List of Awards, Scholarships, and Bursaries
CTV Broadcast Prize
Sponsored by CTVglobemedia, this prize recognizes student achievement in film production. It is awarded to a group of students enrolled in Applied Media Studies or Documentary Filmmaking who have developed the best short film presented at the English Department’s student film festival “Début.” A jury will select the winning project during the festival.
Value: up to $1500
CTV Community Proposal Prize
Sponsored by CTVglobemedia, this prize recognizes student achievement in communication. It is awarded to a group of students who have demonstrated outstanding communication talents in the preparation of a community project proposal. This competition is open to students who are currently enrolled in one or more ENGL courses.
Value: up to $1000
Department of English Bursary
The recipient of this bursary must be a full-time student entering any year of an English program, with demonstrated financial need and Ontario residency as defined by OSAP. Application required.
Department of English Faculty Bursary
Established by faculty members of the Department of English, the purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance to a student of Laurentian University who is enrolled in the English program, and who is registered in ENGL 4105. The bursary will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence, demonstrated financial need, and Ontario residency as defined by OSAP. Application required.
Department of English Essay Contest
Each year, the Department of English awards a prize to the best essay written by a student in a first-year ENGL course and a prize to the best essay written by a student in an upper-year ENGL course. Submissions are made on the recommendation of course instructors.
Value: $75 each
Department of English Honours Thesis Award
Each year, the Department of English awards a prize to the best Honours Thesis completed in that year.
Dr. Dorothy Zaborszky Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honour of the late Dr. Dorothy E. Zaborszky, one of the University's most dedicated feminist scholars and teachers. The recipient must be a student in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of an English program (with at least one course in Women's Studies) or of a Women's Studies program (with at least one course in English), on the basis of academic standing (min. 80%).
The Faculty Award for Excellence in Second-Year English Literature
Established by the English Department, the purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance to two students registered at Laurentian University who achieved excellence in ENGL 2005: Literatures in English and who have demonstrated financial need and Ontario residency as defined by OSAP.
George M. Miller Proficiency Scholarships
A gift from the late George M. Miller, Q.C. (1890-1977), former Sudbury lawyer and businessman who, in 1963, established the Laurentian University of Sudbury Endowment Fund which provides the income for these awards. Recipients are the student with the highest academic standing after the 1st year of any program, and the student with the highest academic standing after the 2nd year of a specialized Bachelor of Arts in English.
Value: $500 each
The Grant Halle Lambda Foundation Award
For excellence in graduate or undergraduate research or applied projects in English or French in any academic or professional field that engenders greater knowledge of lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirited (in indigenous peoples), transgender, or intersex individuals and populations in all their diversities, especially in, but not limited to, northern Canada. The award is open to all qualifying students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity, on the recommendation of their academic or professional programs. Application required.
The Margaret Atwood Alumni (LUAA) Award
Established by the Laurentian University Alumni Association (LUAA) and Margaret Atwood, the purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to the two full-time students with the highest academic standing among declared English Majors moving into the 3rd and 4th year of their respective programs at Laurentian University.
Writers Series Creative Writing Award
Established by Dr. Hoi Cheu, the purpose of this award is to recognize the accomplishments of two full-time students in the English Department at Laurentian University. These students must demonstrate excellence in the body of creative work produced across a variety of mediums – fiction, poetry, memoir writing, etc. Recipients are selected at the discretion of the English Department.