Student Scholarships

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications can be submitted in both official languages, French or English; however, the application system interface is in English only.

The CAP, through its Foundation, offers the following student scholarships.  Click on the links associated with each scholarship for eligibility criteria and application instructions.

Allan Carswell Physics Educator Scholarship

  • Awarded annually
  • This scholarship recognizes the critical importance and value of having people who are trained in, and passionate about, physics engaging young Canadians in the classrooms of this country.
  • Up to 2 scholarships, valued at up to $5,000 CDN are awarded every year starting 2020.
  • Application deadline: May 15, 2021.  Click here for more details.

Stoicheff Graduate Scholarship

  • Awarded by the CAP on even years and the the Optica Foundation (formerly OSA Foundation) on odd years
  • This joint CAPF/OSAF Stoicheff scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student in a Canadian university/college who has demonstrated both research excellence and significant service to the CAP and/or broader Canadian physics community.
  • One scholarship, valued at $3,000 CDN, is awarded in even years.
  • Application deadline: February 15, 2022
  • Click here for more details

Svensson Graduate Scholarship

  • Awarded on odd years
  • The Svensson scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student in a Canadian university/college who has demonstrated both research excellence and significant service to the CAP and/or broader Canadian physics community
  • One scholarship, valued at $3,000 CDN
  • Application deadline: May 15, 2021
  • Click here for more details