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Department of English 2020-2021 Featured Awards
Annual A.C Hamilton Award
The A.C Hamilton Award was established by the department of English to honour A.C “Bert” Hamilton (pictured left) for his dedication, mentorship and intellect as a professor in the department.
In honour of A.C Hamilton, one of the Department’s most distinguished scholars, his name was given to the annual prize for the Department’s best doctoral dissertation.
Lindsay Young, PhD
The Helen Richards Campbell Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing – Wendy Li
Established by the Campbell Family in memory of Helen Richards Campbell, who graduated from Queen's in 1978 at the age of 81. Awarded to the student with the highest standing in any creative writing course (CWRI) at the 200 level.
The McIlquham Foundation Prize in English – Daniel Green
Founded by the parents of Mr. J. Max McIlquham, a student at Queen's University 1912-1915, who was killed on service overseas. Awarded to a student for an original poem, short story, or play. Competitive papers must be submitted to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) by 1 February. Each paper must bear a motto instead of the author's name, and must have attached to it a sealed envelope, bearing the same motto, and containing a signed declaration that it is the author's unaided composition.
The Arts 1901 Fellowship in English – Kristin Forster
Established by the class of 1901. Awarded on the basis of high academic standing to a student with a concentration in English.
The James H. Stitt Prize in Poetry – Sebastien Molgat
Founded by the late James H. Stitt, Q.C. Open to all undergraduate students, including those in the graduating year. Competitive poems must be submitted to the Associate University Registrar (Student Awards) by 1 April.
The Maureen Mogan English Scholarship
Established in May 2010 by the Estate of Maureen Mogan, B.A. (Hons.) 1959, and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to the highest achieving students entering third year in the Department of English in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Selection will be made by the Awards Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Science.
This year we had multiple winners of the award, including Ashanthi Francis and Martin Hayes
The Laura Shibley Scholarship – Fred Hook
Founded by the late Edith Marion Carey of New Westminster, British Columbia. Awarded annually to a student entering the final year of a program in honours English who has shown imagination in the writing of English prose composition.
The Professor Leopold Havelock Thorburn Memorial Scholarship - Stephanie Lam
Established by his sister Miss Barbara E. Thorburn in memory of Leopold Havelock Thorburn, B.A. '44 (Queen's), M.A. '64 (Cambridge). Awarded by recommendation of the Department of English on the basis of the work of the second year to a student who records the intention to take an honours B.A. with a concentration in English. To be eligible, the student must have taken at least four courses in English counting toward a major concentration in the first and second years.
The John W. Bell and Janet S. Bell Memorial Scholarship – Emma Ventresca
Established in June 2008 by the Estate of John Wycliffe Hamilton Bell, Ph.D. 1972, in memory of his parents John W. Bell and Janet S. Bell. Awarded to students entering third or fourth year of a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program with a major or medial concentration in English, who demonstrate academic excellence in a course or courses emphasizing 20th Century English Literature. Selection will be made by the Awards Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Phyllis M. Camm Memorial Scholarship – Jacob Pittini
Established in December 1971 and last revised in May 2020 by relatives and friends in memory of Phyllis Marion (Hough) Camm, BA (Honours) 1944. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering the fourth year of a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree with a major or medial plan in English. Selection will be made by the Awards Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Science.
The Roscoe R. Miller Scholarship in English – Kelsey Watt
Awarded to a student entering the third or fourth year of an honours program in English who has achieved high standing in the preceding year in the courses of the program concentration.
James Cappon Memorial Scholarship in English – Tessa Warburton
Established in May 1940 by Miss Alice Macnee, in memory Dr. James Cappon, MA, LLD 1921, formerly Head of the Department of English and Dean of the Faculty of Arts. Last revised in May 2020. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to a student entering second, third or fourth year of a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree with an academic plan offered by the Department of English. Selection will be made by the Awards Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Science.
The Pearl Payne Book Prize – Samuel Russell
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.
Danbe Foundation & B. Crook Scholarship in English – Annalynn Plopp
Established in November 2015 and revised in May 2018 in honour of Barbara Crook, Artsci '79, and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering second year of a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in English in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Selection will be made by the Awards Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Science.
The G. Joseph Cooper Scholarship – Paris Tomazic
Established in February 1997 by G. Joseph Cooper, B.Ed. 1972, in memory of this mother, Molly Cooper and last revised in January 2020. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering third year of a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree with an academic plan offered by the Department of English. Selection will be made by the Awards Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Science.