College of Arts Internal Awards
ARTS Alumni Doctoral Entrance Scholarship
University alumni have endowed an annual entrance scholarship of $4000 for students who are entering a doctoral program in the College of Arts in the September, January or May following the May 1st application deadline. The College of Arts Awards Committee will base its selection on outstanding academic performance as evidenced by official transcripts, awards held, publication record and reference letters. Applicants must apply to the College Dean by May 1st with an academic curriculum vitae, official transcripts and two academic reference letters of two pages or less.
Nancy Bailey Graduate Teaching Prize (School of Literature and Performance Stuides in English)
In honour of retired Prof. Nancy Bailey in recognition of her excellence as a teacher, an annual prize of $100 is made each winter semester to an outstanding graduate teaching assistant in the department. All School of Literature and Performance Studies in English students who provided teaching assistance in the previous winter, spring and/or fall semesters are eligible. No application is necessary
Alexander H. Brodie Memorial Award (Scottish Studies)
Gifts from friends of the late professor Alexander H. Brodie make possible financial assistance to an MA (or, if none are eligible, PhD) student for thesis research overseas related to Scottish studies. Application should be made to the Interdepartmental Committee on Scottish Studies by March 15.
Canadian Federation of University Women - Gueph (Fine Art)
An annual scholarship of $500 will be presented to a Master of Fine Art student whose work in studio and/or art history classes is considered outstanding. Preference will be given to a practicing female artist. Applicants should submit portfolios to the Chair of the Fine Art Department by January 15. This award is funded by the Guelph Chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women, which assists women to obtain higher education.
Robert Carr-Wiggin Prize (Philosophy)
This $200 award was established by the Guelph Philosophical Society in memory of Robert Carr-Wiggin, one of the first students to graduate from the PhD program in Philosophy. It is given to the graduate student in philosophy for the best paper that has been submitted to either a scholarly journal or a scholarly conference during the preceding year. Applications must be submitted to the Chair of the Department of Philosophy by May 1 each year.
Ted Cowan Scholarship (Scottish Studies)
Prof. Cowan, for many years chair of Scottish studies in the Department of History, made major contributions to raising the awareness of Scottish studies both in the academic world and among the public as a whole. The award funds were raised by private donations and a grant from the Scottish Studies Foundation. In even numbered years, $500 is awarded to support research travel for a Guelph student in Scottish studies. PhD students who have completed or anticipate completing their qualifying examination, and MA students who have completed two semesters, may submit an application, including proposed research trip budget and statement of research plan, to the graduate coordinator of the department of registration by Sept. 1. Preference will be given to PhD students.
College of Arts Graduate Research Bursary
Supporters of the College of Arts, with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program, have established a $500 bursary to assist a graduate student with demonstrated financial need with the costs associated with a special activity, such as research travel or conference attendance. Applicants should submit a completed Needs Assessment Form to Student Financial Services, and a letter outlining the importance of the proposed activity and the associated expenses to the Chair of the College of arts Awards Committee, by March 15. The award may be divided between two students at the discretion of the Committee and may be awarded retroactively for travel in the previous semester. ACCESS AWARD.
Department of English Outstanding Thesis Prize (English)
The department has an annual book prize to recognize outstanding achievement in the MA thesis, including the creative thesis option. No application is necessary.
John Galt Scholarships (History)
The John Galt Scholarships were established by the faculty of the Department of History with the aid of the Ontario governments OSOTF program, to attract the most promising graduate students to the MA and PhD programs in History. Two scholarships of $1,500 each are available. They will be awarded to entering students who demonstrate financial need who have maintained a minimum cumulative 80% average. A student can be awarded more than one scholarship and these may be paid over more than one year, but the offer may be made only at the point of entry into the program. The payment of the scholarship in succeeding years will be conditional on continued financial need and on the maintenance of a minimum cumulative 80% average in the previous two years. Apply by letter with a completed Needs Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by May 1. ACCESS AWARD.
Department of History Graduate Essay Prizes (History)
Book prizes will be awarded in May to students who have written (i) an outstanding thesis, (ii) an outstanding major paper, and (iii) an outstanding course essay during the preceding twelve months. Students do not apply; all theses and major papers will be considered. Instructors will nominate course essays. Prizes may not be given out in each category every year.
Betty King Memorial Gradaute Scholarship (English)
The $1000 award commemorates the work of Betty King, a staff member in the former Department of English and the School of Literatures and Performance Studies in English from 1990 to 1998. Betty was particularly caring and helpful to graduate students in the College and significantly contributed to a supportive work environment for colleagues. Currently registered full-time MA students in the School of Literatures and Performance Studies in English (SLAPSIE) who are entering the third semester of study will be considered annually, if they have not received internal and/or external awards totalling $5000 or more during their first year of MA study. The student assessed as having the highest academic performance (both in completed courses and in research progress to date) after the first two semesters of study in the program are completed, will be recommended by the SLAPSIE Graduate Awards Committee to the College of Arts Awards Committee. No application is necessary.
Leslie Nielsen Dramatic Arts Scholarship (Drama, English, Fine Art)
In honour of Canadian actor Leslie Nielsen, the Olde Hide House of Acton, Ontario, provides an annual award of $5,000 each spring semester to an outstanding graduate student whose research is related to performance. Students need not apply; departments automatically consider first-class (at least 'A-' in the first two semesters of graduate study) students for nomination. Nominees will be asked to provide a 500-word description of their research to the college awards committee. Selection will be based on the project's contribution to the study of performance; projects that focus on the processes of writing, directing, or performative practices will receive particular consideration.
Helen O'Reilly History Scholarship (History)
To commemorate Helen O'Reilly, a mother who entered university as a mature student and went on to pursue graduate studies in history, her family, with the aid of the Ontario Government's OSOTF program, has established a scholarship of up to $1000 annually for a graduate student in the Department of History who has superior academic standing and demonstrated financial need. Apply to Student Financial Services with a completed Needs Assessment form by October 15. ACCESS AWARD.
Scottish Studies Foundation Graduate Scholarship
Through the generosity of the Scottish Studies Foundation and private donors, and with the assistance of the Ontario government's OSOTF program, this scholarship has been made available annually to an Ontario resident with demonstrated financial need who enters the Scottish Studies Programme at the University of Guelph. The scholarship provides $1500 in the first year and, providing the student maintains a Scottish Studies focus and an A- average, $1500 in the second year of study. Doctoral studies will be given first consideration. If none are eligible, Masters students will be considered. Eligible students should request the graduate committee of their Department or School to forward their names and application materials to the Scottish Studies Committee for consideration and submit a completed Needs Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by February 15. ACCESS AWARD.
Shuebrook Graduate Scholarhip (Fine Art)
This $500 award was established in honour of Ron Shuebrook, Chair in the Department of Fine Art 1988 to 1993 and past Graduate Coordinator of the MFA program. Colleagues and friends, with the aid of the Ontario government's OSOTF program, have created this award to celebrate his passionate commitment and devotion to the development and well-being of the School of Fine Art and Music. Entering or continuing MFA students who have a minimum average of 80% in the previous year of undergraduate or graduate study and who submit at least ten slides of their creative work are eligible. Apply to Student Financial Services by January 10 and include a completed Needs Assessment Form. Submit slides to the MFA committee of the School of Fine Art and Music. ACCESS AWARD.
Carole Stewart Arts Graduate Scholarship
Alumni, friends and colleagues have endowed this annual $4000 entrance award in recognition of Carole Stewart’s contributions to the College of Arts from 1966 to 2001, including terms as Chair of the Department of Philosophy, from 1985 to 1992, and Dean from 1993 to 2001. All entering full-time graduate students in the College of Arts are eligible. Awards will be made based on academic achievement and will be rotated among programs in the following order: the School of Fine Art and Music, the Department of History, the Department of Philosophy, and the School of Literatures and Performance Studies in English. The College of Arts Awards Committee on the recommendation of the Department offering the award in any given year will automatically consider applicants who have attained a consistently high level of academic achievement.
The Tri-University Doctoral Program Annual Prize for the Best Historiographical Paper(History)
This $50 prize will be awarded each fall to the graduate student in the Tri-University doctoral program in History who has authored the highest quality historiographical paper submitted in a Tri-university seminar during the previous Fall, Winter, or Spring semesters. The selection committee may decide not to give the award in any year where, in the committee's judgement, there is not a paper of sufficiently high quality. Selection will be made by the Program Coordinating Committee.
The Tri-University Doctoral Program Annual Prize for the Best Scholarly Paper or Article (History)
A $50 prize will be awarded each fall to the graduate student in the Tri-University Program in History who has authored the best scholarly paper or article submitted for consideration by a conference or journal during the preceding academic year. Apply to the Chair, Department of History, by Sept. 1, submitting a copy of the paper or article and proof of its submission to a journal or conference. Selection will be made by the Program Coordinating Committee.
The Michael and Virginia Walsh Scholarships in Philosophy (Philosophy)
Michael Walsh, BA '69, MA '70, PhD '93, and Virginia (Trimble) Walsh, BA '72, with the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund, have endowed two scholarships for philosophy students. All BA students majoring in philosophy, with demonstrated financial need, who are at or beyond semester 5, with at least an 80% (first class) average in all courses completed to date, are eligible to apply to Student Financial Services by January 10 for a $1000 award. All MA and PhD students in philosophy with demonstrated financial need, who are at or beyond semester 3 and not beyond semester 6, and have at least an 80% average (first class) average in all graduate work (course and research) completed to date, are eligible to apply to Student Financial Services by January 10, for a $1,500 award. All applicants must provide a completed Needs Assessment Form. Selection of the most outstanding undergraduate and graduate student, by the College of Arts Awards Committee, is on the recommendation of the Department of Philosophy Awards Committee, from eligible undergraduate and graduate students with demonstrated financial need. ACCESS AWARD.
Paul M. Waters Memorial Award (English)
The Paul M. Waters family, in honour of Paul Waters (MA '89), has established a $500 award for a student who has completed two semesters in the English MA program and who has gained the respect of fellow graduate students both by demonstrating a high level of commitment to academic and community activities and by a light-hearted perspective toward all endeavours. Graduate students currently enrolled in the Department of English should submit their nomination to the chair, Department of English, before March 15.selection of the winner will be made by the College of Arts awards committee and the dean of Graduate Studies. Completed applications, accompanied by a transcript of record, should be made to the dean of the College of Arts by June 1.