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Scholarships and Awards

Students are eligible for scholarships if they have: an A average in all courses of the year; an A average in the principal courses of the year; a full complement of prescribed courses as outlined in the Calendar. *For full information on Scholarships and Awards, and on eligibility, please go to the Scholarships & Awards page on the Faculty of Arts & Humanities website, or see the UWO Academic Calendar.

The Late Alfred Poynt Award in Poetry

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Awarded to full-time students in any undergraduate degree program based on a submission of poetry that is original, titled, and previously unpublished. Poems must be in English and may use any style of poetry. Poems will be judged for their originality, and for their use of form and technique, traditional or contemporary, in a skillful and creative way to create or intensify themes or effect. $250.

Allan Gladstone Dow Scholarship:

Awarded to a student registered in an English program in the Faculty of Arts who has achieved a minimum of 80% academic average. This award will receive matched funds from the Ontario Government through the Student Opportunity Trust Fund program. $500.

Alumni Gold Medals (5):

Awarded to a student graduating in the honors English and French program.

Amy & Elliott Grieve Undergraduate Award in English

Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student entering their second year and enrolled in a four-year degree program pursuing an Honors Specialization, Specialization, or Major in English Language and Literature based on financial need and minimum 75% average in one of English 1020, English 1022, or English 1024.

Archibald A. Campbell Scholarship (in Canadian Literature:

Awarded annually to the undergraduate student with the highest standing in a course in Canadian Literature offered by the Department of English.

Audrey Brown Pritchard Award in English:

Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in Year 2 or higher who is pursuing a three- or four-year Bachelor degree with an Honors Specialization, Specialization or Major in English Language and Literature, based on financial need and academic achievement (minimum 70% average). Preference will be given to female candidates from Southwestern Ontario, and Chatham-Kent in particular. This award was established by a gift and bequest through Foundation Western from Ross E. Pritchard and the Late Audrey Brown Pritchard BA'54, English.)

Avie Bennett Prize in Canadian Literature: Awarded for the best undergraduate essay in Canadian Literature.
Baldwin Family Scholarships in English Language and Literature (3):

Awarded to three students entering the second year of Honors English (or those in combined programs) who have achieved minimal A averages at the end of the first year, and who will not be recipients of any other scholarship of $1,000 or above.

Bounce Award :

Awarded annually to an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, based on academic achievement (minimum 80%) in a course in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature (period 1660-1780) and financial need. Applications may be obtained online through the Office of the Registrar's Web site and must be submitted by October 31. The Faculty of Arts and Humanities will select the recipient after the Registrar's Office has assessed financial need. This award was established by Professor Lisa Zeitz, a faculty member in the Department of English, who has dedicated her life to the understanding and teaching of a witty, complex and rewarding age in literature. The award is named in honour of Alexander Pope's large and beloved dog, "Bounce"; celebrated in portraits, verse and letters, Bounce was the subject of the last couplet the poet wrote: "Then Bounce ('tis all that Bounce can crave)/ Shall wag her Tail within the Grave." Value: $360* Effective: May 2009 *This gift is eligible for inclusion in the Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS) program. Under the OTSS program, the Province of Ontario may provide a dollar for dollar match over time for endowed gifts directed to student bursaries or financial need based awards and scholarships, based upon receipt of Prof. Zeitz's gift. Fulfillment and timing of the provincial match are not guaranteed by the University and/or Foundation Western. Recipients must meet Ontario residency requirements. If the OTSS match is realized, the number and/or value of the award will be increased accordingly.

Dr. Betty Bandeen Undergraduate Award in English

Awarded in even years to a full-time undergraduate student in a four-year degree program pursuing an Honors Specialization, Specialization, or Major in English Language and Literature, based on financial need and academic performance.

Douglas Kneale 125th Anniversary Alumni Award in English:

Awarded to a full-time student in Year 3 of an Honors Specialization or double Major in English Language and Literature based on academic achievement (minimum 70% average) and financial need.

Edward J. Izrael 125th Anniversary Alumni Award in English:

Awarded to a full-time student in Year 2 or higher of a four-year degree program in English based on academic achievement (minimum 70% average) and financial need. Preference will be given to students in Year 2.

English 1022E Achievement Award:

Given each year to the student who attains the highest mark in English 1022E ("Advanced Introduction to English Literatures and
Cultures ").

Frances Weir Gold Medal and Scholarship: Awarded to a student in an Honors Bachelor degree in a double Major in English and History.
Gordon and Myrtle Stevenson Scholarship in English:

Awarded to a full-time student specializing or majoring in English based on academic achievement (minimum 80%). Preference will be given to students who attended high school in a rural area.

Helen M.B. Allison Gold Medal:

Awarded to a student graduating in the honors English Language and Literature program.

John McEachern Scholarship:

Awarded to the student with the highest standing in third year honors English and History who enrolls in the fourth year.

K.P.R. Neville Memorial Scholarship:

Awarded to a student entering second year of the honors program in English and French, English and German, or English and History.

Kathleen V. Pearce Scholarship:

Awarded to the student proceeding to the third year of the honours English Language and Literature program with the highest standing in English honours courses in second year.

Kristin Brady Memorial Prize:

Awarded to a top graduating student in Honors English Language and Literature or Combined Honors English Programs, usually the student with highest standing in fourth-year English Honors courses. This prize was made possible by the generosity of many individuals in memory of Professor Kristin M. Brady, until her death in 1998, an admired teacher and scholar in the Department of English. This prize is supported in part by funds from the Ontario Government through the Student Opportunity Trust Fund program.

Lillian Kroll Prize in Creative Writing:

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Awarded competitively to an undergraduate student (including students at the affiliated colleges) who exhibits a developing talent for creative writing on the basis of a portfolio of submitted writings (prose, fiction, poetry or drama) that has not so far been published or won an award in any other competition.

Marguerite R. Dow Canadian Heritage Writing Award in Creative Writing:

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Awarded to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident registered at Western who submits, in English or French, any personal and recent work of creative writing, in any genre or length, on a theme of Canadian Heritage, that has not so far been published or entered in any other competition. (Application should be directed to the Associate Dean of Arts by February 1.)

Marguerite Torney Scholarship:

Awarded to a full-time student entering Year 3 of an Honors program in English Language and Literature who achieved the highest overall average in Year 2.

Mary R. Stewart Scholarship:

Awarded to a student entering third year of the combined Honors program in English and French who achieved the highest academic average in second year.

Mary and George Turnbull Award in Arts:

Awarded to a student in the Faculty of Arts who has achieved a high B average. Preference will be given to students majoring in English.

Myrtle Rowntree Memorial Scholarship:

Awarded to a third-year student in an Honors English Language and Literature program based on academic achievement (minimum 80% average).

Neen Hodgins Scholarships (2):

Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student entering the second year of a four year degree program and pursuing an Honors Specialization, Specialization or Major in English with the Faculty of Arts and Humanities based on academic achievement.

Rhoda Ann Rinn Scholarship:

Awarded on the basis of academic standing in the first year program in Arts or Social Sciences to a student who enrolls in the second year of Honors English Language and Literature. The winner will be selected by the Scholarship Committee, on recommendation of the Department of English. The student selected must maintain first- or second-class honors and remain in the honors program in English Language and Literature.

Roderick Moir McQueen Scholarship in English:

Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student in his or her third year of the Honors Specialization in English or a Double Major including English in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (minimum 80% academic average). The recipient will be eligible to continue receiving the scholarship in  fourth year, provided he/she remains in the Honors Specialization in English or Double Major including English, maintains an academic average of 70% and a full-time course load.  Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated interest in journalism.  Students should submit a letter of application to the Chair of Undergraduate Studies, Department of English, Room 183, University College, by March 1st.  The scholarship committee in the Department of English will select the recipient.  This scholarship was established by Mr. Mark McQueen (HBA '88) to honor his father, Roderick Moir McQueen(HBA '67). 1 @ $1,200.

Stanley Jay - Myrtle Rowntree Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the third year of an Honors Specialization in English Language and Literature based on academic achievement (minimum 80% average).

Thomas F. McCracken Scholarship:

Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student beyond Year 1 registered in English Language and Literature, based on academic achievement (minimum 80% overall average). The recipient will be selected by the Faculty of Arts in consultation with the Department of English.

Timothy Findley Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student entering third-year and enrolled in a four-year degree program which includes an Honors Specialization, Specialization, or Major in English Language and Literature or Film Studies, based on academic performance (minimum 80% average). Preference will be given to a student who has taken courses in Writing.

University of Western Ontario Scholarships:

Awarded to students with the highest standing in the second, third and fourth years of honors programs when no other scholarship is awarded.

William Ferguson Tamblyn Scholarships (2):

Awarded to two students entering the fourth year of honors English Language and Literature, who, on the recommendation of the Department of English, have shown the highest degree of academic excellence in English.

William Ware Tamblyn Prize in English 1020E:

Awarded annually to the undergraduate student with the highest standing in English 1020E ("Introduction to English Literatures and Cultures").

William Ware Tamblyn Prize in English 1024E:

Awarded annually to the undergraduate with the highest standing in English 1024E ("Forms of Fiction: Introduction to Narrative").

William Ware Tamblyn Scholarship:

Awarded to the student entering fourth year of honors English who, on the recommendation of the Department of English, has shown the highest degree of academic excellence in English and achievement in Drama.

William Wyatt Scholarship in English Language and Literature: Awarded to the highest ranking student entering second year of an Honors Bachelor degree with either an Honors Specialization in English Language and Literature or a double Major including English Language and Literature