Departmental Awards & Scholarships

Awards Ceremony

The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto recognizes the contributions and excellence of our students on an annual basis. Awards are based on merit, stellar academic performance and overall positive contribution to the learning environment and dynamism of the department.

Recipients of departmental awards join a distinguished group of fellow students who share a similar passion for learning and dedication to high achievement in historical studies programs of study. In order to qualify for any of the following awards, applicants must be enrolled in a historical studies subject POSt (Program of Study). Financial need is not always a required in order to be a successful candidate for nomination.

In addition to receiving a certificate from the department, award and scholarship recipients, along with their guests, are invited to attend a reception hosted by the Chair of the Department of Historical Studies. This event typically takes place in the spring.

If you have further questions, please contact us via hs.admin@utoronto.ca

Name of Award Year Financial Need Description Conditions of Selection Application
Classical Civilization Research and Study Grant  Any  No Application is built based on student's interestand is intended to encourage additional training and/or gain experience over the summer. Must be enrolled in a Classical Civilization major or specialist program. Please see HERE for application procedures. Yes
(The) Desmond Morton Book Prize Any No Awarded to a meritorious student enrolled at U of T Mississauga in a Canadian History course. The winner should have an otherwise satisfactory standing. Registration in the following year is not required. Departmental Recommendation No
(The) Hans-Georg Neumann Scholarship Any Yes Awarded to a "mature student" (20+) enrolled in a History program, based on financial need. Academic merit in History course(s) will also be considered. If in any given year a suitable recipient cannot be found the annual income will be divided equally between two financially needy History students, one from the major program and one from the specialist program. Academic merit will also be considered. Application through the University of Toronto Undergraduate Grant No
History Emeriti Award Any No Awarded to an outstanding U of T Mississauga student registered in a History program. Further registration is not required. Departmental Recommendation No
Historical Studies Creative Activity Award Any No Awarded based on excellence in an assignment of a creative nature produced for a course in the department. Departmental Recommendation No
Historical Studies Graduate School Transition Award Last No Awarded to an outstanding U of T Mississauga student registered in a Historical Studies program, transitioning to graduate school. Departmental Recommendation No
Historical Studies Best Paper Award Any No

To be awarded based on excellence in a written assignment produced for a course offered in the department.

Departmental Recommendation No
Hugh Smith Scholarship in Canadian History Any No Established in 1996, the Smith Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student in a Canadian History course. There is no application required for this award. Departmental Recommendation No
Ida and Sam Aster Memorial Award in Historical Studies Any, except final year of study Yes To be awarded to a student registered in a Historical Studies major or specialist program on the basis of financial need. Academic merit will also be considered. First preference will be given to students in Historical Studies. Second preference will be given to students enrolled in a Humanities program. Are required to enrol in full-time studies the following year in a historical studies or humanities program at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Application required and must identify financial need based on the University’s criteria Yes
(The) McNab Scholarship in Religious Studies (Erindale) 3rd Year No Awarded to the third year student, either full-time or part-time, who obtains the highest overall average in all courses taken for the Religious Studies major or specialist program. Further registration is not required. Value of scholarship is $200, and is awarded annually. The scholarship is not renewable. Departmental Recommendation No
(The) R.E.A. Morton Prize First No Awarded to the Year 1 student obtaining the highest average in five full courses, of which three must be in the Division of the Humanities. Further registration is not required. Departmental Recommendation No
WGS Student of the Year/UTM Study of Women and Gender Program Award Any No Awarded to one or more outstanding students enrolled in the Study of Women and Gender Program at the University of Toronto Mississauga. There is no application required for this award. Departmental Recommendation No