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Awards and Scholarships

Unless otherwise indicated, all awards are administered through the Undergraduate Office in Political Science.

Edward A. Beder Memorial Scholarships

Donor: Mr. R. Beder
Amount: $750

Two scholarships are awarded annually to a student majoring in Economics, and to a student majoring in Political Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, entering third or fourth year. Some consideration will be given to financial need.

Ashe Davis Liberal Award

Donor: York Peel Federal Liberal Association
Amount: $400

In memory of Mr. Ashe Davis, who was active in the development of policy for the Liberal Party of Canada, an annual award will be given to an Honours undergraduate student in Political Science who is entering their fourth year of studies. The recipient would be judged to have the highest academic achievement and have demonstrated a special interest in the field of politics.

Sergio Marchi Scholarship

Donor: The friends of Sergio
Marchi Amount: $700
 
One scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding Honours undergraduate student in Political Science who is entering their fourth year of studies. The recipient would be judged to have received the highest overall grade point average in all courses.

McLaughlin College Public Policy Scholarship

Amount: $250 - $500
 
Two awards will be awarded annually to two McLaughlin College students majoring or minoring in a public policy program or area of study. One recipient must have completed 60 credits and registered for the coming year; the other must have completed 90 credits and be registered for the coming year. The recipients must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of A (8.0).

Paul Pellegrini Award

Donor: Paul Pellegrini
Amount: $500

An award of $500 will be given annually to a deserving third or fourth year student. This is open to all third and fourth year students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, with preference given to political science majors focusing on Public Policy and Administration who achieve a minimum B (6.0) overall average. The successful applicant must demonstrate financial need, have Canadian citizenship (permanent resident or landed immigrant status) and be a resident of Ontario as defined by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Applications available first day of class through Student Financial Services.

William Pearson Scott Scholarship

Donor: The late William Pearson Scott
Amount: $1,000

A scholarship of is awarded to an outstanding student in Economics or Political Science, who is entering their fourth year of Specialized Honours studies, or is in the first year of graduate work in either or both of these fields.

Carl Smith Book Prize

Donor: In memory of Carl Smith.
Amount: $50

The book prize is awarded annually to a student majoring in Political Science who distinguishes him/her self in third year. Distinction will normally be measured in terms of sessional grade point average in the Fall/Winter session. To be eligible, students must have completed no fewer than 48 credits and no more than 81 credits at the beginning of the session. They must complete at least 24 credits during the session.

Political Science Award

Donors: Political Science
Faculty Amount: 1,850

This award was established to help deserving students complete their studies. Recipients must be Political Science majors in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies who have Canadian citizenship/permanent residents, resident of Ontario as defined by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to those applicants who have completed a minimum of 60 credits and achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of B (6.0). Applications available through Student Financial Services.

Political Science Scholarship

Donors: Political Science Faculty
Amount: $250

This scholarship is made to the graduating fourth year student, Honours or Specialized Honours including Honours (Double Major) in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, with the highest grade point average calculated on Political Science courses only. In the event of a tie, the Department will decide whether to make more than one award (but no more than three). If more than three students have the same Political Science grade point average, the Department will take into consideration the number of Political Science courses taken by the students and their overall grade point averages in its selection of the three nominees.

Margery Ward Memorial Bursary

Donor: In memory of Margery Ward
Amount: $400
This award is for a mature, female student majoring in Political Science in an Undergraduate Faculty. Applications available through Student Financial Services. For more information on other student awards at the university, contact the Undergraduate Awards Centre, Suite D, West Office Building, 736-5614.