Fall Semester Awards

APPLICATION REQUIRED

  • Application-Based awards:
    These are awards that require you to submit an application. The criteria is different for each award.During the application period, each of these awards will have an active “Apply Here” link that will lead you to form you must complete and submit before the deadline, as well as information concerning other materials that may be required.Information concerning the Application Period for the upcoming Fall Awards  will be available here in mid to late September.

Aditya Youth Trust Fund Scholarship

Value: Numerous awards of  $300 – $500

Eligibility criteria: Given to a student in their first year at Dawson who has a satisfactory academic record, can demonstrable financial need, involvement in community service/volunteer activities, and has had success in overcoming obstacles in the pursuit of learning. Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident. Total family income must not exceed $50,000 per year (will be verified).

Deadline to apply:  Application information will be available in September

Dawson Teachers' Union Women in Engineering Scholarship

The award was instituted as a memorial scholarship following the massacre of women at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal in December, 1989. The objective is to support and encourage women to enter and complete Engineering Technology programs.

Value: $800 per year; renewable for 2 years

Eligibility Criteria: Given to a Dawson student who has completed their first year of the following programs, Computer Science, Lab Tech – Analytical Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electronics or  Mechanical Engineering.

Please verify in September 2019 to see if this award will be offered in 2019.

Glay Sperling Prize

Value: $750

Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a 2nd year Arts, Literature and Communication (ALC) student who, in completing the first year of the program, has demonstrated 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.

Deadline to apply:  Application information will be available in September

RFCM Scholarship

Each year, the 12 CEGEPs on the island of Montreal provide a post-secondary education to 40,000 students enrolled full-time and part-time in more than 60 different programs in pre-university and career/technical studies to fill the need for skilled labour in major economic sectors.

Value: $1000

Eligibility Criteria: Given to a student who has been enrolled full-time in a DEC or AEC program for at least three semesters. (AEC students must have completed 50% of their courses), maintained an average of 80%, demonstrated a commitment to studies and college life and provide a letter of reference from a teacher or staff member at their college.

Deadline to apply:  Application information will be available in September

Tony Proudfoot Outdoor Education Award

Value: $250

This 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.

Eligibility Criteria: 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. Must also be able to demonstrate financial need.

Deadline to apply: Students who have taken an eligible course will receive a MIO when the application period is open (September). The eligible courses will be listed in the MIO.

 

APPLICATION NOT REQUIRED

These awards are either Nomination-Based or Grade-Based.

  • Nomination-Based awards:
    There are different criteria for each of these awards. You do not apply for these awards. If you have been nominated, we will contact you directly to let you know.

David Oliver Award

The David Oliver Award is offered by the Association of Dawson Professionals to a student whose involvement in extracurricular activities shows great leadership promise. David Oliver 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.

Value: $500

Eligibility Criteria: Preferably have completed a year of studies. Involvement in extracurricular activities and shows great leadership promise. Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

To apply: Application is not required. Students are nominated by Dawson staff who work closely with Dawson students.  Once the nominations are in, the nominees will be notified by the Awards Office.

  • Grade-Based Awards:
    There are different criteria for each of these awards.  You do not apply for these awards. If you are a recipient we will inform you in early November.

Anthropology Book Prize

Value: Book certificate

Eligibility Criteria: Given to a graduated student who has the highest overall averge in Anthropology courses. Student must have taken 3 Anthropology courses. Department makes final decision following grade review. 

To apply: Application is not required. The recipient of this award will be notified by the Awards Office in November.

Berlow Science Prize

Value: $100

Eligibility Criteria: Given to a Science student who has the highest average in a minimum of six Science courses at the end of first year.

To apply: Application is not required. The recipient of this award will be notified by the Awards Office in November.

Continuing Education Achievement Award

Value: $250

Eligibility Criteria: Given to a Continuing Education student with the highest overall average in a minimum of four Continuing Education courses in the previous academic year.

To apply: Application is not required. The recipient of this award will be notified by the Awards Office in November.

First and Second Year Achievement Awards

Value: $250

Eligibility Criteria: Given to students who obtain the highest average (minimum of 85%) in the first year of each Pre-University program and in both the first and second year of a Career program.

To apply: Application is not required. The recipients of these scholarships will be notified by the Awards Office in November.

Mirjehan Janmohamed Award for Science

Value: $250

Eligibility Criteria: Given to a student in regular stream Pure and Applied or Health Science at the end of the first year, based on performance in Chemistry and the overall Science average. Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Minimum average of 80%.

To apply: Application is not required. The recipient of this award will be notified by the Awards Office in November.

Outstanding Achievement in Religion Courses Awards

Value: Book certificate

Eligibility Criteria: ​This award is given to a Creative Arts student, a Liberal Arts student, and a Social Science student who have excelled in the study of religion while at Dawson.  Student must have taken at least two “370” courses.

To apply: Application is not required. The recipients of these scholarships will be notified by the Awards Office in November.

 

Department Awards

These are awards that are offered to students in certain programs. Some information is here, but the applications are taken care of through each specific department.  Please contact your Program Coordinator for more information.

Enriched Science Department Awards

Enriched Science Award

A book certificate is granted to the Enriched Science student who has contributed significantly to the life of the program as well as for academic achievement in Science

For more information: Contact the Enriched Science Coordinator: enrichedscience@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

Modern Languages Department Awards

Languages Profile Award

Value: $50

Eligibility Criteria: This award is given to two students who have completed their first year during which they have excelled academically, but also have distinguished themselves in terms of their active involvement in their program and outstanding effort in their work.

You do not have to apply for this award, names are put forth by Modern Languages Faculty members.

Nursing Department Awards

Alumnae Association of the Royal Victoria Hospital Training School for Nurses Scholarship

Established in 2012 by the Royal Victoria Nursing Alumnae Association.

Value: $250

Eligibility Criteria: 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.

Anne-Marie Howlett Memorial Award

This award was established in 1983 in memory of Anne-Marie Howlett, beloved daughter of Ellen and Michael Howlett. Anne-Marie was an outstanding and valued student of the nursing program who passed away in 1982. This is the 33rd year that we are offering this award. The award is given in recognition of performance and personal qualities.

Value: $1,000

Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to two Nursing students at the end of first year on the basis of performance, personal qualities and need.

More information here.

Jennifer Manitt Memorial Award

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.

Jennifer Manitt started her career at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and 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.

Value: $500

Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to one second or third year nursing student based on clinical performance.

Clinical Performance: The chosen candidate must demonstrate a high degree of empathy, excellent communication skills and a compassionate and gentle bedside manner.

Application information: To be announced.

More information here.

Montreal General Hospital Alumnae Award

Initiated by MGH School of Nursing graduates teaching in Dawson’s Nursing Program

Value: $250

Eligibility Criteria: Given to a maximum of four Nursing students at the end of their second year to recognize clinical and academic excellence, empathetic and therapeutic communication with patients, and contributions to Nursing Department activities.

Professional Theatre Department Awards

Beryl and Willy Moser Award for Theatre

Established by the family and friends of Beryl Moser, longtime librarian at Dawson, and her husband Willy.

Value: $400

Eligibility Criteria: This award is granted to the Professional Theatre Program student who, at the end of their second year, shows the greatest acting potential.

For more information: Contact department chairperson

Valerie Marino 'Rookie of the Year' Award

Value: $150

Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to a first year Professional Theatre student who combines team spirit with outstanding acting potential.

Social Service Department Awards

James Mervyn Upham Bursary

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.

Value: $1,000

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Must be a full-time student in your second year of the Social Studies program
  • Must be in good academic standing (have a 70% average or above during your time at Dawson College)
  • Must be able to demonstrate financial need
  • 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)

Special Notes: An application and personal statement must be submitted by the deadline.  Second year Social Service Department students will receive a MIO with the application information in September.

Apply here



Last Modified: September 19, 2019