Apply now for the Dick & Leona Peter Student Bursary

Dr. Dick Peter recognized the importance of experiential learning and promoted education of youth at the Bamfield Marine Science Centre through our Field Trips Program, an award-winning program that now provides over 3000 youth from BC and Alberta with a life-changing experience annually. He reshaped the future course of the BMSC with a focus on supporting all researchers, but particularly students at the initial stages of their careers. An endowment was established in 2008 to further these goals.

The income generated from the fund will be used towards a bursary for a student registered in a degree program who will be spending up to one term at BMSC. This Bursary will be used to pay for accommodation for the student on site at BMSC for up to one term.

Award criteria: Awards will be based on a combination of academic excellence and financial need.

Application:  There is no application form; interested students should submit a letter to Dr. Heather Alexander via email at halexander@bamfieldmsc.com describing how they meet the award criteria. To be considered, applications must be received by 5PM, November 16.

Eligibility: Bursaries will be awarded annually to one or more students registered in a degree program (graduate or undergraduate) who spends a minimum of one term at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre.  This Bursary will be used to pay for accommodation for the student on site at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre for up to one term.

  • International students are eligible (not restricted to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants)
  • Part time students are eligible
  • Students from universities other than the 5 member universities are eligible
  • Students may receive this award more than once

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