Biology, M.Sc. | University of Victoria | Victoria, Canada
24 months
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5384 CAD/year
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About

The Biology program of University of Victoria, British Columbia offers full-time, research-intensive MS and PhD programs.

Overview

The Biology program of University of Victoria, British Columbia is typically 2-2.5 years in length. PhD degrees are typically 4-5 years in length. Students in the MSc program can request to transfer to the PhD program, with approval of their supervisory committee, and within the appropriate timeline.

Our faculty are making an impact with a number of vital research programs:

  • Ecology and evolution
  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Genetics and genomics
  • Forest biology
  • Marine science
  • Neurobiology

At UVic, your research will be supported by access to research centres and groups, and dedicated facilities including research labs, Bev Glover Greenhouse, aquatics facility and our strong connections with local institutional scientists and the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre.

Programme Structure

Course Requirements

  •  The MSc program requires 2 courses (3 units in total) and the PhD program requires 3 courses (4.5 units in total) of 500 level course work (NOTE: a ‘term’ course = 1.5 units). Decisions on course load are made by the student and his/her supervisor, with recommendations from the student’s supervisory committee.
  •  Courses are selected to expand a student's expertise, to develop a technical ability, or to provide theoretical background critical to the execution of the proposed research. In some cases, the course load is designed to strengthen a student's perceived weakness.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications and inquiries are accepted year-round.

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Student insurance

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the MSc program requires a bachelor’s degree, preferably in Biology or Biochemistry or related field, with a minimum grade point of 6.5 on the University of Victoria 9-point scale (= B+/A-), or its equivalent, in the second half of a BSc (last two years or equivalent).  Please note that our minimum GPA requirement is higher than the Faculty of Graduate Studies' minimum requirement.
  • Admission to the PhD program will normally require an MSc in Biology or Biochemistry or related field, with a minimum GPA of 7.0 (=A-, 1st class standing) on the University of Victoria 9-point scale.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5384 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2692 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4270 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2135 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Victoria

1490 - 2092 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find Master's scholarship opportunities for Biology.

Available Scholarships

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Olivine Stephenson Graduate Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Jarmila Vlasta Von Drak Thouvenelle Graduate Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
John and Myrtle Tilley Graduate Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
The Martlet Chapter IODE Graduate Scholarship for Women
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Robert W. Ford Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Jarmila Vlasta Von Drak Thouvenelle Co-op Scholarships
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Donald Wagg Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Greig Cosier Memorial Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Diana and Martin Hocking Graduate Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Roy E.L. Watson Graduate Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Eileen Ford Wood and Alexander James Wood Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
20 Nov 2024
Nimrod Hungarian Mobility Award
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
10000 CAD
Deadline
Not specified
Ord and Linda Anderson Interdisciplinary Graduate Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
2000 CAD
Deadline
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The M.A. and D.E. Breckenridge Graduate Awards
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
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Albert Hung Chao Hong Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
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Neena Chappell Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
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Dr. David Chuenyan Lai Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
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Ray De Girolamo Graduate Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
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Melva J. Hanson Graduate Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
500 CAD
Deadline
Anytime
Tsi'Tsu'Wu'Tul Award
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
John Boom Graduate Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
3000 CAD
Deadline
Not specified
The King-Platt Memorial Awards
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
2500 CAD
Deadline
Not specified
The Charles S. Humphrey Graduate Student Awards
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
1000 CAD
Deadline
Not specified
Mrs. Zohra & Dr. Abdullah Siddiqui Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
400 CAD
Deadline
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Sinclair Farris Award
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
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L.E. Frances Druce Award in Science
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
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Grant
Various benefits
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Paul Parizeau Graduate Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Edythe Hembroff-Schleicher Scholarships
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
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Grant
Various benefits
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David McGillivray Scholarship in Science
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
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James A. & Laurette Agnew Memorial Award
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
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Grant
Various benefits
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William Wowchuk Memorial Graduate Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
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Grant
Various benefits
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Dr. Julius F. Schleicher Graduate Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
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DFL Scholarship Program
Need-based

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Daughters for Life Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
01 Oct 2024
Future Innovator Scholarship
Merit-based

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StudySoup
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Independent provider
Grant
15000 USD
Deadline
15 Jun 2024
Eon Essay Contest
Merit-based

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Eon Essay Contest
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Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
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Independent provider
Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
10 Oct 2024
Traditional Fulbright Canada Student Awards
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
01 May 2024
Wear & I Fashion Pioneer Scholarship
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WEAR & I
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Smooth Movers
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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
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Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program (CFSP)
Merit-based Need-based

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Government Of Canada
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
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Independent provider
Grant
12500 USD
Deadline
15 Dec 2024
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS)
Merit-based Need-based

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The International Peace Scholarship Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
Nora's Nursery Scholarship Program
Merit-based Need-based

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Nora's Nursery
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Grant
500 CAD
Deadline
Anytime
Niara Scholarships
Merit-based

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Niara
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500 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship
Merit-based

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Arctic Chiropractic Fairbanks
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12000 USD
Deadline
24 May 2024
Mpower & Edward Consulting Scholarship
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Edward Consulting
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
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Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
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Novus Biologicals Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Bio-Techne
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Various benefits
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R&D Systems Scholarship
Merit-based

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Bio-Techne
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Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mozida Foundation
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
24 May 2024
Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACU (The Association of Commonweath Universities)
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Moving Mates Scholarship
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Moving Mates
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Grant
Various benefits
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Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
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Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
14 Jun 2024
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Merit-based Need-based

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Ayn Rand Institute
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Grant
5000 CAD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Pinsky Law New Venture Development Scholarship
Merit-based

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Pinsky Law
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Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
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World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
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The Ramsay Centre
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Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
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Anonymous Hope Fund
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Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
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Social Shifters
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Grant
8000 EUR
Deadline
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Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships
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European Commission
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Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
Merit-based

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ACES: The Society for Editing
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
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Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
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AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
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Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
The MyUS Community Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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MyUS
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Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Dermadry Hyperhidrosis Scholarship
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Dermadry
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Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
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iVisa
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Dec 2024
PlagiarismSearch 2024 Essay Contest
Merit-based

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PlagiarismSearch
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Exploring Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Adoption in Various Industries Scholarship
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Casinos Blockchain
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
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IvyPanda
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
$1,000 All Star Verified Scholarship
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Verified Scholarships
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Florida Rentals Annual Dream Vacation Scholarship
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Florida Rentals
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
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IvyPanda
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965 USD
Deadline
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Dr. Martin Blank – SYB Scholarship
Merit-based

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Shield Your Body
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500 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
CryptoRunner Scholarship
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CryptoRunner
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Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Biotin Xtreme Hair Care Annual Scholarship 2023: Empowering The Future Of Hair Care
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