Financial Support

Research Assistantships

Financial support may be available as Research Assistantships. These assistships are offered directly to graduate students by faculty members. Applicants should contact faculty members directly about Reseach Assistantship availability.

Scholarships Requiring Separate Applications

A. David Crowe Graduate Scholarship

Dr. Crowe was a graduate of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (BSc), McGill University (MSc), and Cornell University (PhD). He worked in Extension with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture, and thereafter as the as the Head of Pomology at the Agriculture Canada Kentville Research Station. Dr. Crowe established this scholarship – valued at $25,000 per year – as a legacy to recognize the important role that advanced education plays in the agricultural industry, and to provide opportunities for agricultural students to further their education. 

This award is intended to attract outstanding students into a program of studies leading to the PhD degree at the Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University; if there is no suitable PhD candidate, an MSc student will be eligible.

Students must have applied for, or intend to apply for full-time admission to an eligible graduate program. Recipients of this scholarship must begin full-time PhD (or MSc) academic study at Dalhousie in the academic year for which it has been awarded.

Preference will be given to candidates intending to live and work in Atlantic Canada.

The award must be taken up within the first year of the degree program.

The scholarship will be renewable (subject to an annual progress review, first-class standing required) for a maximum of 3 years for a PhD student, or 2 years for a MSc student.

The award is valued at $25,000 for a twelve-month academic year.

Candidates who hold other scholarships of any kind, including scholarships internal and external to Dalhousie University, will receive the David Crowe Entrance Scholarship as a "top-up award" to their other scholarship, the total not exceeding $25,000 per academic year or $8,333 per term.

The award is tenable only at Dalhousie University.

Fees are not waived and must be paid out of the award.

Application and annual renewal request deadline: March 30th

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Application Form - [PDF - 243 KB]

 

The A. David Crowe Graduate Scholarship was established by Dr. Crowe to encourage higher education in Agriculture. Dr. Crowe established this scholarship – valued at $25,000 per year – as a legacy to recognize the important role that advanced education plays in the agricultural industry, and to provide opportunities for agricultural students to further their education. 

 

BMO Financial Group Graduate Scholarship

BMO Financial Group created the BMO Financial Group Graduate Scholarship in Agriculture to support the attraction and retention of top graduate students to the Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University. This scholarship will be instrumental in the development of the next generation of researchers in agriculture. This scholarship will provide one or more award(s) per year to a top student(s). The number of awards and the amount (up to $25,000) of each scholarship will be at the discretion of the Graduate Studies Committee.

This award is intended to attract outstanding students into a program of studies leading to a graduate degree  (MSc or PhD) at the Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University. The recipient will have shown academic and research excellence.

Students must have applied for, or intend to apply for full-time admission to an eligible graduate program. Recipients of this scholarship must begin full-time graduate academic study at Dalhousie in the academic year for which it has been awarded.

The award must be taken up within the first year of the degree program.

The scholarship may be renewable at the discretion of Graduate Studies Committee.

Candidates who hold other scholarships of any kind, including scholarships internal and external to Dalhousie University, will receive the BMO Financial Group Graduate Scholarship as a "top-up award" to their other scholarship, the total not exceeding $25,000 per academic year or $8,333 per term.

The award is tenable only at Dalhousie University.

Fees are not waived and must be paid out of the award.

Application and annual renewal request deadline: March 30th

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Application Form - [PDF - 123 KB]

 

BMO Financial Group created the BMO Financial Group Graduate Scholarship in Agriculture to support the attraction and retention of top graduate students to the Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University.  This scholarship will provide one or more award(s) per year to a top student(s). The number of awards and the amount (up to $25,000) of each scholarship will be at the discretion of the Graduate Studies Committee.

 

PhD Scholarship for Excellence in Agricultural Research

The Faculty of Agriculture has established three PhD Scholarships for Excellence in Agricultural Research. These scholarships are valued at $10,000 per year for up to three years and will be awarded to outstanding PhD students registered in the PhD in Agricultural Sciences Program. Matching funds from the senior supervisor of the student are required to receive this award.

This award is intended to help in the recruitment and retention of academically superior graduate students at the doctoral level enrolled in the Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University. The recipient will have demonstrated academic and research excellence.

Students must have applied for, or intend to apply for, full-time admission to the PhD in Agricultural Sciences program. Recipients of this scholarship must begin full-time graduate academic study at Dalhousie in the academic year for which it has been awarded.

The award must be taken up within the first year of the degree program and is renewable at the discretion of Graduate Studies Committee.

The award is tenable only at Dalhousie University.

Fees are not waived and must be paid out of the award.

Application and annual renewal request deadline: January 30th

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Application Form - [PDF - 123 KB]

 

The Faculty of Agriculture has established three PhD Scholarships for Excellence in Agricultural Research. These scholarships are valued at $10,000 per year for up to three years and will be awarded to outstanding PhD students registered in the PhD in Agricultural Sciences Program. Matching funds from the senior supervisor of the student are required to receive this award.

 

Class of 1956 Graduate Scholarship

One scholarship up to $7,000 will be awarded annually. Eligibility for this scholarship includes: (a) students currently enrolled in graduate studies in the  Faculty of Agriculture, or b) students being supervised by faculty members within the Faculty of Agriculture but registered in Ph.D. studies at another university, or c) a post-doctoral candidate supervised by a faculty member within the Faculty of Agriculture. The scholarship will be awarded to a successful applicant who is conducting research focused on rural water supply, watershed management, and/or water quality related issues particularly in areas of study such as Agricultural Economics and Policy, Social Sciences, Engineering, or Environmental Sciences. Past recipients are eligible to re-apply.

Application deadline September 13, 2019


Application Form - [PDF - 74KB]

Allan A. Saunders Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Allan A. Saunders Memorial Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student in any discipline within the Faculty of Agriculture who is conducting research related to the dairy industry. Criteria are based on academic performance, diary farm background or interest in the dairy industry.  One or more awards of $3,000 may be given out annually. 

Applications from the In Course Scholarships process will be directed to the Awards Selection Committee.

NSGS, NSERC, CHIR, Killam Scholarships (Harmonized Scholarship Application Process)

The Harmonized Scholarship Process allows for a current/prospective student to be considered for several FGS-managed scholarships, for which they may be eligible using a single application. This process replaces the previous scholarship management practice where separate applications would be required to NSGS, Killam, Eliza Ritchie, JRJ, NS Black and First Nations, Vitamin, and Bader competitions. Note that students must still apply directly to external competitions managed through independent application portals/processes in order to be considered for those awards (e.g. Tri-Council CGS-M/Doctoral/CGS-D, NSHRF, Sumner, etc.).

Harmonized Application and Information

Post-Doctoral Fellows applying for Killam PDF Scholarships MUST apply through the host department directly (Please refer to Department of Engineering, Department of Business and Social Sciences, Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences, or Department of Animal Science and Aquaculture). You can link to the forms and additional information below:

https://www.dal.ca/faculty/gradstudies/postdoctoral/prospective/postdoctoral-fellowships.html

In-Course Scholarships

The Faculty of Agriculture offers a range of scholarships each year to students who are registered in the Faculty of Agriculture graduate program. Applications are accepted through DalOnline and students are considered for all the scholarships based on the single application. Further information is provided through the Money Matters webpage. All Canadian and International students are eligible to apply but must be registered as a full-time student. A list of scholarships available is provided below:

*Please note that the amounts listed in the descriptions are approximate and may change based year-to-year based on earnings from the endowments.

ScotiaBank Agricultural Graduate Scholarships
This scholarship is awarded to students in any discipline within the Faculty of Agriculture who are working in technology or data analytics related research for any area of agriculture, agri-food, or agri-business. $20,000 is available to be awarded per year to one or more students.

Robert P. Longley Graduate Scholarships
The Longley scholarships will be awarded to Nova Scotia students entering a graduate program at the Faculty of Agriculture on a full-time basis. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic performance (cumulative GPA from undergraduate degree). Recipients of Graduate Entrance Scholarships will not be eligible. Students on employment leave with salary continuation are not eligible. Two or more awards of approximately $6,500 are awarded each year.

Wild Blueberry Producers Association of Nova Scotia
This scholarship is awarded to students in any discipline within the Faculty of Agriculture who have demonstrated financial need, academic excellence, and are conducting research related to wild blueberries. Two awards of $5000 will given annually.

Gordon B. Kinsman Memorial Graduate Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students in any discipline within the Faculty of Agriculture who are registered in a MSc/Phd graduate program conducting research related to fruit crops, preferably related to the blueberry industry. Up to two awards of $2000 are given each year.

Class of '58 Graduate Student Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students in any discipline within the Faculty of Agriculture who are enrolled in the MSc or PhD program and have a demonstrated financial need and strong academic standing. One award of $1000 is provided each year.

Faculty of Agriculture Graduate Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to support students in any discipline within the Faculty of Agriculture who have demonstrated financial need and strong academic standing. One or more awards may be given out each year, approximate amount $1,000.

Andrew Wilson Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students in any discipline within the Faculty of Agriculture who have a strong academic standing and demonstrated financial need. 

Scholarships available to MSc students in the Faculty of Agriculture

Syngenta Crop Protection Canada Graduate Student Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students in any discipline within the Faculty of Agriculture who are in the MSc program and conducting research focused on sustainable agriculture.  Project areas may focus on environmental quality/resource management, land management, IPM, introduction of new technologies, economic viability, and rural community sustainability. One award of $1500 is given each year.

Canard Conservation Graduate Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students in any discipline within the Faculty of Agriculture who are conducting research on environmental issues. One or more awards of approximately $1000 are given annually.

Stuart & Ruth Allaby Graduate Studies Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to MSc students in any discipline within the Faculty of Agriculture who are concentrating on animal research. One, or more, awards of approximately $1000 may be given out each year.

Atlantic Farm Mechanization Show Graduate Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students in any discipline within the Faculty of Agriculture enrolled in the MSc program and conducting research with a focus on agricultural mechanization. One, or more, awards of approximately $1000 may be distributed annually.

Edward Brown Memorial Graduate Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student in any discipline who completed their undergraduate degree from the Faculty of Agriculture and are in their second year of the MSc program. Preference is given to students from NS or Atlantic provinces. One, or more, award(s) of approximately $1000 is provided each year.

Dalhousie Association of Agricultural Graduate Students Bursary

This scholarship is awarded to students in any discipline within the Faculty of Agriculture who are in their second-year of study at the MSc level. Preference is given to students from NS or the Atlantic provinces. An award of $500 is provided each year.

Chartwells Graduate Student Scholarship
Student must be entering the MSc Agriculture program on a full-time basis. Entrance scholarship recipients or students on employment leave with salary continuation are not eligible. This award is intended to recognize outstanding potential graduate students entering to a program in the Faculty of Agriculture. One award of $5,500 is given each year.

Dr. Chesley E. Smith Memorial Graduate Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students in any discipline within the Faculty of Agriculture, with preference given to students conducting research related to plant science/agronomy. Selection is based on demonstrated financial need and a strong academic performance. One award of $500 is provided each year.

Scholarships from External Sources

Applications for these scholarships can be obtained by visiting the funding sources through the links provided [External scholarship sources]. The awards are not directly associated with the Faculty of Agriculture or Dalhousie University.

Additional agriculture related awards may also be found here:

Karl C. Ivarson and Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarships

Broken links can be reported to: gradadmissions.agr@dal.ca

Other Sources of Funding

Students applying for the MSc or PhD program in the Faculty of Agriculture may be eligible for scholarships listed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. See
http://www.dal.ca/faculty/gradstudies/funding.html for information.