Awards

Award Ceremony

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers many grants and awards for undergraduate student with excellent performance in German, Italian and Spanish courses.

The awards are given out to graduating students and to continuing students at the end of each academic year. The Department reviews student achievement and top students are selected to receive one (or more) of the scholarships, prizes and other merit-based awards. Students do not need to submit an application as these upper year awards are granted automatically by the Department. Students will be notified by the Student Awards Office if they have been selected for an award.

Departmental Medal (LLCU)

A medal is awarded annually by the University to the candidate graduating with an honours degree with A standing who is deemed by a Department of the Faculty of Arts & Science to have achieved the highest standing in a concentration offered by the Department. Only one candidate is nominated for a medal.

Languages, Literatures and Cultures Scholarship

Established in February 2004 by the Department of German and last revised in May 2020 by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering second, third or fourth year of a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree with an academic plan offered by the department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.  Selection will be made by the Awards Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Science.

German Awards

The Ambassador of Austria Book Prize in German
Book prize given to an outstanding student in GRMN or GMST Plan

Ambassador of Switzerland Book Prize in German
Book prize given to an outstanding graduating student in GRMN or GMST Plan

The Book Prize in German given by the Consul General (Toronto) of the Federal Republic of Germany
Book prize given to an outstanding student in GRMN or GMST Plan

Elizabeth and Hilda Laird Scholarship in German
Established by Elizabeth B. Laird, B.A. '36, B.L.S. (Toronto) in memory of her cousin Hilda C. Laird, B.A. '18, B.L.S. (Pratt), Ph.D. (Cornell), who was Head of the Department of German at Queen's from 1947 to 1962. Awarded on the basis of high academic standing to a student entering the fourth year of an honours program in German.

Hilda C. Laird Prize in German
Founded by former associates and students to honour Professor Hilda C. Laird upon the occasion of her retirement, as an expression of gratitude and affection. Awarded to an outstanding student in German to be nominated by the Head of the Department.

Herbert F. Malcolm Award
Established by his son, John Malcolm, Arts 1953, in memory of Herbert F. Malcolm, B.Theol. 1926, and who registered with the Arts and Science class in 1925. Awarded annually to the student who has the most outstanding performance in second year German courses. The standing will be determined by averaging the marks obtained in two courses.

Susan Near Prize In German
Founded by the late Susan Near of Toronto. Awarded to the student who obtains the highest standing in any 6.0 units in GRMN at the 400-level.

The Wallace Near Prizes in German #1
Founded by the late W.W. Near, Esq. of Toronto. Awarded to the student who obtains the highest  standing in 6.0 units in GRMN at the 300-level.  The standing will be determined by averaging the marks obtained in two 3.0 unit courses.

The Wallace Near Prizes in German #2
Founded by the late W.W. Near, Esq. of Toronto. Awarded to the student who obtains the second highest  standing in 6.0 units in GRMN at the 300-level.  The standing will be determined by averaging the marks obtained in two 3.0 unit courses.

Italian Awards

The Ambassador of Switzerland's Book Prize in Italian
Book prize awarded to an outstanding graduating student in ITLN Plan

Italian Cultural Institute's Book Prize
Book prize awarded to an outstanding graduating student in ITLN Plan

The Alvera Salute Lundquist Memorial Scholarship in Italian #1
Established by the late Alvera Salute Lundquist and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to the student who has achieved the highest standing in ITLN 331 or 332.

The Alvera Salute Lundquist Memorial Scholarship in Italian #2
Established by the late Alvera Salute Lundquist and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to the student who has achieved the highest standing in ITLN 205.

The Alvera Salute Lundquist Memorial Scholarship in Italian #3
Established by the late Alvera Salute Lundquist and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to the student who has achieved the highest standing in an ITLN course at the 300-level.

Spanish Awards

The Ambassador of Spain's Book Prize in Spanish
Book prize awadred to an outstanding graduating student in SPAN Plan

The Susan Near Prize in Spanish #1
Founded by the late Susan Near of Toronto.  Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to the student who has the highest standing in SPAN 301.

The Susan Near Prize in Spanish #2
Founded by the late Susan Near of Toronto.  Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to the student who has the highest standing in SPAN 302.

The Susan Near Prize in Spanish #3
Founded by the late Susan Near of Toronto.  Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to the student who has the highest standing in SPAN 351 or 352.

The Wallace Near Prize in Spanish #1
Founded by the late W.W. Near Esq. of Toronto. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to the student who has the highest standing in SPAN 380 or 381.

The Wallace Near Prize in Spanish #2
Founded by the late W.W. Near Esq. of Toronto. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to the student who has the highest standing in SPAN 204.

The Wallace Near Prize in Spanish #3
Founded by the late W.W. Near Esq. of Toronto. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to the student who has the highest standing in SPAN 205.

The Garton Memorial Graduating Prize in Spanish
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Clare J. Garton in memory of their daughter, Marilyn Eva, who graduated from Queen's University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree, and in 1973 with a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Education degree. Awarded to the student graduating in a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program with the highest standing in a major or medial concentration in Spanish.

The Garton Memorial Prize in Spanish Literature
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Clare J. Garton in memory of their daughter, Marilyn Eva, who graduated from Queen's University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree, and in 1973 with a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Education degree. Awarded to the student who has the highest standing in a third- or fourth-year course on Peninsular Spanish Literature, provided that the standing is first class.

The Harry W. Hilborn Memorial Prize in Spanish
Established by colleagues, friends and former students of Harry W. Hilborn, Professor of Spanish at Queen's from 1950 to 1970. Awarded to the student with a concentration in Spanish who has high standing in a course or a combination of courses at the 300 or 400 level in Spanish (excluding SPAN 301 and 302) provided that such standing is first class.

Garton Memorial Graduating Awards for Continuing Studies in Spanish
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Clare J. Garton in memory of their daughter, Marilyn Eva, who graduated from Queen's University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree, and in 1973 with a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Education degree. Awarded to a graduating student on the basis of academic excellence who has applied for continuing education in Spanish. Two awards are to be given: one for study in Latin America and one for study in Spain.

Loretta Johnson Scholarships in Spanish
Established by Eleanor Smith in honour of Mrs. Loretta Johnson, a former lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Italian, who retired in 1991 after 40 years of service. There are two scholarships to be awarded: one in SPAN P10 and  SPAN 112 to the student who has the highest standing, provided the student has A standing and is proceeding to further studies in Spanish at Queen's in the following session.

Eleanor A. Smith Prize in Spanish
Established by Eleanor A. Smith and awarded to the student with the highest standing (provided that it is A standing) in a minor, medial or major concentration in Spanish who is returning from a third-year-abroad program at a Spanish-speaking university to complete the final year at Queen's.

 

Study Abroad Awards

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers awards to students spending one or two semesters at a university abroad. The awards are given based on the academic excellence.

Study in Germany awards

  • The Ernst Loeb Memorial Scholarship in German
    Established by colleagues, students, and friends in memory of Ernst Loeb, much loved and respected professor at Queen's University 1970-1987, this scholarship is awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department to a deserving student at the end of his or her second year who will spend the third year of a four-year Bachelor of Arts program with a major or medial concentration in German at a German-speaking university. The award will be made both on the basis of need and overall academic standing in German language and literature and other cognate courses taken at Queen's and is intended to encourage a greater understanding of the German culture to which Professor Ernst Loeb made such an outstanding contribution.

  • The Jean Shields Sanders Scholarship in German
    Established by Mrs. Joan Drabek (Arts 1952) of Vancouver in memory of her mother, Jean Shields Sanders (Arts 1914). Awarded annually at the end of the second year on the recommendation of the Department to an outstanding Canadian student who will spend the third year of a four-year Bachelor of Arts program with a major or medial concentration in German at a German speaking university. All courses necessary for eligibility to spend the third year abroad for credit under departmental and faculty regulations must have been completed. The award will be made on the basis of high overall academic standing in German language and literature and other cognate courses taken at Queen's in both the first and second years and is intended to recognize exceptional promise in the discipline.

Study in Italy award

  • The Spanish & Italian Travel Bursary
    Awarded at the end of second year on the basis of academic achievement to a student who will be studying at a Spanish or Italian-speaking university in third year, or part of that year, and who will be returning to further studies in Spanish or Italian at Queen's University in the following session

Study in a Spanish- speaking country awards

  • The Spanish & Italian Travel Bursary
    Awarded at the end of second year on the basis of academic achievement to a student who will be studying at a Spanish or Italian-speaking university in third year, or part of that year, and who will be returning to further studies in Spanish or Italian at Queen's University in the following session

  • The Garton Memorial Award for Study Abroad
    Awarded to a student in either a minor, medial or major concentration in Spanish, with the highest overall average, who will study abroad and acquire transfer credits in Spanish. One or two awards are to be given, with preference given to study in Latin American and/or Spain

Queen's Exchange Bursary

All students participating in a Queen's formal exchange are eligible for an Exchange Bursary.
All domestic students (Canadian citizens and permanent residents) will be required to apply for government student financial assistance in order to be considered for exchange (or BISC) bursary assistance. Generally a student will be expected to have qualified for at least $5,000 of government student assistance. Queen's students participating in an exchange may also apply for a Queen's General Bursary.

If you wish to be considered for assistance, please submit the Exchange Study Bursary application to the Student Awards Office.