Undergraduate Scholarships & Awards

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Entrance Scholarships: 

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Entrance Scholarship of Excellence

Awarded to full-time students entering the first year of an undergraduate program in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities with the exception of National Scholarship and Western Scholarship of Excellence recipients. Students must have a minimum final admission average of 90% and be eligible for a University entrance scholarship. This scholarship is offered IN ADDITION to Western’s Admission Scholarships. 
Value: $2,000 each.

Dean’s Entrance Scholarship (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Awarded to full-time students entering the first year of an undergraduate program in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities. Value: $2,500 each.

These scholarships are GUARANTEED as long as you accept your offer of admission to the Faculty of Arts & Humanities by the response deadline on your offer of admission, meet all of your admissions conditions, and remain registered as a student in the Faculty as of November 1, with at least 2.0 courses offered by the Faculty of Arts & Humanities (Main Campus). Students must apply directly from secondary school.

Amounts are effective for the September 2020/2021 Academic Year.


Scholarships & Awards due September 30th, 2020:

The Arts & Humanities Student Council Award, the Rogers Family Award in Arts, the Parents Fund Award in The Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the David Magee Scholarship in Visual Arts, the Kate and Robert Taylor Scholarship in Visual Arts, the Mackie Cryderman Award for Excellence in Creative Writing or Theatre Studies, and the Mackie Cryderman Award for Excellence in Visual Arts. It would be a great idea to apply if you meet the requirements. If you have any questions regarding these scholarships, please contact the Arts & Humanities Academic Counselling Office at arts@uwo.ca. The eligibility and application details are as follows:

 

Arts and Humanities Student Council Award

Awarded annually to a full-time student in second, third, or fourth year in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, who has achieved a minimum 80% average in the previous year of study, and has contributed to the growth and development of the Arts and Humanities community through extra-curricular involvement and/or philanthropic work. A one-page statement outlining the candidate's extra-curricular involvement must be submitted to the Dean's Office in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities by September 30 (please submit a Word document or equivalent to arts@uwo.ca). The scholarship and awards committee in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities will select the recipient. This award was established by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Student Council through student levy donations. Value: 1 at $1,000

 

Rogers Family Award In Arts

Available to full-time students registered in the third year of study in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at The University of Western Ontario based on academic achievement in Year 2. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated the greatest increase in their annual academic average between the first year of university study and completion of the second year of university. Candidates must also demonstrate an aptitude for creative and innovative thought, exceptional achievement in extracurricular activities and commitment to active citizenship. Application forms can be obtained from the Registrar’s website at https://www.registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/scholarships_awards/in_course/scholarship_awards.html and must be returned to that office not later than September 30. A university selection committee will choose academically-qualified recipients based on the application and essay submission. Established through the generosity of Ted and Loretta Rogers and Family. Value: 2 at $2,500

 

The Parents Fund Award In The Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Awarded annually to a student in second, third or fourth year in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities who has achieved at least a 75% average while demonstrating leadership in the community and participating in extra-curricular activities. Application forms are available from the Registrar's web site at https://www.registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/scholarships_awards/in_course/scholarship_awards.html and must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar no later than September 30. The recipient will be chosen by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities scholarship committee. Established in 1997 through the generosity of Western Parents. Value: 1 at $750

 

David Magee Scholarship in Visual Arts

Awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student in the Department of Visual Arts, based on academic achievement, and submission of a visual art project proposal. Candidates must submit their CV, as well as a proposal outlining their Practicum art project, including medium, a synopsis of their vision, what they are trying to communicate to the audience and how they visualize audience engagement to the Departmental Office of Visual Arts by September 30th. A committee within Visual Arts will select the recipient. This scholarship was established by a generous gift from Rosemary Sloot (BEd ’96) in honour of her husband, David Magee (BEd ’96). Value: 1 at $1,500. David Magee received his Visual Arts education at Humber College, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, York University and The University of Western Ontario. While in Toronto, he worked on television commercials and movie sets with IATSE. He was an accomplished artist whose paintings were shown nationally and internationally. He taught at The University of Western Ontario, Wilfrid Laurier University, Fanshawe College, John Paul II and Galt House. David died in 2002 at the age of 50.

 

Kate and Robert Taylor Scholarship in Visual Arts

Awarded annually to an undergraduate student entering Year 4 of an Honours Bachelor degree with either an Honours Specialization or a double Major in the Department of Visual Arts, based on academic achievement and a student statement of intent. The application must include the artist’s CV and artist’s statement as well as a high level outline (max 500 words) of the student’s proposed Practicum art project, including medium, a synopsis of their vision, what they are trying to communicate to the audience and how they visualise audience engagement. Submissions can be made to the undergraduate office in Visual Arts and are due by September 30th. The Scholarship and Awards Committee in the Department of Visual Arts will select the recipient. Value: 1 at $1,000.  This award was established by a generous gift from Kate Taylor, abstract artist, BFA'87 and Robert Taylor, BA’87 (Honors Economics), who seek to support Studio students enabling them to fulfil their vision relating to their practicum. Kate and Rob hope that, by providing support for expenses including, but not limited to, art supplies, marketing and promotion, Studio artists can build a body of work that will help propel them successfully into the art community post-graduation.

 

Mackie Cryderman Award for Excellence in Creative Writing or Theatre Studies

Awarded annually to a student enrolled in Year 2, 3 or 4 in the Honors Specialization in Creative Writing and English Language and Literature or Major in Theatre Studies program in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, who demonstrates excellence and potential in either Creative Writing or Theatre Studies. Students must have a minimum 70% average, with plans to work in the creative writing or theatre arts field after graduation. A one-page statement outlining the candidate’s creative accomplishments and plans for their future career in creative writing or theatre studies must be submitted to the Departmental Office, English & Writing Studies by September 30th. The Scholarship Committee of the Department of English & Writing Studies will select the recipient. Students are eligible to apply in Year 2, 3 and 4 and may receive the award in each year should they be selected. If there are no students who meet the criteria, the award will not be given out. This award was established by a generous gift from the Hazel Cryderman-Wees Foundation in honour of Hazel’s sister-in-law, Mackie. Value: 1 at $2,000. Mackie Cryderman studied at the Winnipeg School of Art and at the Ontario College of Art, with a number of members from the Group of Seven. She created the vocational art department at the H.B. Beal Technical School in London, Ontario (currently known as H.B. Beal Secondary School). She also taught at Western University and Fanshawe College. Mackie Cryderman was an accomplished artist in a variety of media, working in watercolour, oil, metal and leather as well as pursuits in jewelry making, graphic design and carving. Mackie died in 1969 at the age of 73.

 

Mackie Cryderman Award for Excellence in Visual Arts

Awarded annually to students enrolled in Year 2, 3 or 4 in a Bachelor of Fine Arts program in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, who demonstrate creative excellence and potential in Visual Arts. Students must have a minimum 70% average, with plans to work in the visual arts field after graduation. A one-page statement outlining the candidate’s creative accomplishments and plans for their future career in visual arts must be submitted to the Departmental Office, Visual Arts by September 30th. The Scholarship Committee of the Department of Visual Arts will select the recipients. Students are eligible to apply in Year 2, 3 and 4 and may receive the award in each year should they be selected. If there are no students who meet the criteria, the award will not be given out. This award was established by a generous gift from the Hazel Cryderman-Wees Foundation in honour of Hazel’s sister-in-law, Mackie. Value: 3 at $2,000. Mackie Cryderman studied at the Winnipeg School of Art and at the Ontario College of Art, with a number of members from the Group of Seven. She created the vocational art department at the H.B. Beal Technical School in London, Ontario (currently known as H.B. Beal Secondary School). She also taught at Western University and Fanshawe College. Mackie Cryderman was an accomplished artist in a variety of media, working in watercolour, oil, metal and leather as well as pursuits in jewelry making, graphic design and carving. Mackie died in 1969 at the age of 73.