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Awards

A number of awards and bursaries are available to Bethune students. In addition to these college-specific awards and bursaries, there are numerous university-wide scholarships, awards, prizes and bursaries available. Check out the Office of Student Financial Services for further information.

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Nominations

Please nominate worthy candidates for the following awards/prizes/scholarships: Outstanding Contribution to College Life, Outstanding Contribution from a First Year Student, Master's Honour Roll, Academic Leadership and Community Building Scholarship, Dr. Wendell McLeod Award.  

Deadline: Friday April 2 (noon)

*Note: you will need to upload the nominee's updated Résumé/Curriculum Vitae in pdf format.

Graduation Awards


Master's Prize for Academic Excellence

This annual award of $250.00 and a certificate will be given to the graduating student in Norman Bethune College in any Honours programme who achieves the highest grades in that final year of full-time study.

2017 Ji Chae

2016 Catherine Spagnulo

2015 Helmi Almi

2014 Emil Noordeh

2013 Shoshana Gasfreund

2012 Andrei-Alexandru Szigiato

2011 Sandra Giangioppo


Dr. Emily Stowe Award

This annual award of $250.00 is made to the graduating Norman Bethune Residence female student in any Honours programme who achieves the highest grades in that final year of full-time study. (Must be living in Bethune Residence.)

2015 Alexandra Carles

2013 Sneha Lohan

2012 Charley Press

2011 Jocelyn Ahn


Dr. Wendell MacLeod Award

This annual award of $250.00 will be given to a graduating Norman Bethune Residence student in any Honours programme who has demonstrated most commitment to internationalist or to community leadership or to health and society concerns.  (Must be living in Bethune Residence.)

2011 Nontokozo Langwenya


Bethune College Academic Leadership and Community Building Scholarship

The candidate must have served 2-3 years of academic student service with outstanding leadership qualities including constantly leading by example. The individual should consistently create new programs or important initiatives and dedicate an extensive time commitment to them. They must have gained knowledge about the working of the student organization/club and have the ability to train new members. They must also provide positive community support and be a patient leader who facilitates learning by betting up new initiatives and ensuring their enforcement. They should be advocates of building community spirit and on the whole contribute to making a difference. The $100 scholarships will only granted if a suitable candidate exists with a minimum CGPA of 7.5.

2019 Simrat Soni

2018 Jenny Tang

2016 Ellah Pesah

2014 Krishna Modi

2013 Cristina Piticco

2011 Robert Moscaritolo


Bethune College Academic Community Building Scholarship

Candidate must have at least one year of outstanding service and be committed to peer advising and academic community building. The individual should follow through and perform beyond reasonable expectation as well as taking responsibility and being proactive. They should also be involved in 'behind the scenes' endeavours. These $50 scholarships are only granted if a suitable candidate exists with a minimum CGPA of 7.5.

2019 Erica Shligold

2018 Adam David, Channy Seo

2016 Mohammad (Kashif) Khan

2014 Michal Sheinis

2013 Sami Ahmed

2011 Aamna Qamaruzzaman

Continuing Awards


Norman Bethune Prize for Outstanding Contribution to College Life

This annual award of $200 and a certificate of recognition will normally be given to the one or at most two students who have made outstanding contributions to the College's community life (social, political, educational, athletic, etc.) over the last year or over a period of years.

2019 Robert Cheung

2018 Gurnoor Brar, Adam Brihmi, Matthew Lim

2017 Salma Jetha, Erica Shligold, Cindy Truong

2016 Jiries Shimon Karborani, Natan Simchovich, Tsering Yangchen

2015 Andrei Mouraviev, Ellah Pesah

2014 Jay Gajiwala, Anam Qudrat

2013 Clifford Baker


Norman Bethune Prize for Outstanding Contribution from a First Year Student

This annual award of $100 and a certificate of recognition will normally be given to the one or at most two students who have made outstanding contributions to the College's community life (social, political, educational, athletic, etc.) during their first year at York University.

2018 Matthew Lim

2017 Melisa Rrashkadolli

2016 Liliana Jato

2014 Pratik Gajiwala

2012 Christopher Lam, Walter Nguyen


Master's Honour Roll

This annual award of a gift voucher and a certificate of recognition will be given to students who have made significant contributions to the College's community life (social, political, educational, athletic, etc.) over the past year.

Past Winners

  • Farah Khan
  • Aisha Nasim
  • Jennifer Pritsker
  • Saloni Shah
  • Saja Abid Al Hadi
  • Salma Jetha
  • Farah Khan
  • Ramona Sartipi
  • Erica Shligold
  • Nima Yazdankah
  • Qi Zheng
  • Salma Jetha
  • Sarah Pecile
  • Sheza Qayyum
  • Natan Simchovich
  • Borris Baron
  • Yousief (Joey) Fahd
  • Reema Rahman
  • Lyudmila (Lucy) Samoilov
  • Erica Shligold
  • Laura Ana Cucireanu
  • Maansi Molhotra
  • Ishan Sharma
  • Sarah Hanif
  • Kashif Khan
  • Nikan Motamedi
  • Ellah Pesah
  • Kashif Khan
  • Krisha Modi
  • Nikan Motamedi
  • Charu Jaiswal

BCC Student Bursary

You must apply through Student Financial Services and be eligible for this bursary.  Those who are involved in the college have higher priority.

Entrance Awards


Norman Bethune College Lexicon Award

The fund, founded by the undergraduate students of Norman Bethune College and supported by its members, will make an annual award of up to $1,000 available to a student entering the first year of full-time undergraduate study at York University regardless of their intended field of study. Criteria: candidates must have a demonstrated record of involvement with their high school or other community service, and will be assessed on the basis of potential community involvement at Norman Bethune College (e.g. with science clubs, etc.). View Lexicon Award Application.

2017 Amanda Bergman

2014 Nivane Jeyakumar

2013 Miriam Dang

2012 Grace Tran

2011 Hartford Murdoch

Graduate Student Awards


Manulife Financial International Graduate Scholarship at Norman Bethune College

The fund, founded by the undergraduate students of Norman Bethune College and supported by its members, will make an annual award of up to $1,000 available to a student entering the first year of full-time undergraduate study at York University regardless of their intended field of study. Criteria: candidates

Incoming and/or continuing graduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, in a Science or Engineering program, and who are graduates of one of York University's partner institutions in China, are eligible for this award.

The graduate program nominates students for this award.

Junior Fellows can make use of all of Bethune College's facilities, attend its student events, and are invited to all Fellows Dinners.