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CCCJ – John Lockwood Memorial Award

CCCJ – John Lockwood Memorial Award


John Lockwood (1913—1997) was a long time member and Honourary Chairman of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews. This award honours his leadership in, and commitment to, breaking down the barriers of bigotry and discrimination. The award is given to students whose research is related to cultural diversity or cross-cultural understanding in Canada. Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, be Ontario residents*, and demonstrate financial need.

The Canadian Council of Christians and Jews is a non–religious organization dedicated to eliminating prejudice through education and bridging and to promoting respect, understanding and goodwill among all groups in Canada.

Value and Duration

  • Up to one award of $3,750 (Subject to change)


  • Full–time registered York Master’s or Doctoral students;
  • Students must focus their studies on issues related to cultural diversity or cross-cultural understanding in Canada. Among other things, the student's research may focus on prejudice in Canadian society and/or proposals for its elimination;
  • Academic excellence;
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have Protect Person status, and a resident of Ontario;
  • Confirmation of financial need


  • December 6

Award Period (when the award will be paid)

  • Winter Term

How to Apply

Students must complete the Award Submission Portal with the following information:

  • The applicant's statement section should outline how the student's research is aligned with the scope of the award, and;
  • Upload required materials, merged into one PDF file: official or unofficial transcripts. A copy of grades from the student account is acceptable. Must include the last two years or all years of graduate studies.

Also separately,


  • If you require further assistance, please contact our Scholarship & Awards Coordinator or Research Officer by visiting our FGS Staff Directory.