the School.

Requirements: Two scholarships to be awarded to students who have completed at least Level 2 in a Kinesiology program and who, in the judgment of the Department of Kinesiology, best demonstrate the philosophy of physical education espoused by Professor Hill throughout her career, namely, excellence in scholarship and leadership and participation in sport, dance or fitness.

Qualifications

  • Applicant must be minimum academic level 2.
  • Applicant must be an undergraduate.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a Bachelor's, Co-op, Honours, or Honours Co-op program.
  • This award is specific to students in the Faculty of Science.
  • This award is specific to students in a Kinesiology program.
  • This award is not second degree eligible.
  • Applicant must have read, understood, and agreed to the Student Declaration.
  • Applicant must be enrolled.
  • Applicant must be a current student.
  • Applicant must have a minimum of 18 sessional graded units.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 9.5 sessional average.
  • Applicant must be eligible for in-course awards (Graduating students are not eligible).

  Undergraduate Kinesiology Research Awards

The Kinesiology Research Awards are intended to encourage undergraduate students to develop and pursue their passion for research in the field of Kinesiology. Students develop skills and gain research experience working on a project under the supervision of a Kinesiology faculty member. These awards provide financial support and opportunities to work at the forefront of research in the Department of Kinesiology.

A description of the awards, eligibility criteria, and application process information can be found here.

Students must submit an unofficial copy of their current transcript, a completed application form and optional (yet encouraged) supplementary application to the Undergraduate Studies, Academic Program Advisor via email to kinug@mcmaster.ca or in IWC 219C, by the deadline of Friday, February 24, 2023

Please note, students are not eligible if they are currently holding a NSERC USRA, however, Kinesiology students may apply to both awards.

 

  NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award (USRA)

The NSERC USRA is the Undergraduate Student Research Award, which provides support to undergraduate students to perform research during the summer under the supervision of a faculty member. This prestigious award enables undergraduate students to spend the summer months (16 weeks) working with a research group.

Students should meet with potential supervisors to ensure mutual interest prior to submitting an application to the department. Eligibility criteria and application process information for the award can be found on the NSERC website.

   Application Deadline: February 10, 2023. 

Application process:

  1. Find an eligible supervisor that you are interested in working with.
  2. Complete the On-line Application and Form 202, Part I.
  3. Form 202, Part II is to be completed by the proposed supervisor (please provide them with the blank form).
  4. A PDF version of your unofficial transcript (Please note: if you are selected for an NSERC USRA, you may be asked to provide an official transcript).
  5. Email the completed application and unofficial transcript to the Department of Kinesiology by email at kinug@mcmaster.ca.

All students are welcome to apply, but please note that this is a competitive process with a limited number of awards.

For more information information about the NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award, please visit:

 

   Kinesiology Program Awards

Students registered in the Kinesiology Program are also eligible for a number of program-based awards. If you have any questions about the awards and the terms of reference listed below, please email kinug@mcmaster.ca.

 

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