Scholarships, Awards, Prizes and Medals for Continuing Students
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Privately donated, as well as University funded, these awards are made on the basis of academic achievement without regard to financial need.
Note: Students are advised that donors may request the biographical descriptions of award recipients. Awards are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
York University Continuing Student Scholarships
Donor: York University
The York University Continuing Student Scholarships are distributed annually in August to students who have achieved outstanding academic results in the previous fall/winter and summer sessions. The monetary value of the awards varies proportionately with the student's level of academic achievement and course load. No application is required for this scholarship.
AGYU Writing Award for Art Criticism
Donor: Art Gallery of York University
The Art Gallery of York University is a university-affiliated non-profit public art gallery. The Art Gallery of York University provides exhibitions, programs and related activities focusing on contemporary art to enrich the cultural and intellectual environment of York University and the surrounding regions. In order to promote the development of critical writing on the visual arts, the AGYU awards two prizes yearly. We seek submissions from students in all York Faculties in order to encourage interdisciplinary exchange and to foster new viewpoints on culture through looking at contemporary art.
Donor: Prof. Wolf Ahrens
The Ahrens Scholarship is available to a student preferably majoring in German or German studies with at least a 7.0 (B) grade point average who has elected to travel to Germany/Austria under the year-abroad program. In the event that, in any given year, there is no student who fulfills the above criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in German or German studies in the second or higher year who has attained at least a grade point average of 7.0 (B+).
Alumni Silver Jubilee Scholarship
Donor: York University Alumni Association
The Alumni Silver Jubilee Scholarship was created in 1985 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of academic excellence and student/alumni leadership at York University. The value of the scholarship will be granted as a tuition credit to a student enrolled in an undergraduate program who has completed a minimum of 60 credits (or equivalent) at York. This award will be presented annually to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence. Of equal importance will be consideration of accomplishment in one or more of the following: York University (or other) community leadership, participation in extracurricular student life, significant contribution to the University, volunteer service, achievements in athletics or the arts and other significant endeavours. Application forms are available from the Scholarships and Bursaries unit of the Office of Student Financial Services after classes begin in September.
Joyce Aspinall Book Prize
The Joyce Aspinall Book Prize recognizes the outstanding contributions of Dr. Joyce Aspinall to the teaching of chemistry at the first-year level. This award will be presented annually to the student who achieves the highest academic distinction in SC/CHEM 1010 6.0 during the academic year and will take the form of a gift certificate for the York University Bookstore.
Association of Graduate Students Biological Science (AGSBS) Award
Donor: Association of Graduate Students Biological Science
An annual prize will be awarded to a fourth-year student enrolled in the Honours Program in Biology at York who intends to continue graduate studies in biology or a related discipline. The selection will be based on the scientific merit of the best written thesis submitted as part of the degree requirement in the fourth year.
Benarroch-Hazan Essay Prize in Sephardic Studies
Donor: Friends of Georges Benarroch and Debra Waknin
An award given annually for an outstanding essay(s) on a Sephardic topic written in any course.
Allen S. Berg Awards of Excellence
Donor: Allen S. Berg
a) Award In Applied Mathematics
This award is presented annually to the best student in applied mathematics. It is based on third-year performance.
b) Louis Kamien Award
In memory of Louie Kamien, this annual award will be made to a student with outstanding achievement in the Program in Jewish Teacher Education.
c) Mark A. Levy Award
Prizes will be awarded annually to outstanding Faculty of Pure and Applied Science students enrolled in third- or fourth-year computer science courses.
d) Nancy Waisbord Award
An award will be presented to a graduating student who has consistently demonstrated excellence in undergraduate studies in computer science.
Allen S. Berg Film & Video Graduation Prize
Donor: Allen S. Berg
The Allen S. Berg Film & Video Graduation Prize recognizes academic/artistic excellence. It is awarded annually in spring to the student graduating with the highest academic standing from an Honours program in the Department of Film & Video.
Allen S. Berg Prize in Excellence in Engineering
Donor: Allen S. Berg
The Allen S. Berg Prize for Excellence in Engineering is awarded annually to a student enrolled in computer engineering who has completed a minimum of 60 credits and who has the highest cumulative grade point average.
Hy and Helen Bergel Prize for Excellence in Jewish Studies
Donor: Mr. Hy Bergel
The Hy and Helen Bergel Prize for Excellence in Jewish Studies will be awarded annually to a student who excels in Biblical and Rabbinic Studies. Students taking humanities courses 2810 or 3810; Hebrew courses 3320, 3330, 3360, or 3370; or any course deemed to be acceptable by the Centre for Jewish Studies Awards Committee, will be eligible. Student may apply or be nominated by a faculty member. Applications will be available at the Centre for Jewish Studies located in 260 Vanier College.
Hakan Berggren Fellowship
The Hakan Berggren Fellowship has been established by the members of the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce to recognize the contribution of Ambassador Berggren to Canada-Sweden relationships and, in particular, to academic linkages between our two countries. The Fellowship will support two students annually-a Swedish student studying at York and a York student studying at a Swedish university.
Norman Bethune Prize for Outstanding Contributions to College Life
Donor: Norman Bethune College Council
This annual award and a plaque will normally be given to the one or at most two students who have made outstanding contributions to the college's community life that year or over a period of years. For further information, contact the Norman Bethune College Master's Office at 416-736-5164.
Blishen-Richmond Award for the Outstanding Sociology Student
This award is named in honour of Professors Bernard Blishen and Anthony Richmond, distinguished sociologists who have retired from the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts. The award (a plaque) will be presented annually to the Honours (Specialized, Combined or General) sociology Arts graduand selected as outstanding among the candidates in both the November (previous year) and June graduands. Nomination by the course director of a sociology course is required.
Ronald Bloore Award
Donor: Ronald Bloore
Ronald Bloore, a retired faculty member and artist will donate a drawing to the Vanier College student graduating from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the spring convocation with the highest cumulative grade point average.
Hédi Bouraoui Essay Prize
Donor: French Department
This award commemorates Professor Hédi Bouraoui on the occasion of his retirement. It will be awarded to a third- or fourth-year student in French in any of the disciplines (language, linguistics or literature) who has written a meritourious essay in French.
Hédi Bouraoui Scholarship in Canada-Maghreb Research
Donor: Hédi Bouraoui
This award is offered in honour of Hédi Bouraoui, a distinguished York faculty member, and is intended to encourage research into the Maghreb, an area of North Africa that includes Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, three Arabic and Berber-speaking countries that also use French extensively. The scholarship is awarded to the student, graduate or undergraduate, who presents the best research proposal or the best piece of academic work in an area related to Maghreb studies.
B.W. Boville Prize in Atmospheric Science
To be awarded, on recommendation of the Earth and Atmospheric Science Prize Committee, to a student completing a Degree or Certificate Program in Atmospheric Science with a minimum 7.0 (B+) average.
Robert M. Brooks Award
Donor: Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
The Robert M. Brooks Award is awarded annually to the student in the Intermediate and Senior Program who has shown the most outstanding qualities of scholarship, teaching ability and character throughout the year. The award is presented by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation in memory of Robert Brooks, who as principal of Malvern Collegiate Institute, instilled enthusiasm and motivation in his students. For further information regarding this award, contact the Office of Student Programs, Faculty of Education, 416-736-5001. No application required.
Dr. Charles Bull Sport Therapy Scholarship
Donor: York University Sport Therapy Association, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Friends and Colleagues of Dr. C. Bull, and the Certificate Program in Sport Therapy
Awarded annually to a continuing Honours kinesiology and health science student with a minimum cumulative grade average of 6.0 (B) and who is enrolled in the Sport Therapy Certificate Program. Awarded to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence, service to injured athletes and leadership within the York University Certificate Program in Sport Therapy. The Scholarships and Awards Committee of the School of Kinesiology and Health Science will select the recipient from among applicants.
Jack Bush Scholarships
Donor: Clement Greenberg/Merrit Publishing Company
At least six scholarships will be awarded annually to continuing undergraduate students in the Department of Visual Arts or the Cultural Studies Program, Faculty of Fine Arts, concentrating in either studio or art history. Recipients will be selected in the spring; however, they must re-register in the fall of the same year and be registered in at least one visual arts course in order to receive the monetary value. Academic performance will be considered.
CAHPERD (Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) Student Award
Awarded annually to a third-year Honours kinesiology and health science major student who has completed a minimum of 60 credits, has played a leadership role in student organizations within the School of Kinesiology and Health Science and has attained a minimum cumulative grade average of 6.0 (B). The recipient shall serve as a liaison between York and CAHPERD during their fourth year of studies and will be encouraged to publicize and promote on campus the professional work of CAHPERD. A certificate and one-year membership in CAHPERD (commencing after graduation) will be presented to the recipient. A recipient will be named early in the fall term by the Awards and Scholarships Committee of the School of Kinesiology and Health Science. Applications are available from the School of Kinesiology and Health Science. Please contact the executive officer of the School of Kinesiology and Health Science for further information and deadline dates.
Canadian Macedonian Federation Scholarship
Donor: Canadian Macedonian Federation
The Canadian Macedonian Federation has over 50 member groups ranging from ethnic dance ensembles to medical associations. It also represents the Macedonian Orthodox churches in the Greater Toronto Area. This scholarship is awarded annually in recognition of academic excellence at York and service through the federation.
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Student Award
This award will be given at convocation to the graduating Honours kinesiology and health science major student achieving the highest academic standing in the sports sciences portion of their curriculum. The recipient is awarded an engraved medallion and citation. Fall graduates will be considered as candidates for this award at the following spring convocation.
Hans Carol Prize
Donor: Friends and Colleagues of the late Hans Carol
As a mark of respect for the memory of Hans Carol (1915-1971), first Chair of the Department of Geography at York University, the University has instituted, at the request of the department, an annual prize in his name to recognize the academic achievements of a third-year student in geography in the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Pure and Applied Science, or the Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies.
CASA Fine Arts Students Scholarship
Donor: Creative Arts Students Association
To assist fine arts students, full-time or part-time, who demonstrate a past record of fine arts involvement in student government, department-related activities or other appropriate York University involvement, while maintaining satisfactory progress in their studies.
Paul Casino Award in Music
Donor: Family and Friends of Paul Casino
The Paul Casino Award in Music is given in recognition of exceptional artistic promise to an undergraduate student in the Department of Music. Students enrolled in any year of the Music Program are eligible. The award was established by family and friends in memory of the late Paul Casino, who was a graduate of York University's Department of Music.
Charles Street Video Art Award
This annual award will be given to a third- or fourth-year student, enrolled in an interdisciplinary studio course in visual arts, for excellence in video production. The award is based on artistic merit and is available at the end of the winter term. The recipient is chosen by jury selection at the year-end Interdisciplinary Exhibition. The award consists of a one-year membership at Charles Street Video as well as a monetary award to be applied toward the recipient's choice of Charles Street Video workshops, editing and production equipment rental.
Department of Chemistry 1st Year Book Prize
Donor: Chemistry Department
Awarded to an undergraduate student in Honours chemistry, specialized or combined, with the highest academic results in SC/CHEM 1000 3.0 combined with SC/CHEM 1001 3.0. For further information please contact the Department of Chemistry at 416-736-5246.
Chinese Canadian Association of Biomedical Professionals (CCABP) Scholarship
Donor: Chinese Canadian Association of Biomedical Professionals
The Chinese Canadian Association of Biomedical Professionals awards an annual scholarship to a student who has achieved the highest academic standing in SC/BIOL 1010 6.0 at York University. In addition to the monetary award, the recipient will be invited to receive a scholarship plaque at the annual CCABP Scientific Symposium Meeting. The recipient will be selected and recommended by the Department of Biology.
The Classics Award
The Classics Award has been established to encourage and reward outstanding students in classics and classical studies, especially those pursuing courses in Greek and Latin literature. The scholarship is to be awarded in May of each year to a student who has completed at least 60 credits towards an Honours degree in classics or classical studies and who has been judged by the Faculty of Arts as most deserving of the award on the basis of academic accomplishment.
R. L. Cohen Scholarship in Psychology
Donor: Eva Cohen
Ronald Cohen taught research methodology and other related courses in the Glendon Psychology Department for 25 years. This scholarship is awarded annually to a psychology major with the highest mark in GL/PSYC 4240 3.0 (or equivalent).
Computer Science Academic Achievement Medal
Two awards may be made annually to outstanding graduating students enrolled in an Honours Computer Science Program in either the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science. The award is based on academic achievement and contribution to/participation in the life of the department and the University.
Consulate General of Romania Book Prize
Donor: The Consul General of Romania
The Consulate General of Romania is offering an award in the form of a book prize to the best student in computer science at Glendon.
Frank Cosentino Book Prize
This prize is awarded each year after grades processing, to a second-year Honours kinesiology and health science major student who has completed a minimum of 48 credits, with a minimum 6.0 (B) cumulative average in both academic and practicum courses and the highest cumulative grade point average in kinesiology and health science courses. A student may only receive this award once.
C.B. Cragg Prizes for Excellence in Natural Science
Donor: Family and Friends of C.B. Cragg
A fund was set up in 1979 to honour Professor C. Brian Cragg, founding director, lecturer and advocate of the Natural Science Program. The fund is used to finance book prizes awarded annually to several undergraduate students who demonstrate excellent achievement in natural science courses.
Cragg Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Science
Donor: Catherine Cragg
This award is given in memory of C. Brian Cragg, chemist, professor and first director of the Division of Natural Science. It will be awarded annually to outstanding students who have distinguished themselves academically and who are enrolled in a full course load.
Esiri Dafiewhare Annual Scholarship
This scholarship is to be awarded annually to a returning undergraduate student who has attained the highest cumulative grade point average in three courses completed toward an Honours double major in African studies. In the event of a tie, the value of the award will be shared by the successful candidates.
Carl Dair Memorial Scholarship
Donor: Friends of the late Carl Dair
A scholarship in recognition of studio performance is awarded annually to a student in the Department of Visual Arts in the Faculty of Fine Arts. This is a spring award.
Dance Scholar's Award
This will be an annual award offered to a fourth-year undergraduate student in the Department of Dance or to a student in the Graduate Program in Dance who has completed course work and is writing a thesis. The award is intended to reward excellence and encourage students to complete their programs of study. The award will be made in the fall of the year but will be offered only if there is a deserving candidate.
Ashe Davis Liberal Award
Donor: York Peel Federal Liberal Association
In memory of Mr. Ashe Davis, who was active in the development of policy for the Liberal Party of Canada, an annual award will be given to an Honours undergraduate student in political science who is entering the fourth year of studies. The recipient would be judged to have the highest academic achievement and have demonstrated a special interest in the field of politics.
Dean's Award for Academic Excellence
Donor: Faculty of Arts
Awards are given to the students with the highest grade point average in each of first, second, third and fourth year in the Faculty of Arts. Normally, only one prize may be awarded in any given department each academic session.
Dean's Prizes for Excellence
There are two annual prizes in each of the five Fine Arts departments and in the Fine Arts Cultural Studies Program. One prize is for scholarly work and the other for creative work. They will be awarded on the basis of completed projects which reflect excellence as established in the criteria by the individual departments.
Rosanna DeBenedictis Memorial Award
Donor: Paola Poletto and Rosa DiPalma
The Rosanna DeBenedictis Memorial Award recognizes excellence and dedication to work in design. The award is given annually to an upper-year visual arts student in the BFA program who is pursuing studies in design. The Rosanna DeBenedictis Memorial Award was established by friends in commemoration of Rosanna DeBenedictis, a graduate of the Department of Visual Arts (BFA 1994).
Thomas W. Doherty Prize in Piano
Although Thomas Doherty was a professor of French literature, he also had a professional profile as a pianist specializing in 19th- and 20th-century French music. This award is presented annually to a student in the Music Department for outstanding performance of a contemporary work for piano as adjudicated by a panel of faculty members from the Music Department.
Lily D'Urzo Scholarship
Donor: Friends of the late Lily D'Urzo
Named in honour of Lily D'Urzo, a former York student, this scholarship is awarded annually to an Honours kinesiology and health science major student entering the final year of study. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative average of 6.0 (B), have participated as a member of an interuniversity sport team, and have contributed in a leadership role to the School of Kinesiology and Health Science. Applications are available from the School of Kinesiology and Health Science. Please contact the executive officer in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science for further information and deadline dates.
Michael C. Eben Award for Excellence in Academics and Athletics
The Michael C. Eben Award for Excellence in Academics and Athletics is awarded to a Founders College student who, in the previous academic year, has been a varsity or intramural athlete and has attained an academic standing of 7.0 (B+) in a minimum of 24 credits. Only students who have completed 60 credits may be considered for the award.
Sydney Eisen Book Prize
Donor: Faculty of Arts
An annual prize is awarded to the graduating student who has achieved the highest standing in an interdisciplinary program or the Individualized Studies Program in the Faculty of Arts.
Eldorado Lions Club Prize
Donor: Eldorado Lions Club
This award will be granted to an excellent student in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science who has completed at least 60 credits in the Environmental Science Program.
Fred Elkin Sociology Merit Award
An award for the most distinguished graduating Honours student based on the highest grade point average in sociology courses.
Jack Ellis Achievement Award
Donor: Faculty of Environmental Studies
This award honours Jack Ellis, professor of environmental studies and the Bachelor in Environmental Studies program's founding program director. It is presented annually to the graduating BES student whose record at York comprises the best all round combination of academic achievement and extracurricular activity.
Tammy Emerton Memorial Award
Tammy Emerton was an extraordinary individual. Her life ended tragically when she was killed in an auto collision with a drunk driver. She is remembered by her friends at Tatham Hall as both a scholar and athlete. She gave much of herself and asked for little in return. Even in the most difficult moments, Tammy's perpetual smile, warmth and compassion enriched the lives of many in McLaughlin College. Applicants for this award must be students who are active in McLaughlin College; grades are of secondary importance. For further information, contact the Office of the Master, McLaughlin College.
Essay Prize in Canadian Jewish Studies
Donor: Toronto Jewish Historical Society and the Toronto Association for Professionals in Jewish Communal Service
Given to a graduate or undergraduate student for an outstanding essay in Canadian Jewish studies. Donated by the former Toronto Jewish Historical Society and The Toronto Association for Professionals in Jewish Communal Service as a testimonial to the important achievements of those organizations which no longer exist.
Faculty of Arts Essay Award
Four awards will be awarded annually to students with the best essay in 1000-, 2000-, 3000- and 4000-level courses. Nominations will be received in the spring and the award will be presented in the fall.
Faculty of Education Book Prize
Awarded to graduating pre-service candidates who have made outstanding contribution to the good name of the Faculty of Education. No application required.
Faculty of Fine Arts Merit Awards
A number of Merit Awards will be given annually to Faculty of Fine Arts students in recognition of outstanding achievements within their major department. Each award will consist of a certificate and a transcript notation.
Faculty of Pure and Applied Science Gold Medal for Academic Excellence
The Faculty of Pure and Applied Science Gold Medal for Academic Excellence will be presented to a graduating student in recognition of the highest degree of scholarship and an outstanding undergraduate career.
Faculty of Pure and Applied Science Silver Medal
This distinction is awarded to the graduating student from the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science who has combined outstanding academic achievement with the greatest contribution to undergraduate student life at York.
Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ontario) Education Foundation Scholarships
Donor: F.C.C.P. (Ont.) Education Foundation
Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics Award. The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, offers an award annually to a second-year undergraduate student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in the Chinese language and Chinese literature. The student must have completed at least 12 credits in Chinese and will subsequently re-register to complete an undergraduate degree.
Department of Sociology Scholarship. A scholarship is awarded annually to the outstanding student in AS/SOCI 3630 6.0 Sociology of Education.
Stanley Fefferman Prize in Creative Writing
Donor: Multiple donors
The Stanley Fefferman Prize in Creative Writing is awarded annually to a student who produces the best piece of original work in an Atkinson creative writing course. In years when a creative writing course is not offered at Atkinson, the prize is open to students taking creative writing courses in the Faculty of Arts. The prize will be awarded early in the fall term, for work completed in the previous fall/winter and summer sessions.
Fine Arts Convocation Award of Recognition for Academic Distinction
An annual award presented at the Fine Arts convocation reception in both the spring and fall to honour the graduating student who has achieved the highest cumulative grade point average in the Faculty among those graduating with first-class standing.
Ralph Fisher Scholarship
Donor: Friends and Colleagues of the late Ralph Fisher
This award, established in memory of Ralph Fisher, highlights the qualities he most cherished: academic excellence, leadership and community service. Any undergraduate student in any Faculty at York who has completed at least 30 credits in undergraduate studies at York may apply for this award. Applicants must have a minimum overall grade point average of 6.0 (B). The value of award will be determined by interest earned on endowed funds. Selection will be based upon academic achievement and leadership qualities, particularly in the area of public service. Applications are available from the Scholarships and Bursaries unit of the Office of Student Financial Services in September.
May and George Flint Scholarship
Donor: Family of Mr. and Mrs. G. Flint
Named in memory of May and George Flint, this scholarship is awarded annually to an Honours kinesiology and health science major student in any year of study. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative average of 6.0 (B) and have participated in the extracurricular activities of the School of Kinesiology and Health Science. Applications are available from the School of Kinesiology and Health Science. Please contact the executive officer in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science, for further information and deadline dates.
Kenneth Ford Award
Donor: Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni and Friends of the Department of Theatre
The Kenneth Ford Award is presented to a student who has completed the second year of the Theatre Program in the production area, in recognition of ability and talent, and determination, tenacity and stamina to meet the challenges of theatre production. The award is in memory of Kenneth Ford, who demonstrated these qualities while a student in the Theatre Department.
Founders College Cock and Bull Scholarship
Donor: Founders College Cock and Bull Pub and Coffee Shop
The interest on a fund established by the Founders College Cock and Bull Pub and Coffee Shop will provide an annual scholarship. The recipient will be a Founders College student of two years who has achieved the highest grade point average on a minimum of 60 credits completed at York during the preceding two fall/winter academic sessions and who will be registering in 30 credits the following September.
C.D. Fowle and B. Rozario Trust Fund
Donors: Friends and Colleagues of C.D. Fowle
The C.D. Fowle and B. Rozario Trust Fund was established in 1989 to honour the founding Chairman of the Department of Biology. Professor Fowle is a well-known Canadian naturalist and conservationist. The prize will be awarded to the most outstanding graduating student in Honours biology as determined by the department. The criteria used will not be limited to grades but will include such things as research potential and leadership activities within the department. The prize will consist of an inscribed book and a monetary award, and may not necessarily be given each year.
The Gertrude and Jack Friedman Memorial Award
This annual award is intended to assist a student in Jewish studies, preferably a graduate student, to pursue a program of study and/or research at an Israeli university. The recipient must be an outstanding student, while financial need may be taken into consideration. In the event that in any year no suitable candidate applies or no application is selected, the award may be given to a student for outstanding accomplishment in the field of Jewish studies or Jewish teacher education.
Otto Friedman Scholarship
Donor: Friends and Colleagues of the late Professor Otto Friedman
A scholarship is awarded to assist a student who at the time of application is enrolled in one or more upper-level social science courses in the Faculty of Arts and has a strong interest in one or more of social theory, social policy and planning, or the role of the arts in society. Applicants should have a grade point average of 7.0 (B+) or better. The divisional committee reserves the right not to make an award in a given year.
Friends of Glendon College Scholarships
Friends of Glendon Scholarships are made available thanks to generous donations from students, alumni and members of the staff, faculty and the community at large. The Friends of Glendon College awards the following scholarships annually to Glendon students. Except where noted, no application is needed.
a) Edward Appathurai Scholarship in International Studies
Awarded to the most outstanding student registered in the final year of the International Studies Program with a minimum overall average of 7.0 (B+).
b) Ian Bingham Memorial Award
Ian Bingham played basketball with a group of his friends at Glendon every Saturday morning for 20 years. This award has been established to commemorate his commitment and enthusiasm for sportsmanship and participation. It will be awarded annually to a Glendon student who has shown exemplary talent in participation, organization and promotion of Glendon sports activities at the local and/or intercollege level. Candidates must have a good academic standing and be nominated by the Glendon sports community. The Friends of Glendon Committee will select the recipient.
c) Brazier Family Prize
This prize, awarded at Glendon convocation, recognizes the special achievement of a graduating student who has overcome major physical challenges in the pursuit of his or her degree. This prize is in honour of the Brazier family, in particular Glendon graduate Heather Brazier who achieved her Bachelor of Arts degree against seemingly impossible physical odds. Faculty members will nominate potential recipients, and these nominee(s) will be forwarded to the Friends of Glendon Committee for a final decision on a recipient.
d) Jean Burnet Scholarship
This scholarship was created in honour of Professor Jean Burnet, specialist in Canadian ethnic relations, founder of the Glendon Sociology Department, and one of the leading members of the Friends of Glendon for many years. The purpose of the award is to give recognition for academic excellence and to provide financial assistance to be applied to graduate school tuition fees. It is presented to a student who is graduating from Glendon College and proceeding to graduate work with a specialization in ethnic relations or Canadian studies. An application may be made to the Friends of Glendon, c/o Student Financial Services, C138 York Hall, before April 30. The Selection Committee reserves the right not to award a scholarship every year.
e) Glendon College Departmental Book Prizes
The departments and the Faculty of Education at Glendon College annually present book prizes to their most outstanding graduating student(s).
f) Adele Kuperstein Memorial Scholarship for the Social Sciences
This scholarship, established in memory of a Glendon student, Adele Kuperstein, is awarded annually to a full-time student entering fourth year at Glendon College who is majoring in one of the social sciences (e.g. sociology, psychology, economics, political science, history, linguistics) and possesses an outstanding overall average in that discipline. It will not be awarded to any person already selected to be a recipient of any other major York University scholarship. The value of this award will be applied toward tuition fees for courses offered by Glendon.
g) Lori Ann Marshall Memorial Prize
Donor: The Family of Lori Ann Marshall
The student recipient will be a person with a chronic physical disability who is also in financial need; the student is to be chosen by a committee selected by Student Affairs, Glendon.
h) Edgar McInnis Book Prize in Canadian History
This award is presented annually to the graduating student with the highest achievement in Canadian history at Glendon.
i) Edgar McInnis Book Prize in European History
This award is presented annually to the graduating student with the highest achievement in European history at Glendon.
j) Monica McQueen Scholarship in Economics
An annual scholarship is awarded to the Glendon student entering third or fourth year in the Economics Program with the highest average.
k) Prix Molière
This prize is awarded annually to a Glendon student (full-time or part-time) who has made a specially important contribution to the year's work in Theatre Glendon in whatever capacity-acting, direction, design, technical construction and operation etc. The award is independent of grades. The value of this award may be divided between two recipients. Under normal circumstances, the recipient will be graduating or continuing at Glendon.
l) John Pollard Award
This award is named in honour of John Pollard, one of the original security officers at Glendon. It is given annually by the Student Union to a graduating student of Glendon for outstanding contribution to student affairs and activities and to the social and cultural life of Glendon while maintaining a good academic standing. The award carries a modest monetary stipend. No application is necessary.
m) Escott Reid Bilingual Scholarship
An annual scholarship is awarded to the most outstanding student graduating from an Honours program at Glendon who holds the Certificate of Bilingual Competence and is enrolling in a graduate program.
n) Escott Reid Plaque
First awarded in 1965-1966, the Escott Reid Plaque is presented annually at the Recreation Glendon dinner/dance to the outstanding male and female athletes of Glendon in their graduating year. Selection is based on athletic performance, sportsmanship, leadership and scholastics. The recipients' names are inscribed on the standing trophy which resides permanently at the Proctor Field House. The recipients themselves receive a replica of the plaque for their own possession.
o) Joseph R. Starobin Memorial Tuition Scholarship
An annual scholarship is awarded to a third-year Glendon student in the Honours, bilingual program majoring in the social sciences, on the basis of merit as decided by the Department of Political Science. The cash value will be applied to tuition fees for the fourth year. Interested students should contact the Political Science Department.
Herman Geiger-Torel Memorial Prize
Donor: Friends and Colleagues of Herman Geiger-Torel
This award is made annually to an outstanding graduating student in the design area of the Department of Theatre, Faculty of Fine Arts. The prize, awarded for excellence in achievement in theatrical design studies, is in memory of Herman Geiger-Torel, founder of the Canadian Opera Company. This award is made in the spring.
H.K. Girling Literature Prize
Donor: Girling Family
The H.K. Girling Literature Prize was established by friends and family in memory of Professor Harry K. Girling, a member of the York University English Department from 1962 to 1984. The prize is awarded annually, on the recommendation of the English Department, to a student enrolled in a 2000- or 3000-level English course. Its basis is an outstanding essay written for that course, by a student who shows commitment to literature in both the classroom and in other ways. Submissions will include both a clean copy of the essay and an accompanying letter written by the student detailing his or her commitment to literature and to connecting his or her studies to contemporary culture. An application is required to be eligible for this prize.
Norman Gledhill Book Prize
Awarded each year after grades processing to the fourth-year Honours kinesiology and health science major student, who has completed a minimum of 105 credits, has a minimum 6.0 (B) cumulative average in both academic and practicum courses, and has the highest cumulative grade point average in kinesiology and health science courses. A student may only receive this award once.
Reginald Godden Scholarship
Donor: Austin Clarkson
The Reginald Godden Scholarship is given annually to a third or fourth-year music major in recognition of outstanding achievement in contemporary music performance. The scholarship was established by Professor Emeritus Austin Clarkson in memory of pianist and educator Reginald Godden.
Walter Gordon Book Prize in Canadian Studies
Donor: Walter Gordon
An annual prize is awarded, on the recommendation of the course director of AS/HUMA 4200 6.0/AS/SOSC 4200 6.0, to the author of the best paper written in that course. Candidates will be expected to have maintained high academic standing throughout their program.
Governor-General's Silver Medals
Donor: Governor-General of Canada
Silver Medals will be awarded annually at the spring convocation to three graduating students in the final year of an Honours program who have shown the highest distinction in scholarship at York University. The recipients will be chosen by the Senate Committee on Admissions, Recruitment and Student Assistance (SCARSA) on the basis of academic excellence.
Ivana Guglietti-Kelly Prize for Qualitative Research in Psychology
Donor: Family and Friends of Ivana Guglietti-Kelly
This prize has been established to honour Ivana Guglietti-Kelly whose interest and work in qualitative methods led to the first publication from the Department of Psychology at York University to be included in The Journal of Phenomenological Psychology. Each year both graduate and undergraduate students in any of the departments of Psychology at York (Arts, Atkinson, Glendon, Graduate Studies) will be invited to submit completed work in competition for this prize. The work may be historical, theoretical, or empirical, but will be distinguished by its focus on qualitative methods illuminating psychological processes. There will be one graduate and one undergraduate award.
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