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CALA John Lawrence Scholarship Awards

Formerly the Scholarship For Quality Excellence Award, The John Lawrence Student Scholarships are awarded up to two (2) students annually. The awards recognize the applicant’s understanding and use of any of the following themes:

Applicants are required to submit a scientific paper to demonstrate their understanding of one of the themes. The CALA Scholarship Review Committee, using the criteria outlined on the scholarship application form (below) will evaluate all papers submitted by the deadline.

Previous winners of a CALA Scholarship are ineligible to apply. Any questions regarding CALA and these scholarships should be directed to

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To be considered for the award, students must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in a post secondary institution at (science discipline) the time of the award.
  • Have completed a minimum 2-month work term with a CALA Member Laboratory within the past 12 months.
  • Submit a completed CALA Application Form and their paper to CALA for evaluation by no later than August 2020 (final date TBA).


Scholarship recipients will receive the following:

  • One-time amount of $1,000 presented to the winner by a local Board Member or Head of the Member Laboratory;
  • Acknowledgement (with photo) in both the CALA newsletter and website; and
  • Recipient’s name entered on a master plaque containing the names of all annual recipients (The plaque is kept at the CALA head office in Ottawa).

Meet Our Recipients

Past winners of the CALA John Lawrence Scholarships

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August 2020 (firm date tba)

Application Form and Paper submission deadline.

Paper submission must be received at the CALA office in Ottawa by no later than 12:00 p.m.

Email Address:
Charlette Mallette

Mailing Address:
#102-2934 Baseline Road Nepean ON K2H 1B2

Download the application form

Week of September TBA

Final approval and notification of scholarship award recipients

Week of Sept TBA

Presentations to the winners will take place on their campus or at a CALA-accredited laboratory. Notification of award recipient(s) to the CALA membership via website.

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