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Upper-Year Scholarships and Awards

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Jack Adams Memorial Scholarship in Global Business and Digital Arts

One scholarship, valued at up to $1,200, is awarded annually to a full-time student undergraduate entering Year Four of the Bachelor of Global Business and Digital Arts program in the Faculty of Arts, Stratford Campus. Selection will be based on academic achievement (minimum 80% cumulative average). This fund is made possible by donations from Jack’s family: Helen Adams, Judith Adams and Robert Black, Catherine Adams and Salvatore Di Bella. No application is necessary.

Anna Ager Memorial Scholarship in Classical Studies

One scholarship, valued at $2,000, is awarded annually to a full-time honours undergraduate student enrolled in Year Four in the Department of Classical Studies in the Faculty of Arts. Selection is made on the basis of academic excellence (minimum 80% average in Classical Studies). This fund is made possible by a donation from Professor Sheila Ager and Mr. Bill Binney in loving memory of Anna Ager.

Ali Arts Entrepreneurship Award

One award, valued at $2,500, is provided annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Two, Three, or Four in the Faculty of Arts who is pursuing an entrepreneurial endeavour. Selection will be made on the basis of academic achievement (minimum 75%), and a letter (1-2 pages maximum) describing the student's passion for entrepreneurship (e.g., involvement in Velocity Residence, Velocity start-ups, GreenHouse, etc.). Interested students should submit an application by October 1. This fund is made possible by a donation from alumnus Mr. Tanveer Ali (BA '09), who experienced firsthand how an Arts education can provide a solid foundation for success in the business world.

Ambassadors to Canada Book Prizes

The Ambassadors to Canada Book Prizes include the following:

Ambassador of Austria Book Prizes

This prize is awarded annually to an outstanding full-time student in Year Four in German studies.

Ambassador of Belgium Book Prize

This prize is awarded annually to a promising full-time student in Year Four in French studies.

Ambassador of France Book Prizes

This prize is awarded annually to an outstanding full-time student in Year Two or Three in French studies.

Ambassador of Germany Book Prize

This prize is awarded annually to an outstanding full-time student in Year Two or Three in German studies.

Ambassador of Russia Book Prize

This prize is awarded annually to an outstanding full-time student in Year Four in Russian studies.

Ambassador of Switzerland Book Prizes

These prizes are awarded annually to outstanding students in each of French, German, and Italian.

Anthropology Citizenship Award

Each year, the Department of Anthropology recognizes one or two outstanding and well-rounded students who have shown exceptional commitment to the Department and the University of Waterloo as a whole. Successful candidates will have demonstrated enthusiasm, respectfulness, a positive attitude, hard work, and academic excellence while progressing toward a degree majoring in Anthropology. Recipients will receive a monetary award of $250.

Anthropology Silver Medal

A silver medal is awarded annually to a third- or fourth-year Anthropology Major student who has demonstrated academic excellence.

Upkar Arora School of Accounting and Finance Leadership Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at $2,500, is provided annually to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in Year Three or Four in any program in the School of Accounting and Finance. Eligible candidates will be in excellent academic standing (minimum 80% cumulative average) and have a strong interest in entrepreneurship, volunteerism, and civic or community leadership. Interested students should apply by October 1. This fund is made possible by a donation from alumnus Upkar Arora (MAcc ’85).

Arts Associate Dean's Undergraduate Prize

One prize, valued at up to $150, is presented to the Faculty of Arts student with the highest overall average in courses taken at the University of Waterloo. The recipient must be in good standing, have completed Year Two, and be continuing in a full-time undergraduate degree program.

Arts Student Union Award

One award, valued at $200, is offered by the Arts Student Union each term to an undergraduate Arts student who has been actively involved in University student affairs and who has a minimum overall average of 70% or better. Applications should be submitted at the beginning of each term.

Robin K. Banks/Pacioli Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at $1,000, is provided annually to an Accounting and Financial Management student entering Year Two. The scholarship is based on academic merit combined with contributions and involvement in extracurricular activities. Applications should be submitted during the 1B term by March 15.

Robin K. Banks/Pacioli Fellowships

Two fellowships, valued at $1,500 each, are provided annually; one to an Accounting and Financial Management student entering Year Three and one to an Accounting and Financial Management student entering Year Four. The fellowship is based on academic merit combined with contributions and involvement in extracurricular activities. Each recipient will be required to provide a maximum of eight hours per week of teaching/research assistance for faculty for one of their two terms. Selection of the term will be at the discretion of the recipient. Fellows will be allocated to faculty members based upon their requests for teaching/research assistance for a specific term. Applications should be submitted during the 2B and 3B terms by July 15.

Robin K. Banks Scholarship

The Faculty of Arts presents two scholarships, valued at $500 each, to students entering Year Four who have achieved the highest overall average at the end of Year Three. One scholarship is provided to a full-time student in an Honours Regular or Departmental Co-op plan and one scholarship to a student in Honours Arts and Business Co-op. Robin K. Banks served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts from 1979 to 1991. His first concerns were always the quality of education offered to our students and their ability to benefit from it.

Randy Bauslaugh Arts Entrepreneurship Award

One award, valued at $2,000, is provided annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Two, Three, or Four in the Faculty of Arts who is pursuing an entrepreneurial endeavour. Selection will be made on the basis of good academic standing (minimum 70% average) and a letter (two pages maximum) describing the student’s passion for entrepreneurship (e.g., involvement in Velocity Residence, Velocity start-ups, GreenHouse, etc.). Preference will be given to students with financial need. Interested students should submit a Full-Time Bursary application and letter by October 1. This fund is made possible by a donation from alumnus Randy Bauslaugh, (BA ’77, History) who experienced firsthand how an arts education can provide a solid foundation for career success and who believes in supporting entrepreneurship at the University of Waterloo. 

Kim Biggar Award

This award, valued at up to $150, is presented to a Faculty of Arts student, entering Year Two of a full-time non-professional program, with the highest overall average in courses taken at the University of Waterloo. The recipient must be in good standing, have completed Year One in Arts at Waterloo, and be continuing in Year Two of a full-time undergraduate degree program.

Sandra Burt Essay Award

One award, valued at $500, is presented annually to a third- or fourth-year student majoring in Women’s Studies in the Faculty of Arts. Interested students may nominate themselves by submitting a paper they have written in the previous year (January 1– December 30) for a Women’s Studies course. Instructors of Women’s Studies courses may also nominate a student who has submitted an outstanding paper in the course they are teaching. This award has been established to honour the first co-ordinator of Women’s Studies, Dr. Sandra Burt. Deadline for submission of papers will be January 15 to the Women’s Studies office.

Geoffrey F. Butler Award

One award, valued at up to $500, will be provided annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Three or Four in the Faculty of Arts, majoring in Fine Arts, Theatre and Performance, or Music. Successful candidates must be in good academic standing (minimum cumulative average of 70%). Interested students should submit an application, accompanied by a written submission describing how the award will contribute to advancing their achievement of a specific project in their chosen major by February 15. Selection will be made by the Arts Undergraduate Scholarship Committee. This fund is made possible by donations from friends and colleagues of the late Geoffrey F. Butler.

Cadesky Tax Award

One award, valued at $2,500, is provided annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Four in any program in the School of Accounting and Finance. Selection will be made on the basis of academic excellence in AFM 362 and AFM 363 (tax courses) and extracurricular involvement including sports and/or volunteer activities. Interested students should submit an application by October 1. This fund is made possible by a donation from Cadesky and Associates LLP ‘Cadesky Tax.’

Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery Volunteer Award

One award, valued at $100, is presented annually to a Fine Arts student who has shown initiative and responsible service in support of the administration of the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery.

William Chadwick Book Prize

This award is presented to the student achieving the highest grade in DRAMA 409 (Theatre Criticism).

Chalmers Family Arts and Culture Experience Award

Awards, valued at between $2,000 and $5,000, will be presented twice a year to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in Year Two, Three, or Four in the Faculty of Arts. Successful candidates must have a minimum overall average of 75% and demonstrate volunteer, intern, or work experience in the arts and culture sector outside of the University of Waterloo. Interested students should submit an application by October 15 or February 15. This fund is made possible by a donation from the Chalmers Family.

Anish Chopra Excellence in Finance Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at $2,500, will be presented annually to a full-time undergraduate student entering Year Four in any program in the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF). The successful candidate will have demonstrated academic excellence (cumulative average of 80% or greater) and show an interest in finance through work experience and/or related activities, such as finance competitions or the SAF Student-run Investment Fund. Interested students should submit an application by October 1. This fund is made possible by a donation from Anish Chopra, MAcc ’94.

Classical Studies Essay Prize

A prize, valued at $100, is awarded each Fall to the student who, in the opinion of faculty, has submitted the best essay in any course offered in Classical Studies in the previous year.

Classical Studies Prize in Greek History

A prize, valued at $100, is awarded annually to the Classical Studies major obtaining the highest grade in CLAS 251.

Classical Studies Prize in Roman History

A prize, valued at $100, is awarded annually to the Classical Studies major obtaining the highest grade in CLAS 252.

Classical Studies Prize in Visual/Material Culture

A prize, valued at $100, is presented annually to the Classical Studies major who attains the highest grade in a course in ancient art and architecture.

Classical Studies Scholarship for New Majors

A prize, valued at $500, is awarded annually to a new major in any on-campus program in Classical Studies.  

Classics Companion Prize

A prize, valued at $100, is presented annually to the student or students who have done most for other classics students as well as for themselves to enhance their formal learning experience.

Bessie Elnora Cleary Award

A prize, valued at $250, is awarded annually to a Classical or Medieval Studies student going to an accredited teacher's college based on academic achievement. Preference will be given to students applying to a teacher's college in Ontario who intend to teach at the primary level.

Jim Colvin Scholarship in Computing and Financial Management

One scholarship, valued at up to $1,200, will be awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Three or Four of the Computing and Financial Management program. Selection is based on strong academic achievement (minimum overall average of 80%) and leadership abilities as demonstrated through involvement in extracurricular activities. Interested students must apply by February 1. This fund is made possible by a donation from Jim Colvin, BMath ’84 (Computer Science).

Concordia Club Award

The Concordia Club of Kitchener/Waterloo offers a $1,000 award annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Two, Three, or Four in the Faculty of Arts, whose major or minor is in German. Selection of the recipient is based on academic achievement with a minimum average of 80%, demonstrated leadership as indicated by active participation in university or community extra-curricular activities, and performance in German courses. Interested students must apply by February 15. This fund is made possible by a donation from the Concordia Club. 

Auggie Corvino Memorial Award

In memory of the late artist Auggie Corvino, his friends have established a $400 award to be presented annually to a distinguished second-year student enrolled in Honours Fine Arts.

Helen L. Cross Memorial Scholarship in Fine Arts

One scholarship has been established by Ted Cross to honour the memory of his late wife, Helen L. Cross. Scholarships are made to full-time female undergraduate students entering second-year Arts and majoring in Fine Arts. Preference will be given to female students who have a home address in Northern Ontario (defined as north of North Bay). Selection will be made by faculty in the Fine Arts Department (no application necessary). Helen was a long-time friend and supporter of the University with a natural love for the visual arts. She found much beauty and peace in her visits to many of the world's great art galleries.

Currie Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at up to $350, is given annually to an outstanding full-time Psychology student in the Faculty of Arts who is entering Year Three or Year Four.

Linda and Scott Davis Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at $1,000, is awarded annually to an outstanding full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Two, Three, or Four in a co-op program in the Faculty of Arts on the basis of academic excellence (minimum 80%). This fund is made possible by a donation from Linda and Scott Davis.

James and Edith Davis Scholarship

Two scholarships, valued at $1,500 each, are provided annually to outstanding students enrolled in second or third year in the Faculty of Arts who are majoring in History or Political Science. Preference will be given to candidates who have made meaningful contributions through involvement in extracurricular activities within the school or community. Interested students are to submit an application by February 1. This scholarship is made possible by a gift from Eleanor Kaufman to the Canadian Federation of University Women Kitchener-Waterloo Charitable Fund (CFUW K-W Charitable Fund). Eleanor, a long-time member of the CFUW K-W, established this fund in honour of her late parents, James and Edith Davis, who encouraged and supported her to pursue higher education.

Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies Book Prizes

Books are awarded annually to the most deserving students in Beginners, Intermediate, and Honours Spanish. 

Dixon Scholarships in International Trade

Several scholarships, of varying amounts, are awarded annually to outstanding students enrolled in any year of Honours Arts and Business Co-op who are pursuing a specialization or minor in International Trade. These scholarships are supported by the Ross and Doris Dixon Charitable Foundation.

Drama and Speech Communication Senior Scholarships

Several scholarships, of varying amounts, are provided annually to outstanding upper-year students registered in a Major or Honours academic plan in the Department of Drama and Speech Communication.

Herbert and Raymonde Dubé Memorial Scholarship

One or two scholarships, valued at up to $1,000, are awarded to a fourth-year student registered in French Teaching Specialization in the Department of French Studies. The recipient will be selected on the basis of high academic achievement in French along with a demonstrable contribution to French life on campus.

Andrew James Dugan Memorial Prizes

Two prizes, valued at up to $500 each, are presented annually; one is awarded to the best essay written on a literary question or subject and submitted in a 300- or 400-level English course, and one is awarded to the best written document that addresses a rhetoric and/or professional communication question or subject and submitted in a 300- or 400 level English ccourse. These awards honour the memory of local journalist and Waterloo alumnus, Andrew James Dugan, BA '90.

J.W. Dyck Honours Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the late J.W. Dyck, the founder of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies. Valued at $1,000, it is awarded to the student with the highest overall average entering the second or third year of a German and/or Russian/Slavic program. Students may only win the award once. Results are announced in September.

J. William and Sarah Dyck Scholarship for Russian Mennonite Studies

One scholarship, valued at $1,000, is provided annually to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in studies at Conrad Grebel University College. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ongoing active academic interest in, and have produced a substantive research paper contributing to, the understanding of the Mennonite experience. Preference will go to students whose paper focuses on the Russian Mennonite experience. This fund is made possible by a donation from J. William and Sarah Dyck.

Faculty of Arts Upper-Year Scholarships

The Faculty of Arts awards scholarships of varying amounts to outstanding full- and part-time students on the basis of overall average. These scholarships are supported through donations from faculty, staff, and retirees to the Senate Scholarship Fund.

Antonio Fama Award in Spanish and Latin American Studies

A prize, valued at $200, will be awarded annually to the Honours Spanish and Latin American Studies student obtaining the highest average in SPAN 228.

Fine Arts Memorial Award

These awards honour the memory of deceased students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the Fine Arts Department. Contributions have been received in memory of:

Elizabeth (Liz) Edwards

Vernon Hacking

Pat Hurley

Virgil Burnett

C.J. Mills

Awards are made, as funds permit, to undergraduate students enrolled in second, third, or fourth year of Fine Arts (full- or part-time) who are mature students, have an above average academic standing, and demonstrate their ability based on a portfolio presentation. Interested students should apply directly to the Fine Arts Department. If a suitable mature student is not identified, consideration will be given to all undergraduate students in Fine Arts.

Jacqueline Forster Scholarship in French Language

One scholarship, valued at $1,000, is awarded annually in honour of her FR 155/156 students by Jacqueline Forster, French language instructor at Waterloo from 1976 to 1989 and recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award in 1989. This scholarship is awarded to the most promising on-campus student in a first- or second-year French course who intends to major in French.

Phyllis Young Forsyth Senior Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at up to $600, is provided annually to an outstanding upper-year student registered in a Major or Honours academic plan in Classical Studies.

R.L. Fowler Intermediate Greek Language Prize

A prize, valued at $100, is awarded annually to the student who attains the highest grade in a Greek course beyond GRK 201. To qualify for the prize the student must enrol in a further Greek course.

Department of French Prize

A prize, valued at $200, is awarded annually by the Department of French Studies to the fourth-year French major who attains the highest overall average in French.

Department of French Studies Memorial Scholarships

These scholarships honour deceased students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the Department of French Studies. Scholarships are made, as funds permit, to full-time undergraduate students at any level in French Studies in the Faculty of Arts on the basis of academic achievement. Contributions have been received in memory of Nicole Rolland and Professor Robert L. Myers.

Robert E. Gobeil Auditing Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at up to $500, has been established by Alcan and many friends of Mr. Gobeil. Mr. Gobeil was a founding member of the University's Accounting Advisory Council. The scholarship is awarded annually to the third-year Accounting and Financial Management student who has achieved excellence in AFM 101 and AFM 202 (or 203 or 204) and who does not hold another major University of Waterloo award.

Monique Goold Scholarship in Accounting and Finance

One scholarship, valued at $2,000, is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Two, Three, or Four in any program in the School of Accounting and Finance in the Faculties of Arts, Math, or Science on the basis of academic achievement (minimum 80% cumulative average) and a demonstrated commitment to helping others achieve their academic goals by working or volunteering as a teaching assistant or a tutor. Interested students should submit an application by October 1. This fund is made possible by a donation from Kieng Iv (MAcc '11) in recognition and appreciation of an elementary school teacher who had a positive impact on his life.

Mariela A. Gutiérrez Award in Translation Studies

A prize, valued at $100, will be awarded annually to the student with the highest average in the Translation plan in the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies.

S.B.P. Haag Junior Greek Language Prize

A prize, valued at $100, is awarded annually to the student who attains the highest grade in GRK 102. To qualify for the prize the student must enrol in a further Greek course at the 200- level.

Reginald A. Haney Award for Outstanding Student Graduating in the Legal Studies Program

One award, valued at $250, is presented annually to the student graduating from the Legal Studies program in the Faculty of Arts with the highest academic standing. This award is named in honour of Reginald A. Haney who received the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from the University of Waterloo in 2007, in recognition of his extraordinary service to the University, St. Jerome's University, and its affiliated Colleges as legal counsel, colleague, and friend.

Cathy Jane Harrison Award

This award has been established by Classical Studies in honour of Cathy Jane Harrison, BA Hons '99, winner of the Governor General's Silver Medal. It is presented, normally on an annual basis, to a graduating student who has demonstrated outstanding ability in one or both of the classical languages and literatures.

HEM History Scholarship for Academic Achievement and Community Service

One scholarship, valued at a minimum of $1,000, is provided annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Three or Four in the Department of History in the Faculty of Arts on the basis of academic excellence (minimum 80%) and commitment to university or community service. Interested students should submit an application by February 15. The HEM History Scholarship is named in honour of retired professors Patrick Harrigan, John English, and Wendy Mitchinson. Their commitment to the History program at Waterloo has influenced generations of students who sought the honorees’ expertise, advice, and guidance during undergraduate or graduate studies in History.

Lynn Holmes Memorial Award

One award, valued at up to $500, is awarded annually to an Honours Fine Arts student who has completed, with distinction, three years of studio work and elects to continue in the fourth year.

C.D. Howe Memorial Foundation Scholarships for Excellence in International Trade

Several scholarships, valued at $1,500 each, are awarded annually to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in Year Two, Three, or Four of the International Trade minor in the Faculty of Arts. Selection is based on academic achievement. This fund is made possible by a donation from the C.D. Howe Memorial Foundation to recognize Mr. Howe's remarkable contribution to Canada's economic development.

Stephen Huss Memorial Scholarship

Two scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, are awarded annually to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in Year Four in the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts. Selection will be made on the basis of academic excellence (minimum 80% average) and extracurricular involvement in the area of mental health. Interested students should submit an application by February 15. This fund is made possible by a donation from alumni Dennis and Elizabeth Huss in loving memory of their son Stephen, who struggled with mental illness. Despite these challenges, Stephen courageously lived life to the fullest, inspiring listeners the world over with his music and visual creations. 

Paul D. Imrie Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at $2,500, is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Two, Three, or Four in the Department of Political Science in the Faculty of Arts on the basis of academic excellence (minimum 80%). This fund is made possible by a donation from Paul D. Imrie, BA ’81, majoring in political science.

Jha Family Scholarship for Excellence in Finance

One scholarship, valued at $2,500, will be awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student in Year Three or Four in any program in the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF). The successful candidate will have demonstrated academic excellence (minimum 85% cumulative average), as well as an average of 85% in the following finance courses as it relates to their program: Accounting & Financial Management: AFM 121, AFM 273, and AFM 274; Science/Biotechnology – CPA: AFM 273 and AFM 274; Computing & Financial Management: AFM 121, AFM 272, and AFM 372; Mathematics/CPA: AFM 272 and AFM 372. Preference will be given to students who show an interest in pursuing a career in finance through work experiences and/or related activities, such as finance competitions or the SAF Student-run Investment Fund. Interested students should submit an application by October 1. This fund is made possible by a donation from Professor Ranjini Jha, School of Accounting and Finance.

Kerr Ostrander Leadership for Tomorrow Awards

Up to three awards, valued at up to $2,500 each, will be granted to full-time students enrolled in Year Three or Four in the Faculty of Arts. Recipients will have contributed to the public good by challenging conventional wisdom and taking the path less traveled in their studies, extracurricular activities, and/or community involvement. To be eligible, candidates must have a minimum overall average of 75%. Application deadlines are June 15, October 15, and February 15 each year.  

Professor and Mrs. John Kersell Scholarship in Political Science

One scholarship, valued at $1,500, is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo. The scholarship will be awarded to the student who achieves the highest grade in PSci 100 – Introduction to Government (minimum 80%). Dr. John (Jack) Kersell came to the University of Waterloo in 1967 and taught Public Administration and Policy at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He helped to establish the Canadian Studies program and retired in 1996. This scholarship is provided to encourage students to pursue (or continue to pursue) studies in political science.

Karem Langer Pardo Upper-Year Scholarship in Spanish

One scholarship, valued at $2,500, is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Two, Three, or Four in the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies. Selection will be made on the basis of academic achievement (minimum 80% overall average). No application is necessary. This scholarship is made possible by James F. McCollum (PhD Rice, Economics, BA UW, Honours Geography & Economics) in honour of his friend Karem Langer Pardo (PhD Ottawa, Spanish) to recognize their mutual appreciation of Spanish literature and, of literature, languages, and learning in general.

Laura Lopez Kok Memorial Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at up to $1,000, is awarded annually to an undergraduate student enrolled in Year Three of Spanish and Latin American Studies in the Faculty of Arts. Students must have achieved a major average of 80% and must have applied to study abroad in one of the department’s exchange programs. This fund is made possible by a donation from Clifton Kok LLP in memory of Laura Lopez Kok, wife of one of the firm’s partners. Mrs. Kok taught at Waterloo as a sessional instructor and enjoyed much success teaching first-year Spanish courses. This award honours her passion for the learning process, as well as her love of travel.

Jeanne La France Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at up to $400, is awarded in honour of Professor Jeanne La France who taught French-Canadian literature at Waterloo from 1966 to 1979. Eligible for the award are students entering their fourth year of a degree with French as a single or joint major who have a minimum overall average of 83%.

Marlies Loewen Schaan Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at $2,000, is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Two, Three, or Four in the Department of Political Science in the Faculty of Arts. Selection will be made on the basis of academic excellence (minimum 80% cumulative average) with preference given to Conrad Grebel University College students and/or residents. This fund is made possible by a donation from Dr. Mark Schaan '02 (Political Science) in honour of his mother, Marlies Loewen Schaan, who helped finance his education.

MAcc Class of 1986 Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at up to $1,200, is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Two or Three in Accounting and Financial Management in the Faculty of Arts on the basis of academic excellence (minimum 80% average) and participation in volunteer activities. Interested students should submit an application by October 1. This fund is made possible by the Master of Accounting class of 1986 in honour of their 30th anniversary reunion. 

Isobel Mackay Upper-Year Scholarships

Several scholarships, valued at up to $500 each, are presented each year to undergraduate students in a degree program in the Faculty of Arts who have been away from formal education for a number of years and who have achieved a high academic standing. An application is not required. These awards honour Isobel Mackay who served as Academic Advisor, Mature Students, Faculty of Arts for many years. The awards are funded by an endowment which is generously supported by friends of the former Mature Student Services Office.

Donald C. MacKenzie Prize in Latin

A prize, valued at $100, is awarded annually to the student who attains the highest grade in LAT 101, 201, or 202. To qualify for the prize the recipient must enrol in a further Latin course at the 200- or 300-level.

McDonald's Second-Year Fine Arts Scholarship

McDonald's Restaurants of Canada has made available a scholarship with a value of approximately $200 to be awarded to a full-time Fine Arts major on the basis of performance in first-year courses and presentation of a portfolio.

J.C. McKegney Memorial Award

Two awards, valued at up to $400 each, may be presented annually to third- or fourth-year students in the Faculty of Arts who have shown outstanding academic performance and/or extracurricular interests in the Hispanic area: one in Peninsular Spanish Studies and one in Spanish American Studies. Applications should be submitted by March 1 each year.

A.B. McKie Memorial Scholarship

Two scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, are presented annually to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in Year Four in any program in the School of Accounting and Finance. The recipients will have achieved the highest cumulative grades in courses in the undergraduate tax sequences (either AFM 361 and 461; or AFM 362, 363, and 462). This fund is made possible by a donation from the Tax Executives Institute, Toronto Chapter in honour of A.B. (“Mac”) McKie.

Elwin N. Neuru MD Senior Latin Award

A $250 prize is to be awarded annually to the Honours Classical or Medieval Studies student obtaining the highest average in a minimum of two 300-level Latin courses in the third year of language study. To qualify, the student must continue in a 400-level Latin course.

Richard Nutbrown Memorial Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at $1,000, is provided annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Two, Three, or Four as a Political Science major in the Faculty of Arts. The recipient will have the highest grade in PSCI 225, PSCI 226, or PSCI 324. This fund is made possible by a donation from Heike Mertins, family, friends, faculty, staff, students, and former students in honour of Richard's esteemed teaching career at the University of Waterloo.

Nancy-Lou Patterson Award for Works on Paper

In honour of Professor Nancy-Lou Patterson, the founder of the University of Waterloo Department of Fine Arts, an award of $500 plus materials is presented annually for outstanding achievement in works on paper. The award is open to all upper-year Honours Fine Arts students. These works on paper will be judged by the faculty near the end of the academic year. Information about application procedures will be posted in the department close to the deadline.

R.L. Porter Book Prize

A book prize is awarded annually to the graduating Classical Studies student displaying the greatest academic achievement.

Portuguese Book Prize

In conjunction with the Portuguese Embassy, one book will be awarded annually to the most deserving student in Portuguese studies.

Psychology Memorial Award

Awards honour deceased students, alumni, staff, faculty, and friends of the Department of Psychology. Contributions have been received in memory of:

D. Amoroso

K. Bowers

M. Briedenbaugh

P. Bryden

Z. Kunda

R.H. Walters

Awards are made, as funds permit, to undergraduate and/or graduate students based on academic excellence.

Quarry Integrated Communication Inc. Co-op English Award

One award, valued at $500, is provided to a student registered in either third or fourth year of Honours Co-op English. The award recipient will have maintained a minimum overall average of 75% and will have demonstrated work-term experience in technical communication writing. During this work term, the student will have achieved a minimum work-term evaluation of Excellent. Interested candidates must provide a copy of the related work-term evaluation along with the application form to Student Awards & Financial Aid no later than February 15.

Rotary Club of Stratford Award

One award, valued at $2,500, is presented annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Three or Four of the Global Business Digital Arts program at the Waterloo Stratford Campus. The successful candidate will be in good academic standing, display leadership in community activities and volunteerism. Preference will be given to students who reside in Perth County. This fund is made possible by a donation from the Rotary Club of Stratford. Interested students are invited to submit an application by October 15.

Janet and Robert Ryan French Studies Third Year Away Award

One award, valued at $500, is presented annually to an outstanding undergraduate student enrolled in Year Three of the French Teaching Specialization or Honours French program in the Department of French Studies. The recipient must be participating in one of the approved French Immersion exchange programs which include the Université de Nantes, the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, or the MICEFA Paris program. Selection will be based on academic achievement (minimum cumulative average of 80%).

Margaret A. Ryan Prize

In honour of Professor Robert Ryan’s mother, this prize is awarded each year to the student with the highest final grade in FR 203.

School of Accounting and Finance Servant Leadership Scholarship

One scholarship, valued at $2,500, is provided annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Four in any program in the School of Accounting and Finance. Eligible candidates will be in excellent academic standing (minimum 80% overall average) and have demonstrated leadership in service to others, the community, or the world at large. Strong preference will be given to students who have also shown an interest in entrepreneurship. Interested students should apply by October 1. This fund is made possible by a donation from alumnus Howie Kroon (MAcc ’88) and his family.

School of Accounting and Finance Volunteer Award

One award, valued at $2,500, is provided annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Two, Three, or Four in any program in the School of Accounting and Finance in the Faculties of Arts, Mathematics, or Science on the basis of academic achievement (minimum 75%) and participation in volunteer activities. Interested students should submit an application by October 1 along with a one-page letter explaining the importance of volunteering to them and the impact of their volunteer involvement. 

Spanish and Latin American Studies Outstanding Research Essay Prize

The Department offers an annual prize of $100 for the best essay submitted in any course during the academic year. The essay must be written in Spanish and must be at least eight pages in length.

Jacqui Spoth Greek Prize

A book prize is awarded annually to the student with the highest grade in GRK 201.

Universal Electronics International Trade Travel Award

One award, valued at $500, is presented annually to a full-time, undergraduate student registered in Arts and Business Co-op, International Trade minor on the basis of academic achievement.

Visual Culture Award

One award, valued at $200, is presented annually to an undergraduate student in a Fine Arts program (Studio or Visual Culture, major or minor) that demonstrates academic proficiency in Visual Culture courses and/or genuine interest and commitment to Visual Culture initiatives at the University of Waterloo including curating, gallery work, art history, and film.

Wahl Family Scholarship for Community Involvement

One scholarship, valued at $2,000, is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Two, Three, or Four in the Faculty of Arts (excluding Accounting & Financial Management). Selection will be made on the basis of academic achievement (minimum cumulative average of 80%), as well as demonstrated leadership in service to others, the community, or the world at large. Interested students should submit an application by February 15. This fund is made possible by a donation from Bettina and Scott Wahl.

Waterloo-Wellington Chartered Accountants Association Scholarships

Two scholarships, valued at $2,000 each, are provided annually to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in Year Two or Year Three of School of Accounting and Finance programs including Accounting and Financial Management, Computing and Financial Management, Mathematics/Chartered Professional Accountancy, or Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy. Selection will be made on the basis of academic achievement as well as demonstrated involvement in the community and submit a 100-word essay on why they would like to become a chartered accountant. The recipient must also originally be from the Region of Waterloo or Wellington County. This fund is made possible by a donation from the Waterloo-Wellington Chartered Accountants Association. An application is due by October 1. 

Jake Willms Award

An annual award of $500 in honour of Jake Willms will be made to an Arts upper-year, full-time student transferring to the University of Waterloo from a Bible College. The award will be presented on the basis of academic achievement and community service.

Peter Woolstencroft Canadian Politics Prize

A prize, valued at $500, is awarded annually to a full-time student graduating with an undergraduate degree in Political Science who has the highest average in Canadian Politics courses after the completion of their program. This fund is made possible by donations from a number of people in honour of Peter’s retirement after a long and distinguished career teaching political science at the University of Waterloo.

David E. Wright Scholarship

Three scholarships, valued at up to $1,500 each, are awarded annually to the three undergraduate students with the highest overall average entering second, third, and fourth year in regular or co-op History in the Faculty of Arts. Family and friends have established this scholarship in memory of David E. Wright to honour his role as a faculty member in the History Department. No application is required.

Iris Yuzdepski Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

Several scholarships, valued at up to $1,000, are awarded annually to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in Year Four in the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts on the basis of academic achievement (minimum 80% cumulative average). This fund is made possible by a very generous donation from the late Ian Williams in honour and memory of his partner in life Iris Yuzdepski. Iris achieved her BA with a major in Anthropology from the University of Waterloo in May 1971.

 


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