Undergraduate Student Funding

Outstanding performance in English, Film, and Theatre studies is recognized by a variety of scholarships, prizes and awards. Stipends attached to these awards range from $50 to $3000. University regulations stipulate that a student must be a full-time student registered at the University of Manitoba for that period to which an award applies.


Departmental awards for which students may apply

For all the Essay and Creative Writing Awards, students are required to submit a piece of work for consideration by the Department. Please note that entries must have been originally submitted in a course offered by the Department of English, Film, and Theatre in the academic year that has just concluded (for example, entries submitted in April 2018 must have been originally submitted for a course held during the 2017-2018 regular session or the 2017 summer session to be eligible). Each entry should include the student's name, student number, address, award category, and the course in which the entry was originally submitted, including the instructor’s name and original date of submission. Entries that fail to provide this information will not be considered.

Email entries to english@umanitoba.ca no later than April 30th.  An e-mail confirming receipt will be sent within a few days. If you do not receive confirmation, your entry has not been received. 

ESSAY AWARDS

  • Best essay on a topic in English language or literature by a fourth year Honours or Pre-Master's student: Caroline Berbrayer Memorial Award
  • Best essay on a topic in English language or literature by student in third year Honours English:  Alexander Robert Leonard Scholarship
  • Best essay on Shakespeare:  Olafur Bjornson Prize
  • Best essay on Victorian literature:  John Angus Prescott Memorial Book Prize
  • Best essay that explains and/or transforms the languages and concepts of critical theory (literary and cultural theory as well as philosophical aesthetics) by a student who has declared a Major/Minor in English, Film, or Theatre (including pre-MA students)—minimum DGPA of 3.0:  DEFT Undergraduate Theory Prize

Note: All essays submitted for the above awards are automatically considered for the English Speaking Union of Canada Prize, which is awarded to an excellent essay that would otherwise be unrecognized.  Students do not need to apply for this award.

CREATIVE WRITING AWARDS

  • Best original narrative, descriptive sketch, familiar essay, short story, or poem by a student registered in the Bachelor of Arts program: The Chancellor's Prize

  • Most outstanding original stage or screenplay of the year by a student registered in either Film Studies or Theatre: M. Charles Cohen Prize
  • Most outstanding piece of creative writing—short story, poem, play, descriptive sketch, or familiar essay—by a student registered in a full-time continuing program at the University of Manitoba and who has a minimum GPA of 3.5:  Hirsch Memorial Scholarship

 


BURSARY AWARDS

Financial need is the primary consideration for bursary awards (as opposed to scholarships which are primarily based upon academics/marks). N.B. In order to be eligible for bursaries, students must have filed a University of Manitoba General Bursary application by October 1st through their Aurora Student account. Also, students must have been registered in at least 18 credit hours in the previous academic session, and must re-register in at least 18 credit hours in the current session. For more information on bursaries or other financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid and Awards, 422 University Centre, or visit their website: http://umanitoba.ca/student/fin_awards/bursaries/index.html

  • Dr. Doris B. Saunders Undergraduate Bursary: Awarded to full-time students with good academic standing in any year of study in the Department of English. 
 
  • Eve Lev Werier Bursary Award in English: Awarded to a full-time student registered in the Major, Advanced or Honours Program in English. 
 
  • Marjorie A. Hoole Bursary: Awarded to students registered in an undergraduate or Pre-Master's program in English.

  • Sharon Greening Memorial Bursary: Awarded to a full-time student in the 3rd or 4th year of an Advanced Drama Major in Theatre or Film Studies, including any combined Advanced Major program with at least one element being Drama (Theatre) or Film Studies.

Departmental awards for which all eligible students are automatically considered

Aikins Scholarship I: Awarded to the student with the highest standing in the ENGL 1200 or ENGL 1300 final examination.

Aikins Scholarship II: Awarded to the student with the highest standing in second year Honours English.

Aikins Scholarship III: Awarded to the student with the highest standing in third year Honours English.

Andrew Young Scholarship: Awarded to a full-time third year honours or advanced degree student in the Faculty of Arts majoring in English who has achieved high academic standing and has demonstrated passionate intellectual engagement with literature in general.  By nomination.

Anna Matas Prize: Awarded to a student with high standing in first, second or third year English, preferably Honours.

Dallas Taylor Memorial Prize: Awarded to the student enrolled in ENGL 3500 Creative Writing for distinguished achievement in the course.

Doris Benson Scholarship in Drama: Awarded to a student with excellent academic standing, enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Arts, in the Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) in Drama, Bachelor of Arts (General) in Drama, or any other Bachelor of Arts degree with a declared Theatre (Minor).

Dorothy I. Jones Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to the student entering fourth year Honours English with high standing and who typifies the ideals of academic excellence in combination with the all-roundedness personified by Dorothy Jones.

Esther Leckie Memorial Prize: Awarded to the student who attains the highest standing in a course with Canadian literature content.

Fay Lando Memorial Prize: Awarded to the graduating honours student who submits the best essay on a topic pertaining to Canadian Literature. Convocation prize.

Florence Kanee Scholarship: Awarded to a full-time student in their second year of study in the Faculty of Arts in the Advance or General Major in Drama with high academic standing who has successfully completed the course Introduction to Theatre.

Ieleane Downey Memorial Book Prize: Awarded to the student with the highest standing in fourth year Honours English. Convocation award.

Kathy Windsor Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to the Honours student with high standing in Drama; may include participation in dramatic productions.

Leah and Sidney Sheps Scholarship: Awarded to an undergraduate student in good academic standing in the Advanced or General Major in Theatre or the minor in Theatre.

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Shack Prize 2H: Awarded to the student with high standing in second year Honours English.

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Shack Prize 3H: Awarded to the student with high standing in third year Honours English.

Nathan B. Zimmerman Scholarship in Drama: Awarded to the student with the highest standing in third year Drama.

Nathan Rothstein Prize in Film Studies: Awarded to the graduating student with the highest standing in the courses comprising a Film Studies Major. Convocation award.

Peter L. Coultry Memorial Book Prize: Awarded to the student with the highest standing in a course on the English novel.

Promethean Endurance Award: Awarded to a theatre student who has made a significant contribution to the Black Hole Theatre Season above and beyond course requirements.

Robin Hoople Memorial Book Prize: Awarded to the student with the highest standing in a 3000- or 4000-level course in American studies, or by nomination.

Rosa Brook Scholarship: Awarded to a student with high standing in third year Honours English who goes on to register in a full fourth year Honours English program.

Roscoe R. Miller Scholarship: Awarded to the student with the highest standing in second or third year Honours English.

Rose Toles Prize: Awarded to the student whose creative or critical piece of film-related work or essay is of exceptional merit. By nomination.

Ross Robinson Award: Awarded to a full-time or part-time student in Arts, who is pursuing a Major in English and has demonstrated the greatest improvement within a 2000- or 3000-level course. By nomination.

Victor S. Cowie Memorial Scholarship in the Performing Arts: Awarded to a full-time or part-time student in any Faculty or School who has achieved good academic standing and has demonstrated excellence in acting, directing, playwriting or production through involvement in the Theatre Program.

Walter E. Kroeker Memorial Scholarship in Eighteenth-Century Literature: Awarded to the student who achieves the best results in a course offered by English in restoration and the 18th-century literature.

Walter E. Kroeker Memorial Prize in Samuel Johnson: Awarded to the student who submits the best critical paper on Samuel Johnson or on a related eighteenth-century topic.

Find information on other awards, including entrance scholarships and bursaries, here:
http://umanitoba.ca/student/moneymatters_hub.html

or contact
Financial Aid and Awards
422 University Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg MB, R3T 2N2
Phone: 204 474-9531 Fax: 204 474-7543

 

Bursary application available through Aurora Student