Winter Semester Awards

Important

Winter Semester awards are offered to graduating* students, with the exception of the awards with a ♦ after the name:

* 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 of the year concerned.

Winter 2020 graduating students include those who will have graduated in Summer 2019, Fall 2019 and Winter 2020. In some cases, award recipients must attend the graduation ceremony in the third week of June to receive their award. Please consult individual awards to verify conditions.

 

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 the 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 Winter Awards will be available here in early February.

Field of Study Scholarships

Value: $500

Five scholarships are offered to graduating* students based on their field of study in university in the upcoming fall. One scholarship for each of the following fields of study: Arts & Humanities, Business, Computer Science and/or Engineering, Science, and Social Science.

The basis for selecting the recipients is: scholarship, leadership, community involvement and financial need.

Please note: the field in which you are studying at Dawson is not important, only the field in which you will be studying at university.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • you must be a graduating* day student
  • as well as your application, you must provide 2 letters of reference by the deadline
  • you must be in good academic standing
  • you must provide proof of registration, in the eligible field chosen, at university for the upcoming fall.

Application Period:  Application information will be available in early February.

Apply Here

Fraser Kyle Award

Value: $1,000

The Fraser Kyle Award is awarded to graduating* student entering a Bachelor of Arts program in English Literature. The scholarship is given in the name of Fraser Kyle, a Paul Gallagher Award winner and exceptional student, who wanted to help others study what he loved

Eligibility Criteria: The basis for selecting winners is academic and contribution to the academic environment of the College. This contribution can take many forms. It may include participation in student government, peer tutoring, or involvement in College clubs or other

Special Notes: The personal and academic growth of the student while at Dawson will also be considered. Grades are considered but, they are not the most important criterion. Applicants will be required to provide two reference letters in support of their application.

Application Period:  Application information will be available in early February.

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Hellenic Studies Award

Value: $1,000

This award was created in 2011 by the Hellenic Studies Centre of Dawson College to recognize and promote students’ interest and commitment to Hellenic Studies.

Eligibility Criteria: Must have taken or be in the process of taking 3 courses related to Hellenic Studies while studying at Dawson. Applicants must be currently registered, in good academic standing, and  must be graduating* in June 2018.

Application Deadline:  Application information will be available in early February.

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Jennifer Harris Memorial Humanities Award

Value: $500

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 superior academic achievement

Eligibility Criteria: Dawson College students in their final semester who plan on continuing beyond the DEC at the university level may apply for the award.  We will also consider applications from Dawson students in their final semester who plan on pursuing creative or performing arts, who plan on studying art or design at the college level, or who will do humanitarian work or engage in other noteworthy projects during the upcoming year.

Students who did well in all of their Dawson Humanities courses are encouraged to apply, but we also encourage applications from students who showed substantial improvement in their Humanities courses during their time at Dawson.

Special Notes: Two letters of recommendation are required by teachers or mentors who can attest to the student’s all-around character (in terms of academics, athletics, community service, etc.). Ideally one letter should be from the student’s teacher of Humanities at Dawson, and one letter from a second person of the student’s own choosing.

Application Period:  Application information will be available in early February.

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Raymond Ellis Memorial Award

Value: $500

This award is named after Raymond Ellis who was killed in 2015 in tragic case of mistaken identity. Raymond graduated from social science in 2001 and at the time of his passing, he was a local up and coming business man.

Eligibility Criteria: This award is offered to a graduating* Black male who thrives despite personal barriers. The recipient must be in good academic standing and have an entrepreneurial and/ or business career aspirations.

Special Notes: Applicants will be required to provide two reference letters in support of their application.

Application Period:  Application information will be available in early February.

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Scholarship for Study at a French Language University

Value: $500

This scholarship is given to a graduating* non-francophone student who will be studying (in any field) at a French Language University in the upcoming fall.

The basis for selecting the recipient is: scholarship, leadership, community involvement and financial need.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • you must be a graduating* day student
  • as well as your application, you must provide 2 letters of reference by the deadline
  • your mother tongue must not be French
  • you must be in good academic standing
  • you must provide proof of registration in a French Language University for the upcoming fall.

Application Period:  Application information will be available in early February.

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Tony Proudfoot Outdoor Education Award ♦

Value: $250

This award is granted in honour of Tony Proudfoot, who has made significant contributions to the Dawson College Physical Education Department as a Teacher, Coordinator of Outdoor Education, and Chairperson of the Department.

Eligibility Criteria: Must 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.

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

William McCallum Memorial Scholarship

Value: $500

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.

The William McCallum Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student entering Law who shows high probability of responsible citizenship, academic and professional success

Eligibility Criteria:  Awarded annually to a graduate of Dawson College entering Law at university in the fall immediately after graduation. The basis for selecting winners is as follows: scholarship, character, leadership and community involvement.

Special Notes: You may be able to receive three renewals of this award provided you remain in Law and maintain good academic standing. Applicants will be required to provide two reference letters in support of their application.

Application Period:  Application information will be available in early February.

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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.

Anastasia De Sousa Memorial Award

Value: $1,500

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.

Eligibility Criteria:  This scholarship is awarded to a full-time graduating* student with a documented learning disability who has been able to thrive. To be eligible for this prize, you must be studying at the CEGEP level for the first time, be registered with the College’s Student AccessAbility Centre and have an overall average of at least 70% in every semester you have been at Dawson.

Special Notes: The recipient must be graduating* this June and is required to attend the Convocation ceremony.

Who can nominate:  Student AccessAbiltities Staff

Nomination Period:  Information will be available in early February

Nominate Here

NB: Nominated students will be notified via MIO.

Bruno Mital “B” Positive Scholarship

Value: $1,000

This award 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.  This scholarship is named after Bruno Mital a graduate of the Community Recreation and Leadership Training (CRLT) program here at Dawson College and chairperson of the Dawson College Board  of Governor’s for two years.

Eligibility Criteria: Presented to a graduating* student. Potential winners are nominated each spring by Dawson staff, faculty and students.

Who can nominate:  Dawson Faculty, Staff and Students can nominate during the nomination period.

Nomination Period:  Information will be available in early February

Nominate Here

NB: Nominated students will be notified via MIO.

Campus Life and Leadership Award of Merit

Value: $1,500

The Student Affairs Award of Merit is presented annually to a graduating student who has demonstrated through their participation, involvement, leadership and/or initiative a commitment to improving and/or enhancing student life at Dawson, while achieving and maintaining a high level of academic success.

Criteria:

  • must have maintained a 75% average or higher
  • nominated students will be contacted by MIO to provide a letter of intent by deadline of March 29

Nominated students must meet all of the requirements of the DEC before receiving the award including passing all of your courses, the English exit exam and comprehensive examination by May 31, 2019.

Who can nominate:  Student Services and Communications Office Staff can nominate during the nomination period.

Nomination Period:  Information will be available in early February

Nominate Here

NB: Nominated students will be notified via MIO.

Lieutenant Governor's Medal

Value: Medal

The purpose of the Lieutenant Governor’s 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.

Criteria: 

  • Graduating in the upcoming May
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent resident
  • Reside permanently in Quebec
  • Aged 29 or less
  • Registered in a program recognized by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur
  • 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

Who can nominate:  Dawson College Staff and Faculty can nominate during the nomination period.

Nomination Period:  Information will be available in December

Nominate Here

NB: Nominated students will be notified via MIO.

Paul Gallagher Award

Value: $500

Eligibility Criteria: Each year, at Convocation, up to three graduating students are presented with the Paul Gallagher Award. This award, named after Dawson’s first Director General, is given in recognition of significant contribution to student life.

Candidates for the award are nominated by faculty and staff, and then evaluated by the Awards Committee. The most important criteria for the award are leadership, contribution to College life and participation in student/college government, sports or other college activities.

The personal growth of the student while at Dawson will also be considered as well as academic standing. Since the award is given at Convocation, the student must be graduating in June.

Who can nominate:  Dawson College Staff and Faculty can nominate during the nomination period.

Nomination Period:  If you know a student who meets these criteria and has made a significant contribution to Dawson, please nominate them by March 25, 2019 here: Online Nomination Form

NB: Nominated students will be notified via MIO.

  • 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.

Governor General's Collegiate Bronze Medal

Value: 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.

Eligibility Criteria: 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).

NB:  The recipient will be notified in June.

Outstanding Achievement Awards

Value: $500

Eligibility Criteria: Given to the top student by marks in each of the following categories: Social Sciences (two awards of $500 each), and one each in Creative Arts, Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, Sciences, and each of five groupings of Career Programs – Applied Arts, Business, Engineering, Medical, and Social Technologies. $500 is given to the Continuing Education student with the top average in a DEC program. The Core Award of $500 is given to the student with the top marks in English, French, Physical Education and Humanities. Must meet the conditions of the Academic Honours ISEP Policy (p.44).

NB: The recipient will be notified in June.

Ross Paul Award

Value: $1,000

Eligibility Criteria: Presented to the graduating* student with the highest overall average in their time at Dawson. Must meet the conditions of the Academic Honours ISEP Policy (p.44).

NB: The recipient will be notified in June.

 

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.

Athletics Department Awards

Adele Ivy McDonald Walton Award ♦

Value: $300

​The award is named the Adele Ivy McDonald Walton Award, in memory of the late mother of Dawson Alumni Dwight Walton. Two awards are given each year – one to a female and one to a male – AAA basketball player who succeeds academically and shows promise in their sport and can demonstrate financial need.

For additional information, please contact the Athletics Department

Catherine Ward Scholarship for Women's Hockey

Value: $3,000

Awarded to a female student and member of the Dawson College Women’s Hockey team who will be graduating* this June, will be playing Hockey in a Canadian university in the upcoming fall and who shows a high probability of academic and athletic success.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 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 31, 2018.
  • Proof of being accepted on the Canadian university’s hockey team is required.

Special Notes: The recipient is required to attend the Convocation ceremony. Applicants will be required to provide two reference letters in support of their application.

Application Period:  Application information will be available in early February.

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Rob Springer Memorial Award

Value: $250

This award is named after Rob Springer and employee of the Helpdesk/IST who lost his life on February 4th, 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.

Eligibility Criteria: This award is offered to a player of the Women’s hockey team, who will be graduating* this June and attending university this upcoming fall.

Special Notes: The recipient must provide proof of registration in university this upcoming fall.

Application Period: Application information will be available in early February.

Apply Here

Biomedical Laboratory Technology Awards

Charles River Scholarship

Charles River Scholarship

Value: 2 awards of $500 awarded to students writing the CSMLS (Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science) exam in June.

This scholarship is open to all third year Biomedical Laboratory Technology students. The applicant must be a Canadian or permanent resident of Canada. The applicant will need to provide proof of registration for the CSMLS exam.

For more information: Contact department chairperson

Applications for this award are only accepted in the winter semester.

Community Recreation and Leadership Awards

A. Ross Seaman Memorial Scholarship ♦

Value: $500

The scholarship is presented in 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.

For more information on eligibility criteria and applying, please contact your CRLT program coordinator.

Holly Bockus Outdoor Education Award ♦

Value: $50

Given to a student in first year who shows creativity, empathy and other characteristics important to Holly as the  “Play it forward Award”.

For more information on eligibility criteria and applying, please contact your CRLT program coordinator.

CRLT Faculty Award

Value: $100

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

For more information on eligibility criteria and applying, please contact your CRLT program coordinator.

Josie Gotfrit Award

Value: $1,000

The Josie Gotfrit Award is given to a student graduating from the Community Recreation and Leadership Training program who plans to continue their education at the university level in Recreation or a related field.

More information here.

For more information on eligibility criteria and applying, please contact your CRLT program coordinator.

Diagnostic Imaging Department Awards

Archie Wilkinson Bursaries for Clinical Practice

Value: Total of $2,950 awarded to one or more students entering clinical practice.

Awarded on the basis of financial need, academic performance and effort, non-academic performance, and clinical and professional promise.

The Department determines the application deadline (usually early in December).

Stéphane Houle Memorial Award

Value: $500

Criteria:

  • Excellent patient care
  • Promotion of the progession through active participation in professional activities
  • Made the most significant improvement during clinical
  • Demonstrated outstanding integrity and professional conduct

Interior Design Department Awards

Recreational Design - Décor Theo Award

Value: Two $250 awards

This award is given to a graduating student in Interior Design.

For more information about eligibility criteria and applying, please contact the Interior Design Department Co-Chairs.

Students must meet all of the requirements of the DEC before receiving the award including passing all of your courses, the English exit exam and comprehensive examination by May 31st.

Michael Hendy Award

Value: $1,200

This award is given to a graduating student in Interior Design.

For more information about eligibility and applying, please contact the Interior Design Department Co-Chairs.

Students must meet all of the requirements of the DEC before receiving the award including passing all of your courses, the English exit exam and comprehensive examination by May 31st.

Journeys Department Awards

Journeys Award ♦

Value: $1,000

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

For more information about eligibility and applying, please contact the Profile Coordinator of Journeys.

Journeys Perseverance Award ♦

Value: $500

The Journeys Perseverance Award recognizes one or more Dawson students who self-identify as Indigenous and demonstrate a consistent commitment towards reaching their educational goals and are engaged in fostering the Journeys learning community.

For more information about eligibility and applying, please contact the Profile Coordinator of Journeys.

Nursing Department Awards

Rose Pearlman Award

Value: $300

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

Applications for this award are only accepted in the winter semester.

For more information about eligibility and applying, please contact the Nursing Department Chairperson.

Professional Theatre Department Awards

Bertrand A. Henry Memorial Award

Value: $500

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.

For more information about eligibility and applying, please contact the Professional Theatre Department Chairperson.

Students must meet all of the requirements of the DEC before receiving the award including passing all of your courses, the English exit exam and comprehensive examination by May 31st.

Cynthia Hendrickson Memorial Award

Value: $500

To honour Cynthia Hendrickson, a founder of the Professional Theatre program, who taught dance and movement for decades. Cynthia passed away Feb. 5, 2019 at the age of 81.

Criteria:

  • Graduating in May
  • Excelled academically and professionally
  • Demonstrated collaboration
  • Shown respect and generosity toward peers

For more information about eligibility and applying, please contact the Professional Theatre Department Chairperson.

Students must meet all of the requirements of the DEC before receiving the award including passing all of your courses, the English exit exam and comprehensive examination by May 31st.

Gary Plaxton Award

Value: $500

Gary Plaxton was a major player in the theatrical industry in Canada: actor, producer, filmmaker. He taught Acting for Camera at Dawson as well as Pre-University drama courses. He was well loved, generous, had a great sense of humour and dedication to the industry and his students.

The Gary Plaxton Memorial Award is given out annually to the graduating Professional Theatre student in good standing who best exemplifies the qualities of dedication, generosity and respect for the profession.

For more information about applying, please contact the Professional Theatre Department Chairperson.

Students must meet all of the requirements of the DEC before receiving the award including passing all of your courses, the English exit exam and comprehensive examination by May 31st.



Last Modified: July 31, 2019