Fall Semester Awards
During the application period for each of these awards, a link will become active in your Dawson College Omnivox portal (Student Services / Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships) that will lead you to the form you must complete and submit before the deadline, as well as information concerning other materials that may be required.
Fall Semester Awards Application Period will be from September 15th-30th.
Awarded to a first year Dawson student in their first year at Dawson who has a satisfactory academic record, can demonstrate financial need and involvement in community service/volunteer activities and has had success in overcoming obstacles in the pursuit of learning.
- are a first year student,
- have a satisfactory academic record (transcripts from highschool)
- can demonstrate financial need,
- can demonstrate success in overcoming obstacles in the pursuit of learning, and
- are a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
- in addition to their application, must provide two reference letters by the deadline (reference persons may email them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org)
This prize was established in the name of Glay Sperling, the founder of the Cinema-Communications department at Dawson College.
This prize is given to an ALC student who, during their first year in one of the following disciplines: Art History, Cinema, Drama, Fine Arts, or Music, has demonstrated overall academic achievement as well as great potential for success.
- be a second year ALC day student
- must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
- have demonstrated overall academic achievement
- great potential for success in at least one of the following disciplines: Art History, Cinema, Drama, Fine Arts, Music, as well as overall academic achievement
To apply: students who have taken an eligible course will receive a MIO in September with application information.
The Tony Proudfoot Outdoor Education Award is granted in honour of Tony Proudfoot, who made significant contributions to the Dawson College Physical Education Department as a Teacher, Coordinator of Outdoor Education, and Chairperson of the Department. It was established to enable students to take an intensive outdoor education course that they may not otherwise be able to afford. This fund will allow more students, as future leaders of our community, to pursue an educational experience that promotes leadership, adventure, cooperation, teamwork and environmental awareness.
Given to a student who has taken an eligible Outdoor Education Course during the course of which they have demonstrated any or all of the following qualities: exemplary leadership, a sense of adventure, teamwork, environmental awareness, the ability to overcome adversity, the initiative to support other people in challenging situations in one of the eligible outdoor education courses offered by the Physical Education Department.
- be a day student
- have taken an eligible outdoor education course offered by the Physical Education Department
- have demonstrated exemplary leadership, a sense of adventure, teamwork and/or other qualities, during the time of the eligible outdoor education course taken
Students who have taken and eligible course will receive a MIO when the application period is open. The eligible courses will be listed in the MIO.
Application Not Required
These awards are either Nomination-Based or Grade-Based.
You cannot apply for these awards. If you have been nominated, we will contact you directly to let you know. However, if you feel you would be a good candidate, you could discuss a particular award opportunity with a teacher. In most cases teachers and staff members can nominate.
This award is offered by the Association of Dawson Professionals in memory of David Oliver, who was a beloved member of the Student Services staff who died at a young age and is fondly remembered by his colleagues and the students whose lives he touched. Oliver's café in 2C.17 is named after David!
The David Oliver Award is given to a second or third year student in good academic standing, whose involvement in extracurricular activities shows great leadership promise and who best exemplifies the sense of responsibility and integrity within student activities that David Oliver worked so hard to engendre.
- be a second or third year day student
- be in good academic standing
- be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
- have been involved in extracurricular activities, during which you have demonstrated great leadership promise, a sense of responsibility, and integrity
You cannot apply for these awards. If you become a recipient, we will inform you in early November.
This award is given in memory of Peter Berlow, who taught chemistry at Dawson College for many years. In creating this award, the Math & Science Council chose to celebrate students who demonstrate Peter's determination to learn, to understand and to aspire to excellence.
It is given to a Science student who has the highest average in a minimum of six Science courses at the end of first year.
- be a full-time day science student
- have the highest average in a minimum of six (6) science courses at the end of first year
This award was established by the late Mirjehan Janmohamed, a beloved Chemistry teacher at Dawson.
Given to a student in regular stream Pure and Applied or Health Science based on performance in Chemistry and the overall Science average in first year.
- be second year day student in Pure and Applied Science (200P2) or Health Science (200H2)
- have taken four or more Science courses in first year (Fall and Winter semesters)
- have maintained an 80% average or over
- be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
- not be the recipient of the Berlow Science Prize
These are awards that are offered to students in certain programs. Some information is here, but the recipient selection is taken care of through each specific department. Please contact your Program Coordinator for more information.
Given to a graduated student who has the highest overall averge in Anthropology courses. Student must have taken 3 courses. Department makes final decision following grade review.
- have taken three Anthropology courses
- have excelled in Anthropology while at Dawson
The CAE Tech : Program your career! initiative encourages future technicians from various fields to start a career at CAE by offering traineeships that are integrated in the workplace.
CAE will offer the following to two students registered full-time at each participating institution:
- $1,000 scholarship;
- $300 tuition subsidy every semester until program completion;
- paid internship(s) or summer job(s);
- potential on-call contract work during the school year until program completion*;
- potential full-time job offer upon completion of studies;
- mentoring services to guide students during their participation in the program.
- be legally entitled to work in Canada;
- be registered full-time in one of the participating educational institutions (as defined by the institution), and in a technical program of studies in computer technology, avionics or computer networking;
- be on track to complete their first year of studies;
- not be failing academically;
- be recommended by the College
- be available and able to carry out the traineeships at CAE over the course of the program.
*CAE prioritizes the trainees' studies and is committed to accommodating their school schedule. In addition, selection of grant holders will also take into consideration CAE's values of diversity and inclusiveness.
This award is given to a student who during their first year of studies has excelled academically, but has also distinguished themselves in terms of their active involvement in their program and outstanding effort in their work.
- has grades of 80% or over
- is still a student (preferrably in second year) of Dawson College
This award is given in recognition of clinical and academic excellence, empathetic and therapeutic communications with patients and their families and contribution to Nursing Department activities.
This award was established in October 2018 by the family in loving memory of Jennifer Manitt after her passing in March of 2018. Born Jennifer Pratt on July 7, 1951, in Lachine, she was part of the first graduating class of Dawson College’s nursing program in 1972. She started her career at the Montreal Children’s Hospita, after which she joined the palliative-care unit at the Royal Vic in 1996. She spent close to four decades caring in nursing. The decision to create this bursary was motivated by the excellent care provided by a second year Dawson College Nursing student in March 2018 and a tribute to the compassion that Jennifer provided her patients over 40 years.
Awarded to a second or third year Nursing student who has demonstrated during clinical performance a high degree of empathy, compassion and a gentle bedside manner.
This award was initiated by Montreal General Hospital School of Nursing graduates teaching in Dawson's Nursing Program.
This award is given in recognition of clinical and academic excellence, empathetic and therapeutic communication with patients, and contributions to Nursing Department activities.
This award was created in 2003 on the occassion of the 50th anniversary of the marriage of Beryl and Willy Moser. Beryl's connection to Dawson is strong, as she was one of the first librarians hired to work at Dawson in 1969 and worked at the Dawson College Library for 30 years. Beryl and Willy attended many theatrical productions around the world, including many Dawson productions. Her passion for the theatre led to the founding of this award, which recognizes great acting potential. She remains an active member of the Dawson Community by taking part in many activities, and supporting this award as well as the Rose Pearlman Award for Nursing students.
This award is given in recognition of the Professional Theatre Program student who, at the end of their second year, shows the greatest acting potential.
- you must be a second year Professional Theatre student
- you must have shown great acting potential during your second year in the program
This award is given in recognition of a first year Professional Theatre student who combines team spirit with outstanding acting.
- you must be a first year Professional Theatre student
- you must have demonstrated both team spirit and outstanding acting during your first year in the program
The Victor Knight Memorial Scholarship for Perseverance is granted in honour of Victor Knight, one of the founders of Dawson College's Professional Theatre Department. He made significant contributions to the lives of actors by teaching and directing at Dawson for over 30 years. He was also president of ACTRA, and helped found the Actra Fraternal Benefit Society to provide healthcare and pensions to performers and writers across Canada. The Victor Knight Memorial Scholarship for Perseverance was established to support a first year Professional Theatre student in their second year of the program.
Awarded to a first year Professional Theatre student in good standing to provide support for their second year in the Program.
- must be a first year Professional Theatre Program student
- must be in good standing
- must demonstrate strong perseverance and dedication to the Program despite challenges
- must apply to the Chairperson of the Department by the deadline
This award is given to a Creative Arts student, a Liberal Arts student and a Social Science student who have excelled in Religious Studies courses while at Dawson.
- must have taken, as a day student, at least two "370" courses during 3 sessions starting from a year ago
- must have excelled in religious studies courses
The children of the late James Mervyn Upham, as graduates of Dawson College, offer this bursary in honour of their late father, who was a social worker in Montreal, in order to assist Social Service students who have challenging financial means.
This bursary is given to second year Social Service student who demonstrates professionalism and a commitment to core social work values (i.e. service to humanity; pursuit of social justice; integrity; competence and confidentiality in professional practice; respect for inherent dignity and worth of persons; understand the importance and centrality of human relationships).
- Must be a full-time student in your second year of the Social Service program
- Must be in good academic standing (have a 70% average or above during your time at Dawson College)
- Must be able to demonstrate professionalism and a commitment to core social work values (i.e., service to humanity; pursuit of social justice; integrity; competence and confidentiality in professional practice; respect for inherent dignity and worth of persons; understand the importance and centrality of human relationships)
Second year Social Service students will receive a MIO with inforamtion on how to apply, when the application period opens.