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Awards and Scholarships

The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies offers a variety of in-course and graduation awards to students enrolled in its courses and programs.  Those students likewise have access to the broader range of University-sponsored awards, scholarships, bursaries, grants, and academic travel funding.

Departmental In-course and Graduation Awards

Below is a list of in-course and graduation awards open to students in the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies.

Automatically awarded

William Beardmore Memorial Prize in History

Awarded to the student completing third year who, in the opinion of the members of the teaching staff in History, has excelled in the study of History. Awarded in the memory of William Beardmore, a History graduate of U of T Scarborough.  

Dipty Chakravarty Award

Awarded to one or more students in a degree program who have demonstrated excellent academic performance in at least one of the university courses in Bengali language and culture and /or South Asian society, history and culture that include a Bengali component as part of the Global Asia Studies program.  Designated annually by the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies.  Financial need considered.  

W.M. Dick Graduation Prize in History

Awarded to the outstanding student graduating in History, in a major or specialist program.

The Morris Krever History Prize

Awarded to a student entering the third year of the major or specialist program in History on the basis of academic performance (at least B+ standing) and financial need. Emphasis is placed on academic performance.

John S. Moir Prize in Canadian History

Awarded to the student with the highest standing in HISB40H, Canadian History to 1885.

Nomination or application required

Anita Fitzgerald Prize in Women's Studies

Awarded for the best essay in the area of Women's and Gender Studies.  For submission criteria and deadline.

Kwong-loi Shun Award

Awarded to a student entering third or fourth year who has completed 1.0 credits in Asian or Buddhist studies and plans to continue courses in these areas.  Preference will be given to those who demonstrate academic merit (minimum 3.0 GPA) and who participate in campus life, fostering cross-cultural connections.  Deadline: September 30.

University-wide Admissions Awards and Scholarships

Please visit the Scholarships page of the Admissions & Student Recruitment site (http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/admissions/scholarships) for a list of entrance awards and scholarships open to applicants to UTSC. 

University-wide In-course and Graduation Awards and Scholarships

Please visit the Merit Awards & Scholarships page of the Financial Aid & Awards site, Registrar’s Office for a list of in-course and graduation awards open to UTSC students.

University-wide Bursaries and Grants

Please visit the Bursaries & Grants page of the Financial Aid & Awards site, Registrar’s Office for a list of bursaries and grants available to UTSC students on a financial-need basis.

UTSC Student Academic Travel Fund 

Please visit the UTSC Student Academic Conference & Travel Fund page for information on a fund that supports student travel for research and to academic conferences and meetings.