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Entrance Scholarships

The Faculty of Agriculture offers scholarships to applicants approved (or conditionally approved) for admission to the MSc program.

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 15th

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. 

 

Class of 1956 Graduate Scholarship

(application deadline 4 pm, June 1)

Application Requirements - [PDF - 100KB]
Application Form - [PDF - 74KB]

One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded annually.  The scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in graduate studies at the Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture;  a student being supervised by a Faculty member at the Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture but registered in Ph.D. studies at another university or a post-doctoral candidate conducting research in one of the following areas of study: Agricultural Economics and Policy, Social Sciences, Engineering, or Environmental Sciences. Recipients are eligible to re-apply.


Entrance Scholarships

The Faculty of Agriculture offers four entrance scholarships of $5,000 per year to applicants approved (or conditionally approved) for admission to the MSc program.  All entrance-level Canadian and International students are automatically considered for an entrance scholarship. No application required. Recipients of this award must register as a full-time student in the M.Sc. program.

International Graduate Student Scholarship
Non-Canadian students are required to pay an additional differential fee on top of regular tuition fees. The Faculty of Agriculture awards five scholarships equivalent to the differential fee to international students admitted to the MSc program. These are available to students in their first year of the program only. No application is required.

Robert P. Longley Graduate Scholarships
Two $6,500 scholarships will be awarded to Nova Scotia students entering the MSc 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.  No application required.

Chartwells Graduate Scholarship
Student must be entering the M.Sc Agriculture program on a full-time basis. Entrace scholarship recipients or students on employment leave with salary continuation are not eligible.
No application required.

Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarships
This scholarship is available for new students only, who have a 3.7 average or above, and who will be carrying out research in the government’s research priority areas.  A potential supervisor should work with the interested student to develop the application form.  This includes the section on Justification, which must align with the Nova Scotia priority sectors.
Students must have applied for admission by the deadline date(s) below.

Students must be nominated by the Faculty of Agriculture.  DO NOT send application directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Internal Deadlines for students applying for the M.Sc. Agriculture

The scholarship application form and the student’s application to the M.Sc. Agriculture (including post secondary transcripts) must be received in the Faculty of Agriculture Graduate Studies Office by:

Monday, November 27 @ 9:00 am:  for students who wish to begin their program in May 2018 or September 2018.

Thursday, February 8 @ 9:00 am:  for students who wish to begin their program in May2018, September 2018 or January 2019.

The forms and guidelines for the Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarships are now available at:  http://www.dal.ca/faculty/gradstudies/funding/scholarships/nsgrad.html

Research Assistantship

Financial support may be available to graduate students in the form of a research assistantship stipend which is offered by supervisors and is payable from their research grants or contracts. All applications are circulated automatically in an attempt to find funding support for each graduate student's program.

In Course Scholarships

These scholarships are applied for by completing the Faculty of Agriculture In-course Award Application through Dal Online in September of each year.

Information on available scholarships will be provided by September.

Other

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