The  CMOS Daniel G. Wright Undergraduate Scholarship
The   CMOS Daniel G. Wright Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student applying while in the penultimate undergraduate year intending entering the final year of a B.Sc. Honours program in Mathematics and/or Physics or a related discipline, with interest in pursuing graduate work in physical oceanography
The scholarship is $1,000.

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or have landed/ immigrant/permanent resident status.

The successful applicant will be selected on the basis of:
  1. academic standing
  2. a written commitment to pursue graduate studies in physical oceanographt or a related filed
  3. the ability and interest to communicate and share their knowledge with others as indicated in their resume and letters of reference.
History of the scholarships
This scholarship was first awarded in 2012.  
CMOS Daniel G. Wright Undergraduate Scholarship Application Instructions

Applications are to be received no later than 15 March by the Awards Coordinator at e-mail:   or the Society postal address to be considered by the selection Committee. There is no special form. The following are required:

  1. A cover letter clearly indicating that this is an application for the CMOS Daniel G. Wright Scholarship.  This letter should include a current civic address, phone number(s) and e-mail address of the applicant. If it is likely the applicant will be changing address during the year, it is suggested that a more permanent address and telephone number (e.g., home) be included as well.
  2. The letter should confirm Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant/permanent resident status.
  3. A transcript of academic studies.
  4. A statement of interest and commitment to pursue graduate studies in physical oceanography or a related field. 
  5. Any details of relevant work experience.
  6. Two letters of recommendations (in confidence) from university professors who are directly acquainted with and knowledgeable of the work of the student. The professors can send these directly to the awards co-ordinator.
  7. Electronic format (e.g., pdf) is preferred; however, hard-copy material will be accepted.
  8. Receipt of submissions will not be acknowledged unless requested. Acknowledgement when requested will be by e-mail
More About Daniel Wright (1952 - 2010)

The following are excerpts from his biography.

Dan Wright was a highly-regarded scientist with the Ocean Sciences Division (OSD) of Fisheries and Oceans Canada at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO).

Dan was also a long-time Adjunct Professor in the Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie University where he cherished the opportunity to interact with students and young scientists.

Dan used his elite mathematical skills and clear thinking to advance our understanding of a very broad range of physical oceanographic phenomena and their role in the broader Earth system, building on both theory and observations.

He was one of Canada's leading physical oceanographers whose impacts on the national and international scientific and related communities, and on future scientists, will be widespread and long-lasting. Above all, Dan Wright was a very decent human being - being gifted yet generous and humble, rigorous yet compassionate, motivated yet fair and honest, and devoted to his profession yet also very devoted to his family.


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