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Awards & Prizes

Students in the Writing Department are eligible for awards and prizes offered within the department and with the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. From supporting those with financial need to celebrating academic achievement and community engagement, we are committed to recognizing your unique contributions to university life.

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Jan Rehner Prize for Writing

The Jan Rehner Prize for Writing was created in honour of University Professor Jan Rehner, a long-time member of York University’s Writing Department.

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LA&PS Writing Prize

Instructors can nominate an undergrad student paper that demonstrates excellence. Here you’ll find the submission requirements, as well as a list of the categories, deadlines and the works of previous prize recipients.

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LA&PS Digital Composition Prize

Undergraduate students can be nominated for their digital work produced in LA&PS first to fourth-year courses. Find details on the application process, and learn about prize qualifications and categories.

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The Faculty of LA&PS also provides a number of scholarships, awards and bursaries. Use the award search and fill our your student financial profile today.