During the nomination period for each of these awards, a link will become active in your Dawson College Omnivox portal (Student Services > Awards and Scholarships) that will lead you to the nomination form.
Winter Semester Awards are offered to graduating students, with the exception of the awards with a ♦ after the name
This award commemorates the intelligence, drive, and determination of Anastasia De Sousa, who was killed during the shooting tragedy at Dawson College on September 13, 2006.
This award is given to a full-time (or deemed full-time) graduating student, who has a learning disability and has been able to overcome one or more major obstacles on the road to academic success. They must be studying at the Cegep level for the first time and have an overall average of at least 70% in every semester they have been at Dawson.
- Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
- Be a Day or evening full-time (or deemed full-time) graduating student
- Be studying at Cegep for the first time
- Have a learning disability (does not need to be registered with the AccessAbility department)
- Have maintained an overall average of at least 70% while studying at Dawson
- Be able to attend Convocation (if applicable) where the award will be presented by the De Sousa family
Bruno Mital was a graduate of the Community Recreation and Leadership Training (CRLT) program here at Dawson College whose life was cut short by pancreatic cancer in the summer of 2014. He believed in community and worked with organizations such as Kids Help Phone, Scouts Canada, and CCS. He later became involved with the Dawson College board of governors and was the chairperson of the board for two years. Bruno always had a kind word or deed for all (including strangers) and he was there for many people when they needed help.
This scholarship is designed to recognize a graduating student from Dawson College who has gone above and beyond to help their community, their fellow students, or the Dawson community, without seeking recognition.
- Be a graduating Day student
- Have gone above and beyond to help their community without seeking recognition.
The purpose of the Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal is to recognize the involvement, determination and constant striving of Quebecers who have or have had a positive influence in their community or the Québec nation.
- Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- Reside permanently in Quebec
- Be under 29 years of age
- Be registered in a program recognized by the MInistère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur
- Have demonstrated a sustained voluntary action at the community and social levels OR have shown an inspiring attitude, a positive influence inside a group or community
- Be able to achieve the objectives of their program of study
- Provide a letter of intent
- Be nominated by Dawson College
Dawson College will select up to two students to nominate for this award. The Lieutenant Governor's Office will contact the recipients directly.
This prestigious award is named after Dawson College's first Director General.
Given to up to three graduating students in recognition of community involvement, leadership, and academic achievement.
- Be a graduating Day student in good academic standing
- Have actively contributed to college life and demonstrated leadership by having participated in student government, sports, or other college activities
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 they have demonstrated great leadership promise, a sense of responsibility, and integrity
This award was established by the Fainsilber family in memory of the late Harry Fainsilber, a beloved Mathematics teacher at Dawson.
The Harry Fainsilber Memorial Award is given to a second-year female student who, during her first year, has demonstrated perseverance and determination in the field of Mathematics.
• Be a female full-time second-year student
• Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or refugee
• Have taken minimum 1 Mathematics course in their first year
• Have achieved a minimum grade of 80% in Mathematics
• Have shown perseverance and determination in their studies
• Financial need can also be a factor.