Awards, Scholarships and Bursaries

A complete list of awards, scholarships and bursaries is available on the Student Financial Services website.

  1. The Humanities 25th Anniversary Book Prize: Awarded annually to the humanities major graduating with the highest cumulative grade point average of 7.50 or better for all years of study, calculated for all courses credited towards the major.
  2. Carleton E. Perrin Book Prize for Excellence in Sciences: Awarded to the most outstanding science student taking a humanities course. Candidates considered for this award are expected to have demonstrated a minimum cumulative GPA of 7.50 and have a notable appreciation of the humanities.
  3. The William Kilbourn Award: Awarded annually to a humanities major who has completed at least four humanities courses and is entering their final year of study with the highest grade point average.  Must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 7.0 (B+) in humanities courses and a cumulative overall grade point average of 7.0 (B+).  The Kilbourn Award in the Humanities commemorates the distinguished career of Professor William Kilbourn, historian, social activist, member of the Toronto City Council and Founding Chair of the Department of Humanities.
  4. The Walter Gordon Prize in Canadian Studies: Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Course Director for AP/HUMA 1200 9.0 (Contexts of Canadian Culture), to the author of the best paper written in the course or highest standing in the course.
  5. The Department of Humanities Retirees’ Bursary: This award was established to assist an undergraduate student majoring in one of the following degree programs: Latin & Caribbean Studies; Science and Technology; Classical Studies; Religious Studies; East Asian Studies; Humanities or European Studies.  The recipient must have completed between 30 and 60 credits with a cumulative GPA of 6.00 or higher and be registered in a minimum of 18 credits for the current academic year. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, an Ontario resident and demonstrate financial need.  For more information contact: Scholarships and Bursaries Unit, Student Financial Services, Bennett Centre for Student Services.
  6. The Department of Humanities Award of Achievement: This award has been established to provide encouragement and financial support to a deserving York University third-year undergraduate student with a declared major in humanities. This award is renewable for one additional year assuming successful achievement of academic requirements. Recipients must be Canadian citizens/permanent residents or protected persons, residents of Ontario and demonstrate financial need.  For more information contact: Scholarships and Bursaries Unit, Student Financial Services, Bennett Centre for Student Services.
  7. William R. Coleman Prize:  This book prize is offered to the student who has written the best essay in any humanities or religious studies course offered on the Keele Campus.  It is awarded for courses completed in the previous fall/winter and summer session.  Established to honour Professor William R. Coleman upon his retirement from the Department of Humanities.  An inspired teacher, he served as a model of the interdisciplinary approach highly valued at York University.