Winter Semester Awards

Overview

Important

Most Winter Semester Awards are offered to graduating students only, with a few exceptions that are labeled as follows:

* Non-graduating students only
** Non-graduating and graduating students

To be considered a graduating student: You must meet all of the requirements of the DEC including the passing all of your courses, the English exit exam and comprehensive examination by May 31st.

Note: Winter 2023 graduating students include those who graduated in Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and those who will be graduating in Winter 2023.

Application Required

Application-Based awards

During the application 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 form you must complete and submit before the deadline, as well as information concerning other materials that may be required.

 

Note

Winter Semester Awards Application Period will be from March 22 – April 5, 2023.

Campus Life and Leadership Award of Merit

Value: $1500.00

This award is given to a student who is committed to improving student life at Dawson, while achieving and maintaining a high level of academic success. The student must have demonstrated this commitment through their participation, involvement, leadership, and/or initiative in Campus Life and Leadership activities.



Eligibility Criteria:
  • Be a graduating Day student
  • Have grades 75% or higher
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to improving and/or enhancing student life at Dawson though participation, involvement, leadership, and/or initiative in Campus Life and Leadership activities

Application Period: March 22nd, 2023 - April 5th, 2023

Hellenic Studies Award

Value: $1000.00

Created in 2011 by the Hellenic Studies Centre of Dawson College to recognize and promote students' interest and commitment to Hellenic Studies.

This award is given to a graduating day student who is in good academic standing and has taken or is in the process of taking 3 courses related to Hellenic Studies.


Eligibility Criteria:
  • Be a graduating Day student
  • Be currently registered at Dawson
  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have taken or be in the process of taking 3 courses related to Hellenic Studies while studying at Dawson
  • Demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to Hellenic Studies

Application Period: March 22nd, 2023 - April 5th, 2023

Jennifer Harris Memorial Humanities Award

Value: $500.00

​The Jennifer Harris Memorial Humanities Award aims to acknowledge the formative impact of the humanities on Dawson College students and to reward one student with formal recognition for their superior academic achievement.

This award is given to a graduating day student who either did well in all their Dawson Humanities courses or who showed substantial improvement in their Humanities courses during their time at Dawson.


Eligibility Criteria:
  • Be a graduating Day student in good academic standing
  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
  • Plan on continuing beyond the DEC at the university level, or pursuing creative or performing arts, studying art or design at the college level, or doing humanitarian work, or engaging in other noteworthy projects during the year immediately following graduation from Dawson
  • Must provide 2 letters of reference by teachers or mentors who can attest to their all-around character (in terms of academics, athletics, community services, etc.). Ideally one letter should be from a teacher of Humanities at Dawson, and one letter from a second person of their choosing. Reference persons may email their letters directly to awards@dawsoncollege.qc.ca.
Special Notes:

All supporting documents and letters must be submitted before the application deadline.


Application Period: March 22nd, 2023 - April 5th, 2023

Raymond Ellis Memorial Award

Value: $500.00

This award is named after Raymond Ellis who was killed in 2005 in a tragic case of mistaken identity. Raymond graduated from Social Science in 2001 and at the time of his passing was a local business man.

This award is offered to a Black Social Science student in good academic standing who aspires to have a career in business or as an entrepreneur and has a caring attitude towards others.


Eligibility Criteria:
  • Be a Black student in the Social Science program
  • Be a graduating student in good academic standing
  • Aspire to have a career in business or as an entrepreneur
  • Have exhibited entrepreneurial aptitude, dedication, and commitment to hard work, and demonstrate a positive, passionate, caring attitude towards others
  • Provide one letter of reference by the application deadline date (reference persons may email their letters directly to awards@dawsoncollege.qc.ca)
Special Notes:

All supporting documents and letters must be submitted before the application deadline.


Application Period: March 22nd, 2023 - April 5th, 2023

Rob Springer Memorial Award

Value: $500.00

This award is named after Rob Springer an employee of the Dawson Helpdesk/IST who lost his life in February 2015. Rob was larger than life, both throughout the College in his role in IST and at PARC where he was known as Bear for his tireless support of and help to the teams, especially the women's hockey team. His legacy lives on through this award.

​Given to a graduating member of the women's hockey team who has demonstrated a sense of True Blue spirit.


Eligibility Criteria:
  • ​Be a full-time graduating Day student
  • Be a member of the women's hockey team
  • Have demonstrated a sense of True Blue spirit, commitment, encouragement, and integrity during participation on the women's hockey team
Special Notes:

Eligible students will receive a MIO with information on how to apply, when the application period opens.


Application Period: January 30th, 2023 - February 6th, 2023


Tony Proudfoot Outdoor Education Award - Winter **

Value: $250.00

​​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 which they 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.


Eligibility Criteria:
  • Be a Day student
  • Have taken an eligible outdoor education course offered by the Physical Education Department in the previous semester
  • Have demonstrated exemplary leadership, a sense of adventure, teamwork and/or other qualities, during the eligible outdoor education course
Special Notes:

​​Students who have taken an eligible course will receive a MIO with with information on how to apply when the application period opens.


Application Period: TBD

William McCallum Memorial Scholarship

Value: $1000.00

The William McCallum Memorial Scholarship for the study of Law was established in 1977 in recognition of the contribution and many years of service given to Dawson College by the late William McCallum, Chairman of the Board of Governors from 1971 to 1977.​

​This award is given to a graduating day student who will be studying Law in university in the upcoming fall and who shows a high probability of responsible citizenship, and academic and professional success. The recipient is selected based on scholarship, character, leadership, and community involvement.


Eligibility Criteria:
  • Be a a Day student graduating this June
  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Provide proof of admission in a Law program at university for the upcoming fall semester
  • Provide 2 letters of reference by the deadline (reference persons may email them directly to awards@dawsoncollege.qc.ca)
Special Notes:

All supporting documents and letters must be submitted before the application deadline.


Application Period: March 22nd, 2023 - April 5th, 2023

 

Application Not Required

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

Nomination-Based awards:

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.

Anastasia De Sousa Memorial Award

Value: $1500.00

​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.


Eligibility Criteria:
  • 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

Who can nominate: AccessAbility Centre Staff can nominate students for this award.

Nomination Period: March 22nd, 2023 - April 5th, 2023

Bruno Mital 'B' Positive Scholarship

Value: $1000.00

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.


Eligibility Criteria:
  • Be a graduating Day student
  • Have gone above and beyond to help their community without seeking recognition.

Who can nominate: Dawson College faculty, staff, and students can nominate students for this award.

Nomination Period: March 22nd, 2023 - April 5th, 2023

Lieutenant Governor's Youth Medal **

​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.


Eligibility Criteria:
  • 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
Special Notes:

​Dawson College will select up to two students to nominate for this award. The Lieutenant Governor's Office will contact the recipients directly.


Who can nominate: Dawson College faculty or staff members can nominate students for this award.

Nomination Period: November 30th, 2022 - December 8th, 2022

Paul Gallagher Award

Value: $500.00

T​his 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.


Eligibility Criteria:
  • 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

Who can nominate: Dawson College faculty or staff members can nominate students for this award.

Nomination Period: March 22nd, 2023 - April 5th, 2023

 

Grade-Based Awards

You cannot apply for these awards. If you become a recipient, we will inform you in June.

Governor General's Collegiate Bronze Medal

​The Governor General’s Academic Medal was first awarded in 1873 by the Earl of Dufferin, and has since become one of the most prestigious awards that a student in a Canadian educational institution can receive. The governor general of Canada continues this tradition of encouraging scholarship across the nation and recognizing outstanding students.

​The COLLEGIATE BRONZE medal is awarded to the student who achieves the highest overall average upon graduation from a diploma-level, post-secondary program (minimum two-year, full-time duration).


Eligibility Criteria:
  • Be a graduating Day student
  • ​Have the highest overall average upon graduation from a diploma-level, post-secondary program (minimum two-year, full-time duration)
  • Meet the conditions of the Academic Honours ISEP Policy

 

Department Awards

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.

Community Recreation Leadership Tech

Holly Bockus Outdoor Education Award *

The Holly Bockus "Play it Forward" Award was started after Holly's death and is used to give a small financial award to a first year student.

Given to a first year student who shows creativity, empathy, and other characteristics important to Holly Bockus.​


Eligibility Criteria:
  • Be a first year CRLT student
  • Have, during their first year, shown creativity, empathy, and other characteristics important to Holly

Josie Gotfrit Memorial Scholarship

Value: $1000.00

This scholarship was created as a living memorial by the friends of Josie Gotfrit who was a CRLT faculty member, in order to help support a student who has demonstrated the the kind of human values that Josie personified: warmth, caring and strength.

​This scholarship is given to a student graduating from the CRLT progam and continuing on to study recreation and leisure or other human services.


Eligibility Criteria:
  • Be a graduating CRLT student
  • Be continuing on to the study of recreation and leisure or other human services at the university level this upcoming fall

A. Ross Seaman Memorial Scholarship for Leadership *

Value: $500.00

​Ross Seaman's influence is remembered by many organizations, friends and colleagues. So much so, that a scholarship in his name was established several years ago. The A. Ross Seaman Memorial Scholarship epitomizes those influences he had on people. Each of the five organizations he worked with give a scholarship in his memory.

This scholarship is presented by the CRLT program each year to a second year student who displays leadership, community service, caring and a genuine concern for others inside and outside of CRLT.


Eligibility Criteria:
  • Be a CRLT student, who during their second year displayed leadership, community service, caring and a genuine concern for others inside and outside of CRLT

CRLT Faculty Award

​Given to a graduating CRLT student who best exemplifies the skills and qualities of a recreational professional.


Eligibility Criteria:
  • Be a graduating CRLT student
  • Not be going on to study at university this upcoming fall
  • Be in good academic standing

Enriched Science

Enriched Science - Outstanding Activity Award *

This award of a gift certificate for a book is given in recognition of the Enriched Science student who has contributed significantly to the life of the program, as well as for academic achievement in Science.


Special Notes:

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

Interior Design

Michael Hendy Award *

Value: $1000.00

The award commemorates the intelligence, drive and creativity of Michael Hendy, a graduate of the Interior Design program who passed away in 2010, at the age of 24, from meningitis.

This award is given to a first year student who has demonstrated academic promise in Interior Design at Dawson College and financial need.


Eligibility Criteria:
  • Be a first year full-time Interior Design student
  • Have obtained an average of at least 70% in their first semester
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need

Journeys

Journeys Award **

Value: $1000.00

​The Journeys Award recognizes a Dawson student who self-identifies as Indigenous and demonstrates a remarkable dedication to reaching their educational goals, a commitment to serving their community, and a positive influence on peers.


Eligibility Criteria:
  • Self identifiy as Indigenous
  • Have demonstrated a remarkable dedication to reaching their educational goals, a committment to serving their community and having been a positive influence on their peers
Special Notes:

​Students do not have to be part of the Journeys program to be eligible.

Nursing

Rose Pearlman Award

Value: $500.00

This award was founded by Beryl Moser in 1997, in honour of her mother, Rose Pearlman's 90th birthday. Rose was a former Winnipegger who studied and graduated with her Registered Nursing degree in the 1920's at the California Lutheran Hospital and practiced in Los Angeles until 1930 when she returned to Canada to marry Sidney Pearlman. During the depression she​ practiced nursing in the homes of terminally ill patients. When questioned on the award requirements, Rose replied "the person should be pleasant". As such the main criteria became bedside excellence.

​Given to a graduating student with outstanding empathy, communication skills and competent bedside manner.


Professional Theatre

Gary Plaxton Memorial Award

Value: $500.00

​Gary Plaxton was a major player in the theatrical industry in Canada: actor, producer, film maker. He taught Acting for Camera at Dawson as well as Pre-U Drama courses. He was well loved, generous, had a great sense of humour and dedication to the industry and his students. This annual award is made possible by a generous donation from his daughter, Elizabeth Plaxton.

This award is given to the graduating Professional Theatre student in good standing who best exemplifies the qualities of dedication, generosity, and respect for the profession.


Eligibility Criteria:
  • ​Be a graduating Professional Theatre student
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Exemplify the qualities of dedication, generosity, and respect for the theatre profession

Bertrand A. Henry Memorial Award

Value: $500.00

​This award was created to honour Bert Henry, a founder of the Professional Theatre program, by supporting graduating students who wish to create a production using the skills they acquired and refined at Dawson College.

This award is given to a graduating Professional Theatre student who wishes to create a production using the skills they acquired and refined at Dawson College.


Eligibility Criteria:
  • Be a graduating Professional Theatre student
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have demonstrated determination, initiative, and creativity in their projects
  • Provide an appendix about the project, including a budget, which they intend to produce following graduation

Cynthia Hendrickson Memorial Award

Value: $500.00

This award is offered in honour of Cynthia Hendrickson, who was a founder of the Professional Theatre program, who taught dance and movement for decades.

This award is given to a student graduating from the Professional Theatre program who has demonstrated collaboration, shown respect and generosity toward their peers, and has excelled both academically and professionally.


Eligibility Criteria:
  • ​Be a graduating Professional Theatre student
  • Have demontrated collaboration, shown respect and generosity toward their peers and have excelled academically and professionally

Psychology

Psychology Profile Award **

​This award would like to honour students who are in their final year and have completed the Psychology profile requirements with an 80% or above average. The recipient(s) must also demonstrate
their community engagement.


Eligibility Criteria:
  • Be a student in their final year at Dawson
  • Have completed the Psychology profile requirements with an 80% or above average
  • Be able to demonstrate their community engagement
  • Submit a letter of intent to the Psychology profile coordinator
Special Notes:

​For more information: Contact the Profile Coordinator of Psychology: psychology@dawsoncollege.qc.ca



Last Modified: January 19, 2023