Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarship Program:

All undergraduate students who apply for summer and fall courses for credit before the application deadline are automatically considered for scholarships awarded by the Western Canadian Universities Marine Sciences Society (WCUMSS). These scholarships are based on academic merit and the student’s statement of interest.

Courses at BMSC are considered the same as courses taken from member universities so you may be eligible for financial assistance from your university. Contact the Financial Aid Officer at your institution for more information.

Navi Smith, Fall 2014 Alumnus, winner of the 2015 3M National Student Fellowship

Special Awards:

F.W. Benton Memorial Bursary.

This bursary is offered through UVIC to a student who completes the general bursary application. The student should have a special interest in salmonids or marine environmental studies studying or doing research at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre.

The River Timothy Sidley BMSC Scholarship Award.

This Award will be given to a fourth or fifth year standing UBC, Okanagan Campus student applying for the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre Fall Program.

Click here for a short video featuring the 2016 award recipient, Sarah Falconer


The Shaughn & Sharon Clements Biological Sciences Field Trip Award

This award was established  to support students that would benefit most from participating in field trips or field schools related to their studies.

This award is only available to SFU students, majoring in Biological Sciences.

Graduate Student Financial Assistance:

Graduate students undertaking thesis research at BMSC are eligible for financial aid.