Department of PhilosophyWestern Arts and Humanities

Scholarships and Awards

Chair’s Essay Prize in Philosophy

Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student in Year 2, 3 or 4 who is judged to have written the best essay in Philosophy. Essay regulations will be advertised through the Philosophy Department Office, with essays to be submitted by April 15th. In addition to this, Philosophy Professors may also nominate exceptional essays submitted through the year. The Chair of Philosophy will select the recipient. $500 

Edna Jeffery Scholarships 

Awarded for the highest standing in second year in an Honors Specialization in Psychology, Computer Science, Philosophy, or Kinesiology, or an Honors Bachelor degree in a double Major which includes a Major offered by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. $500 each - one for each discipline (awarded in Fall)  

Robert A. Parker Book Prize in Philosophy 

Awarded to a student in year two or higher of a four year degree program with an Honors Specialization, Specialization, or Major in Philosophy who demonstrates academic achievement (minimum 80% academic average) and an interest in or pursuit of a career in business or commerce. Preference will be given to students in year two. Applications can be obtained from the Department of Philosophy and must be submitted by March 1 along with an essay of up to 250 words about what the recipient intends to do with his/her Philosophy degree. One book & $250 award (awarded in Spring) 

Sarah J. Shorten UWO Faculty Association Scholarship 

Awarded to a student with the best academic performance in second year of a program in Philosophy, who has taken at least three full Philosophy courses, no more than one of which is at the 1000-level. $1000