Established by the Estate of Ruth E. Reaman, in memory of Robert James Reaman. Robert James Reaman (Bob) was born October 5, 1949, the eldest and only son of Ruth and Isaac Reaman. Bob enrolled at Laurentian University to study Geology and Geography which he hoped to combine with his aviation background. He stayed in the Huntington Residence and was known by the other students as “Bushy”. Everyone assumed that he had come from the northern bush country and he rarely bothered to correct them although he had spent most of his life in sight of the high rises of Toronto. Academically, Bob was outstanding. While school came easily to him, he was not defined by his studies and never missed an opportunity to go for a flight or a snowmobile ride on a perfect day. Sadly, he was killed in a car accident on Highway 69 while coming home for a weekend on January 14, 1972.
The purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance to a full-time 2nd year student currently enrolled in Earth Sciences at Laurentian University. The scholarship will provide recipients with travel funds for annual field trips or funds to support summer undergraduate field-based research. Recipients will demonstrate a passion for, and involvement in, outdoor activity. Value is variable. Application is required.