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Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries

Each year the Department of French Studies recognizes its outstanding students with numerous awards and prizes, including the following:


The Chair's Honour Roll

The Chair's Honour Roll recognizes all those students who achieve an average of B+ or above in their French Studies courses in the preceding academic session.


Alain Favrod Prize in French Studies ($1000)

This donation is designated to create a prize to benefit an undergraduate student enrolled in the French Studies Honours BA program (Major or Double Major) of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (Keele campus) who has the highest GPA including the highest combined average in AP/FR 1080 60, AP/FR 2081 3.0 and AP/FR 2082 3.0. The scholarship will be adjudicated by the Office of Student Financial Services.

Past Winners

Maria Gullusci

Honours iBA in French Studies & a B.Ed for French as a Second Language. 4th year.


The Micheline Saint-Cyr Prize ($150)

The Micheline Saint-Cyr Prize is an annual French-language short story contest that celebrates writing produced by York students. Each year, the best short story is awarded a prize of $150 and the writer is celebrated during a special event hosted by the Department of French Studies. The contest is open to all undergraduate, master's and doctoral students enrolled in French studies at the Keele or Glendon Campus.


David M. Walker Memorial Award: ($1000)

The David M. Walker Memorial Award will be given annually to the student majoring in French Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, who has obtained the highest grade in AP/FR 1080 6.0 and who demonstrates financial need. The recipient must also be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and Ontario resident. This award has been established in memory of the late Professor David M. Walker.

Past Winners

Naomi Catanus

Honours BA in French Studies & B.Ed for French as a Second Language. 3rd year.


The Department of French Studies Award: ($650)

The award was established to assist an undergraduate student majoring in French Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies who has completed between 30 and 60 credits with a GPA of 6.0 or higher. The recipient must be currently registered in a minimum of 18 credits, must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, Ontario resident and must demonstrate financial need.

Past Winners

Silinjit Singh

Honours BA (Major in French Studies & Minor in Business), 2020.


OMLTA prize ($1560)

OMLTA prize is awarded to a student entering 3 rd or 4 th year who demonstrates outstanding achievement at the second year level. The award alternates on an annual basis between DFS Keele and DFS Glendon.

Past Winners

Sophie Morgan

Honours BA in French & Professional Writing. Elle a ajouté la traduction française: Baccalauréat ès arts spécialisé en français et en rédaction professionnelle. 4th year.

"Je suis étudiante en études françaises et en rédaction professionnelle et je m'intéresse à la traduction, à la linguistique et à la rhétorique. À l’avenir, je souhaite commencer un programme de maîtrise afin d'approfondir ses connaissances dans ces domaines d'étude."


The Donald Jackson Book Prize

This prize is awarded to an Honours French Studies student in his/her graduating year, who obtains the highest French Studies GPA including at least two grades of "A" in his/her final year. This prize is acknowledged at the recipient's convocation ceremony.

Past Winners

Natalie Maiola

Honours BA (Major in French Studies & Minor in Dance). 5th year.

"En poursuivant mon amour pour continuer à apprendre le français, j'ai décidé de prolonger mes études et d'obtenir un baccalauréat en éducation avec l'espoir d'être professeure de français langue seconde au secondaire. J'ai hâte de continuer à apprendre et d'aider les élèves à voir la beauté de la culture et de la langue française."


The Hédi Bouraoui Essay Prize

This prize is awarded to a French Studies student in his/her third or fourth year for the best essay in any one of the three curricular areas: language, linguistics or literature.


The Chair's Prize

The Chair's Prize is awarded to the top graduating French Studies student.


The General Consulate of France Prize

This prize is awarded to a French Studies student for his/her exceptional participation in extracurricular cultural activities.

Past Winners

Khadeja Elsibai

Honours Bachelor of Public Administration with Minor in French Studies, 2020.

"J'espère avoir un impact positif sur les gens en travaillant dans la fonction publique et pour des organisations à but non-lucratif."


Department Prizes

These prizes are awarded to recognize outstanding academic achievement in each of the three areas of the French Studies curriculum: Language, Literature and Linguistics. Recipients of these prizes are selected at all four levels of study: 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000.

Past Winners

Naomi Catanus (First Year Prize)

Honours BA in French Studies and B.Ed (Education) for French as a Second Language. 3rd year.

Maria Gullusci (Second Year Prize)

Honours iBA in French Studies & a B.Ed for French as a Second Language. 4th year.

Alyssa Nemi (Third Year Prize)

Honours BA French Studies and Psychology, 2020.

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