Science Department Scholarships

Langara College scholarships and awards are intended to recognize and support the outstanding achievement of our students. Scholarship and award recipients must satisfy all criteria specified by a donor, unless the donor agrees to waive those criteria.  

  • The following are the criteria for Departmental Scholarships:
    • be a full-time Regular Studies student in the semester for which the scholarship or award will be received;
    • currently registered in a minimum of 9 credits and in a minimum of 9 credits in one of the past two semesters;
    • enrolled in at least their second semester of study;
    • must be in good standing at the College;
    • have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher;
    • meet any additional scholarship criteria specified by a donor; these can be found under the scholarship name on our website;
    • most Departmental Scholarships do not require applications and students are selected by recommendation by program Faculty when they meet the specific scholarship criteria. If applications are required, please check with the specific Department Chair of the program. 

Students with a registered disability with Disability Services or StudentAid BC require to be registered in a minimum of 6 credits instead of 9 credits to be eligible for scholarships.

Part-time students enrolled in 6 to 8 Regular Studies credits in the semester for which the scholarship or award will be received, and in at least one of the past two semesters, may receive scholarships and awards if the donor has directed a portion or all of a fund to part-time students or for Departmental Scholarships, where the department demonstrates exceptional circumstances, such as high program enrolment of part-time students.

Split enrollment students who are also enrolled at other institutions must have 9 credits at Langara to meet the requirement.


Biology

Goldie Baron Schwarz Scholarship recognizes achievement by a Langara College Biology student registered in two second year Biology courses, who demonstrates a genuine interest in pursuing a career in conservation of biodiversity.  Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 (Fall)

Leni Gelten Biology Scholarship is awarded to a non-major Biology student, who has completed two of the following ourses: Biology 1116, 1216, 1190 or 1191.  Preference will be given to a student who has completed Biology 1116 and/or Biology 1216.  The eligible student must be registered in a minimum of 9 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 (Spring).

Marge and Tony Glass Scholarship is awarded to a student who completed Biology 1115 and 1215 and demonstrated a high level of achievement in both courses.  The chosen recipient must display a passion for biology, and must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. Preference will be given to mature students or students who plan to enter the teaching profession. (Spring)

Molecular Biology Scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed BIOL 1115 and 1215 and who has taken or is currently enrolled in at least 4 of the following second-year courses: BIOL 2315, 2415, 2330, 2430, 2370 or 2470.  A minimum of two of these courses must be completed prior to the application deadline.  The eligible student must be registered in a minimum of 9 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA of 3.33. (Spring)

Real Estate Foundation of BC Biology Scholarships are awarded to the two students in Biology Field School who achieved the highest grades in General Biology 1 and General Biology 2. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater. (Fall)

Rose Bing Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student with a high achievement in the Biology laboratory portion and has completed first year Biology.  The recipient must also be enrolled in or have completed at least two of the following second year courses: BIOL 2315, 2415, 2330, 2430, 2370, or 2470. Students must be enrolled in 9 credits and have a minimum GPA of 3.33. Preference is given to students completing an Associate’s Degree in Microbiology/Molecular Biology. (Spring)

Betty and Tony Pletcher Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed both BIOL 1115 and BIOL 1215 and at least two second year Biology courses.  The student must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.33.  (Spring)

Chemistry

Cathy Hasinoff Memorial Scholarship recognizes a female Chemistry student who achieved at least a grade of 11 out of 15 in the lab component of CHEM 1220, and who has the highest overall grade in the course in the previous 12 months. (Fall)

David Steiner Memorial Chemistry Scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in Chemistry at Langara College who have demonstrated a strong interest in Chemistry and plan to continue studies in Chemistry or a related field. The eligible student must have completed Chemistry 1120 and 1220 and obtained at least an “A” grade in both courses.  Preference will be given to students who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 over the most number of terms at Langara College. (Spring)

Computer Science

Darryl Wong Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed CPSC 1160 and CPSC 1181 and achieved the highest grade averaged in these two classes. (Fall)

Habib Kashani Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an Applied Computer Science & Technology Program student who demonstrates excellence in the field. Students must have completed two hardware courses (CPSC 1401: Introduction to Computer Electronics and CPSC 2401: Digital Systems Design) with the highest combined average in these two courses. Must hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8. (Summer)

Hugh Lefebvre Memorial CSIS Co-operative Education Scholarship is awarded to recognize a student's academic excellence in their first two terms in one of the Computing Science and Information Systems (CSIS) programs. The recipient must have achieved the highest cumulative GPA. (Spring/Summer/Fall)

Tom Harris Memorial Bursary/Scholarship is awarded to students who have completed the first two terms of the Arts and Science (Applied Computer Science and Technology) Program.  The award is granted based on demonstrated financial need (a bursary application must be completed) and satisfactory academic standing (GPA of 2.33).  Recipients must also exhibit the characteristics demonstrated by Tom Harris - as a skillful manager of the technical aspects of his work and a cheerful “willingness to give”. (Fall)

Health Sciences

Glass Health Sciences Scholarship awarded to a student who have completed HSCI 1130 and two additional second year Health Sciences courses. Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits currently and in one of the last two terms, be registered in Diploma in Arts and Science (Health Sciences: Arts or Science) or the Associate of Arts/Science Degree in Health Sciences and have a minimum CGPA of 3.5. (Fall/Spring)

Kinesiology

Kinesiology Academic Excellence Scholarship is awarded to a student who has second year standing (completed 30 credits, minimum 15 credits in Human Kinetics Courses), currently enrolled in 9 credits (general study), a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, calculated on all normally graded courses. Students are not required to apply for this scholarship. All students that meet the criteria above will be considered, with the successful recipients determined by the Department of Kinesiology, typically awarded to the student with the top CGPA. (Spring)

Kinesiology Academic Scholarship Awarded to a student in second-year standing (completed 30 credits, minimum 15 credits in Human Kinetics Courses), currently enrolled in nine credits (general study), with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, calculated on all normally graded courses.

Mathematics

Ernest E. Livesley Memorial Prize in Mathematics is awarded to recognize the student or students who annually demonstrate the highest achievement in university transferable mathematics or statistics courses.  The recipient must be nominated by a member of the Mathematics and Statistics Department, have completed at least two university-transferable mathematics or statistics courses and be enrolled in at least nine credits in the semester for which the student was nominated.  They must also intend to continue with second year studies at Langara or transfer to a BC university.  Nominated students will receive an application from the department. (Summer)

Nursing

Barney Hickey Nursing Student Award directed at Nursing students registered at any level of the program who want to participate or attend a professional health conference. Applicants must submit bulletins of the seminar and abstracts of their presentation (if applicable), and it is not restricted to nursing conferences. Please see the Nursing Student Web Board if an application is required. (Fall)

Chartwells Nursing Excellence Awards is awarded to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Science, Nursing Program at Langara College for scholarly achievement.  The recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, have completed at least 30 credits towards their degree and demonstrate financial need. Please see the Nursing Student Web Board if an application is required. (Spring)

Ellen Low Ying Roets Nursing Scholarship is awarded to a candidate who has demonstrated above average ability in clinical practice and has a CGPA of 3.33 during his/her Nursing Program, leading to the BSN.  Finances and community involvement will be considered.  If the selected candidate is a graduate of the Langara Nursing Diploma Program, evidence must be shown of registration in the final year of the BSN at an approved educational institution.  If the selected candidate is a student in the Langara College BSN program, evidence must be shown of registration in Term IX or Term X at Langara College. Please see the Nursing Student Web Board if an application is required. (Fall of every odd year, i.e. 2017, 2019, 2021, 2023, 2025)

Irma Musil Excellence Award is awarded to recognize the achievement of a student who is graduating from the BSN program. The recipient will be the member of each graduating class who best demonstrates excellence in clinical nursing performance and academic ability.  The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better and be nominated by the faculty from the final semester of the program. Please see the Nursing Student Web Board if an application is required. (Fall/Spring)

Irma Musil Memorial Scholarships recognize the academic efforts of students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program who have demonstrated an above-average standing and clinical competency.  Recipients must be registered in term 6, 7, 8 or 9, have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, have consistently received above-average practice evaluations and have demonstrated financial need.  Students must apply for this award and application forms are available from the Nursing Department at the start of the term. Please see the Nursing Student Web Board if an application is required. (Fall/Spring)

Jennifer Prosser Wade Family Nursing Scholarship is awarded to recognize an outstanding second-year nursing student who has demonstrated kindness, caring and courage of convictions.  The recipient must be enrolled in second-year nursing courses and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Please see the Nursing Student Web Board if an application is required. (Fall)

Maleksultan Hassam Memorial Scholarship is awarded to recognize the Nursing student with the highest cumulative GPA in the fourth term who has maintained an above average clinical performance practice. The Nursing Department Awards Committee will base their decision on academic records and recommendations from term four faculty.  Please see the Nursing Student Web Board if an application is required. (Summer)

The Jessie Radonich-Scanlan Memorial Award recognizes Nursing students from any level of the program interested in participating at health conferences. Applicants must submit bulletin of the seminar and abstract of their presentation.  Please see the Nursing Student Web Board if an application is required. (Spring)