Departmental Awards & Scholarships
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 necessary in order to be a successful candidate for nomination.
In addition to receiving a certificate, plaque or other form of commemoration from the department, award and scholarship recipients, along with up to two guests, are invited to attend an afternoon cocktail reception hosted by the Chair of the Department of Historical Studies. This event typically takes place in the spring.
Deadlines for award applications are posted under the Awards tab of our website by mid-late January. We encourage students to check for updates at the commencement of the winter term.
|Department Awards and Scholarships|
|Name of Award||Year||Financial Need||Description||Conditions of Selection||Application|
|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 Recomendation||No|
|Hans-Georg Neumann Scholarship||Any||Yes||Initiated in 2000, the Neumann Scholarship is awarded to a "mature student" 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||TBA|
|Historical Studies Classical Civilization Merit Award||Any||No||Awarded to a student with outstanding performance enrolled in a CLA course at the U of T Mississauga.||Departmental Recommendation||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|
|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|
|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|
|Study of Women and Gender Program Student Award||Any||No||warded 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|
|UTM Women's Centre Bursary||Any||Yes||To be awarded to a U of T Mississauga student currently enrolled in the U of T Mississauga Women Studies and Gender Studies program who demonstrates financial need. This award may not be available on an annual basis.||TBA||TBA|
|UTM Women's Centre Scholarship||Any||No||Awarded to a student currently enrolled in the U of T Mississauga Women Studies and Gender Studies major. This student must have a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0 and must provide evidence of their community involvement at U of T Mississauga and/or off-campus (preference given to the advocacy of women's issues). Applications must submit a 250-500 word essay on a topic to be determined by the U of T Mississauga Women's Centre annually. This award may not be available on an annual basis.||TBA||TBA|