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Calumet and Stong Awards & Recognition

The Calumet and Stong Colleges recognize the achievements and hard work of students, student organizations, alumni, fellows, faculty, and staff every academic year. Visit this page to view the past award recipients from previous years.

To apply to all awards listed below, complete the Student Financial Profile (SFP) available at https://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp.

Current Students

Leadership and Appreciation Awards

Email scchelp@yorku.ca for more information.

Certificates of appreciation are given to students and student organizations that contributed to the student success of Calumet and Stong Colleges.

Agents of Change provides up to $500 in start-up funds to help students launch their own healthy initiative in the community.

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate or Graduate student(s) at York University
  • Good academic standing
  • Groups of 1-5 students (majority from Faculty of Health)
  • Must be available for Master Your Potential Training

Leadership and appreciation awards are offered to executive members of the Calumet College Council (CCC) and Stong College Student Government (SCSG) who contributed to student engagement and the College community. CCC and SCSG represent the students of Calumet and Stong Colleges, respectively. These councils strive to enrich the lives of their respective College student body through social, athletic and community outreach.

To learn more about the Calumet College Council (CCC), please visit www.calumetcollegecouncil.ca for more information

To learn more about the Stong College Student Government (SCSG), please visit www.stongcollegesg.com for more information

Course Representatives are well-trained students who make class announcements to encourage their classmates to engage in their own personal and academic success, liaise with classmates and the course director to improve students' learning experiences and organize unfacilitated study groups to promote healthy study strategies.

Peer mentoring is offered in collaboration with Calumet and Stong Colleges by the following clubs:
Black Students in Psychology (BSIP)
Global Health Student Association (GHSA)
Kinesiology and Health Science Student Organization (KAHSSO)
Nursing Student Association of York (NSAY)
Nursing Student Tutoring, Ambassadorship and Mentorship Programs (NSTAMP)
Second Entry Nursing Association (2NA)
Student Association of Health Management, Policy, and Informatics (SAHMPI)
Undergraduate Psychology Student Association (UPSA)

Peer mentoring connects upper-year students to first-year and transfer students to help them transition into university, and connects graduate students and alumni to upper-level students to guide and provide advice about post-graduation career choices.

Calumet College

In addition to the Student Financial Profile (SFP), applicants must complete a supplemental application available online. 

Supplemental Application form for Calumet College Council Student Life Award ONLY

For more information email scchelp@yorku.ca.

Quantity: NA

Value: up to $500

Calumet College offers annual bursaries up to the value of the yearly interest earned on the Calumet Student Assistant Bursary Fund account. The sums granted vary and are divided among a small number of eligible applicants taking into consideration both academic standing and financial need. A minimum 6.00 (B) average is required in at least 24 credits or the equivalent, taken while a student is enrolled in the college.

Quantity: Varies

Value: Varies

The Calumet College Council established this bursary in 1998. It will be presented annually (selection in the fall) to a Calumet student. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, an Ontario resident and demonstrate financial need. Additionally, the recipient will be an active member of Calumet College who was registered in a full course load in the previous year, as a Calumet student, with a minimum grade point average of 5.00 (C+).

Quantity: Varies

Value: Varies

The Calumet College Council 50th Anniversary Award will be awarded to students affiliated with Calumet College, as it currently exists, who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, and residents of Ontario, who demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to a continuing student with a minimum B (6.0) grade point average, who has demonstrated commitment to the Calumet College student body and/or the community.

Quantity: 1

Value: $1000

The Calumet College Council established the Student Life Award in 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic, for students affiliated with Calumet College. This award recognizes an individual who has contributed to the life of Calumet College through showing exemplary values in their leadership and has actively taken part within the community to enrich the lives of students. Applicants must be affiliated with Calumet College for a minimum of one year by the time of submission, maintain a minimum GPA of a B (6.0), and demonstrate financial need.

Preference will be given to those who have participated and engaged in multiple Calumet College Council events. If the applicant is a Calumet College Council Member (Directors, Representatives, Webmaster, and Speaker) they must ONLY list events attended that are not required by the Calumet College Council Constitution.

Current members of the Calumet College Council Executive and Calumet College Council Committee Chairs are not eligible to apply for this award and will not be part of the award selection process.


Stong College

In addition to the Student Financial Profile (SFP), applicants must complete a supplemental application available online. 

Supplemental Application for Stong College Student Government Heart of a Spartan Award ONLY

For more information email scchelp@yorku.ca.

Quantity: 3

Value: up to $1,500

Named in honour of a former Administrative Assistant at Stong, this bursary provides for financial aid to full-time Stong students who have completed at least one full academic term, and demonstrated a high level of commitment and involvement in the college, a serious academic attitude (minimum CGPA of 7.0) and financial need. The bursary is typically awarded in the fall. The bursary provides for Canadian Citizens or landed immigrants.

Quantity: 1

Value: up to $100 - $1250 each

The Stong College Council 50th Anniversary Award will be awarded to students affiliated with Stong College, as it currently exists, who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, and residents of Ontario, who demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to a continuing student with a minimum B (6.0) grade point average, who has demonstrated commitment to the Stong College student body and/or the community.

Quantity:3

Value: up to $2000 each

Awarded to three undergraduate continuing students who exhibit leadership qualities, have contributed significantly to student life at Stong College, and have achieved a minimum grade point average of 8.0(A). Recipients must be Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected persons, residents of Ontario and demonstrate financial need. 

Quantity: 3

Value: up to $1000

The entire Stong College community funds the Virginia Rock Award, named in honour of the first Master of Stong College. The successful candidates must be full-time students, will have earned a minimum 8.0 grade average, will have been an active contributor to the College, and will have financial need. The award is thus intended to recognize a distinctive combination of academic achievement and devotion to Stong College and its ideals. The award is advertised early in the school year, and normally given out in October following an interview process. Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or landed immigrants. The committee reserves the right not to give the awards in a given year.

Quantity: 2

Value: $500

The 20/21 Stong College Student Government (SCSG) established the Heart of a Spartan Award as one way to recognize the dedication of Stong Constituents who are not only present in, but also have had an impact on the SCSG community. Through this award we hope to encourage students to keep coming back, keep having fun, and keep growing within our community. Our goal is to foster the relationships of our constituents. The Heart of a Spartan award is just one of the many ways to say thank you. Applicants must be affiliated with Stong College for a minimum of one year by the time of submission, maintain a minimum GPA of a B (6.0), and demonstrate financial need.

Preference will be given to those who have participated and engaged in multiple SCSG events. If the applicant is an SCSG Council Member (Directors, Representatives, Webmaster, and Speaker) they must ONLY list events attended that are not required by the SCSG Constitution/Contract.

Current members of the SCSG Executive and SCSG Chair Members are not eligible to apply for these awards and will not be part of the award selection process.

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Shining Stars & Gems

To apply for the following awards, applicants must complete the Gem Awards Application Form before the application deadline.

Deadline to apply for 2021/2022 - Monday, April 4, 2022


Calumet College

This award recognizes a graduating student who has left an enduring legacy in their College with respect to their leadership accomplishments and lasting contributions to the vision of the College. The student will have left an indelible impact empowering others and made a significant positive difference in the community that will continue to thrive and succeed despite their absence.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies
  •  Good academic standing (min CGPA of B+)
  • Affiliated with Calumet College or Stong College
  • Hold a peer leadership position, is a volunteer, or is affiliated in some capacity with Calumet College and/or Stong College. (Please note paid positions will not be considered for these awards. Students must be involved in the Colleges in a voluntary capacity to be nominated for an award.)
  •  Exhibit the values of Calumet & Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  •  Have already completed the Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)

Given to a student who continues to go beyond the call of duty. Always with a positive attitude this student shows up regularly, brings their ideas forward, is proactive in addressing student/program needs and delivers projects with grace.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies
  •  Good academic standing (min CGPA of B+)
  • Affiliated with Calumet College or Stong College
  • Hold a peer leadership position, is a volunteer, or is affiliated in some capacity with Calumet College and/or Stong College. (Please note paid positions will not be considered for these awards. Students must be involved in the Colleges in a voluntary capacity to be nominated for an award.)
  •  Exhibit the values of Calumet & Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  •  Have already completed the Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)

Celebrated for their collaborative spirit this student has ensured that whatever they do they make a positive difference in the lives of their fellow peers and/or local community. This student achieved significant milestones over more than a year that helped the College achieve its vision.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies
  •  Good academic standing (min CGPA of B+)
  • Affiliated with Calumet College or Stong College
  • Hold a peer leadership position, is a volunteer, or is affiliated in some capacity with Calumet College and/or Stong College. (Please note paid positions will not be considered for these awards. Students must be involved in the Colleges in a voluntary capacity to be nominated for an award.)
  •  Exhibit the values of Calumet & Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  •  Have already completed the Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)

There is no I in teamwork. Greater than the sum of its individual talents, this team has demonstrated collaboration, collegiality, openness in sharing ideas and valuing different perspectives. The team has accomplished a multi-year project or implemented a strategy over more than one year that meets the College vision with a significant contribution to the community.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies
  •  Good academic standing (min CGPA of B+)
  • Affiliated with Calumet College or Stong College
  • Hold a peer leadership position, is a volunteer, or is affiliated in some capacity with Calumet College and/or Stong College. (Please note paid positions will not be considered for these awards. Students must be involved in the Colleges in a voluntary capacity to be nominated for an award.)
  •  Exhibit the values of Calumet & Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  •  Have already completed the Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)

This award recognizes a first-year student who has shown significant leadership accomplishment by actively being involved in College life. This student is celebrated for their active engagement and their significant contribution to their cohort.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies
  •  Good academic standing (min CGPA of B+)
  • Affiliated with Calumet College or Stong College
  • Hold a peer leadership position, is a volunteer, or is affiliated in some capacity with Calumet College and/or Stong College. (Please note paid positions will not be considered for these awards. Students must be involved in the Colleges in a voluntary capacity to be nominated for an award.)
  •  Exhibit the values of Calumet & Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  •  Have already completed the Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)

Stong College

This award recognizes a graduating student who has left an enduring legacy in their College with respect to their leadership accomplishments and lasting contributions to the vision of the College. The student will have left an indelible impact empowering others and made a significant positive difference in the community that will continue to thrive and succeed despite their absence.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies
  •  Good academic standing (min CGPA of B+)
  • Affiliated with Calumet College or Stong College
  • Hold a peer leadership position, is a volunteer, or is affiliated in some capacity with Calumet College and/or Stong College. (Please note paid positions will not be considered for these awards. Students must be involved in the Colleges in a voluntary capacity to be nominated for an award.)
  •  Exhibit the values of Calumet & Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  •  Have already completed the Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)

Given to a student who continues to go beyond the call of duty. Always with a positive attitude this student shows up regularly, brings their ideas forward, is proactive in addressing student/program needs and delivers projects with grace.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies
  •  Good academic standing (min CGPA of B+)
  • Affiliated with Calumet College or Stong College
  • Hold a peer leadership position, is a volunteer, or is affiliated in some capacity with Calumet College and/or Stong College. (Please note paid positions will not be considered for these awards. Students must be involved in the Colleges in a voluntary capacity to be nominated for an award.)
  •  Exhibit the values of Calumet & Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  •  Have already completed the Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)

Celebrated for their collaborative spirit this student has ensured that whatever they do they make a positive difference in the lives of their fellow peers and/or local community. This student achieved significant milestones over more than a year that helped the College achieve its vision.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies
  •  Good academic standing (min CGPA of B+)
  • Affiliated with Calumet College or Stong College
  • Hold a peer leadership position, is a volunteer, or is affiliated in some capacity with Calumet College and/or Stong College. (Please note paid positions will not be considered for these awards. Students must be involved in the Colleges in a voluntary capacity to be nominated for an award.)
  •  Exhibit the values of Calumet & Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  •  Have already completed the Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)

There is no I in teamwork. Greater than the sum of its individual talents, this team has demonstrated collaboration, collegiality, openness in sharing ideas and valuing different perspectives. The team has accomplished a multi-year project or implemented a strategy over more than one year that meets the College vision with a significant contribution to the community.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies
  •  Good academic standing (min CGPA of B+)
  • Affiliated with Calumet College or Stong College
  • Hold a peer leadership position, is a volunteer, or is affiliated in some capacity with Calumet College and/or Stong College. (Please note paid positions will not be considered for these awards. Students must be involved in the Colleges in a voluntary capacity to be nominated for an award.)
  •  Exhibit the values of Calumet & Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  •  Have already completed the Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)

This award recognizes a first-year student who has shown significant leadership accomplishment by actively being involved in College life. This student is celebrated for their active engagement and their significant contribution to their cohort.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies
  •  Good academic standing (min CGPA of B+)
  • Affiliated with Calumet College or Stong College
  • Hold a peer leadership position, is a volunteer, or is affiliated in some capacity with Calumet College and/or Stong College. (Please note paid positions will not be considered for these awards. Students must be involved in the Colleges in a voluntary capacity to be nominated for an award.)
  •  Exhibit the values of Calumet & Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  •  Have already completed the Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)

Faculty of Health Scholarships and Awards

Awarded to a graduating undergraduate student in the Faculty of Health who has demonstrated academic excellence and outstanding contributions to undergraduate student life at York University. Students are nominated by their School or Department.  Each School/Department will prepare the nomination file(s) to reviewed by the Committee on Examinations and Academic Standards.

Awarded to a graduating undergraduate student in the Faculty of Health for outstanding academic achievement. The medal is presented to the student with the highest cumulative grade point average in the graduating class.Students are nominated by their School or Department.  Each School/Department will prepare the nomination file(s) to reviewed by the Committee on Examinations and Academic Standards.

Awarded to a graduating undergraduate student in the Faculty of Health who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and potential through involvement and initiative in Faculty of Health organizations and activities.Students are nominated by their School or Department.  Each School/Department will prepare the nomination file(s) to reviewed by the Committee on Examinations and Academic Standards.


For more scholarships and awards offered by York University and the Faculty of Health, please refer to the list below. This list is not exhaustive, please visit the Student Financial Services website for the full list of scholarships, awards, and bursaries.

Entrance Scholarships

Calumet and Stong Colleges Work/Study Students

This award recognizes a current CCSC Work Study/Student-Staff employee who has exhibited significant initiative and affected measurable outcomes in their role as a student-staff member. The employee has a positive attitude, is punctual, accomplishes their work responsibilities on time meeting high standards, is proactive in addressing program needs and delivers projects with professionalism and a high level of excellence, and has gone above and beyond the expectations of their staff position(s). The employee demonstrates collaboration, collegiality, openness in sharing ideas and valuing different perspectives. The employee may have also made a significant contribution to a particular student success program or student-led initiative. The employee's accomplishments support and promote the vision, mission, and values of the Colleges: Student-Centric, Collaborative, Mentorship, Engagement, Bold. The employee has left a lasting impact on CCSC programming and initiatives and has furthered the CCSC 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.

Eligibility

  • CCSC Work Study/Student Staff in SU21 and/or FW21
  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies
  • Good academic standing (min CGPA of B+)
  • Volunteer involvement with Calumet and/or Stong Colleges is an asset
  • Embodies the vision of Calumet and Stong Colleges: Inspiring learning, leadership, and citizenship
  • Exhibits the values of Calumet and Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  • Has completed Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)

Deadline to apply for 2021/2022 - April 4, 2022

Apply for the Calumet and Stong Colleges' Opal Student-Staff Leadership Award for Exceptional Service

Alumni, Fellows, Faculty, and Staff

Certificate of appreciation is given to alumni, faculty and staff that contributed to the student success of Calumet and Stong Colleges.

This award recognizes alum and/or fellows who have significantly contributed to the advancement of the Colleges' mandate/strategic plan, engaged our students and community members, elevated the profile of our Colleges and/or Student Success Programs, positively impacted our community and/or were role models that strengthened or redefined leadership and community engagement.

Eligibility

  • Exhibit the values of Calumet & Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  • Hold a volunteer position, or is affiliated in some capacity with Calumet College and/or Stong College as a volunteer.
  • Has graduated from York University with a degree from any of the academic programs formerly and/or currently affiliated with Calumet College or Stong College OR has collaborated with CCSC to strengthen CCSC's community, advance their strategic plan, and/or support student experience and success.

Deadline to apply for 2021/2022 - Monday, April 4, 2022

Apply for the Calumet College Amethyst Purpose Award for Influential Leadership

This award recognizes alum and/or fellows who have significantly contributed to the advancement of the Colleges' mandate/strategic plan, engaged our students and community members, elevated the profile of our Colleges and/or Student Success Programs, positively impacted our community and/or were role models that strengthened or redefined leadership and community engagement.

Eligibility

  • Exhibit the values of Calumet & Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  • Hold a volunteer position, or is affiliated in some capacity with Calumet College and/or Stong College as a volunteer.
  • Has graduated from York University with a degree from any of the academic programs formerly and/or currently affiliated with Calumet College or Stong College OR has collaborated with CCSC to strengthen CCSC's community, advance their strategic plan, and/or support student experience and success.

Deadline to apply for 2021/2022 - Monday April 4, 2022

Apply for the Stong College Amethyst Purpose Award for Influential Leadership

External Scholarships and Awards