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Queen's University
 

Department of History

Scholarships/Bursaries/Awards

For more information on scholarships, bursaries and awards, please see Student Awards.

If you are interested and meet the eligibility criteria, you must apply for the following awards (please scroll down the page for details).

-Arthur and Evelyn Lower Scholarship
-George A. Rawlyk Award
-Rector Norman MacLeod Rogers Scholarship

All other awards are determined by the Department--no application is necessary.

HISTORY AWARDS

The Arts 1909 Scholarship in History

Founded by the class of 1909. Awarded annually to the student in History with the highest standing in history courses taken in the penultimate year, who is entering the fourth year of a B.A. Honours degree.

The Arts 1915 Prize

Founded as a memorial by the class of 1915. Awarded annually in turn by the Departments of English, History, and Mathematics and Statistics to the student with the highest standing in two courses numbered 200 or above, taken in the third year. Awarded in English in 2007, Mathematics and Statistics in 2008, History in 2009. The award rotates between departments.

The James Henry Bocking Memorial Scholarship in History

Established in May 2007 by Marilyn Hayhoe (House), B.Ed. 1969, to honour the memory of James Henry Bocking, B.A.(Hons.) 1936, M.A. 1938, for his distinguished secondary school teaching career in History at Walkerville Collegiate Institute, Ottawa Technical High School and at Fisher Park High School (Ottawa). This scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence to a student entering third or fourth year enrolled in either a major concentration in History or a special field concentration in Canadian Studies (primary concentration in history) in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Preference will be given to a student who is studying British or Canadian History.

The Catherine Brown Essay Prize

Established in memory of D. Catherine Brown, Ph.D. 1979, distinguished teacher and writer of history and a respected member of the University community until her death in 1993. Awarded annually to the second-year student with a concentration in History who is judged to have written the best essay in a 200-level history course.

The Helena M. Child Prize

Established by Arthur J.E. Child in memory of his mother, Helena M. Child. Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department to a high-achieving graduating student with a medial or major concentration in History. Preference will be given to a student who has completed at least 2.0 credits at the 200 level or above in the history of the British Isles.

The Kathryn Dawson Scholarship

Established from the estate of Dorothy Louise Bishop in memory of Kathryn Dawson, B.A.(Hons.) 1940, Chief Librarian of the Bank of Canada and awarded to a student entering the final year of a B.A.(Hons.) program in History, with preference to a female student.

The David Alexander Ekdahl Prize in History

Awarded annually to the student achieving the highest standing in HIST 121.

The Frederick W. Gibson Prize in Canadian History

Established by colleagues, students and family of Professor Frederick W. Gibson who taught in the Department of History of Queen's University from 1952 to 1985. Awarded on the recommendation of the Department to the graduating student with a medial or major concentration in History who has the highest average standing in three courses in Canadian history including two courses at the 300 or 400 level.

The Michael R.G. Harris Memorial Prize in Naval and Military History

Established by his parents in memory of Michael R.G. Harris. Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of History to the student who, in the course of the regular seminar work during the year, writes the best essay on a topic in naval or military history.

The Michael R.G. Harris Memorial Scholarship in History

Established by his parents in memory of Michael R.G. Harris. Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of History to a second-, third-, or fourth-year student in a B.A.(Hons.) program with a major or medial concentration in History for the best essay on the history and practice of neutrality and pacific settlement of international disputes. Each essay must be submitted to the Chair of the Department by the last day of classes of the Winter Term.

The Andrew Haydon Prize in Colonial History

Founded by Senator Andrew Haydon, M.A. 1893, LL.B. Awarded to the student with the highest standing in a History course at the 200 level and above.

The Arthur M. Keppel-Jones Essay Prize

Established in memory of Professor Arthur M. Keppel-Jones, a caring teacher, humane and generous scholar, and distinguished historian of South Africa. Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of History to a student in a history course who is judged to have written a historical essay of particular literary excellence.

The Arthur and Evelyn Lower Scholarships

Established in memory of Arthur R.M. Lower, C.C. , M.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Harvard), the estate of Professor Lower.  One of Canada's most eminent historians, Dr. Lower was for many years Professor of History at Queen's.  Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering the final year of an honours program in History whose principal study at Queen's University is Canadian history or a fairly closely related field.  Preference will be given to candidates intending to enter the teaching profession in Canadian schools, colleges or universities.  Selection will be made by the Faculty of Arts and Science Awards Committee on the basis of a recommendation by the Department of History.

Fund Guidelines

1.    Awarded to students entering the final year of an honours program in History whose principal study at Queen's  University is Canadian history or a fairly closely related field.
2.    Awarded on the basis of academic excellence.
3.    Preference will be given to candidates intending to enter the teaching profession in Canadian schools, colleges or universities.
4.    Selection will be made by the Faculty of Arts and Science Awards Committee on the basis of a recommendation by the Department of History.

Students should submit a letter of application that discusses their intention to enter the teaching profession in Canadian schools, colleges or universities, along with a resume, to the Department of History by April 30th.

W. T. MacClement Prize

Founded by the Queen's University Summer School Association in memory of Dr. W.T. MacClement, the first Director of the Summer School. Four prizes are awarded to the undergraduate students achieving the highest standing in each of the following courses taken in the Spring term, Summer term, or Spring-Summer Evening session: a geography course, a philosophy course, a history course and a psychology course.

The Alexander MacLachlan Peace Prize

Established by the MacLachlan family in memory of Alexander MacLachlan, former President of International College, Smyrna, who, throughout his life, worked for a better understanding among nations. Awarded annually to the student making the highest standing in a history course pertaining to Canadian politics or Canadian foreign relations.

The W.B. Munro Scholarship in History

Founded by the class of Arts 1996 in memory of Dr. W.B. Munro. Awarded to the student in one of the introductory history courses who, in the view of the Department of History, is the best qualified of the candidates who intends to concentrate in history.

The Sarah Murray Scholarship

Established by the Women's Canadian Historical Society of Toronto to recognize the contribution of the late Sarah Murray, B.A.(Hons.) 1924, for her work in the Society as a member and as president from 1974 to 1980. Awarded in the Fall to a student entering the final year of a B.A.(Hons.) program with a major or medial concentration in History who will have the highest overall average in all courses and will have completed or be currently taking at least three courses in Canadian History of which two are at the 300 or 400 level. Open to Canadian or landed immigrants.

The Susan Near Prizes in History

Founded by the late Susan Near of Toronto. Three prizes of equal value awarded to students who, intending to concentrate in history, obtain the highest standing in history at the end of the first, second and third years, respectively, and have not won an award of higher value in history.

The Grattan O'Leary Prize in Canadian History

Awarded annually to the student achieving the highest standing in a 300- or 400-level course in Canadian political history.

The Pearl Payne Book Prize

Given by Pearl Payne Tackaberry who graduated with honours in English and History in 1911. Awarded to a deserving student registered in honours English and History.

George A. Rawlyk Memorial Award

Established by family, friends and colleagues in memory of a distinguished and admired professor of History, and awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit to a student with at least a 75% average entering the third year of a B.A. (Honours) program with a major concentration in History. Application should be made to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) by 15 October. Selection will be made in consultation with the Head of the Department of History.

Rector Norman MacLeod Rogers Scholarship

Established in memory of Norman Rogers (1894-1940), who held the Chair of Politics at Queen's from 1929 to 1935. Combining academic distinction with a commitment to public life, Mr. Rogers was elected M.P. for Kingston in 1935 and served subsequently as Minister of Labour. At the time of his death he was Canada's Minister of National Defence. Among his many accomplishments and honours, Mr. Rogers was selected as a Rhodes Scholar for Nova Scotia and from 1938 was Rector of Queen's.

The prize is awarded to a graduating undergraduate or graduate student in the Departments of Political Studies, Economics, History, or the Public Administration program in the School of Policy Studies, who intends after completion of his or her studies to enter politics or the public service. A letter of application, with a current transcript and resume, should be submitted to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) by 1 February; no other material will be considered by the committee. Selection will be made by a committee chaired by the Head of Political Studies, and comprising the Heads of Economics and History, the Director of the School of Policy Studies and a representative of the Senate Committee on Scholarships and Student Aid, or their delegates. The three top-ranked candidates will be interviewed by the Committee. Candidates interviewed should expect the focus of the interview will relate, directly or indirectly, to topics associated to the candidate's interest in public service and/or public policy issues.

John Sherwood Memorial Prize

Established by former students with additional contributions from colleagues and friends in memory of Professor John Sherwood who taught in the Department of History from 1964 to 1986. Awarded annually to the best graduating student with a medial or major concentration in History who has completed at least three courses in the history of continental Europe since 1800, including two at the 300 or 400 level.

The Osborne Studd Book Prize in History

Established by the Department of History and by friends and relatives in memory of Osborne L. Studd, B.A. 1979. Awarded annually to the student deemed to have the highest standing in a course in medieval history.

Donald Swainson Memorial Bursary

Established by friends and family in memory of Donald Swainson, an eminent Canadian historian and Professor of History at Queen's University. Awarded on the basis of financial need to a student in History.

The Alice Pierce Waddington Scholarship in History

Provision for this scholarship was made in the will of Alice Pierce Waddington, B.A. 1910. Awarded annually on the basis of the work of the second year; to qualify the student must have completed at least four courses in history by the end of the second year. Under the terms of the will the following standards must be taken into account in making the award: scholastic ability and attainment, integrity of character and purpose.

The Thomas M. Walsh, M.A., Memorial Prize in History

Established by W.G. McNeil, B.A. 1913 and J.F.C. Whalley, B.A. 1913 in memory of their classmate Thomas M. Walsh, M.A. 1913. Awarded annually to the student with the highest standing in the history courses of a program leading to an honours B.A. in History. In determining the award, essays that have been prescribed during the session will be taken into account.

Donna Watts Award in History

Established in December 2008 in honour of Mrs. Donna Watts, Teacher of History at the Kingston Collegiate and Vocational School (1962-1988), Honorary President of the Queen's Women's Association (1974-1984), and wife of Dr. Ronald L. Watts, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University (1974-1984). Awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement to students registered in a major, minor or medial in History, within the Faculty of Arts and Science, who are graduates of Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute.

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