Awarded annually to an outstanding student entering a graduate program in the Ottawa-Carleton Chemistry Institute to study and do research in the area of physical chemistry. This scholarship may be held in addition to all other stipends or scholarships that the student may hold. The award is named in honour of Dr. Harold J. Bernstein, eminent spectroscopist and researcher, who retired from the National Research Council, Ottawa, in 1979. Dr. Bernstein served as an adjunct professor of chemistry at Carleton University from 1970 to 1979. Endowed 1985.