George P. DeKay Award in Visual Arts

Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities registered in either a Major or Specialization in the Department of Visual Arts, based on a minimum 70% average and demonstrated financial need.

Online financial assistance applications are available through Student Center and must be completed by September 30th. The scholarship/awards committee in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities will select a recipient after the Office of the Registrar assesses the financial need.

George began his teaching career in Thorold, ON and taught in London, ON for many years before retiring in 1993. One of the highlights of his career was teaching in Germany for three years on an RCAF base. During those years he travelled extensively throughout Europe and in parts of Asia and northern Africa. George enjoyed working with all his students and considered them extended family members. His motto was "firm - but fair". George enjoyed many interests; among them music (piano), genealogy and family history, art, and gardening. He also enjoyed spending time at his cottage on Lambton Shores. George died in 2016 at the age of 78.

This award was established with a generous gift from the Estate of Mr. George P. DeKay (BA ’72, Psychology).

Value: 1 at $3800

Submission: Required by September 30