Margie Patterson Memorial Scholarship in Molecular Genetics

Program Eligibility:

New Graduates of Michener’s Genetics Technology Program.


The successful candidate will have clearly demonstrated the following criteria:

  • Completed both the didactic and clinical components of the Genetics Technology Program
  • Demonstrated academic ability with an overall “A-” average or better
  • Excellent technical skills in the laboratory
  • Consistently exhibited professional behaviour in both academic and health care settings
  • Achieved excellence in their Molecular Genetics studies: demonstrated leadership skills, shown commitment to improving the lives of others and illustrated the ability to work effectively both as an individual and as a part of a health care team
  • Resident of Ontario


To Nominate:

Genetics Technology Faculty or Molecular Genetics Clinical Coordinators will nominate graduates by submitting:

  • A one-page written nomination outlining why the student is eligible for this scholarship based on the above noted criteria.
  • Nominations initiated by a member of the Genetics Technology faculty must be seconded by the graduate’s Molecular Genetics Clinical Coordinator from our partner Sites(s) who will assess the clinical component. Conversely, nominations initiated by the graduate’s Molecular Genetics Clinical Coordinator from Michener’s partner Site must be supported by at least one member of the Michener Genetics Technology faculty for confirmation of overall academic ability and excellence in Molecular Genetics.
  • Financial Need Assessment Form.


This is an Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS) or “Matching Fund” award

The Ontario Trust for Student Support was established by the Government of Ontario to encourage companies and individuals to contribute to permanent endowment funds to assist Ontario’s college and university students with financial need.

To be eligible for a “Matching Fund Award/Scholarship” a student must:

*OSAP Residency requirements:

  1. You have always lived in Ontario
  2. Ontario is the last province in which you resided for 12 consecutive months without being a full-time post-secondary student.
  3. Ontario is the last province in which your parent(s) have resided for 12 months in a row.
  4. You now reside in Ontario AND you have resided in Canada for less than 12 months in a row.
  5. You now reside in Ontario, but none of the above statements applies to you.

If points 4) and 5) are true for you, you may not be eligible for OSAP; however you may meet Michener’s definition of eligibility and may still be eligible for a Matching Fund Award/Scholarship if you can show financial need through either the Financial Need Assessment Form or Bursary Application Form