York University Canada offers a number of scholarships to both Canadians and International students. The following scholarships are offered annually by the faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional studies (LA&PS) in the department of English. A total of seven prizes and scholarships, five of which were established in honour of former faculty members; one honours the Department’s entire retired faculty; and one was established by a former Chancellor of York University as part of his dedication to Canadian Studies.
According to the University “Studying here is about pursuing relevant issues and creative ideas through engagement with the material, your professors and peers, collaboratively and supportively”.
The Lucille Herbert Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship exists to assist any good undergraduate student in English (Faculty of LA&PS) who proposes to travel to Europe, especially France, and who has taken (including current enrolment), at least four courses in English. Travel might be specifically for study, perhaps at a summer school, but not restricted to formal courses.
An articulate letter of application, addressed to the Chair of the Department, should provide the following information: present level of study; English courses taken and grades obtained; present academic plans; object of travel. (No letters from referees.) Applicants may be expected to attend an informal interview. The value of this scholarship is typically one economy airfare. The deadline for application varies from year to year. Contact the Departmental office at 416-736-5166 for specific information. (The Department reserves the right not to award a prize in any given year.)
The Brian Hepworth Memorial Prize
This prize is awarded annually for the best essay on a subject drawn from English literature, 1660-1800, written by an undergraduate student and submitted as part of the requirements for an undergraduate course offered in the current year by the English Department, Faculty of LA&PS. Essays must be nominated by a member of the Department, and submitted to the Chair. The value of this award and the closing date for nominations vary from year to year. Contact the Departmental office at 416-736-5166 for further details. (The Department reserves the right not to award a prize in any given year.)
The H.K. Girling Literature Prize
Established in 2002 by friends and family in memory of Professor Harry K. Girling, a member of the York University English Department from 1962 to 1984. The prize is awarded annually, on the recommendation of the English Department, to a student enrolled in a 2000- or 3000-level English course. Its basis is an outstanding essay written for that course, by a student who shows commitment to literature in both the classroom and in other ways.
Professor Girling always challenged his students to make connections between their studies and contemporary culture. It is hoped that the successful candidate is someone who can rise to that challenge. Students may either nominate themselves or be nominated by their instructors. In either case a full submission will include both a clean copy of the essay and an accompanying letter detailing the student’s commitment to literature and to connecting her/his studies to contemporary culture.
The June McMaster-Harrison Memorial Prize
Awarded to the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies student who, while enrolled in an English course, at the 3000- or 4000-level, produces the finest piece of written work in areas of studies with special interest to Professor McMaster-Harrison: literature of the Romantic period; literary theory; cross-disciplinary studies involving literature and other arts or sciences. It is awarded for courses completed in the previous fall/winter and summer session.This prize was established to honour Professor June McMaster-Harrison, former Chair of the Department of English in the former Atkinson Faculty of Liberal & Professional Studies.
The Matthew Ahern Memorial Prize
Awarded annually to the student with the highest academic achievement in one of the following courses: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries; Poetry and Prose of the Romantic Period; American Literature of the 19th Century; Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama. Decisions will be based on courses completed in the previous fall/winter and summer session. Established in honour of Dr. Ahern, who served as Chair of English and Associate Dean of Atkinson. He was a devoted, versatile teacher for over 25 years, with areas of expertise extending from Renaissance to 19th- century and Modern American Literature.
The Department of English Retirees’ Scholarship
Established by Professor Ruth Grogan in 2004, the fund that supports this award is a way of honouring faculty retiring from the English Department. It is intended to provide financial assistance to the top student (ranking based on cumulative grade point average), in the Department of English, Faculty of LA&PS, who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and a resident of Ontario, and who demonstrates financial need. Recipients must be enrolled in a major or minor program within the Department of English and have completed at least 21 credits in English (3.5 full courses) and will be continuing in the English Department with at least 12 credits remaining to graduate, 6 of which must be in English. Eligible students will be invited to complete a bursary application.
The Avie Bennett Prize in Canadian Literature
Avie Bennett was Chancellor of York University from May 1998 to June 2004. Because of his lifelong interest in Canadian Studies, he has established a prize to be awarded annually to an undergraduate student studying in the Department of English in the Faculty of LA&PS, who has written the best essay in Canadian Literature.
The recipient will also receive a set of the New Canadian Library at the annual English Department awards reception. Faculty members within the Department will nominate essays for this prize.
Departmental Essay Prizes
The Department of English has a long history of recognizing outstanding students and therefore awards prizes for the best essay written in courses at the 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 level.
Eligibility for the English department scholarships
You must be enrolled in a full time study more specifically in Liberal Arts program at the York University Canada to be considered for these scholarships.
For more information, please contact the Department on how to apply as follows:
Contact the Faculty
- Email: [email protected]
- Telephone: (416) 736-5166
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