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Scholarships & Awards

Listed below are the scholarships and awards designated for English majors and/or which are adjudicated by the Department of English. Questions regarding these awards may be directed to asg.studentawards@mail.usask.ca. Awards for which applications are required appear in order of due date.

For information on more general scholarships, awards, and bursaries, see the pages of the University of Saskatchewan and of the College of Arts & Science

Ronald and Mary Dyck Memorial Awards in English

$1,000 (two)

  • Awarded annually to one third-year and one fourth-year English major, on the basis of an original essay (max. 750 words) on the value of a liberal arts education. 
  • Candidates must have graduated from a Saskatchewan high school in a city or town of less than 100,000 residents.
  • To apply, log into the Scholarships and Bursaries channel in PAWS and click on the green “Apply for awards” button by October 15. Supporting documents may be submitted to asg.studentawards@mail.usask.ca.

Hannon Scholarships

$3,000 (several)

  • Awarded annually to third-year and fourth-year English Honours students, on the basis of academic achievement, university and community involvement, and character.
  • To apply, log into the Scholarships and Bursaries channel in PAWS and click on the green “Apply for awards” button by October 15. Supporting documents may be submitted to asg.studentawards@mail.usask.ca.

Mary Lou Ogle Award for the Study of Communications

$3,500-5,000 (value varies)

  • Awarded annually to an English major in the third or fourth year of the program who intends to pursue a career in the field of communications, broadly defined. This includes, but is not limited to, work in journalism (print or other media); editing and publishing; library and information science; education; speech pathology; corporate, government, or non-profit communications; public relations; and advertising. 
  • Candidates must be residents of Saskatchewan, graduates of a Saskatchewan high school, demonstrate financial need, and submit an essay of approximately 500 words outlining career intentions relating to communications.
  • To apply, log into the Scholarships and Bursaries channel in PAWS and click on the green “Apply for awards” button by October 15. Supporting documents may be submitted to asg.studentawards@mail.usask.ca.

Hannon Travel Scholarships

$7,000 (several)

  • Awarded annually to graduating English Honours students (competitive with Theology and Pharmacy & Nutrition), on the basis of a travel proposal, university and community involvement, and character. Academic achievement may be taken into consideration.
  • Candidates must have completed a minimum of 18 credit units in the previous year's Regular Session.
  • To apply, log into the Scholarships and Bursaries channel in PAWS and click on the green “Apply for awards” button by January 15.  Supporting documents may be submitted to the Student Finance and Awards office by email:awards.documents@usask.ca, in person, or by mail.

McGeachy Prize in Journalism

$700 toward expenses incurred in the pursuit of journalism (e.g. equipment, research, production, tuition for a School of Journalism)

  • Awarded annually in April for work in journalism, published during the preceding twelve months, by a student of the University. The work may be in any medium, including print, web, radio, and television.
  • To apply, log into the Scholarships and Bursaries channel in PAWS and click on the green “Apply for awards” button by April 30. Supporting documents may be submitted to asg.studentawards@mail.usask.ca.

Avie Bennett Prize in Canadian Literature

$500 and a set of New Canadian Library books

  • Awarded annually for the best essay in Canadian literature by a student in any year of the program.
  • To apply, log into the Scholarships and Bursaries channel in PAWS and click on the green “Apply for awards” button by April 30. Supporting documents may be submitted to asg.studentawards@mail.usask.ca.

Yuans Award in Canadian Literature

$500 (one)

Awarded annually for the best essay in Canadian literature by a student in any year of the program, and who has completed at least 6 credits in Canadian Literature. 

  • To apply, log into the Scholarships and Bursaries channel in PAWS and click on the green “Apply for awards” button by April 30. Supporting documents may be submitted to asg.studentawards@mail.usask.ca.

Peter T. Millard Scholarship

$1,000-3,000 (value varies)

  • Awarded annually to one undergraduate student in any college for outstanding scholarly or artistic work related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender issues. Eligible works include essays, reports, creative writing, artworks or portfolios, and individual projects.
  • Submissions must have been completed for a University of Saskatchewan class, and be worth at least 10% of the final grade for a 3 c.u. class or 20% for a 6 c.u. class. They must be accompanied by a letter from the instructor identifying the weighting of the assignment and the mark it received.
  • Apply through Continuing Scholarships by June 1.

M.J. Coldwell Prize in Canadian Affairs

$1,000 (six)

  • Awarded annually to full-time and part-time students with the highest academic achievement in any 18 credit units in any of the following areas of study: Canadian economic affairs, Canadian government, Canadian history, Canadian literature.
  • Candidates are eligible in the year in which the credit units in the above areas of study are completed.
  • Contact Student and Enrolment Services (awards@usask.ca) for application details. 
  • Deadline June 1.

Reginald J.G. Bateman Scholarship in English

$2,000

  • Awarded annually to the third-year student with the highest academic standing in the Honours English program who is proceeding, in the next academic session, to the fourth year the program. Chosen in April for award in the Fall term.
  • No application required.

R.A. Wilson Memorial Scholarship

$600

  • Competitive with Philosophy. Awarded annually to a full-time student proceeding to the fourth year of the Honours English or the Honours Philosophy program, based on academic achievement in the program.
  • No application required.  

Roscoe R. Miller Scholarship

$500

  • Awarded to the student in the third or fourth year of the Honours English or the Honours Geography program who, in the previous year, achieved the highest standing in the program. (Alternates annually between English and Geography.)
  • No application required.   

Award for Excellence in English Studies

$1,000 (one)

  • Awarded annually to recognize the academic achievement of an undergraduate student who has majored in English and who is graduating in either the Fall or Spring Convocation.  The award will be made at the Spring Convocation Arts and Science Award banquet.
  • No application required.

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