Coming Soon, Applications for 2020.

Life Sciences Ontario Scholarship Program

Stay tuned for details on the 2020 scholarship program

The scholarship program aims to increase awareness of the life sciences sector in Ontario as a significant employer for new graduates, a significant driver of the local economy, an integrated local stakeholder, engaged with and supportive of the local community; and an existing, innovative and promising industry.

The Life Sciences Ontario Scholarship will award post-secondary students (University/College) currently enrolled in a 2nd or 3rd year program at an accredited post-secondary institution in Ontario. Scholarship winners will also be paired with a mentor in the life sciences sector.

Academic Year:


How to Apply: CLOSED
Complete the application:
Applicants must submit a 250-500 word essay outlining:

  • How do you see yourself contributing to the Life Sciences industry through your career?
  • What area of the Life Sciences industry do consider to be the most important and why?

Deadline to Apply:  TBD


  • Must have a permanent address in Ontario, Canada.
  • Must be currently enrolled in their first or second year of full-time studies in a post secondary program. (College or University level)
  • Applicants must have an overall cumulative average of 80% for the duration of their studies.
  • Applicants must upload their unofficial transcript to their application in order to be qualified.

**Successful candidates will be asked to submit a hard copy of their official transcript to the LSO office.

One-On-One Mentorship

Those chosen for the scholarship will participate in “One-on-One Mentoring” with an experienced professional within their field of study in the life sciences sector
Once chosen recipients of the scholarship can expect to:

  • Tour of the office
  • Introductions to colleagues
  • An orientation of what the company does
  • Mentor’s role / Q&A
  • Opportunity for job shadowing

Become an LSO Student Member

Why Should I Join? Benefits of LSO Membership

  • Expand your network and share best practices. LSO offers a robust suite of life sciences events, including our popular networking nights and breakfast meetings, attended by members from across our sector.
  • Stay on top of what’s happening. LSO members receive exclusive access to our weekly newsletter, with a must-read summary of industry news and events.
  • Benefit from member-exclusive or member-discounted events, such as our Policy Forum, Queen’s Park Day, and Annual Awards Gala.
  • Access exclusive member discounts, including: Preferred rate for SR&ED tax credits and other grant services; discounts on lab supplies and equipment, and savings on flights with Porter airlines.
  • Connect to the next generation of life sciences talent through innovative programs such as LSO’s Ten Thousand Coffees mentorship hub.