Faculty of Arts and Humanities


Undergraduate Student Awards:

To search a database of scholarships, awards and busaries available to Arts & Humanities students, visit the Western Student Services Awards Page 

Writing Awards:

A number of writing awards exist for Arts & Humanities students, including:

The Alfred R. Poynt Award in Poetry

In the spirit of stimulating the imagination, promoting creativity, and fostering appreciation of English language skills and the art of poetry, the Department of English and Writing Studies is pleased to announce a competition for the annual Alfred Poynt Award in Poetry. This award is made in accordance with the wishes and through the generosity of the late Alfred R. Poynt of London, Ontario, and will be presented in May of each year. The competition is open to students registered full time in any undergraduate program at Western University.  Prize: $250.00

Lillian Kroll Prize in Creative Writing

Established in honour of the late Mrs. Lillian Kroll, and awarded by the Department of English.This prize of $250.00 is awarded competitively to an undergraduate student (any faculty or program) who exhibits a developing talent for creative writing. Deadline: February 22, 2016


Marguerite Dow Award

To be awarded by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities to a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident registered at Western. This prize of $1,000 is awarded competitively for a recent work of creative writing, in English or French, on a theme of Canadian heritage. The treatment of this theme may focus on any subject (such as place, relationships, history, circumstances, etc.) Deadline: March 1, 2016


Recent Award Winners:

Congratulations to Kerrie McNair on receiving this year's Alfred R.Poynt Award in Poetry for her poem "Steven". An honorable mention goes to Alex Carey for "Opening Shift". Awards were adjudicated by Tom Cull, Andreas Gripp and R.L. Raymond.

Congratulations also to Priya Rose Kaur Khalsa, this year's winner of the Marguerite Dow Canadian Heritage Writing Award from the Faculty of Arts & Humanities.