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Certificates

  • The Top 5% of students in Canadian schools will receive certificates designating them as National Biology Scholars; the Top 1% as National Biology Scholars with Distinction.
     
  • The Top 5% of students in schools outside of Canada will receive certificates designating them as International Biology Scholars; the Top 1% as International Biology Scholars with Distinction.
     
  • Each school with 10 or more participating students will be presented with a Certificate of Achievement to award to its top scorer in the competition. Schools with fewer than 10 participating students will also receive a certificate if the top student in that school scored in the top 30% of all participants.

 

Admission Scholarships

University of Toronto National Biology Competition Scholarships will be awarded to the top 15 students (of all participants) in the competition to register in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto (St. George campus).

  • The value of each scholarship is $3,000.
  • Receipt of a scholarship is conditional upon a student obtaining a score in the competition above the 95th percentile, demonstrating outstanding academic performance in their final year of secondary school, and registering in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto (St. George).
  • Award winners who are not in their final year of secondary school can defer the acceptance of their scholarship.
  • A student who competes in the competition more than once can only receive one scholarship.
  • A National Biology Competition Scholarship may be held along with other awards a student may receive, provided the terms of the other awards permit this. A high score on the exam may increase a student's chance of obtaining other awards from the University of Toronto, but a low mark will not hinder it.
  • Competition scores are not used as a criterion for admission to university studies.

 

Cash Prizes

The Top 1% of students in Canadian schools and the Top 1% of students in schools oustide of Canada will each receive cash prizes as follows:

  • 1st: $300
  • 2nd: $200
  • 3rd: $100
  • the remaining 1% (beginning with 4th place): $50 each